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Lamar Miller | Running Back | #26

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 225
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 4 (97) / MIA
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ESPN Dolphins reporter James Walker said there is a "40 percent" chance impending free agent Lamar Miller returns to Miami.
That might be generous. The Dolphins may be able to convince Miller the new coaching staff will better utilize him after being woefully underused the last four seasons, but they would still need to come up with the money. With Doug Martin likely staying with the Bucs, Miller will be the hottest young running back on the open market, and Miami is currently projected to be over the cap. They can save around $18 million by restructuring Ndamukong Suh's deal, but they also need to re-sign DE Olivier Vernon. With those cap limitations, spending a lot of money on a running back might not make sense. Feb 2 - 9:31 AM
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Impending free agent RB Lamar Miller said scheme and fit will be important factors in his decision where to play next season.

Miller said he is interested in returning to Miami, but he will certainly wait for the coaching search to shake out before making any decisions. Woefully underused in his four years with the Dolphins, Miller will likely need workload assurances from the new coaching staff before re-signing. With Doug Martin potentially returning to Tampa Bay, Miller could be the hottest commodity on the running-back market this spring.
Jan 4 - 12:44 PM

Lamar Miller carried the ball 19 times for 60 yards and caught 1-of-2 targets for three yards Week 17 against the Patriots.

It was a surprisingly high-usage outing for what will likely be Miller’s final in Miami. An unrestricted free agent, Miller has been criminally underused since being taken in the fourth round of the 2012 draft, and that did not change this season. Miller averaged 4.5 yards per carry and 8.4 yards per catch, but he saw 15 or fewer touches in 9 games despite the offense struggling all season. Miller still managed to score 10 total touchdowns and now has 19 total the last two seasons. Depending on where he lands, Miller will be in the back-end RB1 conversation next season.
Jan 3 - 6:23 PM

Lamar Miller rushed 15 times for 31 yards and a touchdown and caught 5-of-6 targets for 36 yards in the Dolphins' Week 16 loss to the Colts.

He rotated with Jay Ajayi, who finished with nine carries. Extremely injured on the offensive line, the Dolphins created scant running room for both ball carriers. They'll have another tough challenge against the Patriots in Week 17. An impending free agent, Miller may be headed for his final game in a Dolphins uniform.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 04:31:00 PM

Lamar Miller (quad, ankle) is listed as probable for Week 16.

His practice participation went from limited on Wednesday and Thursday to full on Friday. Miller projects as the Dolphins' Week 16 lead back, but Jay Ajayi is earning consistent snaps as a change-up runner. Miller does have an excellent matchup against a sub-par Colts run defense this week.
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 02:33:00 PM

Dolphins interim OC Zac Taylor said there's "not a reason" Lamar Miller's workloads have been limited the past two weeks, and that he wanted to get Miller more touches in Week 15.

Whatever you say, Zac. Miller is easily the Dolphins' best offensive player, but they have failed time and again to get him the touches he needs/deserves. We'd like to believe he'll be featured in a juicy matchup with the Colts, but an unintelligent team hasn't given us any reason to believe in their process. Miller is on the RB1/2 borderline for Week 16.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 03:44:00 PM

Lamar Miller (quad) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

Miller suffered a minor quad injury in Sunday's loss to San Diego but game flow was the main reason for his lackluster fantasy performance. He's on track to play against the Colts this week and should be on the RB1/2 borderline.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 02:40:00 PM

Lamar Miller played just 18 snaps Week 15 against the Chargers.

Jay Ajayi played 31 and scored a touchdown. We saw a similar playing time gap in the Dolphins' blowout loss to the Jets in Week 12, but Miller bounced back the next week with his only 20-carry game of the season. Miller was also reportedly dealing with a quad issue on Sunday. Miller should remain the lead back if the Dolphins stay competitive over the last two weeks, but it will be interesting to see what Miller decides to do in free agency this offseason after being misused for four years in Miami.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 11:39:00 AM

Lamar Miller revealed that he suffered a quad injury in the second quarter of the Dolphins' Week 15 loss to the Chargers.

