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RB Lamar Miller - Houston Texans

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

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Summary

The Texans would like to manage Lamar Miller's carries more in 2017, hoping that he'll stay healthy and fresh for the entire season. An early season blitz of usage in 2016 may have been a factor in him hitting the wall and dealing with nagging injuries late last year. Miller is currently the Texans lead back and primary source of rushing yards entering the 2017 season. Last year he handled 65% of the team's carries, which should be the case once again as long as he is productive. Miller has not had less than 31 receptions in each of the last three years. He'll have the benefit of more receiving opportunities with Deshaun Watson under center, due to rookie quarterback's tendency to check down the ball more often. The Texans selected rookie DOnta Foreman in the third round of the draft, who could push Miller for some carries to keep him fresh throughout the year. He is still considered to be the main back for Houston, but Foreman and veteran Alfred Blue will be viable options if Miller struggles or is hampered by injury. (August 13)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 11, 5, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 9, 11, 12, 12, 12, 13, 13, 13, 14, 15, 15, 15, 20
Overall Redraft - 24, 16, 18, 19, 19, 20, 21, 21, 23, 26, 30, 31, 32, 33, 33, 34, 38, 47
RB Redraft PPR - 11, 5, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 11, 11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13, 14, 14, 15, 15, 16, 16, 20
Overall Redraft PPR - 29, 18, 19, 19, 20, 21, 21, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, 37, 37, 38, 46, 47, 49, 51
RB Dynasty - 14, 11, 13, 14, 15, 15, 17
Overall Dynasty - 38, 29, 35, 38, 39, 44, 55

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2014 MIA 16 216 1099 8 52 38 275 1 3
2015 MIA 16 194 872 8 57 47 397 2 1
2016 HOU 14 268 1073 5 39 31 188 1 1
2017 PROJ-Dodds 15 268 * * 34 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 15 260 * * 35 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 16 280 * * 39 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 246 * * 29 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 26
RB: 12
Overall-PPR: 27
RB-PPR: 12

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Latest News

Texans | Lamar Miller struggled with efficiency in '16 (Tue Aug 22, 10:01 PM) - Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller finished in the bottom eight of 42 qualifying running backs in 2016 for fantasy efficiency in five of six measured categories. Among running backs with at least 120 offensive touches, he ranked 35th or worse in fantasy points per game (36th), touchdown efficiency (36th), yards per touch (35th), standard fantasy points per touch (38th), and PPR fantasy points per touch (39th). Miller finished 18th in PPR points per game.

Our View: Reports this offseason have indicated we could see a smaller workload for Miller in 2017. He set a career-high mark with 268 carries in 2016, but we don't see him hitting that (or surpassing) number this year. Rookie D'Onta Foreman will take some carries away, and those may be near the goal line...something to hurt his fantasy value even if Miller is more efficient as a runner in his second year with the Texans.
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2017 Schedule

1vs Jacksonville Jaguars
2@ Cincinnati Bengals
3@ New England Patriots
4vs Tennessee Titans
5vs Kansas City Chiefs
6vs Cleveland Browns
7--- BYE WEEK ---
8@ Seattle Seahawks
9vs Indianapolis Colts
10@ Los Angeles Rams
11vs Arizona Cardinals
12@ Baltimore Ravens
13@ Tennessee Titans
14vs San Francisco 49ers
15@ Jacksonville Jaguars
16vs Pittsburgh Steelers
17@ Indianapolis Colts