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College: Miami (FL) | 8 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 221 lbs
Birth Date: 4/25/1991
2019 Bye Week: 10
On IR - torn ACL

Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 77 RB

2019 RTSports Outlook

Miller had another up and down season as the starter for the Texans. Ha had some huge games about halfway through the season, which led to pretty good numbers overall. He had 100 or more total yards five of six games between Week 7 and 13. He did have fewer than 50-rushing yards six times, though. It was another erratic season for Miller. He has one 1,000-yard season in three years with the Texans. Miller probably hasn't lived up to expectations for the Texans. The good news for Miller is he his 28 years old and has two 1,000-yard seasons for his career. Miller can be a productive NFL starter, a role he will try to serve again this year. Miller is a home-run threat with the ball in his hands. He has track speed - actually running some track in college. He can get to the next level in a hurry. Miller isn't a huge back, though, and lacks a little thump for the position. He catches the ball pretty well out of the backfield, having at least 25 receptions six straight seasons.

FANTASY OUTLOOK:   Miller tore his ACL during the preseason and is out for the season.

RotoBaller's Outlook

Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller should be able to give fantasy owners some mid-round stability this season, due to the lack of competition that he has in the backfield in Houston. D'Onta Foreman hasn't returned to the highs that he had in his rookie season before injury struck him, and the Texans haven't added anyone else of note to compete for the starting role, Miller will likely get the majority of the rushing work as a result. There were question marks raised about the Texans offensive line being able to protect Deshaun Watson and create gaps for their running back. Miller is likely going to valuable to fantasy owners who can rely on his steady production, due in part to his involvement in the passing game. Miller has caught around 30 passes in each of his past three seasons, and while that volume may not increase with the emergence of Will Fuller and Keke Coutee, combined with leading receiver DeAndre Hopkins- it shouldn't really decrease. For the 2019 season, it is likely that Miller will be around the 1,000 scrimmage yards mark and likely score under ten touchdowns. If Miller is taken as your second running back or taken as a flex option then he could provide a good floor of value for fantasy owners.

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Player Notes
Aug 26 6:43pm ET

Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller (knee) and OT David Steinmetz (ankle) were placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Aug. 26.

From TheHuddle

Aug 25 3:53pm ET

Updating previous reports, Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller (knee) suffered a torn medial collateral ligament in addition to his torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to sources.

Fantasy Spin: Duke Johnson is in line to take over the starting job with Miller out for the season. He likely will be involved in the passing game in addition to the running game and can be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Aug 25 3:50pm ET

An MRI exam confirmed that Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller (knee) tore his ACL and is out for the entire year, according to a source. It stinks for Miller, the Texans and for anyone that already drafted the running back in fantasy. Houston will surely look outside the organization for another running back to help with their depth behind Duke Johnson, who will now handle as much work as he can in 2019. Johnson was underutilized in his time with Cleveland but still made for an RB3/flex option in PPR leagues. With a much larger workload expected, he now has RB2 upside and his fantasy value is up tremendously.

From RotoBaller

Aug 25 2:13pm ET

Updating previous reports, Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller (knee) indeed suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament, confirmed by an MRI, according to a source. He will miss the entire 2019 season.

Fantasy Spin: As expected, the worst was confirmed for Miller. Drop him in all single-year formats. Houston will undoubtedly work out backs this week, and Doug Martin could be on the short list of likely candidates to sign once he finalizes an injury settlement with the Oakland Raiders. For now, Duke Johnson is the de facto RB1 in Houston, but it won't last long. Keep an eye on what Buffalo does with LeSean McCoy come Saturday, Aug. 31, cut day.

From TheHuddle

Aug 25 11:53am ET

Updating previous reports, Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller (knee) may have also suffered a torn medial collateral ligament, in addition to a torn anterior cruciate ligament, during the preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys Saturday, Aug. 24.

Fantasy Spin: With Miller a strong possibility to miss the entire 2019 season, Duke Johnson appears to be in line to receive a significant increase in playing time, making him a potential RB2 option in PPR fantasy leagues. Damarea Crockett could also be worth a speculative add in some formats.

From TheHuddle

Aug 24 10:40pm ET

Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller is feared to have suffered a torn ACL in Saturday's preseason loss to the Dallas Cowboys. If confirmed, Miller's season is over before it began, and his Texans career is likely coming to a close as well. Duke Johnson will get more chances to run the ball, but the workload in Houston will also fall to someone else as well. Maybe it's veteran Taiwan Jones. Maybe it's one of the undrafted rookies, Damarea Crockett or Karan Higdon. Maybe Houston signs or trades for a back. Whoever earns the job has value as a flex option, but it's going to be a few days before we have a clear sense of how this backfield will shake out. At the very least, it's time to grab Crockett and Higdon in dynasty leagues just to be safe.

