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Lamar Miller | Running Back | #26

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 225
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 4 (97) / MIA
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Lamar Miller rushed eight times for 37 yards in the Texans' Week 17 loss to the Colts.
Miller seemed to be phased out of the offense the final three weeks of the season, totaling just 27 carries in that span, while Alfred Blue was given more of the workload. The Texans never seemed comfortable with Miller as a true feature back, first complementing him with rookie D'Onta Foreman earlier in the year before his season-ending Achilles' tear. After amassing a 268-1,073-5 rushing line last season, his first with Houston, Miller followed it up with a 238-888-3 line this season, adding 36 catches for 327 yards and three touchdowns. The three receiving scores set a new career best. But Miller was mostly a fantasy nightmare. He's under contract through 2019, but the guaranteed money on Miller's deal is up. Miller is still relatively young, turning 27 in April. Sun, Dec 31, 2017 04:13:00 PM

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Lamar Miller rushed 10 times for 55 yards while catching one pass for 10 yards in in Monday's Week 16 loss to the Steelers.

This was the second straight game in which Miller was out-carried by Alfred Blue as Miller now has just 11 touches in each of the past two games. Miller's second season with the Texans has been trending downwards much like the majority of the offense. At best, Miller will only be a flex option in Week 17 against the Colts.
Mon, Dec 25, 2017 07:57:00 PM

Lamar Miller managed 32 yards on nine carries and caught 2-of-4 targets for one yard in the Texans' Week 15 loss to Jacksonville.

Game script worked strongly against the case of Miller, who never even had a chance in the Texans' 45-7 blowout loss to Jacksonville. Another blowout loss could be on tap when the Texans face the Steelers in Week 16. Miller will be best viewed as a boom-bust RB2/flex option in that matchup.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 04:42:00 PM

Lamar Miller rushed 17 times for 53 yards and caught two passes for seven yards in the Texans' Week 14 loss to the 49ers.

Miller did briefly leave with an injury in the second quarter, but he dominated the backfield work outside of that. Unfortunately, he could not find any room against a 49ers defense which has been surprisingly good the last two weeks. With Jacksonville up next, Miller will be just a volume-based RB2 next week.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 05:32:00 PM

Lamar Miller rushed 15 times for 56 yards and caught four passes for 38 yards in Week 13 against the Titans.

Miller struggled to get anything going in a game the Texans played from behind. He lost some pass-game work to Andre Ellington, but still finished with 19 touches. Alfred Blue suffered a concussion, leaving Miller without any threat for carries. Miller will be an RB2 for a Week 14 matchup with the 49ers.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 04:42:00 PM

Lamar Miller (knee) wasn't listed on the Texans' final injury report for Week 13 against the Titans.

Miller got a breather on Wednesday but was removed from the injury report after getting in limited sessions on both Thursday and Friday. He'll lead the backfield on Sunday with Alfred Blue mixing in as a change-of-pace option.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 03:15:00 PM

Lamar Miller (knee) returned to a limited practice on Thursday.

Miller sat out Wednesday's practice but was probably just getting a rest day coming off the Monday night game. This puts him on track to play Sunday at Tennessee. Miller had one of his best games of the season when he faced the Titans earlier this year, producing 131 yards from scrimmage (75 rushing, 56 receiving) and a touchdown on 23 touches in Week 4.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 04:52:00 PM

Lamar Miller rushed 17 times for 51 yards and one touchdown in the Texans' Week 12 loss to the Ravens.

He caught one of his three targets in the pass game for a gain of seven. Miller got the scoring started with a four-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. He appeared to get hurt in the next frame, but Miller was out there to start the second half, though he didn't do much after the break. The volume is there to keep Miller as a back-end RB2 next week against the Titans.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 11:52:00 PM

Lamar Miller rushed 22 times for 61 yards and caught 4-of-5 targets for 22 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' Week 11 win over the Cardinals.

Miller struggled a bit early, but he had a great run to set up the offense at the five on the last play of the first quarter, and he converted the touchdown with a seven-yard catch a couple plays later. It was his third receiving touchdown of the season, a new career high. Miller ended up ceding work to D'Onta Foreman in the second half, but the rookie suffered what looked like a torn Achilles' and is likely out for the season. That should leave Miller as the clear lead back the rest of the way, and he will be a volume-based RB2 next week against the Ravens.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 05:20:00 PM

Lamar Miller rushed 11 times for 60 yards and caught his only target for 14 yards in the Texans' Week 10 loss to the Rams.

