|Date of Birth:||04/25/1991|
|Drafted:||2012 | Round 4 | Pick 97|
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The Saints are signing Lamar Miller to the practice squad.
Miller lands in a good spot to potentially work his way to the 53-man roster, as New Orleans doesn't have an established option behind Alvin Kamara with Tony Jones Jr. (ankle) out. The veteran is at least a name to monitor in Sean Payton's offense.
Washington released Lamar Miller.
Washington is very deep at running back, so they are parting ways with the veteran Miller after re-signing him this offseason. Miller shouldn't have much trouble landing with a new team soon.
Washington is re-signing Lamar Miller.
Miller spent time with the Patriots, Bears, and Washington last season, so it's good to see the Football Team bring him back for 2021. The veteran running back will look to win a role behind Antonio Gibson, and his experience could be something Washington is looking for in the running back room.
The Bears plan to activate Lamar Miller to the active roster for Week 10.
With David Montgomery out, Miller is set to play tomorrow night against the Vikings, and it wouldn't be a surprise if he's the leading ball-carrier for Chicago given his experience. The Bears are likely looking at a committee approach overall, though, making a potential fun option like Cordarrelle Patterson appear less appealing as a Week 10 fantasy option.
The Bears are expected to sign Lamar Miller to the practice squad, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
Miller probably needs to pass COVID-19 testing before officially signing, but the veteran back is landing in a good spot to potentially get back to the active roster as Chicago looks to make up for the loss of Tarik Cohen (knee). That said, David Montgomery has a three-down skillset, and the Bears might also give more snaps to Cordarrelle Patterson. Miller isn't currently a recommenced pickup.
The Patriots have released Lamar Miller, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
There was some hope that Miller would be able to not only make the team, but also have a decent role with Sony Michel banged up at the start of camp, but the starter is now healthy, and New England remains deep at running back. The veteran will look to land elsewhere, though there are already some notable options on the open market—including Adrian Peterson and Devonta Freeman.
Lamar Miller (knee) is off the PUP list.
Miller is at Patriots practice today, so he's been taken off the PUP as was the case with teammate Sony Michel last week. New England's running back situation is very crowded, and Miller probably isn't a lock to make the team. The veteran running back will have less than two weeks to make an on-field impression and make the 53-man roster. Ideally, you’ll be able to have your draft after final cuts are made on September 5 to have a better grasp of the backfield.
The Patriots placed Lamar Miller on the PUP list.
New England's signing of Miller is now official, but the team is also placing the veteran running back on the PUP list for now. We'd think Miller is close to full health but that the Pats want to let him get acclimated and into the swing of things before putting him on the field with the rest of his teammates. Miller is currently on the PUP with Sony Michel among Patriots running backs.
The Patriots are signing Lamar Miller.
This is pending a physical, but it should become official sometime today or tomorrow. The signing is a bit of a surprise considering the depth the Patriots have at running back, but Sony Michel (foot) remains on the PUP list, and perhaps New England wants another veteran option instead of inexperienced 2019 third-round pick Damien Harris. Aside from James White as the primary pass-catcher, the backfield situation for the Patriots looks like a total mystery at this point. Miller is coming off a torn ACL from last summer but should be 100% at nearly a year removed from the injury.
Lamar Miller tore his ACL, according to multiple reports.
It certainly looked like Miller suffered a serious knee injury in last night’s preseason game, and it is unfortunately indeed a season-ender for the veteran running back. Miller will turn 29 next offseason and will become a free agent, and unfortunately he is not a lock to draw a lot of interest around the league in a harsh running back market. However, Miller has been a reliable player for the Texans, and his loss is a big one. Houston appears set to rely on Duke Johnson Jr. carrying a large load in 2019, but there are free-agent options (Jay Ajayi, Doug Martin, and other guys that will be released at final roster cuts on Saturday) and a potential trade option in Melvin Gordon. We wish Miller luck on his recovery.