From RotoBaller

Aug 24 10:23pm ET

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.'

Fantasy Spin: Johnson has been a major weapon in the passing game in the past, and if given an every-down role, RB2 production seems like his floor, especially in PPR formats. Add him now if he is available in your league.

From TheHuddle

Aug 24 9:53pm ET

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.

Fantasy Spin: If Miller is out for the year, Duke Johnson becomes the most experienced back on the Houston roster. He would have RB2 upside in PPR formats if given a steady workload, but Damarea Crockett would also be worth a speculative add.

From TheHuddle

Aug 24 7:33pm ET

Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller (leg) was carted off the field after suffering an apparent leg injury during the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 24.

Fantasy Spin: Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to determine the severity of Miller's injury. Duke Johnson likely would take over the starting job if Miller misses an extended period of time and could be a No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Aug 24 7:30pm ET

Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller was carted off the field after a first quarter hit in Saturday's preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys. Miller hadn't played in a preseason game before this one. A Pro Bowler last year, Miller is expected to see the bulk of Houston's offensive touches this year with Duke Johnson coming in on passing downs, but a potentially serious knee injury would lead to huge changes in this Houston offense. Monitor the situation over the next few days.

From RotoBaller

Aug 23 1:10pm ET

Offensive line play is crucial to success in fantasy football, and the Houston Texans reportedly have an issue on their hands as they try to fill the most important offensive line position, left tackle. The team signed Matt Kalil this offseason, but the veteran hasn't been at practice since August 14th, which has opened a spot for Roderick Johnson to potentially claim the starting role. There's also a chance that rookie Tytus Howard could wind up manning the position. This uncertainty should worry fantasy owners who have Texans running back Lamar Miller, who'll need the line to create space for him to work in. This situation makes Miller a little riskier pick than he'd be if Houston had some consistency at the left tackle position.

From RotoBaller

Jul 28 8:33pm ET

Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller is still the lead back, head coach Bill O'Brien said Sunday, July 28.

Fantasy Spin: Miller is coming off one of his most efficient years running the ball, but he caught just 25 passes. It wouldn't be a surprise to see Miller lead the Houston backfield in touches again, but D'Onta Foreman figures to have his biggest role to date. Consider Miller a RB3 with upside as a volume-based RB2 if Foreman goes down or proves ineffective.

From TheHuddle

Jul 28 2:50pm ET

On Sunday, Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien reiterated that running back Lamar Miller is the team's unquestioned starter heading into the season. Miller is in the final year of his contract, so there were questions about D'Onta Foreman seeing an increased role, but O'Brien continues to assert that the job belongs to Miller. Miller's put up strong numbers when playing beside quarterback Deshaun Watson, and if he plays a full year, he'll have a chance to provide solid RB2 value for fantasy owners.

From RotoBaller

Jun 29 12:13pm ET

Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller said that he has been concentrating on running routes on the outside of the backfield this offseason to improve as a pass catcher.

Fantasy Spin: In 14 games last season, the 28-year-old Miller had just 25 receptions for 163 yards and one touchdown and he has not been much of a pass catcher throughout his career. His best season as a receiver came with the Dolphins in 2015, when he hauled in 47 passes. As a rusher, he averaged 4.6 yards per carry in 2018 but had his fewest touches in five years. He should be viewed as an RB3 in most fantasy football formats.

From TheHuddle

Jun 27 8:50pm ET

Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller is working to cut his body fat percentage before the 2019 season. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that Miller's lost eight pounds already as he looks to go into the year leaner and quicker. Houston didn't address the running back position in the offseason aside from adding UDFAs, which leaves Miller still atop the team's depth chart. After posting his most efficient season as a Texan and making the Pro Bowl last year, Miller's likely to play a key role again for a Houston offense that should be even stronger than they were in 2018, making Miller an intriguing fantasy option who should outperform his ADP.

From RotoBaller

Jun 27 1:53pm ET

Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller has maintained his conditioning regimen and healthier diet from the 2018 offseason and is said to look even fitter and leaner this offseason. 'I'm feeling better this offseason,' Miller said. 'I think what I did in the offseason last year helped me be more explosive last year. So, I'm going to try and continue doing what I did last year and just try to help this team win any way possible.'

Fantasy Spin: Miller's efficiency was up last year with his 4.6-yards-per-carry average hitting a four-year high, but his touches hit a five-year low at 235 as he missed a pair of games. He remains an un-sexy RB3.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 26-Aug-2019: HOU - On IR - torn ACL
  • 10-Mar-2016: HOU - Signed, Unrestricted FA - Four-year contract (through 2019)
  • 09-Mar-2016: MIA - Declared Free Agent
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Week 8OAK
Week 9@JAC
Week 10bye
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Week 12IND
Week 13NWE
Week 14DEN
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Week 16@TAM
Week 17TEN