Who Should I Start? - Week 11

Lamar Miller or Demaryius Thomas

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lamar Miller
RB - HOU
Lamar Miller
at WAS, Sun 1pm EST
Demaryius Thomas
WR - HOU
Demaryius Thomas
at WAS, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 54# 70-
Best Rank# 28# 60-
Worst Rank# 87# 91-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at WAS at WAS-
Matchup Rank228-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total79.064.3-
Avg Game9.97.1-
Week 10-
    
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  Lamar Miller
RB - HOU
Lamar Miller
Demaryius Thomas
WR - HOU
Demaryius Thomas
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 at NE
20 rush, 98 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
at NE
10 tar, 6 rec, 63 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at TEN
14 rush, 68 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 2 yds, 0 td
at TEN
11 tar, 5 rec, 18 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. NYG
10 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 41 yds, 1 td
vs. NYG
5 tar, 5 rec, 63 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at IND
14 rush, 49 yds, 0 td
at IND
7 tar, 4 rec, 24 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. DAL
vs. DAL
6 tar, 5 rec, 105 yds, 1 td
Week 6 vs. BUF
15 rush, 46 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 25 yds, 0 td
vs. BUF
4 tar, 3 rec, 57 yds, 1 td
Week 7 at JAC
22 rush, 100 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 1 rec, -1 yds, 0 td
at JAC
6 tar, 5 rec, 42 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. MIA
18 rush, 133 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. MIA
7 tar, 3 rec, 30 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at DEN
12 rush, 21 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 27 yds, 0 td
at DEN
3 tar, 3 rec, 61 yds, 0 td
Week 10BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 11 at WAS at WAS
Week 12 vs. TEN vs. TEN
Week 13 vs. CLE vs. CLE
Week 14 vs. IND vs. IND
Week 15 at NYJ at NYJ
Week 16 at PHI at PHI
Week 17 vs. JAC vs. JAC
  Lamar Miller
RB - HOU
Lamar Miller
Demaryius Thomas
WR - HOU
Demaryius Thomas
2018 Points 
Week 110.912.3
Week 27.01.8
Week 39.16.3
Week 44.92.4
Week 516.5
Week 67.111.7
Week 715.94.2
Week 819.33.0
Week 94.86.1
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  Lamar Miller
RB - HOU
Lamar Miller
Demaryius Thomas
WR - HOU
Demaryius Thomas
2018 Targets 
Week 1210
Week 2211
Week 365
Week 407
Week 56
Week 634
Week 736
Week 827
Week 923
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  Lamar Miller
RB - HOU
Lamar Miller
at WAS, Sun 1pm EST
Demaryius Thomas
WR - HOU
Demaryius Thomas
at WAS, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
Coming off back-to-back 100-yard rushing efforts, Miller managed just 21 yards on 12 carries the last time out, and alarmingly received one fewer touch than Alfred Blue in a game that was competitive throughout. Miller is most likely still the lead back in this backfield, but given the uncertainty over his workload and a fairly tough matchup with Washington, he is merely a borderline RB2 this week. Thomas was immediately thrust into heavy snaps in his first game as a Texan, catching all three of the passes thrown in his direction for 61 yards. Now that he's had the bye week to fully learn the playbook, expect Thomas to play an even more central role in the Houston passing game in a favorable matchup with Washington. He's a solid WR3 this week.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
So, is Miller who we thought he was? After back-to-back 100-yard games against the Jaguars and Dolphins, he went back to his old ways and totaled just 21 yards on 12 carries against the Broncos before the bye week, with Alfred Blue out-carrying him and out-gaining him (39 yards on 15 carries). It was a very close game, too, so they didn't just put in Blue for garbage time. The Redskins had a hiccup against the Falcons a few weeks ago when they allowed Tevin Coleman 156 total yards and two touchdowns, but they've been a brutal defense to running backs for much of the year. Outside of Coleman, they've yet to allow a running back more than 61 yards on the ground, which includes Mark Ingram, Alvin Kamara, Saquon Barkley, David Johnson, Christian McCaffrey, and Ezekiel Elliott. Miller has totaled just five receptions since Week 3, so it's difficult to expect him to make it up through the air, though that's been the area where running backs can contribute points. Miller should be considered just a high-end RB3 this week who might be in more of a timeshare than people think. The snap counts for Miller/Blue over the last three games are 119-78.  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Washington is 11th against fantasy running backs, Miller has low-upside RB2 value coming off his bye week.