Lamar Miller suffers apparent knee injury in preseason game.
Miller was just rolled up on badly on an early carry against the Cowboys, and he was immediately went down grabbing his knee area. Miller, who is understandably emotional, is heading to the locker room on a cart, and this has the appearance of a potentially serious injury. Hopefully this isn't as bad as it looks, but right now it appears that Miller could miss a long period of time. The Texans just gave up a conditional third-round pick to acquire Duke Johnson a few weeks ago, so they might not have much leverage if trying to acquire a starting running back (such as current Chargers holdout Melvin Gordon) from another team. More information on Miller's injury should become available sometime tonight or tomorrow.
Texans GM Brian Gaine said he fully expects Lamar Miller will remain the team's starting running back in 2019.
Miller will turn just 28 this April, so this isn't a huge surprise, but it's still worth noting. The eight-year running back has been a consistent player for the Texans, eclipsing 1,000 yards from scrimmage in his three seasons with the team. This doesn't mean Houston won't go after a running back in the draft that could push Miller for snaps, but don't count on them going after a veteran runner in free agency. Gaine's statement could also indicate the team isn't optimistic that D'Onta Foreman, who barely played last season while recovering from a bad Achilles injury suffered the season before, will push Miller for the starting role.
Lamar Miller gets 13 touches in Wild Card Round.
Miller carried five times for 18 yards and caught eight passes for 63 yards in the Texans' loss to the Colts. Houston didn't make a big effort to get the run game going after they fell behind, as they attempted 49 passes in the game. Miller was a reliable underneath target that made some moves after the catch, though. Entering a contract year in 2019, Miller will likely be back leading the Texans backfield, as he's a steady player the team appears happy and comfortable with. He'll turn just 28 this offseason.
Lamar Miller scores one touchdown against the Jags.
Miller carried 17 times for 56 yards and a touchdown along with two receptions for no yards in the Texans' Week 17 win. While it was mostly tough sledding against Jacksonville, Miller didn't appear affected by the ankle injury that forced him to miss Week 16. Miller's regular season ends with 210 carries for 973 yards and five touchdowns along with 25 receptions for 163 yards and a touchdown in 14 games. His 4.6 yards per carry were his most since 2014, and he probably would've hit 1,000 yards rushing if not for missing two games.
Lamar Miller (ankle) is "good to go" for Week 17.
Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said his starting running back is ready to face the Jaguars this Sunday, which isn't surprising after Miller was a full participant in yesterday's practice. Against a defense that's been playing well to end the season, Miller is more of a FLEX option with fantasy titles on the line to conclude the regular season.
Lamar Miller (ankle) was officially a full participant in today's practice.
This is a great sign for Miller, and it indicates he should be ready to go for Week 17 against the Jaguars. However, Houston might still exercise caution if Miller isn't 100%, as his availability for the playoffs is most important. We'll update you with his official game status when it's released sometime tomorrow.
Lamar Miller (ankle) was officially limited in today's practice.
Miller didn't make the trip to Philadelphia for Houston's Week 16 loss despite practicing on a limited basis all last week, which might indicate he's not that close to returning. Miller will likely remain limited the next two days, but we'll let you know if he misses practice or is upgraded to a full participant.
Lamar Miller (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 16.
Miller is not traveling to Philadelphia for tomorrow's game against the Eagles, so the Texans have downgraded him from questionable to out. Alfred Blue is set to lead Houston's backfield and could get 20+ touches, so he's at least high-volume FLEX option in fantasy championships. Miller was able to practice on a limited basis all week, so he could be close to a return and might be able to play in Week 17.
Lamar Miller (ankle) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday.
Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said he thinks Miller “has a chance” to play against the Eagles, and Miller being able to participate in practice on a limited basis this week indicates his ankle injury isn’t too serious. Houston plays at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday, so Miller’s status will be known by 11:30 AM ET. We believe he’s on the good side of questionable, but he’ll likely have to make it through pregame warmups while showing he can play.
