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Lamar Miller | Running Back | #26

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 225
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 4 (97) / MIA
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Lamar Miller rushed 18 times for 61 yards in the Texans' Week 2 win over the Bengals, adding three receptions for 26 additional yards.
It's true that Miller was facing loaded boxes with Deshaun Watson presenting little passing threat, but as has been a theme through his Texans days, he created little yardage of his own. Backup D'Onta Foreman, to whom Miller ceded 12 carries, was more elusive, though admittedly not any more effective on the stat-sheet. Foreman was a point of emphasis for coach Bill O'Brien after receiving only one Week 1 carry. With the Texans all in on the run, an involved Foreman doesn't spell the end of Miller's RB2 candidacy, especially since he's the only one who can catch a pass. His weekly floor continues to get lower, however. Sep 14 - 11:51 PM

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Lamar Miller rushed 17 times for 65 yards and caught 2-of-2 targets for 31 yards in the Texans' Week 1 loss to the Jaguars.

The Texans' offense was abysmal enough on Sunday that Miller's 96 yards from scrimmage can be considered something of a positive. D'Onta Foreman only got one carry in reserve, and Tyler Ervin handled three. Miller remains locked in as Houston's feature back, and there is value to his workload, even if his effectiveness seems unlikely to improve significantly from 2017. On Thursday Night Football in Week 2 at Cincinnati, Miller will be a volume-based RB2 play.
Sep 10 - 5:21 PM

Lamar Miller rushed three times for 14 yards in the Texans' third preseason game.

Miller had a long run called back on a hold, but it was overall a quiet and short night for the Texans' lead back, something which was the norm this preseason. With the Texans likely hopeful to hide Tom Savage, however, Miller should get all the work he can handle once the regular season kicks off. The offensive line, the offense, and his efficiency are concerns, but that workload should keep Miller in the RB2 group.
Aug 26 - 9:41 PM

Lamar Miller said he is "very comfortable" heading into his second year with the Texans.

"Now, going into my second year, I'm comfortable," Miller said. "I know the blocking schemes and stuff. I think it will be a good year." Miller set a career high with 268 carries last season, but his efficiency suffered in a bad offense. Third-round rookie D'Onta Foreman should take some of that work away, but a healthy, more "comfortable" Miller may be able to do more with less in what could be a better offense. Miller is right on the RB1 borderline in all formats.
Jun 12 - 10:19 AM

Lamar Miller said he feels good about his health.

"I feel good," he said. "I was just taking care of my body, rehabbing and getting back on track. Right now, my body feels good." Miller hadn't missed a game in four years before an ankle injury sidelined him for Weeks 16-17 last season. His 268 carries were easily a career high, and coach Bill O'Brien admitted to putting too much on Miller's plate. With third-round rookie D'Onta Foreman expected to play a change-of-pace role, Miller's workload won't be quite what it was last season, and it's probably for the better.
May 7 - 10:52 AM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien said he overused Lamar Miller early in the season.

Miller logged 93 carries and 13 receptions in the first four games, putting him well over a 400-touch pace. Miller slowed as the season wore on, and he dealt with nagging injuries most of the season. O'Brien said the team will be more cognizant of Miller's early-season workload moving forward. That is not great news for his fantasy value, but perhaps a slightly smaller workload will allow Miller to maintain his level of play throughout the season.
Mar 1 - 4:26 PM

Lamar Miller managed 73 yards on 19 carries and caught 4-of-7 targets for 16 yards in the Texans' Divisional Round loss to the Patriots.

The Patriots made life tough on Miller, giving him zero first-half alleys. The Texans still stayed close enough long enough to ride their workhorse back hard. Miller broke a 17-yard gain up the gut in the third quarter, but otherwise he was bottled up near the line of scrimmage. Turning 26 in April, Miller battled nagging injuries and lost some of his big-play ability in his first-ever stint as a team's bellcow back. It will be interesting to see if the Texans bring in competition to lighten Miller's 2017 load.
Jan 14 - 11:44 PM

Lamar Miller rushed 31 times for 73 yards and one touchdown in the Texans' Wild Card win over the Raiders.

