RB Lamar Miller - Houston Texans

5-11, 212Born: 4-25-1991College: Miami (FL)Drafted: Round 4, pick 97 (2012)

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Miller went down with a leg injury in the third preseason game, severity unknown

Summary

Lamar Miller has only missed two games since 2013, and after four consecutive Top 20 finishes, he finished 22nd in 2018. He has been a consistent contributor for Houston averaging 238 carries, 31 receptions, and six touchdowns per year since joining the team in 2016. Miller has performed well enough to have decent fantasy value, but not enough to think he will rise into the Top 10, where he resided in 2014 and 2015. The Texans bypassed a marquee running back in the draft, but they did sign Michigan back Karan Higdon as an undrafted free agent. Miller is currently the Texans first option at running back, he will be a valuable player on your roster who was likely drafted as a RB3 or RB4, with Duke Johnson taking passing down work. Update - Lamar Miller was carted off with a left leg/knee injury in preseason Week 3. The concern is a an MCL injury that could also include the ACL. His season outlook is greatly diminished as a result. (August 24)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 47, 22, 24, 29, 30, 53
Overall Redraft - 59, 43, 45, 51, 57
RB Redraft PPR - 47, 22, 29, 29, 29, 30, 35, 37
Overall Redraft PPR - 84, 51, 59
RB Dynasty - 39, 37, 37, 38, 39, 40, 48

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2016 HOU 14 268 1073 5 39 31 188 1 1
2017 HOU 16 238 888 3 45 36 327 3
2018 HOU 14 210 973 5 35 25 163 1 1
2019 PROJ-Dodds 0.0 0.0 * * 0.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 0.0 0.0 * * 0.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 0.0 0.0 * * 0.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 8.0 89.0 * * 5.5 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Lamar Miller's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 65
RB: 28
Overall-PPR: 69
RB-PPR: 29

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Latest News

Texans | Duke Johnson to be lead back? (Sat Aug 24, 10:13 PM) - Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson will take over as the starting running back in the wake of RB Lamar Miller's (knee) knee injury, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, and McClain believes Johnson will 'get all the playing time he can handle.'

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Texans | Possible ACL tear for Lamar Miller (Sat Aug 24, 09:43 PM) - Updating a previous report, Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller (knee) may have suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys Saturday, Aug. 24, according to a source.

Our View: Bad news for Miller and the Texans here. Duke Johnson is the next in line on the depth chart but the team might want to keep him more as a change-of-pace back. We'll see if they make a move for a free agent back or perhaps trade with another team to add depth at the position.
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Texans | Lamar Miller carted off (Sat Aug 24, 07:22 PM) - Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller (leg) was carted off the field after suffering an apparent leg injury during the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 24.

Our View: This looks like a season-ending injury but of course we'll have to wait for confirmation. Duke Johnson is on the roster but the team might want to keep him as a satellite back. Damarea Crockett has talent and natural fluidity as a runner, but the team may not want to hand things over to the undrafted rookie from Missouri. The Texans could look at free agents or potentially a trade to add talent to the backfield. Stay tuned.
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2019 Schedule

1@ New Orleans Saints
2vs Jacksonville Jaguars
3@ Los Angeles Chargers
4vs Carolina Panthers
5vs Atlanta Falcons
6@ Kansas City Chiefs
7@ Indianapolis Colts
8vs Oakland Raiders
9@ Jacksonville Jaguars
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11@ Baltimore Ravens
12vs Indianapolis Colts
13vs New England Patriots
14vs Denver Broncos
15@ Tennessee Titans
16@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
17vs Tennessee Titans