Lamar Miller (ankle) remains limited in practice.
Two straight limited practices for Miller is a pretty good sign for his Week 16 status, but he's likely headed for a questionable tag when the final injury report is released sometime tomorrow. Hopefully there's more clarity on the situation ahead of the weekend.
Lamar Miller (ankle) was officially limited in today's practice.
This is a solid start to the week for Miller after he left last Saturday's game against the Jets with an ankle injury. Another limited practice tomorrow would be a positive sign as he looks to get ready to play this Sunday versus Philadelphia.
Lamar Miller (ankle) did not return to today's game.
Miller was injured on the first offensive drive for the Texans and wasn't able to stay in the game after briefly re-entering the next drive. He had three carries for eight yards before leaving. Fantasy owners that started Miller obviously took a hit in the fantasy playoffs, but hopefully his ankle injury doesn't force him to miss more time.
Lamar Miller (ankle) is heading to the locker room.
Miller returned for the Texans after the ankle injury suffered on the first drive, but his ankle is apparently giving him issues. The team is officially calling him questionable to return, but him going to the locker room might not be a good sign. Hopefully Miller is able to get back out there after further evaluation, but we'll update you when more information becomes available.
Lamar Miller has returned for the Texans.
It was an ankle injury for Miller, and he's back in the game on Houston's next offensive series, so the injury apparently isn't too serious. Miller missed just a play or two before returning.
Lamar Miller leaves game with apparent leg injury.
Miller appeared to get rolled up on during the first drive of the game against the Jets. At first he tried to walk it off but then went the turf and received attention from trainers. Miller was able to walk off the field under his own power, so hopefully this injury doesn't keep him out of the game for long.
Lamar Miller handles 19 touches in Week 14 loss.
Mille rushed 14 times for 33 yards and a touchdown, also adding five receptions for 19 yards. The Texans were held in check for most of the day, but fantasy owners were saved by a one-yard score to start the second half for Miller. The veteran should remain a low-end RB2/FLEX option for a Saturday game against the Jets next week.
Lamar Miller goes over 100 yards again as Texans improve to 9-3.
Miller rushed 19 times for 103 yards, also adding a 12-yard reception in the victory. Houston was forced to settle for five field goals on Sunday, but Miller now has four 100-yard games over the past six weeks, and he has really emerged as a strong RB2 heading into the fantasy playoffs. Look for Miller to stay hot against the Colts in Week 14.
Lamar Miller makes history as Houston improves to 8-3 with MNF victory over Tennessee.
Miller rushed 12 times for 162 yards and a touchdown, which was a game-breaking, 97-yard run that made him the only player in NFL history to rush for multiple scores of 95+ yards, and the second player in NFL history with two touchdowns of 97+ yards (joining JuJu Smith-Schuster, who accomplished the feat just a day earlier); plus, it was the longest run in the league since his other 97-yard dash in 2014. Including a dud against the Broncos, Miller has rushed for 100.4 yards per game over the past five weeks, and he's surging at the right time for fantasy owners making a playoff push. Cleveland has the personnel to dominate up front in Week 13, but Miller is tough to count out as a strong low-end RB2/FLEX option.
Lamar Miller gets 23 touches in Texans' win.
Miller carried 20 times for 86 yards and added three receptions for 22 yards against the Redskins. Miller has 72 carries in his last four games, so he offers a nice floor in Week 12 even in a tough matchup with the Titans.
Lamar Miller held in check as Houston improves to 6-3.
Miller rushed 12 time for 21 yards and caught two passes for 27 yards in a 19-17 victory. Coming off two-straight 100-yard games, it was a disappointing performance from Miller, who was out-touched and out-gained by Alfred Blue (15 carries for 39 yards). The 27-year-old was trending in the right direction, but he should be considered a low-floor FLEX option when Houston returns from their Week 10 bye to face the stout Washington front.
