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Lamar Miller | Running Back

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 225
College: Miami (FL)
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Lamar Miller rushed for 22 yards on six carries in Saturday's third preseason game.
He also caught all five of his targets for another 31 yards. Through three preseason games, Miller has rushed for 59 yards on 12 carries (4.91 YPC) and reeled in seven passes for 69 yards. With Ryan Tannehill loving to check down and work the short-to-intermediate parts of the field, Miller will get his fair share of targets. Currently being drafted as RB12, we like Miller in standard and PPR formats. Aug 29 - 8:45 PM

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Lamar Miller rushed three times for 32 yards in the Dolphins' preseason opener against the Bears.

Miller got three carries to start the game, broke a 27-yarder and also had an eight-yard run called back. A bit of a stir was caused when Miller was pulled for Damien Williams when the Dolphins reached the red zone, but it turned out he was simply done for the day, with Williams taking over thereafter.
Aug 13 - 8:34 PM

The Dolphins have had preliminary extension talks with Lamar Miller.

With one of the worst 2016 cap situations, Miami "can’t say for sure" if they’ll be able to keep Miller. The Dolphins reportedly view Jay Ajayi as a three-down back, but his balky knee makes Ajayi an unlikely long-term solution. Miller is making just $660K in the final year of his rookie deal.


Jul 29 - 7:07 PM

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin says the team is open to giving Lamar Miller more carries in 2015.

Miller notoriously failed to hit 20 carries in any game last year, despite averaging an explosive 5.09 yards per tote in one of the NFL's most efficient rushing offenses. Miller did handle 19 carries in each of Miami's final two games, however, and Philbin left the door open for Miller to be treated more like a workhorse this year. "I would tell you I’ve never been in a meeting where I’ve said to [OC] Bill [Lazor] or [RBs coach] Jeff Nixon or the offensive line coaches (that) ‘Lamar can’t carry the ball 20 times a game. He can’t do it,’" Philbin insisted. "I’ve never heard that. That’s never come out of my mouth. ... I would tell you, if he’s cranking and he got it 24 times a game and he’s healthy and he’s fast and he’s explosive, it doesn’t bother me one bit." If Philbin stays true to his word, Miller will offer high-end RB1 upside after finishing 2014 as fantasy's No. 9 overall back.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 28 - 1:28 PM

Lamar Miller never got 20 carries in a game last year and only went over 15 carries in 6-of-16 games.

Miller was highly productive, averaging a gaudy 5.08 YPC, catching 38 balls and scoring nine total touchdowns. But he was handed the ball just 13.5 times per game even though the Dolphins only had pitiful Daniel Thomas and Damien Williams as backups in the wake of Knowshon Moreno's injuries. Now the staff has talented Jay Ajayi to pound between the tackles, giving them another excuse not to turn Miller into a bellcow. We're not expecting more than 13-15 carries per game this year either.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 21 - 8:04 AM

ESPN Dolphins reporter James Walker does not expect Lamar Miller's usage to change this season.

Despite having zero talent behind him on the depth chart, the Dolphins have consistently limited Miller's workload. He has been given more than 20 carries only once in his three-year career, and he has seen more than 15 carries only eight times. With rookie Jay Ajayi now in town, it is unlikely Miller suddenly transforms into a 250-carry back.
Source: ESPN.com
May 23 - 10:32 AM

Lamar Miller said he's up to 225 pounds.

Miller weighed in at 212 at the 2012 Combine and played last season at 218. Entering a contract year, Miller may be looking to add weight in order to handle a bigger workload. His numbers noticeably dipped after he crossed the 15-carry threshold in games last season. The Dolphins are expected to add another back to pair with Miller. He'll likely play close to 220 this season.
Apr 1 - 12:39 PM

The Miami Herald believes Lamar Miller is secure as the Dolphins' lead back for 2015.

Reporter Barry Jackson suggests Miami may add a rookie or cheap free agent to provide competition for No. 2 back Damien Williams, but new VP of Football Operations Mike Tannenbaum is a fan of Miller's. "Lamar Miller played very well, high character, very productive," Tannenbaum said. Turning 24 next month, Miller is a top-ten running back asset in Dynasty leagues.
Mar 8 - 11:53 PM

Lamar Miller rushed 19 times for 178 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' Week 17 loss to the Jets.

