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Lamar Miller | Running Back | #26

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 220
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 4 (97) / MIA
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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

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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

Lamar Miller (ankle) missed practice again Friday.

Look for more bellcow usage from Alfred Blue against the Titans.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 01:44:00 PM

Lamar Miller (ankle) remained sidelined on Thursday.

With the Texans having already clinched the AFC South, Miller is all but certain to miss his second straight game to end the regular season. Alfred Blue, and perhaps Akeem Hunt and Jonathan Grimes, will carry the load against the Titans.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 01:58:00 PM

Lamar Miller (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Already locked into the No. 4 seed, the Texans have no reason to push Miller out there Sunday against the Titans. Alfred Blue is likely to start.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 02:35:00 PM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien said the team will "play to win" in Week 17.

This quote should mean DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller, and most of the offense plays the majority of the game against Tennessee, but Lamar Miller is a more interesting case. Banged up all season, Miller sat out Week 16 with an ankle injury and could certainly use another week to get ready for the playoffs. It seems unlikely he is pushed back for this meaningless game. Alfred Blue saw 25 touches with Miller out against the Bengals and will be a solid DFS option this week if Miller sits again.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 08:49:00 AM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien remained noncommittal on Monday when asked about Lamar Miller's (ankle) Week 17 availability.

"I think he's feeling better," O'Brien said. "He ran before the game Saturday night. We felt like it was in his best interests not to play in that game. We'll see how he looks when we get back in here on Wednesday." Miller was also noncommittal about playing against the Titans: "I'm not sure. It's out of my hands." The Texans are going to play their starters in Week 17, but they have nowhere to move in terms of playoff seeding and seem unlikely to push Miller to play through his lingering ankle woes.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 05:56:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Savage
2Brandon Weeden
RB1Lamar Miller
2Alfred Blue
3Akeem Hunt
4Tyler Ervin
5Kenny Hilliard
GLB1Lamar Miller
2Alfred Blue
3RB1Lamar Miller
2Akeem Hunt
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11DeAndre Hopkins
2Keith Mumphery
3Jaelen Strong
4Tevin Jones
WR21Will Fuller
2Braxton Miller
3Wendall Williams
WR31Braxton Miller
TE1C.J. Fiedorowicz
2Ryan Griffin
3Stephen Anderson
4Rashaun Allen
LT1Duane Brown
2Kendall Lamm
3David Quessenberry
LG1Xavier Su'a-Filo
2Tony Bergstrom
C1Greg Mancz
2Nick Martin
RG1Jeff Allen
2Josh Walker
3Chad Slade
RT1Chris Clark
2Derek Newton
3Laurence Gibson
K1Nick Novak
2Ka'imi Fairbairn
3Cory Carter