Lamar Miller goes for season-high 133 rushing yards in TNF victory.
Miller rushed 18 times for 133 yards, including a two-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. The former Dolphin looks great against his former team, showing ideal patience and vision to do damage at the second level, and he's now strung a couple 100-yard games together in a row. Miller enters the bye on pace for over 1,000 rushing yards and six total touchdowns, but he's really found his stride over the past five days, and we'll see if that continues down the stretch. Consider him at least a low-end RB2/FLEX option in all formats for a trip to Denver in Week 9.
Lamar Miller hits 100 yards in Texans' win.
Miller worked as the clear lead ball-carrier for Houston in their win at Jacksonville, carrying 22 times for 100 yards and a touchdown. He also caught one pass for -1 yards. Alfred Blue carried just eight times for 28 yards, so it appears Miller is back to being the team's clear top option in the backfield. Miller is at least a strong FLEX option in a matchup with his former Dolphins team on Thursday night.
Lamar Miller handles 17 touches in Week 6 victory.
Miller rushed 15 times for 46 yards also adding two receptions for 25 yards. Houston's starter didn't play last week despite being dressed, so it was good to see him healthy and handling a normal workload against the Bills. That said, Alfred Blue continues to look good behind him, and the Texans might go to more of an even backfield split in future weeks. Plus, Miller gets a difficult draw against the Jaguars next Sunday, so he is probably better left on the bench.
Texans head coach Bill O'Brien says Lamar Miller (chest) will play this week.
Miller was active for last night's game against the Cowboys, but he did not play in the game while dealing with his chest injury. He'll be back in the lineup this Sunday against the Bills and enters the FLEX conversation for Week 6. Alfred Blue will still have a role as a runner.
Lamar Miller is "not likely to play," according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Miller is active, but it sounds like he might just play in an emergency situation if other running backs are injured tonight against the Cowboys. Obviously it is extremely risky to insert Miller into fantasy lineups given this information.
Lamar Miller (chest) is active against the Cowboys.
Reporters indicated there wasn't a good chance of Miller playing tonight, but he is indeed active. However, Miller is just a weaker FLEX option at less than 100% against a tough defense.
Lamar Miller (chest) is listed as questionable for Week 5.
Miller is expected to be a true game-time call on Sunday night, which puts fantasy owners in a bind. If you're planning on playing Miller this week, be sure to have Alfred Blue or another backup plan rostered in case Miller is inactive. However, Miller would carry slightly more risk than usual if he is active, as there's a chance he's limited while dealing with this chest injury.
Lamar Miller (chest) remains limited in practice.
Miller has enough experience that he could be ready to go with a week of limited practices, but he's no lock to play in Week 5. Check back in tomorrow for Miller's official game status. Alfred Blue would be a potential 20-carry guy if Miller sits.
Lamar Miller (chest) was limited in practice.
Texans head coach Bill O'Brien didn't want to disclose much information about it, but Miller didn't play toward the end of last week's win while dealing with the injury. A limited practice to start the week suggests Miler should be ready to go for this week against Dallas, but we'll update you with his status tomorrow and Friday.
Lamar Miller gets 14 carries against the Colts.
Miller gained 49 yards on his 14 attempts and did not catch a pass in the Week 4 win. Through four games, Miller is on pace for 236 carries, 900 rushing yards, 32 receptions, 216 receiving yards, and four receiving touchdowns. Alfred Blue mixed in for 13 carries, but he gained just 31 yards on those attempts. Miller is a low-upside option for Week 5 against the Cowboys, but he should be good for at least a few points.
Lamar Miller scores in Texans' loss.
Miller couldn't get anything going on the ground against the Giants, gaining just ten yards on ten carries along with a fumble lost, but he added five receptions for 41 yards and a touchdown to make it a solid fantasy day. Miller did have a block-in-the-back penalty deep in the red zone in addition to his lost fumble, so there might be a chance Alfred Blue gets more playing time next week. Miller faces the Colts in Week 4.
