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By Jeff Wilbur, Dolphins Correspondent, Tue, Oct 21st 9:47pm EDT

Lamar Miller was seen practicing today with a brace on his right knee. (Source: Omar Kelly on Twitter)

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.

By Brian Ruiz, Dolphins Correspondent, Sun, Oct 19th 5:19pm EDT

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.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Tue, Oct 14th 3:19pm EDT

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.

By Brian Ruiz, Dolphins Correspondent, Tue, Oct 14th 3:08pm EDT

With news that Knowshon Moreno has a torn ACL, Miller will once again be the lead back in a much improved running game.

Fantasy Impact: Miller who had performed very well with Moreno out will now how to do it for a full season which makes him a RB2 with RB1 upside in favorable matchups.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Tue, Oct 14th 3:02pm EDT

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.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Mon, Oct 13th 5:09am EDT

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.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Sun, Oct 12th 4:21am EDT

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.

By Jeffrey Lee Colavecchio, Dolphins Correspondent, Sat, Oct 4th 12:45pm EDT

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.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Sun, Sep 28th 4:55pm EDT

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.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Sun, Sep 21st 9:26pm EDT

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.

By Jeffrey Lee Colavecchio, Dolphins Correspondent, Sun, Sep 21st 9:16pm EDT

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.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Fri, Sep 19th 2:46am EDT

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.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Thu, Sep 18th 2:48pm EDT

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.

By Brian Ruiz, Dolphins Correspondent, Sun, Sep 14th 4:52pm EDT

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.

By Graham Barfield, Dolphins Correspondent, Tue, Sep 2nd 11:01am EDT

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.

By Brian Ruiz, Dolphins Correspondent, Mon, Sep 1st 3:06pm EDT

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.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Sun, Aug 24th 2:26am EDT

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.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Sat, Aug 16th 10:45pm EDT

Miller's longest run was for two yards. That's 14 yards on seven carries in two preseason games. (Source: Armando Salguero on Twitter )

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.

By Jeffrey Lee Colavecchio, Dolphins Correspondent, Tue, Aug 5th 2:49pm EDT

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

By , Dolphins Correspondent, Sun, Jul 27th 1:16pm EDT

(Source: Omar Kelly via Twitter)

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.

By , Dolphins Correspondent, Wed, Jul 23rd 12:41pm EDT

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.

FFLockerRoom | Oct 25th
Even though the Browns couldn't run on the Jaguars in week 7, the Dolphins should have no trouble doing so. I like Miller as a top ten back this week.
Breaking Football | Oct 24th
Jags D improving and its on the road but Miller has a solid role and he's scored 4 TDs over his last 3 games. Elite Flex play and a solid RB2 to roll with.
Fantasy Sports LR | Oct 24th
Quietly, the Jaguars have given up the 8th fewest FPPG to RBs over the last month, so this may not be a + matchup for Miller. Nevertheless, he's a high volume back that has run well so far this season.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Oct 22nd
The Jaguars are just 20th against fantasy running backs, expect Miller to have RB2 value with RB1 upside.
Rotoworld | Oct 16th
Patrick Daugherty breaks down all of Week 7's top plays, including Miami's No. 1 back Lamar Miller.
Breaking Football | Oct 13th
Week 6 was interesting to say the least. Fantasy football aside, did you see Floyd Mayweather cashed in on a $600k bet on Denver at -7.5 after Geno Smith threw a pick-six at the end of the game. Personally, I’m never that lucky. Guess the old adage is true: “money goes to money.” Week 7 brings us some interesting matchups and with Philadelphia and Tampa Bay on a bye you may have ...
ESPN | Sep 29th
Christopher Harris analyzes Lamar Miller for Week 5.
CBS Sports | Sep 29th
What should owners make of Lamar Miller and DeAndre Hopkins after nice performances in Week 4? Our Jamey Eisenberg shares his Fantasy observations.
Razzball | Sep 26th
Jay went all Beatles in his ranks this week. I'm going all early 80's MTV and say this is a Good Bye "Week" to You. Yes, this is a gift, not a problem. We got this bro! Have a beer and listen to me ramble for a minute. I can't believe I remember watching this video when I was seven years old. I can't believe I remember videos. I can't believe I went to the "they don't show videos anymore card...
ESPN | Sep 2nd
Christopher Harris and Field Yates look at the impact of Rob Gronkowski saying he expects to start in Week 1, explain why enthusiasm for Lamar Miller ...