Miller temporarily broke this one open with a highlight-reel 97-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. The run was the longest in Dolphins history, and one of the longest of all time. After disappointing fantasy owners across the board in 2013, Miller bounced back with a fury in a classic post-hype breakout year. He rang up 1,099 yards on 216 carries, averaging 5.09 YPC with 38 receptions and scoring nine all-purpose touchdowns. The Dolphins' coaching staff doesn't seem to view Miller as a true workhorse back, consistently holding him under 20 carries, but he proved an outstanding match for first-year OC Bill Lazor's space-creating run scheme. Miller should return in 2015 as Miami's clear feature back. He turns 24 in April and is owed a cheap base salary entering his contract year. We suspect Miller will be a third-round pick in 2015 re-draft leagues. He's a borderline RB1 in Dynasty.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 05:32:00 PM

Lamar Miller rushed 19 times for 92 yards and a touchdown and caught five balls for 58 yards in the Dolphins' Week 16 win over the Vikings.

Miller was very active in the receiving game early, amassing four receptions for 52 yards in the first half alone. He did get tripped up from behind on a 12-yard second-quarter screen pass that nearly went for a touchdown. Miller was Miami's entire offense in the first half, amassing 104 total yards in the initial two quarters. Miller put the bow on his blowup game with a one-yard touchdown run early in the fourth. Miller has shown the ability to be a quality feature back this season, following a disappointing 2013. The Dolphins will finish their season against the Jets in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:30:00 PM

Lamar Miller's yards per carry average drops dramatically after his tenth carry of a game.

According to the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson, Miller has averaged 5.4 yards per carry on his first 10 carries of a game this season, but is averaging only 2.5 yards per carry from his 11th carry on. The stunning drop-off in effectiveness could help explain why Miller is averaging 12.7 carries a game this season despite being clearly the best runner on Miami's roster. Miller's upside will always be capped by his limited touches, but he is still a solid RB2 in a good matchup against the Vikings this week.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 01:02:00 PM

Lamar Miller rushed 16 times for 47 yards in the Dolphins' Week 15 loss to the Patriots, adding a 10-yard reception.

Miller was heavily involved early, but got the rock just four times after halftime as the Dolphins struggled to keep the game close. Miller is now averaging just 15.8 touches over his past five games, a timeframe in which the Dolphins have gone 2-3. He'll be a mid-range RB2 for the fantasy finals against the Vikings.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 04:58:00 PM

Lamar Miller's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said it's "disappointing" the Dolphins aren't using Miller more.

Along with everyone else outside of the Dolphins' coaching staff, we agree. Miller is averaging 4.8 YPC, but OC Bill Lazor and coach Joe Philbin insist on limiting his workload and using Daniel Thomas and Damien Williams behind him. Splitting the load is fine, but not when you're limiting a clearly-superior player. Miller isn't worn down or tired. He averages 12 carries a game when he should be seeing about 18. It's keeping Miller as an RB2 instead of an RB1.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 09:39:00 AM

Lamar Miller rushed 12 times for 53 yards in the Dolphins' Week 14 loss to the Ravens, adding five catches for 36 additional yards.

Miller looked extremely shifty in the open field, but got the ball only 17 times on a day where the Dolphins mustered just 13 points. Miller has proven essentially matchup proof, but the Dolphins keep limiting his workloads. As such, he's a mid-range RB2 when he could be an RB1.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 05:40:00 PM

Lamar Miller rushed for 56 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries in the Dolphins' Week 13 win over the Jets on Monday night.

He added two catches for 11 yards on three targets. Miller got the lion's share of the work out of the backfield, out-touching Daniel Thomas 15-2. That's how it should be. However, the Dolphins didn't use Miller much at all in the first half, as he rushed one time for no gain. Miller tied the game at 13-13 with his four-yard touchdown plunge in the fourth quarter. He'll be a low-end RB2/FLEX in a tough home date with the Ravens' top-ranked run defense in Week 14.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 11:42:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Tannehill
2Matt Moore
3McLeod Bethel-Thompson
4Josh Freeman
RB1Lamar Miller
2Damien Williams
3LaMichael James
4Jay Ajayi
5Mike Gillislee
GLB1Lamar Miller
2Damien Williams
3RB1Lamar Miller
2Damien Williams
WR11Jarvis Landry
2Kenny Stills
3Matt Hazel
4Cobi Hamilton
WR21Greg Jennings
2DeVante Parker
3Rishard Matthews
4Damarr Aultman
WR31Kenny Stills
TE1Jordan Cameron
2Dion Sims
3Jake Stoneburner
4Tim Semisch
K1Caleb Sturgis
2Andrew Franks