- The comfort factor: Lamar Miller has commented this offseason on his increased comfort level with the offense, noting that he knows ‘the blocking schemes and stuff’. A Bill O’Brien system always takes some time to assimilate fully, and a full year in the offense should give Miller a nice springboard into 2017.
- Prime time: At just 26 years old but having played in the league for five seasons, Miller is entering the prime of his career as a back. The Texans will not hesitate to feed him the ball 250+ times, with somewhere in the 270-300 range the sweet spot. They should – and likely will – ride him into the ground.
- Menace at the goal line: Miller ranked alongside Le’Veon Bell and, believe it or not, Ty Montgomery, on goal line conversion rates last season, checking in at the 60-70% range. Alfred Blue has been ineffective spelling Miller at the goal line, so it is likely rookie D’Onta Foreman will be his main competition.