Miami Dolphins’ breakout rookie running back, De’Von Achane, who impressed in earlier matchups against the Denver Broncos, New York Giants, and Buffalo Bills, has been sidelined due to a knee injury since Week 5. Bleacher Report’s Jordan Schultz has now disclosed his expected return date.
The impact on the Miami Dolphins’ offense, led by quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, is significant. While displaying moments of explosiveness and speed, the team has struggled against formidable defenses, averaging only 17 points in losses to the Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, and Philadelphia Eagles, contrasting with their season average of 31.7.
Achane’s return adds flexibility with a dual threat, pairing him with veteran Raheem Mostert in the backfield. This combination proved effective in the season, notably contributing to a record-breaking 70-20 victory against the Denver Broncos in September.
As the Dolphins aim to regain momentum after a bye week and a loss to Kansas City in Germany, they will face the 5-5 Las Vegas Raiders at home, where they are substantial 13.5-point favorites. The hope is that Achane’s return will inject energy into the team’s performance.