RB Lamar Miller - Houston Texans
|5-11, 212||Born: 4-25-1991||College: Miami (FL)||Drafted: Round 4|
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Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 17 vs IND (8 / 37 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The Texans moved to Miller in the second half and he was able to rush for 37 yards on the season with his longest run going for 16 yards. Miller has been pulled back some the final stretch of the season due to the workload he put in during the season.
2017 Week 16 vs PIT (10 / 55 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
The Texans are working to cut back on Miller's workload late in the season but he did produce 55 yards on the ground averaging 5.5 yards a carry and a long for 16 yards on the day. Miller also caught a screen pass that went for 10 yards which set up the Hopkins touchdown early in the 4th quarter.
2017 Week 15 vs JAX (9 / 32 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 1 / 0 rec)
The Texans couldn't run the ball and dealing with a knee injury, touches were limited with 11 for 33 yards. It was easily his worst output of the season but with the Jaguars defense there was not much going on offensively. Miller did have the longest run of the day for 11 yards but he wasn't giving much in the passing game and was eventually giving snaps to Alfred Blue by the end of the game.
2017 Week 14 vs SF (17 / 53 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)
The Texans have really struggled to run the ball especially the past few games and only 53 yards on the day. His longest run was 11 yards and he was being met in the backfield before most runs could get started going. He only had 2 receptions for 7 yards and one of those was for -1 yards. Miller is the Texans only true back in the offense with injuries around him and he escaped injury after taking a big hit that knocked him out of the game for a short time.
2017 Week 13 vs TEN (15 / 56 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 38 / 0 rec)
It was tough sledding for the run game and Miller only had 5 carries for 11 yards in the 1st half. The second half it was a different story when Miller put up 45 yards on the gourd and 38 more yards catching 4 passes. Miller continues to be the Texans 2nd best offense threat on the field. The Texans continued to run the football and it finally opened up some in the second half.
2017 Week 12 vs BAL (17 / 51 / 1 rush, 3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
The streak was finally broken with 51 yards rushing on consecutive games with over 60+ yards on the ground but he did notch a touchdown run of 4 yards to start the game. Miller was banged up on a tackle on the sideline that caused him to miss a couple of series but he came in late in the game to help out on passing downs.
2017 Week 11 vs ARI (22 / 61 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 22 / 1 rec)
A team high of 61 yards rushing, Lamar Miller continued his streak his streak of 60-or-more scrimmage yards in every game this season and is one of three players with 60-or-more scrimmage yards in each of his team's games this year. Miller is getting more involved with the passing game with 4 receptions for 22 yards and made the play of the game on a 7 yard touchdown reception on a broken play off the arm of Tom Savage.
2017 Week 10 vs LAR (11 / 60 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
t was a strong start for Lamar Miller who had runs of 18 and 21 yards but after that he was passed over for a passing game to try and get the Texans back into the game. The Texans worked the running game early against the Rams and Miller was the beneficiary in that department. Averaging 5.5 a carry, Miller was the clear best offensive weapon the field. Miller also had a reception for for 14 yards that was a nice out route to beat a line backer to set the Texans up for a field goal attempt.
2017 Week 9 vs IND (10 / 57 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec)
With the stress put on the offense, it was tough sledding for Miller in the run game with only 57 yards rushing. His longest rush was 14 yards and he also had a 20 yard run wiped out after a questionable holding call. Miller did provide some help in the passing game with 3 receptions for 34 yards and his longest was 19 yards. Miller continues to get touches and extend his streak of 60+ yards from scrimmage in every game this season.
2017 Week 8 vs SEA (21 / 54 / 1 rush, 3 / 3 / 19 / 1 rec)
It was tough sledding for Lamar Miller on the ground but carrying the ball 21 times for 54 yards and catching 3 passes for 19 yards but he did have 2 touchdowns on the day. One on the ground that say him slice through the Seahawks defense and another one where he caught a broken play touchdown pass for 2 yards. The Texans continue to trust Miller in high leverage spots during the game and he will stay being the Texans top option at running back for the foreseeable future.
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.
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