Miller gained 60 yards on 19 carries and secured one of two targets for three yards in Sunday's 20-10 victory over the Patriots. Although he struggled to find any running room for the third straight week, Miller tallied his highest rushing total since a Week 14 loss to the Giants. Now officially a free agent, the fourth-year running back's future with the Dolphins remains clouded. Miller's 872 yards rushing in 2015 represented a 227-yard drop from his 2014 total, but he also received 22 fewer carries. The 24-year-old was often inexplicably phased out of the offense for extended in-game stretches this season, only receiving 20 carries once and tallying single-digit totes in six contests. If he receives a legitimate starting opportunity--either in a new offensive system in Miami or on a new team altogether--Miller has demonstrated the potential to excel as a feature back in the NFL.
Miller gained 31 yards on 15 carries and scored a rushing touchdown, while securing five of six targets for 36 yards in Sunday's 18-12 loss to the Colts. The four-year pro was stymied on the ground for the second straight week by one of the worst run defenses in the NFL. After only mustering an atrocious 1.3 yards per carry against a Chargers unit that had been surrendering almost five yards per carry coming into Week 15, Miller was held to 2.1 yards per attempt by a Colts team that came into Week 16 ranked as the 24th-worst unit in total yards allowed to opposing rushers. He did manage a one-yard touchdown in the second quarter after backfield mate Jay Ajayi was stopped just short of the goal line on second down. On the positive side, the five receptions were the most by Miller over the last six games. Despite some positive flashes over the course of 2015, it would be fair to say that the contract-year tailback has taken a step back after breaking the 1,000-yard barrier last season for the first time in his career.
Miller (quad/ankle) is active Sunday against the Colts. The injuries weren't likely to keep Miller from playing Sunday, as he was officially listed as questionable, though his fantasy upside is a bit more limited of late with rookie Jay Ajayi getting more touches out of the backfield.
Miller (quad/ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Colts, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. Listed as a full participant on Friday's practice report estimation, there's little doubt that Miller will be available Sunday, though the looming possibility that he could continue to lose a share of touches to rookie Jay Ajayi is some cause for concern. Miller recorded just 12 yards on nine carries in Week 15's loss to the Chargers, while Ajayi logged six carries for 27 yards and a TD in the contest.
Miller (quad/ankle) remained limited at practice Thursday, the Miami Herald's Adam Beasley reports. Despite his limitations at practice this week, we'd be surprised if Miller wasn't available Sunday against the Colts, though his workload in the 5-9 squad's Week 16 backfield is a little hard to predict, with the possibility that Miller could continue to lose some touches to rookie Jay Ajayi.
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