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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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Lamar Miller rushed 21 times for 80 yards in Houston's Week 3 loss to the Patriots, adding four catches for 27 additional yards.
Miller was a rare bright spot this evening, grinding out extremely tough yards for an offense that was nonexistent through the air. Miller benefitted a little from garbage time, where he busted out a long run of 15 yards. The Texans' banged up line isn't opening up holes for its new running back, but Miller continues to accrue monster workloads. He's gotten the ball 84 times in three games. He had a brief knee scare this evening, but missed only a handful of plays, looking no worse for the wear. Miller should remain a bell-cow in Week 4, and will be an RB1 against the Titans. Sep 22 - 11:44 PM

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Lamar Miller thinks the running game is "very close" to breaking out.

Miller has had some nice runs this season, but he is averaging just 3.6 yards per carry on 53 attempts. He entered the season with a 4.6 average for his career. "It's still a work in progress," Miller said. "I think the line has been doing a great job at getting to the right guy. I've just got to be decisive and hit the hole." Miller has faced two tough fronts the first two weeks, but he will get an easier test Thursday night against a Patriots defense which has given up 4.6 yards per carry through two weeks. He is a locked-in RB1 for that matchup.
Sep 22 - 9:13 AM

Lamar Miller carried the ball 25 times for 83 yards while adding two catches for 14 yards Week 2 against the Chiefs.

After setting a new career-high with 28 carries Week 1, Miller saw what would have been a career-high entering the season in his second game with the Texans. He has struggled with efficiency through two weeks, but he has played better than the numbers. He will be a locked-in RB1 Thursday night against the Patriots.
Sep 18 - 7:09 PM

Lamar Miller said "it felt good" to be the focal point of the offense Week 1.

Miller set new career-highs both in carries (28) and touches (32) in his first game with the Texans. "Just coming here, an organization that’s a winning organization and just getting the opportunity to show my skill set and my ability," Miller said, "it feels good so far." After being criminally underused in Miami, Miller should see plenty of work this season. He is a high-end RB1 heading into a matchup with the Chiefs Week 2.
Source: ESPN
Sep 13 - 9:36 AM

Lamar Miller rushed 28 times for 106 yards in the Texans' Week 1 win over the Bears.

He added 11 yards on four catches. It was not a great efficiency day for Miller, but 32 touches is easily the biggest workload he has seen in his career, which is a promising development considering how he was used -- or more correctly not used -- in Miami. Miller did open the game strong, gaining 83 yards on 15 carries in the first half, and he would have likely found the end zone if not for a couple penalties down by the goal line. Miller will have much bigger games if he keeps being used like this. He is a solid RB1 even in a tough matchup against the Chiefs next week.
Sep 11 - 4:42 PM

Lamar Miller praised the Texans' coaching staff for using him "to the best of my abilities."

"They use you to your skill set, whatever your strong suit is," Miller said. "They get guys in space and try to make big plays and keep the chains moving." After being ridiculously limited with the Dolphins, Miller is poised for a big season in a three-down role in Houston. He is a solid RB1 Week 1 against the Bears.
Sep 10 - 9:42 AM

Lamar Miller collected four yards and a touchdown on four carries in Sunday’s regular season dress rehearsal.

He failed to reel in his only target. It was a frustrating outing for Miller, who could only muster a long of three yards against Arizona’s stout front seven. He was able to salvage the afternoon with a one-yard touchdown on Houston’s opening drive. Miller averaged a tepid 3.6 yards per carry in his three preseason appearances, but he’ll be fine when the games start counting. After being underused in Miami for four years, Miller should be in for a breakout season.
Aug 28 - 5:37 PM

Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman "keep(s) hearing" from scouts around the league that Lamar Miller "might have a season for the ages."

We haven't had a blurb on Miller in over two months, and found this a perfect opportunity to change that. By all accounts, Miller has looked tremendous at training camp, with longtime Texans beat writer John McClain saying Miller's acceleration "looks like he's been shot out of a cannon." McClain also talked up Miller's pass catching and blocking. Some scouts told Freeman they think Miller could lead the league in rushing. After being completely miscast in Miami, Miller is going to be a workhorse for coach Bill O'Brien in an offense that was third in pace in 2015. Miller is a legit RB1 and first-round fantasy pick.
Aug 17 - 3:37 PM

According to the Houston Chronicle, Lamar Miller will have a "versatile role as an inside and outside running presence" with the Texans, and "figures to be a healthy part of the passing game."

