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RB Lamar Miller - Houston Texans

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

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 26): Miller was very ordinary against the Patriots in a sign of the downside of the Texans offense if Brock Osweiler is not converting in the passing game. His weekly ceiling and floor are looking lower than we expected when Miller was going in the top 15-20 picks this summer.

Week 4: vs Tennessee Titans

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Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Lamar Miller posted 21/80/0 rushing with five targets for 4/27/0 receiving at New England last week. He ground out 25/83/0 rushing and added 2/14/0 receiving to come close to 100 yards combined against the stubborn Kansas City defense two games ago - as you can see Miller is getting plenty of work each week, but the Texans haven't been scoring much (in fact, they were blanked at New England last Thursday night) which is holding down Millers' fantasy ceiling. We'll see how the home field advantage helps Miller this week down in Houston. The Titans' rush defense coughed up 25/123/1 to the Oakland committee of backs last weekend, and has averaged 108.3 rushing yards allowed per game (17th in the NFL so far) with just the one rushing score given out. They are the fifth-least generous rush defense in the league after three games, averaging 12.9 fantasy points allowed per game to opposing running backs. Miller has another tough matchup ahead here in Week Four.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
1 vs CHI 60 28 106 0 4 4 11 0 0 10.7
2 vs KC 52 25 83 0 2 2 14 0 0 9.7
3 at NE 54 21 80 0 5 4 27 0 0 10.7
4 vs TEN PROJ-Dodds * 22 * * 4 * * * *
4 vs TEN PROJ-Tremblay * 23 * * 3 * * * *
4 vs TEN PROJ-Bloom * 22 * * 3 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 3 vs NE (21 / 80 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 27 / 0 rec)

The Texans continues to push Lamar Miller and it came with 24 total touches on the day and him running the ball 21 times. His longest run of the day was 15 yards and another interesting day. Patience should be used with Miller because of him still learning the offense. The Texans have gone back to more inside zone to help him out and it worked later int he game with a handful of 5 to 6 yard gains. He is still working on his steps running the ball and and he is slow through the hole still trying to figure out how to read blocks. Miller's yards per carry went up each quarter, after Osweiler started taking check downs and not forcing the ball down field. There was room for Miller to work but he was not seeing the holes like most would expect.

2016 Week 2 vs KC (25 / 83 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)

The Texans continue to depend on Lamar Miller to be a runner inside the tackles which is still a work in progress. Miller's longest run was 8 yards on the day but he did have runs of 11 and 12 negated due to penalties but the offense is hell-bent on making him an inside runner. Miller's best play of the day came on a 4th down conversion where they worked him out of the backfield for a 9 yard reception and a first down. Miller is still trying to get a feel for the Texans offense. With 25 runs, Miller is getting some decent blocking but just failing to see the holes and capitalize on his end as a runner. Miller continues to be a volume runner and it appears to be a patience game with Miller who is being asked to be a type of runner he has never been before.

2016 Week 1 vs CHI (28 / 106 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 11 / 0 rec)

High volume of touches but little real explosive plays from Lamar Miller in his first game with the Texans. His longest run was 12 yards on a well designed run but the Texans had him working inside the tackles which is not his strong suit. There was not much flash for Miller up the gut and it was a handful of 3 to 4 yard carries for the new feature back. Miller also had four reception in dump off fashion but he was tackled immediately. There were running lanes for Miller but running between the tackles is not his strong suit and how many touches he received is something to monitor moving forward.

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Texans | Lamar Miller being check out (Thu Sep 22, 11:00 PM) - Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller (knee) was having his knee looked at by trainers against the New England Patriots Thursday, Sept. 22, but he was able to return to the game.

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Schedule

4vs Tennessee Titans
5@ Minnesota Vikings
6vs Indianapolis Colts
7@ Denver Broncos
8vs Detroit Lions
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10@ Jacksonville Jaguars
11@ Oakland Raiders
12vs San Diego Chargers
13@ Green Bay Packers
14@ Indianapolis Colts
15vs Jacksonville Jaguars
16vs Cincinnati Bengals
17@ Tennessee Titans