Lamar Miller gets 16 touches in Week 2.
Miller carried 14 times for 68 yards and added two receptions for two yards in the loss to the Titans. Alfred Blue continues to mix in behind Miller, but Miller is the clear lead running back for Houston. He's a solid high-floor option in Week 3 fantasy lineups.
Lamar Miller gets 21 touches to open the season.
Miller carried 20 times for 98 rushing yards while adding one reception for 11 receiving yards in the Texans' loss to the Patriots. Overall, Miller ran well, but so did teammate Alfred Blue, who mixed in for five carries for 36 yards and a touchdown. There's some concern with Blue eating into his touches, particularly in short-yardage situations, but Miller will remain a high-floor option next week against the Titans.
Lamar Miller is lighter and quicker this year.
Miller is down eight pounds from last year to 217 pounds, which is as light as he been since he was in Miami with the Dolphins. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle writes that Miller "is noticeably leaner, and his trademark acceleration is back" to start Texans training camp. Texans head coach Bill O'Brien says that he's "really impressed with how Lamar's come back, he's really come back in good shape" and has "really improved in the passing game." With D'Onta Foreman out indefinitely as he recovers from his torn Achilles from last season, Miller could get a heavy workload for Houston to start the season. After 3.7 yards per carry on 238 attempts (888 rushing yards) in a difficult year for the Texans, a lighter Miller is an obvious bounce-back candidate for 2018.
Lamar Miller handles eight touches in season finale.
Miller sued eight times for 37 yards, as Alfred Blue handled most of the work with 22 touches. The 26-year-old finishes his second season in Houston with 238 attempts for 888 yards (3.7 yards per carry) and three touchdowns. He also caught 36 passes for 327 yards and another three scores. The Texans have a chance to move on from Miller if they want in the offseason, but that might actually be best for his fantasy value with D'Onta Foreman waiting in the wings. He hasn't lived up to the hype since joining Bill O'Brien's offense, but Miller should be starting somewhere in 2018, and he'll probably be a decent low-end RB2/FLEX.
Lamar Miller takes a backseat to Alfred Blue in loss to Pittsburgh.
Miller rushed 10 times for 55 yards, while his backup rushed 16 times for 108 yards. The starter also caught a 10-yard pass. Houston should have them split the work in the season finale against the Colts, limiting both to low-floor FLEX appeal.
Lamar Miller gets 11 touches in Texans' loss.
Against an elite Jaguars defense in a blowout loss, Miller didn't really play a full game with a full workload. Miller carried nine times for 32 yards along with two receptions for one yard in the loss, as it was a season-low in both touches and yardage (and his first time without double-digit carries in a game this season). Clearly, this was less than ideal for fantasy owners that decided to insert him into their lineup, but Miller should still be a fine option on Christmas in what should be a more favorable matchup against the Steelers.
Lamar Miller gets 19 touches in Week 14.
Miller again worked as a near-workhorse for the Texans, carrying 17 times for 53 yards while adding two receptions (on two targets) for seven yards. The 49ers did a pretty nice job of not letting the running game beat them, so Miller couldn't find much running room throughout the game. Next week, Miller faces a Jaguars team that he had 96 total yards against in Week 1.
Lamar Miller gets 19 touches in Week 13.
Miller against worked as the clear leader in Houston's backfield, carrying 15 times for 56 yards and adding four receptions (on four targets) for 38 yards against the Titans. While he couldn't find much room to run versus Tennessee, next week versus the Niners should be easier sledding for Miller. Consider him a solid option for Week 14.
Lamar Miller (knee) is off the injury report.
There was some slight concern with Miller's knee after he was banged up Monday night versus Baltimore, but he'll officially be out there this Sunday against Tennessee. You can feel safe about inserting Miller into your lineup as a high-volume option in the final week of the fantasy regular season.
