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Mark Walton sees increased role

Miami running back Mark Walton saw a career-high workload in a loss against the Redskins in week six, producing 32 yards on six carries and another 43 yards on five receptions

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Walton was expected to see an increase role on Sunday and the coaches made good on that promise as he saw 32 (42%) snaps, second only to Kenyan Drake's 46 (61%). DLF's RB82 is a bit of a tweener at 5'10/202 but can run between the tackles and has plus-level skill as a receiver making him a valuable upside player for the 0-6 team. Of course, Walton's biggest issue is his off-the-field issues though his record is clean since joining the Dolphins. Miami's season is already long gone and you can expect the coaching staff to prioritize getting a long look at upside players with an eye toward 2020. Drake is an undrafted free agent in 2020 and is most certainly destined for greener pastures, leaving only uninspiring second-year player Kalen Ballage as true competition for the starting job. As the odds-on favorite for first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and carrying extra draft capital, expect the Dolphins to address the position during the early rounds as they look for a more prototypical carry-the-load runner. While Walton does carry upside, expectations should be kept low and a sell-high tactic may be the best approach should he produce in the next few weeks, though his youth does present some level of intrigue.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Oct 15: 12:40 PM EST
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