Miller suffered a sprained right ankle in the fourth quarter, and was unable to return to the game. He finished the game with 11 carries for 46 yards after Moreno exited with an elbow injury. He also hauled in two passes for 7 yards on five targets.
Damien Williams stepped into the lineup as the injuries mounted. According to the Miami Herald, Miller was well enough to go back into the game in the next series, but did not see the field again as the Dolphins fell, 29-10.
At this point, it seems likely he will be available for Week 3 against the Chiefs.
Miller opened the game as the starter ahead of Knowshon Moreno, but ended up with just 11 carries to Moreno's 24. He still managed to rush for 59 yards in his limited role, while also hauling in four receptions for 19 yards and a touchdown.
Miller was briefly benched following his lost fumble in the first half, but managed to work his way back onto the field. The Dolphins' next game is set for Week 2 against the Bills Sunday.
The Patriots were 14th in the league in Fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs last season, but the Dolphins actually found a surprising amount of success against them. Miller in particular was a solid contributor, as he rushed for 150 yards total and accounted for 16 Fantasy points. However, that was when he was sharing the workload with Daniel Thomas, a much less useful overall option than Moreno, who should cut into his playing time even more.
In fact, The Miami Herald reported Monday Moreno is likely to see more playing time than Miller, who will likely be used in more limited packages until he proves he is otherwise ready for a larger role.
Even if Moreno does end up playing a larger role, neither player is likely to be used as anything like a workhorse for Sunday's game, making each a risky Fantasy option. Neither ranks among the top-30 in our running back rankings for this week, though Moreno has slightly more value at this point as a Flex option.
|4||9/28/14||@ OAK||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 5|
|7||10/19/14||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|8||10/26/14||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|10||11/9/14||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|12||11/23/14||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|13||12/1/14||@ NYJ||8:30 pm|
|15||12/14/14||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
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