Lamar Miller (knee) was limited in practice.
Miller didn't practice yesterday, so he appears headed in the right direction. A full practice tomorrow would be great, but Miller looks like a pretty good to play on Sunday either way. We'll see how he's listed on the official injury report tomorrow.
Lamar Miller (knee) didn't practice today.
Miller was banged up during Monday night's game against the Ravens, but he did return to action and appeared to be OK. Expect him to be out there on Sunday against the Titans, but check in throughout the week on his practice status to see if there's any indication of him being limited.
Lamar Miller scores against the Ravens.
Miller carried 17 times for 51 yards and a touchdown while adding a seven-yard reception in the Week 12 Monday night loss. Miller did get injured on the sideline toward the end of the first half, but he was able to get back out there for the second half and appeared to be OK. The top back for Houston should continue to get a good workload next week against the Titans and should remain in fantasy lineups.
Lamar Miller gets 26 touches against the Cardinals.
Miller carried 22 times for 61 yards and added four receptions for 22 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown was on a nice catch after Miller came back to the side of the end zone to make himself open while Tom Savage was scrambling to his right. With rookie running back D'Onta Foreman appearing to suffer a season-ending injury at the end of the game, Miller might be in line for 20+ touches every week moving forward. He'll be a good option even in a tough matchup with Baltimore's stingy defense in Week 12.
Lamar Miller gets 12 touches in Week 10.
Miller started off the game very well, but he only ended up with 11 carries against the Rams. Overall, he gained 60 yards on his 11 attempts an added a 14-yard reception on his lone target of the afternoon. Miller has a tough matchup next week against the Cardinals, but the Texans might feed him more carries as they try to get a win.
Lamar Miller totals 91 yards on 13 touches in loss to the Colts.
Miller rushed 10 times for 57 yards and caught three passes for 34 yards. He was out-carried by rookie D'Onta Foreman, but Foreman could only gain 37 yards on 11 attempts. Houston probably should have ran it more than they did, as Tom Savage completed 19 of 44 passes and the game was never out of reach, but Miller is probably going to be hurt by Deshaun Watson's absence for the rest of 2017. He gets a good matchup against the Rams next Sunday, but Miller is probably more of an RB2 than RB1.
Lamar Miller scores twice against Seattle.
Miller worked as the clear lead back in Houston's backfield, carrying 21 times for 54 yards and a touchdown while also adding three receptions for 19 yards and a touchdown through the air. He didn't put up huge yardage numbers, but Miller ran hard against the tough Seahawks defense and had a good day overall. Rookie D'Onta Foreman didn't get much playing time at all in the game, which is a great sign for those with Miller on their fantasy team. Keep Miller in lineups in Week 9 against the Colts.
Lamar Miller totals 81 yards on 18 yards in Week 6 win.
Miller rushed 15 times for 41 yards against an underrated Browns front, also adding three catches for 40 yards. Rookie D'Onta Foreman handled 12 carries and impressed with 59 yards, so that's a definite concern for Miller owners, though he should be safe unless Foreman really turns it on. The Texans travel to Seattle in Week 7, so Miller is more of a FLEX than RB2 option.
Lamar Miller rushed 15 times for 74 yards in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.
He also caught two passes for 15 yards. It was a solid game from Miller, and it was a good sign to see him out-touch rookie D'Onta Foreman 17 to five. Houston will probably play from ahead against Cleveland in Week 6, making Miller a worthy RB2 play.
Lamar Miller scores twice in Texans' win.
Miller carried the ball 19 times for 75 yards and a touchdown while adding four receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown through the air. The Texans starter out touched rookie D'Onta Foreman 24-13, which is a good sign for him moving forward. Despite averaging less than four yards per carry, Miller ran hard and had a very good game. Through four games, Miller is on pace for 272 carries for 1,028 yards and four rushing touchdowns along with 40 receptions for 480 yards and four receiving touchdowns, which would be a very solid season. Miller gets the Chiefs next Sunday night.
