The Dolphins, 49ers, Cardinals and Jets were the teams listed by Josina Anderson as possible suitors for Spiller. (Source: Josina Anderson via Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: If Spiller is indeed targeted by the Dolphins it could be very damaging to Lamar Miller's fantasy outlook. Both RBs have a similar skill set that could keep Miller as a second fiddle instead of lead horse. Competition is expected to be added, but most dynasty owners are hoping for a less known name or going forward with Damien Williams.
Miller finished his season on a high note as he rushed for 178 yards on 19 carries. Miller showed his speed as he broke the Dolphins record for longest run with his 97 yard TD. The run put Miller over a 1,000 yards on the year.
Fantasy Impact: Unlike the Dolphins, Miller finished the season strong with two of his best games. Miller showed what he could do with a full game worth of carries but was dinged up in both. The Dolphins are likely to add an other RB to split time with Miller in the off season.
Miller has not been listed on the injury report after missing most of the fourth quarter against the Vikings. It's a great sign as Miller is coming off one of his best games as a pro but was unable to finish the game as Damien Williams took the final key drives.
Fantasy Impact: Miller will be ready to face off against a tough Jets run defense, he had success in the first matchup and the Dolphins will likely try to get him to a thousand yards on the season. Miller will be a low end RB2.
According to Dolphins OC Bill Lazor, Lamar Miller was missing from most of the fourth quarter of the Vikings game due to "wear and tear" and an play count issue. Lazor said it wasn't an injury but it seems like Miller was unable to finish the game after receiving an increased workload. (Source: Andrew Abramson)
Fantasy Impact: Miller isn't a big back and this may show why the Dolphins have refused to give Miller a workhorse like part in the offense. Miller will be a low end RB2 in his final game against the Jets.
Lamar Miller received 19 carries for 92 yards and a TD. He also caught five passes for 58 yards as the Dolphins finally fed Miller and for the most part stayed with him. The final two drives however were with Damien Williams in at RB.
Fantasy Impact: Miller impressed with the increased workload and it could be easier for him to reach one thousand yards in the Dolphins' final game. Although the Jets are a rough matchup for next week, expect the Dolphins to try help Miller reach the mark. He will be a RB2.
Miller will need to get 171 yards in his final two games in order to break a thousand yards for the first time. However he has had a dry spell he needs to break as he has failed to reach 60 rushing yards since Week 11 against Buffalo.
Fantasy Impact: Helping Miller's case is that Daniel Thomas is inactive against the Vikings meaning there will be more snaps for Miller and hopefully more carries as well. Limited touches have limited his value but in a plus matchup and with Thomas out, Miller will be a nice RB2.
Lamar Miller had 17 touches for 57 yards. He had one catch for 10, and 16 carries for 47 yards.
Fantasy Impact: Miller got the high end of his usual 12 to 16 carries but was unable to get anything going. The second half was ugly, only garbage passing yards to the receivers helped owners in playoffs.
Lamar Miller's agent has spoken up about the usage of Miller which has been very underwhelming to this point. (Source: Armando Salguero on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Clearly Miller hasn't been getting the amount of touches he should be getting as he has been running very well throughout the season. While Miller has battled some injuries, running the ball should have been a priority with the Dolphins' pass blocking issues. Hopefully Miller will start to carry a bigger load this week against the Patriots. Until it happens, Miller will be a low-end RB2.
Lamar Miller saw 17 touches as he had five catches for 36 yards and 12 carries for 53 more. Once again the Dolphins refused to continue to feed Miller when he was running well. They abandoned the run in the second half and failed to get anything going.
Fantasy Impact: Miller is playing very well but continues to be under utilized. Although Miller saw more activity in the passing game, he was unable to score and did not record more than his usual 12 to 15 carries. Unless the Dolphins change the way they use Miller he will be limited as a RB2.
Lamar Miller finished with 15 touches for 67 total yards. He had two catches for 11 yards, and 13 carries for 56. Miller also scored a TD to tie the game in the fourth.