Miller said he continued playing through the injury, but he was replaced by Jay Ajayi down the stretch. Miller now seems to be dealing with injuries to both his quad and ankle. We suspect he'll play in Week 16 against the Colts, but his effectiveness and limitations for that game are unclear.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 08:17:00 PM

Lamar Miller managed 12 yards on nine carries and caught 2-of-2 targets for 12 yards in the Dolphins' Week 15 loss to the Chargers.

The Dolphins were annihilated in this one -- losing 30-14 -- which resulted in negative game flow in addition to Jay Ajayi piling up seven touches with the game out of hand, including a 12-yard rushing touchdown. Getting no help from his blockers, Miller was continually tackled in the backfield on his first-half carries. He'll be a boom-bust RB2 when the Dolphins host the Colts in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 08:09:00 PM

Lamar Miller (ankle) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.

There's no indication it's a serious issue, but it's interesting after Miller got the ball only five times in the second half of Monday's loss. It's still most likely the Dolphins are just managing Miller's reps on a short week. He can be fired up as an RB1 against the Chargers.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 02:30:00 PM

Lamar Miller said eclipsing 1,000 rushing yards is a "very big" goal for him.

He needs 231 yards over the final three weeks to reach 1,000. It would be Miller's second 1,000-yard season in a row, something only Larry Csonka and Ricky Williams have managed while playing in Miami. Miller might have already broken the mark if the Dolphins used him properly. Despite averaging 5.1 yards a carry for the second year running, Miller is averaging fewer than 12 carries a game. If piling up statistics is important for him, a move out of Miami when he hits free agency this offseason might be the best course of action.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 08:31:00 AM

Lamar Miller said he "wants more carries."

Miller's lack of touches has been a theme despite averaging 5.1 YPC. He reportedly wants to re-sign with Miami, but there's a good chance the Dolphins let him walk with Jay Ajayi cost-controlled the next three seasons. Miller has the skill-set to land an every-down role if allowed to hit free agency.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 07:31:00 PM

Lamar Miller (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

It explains why Miller had only five carries in the second half of Monday night. There's been no concern over his Week 15 status. Miller is a top-12 play against the Chargers.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 04:30:00 PM

Lamar Miller rushed 12 times for 89 yards and two touchdowns in the Dolphins' 31-24, Week 14 loss to the Giants on Monday night.

He wasn't targeted in the passing game. Miller rushed seven times for 69 yards and both of his touchdowns in the first half, but was curiously only given five carries after the break. We're not sure if it was because of injury, the humidity, or sheer stupidity of the Dolphins' coaching staff, but we'll guess the latter, as the Miami coaches have shown an inability to get Miller touches for long stretches all season, even though he's easily their best offensive player. Miller averaged 7.4 YPC on the night, while Ryan Tannehill put up a pitiful 5.8 YPA, and that's including a 47-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Stills. Miller's two scores came from 14 and 38 yards out. He beat the blitz on his first touchdown, and broke several tackles at or near the line of scrimmage on the second. Miller has a plus matchup against the Chargers in Week 15 if the Dolphins will give him the ball.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 12:09:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Tannehill
2Logan Thomas
3Zac Dysert
RB1Jay Ajayi
2Damien Williams
3Jahwan Edwards
GLB1Jay Ajayi
2Damien Williams
3RB1Damien Williams
2Jay Ajayi
WR11Jarvis Landry
2Greg Jennings
3Matt Hazel
4Robert Herron
5Tyler Murphy
WR21DeVante Parker
2Kenny Stills
3Tyler Davis
4Damarr Aultman
WR31Kenny Stills
TE1Jordan Cameron
2Dion Sims
3Jake Stoneburner
4Brandon Williams
5Dominique Jones
LT1Branden Albert
LG1Dallas Thomas
2Billy Turner
3Anthony Steen
C1Mike Pouncey
RG1Jamil Douglas
2Vinston Painter
RT1Ja'Wuan James
2Ulrick John
K1Andrew Franks