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News: 3 days agoAchane rushed 17 times for 73 yards and two touchdowns and brought in three of four targets for 30 yards in the Dolphins' 45-15 win over the Commanders on Sunday.
Spin: Making his return from a near two-game absence due to a reoccurrence of the knee injury that had led to a four-game stint on injured reserve, Achane was sparingly used early but saw his opportunity ramp up as the Dolphins expanded their lead. Achane ultimately garnered eight more touches than backfield mate Raheem Mostert, although that appeared to be the byproduct of game script. Nevertheless, Achane's electric speed is difficult to keep off the field, so he'll enjoy a solid complementary role, at minimum, in a Week 14 Monday night home matchup against the Titans on Dec. 11.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Achane was selected in the third round of April's draft. The Texas A&M product's 5-foot-8, 188-pound frame is a major road block to his outlook and fantasy upside (especially considering his pedestrian elusiveness metrics), but he does have elite speed (4.36 40-yard dash), which allowed him a 10-plus-yard rush on 20% of his collegiate carries (third highest in this year's rookie class). Achane will need to be a force in the passing game and while he caught 60 passes during his final two collegiate seasons, his 4.1 YPT on 48 targets in 2022 was about as bad as it gets. Achane will hit for explosive plays, but his size will limit him to situational work behind Jeff Wilson Jr. and Raheem Mostert. The rookie is barely worth a late-round flier.