Fantasy Impact: As has been the trend, Miller only received 13 carries despite finding good running lanes. He only had three carries at halftime in a one score game. At this point it is very clear that Miller won't be getting a huge workload even though he has done very well running against tough defenses. Miller will remain a RB2 with his limited touches.
Lamar Miller will play against the Jets today, it never seemed like Miller was in any danger of missing the game but he has been banged up. Miller is likely to see his usual twelve to sixteen rushes and a few catches as well.
Fantasy Impact: Miller will be a RB2 and benefits from the Jets missing Mo Wilkerson which should allow more running lanes to be present. Miller has ran very well this season the only thing holding him back has been his lack of work horse like carries.
Miller appeared to play without limitations and received 12 carries for 59 yards and a catch for 8 more.
Fantasy Impact: Miller ran well against the Broncos in the first half but the Dolphins reeled back on the run in the second half. Daniel Thomas stole valuable points from Miller as he vultured a goal line TD on the first drive. Next up is a Jets defense that is stingy against the run.
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald says that despite Lamar Miller being questionable with a new knee injury he still expects to play. Miller will need to be monitored before kickoff to make sure that is the case. (Source: Barry Jackson on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: If Miller is a go it could be another game that he will play with a limited role. A snap count could make for a very risky start against an already tough Broncos defense. As of now Miller will be a flex play only.
Lamar practiced in full on Wednesday. Because the Dolphins' last game was a Thursday night matchup, he's had 10 days to tend to a separated shoulder that he has played with the last two weeks. (Source: Dolphins.com)
Fantasy Impact: It's a good sign that Miller was not limited in any way. If last week versus the Bills is a valid indicator, Miller should get the bulk of the carries and be a sound RB2 start.
Miller had 17 touches for 98 yards against the bills. He rebounded nicely after playing limited snaps last week. He ran well against a good Buffalo D but couldn't score and saw few carries prior to the half.
Fantasy Impact: With an extended break before the next game Miller should be ready to go again against the Broncos. He will be a RB2 against a solid Denver run defense.
Lamar Miller is listed as probable on the team injury report, and is expected to play in Thursday night's game against Buffalo. Miller is still dealing with a shoulder he injured two weeks ago in the San Diego game. (Source: Sun Sentinel)
Fantasy Impact: Try and look for help elsewhere. Start Miller only if there is no other choice. His role was limited and part of a rotation last week against the Detroit Lions, playing only 18% of the snaps producing only six yards on five carries. Expect something similar Thursday night - like Detroit, Buffalo has a top-ten rush defense.
As expected going into the game Miller was limited against the lions. He only carried the ball four times for 10 yards and had a catch for negative yardage. He was barely on the field and spurned owners who started him as Williams and Thomas received most of the work.
Fantasy Impact: In a game that had the offense struggling to run, Miller appeared to be getting limited playing time. Hopefully his shoulder will improve and allow him to get his normal workload. He must be watched through the week to make sure he practices.
Lamar Miller is expected to play Sunday against the Detroit Lions, but more than likely on a limited basis. (Source: Adam Beasley on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Owners that have better options should exercise them. Limited carries (while nursing an injured shoulder) against the second-ranked run defense helps no one. Daniel Thomas and Damien Williams are due to make contributions.
Lamar Miller practiced on a limited basis catching passes and doing individual drills on Wednesday. He stepped out for contact drills. He's nursing a separated left shoulder injury sustained in Sunday's game against San Diego. (Source: Miami Herald)
Fantasy Impact: For now, it looks like Miller may play when Miami faces the Detroit Lions on Sunday. However, Detroit is the number one overall ranked defense and are second against the rush. Temper those expectations.
Lamar Miller separated his shoulder in Sunday's game against the Chargers. He is listed as day to day. Miller has 518 yards on 106 carries (4.9 avg) this season. (Source: Miami Herald)
Fantasy Impact: Obviously this is a situation to monitor. The Dolphins face the stout run defense of the Lions this weekend, so Miller would be a tough start even with a good shoulder. Daniel Thomas or Damien Williams would replace MIller if he can't play.
