Miller rushed 22 times for 100 yards and a touchdown and lost a yard on his only reception in the Texans' 20-7 win over the Jaguars on Sunday. The Jaguars' defense carries a reputation as one of the tougher ones in the league, but they've been susceptible to the run, so it was not surprising to see Miller have a big day. He became the third back in three weeks to cross the century mark against Jacksonville. The seventh-year veteran was a clutch component of the offense on an afternoon where the Texans looked to manage Deshaun Watson's exposure in the wake of the young quarterback still dealing with a partly collapsed lung. The performance was Miller's best since the opener versus the Patriots, and his rushing touchdown marked his first visit to the end zone on the ground this season. Miller will look to build on Sunday's tally against the Dolphins in a Week 8 Thursday night matchup.
Miller, who has battled a chest injury, is ready to go Week 7 against the Jaguars. He was a full participant in all three days of practice this week. A few factors align to make Miller a potentially valuable play this weekend. Against the Jaguars' top-ranked passing defense, the Texans may lean towards their ground attack, particularly knowing Jacksonville has been susceptible in that area -- the Jags rank 22nd (118.7 YPG) in rushing defense after ceding 332 rushing yards the last two weeks. The notion that Houston may favor its running game is further supported by quarterback Deshaun Watson, who attempted a season-low 25 passes last week, being banged up with a chest injury.
Miller rushed 15 times for 46 yards and brought in two of three targets for 25 yards in the Texans' 20-13 win over the Bills on Sunday. Miller couldn't get much going on the ground against a feisty Bills defense, but he clawed his way to a serviceable fantasy line with the help of his contributions through the air. The veteran back had dressed but not played in last Sunday night's overtime victory against the Cowboys due to a chest injury, but he appeared to be without limitations versus Buffalo. He'll look to up his overall numbers against the Jaguars in a tough Week 7 matchup.
Miller (chest) practiced fully Thursday. Miller was limited Wednesday, but the running back's full participation Thursday backs his previous assertion that he'll play Sunday against the Bills. In his looming return to action, Miller is poised to head the Texans' Week 6 backfield, with Alfred Blue set to return to his normal backup/complementary role.
Miller (chest) was listed as a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Per Wilson, Miller indicated that he'll definitely play Sunday against the Bills, a notion that was echoed by coach Bill O'Brien. The running back's status will nonetheless be worth tracking in the coming days to see if the Texans end up listing him as questionable come Friday or remove him from their final Week 6 injury report altogether.
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