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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 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. Nov 19 - 5:20 PM

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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.
Nov 12 - 7:45 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.
Nov 5 - 5:12 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 $6.2k salary on DraftKings – he projects as our RB9 in pts/$.
Nov 3 - 4:22 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.
Nov 2 - 4:22 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.
Oct 29 - 8:04 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.
Oct 15 - 5:05 PM

Lamar Miller says he's struggled to make big plays this season.

"I feel like I've got to break some more runs. I have room for improvement. Just got to keep getting better." Miller doesn't have a 20-plus yard run this season. He's Houston clear lead back, but his production is highly volume based. Miller is a low-end RB2 for Sunday's matchup with Cleveland's top-five run defense.
Oct 13 - 6:56 PM

Lamar Miller played 56-of-64 snaps (88 percent) Week 5 against the Chiefs.

D'Onta Foreman was in on nine plays and saw five touches after hitting double-digits in both categories three games in a row. It is likely game script and a fumble is to blame for the rookie's reduced role, but this is still clearly Miller's backfield. Miller will be a solid RB2 at home against the Browns this week while Foreman remains just a bench stash.
Oct 9 - 11:07 AM

Lamar Miller rushed 15 times for 74 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 15 yards in Week 5 against the Chiefs.

Miller looked good early, but fell victim to gameflow in the second half. He remained the clear lead back over D'Onta Foreman, who was held to five touches. Miller is averaging at least 16 carries through five weeks, but doesn’t have many flash plays. The Texans look committed to Miller despite D’Onta Foreman lurking. Miller will remain a volume-based RB2 for Week 6.
Oct 9 - 12:44 AM

Lamar Miller rushed 19 times for 75 yards and a touchdown and caught 4-of-5 targets for 56 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' Week 4 win over the Titans.

It was a big step forward for Miller, who scuffled in each of Houston's first three games. The Texans' offense does have hyper-efficient potential based on Deshaun Watson's improvement, which would bode very well for Miller's once-seemingly-bleak fantasy outlook. D'Onta Foreman still handled 13 carries on Sunday, but Miller remained the Texans' lead back. Miller will face a tougher challenge against the Chiefs in Week 5, but he's an every-week fantasy RB2.
Oct 1 - 4:04 PM

Lamar Miller rushed 14 times for 56 yards and caught one pass for seven yards in the Texans' Week 3 loss to the Patriots.

Miller was fine against New England, but the real story is he once again ceded double-digit touches to D'Onta Foreman, who turned his 10 touches into 90 yards. Miller was more effective on the ground than the rookie, so it is not like he is going to lose his job, but any lost volume is a concern for a back who relies on it for fantasy value. Miller will be more of a low-end RB2 this week against the Titans.
Sep 24 - 5:49 PM

Lamar Miller rushed 18 times for 61 yards in the Texans' Week 2 win, adding three receptions for 26 additional yards.

It's true that Miller was facing loaded boxes with Deshaun Watson presenting little passing threat, but as has been a theme through his Texans days, he created little yardage of his own. Backup D'Onta Foreman, to whom Miller ceded 12 carries, was more elusive, though admittedly not any more effective on the stat-sheet. Foreman was a point of emphasis for coach Bill O'Brien after receiving only one Week 1 carry. With the Texans all in on the run, an involved Foreman doesn't spell the end of Miller's RB2 candidacy, especially since he's the only one who can catch a pass. His weekly floor continues to get lower, however.
Sep 14 - 11:51 PM

Lamar Miller rushed 17 times for 65 yards and caught 2-of-2 targets for 31 yards in the Texans' Week 1 loss to the Jaguars.

The Texans' offense was abysmal enough on Sunday that Miller's 96 yards from scrimmage can be considered something of a positive. D'Onta Foreman only got one carry in reserve, and Tyler Ervin handled three. Miller remains locked in as Houston's feature back, and there is value to his workload, even if his effectiveness seems unlikely to improve significantly from 2017. On Thursday Night Football in Week 2 at Cincinnati, Miller will be a volume-based RB2 play.
Sep 10 - 5:21 PM

Lamar Miller rushed three times for 14 yards in the Texans' third preseason game.

Miller had his best run called back on a hold, but it was overall a quiet and short night for the Texans' lead back, something which was the norm this preseason. With the Texans likely hopeful to hide Tom Savage, however, Miller should get all the work he can handle once the regular season kicks off. The offensive line, the offense, and his efficiency are concerns, but that workload should keep Miller in the RB2 group.
Aug 26 - 9:41 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Savage
2T.J. Yates
RB1Lamar Miller
2D'Onta Foreman
3Andre Ellington
4Alfred Blue
5Jordan Todman
GLB1Lamar Miller
2D'Onta Foreman
3RB1Lamar Miller
2Andre Ellington
3D'Onta Foreman
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11DeAndre Hopkins
2Bruce Ellington
3Chris Thompson
WR21Will Fuller
2Braxton Miller
WR31Bruce Ellington
TE1C.J. Fiedorowicz
2Stephen Anderson
LT1Chris Clark
2Kendall Lamm
3Julie'n Davenport
LG1Xavier Su'a-Filo
C1Nick Martin
2Greg Mancz
3Kyle Fuller
RG1Jeff Allen
RT1Breno Giacomini
K1Ka'imi Fairbairn