Lamar Miller left the game in the 3rd quarter after injuring his shoulder. Miller rushed 11 times for 49 yards and 1 touchdown. He also caught 1 pass for 8 yards. (Source: sun-sentinel.com)
Fantasy Impact: Miller looked good before he went down in the 3rd quarter. We'll have to monitor the practice reports throughout the week. If he plays he's still a strong RB 2 with RB 1 upside. If he can't go I expect to see a committee with Daniel Thomas and Damien Williams in the backfield.
Miller rushed for 78 yards on 14 carries and failed to score. Despite winning the Dolphins offense struggle for most of the game limiting Miller's production.
Fantasy Impact: It was an average game for miller in a favorable matchup. Although a bigger day was expected for Miller, owners should be glad that he was able to get some carries while killing the clock and salvage his day.
Fantasy Impact: Probably not much to see here, but something to monitor on the practice reports throughout the week. Miller is still a solid RB2 with RB1 upside as the Dolphins face the Jaguars this Sunday. Daniel Thomas would be the backup behind Miller if for some reason he can't go.
Miller ran 18 times for 61 yards and an touchdown in the first game without Moreno, he also had 2 catches for 22 yards. Miller got most of the carries with exception of a some Daniel Thomas carries here and there.
Fantasy Impact: Miller did not have his usual 5 YPC but still managed to score in a game which had Tannehill dissecting a bad Bears defense. Miller should continue to see the majority of carries and should remain in lineups as a starter.
Lamar Miller is Miami's starting running back now that Knowshon Moreno is out for the year with an ACL tear. The complication of sharing carries with Moreno is over. (Source: Sun Sentinel)
Fantasy Impact: While Moreno was the desired workhorse back for the Dolphins, they have to use Miller differently. He hasn't rushed more than 15 times in a game this season - but that's a situation that may change. The Dolphins like to throw to him as well which netted him 17 total touches alltogether against the Packers. He currently leads the team in rushing with 330 yards and three touchdowns. Lamar Miller is a low-end RB1 and a weekly fantasy play in all formats.
Lamar Miller is Miami's starting running back now that Knowshon Moreno is out for the year with an ACL tear. The complication of sharing carries with Moreno is over. (Source: Sun Sentinel)
Fantasy Impact: While Moreno was the desired workhorse back for the Dolphins, they have to use Miller differently. He hasn't rushed more than 15 times in a game this season but that's a situation that may change. The Dolphins like to throw to him as well which netted him 17 total touches alltogether against the Packers. He currently leads the team in rushing with 330 yards and three touchdowns. Lamar Miller is a low-end RB1 and a weekly fantasy play in all formats.
He also caught three passes for 40 yards. He outnumbered Knowshon Moreno in total touches 17 to 7. Miller started off slowly but eventually ran hard showing great burst into and out of the line. (Source: Miami Herald)
Fantasy Impact: Miller continues the productive rushing trend that began with Moreno's absence. Miller is a weekly play, but a cautious play because only crystal ball owners know how the timeshare with Moreno is going to evolve as Moreno gets healthier. On Sunday, Miller got the bulk of the carries, but that could certainly change going forward. Miller owners might want to sell high while his value is at its peak.
Knowshon Moreno is returning to the Dolphin backfield, and while Lamar Miller should start on Sunday against the Packers, it's not clear what the workload split will be. Lamar Miller is averaging 5.7 yards per carry, his longest run so far is 24 yards. (Source: Palm Beach Post)
Fantasy Impact: It's a prime matchup for Miami with their 5th-ranked rushing offense vs Green Bay's 32nd-ranked rush defense. Yes, the Packers are dead last, giving up an average of 163 yards rushing per game. For Miami to have a chance on Sunday, they have to limit Aaron Rodgers' time on the field, so a run-heavy game plan would make sense. Lamar Miller has to be a start in lineups despite the presence of Moreno, but it's a situation that may not end well if Moreno picks up where he left off pre-injury.
Look at the way the speedy Miller has been breaking tackles, running downhill. Look at his improvement as a receiver and in pass protection.