Lamar Miller carries 14 times in Week 3 loss.
Miller gained 56 yards on his 14 attempts while also adding a seven-yard reception on his only target against the Patriots. D'Onta Foreman had eight carries, but he also added a couple of huge receptions in the passing game. Still, Miller is the lead guy and should be in most fantasy lineups against Tennessee in Week 4.
Lamar Miller gets 21 touches in Texans' Week 2 win.
The Bengals seemed determined to stop the run and make rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson beat them, and Miller had 18 carries for 61 yards along with three receptions for 26 yards. Third-round rookie D'Onta Foreman did receive 12 carries and mixed in throughout the entire game from the beginning to the end when the Texans were trying to run out the clock. A run-heavy approach with a rookie under center could be a regular thing this season, so Miller should have more than enough touches to make a fantasy impact. He didn't do anything flashy, but Miller still put up solid fantasy numbers. He should remain in lineups in Week 3 against New England.
Lamar Miller rushed 17 times for 65 yards in the Texans' season opener.
Miller also caught two passes for 31 yards. It was a good performance considering how dominant the Jaguars were, and Miller was the clear lead back on Sunday. He faces the Bengals on a short week this Thursday and will likely be a low-end RB2.
Lamar Miller rushed three times for 14 yards on Saturday night.
The Texans starter had a short night in the team's third preseason game, and impressive rookie D'Onta Foreman (leg) not playing could have had something to do with it. Miller is a risky pick in the third round of fantasy drafts in what could turn into a RBBC.
Lamar Miller carries seven times for 18 yards in preseason game against NE.
The Texans couldn't get much of anything going on the ground versus the Patriots. Miller and the first team will likely get more time in their third preseason game against the Saints next Saturday.
Lamar Miller gets little time in Week 1 of the preseason.
Miller had two carries for no yards against the Panthers before getting pulled from the game. The Texans will likely get their top running back more action in the second and/or third preseason game.
The Texans want to keep Lamar Miller fresh this season.
This has been obvious throughout the offseason, including the addition of Texas RB D'Onta Foreman in the third round of the draft. Running backs coach Charles London said almost 30 carries for Miller in some games isn't ideal and that they "probably need to balance his workload a little bit more" and use some other guys to keep Miller fresh at the end of the season and for a potential playoff run. There is no doubt Miller is the lead back in the Texans backfield, but he won't be a true workhorse getting 25+ touches like he was at the beginning of last season. He probably shouldn't be drafted in the first two rounds like he was last year, but Miller should be a fine fantasy option in 2017.
Texans head coach Bill O'Brien is "very, very happy" with running back Lamar Miller.
O'Brien said Miller "understands how we operate now" and will be a lot more comfortable when the team starts training on April 17th. Perhaps Miller needed some time to adjust last season when he signed with Houston. It's only naturally he'll be more comfortable in his second season with the team. Miller should be at least a high-end RB2 next season, even if he doesn't have a full workhorse load (he's not expected to after O'Brien said he gave him too many touches last season).
At the NFL Combine, Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said he does not want to give Lamar Miller too many touches next season.
O'Brien wants to lighten the load for Miller so he's fresh late in the season and playoff time. This obviously is not great news for his fantasy value, but Miller is someone that should make the most of his touches. He also should get most of the goal line touches for an offense that hopefully improves in 2017. Miller is more of an RB2 if he's not going to be a workhorse.
Lamar Miller touches the ball 23 times in Divisional Round loss.
Miller had 19 carries for 73 yards and four receptions for 16 yards. He had a nice first season with Houston, gaining 1,073 yards on 268 carries with five rushing touchdowns, along with 31 receptions for 188 yards and one touchdown receiving in 14 games. Miller should be drafted as a top ten running back in 2017 fantasy drafts, with a chance to make a jump in all categories along with the Texans offense if they improve.
