The Footballguys staff was asked to mention their most significant veteran running back who changed teams over the offseason. Most significant can have a lot of meaning, so - in this case - it means we just asked our guys to pick the running back they most wanted to write about. Here are the results.
Player Receiving 14 Votes
Lamar Miller, Houson
Alexander: Miller has a realistic chance to lead all running backs in fantasy scoring in his first season with the Texans, but if he doesn't, it won't be for lack of opportunity. Houston led the league in offensive plays per game last season and finished ninth in the category in 2014 (Bill O'Brien's first year as head coach). In addition to being fast-paced, O'Brien's offense is decidedly run-heavy. The Texans finished first in rush play percentage in 2014 before dropping to 12th last season, due largely to the early-season struggles of their defense forcing the offense into hurry-up mode. If Houston's defense plays anything like they did in the second half of 2015 (five of their last eight opponents scored 10 points or less), the Texans will find themselves in more positive game scripts that call for keeping the ball on the ground late in games. Miller has a three-down skill set, lacks competition for carries (rookie Tyler Ervin is interesting, but profiles as more of a scatback), and tied for the league lead in PPR fantasy points per touch last season (minimum 200 touches). What's not to love?