Miller has an impressive 49 carries for 277 yards and two touchdowns for the season, including a career-best 108 yards rushing against Kansas City. (Source: SunSentinel.com)
Fantasy Impact: Miller did have a fumble on the goal line last Sunday, but the coaches let him redeem himself with a TD run on the next drive. I am definitely impressed with what I've seen from him since he's become "the guy" in Miami's rush attack. Miller is finally finding the cutback lanes and then using his speed to get away from defenders. With Moreno out at least 4 more weeks, I will enjoy some Miller-time in the meantime and regularly start him as my RB2.
Lamar Miller rushed for 64 yards on 12 attempts. His two scores mark the first multi-TD game of his career. One blight on an otherwise good day was a fumble at the goal line. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Not a bad follow up to his 15/108 performance last week. Daniel Thonas and Damien Williams shared the load with both getting five carries each. Miller owners need to enjoy this trend while they can - Moreno will be returning soon.
Lamar Miller rushed 15 times, his longest run of the day was for 24 yards. He also caught four passes for 24 yards. 7.2 yards a carry: a bright performance in an otherwise dismal day for the Dolphins. (Source: Sun Sentinel)
Fantasy Impact: Daniel Thomas rushed twice for 15 yards and Damien Williams only carried the ball once for a three yard loss. 132 total yards is a good sign going forward for Miller owners. In Knowshon Moreno's absence, he was given practically all the carries and looked good doing it.
Miller, getting extended action in the absence of Knowshon Moreno, finished with a career-high 108 yards. “It’s a good feeling, but I’ve still got a lot of room for improvement,” Miller said of his second career 100-yard rushing performance. “I give the credit to the offensive line. They’ve been doing a great job throughout this whole season so far.” (Source: MiamiDolphins.com)
Fantasy Impact: When Miller can break through the first line of defenders, he uses his speed to run to daylight. This was on full display Sunday afternoon as he broke a couple of big runs on the Chiefs. Miller was also trusted on most passing downs and secured all the passes that came his way. He will continue to see about fifteen carries per game and a couple of catches with Moreno on the sideline. The offensive line looks improved in the run game, and Mike Pouncey's return is imminent. Number 26 proved he can be trusted as an RB2 when he gets enough touches.
Miller has practiced all week in spite of leaving the game with an ankle sprain he suffered in the fourth quarter on Sunday against the Bills. Team sources say that Miller could have returned to play if needed. He ended the day with 11 carries for 62 yards. (Source: Sun Sentinel)
Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners can take advantage of having a starting back on their roster this week. Still, it's expected that Damien Williams, and possibly Daniel Thomas will get some playing time as well.
Miller has practiced all week in spite of leaving the game with an ankle sprain he suffered in the fourth quarter on Sunday. Team sources say that Miller could have returned to play if needed. He ended the day with 11 carries for 62 yards. (Source: Sun Sentinel)
Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners can take advantage of having a starting back on their roster this week. While Miller is expected to get the bulk of the carries, it's still expected that Damien Williams, and possibly Daniel Thomas will get some playing time as well.
The consensus is that Knowshon Moreno suffered a dislocated elbow during the game against the Bills. Lamar Miller, who got the start again, is expected to carry the load with Damien Williams spelling him. Miller also left the game, but it was with little time remaining and returning at that point would not have been smart. (Source: Barry Jackson)
Fantasy Impact: Miller had 11 carries for 46 yards and the Dolphins had to abandon the run as they fell behind. Overall it was another ugly game against the Bills, just as it was last season. Miller should have good flex value as long as Moreno does not play.
Miami Herald writer Barry Jackson says Lamar Miller is the Week 1 starter over Knowshon Moreno. (Source: Barry Jackson - Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: There hasn't been a ton of clarity regarding the Dolphins backfield, and both Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno have come at discounts in drafts because of it. There is still a really good chance that it will be some sort of running-back-by-committee in Miami, unless one of the two running backs run away with the job or an injury occurs. While this little bit of clarity is nice for the time being, the Fins' backfield is still very much up in the air Week 1 and beyond.