Miller started the game hot, breaking off big plays for a surprisingly effective Texans attack and finishing the first half with 78 total yards. He went backward on his limited touches in the second-half, however, and coach Bill O'Brien made the confounding decision to go away from Miller as the offense imploded late in the game, giving a couple drives to Alfred Blue. It is unlikely that carries over into next week, but Miller will still be no better than an RB2 against the Cardinals.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 07:45:00 PM

Lamar Miller rushed 10 times for 57 yards in the Texans' Week 9 loss to the Colts, adding three receptions for 34 additional yards.

With Tom Savage completely melting down under center, Miller was lucky to post the yardage he did. Not that Miller was any great asset at sustaining drives, but it's hard to find running lanes when the quarterback isn't presenting a passing threat. Miller was actually out-carried 11-10 by D'Onta Foreman, but out-gained him 57-37 on the ground. Per Pro Football Focus, Miller out-snapped Foreman 52-20. With Savage under center and Foreman re-involved behind him, Miller will be a shaky RB2 for Week 10 against the Rams.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 05:12:00 PM

Lamar Miller (knee) wasn't listed on the Texans' final injury report for Week 9 against the Colts.

Miller got in a full practice Friday after he was limited the last two days. There wasn't concern over his Week 9 status. With Deshaun Watson out for the year, the Texans should ride Miller and D'Onta Foreman as they try to hide Tom Savage.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: While Miller hasn’t topped 75 rushing yards yet this season, he’s flashed his upside through his work as a pass-catcher. In Week 4, he was able to post 131 total yards (56 receiving) and he scored twice. In addition to extra carries, Tom Savage may lean on Miller often as a safety valve when attacking through the air. The back has a great spot for a volume boost as the Colts are allowing the most total TDs (1.3/g) and 3rd-most receiving yards (57.8/g) to RBs. Miller has only found the paint in two games but he scored twice in both. He has the upside to beat his $6.2k salary on DraftKings – he projects as our RB9 in pts/$.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 04:22:00 PM

Lamar Miller (knee) was limited at Thursday's practice.

He was also limited at Wednesday's session. It's safe to assume the Texans are just rationing his practice reps. Miller has pulled away from D'Onta Foreman in recent weeks, out-touching the rookie 72-30 over the last four games. Consider him a volume-based RB2 going forward.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 04:22:00 PM

Lamar Miller rushed 21 times for 54 yards and a touchdown while hauling in all three of his targets for 19 yards and another score in the Texans' Week 8 loss to the Seahawks.

Miller did not start out particularly strong, but he ripped off a 13-yard gain to set up the offense inside the five in the first quarter and finished off the drive with a touchdown the next play. That was about the end of his success on the ground, but he got open in the end zone in the fourth quarter for a receiving score. More importantly for his fantasy outlook, D'Onta Foreman was completely shut out in Seattle, making it abundantly clear this is Miller's backfield moving forward. He will a borderline RB1 next week against the Colts.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 08:04:00 PM

Lamar Miller rushed 15 times for 41 yards with three receptions for 40 yards in the Texans' Week 6 win over the Browns.

Despite playing with a huge lead for nearly the entire game, Miller found little room to run against a Browns' defense that has been surprisingly strong all season to start the year. Miller has yet to rush for more than 75 yards in a game this season but was able to turn in a usable performance due to tacking on the receiving yardage. Miller now has 175 receiving yards on the season on 15 catches after having just 188 receiving yards on 31 catches all of 2016. Miller will be a volume-based RB2 for fantasy when Houston plays in Seattle Week 8.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 05:05:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Deshaun Watson
2Taylor Heinicke
RB1Lamar Miller
2D'Onta Foreman
3Tyler Ervin
4Troymaine Pope
GLB1Lamar Miller
2D'Onta Foreman
3RB1Lamar Miller
2Tyler Ervin
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11DeAndre Hopkins
2Braxton Miller
3Cobi Hamilton
WR21Will Fuller
2Chris Thompson
3DeAndrew White
4Deante' Gray
WR31Braxton Miller
TE1C.J. Fiedorowicz
2Ryan Griffin
3Stephen Anderson
4Ryan Malleck
5MyCole Pruitt
LT1Julie'n Davenport
2Jake Rodgers
LG1Chad Slade
2Kyle Fuller
C1Nick Martin
RG1Jeff Allen
2Greg Mancz
RT1Kendall Lamm
2David Quessenberry
3Derek Newton
K1Ka'imi Fairbairn