Lamar Miller gets 31 touches in Wild Card Round.
The Texans featured Miller against the Raiders, and he had 31 carries for 73 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown was the first of the game and put Houston up 10-0 in the first quarter. The Texans will probably keep feeding Miller for as long as they're in the playoffs.
Lamar Miller practiced in full for the Texans.
It's a great sign that Miller practiced fully on Wednesday. He should be close, if not 100%, for the Wild Card matchup against the Raiders after missing the last two regular season games with an ankle injury. Miller should be good for 20+ touches against the Raiders.
Lamar Miller (ankle) is out for the Texans against the Titans.
The Texans have already locked up the AFC South, and Miller will get healthy for the Texans first playoff game next weekend. Alfred Blue should get a good amount work against the Titans and will be a good RB2.
Lamar Miller (ankle) is officially inactive for the Texans.
This is Miller's first missed game since he's been a full time starter in 2013. They'll get him healthy for Week 17 (or potentially the playoffs if the Texans clinch the AFC South tonight). Alfred Blue will be a good RB2/FLEX option against the Bengals.
Lamar Miller (ankle) did not participate in Texans' practice on Thursday.
The Texans play in the nightcap on Christmas Eve against the Bengals, so this gives fantasy owners a slight problem. We would expect Miller to play, as he's played in every single game from 2013-2016, and the Texans are fighting for the AFC South. We'll update you on his status.
Lamar Miller rushed 22 times for 63 yards in Sunday's 21-20 win over the Jaguars.
He also caught two passes for 26 yards. Miller was the workhorse for Houston in this one, as the other running backs combined for just five carries. He wasn't efficient on Sunday, but the switch at quarterback to Tom Savage should open up the offense and lead to more success for everyone. Miller should be a solid RB1 on Christmas Eve versus Cincinnati.
Texans lean on Miller in crucial win.
Miller rushed 21 times for 107 yards and a touchdown, adding one catch for 15 yards. Houston should continue to use this strategy with Brock Osweiler under center, so Miller will be a solid RB1 for Week 15 against the Jaguars.
Lamar Miller leaves game with rib injury, re-enters.
Miller had a hard time on the ground against the Packers. He had 14 carries for 22 yards and one catch for -4 yards. There wasn't much room for Miller to run, despite other Houston running backs doing some damage on the ground. After returning to the game, Miller should be good to go next week against the Colts. He had by far his best game of the season against Indy earlier in the season, and should be in your lineup as a solid RB1.
Lamar Miller rushed 19 times for 57 yards and caught three passes for 18 yards in Sunday's loss to San Diego.
He also lost a fumble. Miller had a long of 20 yards but didn't do much besides that. The Chargers made Brock Osweiler beat them, and he inevitably did not. With Green Bay falling apart defensively, Miller remains an RB1 for Week 13. A quarterback change would probably help the offense and in turn give Miller more scoring opportunities, so keep an eye out for that. Also, keep an eye on Miller's status as he limped off late in Sunday's loss. Akeem Hunt should be picked up by Miller owners.
Lamar Miller workhorse once again in Texans’ loss.
After losing touches to Alfred Blue for a few weeks, Miller handled 26 touches with Blue out. He rushed 24 times for 104 yards, adding nine yards on two catches. Houston will continue to rely on Miller next week against San Diego to keep the ball out of Brock Osweiler’s hands. The Chargers have been tough against the run, but recent injuries should soften their front. Miller is back as a no-doubt RB1.
Lamar Miler had 15 carries for 83 yards in Week 10 against the Jaguars.
Miller had no catches. Akeem Hunt and Alfred Blue combined for 15 carries behind Miller. Miller has been a steady producer and remains a solid RB1, including next week against Oakland. Keep him in your lineup.