Patrick Laird

26-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Questionable
Injury Knee - MCL
Est. Return 6/1/2022
2022 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a contract with the Dolphins in October of 2021.
Back at practice
RBMiami Dolphins
Knee - MCL
January 5, 2022
Miami designated Laird (knee) for return from injured reserve Wednesday, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.
ANALYSIS
The running back has been on IR since Week 13 while dealing with an MCL injury. He'll participate in practice for the next three days while the Dolphins assess whether he's fit to return from IR ahead of Sunday's season finale versus the Patriots.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Patrick Laird's 2021 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
100.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
0.0
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
0.7
 
% Snaps w/Touch
7.5%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-1.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.11
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.1%
 
% Team Targets
0.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-2.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.7
 
% Targeted On Route
11.1%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.63
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
Laird has flashed in limited action before, but he's now facing steep competition for even depth touches. Barring injuries elsewhere in the backfield, the third-year pro will mostly be relegated to special teams work.
Laird made the Dolphins' roster as an undrafted free agent last year, thanks largely to his ability on special teams, but when the backfield was in desperate need of warm bodies by the end of the season he got some snaps on offense as well. His 2.7 yards per carry fit right in with Miami's moribund rushing attack, but the converted college wideout did see fairly significant action as a receiver, averaging four targets per game over the final seven weeks. Laird was charged with four drops among his 30 overall targets, but given that he caught 96 passes over his final two seasons at Cal, his hands and receiving skill should be strengths. With Jordan Howard and Matt Breida joining the team in the offseason, Laird will be pushed back down into a depth role, but Breida's checkered injury history could open the door for the second-year pro to handle passing-down work alongside Howard.
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Placed on injured reserve
RBMiami Dolphins
Knee - MCL
December 8, 2021
The Dolphins placed Laird (knee) on injured reserve Wednesday.
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Expected to miss multiple weeks
RBMiami Dolphins
Knee - MCL
December 6, 2021
Laird was diagnosed with an MCL sprain Monday and is expected to miss multiple weeks, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports.
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Ruled out with knee injury
RBMiami Dolphins
Knee
December 5, 2021
Laird has been ruled out from Sunday's game against the Giants.
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Two touches vs. Jets
RBMiami Dolphins
November 23, 2021
Laird recorded one carry for four yards and secured his only target for five yards during Sunday's win over the Jets.
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Logs first catch of 2021
RBMiami Dolphins
November 2, 2021
Laird secured his only target for 10 yards during Sunday's 26-11 loss to the Bills.
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