Posted: 11/19/2019 3:47 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Mark Walton was released Tuesday, Nov. 19.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins released a statement mentioning a police matter, and it sounds as if Walton's fantasy value has hit the tank for this season. Kalen Ballage has been awful with 1.9 yards per carry, and he's more of a short-yardage back. Look for him and Patrick Laird to split time. And both can be owned for depth, but stay away from the situation as a whole on game day.
Posted: 11/04/2019 10:03 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Mark Walton has been suspended for four games for violating the NFL's conduct and substance abuse policies.
Huddle Up: Kalen Ballage may take over the starting duties with Walton scheduled to miss the next four games. He has rushed for only 70 yards and two touchdowns on 35 carries this season and may only be a flex option in standard leagues.
Posted: 11/03/2019 11:39 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Mark Walton rushed for 29 yards on 12 carries against the New York Jets in Week 9. He also caught three passes for 12 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Walton has been held to under 40 yards in each of the two games since taking over the starting job. He will continue to receive most of the work at running back but should not be more than a flex option in leagues.
Posted: 11/03/2019 1:50 am UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Mark Walton 'has the keys' to the backfield and will remain the 'workhorse' for the remainder of the season, according to Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com.
Huddle Up: The struggles of Miami's offense limit Walton's upside, but the heavy workload should at least make him a volume-based flex play going forward.
Posted: 10/30/2019 12:35 am UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Mark Walton's 87% of the offensive snaps played in Week 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers was a higher percentage than any other running back in the NFL. Eight RBs played more offensive snaps overall, but they didn't receive as high of a percentage on their respective teams.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins' horrendous offense boosts the percentage for Walton, but it's clear the backfield is his following the trade of Kenyan Drake. Backup Kalen Ballage played just 10 offensive snaps to Walton's 52. Walton shouldn't be viewed as much more than a low-ceiling flex play due to the team he's on.
Posted: 10/29/2019 3:40 am UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Mark Walton rushed 11 times for 35 yards in Week 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday, Oct. 28 and he had three catches for 19 yards on six targets.
Huddle Up: Kalen Ballage started with Kenyan Drake shipped to Arizona earlier in the day, but it was Walton who saw 14 total touches to four for Ballage. If you're sniffing around the waiver wire this week looking for help at running back in deeper fantasy leagues, kick the tires on Walton. He could surprise against the New York Jets in Week 9.
Posted: 10/27/2019 1:19 am UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Mark Walton needs the football 'a little bit more' going forward, according to head coach Brian Flores.
Huddle Up: Walton has already logged back-to-back starts heading into Week 8, leading all backs in snaps in Week 7. It is becoming clear that he is viewed as the top back, and with Kenyan Drake the subject of trade rumors, Walton could become a borderline workhorse. At worst, he should be a flex candidate the rest of the way.
Posted: 10/20/2019 8:53 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Mark Walton rushed for 66 yards on 14 carries against the Buffalo Bills in Week 7.
Huddle Up: Walton received a majority of the carries against the Bills and could take over the starting job at some point. Fantasy players could consider adding him to their rosters since he could be a flex option if he starts for the Dolphins.
Posted: 10/13/2019 8:57 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Mark Walton rushed six times for 32 yards in Week 6 against the Washington Redskins while adding five grabs for 43 yards on six targets.
Huddle Up: Walton was the No. 2 back ahead of Kalen Ballage, and he ate into the playing time of Kenyan Drake, too. Despite the double-digit touches he should be avoided for fantasy purposes heading into Week 7 in Buffalo.
Posted: 10/09/2019 1:10 am UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Mark Walton drew praise from offensive coordinator Chad O'Shea Tuesday, Oct. 8, for how he's played in the first half of the season. 'I think that Mark has really impressed me,' O'Shea said. 'He has impressed me in both running the football and in his pass receiving. I think he runs hard. I think he does a good job and takes pride in catching the football. He certainly has a skill set that is unique that he can do both.'
Huddle Up: Walton is averaging more yards per carry (3.9) than both Kenyan Drake (3.6) and Kalen Ballage (1.5). No one on the team has scored a rushing touchdown. Walton has also outperformed Ballage in the passing game, catching three of four targets to Ballage's three receptions on 10 targets. He's worth stashing in deeper leagues with his role likely to expand on a Dolphins team waiting for anyone to do something on offense.