It appears that Moreno has secured the lead back role, while Miller's lack of production has set him as the change of pace back. (Source: Miami Herald)
Fantasy Impact: While Miller is capable of hitting home runs he needs running land that the O-line hasn't be able to give him. The value of the Dolphins backfield has lowered as the two will split carries with Moreno as the lead. Miller shouldn't be anything but a late round pick now with Moreno fully health.
Lamar Miller rushed for 34 yards on seven carries and he also caught two passes for 3 yards. Miller rotated with Knowshon Moreno, and the two backs even lined up in the backfield together. Moreno ran well logging 10 carries for 64 yards (6.4 avg.), versus Miller's finish of 5 carries for 23 yards (4.6 avg.). Moreno was easily the more aggressive runner. Miller has 76 total yards on 20 preseason touches. (Source: Miami Herald)
Fantasy Impact: Philbin has always expressed his desire to use both backs, but with only one preseason game appearance for Moreno, it's wise not to get caught up in the moment. It's too early to tell how many carries Moreno may eventually take away from Miller, or if he'll take over the RB1 role altogether. There's only one preseason tilt left, and most drafts are happening in these final weeks. Moreno's performance on Saturday certainly brings him back into the redraft conversation as a value pick. However, the problem is whether or not your roster is deep enough for wait-and-see mode.
Fantasy Impact: That's the bad news. The good news: Miller hasn't logged a lot of game minutes, and should get a better opportunity to show off next weekend. Additionally, he's a starting RB on a team that at the very least is teasing to put up a lot of yardage. Stay tuned.
Lamar Miller is listed as the starting tailback for your Miami Dolphins. This makes sense since Coach Philbin did sound happy with Miller’s performance during the inter squad scrimmage for the Dolphins Saturday. When asked about the third year player coach said…“He broke some tackles today…. you are always looking for a running back that can make some yards on his own, it seemed like he did that today”. Also of note, veteran center and ex-Dolphin Samson Satele was signed by Miami over the weekend and will serve as the stop gap until Mike Pouncey is ready to return. (Source: Miami Dolphins website)
Fantasy Impact: Ask any football coach what the most important position on the field is… they will tell you…center. I really like the signing of Satele who is a consistent and proven player at center. Mike Wallace, Lamar Miller, and Charles Clay’s success are all contingent upon the line meshing quickly so the signing will help. Also, for what it’s worth, John Congemi interviewed Miller Saturday after practice and mentioned that… “You looked like Shady McCoy on a few runs today”. A poor man’s version maybe, but I understand the comparison. Miller has my attention at his current ADP.
- Miami Dolphins Correspondent : Jeffrey Lee Colavecchio
Fantasy Impact: Not mentioned in Kelly's tweet: Lamar Miller. This is a concern as arguably the biggest contributing factor to Miller's disappointing season last year was his limited usage. If he is still sidelined on third downs for the likes of Daniel Thomas, he is unlikely to gain any ground upon Knowshon Moreno's return. Miller will have value, especially if he impresses as the teams primary runner, but this situation mirrors last years in the worst way.
NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal speculates that a number of veteran players have found themselves on the roster bubble entering training camp, including new Miami RB Knowshon Moreno. Moreno showed up to Dolphins OTAs out of shape and also underwent a left knee scope shortly afterwards. Moreno may not necessarily be cut prior to the season, but he has lost his grasp on the starting running back position for the Dolphins. (Source: NFL.com)
Fantasy Impact: Miller let fantasy owners down last season after preseason hype vaulted him into the early rounds of 2013 fantasy drafts. This year Miller could represent post-hype sleeper value as his current Fantasy Pro's ADP is well outside the top 30 of running backs at RB36. Keep an eye on how this situation develops.
Miller had a nice rebound season with 216 rushing attempts for 1,099 yards and 8 rushing touchdowns. He has RB1 upside in this offense, but they lost a lot of skill position talent this off-season. That could mean a lot of eight men in the box.