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Lamar Miller

25-Year-Old Running Back – Houston Texans

2015 Rush/Rec Stats

Att

194

Yds

872

TD

8

Yds

397

TD

2

2016 Rush/Rec Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

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2016 ADP:  14.29

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  9

HT: 5' 10"   WT: 225   DOB: 4/25/1991  College: Miami (FL)  DRAFTED: 4th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Lamar Miller Contract Information:

Signed with the Texans in March of 2016, agreeing to a four-year, $26 million deal.

August 21, 2016  –  Lamar Miller News

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Miller gained 16 yards on six carries and caught his lone target for four yards in Houston's win over New Orleans in preseason Week 2.

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Lamar Miller NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2012 21 Mia 13 51 250 1 4.9 2 0 0 0 0 6 45 7.5 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 22 Mia 16 177 709 2 4.0 4 2 1 0 0 26 170 6.5 0 35 0 0 0 0 1 1
2014 23 Mia 16 216 1099 8 5.1 9 1 2 1 0 38 275 7.2 1 52 0 0 0 0 3 3
2015 24 Mia 16 194 872 8 4.5 7 1 3 1 0 47 397 8.4 2 57 0 0 0 0 1 1
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Lamar Miller Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2012 21 Mia 13 2.7 3.2 3.0 4 19 2 0 0 0 3 5.6 1 0 0
2013 22 Mia 16 6.2 7.9 7.1 11 44 19 8 3 2 11 4.9 6 0 0
2014 23 Mia 16 12.0 14.3 13.2 14 69 44 25 13 2 17 5.3 8 3 1
2015 24 Mia 16 11.7 14.6 13.2 12 55 19 11 6 3 25 7.0 4 3 1
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Lamar Miller – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

631

Offensive Snaps in 2015

Lamar Miller was on the field for 631 of his team's snaps on offense in 2015.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Lamar Miller was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Off ST
2013 565 2
2014 642 1
2015 631 0
Lamar Miller 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 KC 46 0 13 53 0 4.1 0 0 1 22 22.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Car 39 0 10 14 0 1.4 0 0 5 28 5.6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
3 TB 44 0 7 38 0 5.4 0 0 3 27 9.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Atl 51 0 7 26 0 3.7 0 0 1 10 10.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Ind
6 @Jax 47 0 19 113 1 5.9 2 0 2 5 2.5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
7 @Mia 24 0 14 175 1 12.5 2 1 3 61 20.3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
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10 NYJ 32 0 7 44 0 6.3 0 0 2 11 5.5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 NO 23 0 5 2 0 0.4 0 0 3 11 3.7 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Buf 32 0 20 113 0 5.7 1 0 1 5 5.0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 NE
14 @Ind 18 0 9 12 0 1.3 0 0 2 12 6.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Ten 51 0 15 31 1 2.1 0 0 5 36 7.2 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 2 1 1 0
16 Jax 39 0 19 60 0 3.2 1 0 1 3 3.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
17 KC

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Lamar Miller  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 10"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   225 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.34 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.08 sec
ELITE
Cone Drill:   6.94 sec
GOOD
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length:   9.25 in
AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   36 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   120 in
GOOD
Bench Press
Not Available
Houston Texans Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
No players listed.
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Duane Brown  PUP-P
FB
DE
J.J. Watt  PUP-P

Lamar Miller: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Miller gained 30 yards on four carries in Sunday's preseason game against the 49ers.

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Miller, who did not practice Sunday, participated fully in Monday's session, Chris Abshire of CBS Houston reports.

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Miller did not practice Sunday.

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Miller avoided a potential injury Saturday when he emerged fine after tweaking his ankle, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Miller, who has steadily improved as a pass catcher during his four NFL seasons, said he's been working on catching balls throughout the offseason.

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In the wake of the departure of Arian Foster, Miller is expected to move into a key role with the Texans, as a key cog in the team's reshaped offense, the Houston Chronicle reports. "I'm looking forward to the opportunity," said Miller, who only hit the 20-carry mark once this past season with the Dolphins. "I've been following Houston for a while now. I know in this offense they get their running backs involved. I just wanted to be a part of that. I feel like with my skill set, I can help this offense."

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2015

Miller's third season in the NFL was his coming-out party. Beginning the year as the lesser half of a committee with Knowshon Moreno, Miller took over starting duties after Moreno dislocated his elbow Week 2 and then tore his ACL Week 6. The Dolphins carefully managed Miller's workload, as he didn't see 20 carries in a game once, but despite the restricted touches he proved a weapon in the ground game. Miller's built like a power back, but his biggest asset is actually his top-end speed, and when the former college sprinter sees green he has another gear few players can match. His balance and agility are also assets, allowing him to pick his way through traffic, and he's a very good receiver. He doesn't run with a lot of elusiveness or power, but his elite burst allows him to run by and through a lot of defenders, and that explosiveness netted him more than three-quarters of Miami's carries inside the five. Moreno is gone, but the Dolphins drafted Jay Ajayi, another back with a three-down skill set, in the fifth round, so Miller might not see a large increase in his touches this season. Even without 300 carries, though, Miller's productivity could continue to rise as he further hones his craft.

2014

Winning the top rushing role for the Dolphins last year didn't yield a huge spike in fantasy value for Miller, who saw his small-sample 4.9 YPC from 2012 drop to 4.0 in his sophomore campaign while remaining minimally impactful in the passing game and at the goal line. The free-agent signing of Knowshon Moreno – more of a prototypical three-down back – initially did not bode well for Miller's chances of claiming the team's No. 1 RB duties. However, Moreno was slowed by knee soreness in June that required arthroscopic surgery, giving Miller's candidacy new life. While the 5-10, 218-pound runner has an elite 4.34 40 time to his credit, he wasn't able to do much with that speed last season and didn't run with any great degree of physicality, either. He did break off three runs of 30 yards or more, but ultimately, had only four games all year that were truly fantasy-relevant, and those were more than offset by the numerous duds he put up. Miller gained 20 or fewer yards on the ground seven times, failing even to crack double digits four of those times. He also dealt with a late-season concussion, though that didn't seem to affect his game much. Moreover, some of his shortfall can be chalked up to the Dolphins' issues on the offensive line last year.

2013

After just 51 rushing attempts as a rookie, Miller comes to Dolphins training camp this season with an excellent chance of winning the starting job. The Dolphins didn't pursue re-signing Reggie Bush because they view Miller as a bigger version with as much speed and versatility. Coach Joe Philbin's staff is also more invested in Miller than 2011 second-rounder Daniel Thomas, whom it did not draft. At 6-1, 233, Thomas may factor in at the goal line, but this is Miller's backfield to lose. In a rookie class loaded with gifted running backs, Miller was the fastest with a 4.4 40 at the 2012 Combine. Miller never really had much of a chance to display his game-breaking speed last season, but he averaged 4.9 yards per carry. At 5-10, 218, he boasts the strength to rip through arm tackles, and with his lateral quickness and acceleration to the second level Miller is an ideal fit for Miami's zone-blocking scheme. In an offense that added Mike Wallace and Dustin Keller to the passing game, that puts Miller in an enviable position.

2012

The Dolphins took Miller with the No. 97 pick of the draft after he ran for 1,272 yards and nine touchdowns during his final year in Miami. Despite being 5-10, 218, Miller’s 4.40 40 time was the fastest among all backs at the NFL Combine, but he struggles in pass protection and has dealt with durability issues in the past. It’s hard to see how he fits into a Dolphins backfield with Reggie Bush and Daniel Thomas ahead of him on the depth chart. Miller will help on special teams immediately, but he’s a project in the short term.