Miller ran for 709 yards and two touchdowns while averaging 4.0 yards per carry last season.
Miller rushed the ball 17 times for 73 yards, finishing with one more yard than he had in the teams' last meeting, despite five fewer carries. He added one reception for 4 yards, to finish with 16 more touches than Thomas, who finished with no yards on two carries.
The Dolphins split the carries between the two young backs this season, though neither excelled in the timeshare. Thomas finishes the season with 406 yards on the ground with six overall touchdowns, while Miller scored just twice but had 709 yards to lead the team.
The last time the Dolphins and Jets faced off, Thomas was out with an ankle injury, and Miller managed to rush for just 3.3 yards per carry on 22 attempts. That isn't atypical for Jets' opponents, who average just 3.2 yards per carry for the season. Opposing running backs are averaging just 13.3 Fantasy points per game against the Jets.
Neither Dolphins' running back has been particularly reliable this season. Miller is likely to get a bigger role than Thomas, but both are just low-end Fantasy options for Week 17.
Miller rushed the ball just three times for 8 yards, and was barely seen on the field for much of the game. Thomas even worse, finishing with 6 yards on nine carries, while adding one reception for 3 yards.
Thomas rushed for 105 yards in Week 14, but has just 30 yards combined in his other three games. He enters Week 17 against the Jets with 406 yards on the ground, while Miller has 636 yards.
Miller should once again be the team's first option out of the backfield Sunday, and he gets to work against a defense that has looked vulnerable recently. Over the last five games, the Bills have given up six rushing touchdowns to running backs, and are allowing 22.0 Fantasy points per game in that span.
Miller hasn't topped 10 Fantasy points in any of the last six games, so he clearly hasn't been the most productive option around. Still, running backs who get nearly 15 touches a game aren't falling from the sky nowadays, so he remains a viable low-end starting Fantasy option for Week 16.
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