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.
Coach Bill O'Brien said Miller (chest) will return for Week 6 against the Bills, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The Texans kept Miller active for Sunday's 19-16 win over Dallas, but he didn't actually play any snaps. It's fair to wonder if he'll return to action with the same kind of workload he handled the first four weeks of the season (16.5 touches per game), considering Alfred Blue made a nice impression with 119 scrimmage yards while playing 79 of 80 snaps in Sunday's game. The Texans also hope to have Dont'a Foreman (Achilles) back in the mix when he's first eligible to return from the PUP list for Week 7.
Although Miller (chest) is active for Sunday night's game versus the Cowboys, he is "not likely to play," according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
The Texans appear to be keeping all their options open at running back. With Miller available but likely to remain on the sideline Sunday, barring an emergency, Alfred Blue is in line to draw the start in his place, with Tyler Ervin and Buddy Howell on hand to provide the team with backfield depth.
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