Lamar Miller moves from Miami to Houston this season, which will be a major benefit to both Lamar Miller and fantasy football league owners. Miller has been utilized for many years in Miami and will now have the opportunity to take on an increased role in Houston. I see Miller more involved in both the running and passing games in the Houston offense. He will be running behind a much improved Houston offensive line. With new QB Brock Osweiler throwing to superstar DeAndre Hopkins, Defenses won't be able to key on the run as they did in Miami. Miller will have at least 20+ touches a game and could see a huge jump in production. He will be underdrafted because of his depressed stats in Miami and an under the radar offense in Houston. He can be drafted as a high end RB2 with RB1 upside.
Should no longer have underuse issues like in Miami, and Houston's offense should accentuate his PPR talents - was a top 10 fantasy RB each of past two seasons despite Miami's reluctance to lean on him
Miller has 4.6 career yards per carry. To put that into perspective, all-universe fantasy legend, Ladanian Tomlinson averaged 4.3 yards per carry. Miller's talent is without question, but the way the Dolphins used him always damaged his fantasy value. No one knows what to expect with Brock Osweiler and the Texans offense this season, but if they use Miller as a workhorse, he could finish the season a top three back.
Miller, just 24 years old, has 638 carries for 2,930 yards and 19 touchdowns and 117 receptions for 887 yards and three touchdowns in his four years with the Dolphins. He's played in every game over the last three seasons, but topped out at 216 rushing attempts in 2014. There is plenty of tread left on those tires, if he were a car or motorcycle or something. Head coach Bill O'Brien is all about defense and a strong running game. In his first two seasons as the Texans head coach, his team has been first and fourth in rushing attempts for running backs and last season their leading rushers were Alfred Blue, Chris Polk and Jonathan Grimes. Miller will move right into the every down role and makes for a top running back in fantasy this season.
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