Lamar Miller

Lamar Miller

RB - HOU
Height: 5' 10"Weight: 220 lbsAge: 27College: Miami (FL)Drafted: #97 (4th Rd. by Miami)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
13th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #49
Best / Worst #34 / #76
ADP N/A

Ownership

 
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Lamar Miller to return to Texans in 2018?

Houston Texans beat writer Sarah Barshop believes the team "could" release RB Lamar Miller this offseason.

Fantasy Impact

Miller, who is entering year three of the four-year deal he signed with the Texans in the 2016 offseason, could be on his way out of Houston. Barshop believes the team could move on from Miller following a lackluster 2017 campaign in which he accounted for his worst statistical season since 2015 while he was still in Miami. Rushing 238 times for 888 yards and three touchdowns -- he averaged a career-low 3.7 YPC -- while putting up a 36-327-3 stat line as a receiver out of the backfield, Miller finished as the RB14 in standard fantasy formats. However, despite the top 15 finish, the then-rookie D'Onta Foreman was pushing Miller for touches until he ultimately found himself on the season-ending injured reserve list with an Achilles. While I do expect the Texans to retain Miller, I'm anticipating that the RB touches will shift more so in Foreman's direction.

Lamar Miller with limited work against the Colts

Lamar Miller had eight carries for 37 yards on Sunday against the Colts.

Fantasy Impact

The Texans appeared to ease Miller's workload at the end of a lost season, which works just as well for fantasy owners in the long term. With Deshaun Watson under center in 2018, the entire Texans offense should open up, and Miller should be an excellent option next year.

Dan Harris16 weeks ago
Lamar Miller totals 65 yards in loss

Lamar Miller rushed 10 times for 55 yards and added an additional 10 yards on his lone target in Houston’s Christmas day loss to the Steelers.

Fantasy Impact

Miller has now gone consecutive weeks with only 11 touches. In both those games, both blowout losses for the Texans, backup RB Alfred Blue has out-carried Miller. Miller has not done himself any favors this season in Houston as he has been as average as it gets from the RB position and routinely fails to make anything happen on his own. Miller get a favorable matchup with Indy in Week 17, but comes into that one at most a borderline flex option.

Pat Lenihan 17 weeks ago
Lamar Miller handles the ball 11 times in loss

Lamar Miller rushed nine times for 32 yards and caught 2-of-4 targets for one yard in the Texans’ Week 15 loss to the Jaguars

Fantasy Impact

Miller was unable to do much with his 11 touches and it didn’t help matters that Houston was playing from behind all game resulting in a negative game script. After getting blowout by Jacksonville this week Miller could find his team falling behind again in Week 16 when the Texans host Pittsburgh. Miller will be low-end RB2/flex play in that matchup.

Pat Lenihan 18 weeks ago
Lamar Miller held in check in loss to 49ers

Lamar Miller gained 53 yards on 17 carries and added two catches for an additional seven yards in the Texans' loss to the 49ers on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

Miller turned in one of his worst efforts in awhile, which was particularly surprising in light of the soft matchup with a poor 49ers rush defense. Still, 60 total yards isn't an absolute crusher, and Miller had been relatively consistent for some time, so it's hard to get too worked up over it, unless it cost you your playoff matchup. Unfortunately, he'll draw a tough Jaguars defense in Week 15.

Dan Harris19 weeks ago