He didn't catch a pass. The 31 carries were a season-high for Miller. Predictably, the Texans favored the running game with Brock Osweiler under center, and especially leaned on Miller and the running backs in the second half as they nursed a multi-score lead. Miller's touchdown came untouched from four yards out after a first-half interception at the 10-yard line by Jadeveon Clowney. Miller got another chance at a touchdown on a first-and-goal carry from the one, but was stuffed, and Osweiler ran it in on the next play. Miller figured to again be a lock for 18-plus carries next week at either Kansas City or New England if the Texans can stay in the game.
Jan 7 - 8:21 PM

Lamar Miller (ankle) wasn't listed on the Texans' final injury report for Saturday's Wild Card game against the Raiders.

Miller is ready to roll after putting in a full week of practice. After sitting out the last two games with a nagging ankle injury, Miller said he feels as good as he did going into Week 1. Miller rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown when he faced Oakland earlier this year and should be in for another big game in Saturday's playoff opener.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Given that Miller appears to be at full strength, he's far and away the Texans best method of moving the ball on Saturday. The QB issues for Houston have made it nearly impossible to have much faith in either of the starting receivers, and while C.J. Fiedorowicz still has appeal, Miller is the Texans player you'll want the most DFS exposure to. Lock in Miller as the #2 RB this week against an Oakland defense that allowed the 6th most rushing yards per game.
Jan 6 - 2:05 PM

Lamar Miller (ankle) is back at practice Wednesday.

After missing Weeks 16 and 17 to heal up, Miller is ready to roll for the playoffs. With Brock Osweiler at quarterback, look for Miller to be rode hard against the Raiders. He should be a lock for 18-20 carries minimum on Saturday.
Jan 4 - 1:59 PM

Lamar Miller (ankle) says he feels "fresh" heading into the playoffs.

"Missing my first two games (of my career), it was kind of tough," Miller said of his Weeks 16 and 17 absence. "It was different for me, but I'm happy I'm back and I'm looking forward to helping this team." It seems like Miller could have played down the stretch if needed. With Brock Osweiler back under center, Miller will be leaned on heavily against the Raiders.
Jan 3 - 5:25 PM

The Houston Chronicle confirms Lamar Miller (ankle) is "set to return" for Saturday's Wild Card game against the Raiders after missing Weeks 16-17.

This was the Texans' plan all along. "He's feeling better," coach Bill O'Brien said. "I think it will be great. It will be good to have him back. He's been a very productive player for us this year." Miller ran for 104 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries when the Texans faced the Raiders in Mexico City earlier this year. He should return as Houston's workhorse and will be squarely in play for playoff DFS.
Jan 2 - 5:52 PM

The Texans expect Lamar Miller (ankle) to be ready for the Wild Card round.

Miller sat out the final two games of the regular season with his sole focus being getting healthy for next week's game. One of the least watchable teams in the league, the Texans are all but assured of playing in the early Saturday Wild Card game, giving Miller one less day to get healthy. Nevertheless, it would be shocking if he sat.
Jan 1 - 4:35 PM

Texans declared RB Lamar Miller, QB Weeden, CB Johnathan Joseph, FB Jay Prosch, OLB John Simon, ILB Brian Cushing and DE Jadeveon Clowney inactive for Week 17 against the Titans.

The Texans are trying to get some stars healthy ahead of next week's playoff game. Alfred Blue will lead the backfield, with Akeem Hunt and Jonathan Grimes mixing in.
Jan 1 - 11:34 AM

Lamar Miller (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 17 against the Titans.

The Texans are giving Miller the week off to try to get his longstanding ankle injury right. Alfred Blue will carry the backfield mail against Tennessee.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 03:34:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Savage
2Deshaun Watson
RB1Lamar Miller
2Alfred Blue
3D'Onta Foreman
4Tyler Ervin
5Jordan Todman
GLB1Lamar Miller
2Alfred Blue
3RB1Lamar Miller
2Alfred Blue
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11DeAndre Hopkins
2Bruce Ellington
3Andy Jones
WR21Braxton Miller
2Will Fuller
WR31Braxton Miller
TE1C.J. Fiedorowicz
2Ryan Griffin
3Stephen Anderson
4Evan Baylis
LT1Kendall Lamm
2Julie'n Davenport
3Jah Reid
LG1Xavier Su'a-Filo
C1Nick Martin
2Greg Mancz
3Kyle Fuller
RG1Jeff Allen
RT1Breno Giacomini
2Chris Clark
K1Ka'imi Fairbairn