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RB Lamar Miller - Miami Dolphins

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

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Recent Stats and Projections

2 at JAX 39 10 14 0 6 5 28 0 0 4.2
3 vs BUF 45 7 38 0 3 3 27 0 0 6.5
4 vs NYJ 51 7 26 0 2 1 10 0 0 3.6
6 at TEN PROJ-Dodds * 11 * * 2 * * * *
6 at TEN PROJ-Tremblay * 8 * * 2 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 4 vs NYJ (7 / 26 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)

Lamar Miller too his first carry of the game on Sunday 13 yards on a well-designed zone stretch play. However, he only carried the ball 6 other times for 13 yards. It was the same old story for the Miller and the Dolphins offense as they refused to even try to establish a running game. After picking up a first down and then punting, the Jets scored on 3 of their first 4 possessions and never really looked back. It's interesting to see both Chip Kelly offenses (Kelly's actual offense in Philadelphia; and disciple Bill Lazor in Miami) struggle mightily so far this season. It certainly hasn't helped that the Dolphins defense has been unable to stop anyone. The game script really hasn't been Miller's favor in each of the first 4 games of the season, and with the clear lack of commitment to the running game, it's been really the worst case scenario for Miller owners. Joe Philbin is out, which doesn't necessarily mean there may be a stronger commitment to the run, but it certainly can't hurt. At this point, Miller is at his lowest point in value, so there's not much of a reason to sell low.

2015 Week 3 vs BUF (7 / 38 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)

It really wasn't a bad day for Lamar Miller in terms of per touch numbers, however the game script went completely out of his favor and he saw the bench for good portions of the second half. Likely just a precaution as he was nursing a sore ankle this week, Miller didn't show any signs of it bothering him on Sunday. He took his first carry up the middle for a nice 4-yard gain, but that was the only carry he had in the game when the Dolphins weren't trailing. 65 yards on 10 touches is nothing to scoff at, but Jonas Gray definitely looked like a tough, rugged runner out of pro-style, QB under center sets. While that is not Bill Lazor's modus operandi as a Chip Kelly disciple, it will be interesting to see if the coaching staff starts writing some series or plays into the rotation for Gray. Miller isn't completely fried yet, but he's becoming less and less trustworthy until Miami finds their running game.

2015 Week 2 vs JAX (10 / 14 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 28 / 0 rec)

Miller was ineffective for Miami before hurting his ankle during the fourth quarter vs. the Jaguars. His line wasn't pretty, but he was able to somewhat salvage his day (at least for PPR owners) with 5 catches. There simply weren't many lanes to run for Miller, and he had a number of negative gains that set his numbers back as well. Once Branden Albert was injured and the Dolphins tied the game at 20 early in the third quarter, Bill Lazor should've looked to get the ground game going with his array of misdirection, zone blocking schemes and other plays ripped from the Chip Kelly playbook. However, both offenses stagnated as the defenses finally started putting pressure on the quarterbacks. Miller was likely held out as a precaution with the running game not going anywhere, but he'll have to be monitored through the week. Joe Philbin will likely be looking to fix the running game going forward, but with matchups against the Bills and Jets, Miami may have to wait until Week 5 vs. Tennessee to get Miller going.

2015 Week 1 vs WAS (13 / 53 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)

Lamar Miller got off to a really slow start, carrying the ball just 3 times in the first half as the Redskins dominated possession throughout the game, but especially in the first half. However, towards the end of the 3rd quarter, Miller and the zone-blocking scheme started making some magic. On exclusively stretch runs to the right, Miller started breaking off chunk of yardage, ultimately finishing the game with a respectable 4 YPC on just 13 totes. He also broke a screen loose for 22 yards on his only catch of the game. With as little possession as the Dolphins saw, the 14 touches that Miller received look like the floor he will see during a particular game this season. Damien Williams spelled Miller for a handful of snaps, and received two touches, not impressing on either of them. If the Miami offense does start humming, as many expect it to, the touches and touchdowns will come in bunches for Miller.


Latest News

Dolphins | Lamar Miller non-productive yet again (Sun Oct 4, 09:11 PM) - Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller carried seven times for just 26 yards in the Week 4 game against the New York Jets in London, and he added one reception for 10 yards.

Our View: Miller looked fine but once again was never given a chance to get in a rhythm in terms of touches or snaps. Hopefully there's a new coach on the other side of the bye who recognizes Miller's talent and need to be used more in this offense. Don't bail on him just yet.
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Dolphins | Lamar Miller yet to find end zone (Thu Oct 1, 12:20 AM) - Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller has yet to find the end zone through three games, and it looks bleak that the streak will end against a randy New York Jets defense in Week 4 in London. However, in Week 17 against the Jets last season he piled up 178 rushing yards and a touchdown on 19 carries, and he has at least 72 rushing yards in three of his past four meetings with the Jets, including touchdowns in each of the past two.

Our View: The Dolphins have been disappointing this year...on both sides of the ball. Miller is among the most disappointing running backs this year. We're not expecting him to do much against the Jets in London this week. Consider him a low-end RB2.
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