RB Lamar Miller - Houston Texans
|5-11, 212||Born: 4-25-1991||College: Miami (FL)||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2012|
News you need to know
General News (Fri Oct 19): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report.
General News (Thu Oct 18): practiced fully on Thursday.
General News (Wed Oct 17): practiced fully on Wednesday.
Week 7: at Jacksonville Jaguars
FBG says: Tough matchup. The Texans have yet to solve their offensive line woes, and they're still trotting out one of the league's weakest units. As a result, neither Lamar Miller nor Alfred Blue is able to accomplish much beyond running into the line and closed-off stretch lanes. Miller did return last week against Buffalo but was unable to have any sustained success as he had just 3.1 yards per carry for 46 yards. The Jaguars run defense continues to be an up and down unit and last week was on the down side of things as they allowed 104 yards rushing to Ezekiel Elliott and another 80 yards to Dak Prescott. This is the third time they've allowed big games thus far in 2018 - 108 yards to Saquon Barkley in Week 1, then 87 to Kareem Hunt two weeks ago. None of the three performances are concerning, as they are three of the better rush offenses in football, but it is showing cracks in the defense that was thought of as an elite unit. Big games happen from time to time, as Blake Bortles' shakiness often sets up positive game scripts for opponents as we saw last week. But in a vacuum, this is still one of fantasy's toughest matchups to justify taking on.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Lamar Miller's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 6 vs BUF (15 / 46 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)
Back after missing last week's game with a chest injury and it continues to be up and down for Miller as a running back. 71 total yards on the day, Miller was rusty and struggling to make a difference in the run game. He did have some runs that looked solid and that was when he put his head down and hit the hole with a purpose. Miller's longest run was 11-yards but the biggest development was him getting some screen pass looks thrown his way. He turned one of the screen passes to a 16-yard gain and another check down for 9-yards. Miller continues to try and find his way in the offense and after a strong start the first two weeks he has been anything but that.
2018 Week 4 vs IND (14 / 49 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Another tough day for Lamar Miller on the ground, only putting up 49 rushing yards and no targets in the passing game. Miller's best run was 15-yard but he was sandwiched in-between to defenders and he did not return to the game. The loss of Miller is not considered serious but it was enough to keep him out of the game for the remainder of the day.
2018 Week 3 vs NYG (10 / 10 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 41 / 1 rec)
It was a terrible day for the Texans lead back. Lamar Miller has 13 yards on the ground and 5 receptions for 41 yards and a late garbage time touchdown reception with 1 second left in the game. He lost a key fumble in the game after the Texans were driving into Giants territory. The Texans abandoned the run game but used Miller in the passing game. If it wasn't for the fumble it might have not been as bad of day it ended up being for Miller.
2018 Week 2 vs TEN (14 / 68 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 2 / 0 rec)
Not as successful day as last week but Lamar Miller is still doing good things on the ground. With the Texans behind the entire game, they have to go away from the running game and that means going away from Miller. His longest run was 18 yards but he was doing a good job of getting to open grass to eat up yards. Miller is showing a much better knack for breaking tackles. Miller was averaging 5.8 yard a carry through the first half and it is clear the Texans working the outside zone is right in line with Miller's strengths. Miller also had 2 receptions for 2 yards, one was a screen pass the other was a check down that were shut down immediately.
2018 Week 1 vs NE (20 / 98 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Knocking on the door step of rushing for a 100 yards, Lamar Miller had one of his better games for the offense. Ripping off a 31 yard run to get the Texans out from deep their own territory, Miller looks much stronger and quicker this season. He showed the ability to break tackles and more importantly gain positive yards. Still the Texans top back, Miller's 20 carries are right in his sweet spot of when he is most effective. Add in 1 reception for 11 yards, it was a good showing for Miller and the running game.
Latest NewsTexans | Houston's Week 7 injury report (Fri Oct 19, 04:26 PM) - Houston Texans CB Aaron Colvin (ankle), TE Ryan Griffin (illness), LB Brian Peters (ankle) and CB Shareece Wright (shoulder, hand, groin) did not practice Friday, Oct. 19, and have been ruled out for Week 7 versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. OL Zach Fulton (ankle) did not participate in practice for third straight day Friday and is listed as questionable. WR Keke Coutee (hamstring), WR Will Fuller (hip) and WR DeAndre Hopkins (foot) were limited in practice Friday but no longer appear on injury report. DE Joel Heath (knee), S Kareem Jackson (thigh), CB Johnathan Joseph (shoulder), LB Whitney Mercilus (ankle), RB Lamar Miller (chest) and QB Deshaun Watson (chest) participated fully in practice Friday and have also been removed from the injury report. Our View: Colvin being out should make Dede Westbrook's matchup even better this week, but he's only a what the heck flex because you are relying on Blake Bortles.
link to story Texans | Lamar Miller fully practices (Thu Oct 18, 06:42 PM) - Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller (chest) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 18. link to story Texans | Lamar Miller practices in full (Wed Oct 17, 06:17 PM) - Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller (chest) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. link to story Texans | Lamar Miller mostly contained in win (Sun Oct 14, 10:23 PM) - Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller (chest) rushed 15 times for 46 yards in his return to the lineup in Week 6 against the Buffalo Bills. link to story Texans | Full practice for Lamar Miller (Fri Oct 12, 04:30 PM) - Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller (chest) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 12, and is not on the injury report for Week 6. Our View: Miller will still share with Alfred Blue and the Texans running game has been stalling out lately. He's only a desperation play against the Bills.
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