Lamar Miller

Lamar Miller

RB - HOU - IR
Height: 5' 10"Weight: 221 lbsAge: 28College: Miami (FL)Drafted: #97 (4th Rd. by Miami)

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Lamar Miller has torn ACL, out for season

Lamar Miller has a torn ACL, as feared by the Texans, and will miss the 2019 season. Miller suffered the injury during the Texans' preseason Week 3 game.

Fantasy Impact

Miller, who will miss the entirety of the 2019 season, is of course off of the fantasy radar. However, since the Texans just traded for Duke Johnson, he is likely in line for a career-high in carries and total usage. An underrated all-purpose back, Johnson could return RB1 value if things break right, given the high-octane offense he will be playing in. Miller is unlikely to deliver the fantasy value of years past once he returns from injury in 2020.

Lamar Miller 'believed to have' a torn ACL

Lamar Miller is "believed to have suffered a torn ACL," according to Ian Rapoport. Miller will have an MRI to confirm the diagnosis.

Fantasy Impact

At this point, it seems like just a formality for Miller, who looks likely to miss the entire season. Duke Johnson now takes over as the primary ball-carrier, and immediately vaults into the RB2 range, as he has enough size to hold down a featured role. The Texans will undoubtedly make a trade, but if you're drafting this weekend, Johnson is your guy.

Dan Harris3 weeks ago
Lamar Miller carted off with knee injury Saturday night

Lamar Miller went down after taking a helmet to the left knee by Maliek Collins. Miller appeared distraught with his hand pressed up against his head as he was carted off. The early speculation is that an MCL injury is likely with a fear of a torn ACL.

Fantasy Impact

Miller would be out for the season if this is, in fact, a torn ACL. With Miller out, Duke Johnson would be the only experienced RB left in the Texans' backfield. Johnson does have experience as a lead back in college (242 carries his Junior season) but it's unclear if Head Coach Bill O'Brien would grant him a featured workload. The Texans will likely look to add another RB via free agency or trade so that will be something to keep an eye on. For now, however, Duke Johnson is the Texans RB to own as a top 30 option.

Brad Camara3 weeks ago
Lamar Miller still the lead back in Houston

Texans running back Lamar Miller is still the lead back in Houston, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

Fantasy Impact

O'Brien was asked about D'Onta Foreman and any potential competition for the starting gig, but he downplayed any competition and said that Miller is the starter and everything after that remains up in the air. Miller rushed for 973 yards and five touchdowns over 14 games last season.

Mike Maher7 weeks ago
Lamar Miller catches eight passes in Wild Card loss

Lamar Miller carried five times for 18 yards and caught eight of 10 targets for 63 additional yards during Saturday's 21-7 loss to the Colts.

Fantasy Impact

Miller had a disappointing day on Saturday and his inconsistent season comes to an end. The Texans will have a decision to make regarding keeping Miller as their top back going into 2019. If they do move on then Miller should be able to find another team.

John Aubin36 weeks ago