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RB Lamar Miller - Houston Texans

5-11, 212Born: 4-25-1991College: Miami (FL)Drafted: Round 4

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Week 8: at Seattle Seahawks

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Recent Stats and Projections

4 vs TEN 57 19 75 1 5 4 56 1 0 25.1
5 vs KC 56 15 74 0 3 2 15 0 0 8.9
6 vs CLE 44 15 41 0 4 3 40 0 0 8.1
8 at SEA PROJ-Tremblay * 16 * * 3 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 6 vs CLE (15 / 41 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 40 / 0 rec)

It was the first time all season that Lamar Miller was not the leading rusher for the offense. Miller had 41 rushing yards and 3 receptions for 40 yards on the day. Miller continues to find holes and was used a little more in the screen game. He is getting his yards on good tough runs and his longest of the day was a 14 yard dash. More importantly he is always one tackle away from breaking one and if he can get that cleaned up there are more rushing yards for the taking.

2017 Week 5 vs KC (15 / 74 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)

Only one catch in the passing game, Miller did the majority of his work on the ground with 74 yards on 15 carries. His longest run came on an 18 yard run that saw him break some tackles and run over a safety in the process. Miller was one of the few Texans offensive players that showed some life the entire game. Miller continues to be the Texans top back and will continue moving forward.

2017 Week 4 vs TEN (19 / 75 / 1 rush, 5 / 4 / 56 / 1 rec)

Bill O'Brien is going to stick with Lamar Miller and he is getting majority of the snaps for the Texans especially in critical parts of the game. Miller had 75 yards on the ground with his longest run being 9 yards. He was close to breaking one all game but was being taken down by the shoestrings early in the second half. Miller has been doing majority of his work in the passing game and he caught 4 balls for 56 yards with his longest being a 32 yard repletion in the flat s with no one around which allowed him to be off to the races. Miller had 23 total touches with 131 total yards from scrimmage. Miller is being used more as a pass catcher this season and it is clear that his comfort level is growing in year two with the offense.

2017 Week 3 vs NE (14 / 56 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Miller remains to be getting the bulk of the touches and even more in important situations on the field. Miller had a decent day on the field rushing for 56 yards and his best run came on a 12 yard rush where he was patient and bounced his run outside for the nice gain. He did have one catch for 7 yards but he is getting the most touches of any offensive player to this point.

2017 Week 2 vs CIN (18 / 61 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)

It was the first time since Miller arrived in Houston that he looked fresh in the 4th quarter due to help from D'Onta Foreman. Miller looked like his Miami version with his ability to make defenders miss. Miller created at least 5 missed tackles on the game and his most impressive run came on a 19-yard run that saw him put a spin move on three defenders to get an extra 8 yards. He also added 3 receptions for 26 yards in the passing game. Miller is showing a much better ability to break tackles and that is a big plus for him not being able to do that last season.

2017 Week 1 vs JAX (17 / 65 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 31 / 0 rec)

Lamar Miller was one of the few offensive players who had a strong day. 65 yards on the ground and 31 through the air. Miller did have a 26 yard receptions that he should have put into the end zone but was tackled with ease by the safety. Miller actually had more success with Watson in the game running the football and doubled is yards per carry with Watson. It was a solid day and he might be a better fit with Watson in the running game.


Latest News

Texans | Lamar Miller quiet in Week 6 (Sun Oct 15, 05:45 PM) - Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller rushed 15 times for 41 yards in Week 6 against the Cleveland Browns while adding three receptions for 40 yards on four targets.

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Texans | Lamar Miller wants big plays (Sat Oct 14, 12:51 AM) - Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller said he feels he has room for improvement and needs to start breaking longer runs. 'I feel like, me personally, I got to break some more runs, long runs,' Miller said. 'I donít think I've got a 20-yard run yet.'

Our View: Miller is correct. By our count, his longest run of the year has been 19 yards (Week 2 vs Bengals). As teams maneuver to stop QB Deshaun Watson and the passing game, it could open things up more for Miller and the ground attack. Miller has a tough matchup against a good Browns rush defense (Browns have allowed the second-fewest yards per rush - 2.88 - and the sixth-fewest per game - 76.6 so far in 2017) in Week 6, making him a low-end RB1 or RB2 for fantasy owners.
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