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Lamar Miller | Running Back

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 224
College: Miami (FL)
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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. Dec 28 - 5:32 PM

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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.
Dec 21 - 5:30 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.
Dec 20 - 1:02 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.
Dec 14 - 4:58 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.
Dec 10 - 9:39 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.
Dec 7 - 5:40 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.
Dec 1 - 11:42 PM

Lamar Miller (knee) is probable for Week 13.

Miller is averaging 14 touches and 83 total yards over his last two games. He'll be a low-end RB2 against a Jets defense that will be without RE Muhammad Wilkerson this week.
Nov 29 - 3:36 PM

Lamar Miller (knee) is practicing in full for Week 13.

Miller will be ready to rock for Monday evening's game with the Jets, but won't be more than a low-end RB2 against one of the league's best run defenses.
Nov 27 - 2:26 PM

Lamar Miller rushed 12 times for 59 yards in Miami's Week 12 loss to the Broncos, adding an eight-yard reception.

Miller got off to a hot start, rolling up 38 yards on four first-quarter carries, but was contained thereafter as the Dolphins went pass heavy. The lowlight of Miller's day came on Miami's opening drive, as he was vultured by Daniel Thomas for a three-yard touchdown. The good news is, neither Miller's knee nor shoulder appeared to be an issue. Miller has a tough Week 13 assignment in the Jets' elite run defense. He'll be a low-end RB2.
Nov 23 - 8:08 PM

Lamar Miller (knee, shoulder) is active for Week 12 against the Broncos.

Miller's mid-week knee issue amounted to little more than a scare, though a normal workload can't be considered an article of faith. With a tough matchup, Miller is a low-end RB2. Damien Williams and Daniel Thomas should both get work. Inactive for the Dolphins are CB Cortland Finnegan, CB Jalil Brown, WR Charles Clay, LB Jonathan Freeny, OT Nate Garner, DT Anthony Johnson and OG Billy Turner.
Nov 23 - 2:54 PM

A source tells the Miami Herald that Lamar Miller (knee) will play in Sunday's game at Denver.

Miller's shoulder is not thought to be a real concern anymore, but he did pop up with a knee injury sustained in practice this week. It sounds like nothing to be overly concerned with. Miller was able to practice on a limited basis both Thursday and Friday, and the Herald's sources have been spot on with injuries this season. Owners can pencil Miller in as a low-end RB2 for Sunday's 4:25pm ET start.
Nov 23 - 9:37 AM

Lamar Miller is now fighting a knee injury in addition to the shoulder issue he's been battling.

Miller suffered a shoulder sprain back in Week 9, but got over it reasonably quickly and earned a "probable" tag ahead of Week 11. That appears to be on the back burner now as a mid-week knee injury is what has him listed "questionable." The good news is Miller got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday, and stated he expects to play. The bad news is that Sunday's game at Denver is a 4:25pm ET start and the backup situation is murky. In Week 11, Daniel Thomas played 25 snaps and got five touches (all rushes). More talented Damien Williams played nine snaps and got two touches (all catches).
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 21 - 6:03 PM

Lamar Miller (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 12.

There have been no indications that Miller's playing status is in danger for Sunday's clash with the Broncos. Miller's fantasy owners need to continue to monitor the situation, but he can be penciled in as a lower-end RB2. Per the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson, Miller "expects to play Sunday."
Nov 21 - 2:56 PM

Lamar Miller (shoulder) was downgraded to "limited" on Thursday.

A mid-week downgrade would typically be a concern, but we haven't come across any information about Miller tweaking his shoulder in Wednesday's practice. More than likely, the Dolphins are just limiting his practice reps ahead of a tough matchup with the Broncos. Miller will be a low-end RB2 for Week 12.
Nov 20 - 3:49 PM