The Texans saw firsthand what Miller could do as an all-purpose threat in Week 7 last year, as he parlayed 14 carries into 175 yards and a touchdown with three catches for 61 yards and an additional score in a 44-26 Dolphins win over Houston. Even so, Miller averaged just 15 touches per game his final year in Miami. The 25-year-old's workload is certain to grow on a Texans team that has ranked No. 1 and No. 5 in the NFL in rushing attempts since Bill O'Brien took over as coach. Miller made significant strides in the passing game last year, setting career highs in catches, receiving yards, and yards per catch, and grading out as a top-three pass-blocking back at Pro Football Focus.
Jun 5 - 11:24 PM

According to the Houston Chronicle, new Texans RB Lamar Miller "had grown weary of being underutilized in the Dolphins' offense."

Miller averaged just 15 touches per game last season despite managing 4.5 yards per carry and 8.4 yards per catch. "I know in this offense, they get their running backs involved," Miller said. "I just wanted to be a part of that. I feel like with my skill set, I can help this offense." With the money they're paying Miller and a clear commitment to the run under coach Bill O'Brien (at least as he's searched for a quarterback), Miller should average 18-20 weekly touches in 2016. He'll be a much stronger bet for RB1 production than he was with the Dolphins.
Mar 10 - 10:02 PM

Texans agreed to terms with RB Lamar Miller, formerly of the Dolphins, on a four-year, $26 million contract.

The deal includes $14 million guaranteed, and is worth an annual $6.5 million. It's more than fair for a 25-year-old back (in April) who owns a 4.6 career YPC, catches passes and rarely gets hurt. It's surprising the Dolphins were so willing to let Miller walk while handing out gobs of money to veteran defensive free agents. Miller could remain part of a committee in Houston, but will undoubtedly be chairman. His fantasy game might finally explode in 2016. He's a firm RB1.
Mar 9 - 3:27 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Texans remain the "team to beat" for free agent Lamar Miller, but that the Cowboys are "in the mix."

Miller appears to be as good as gone from Miami. Both the Texans and Cowboys have massive needs at running back. Miller hasn't been strongly linked to anyone else.
Mar 9 - 2:12 PM

The Houston Chronicle reports Lamar Miller is expected to cost "roughly $6.5 million per year."

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Texans are making a "strong push" to sign Miller, and the Chronicle echoes those sentiments. Considering Chris Ivory reportedly got more than $6 million per year from the Jaguars, signing the much younger and more versatile Miller for "just" $6.5 million would be a steal. The Cowboys are also reportedly interested.
Mar 8 - 10:33 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Texans are making a "strong push" for free agent Lamar Miller.

Per Rapsheet, the sides are "working toward a deal." Durable, versatile and consistently productive, Miller could end up the running back gem of this year's free agent class. He's just 25 (in April). He'd be a big loss for the Dolphins, and an ideal Arian Foster replacement for the Texans.
Mar 8 - 1:59 PM

The Miami Herald has heard the Cowboys are a "possibility" to land free agent Lamar Miller.

Teams linked to Miller thus far include the Cowboys, Texans, and Buccaneers. For Miller's Dynasty owners, Dallas would be an ideal landing spot behind the NFL's premier offensive line with Tony Romo and Dez Bryant due back healthy.
Mar 8 - 10:47 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Brock Osweiler
2Tom Savage
3Brandon Weeden
RB1Lamar Miller
2Alfred Blue
3Tyler Ervin
4Jonathan Grimes
GLB1Lamar Miller
2Alfred Blue
3RB1Lamar Miller
2Tyler Ervin
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11DeAndre Hopkins
2Braxton Miller
3Keith Mumphery
WR21Will Fuller
2Jaelen Strong
WR31Braxton Miller
TE1Ryan Griffin
2C.J. Fiedorowicz
3Stephen Anderson
LT1Duane Brown
2Chris Clark
LG1Xavier Su'a-Filo
C1Greg Mancz
2Tony Bergstrom
RG1Jeff Allen
2Oday Aboushi
RT1Derek Newton
2Kendall Lamm
K1Nick Novak