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26 Lamar Miller RB

Houston Texans

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March 12, 2020 10:32 AM
Texans' Lamar Miller: Prepping for free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller (knee) is set to become a free agent, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Miller suffered a torn ACL in late August and spent the 2019 campaign on injured reserve. Having made it through the entirety of a four-year, $26 million contract, he can now hit the open market ahead of his age-29 season. Between the severe injury in 2019 and his modest efficiency over the previous three years, Miller isn't likely to drum up a huge market in free agency. He averaged 4.1 yards per carry and 7.4 per catch in three seasons with Houston, tallying 3,612 total yards and 18 touchdowns in 44 regular-season games. Most teams figure to view him as a backup, and that's if/when he can prove his health.

August 26, 2019 07:04 PM
Texans' Lamar Miller: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Texans placed Miller (knee) on injured reserve Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

An MRI confirmed Miller suffered a torn ACL during Saturday's preseason contest against the Cowboys, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Miller's placement on IR is confirmation that he'll miss the entire 2019 season, leaving Duke Johnson, Josh Ferguson, Karan Higdon, Buddy Howell, Damarea Crockett and Taiwan Jones as the running backs currently on the roster. Among those options, Johnson appears to be the favorite for starting snaps.

August 25, 2019 06:52 PM
Texans' Lamar Miller: MRI confirms torn ACL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

An MRI confirmed Miller has a torn ACL, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

This report confirms the feared initial diagnosis, though it's not an official announcement from the team. The Texans will turn to Duke Johnson as their starter, with Buddy Howell, Damarea Crockett and Josh Ferguson next in line.

August 25, 2019 07:40 AM
Texans' Lamar Miller: Torn ACL feared
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller, who was carted off the field during Saturday's preseason contest against the Cowboys with a left knee injury, is feared to have suffered a torn ACL, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

The torn ACL diagnosis won't be confirmed until an MRI is complete, but Miller appears to be facing a lengthy recovery timetable. The Texans are thin at running back behind their veteran starter with Duke Johnson, Buddy Howell, Damarea Crockett and Josh Ferguson next in line.

August 24, 2019 07:24 PM
Texans' Lamar Miller: Gets carted off field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller (leg) was carted off the field during the first quarter of Saturday's preseason contest in Dallas, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Miller took a blindside hit from Cowboys defensive lineman Maliek Collins. Per Aaron Reiss of The Athletic, the Texans' medical staff was examining Miller's left leg, but the nature of the injury won't be known until further notice. The next players up in this backfield are Duke Johnson, Buddy Howell, Josh Ferguson and Damarea Crockett.

August 25, 2019 11:40 PM
Texans' Lamar Miller: Carted off
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller was carted off with a left knee injury in Saturday's preseason game, Brian Smith of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The immediate reaction to Miller's injury was that it looked pretty nasty, with a number of teammates coming over to console him as he was carted off. Duke Johnson is his top backup.

August 9, 2019 11:52 AM
Texans' Lamar Miller: Has new backup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller now has a proven backup in Duke Johnson, who the Texans acquired in a trade Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Miller remains the team's starter, but prior to the move there had been an open competition for backup slotting. Johnson's known for his pass-catching ability, so he'll provide the Texans with a nice change-of-pace option behind Miller. While the addition of Johnson figures to limit Miller's passing targets, Miller is still in line to handle the bulk of the team's early down work, thus retaining a solid floor fantasy floor, so long as he avoids injuries.

August 3, 2019 02:04 AM
Texans' Lamar Miller: Team seeks red-zone improvement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Texans are looking to be a better rushing team in the red zone, particularly inside the 5-yard-line, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. Miller had just five attempts inside the 5 last season, tied for 31st.

if the Texans succeed in becoming a more productive rushing team in close, that will result in more touchdown opportunities for Miller and backup D'Onta Foreman. "That's the difference between being a good offense and a great offense, being able to run the ball in whenever you get down there," quarterback Deshaun Watson said. "That's (something) we want to focus on. Once we get in the red zone like we did last year, we have to find ways to get the ball in the end zone." The Texans often settled for field goals in the red zone, with placekicker Ka'imi Fairbairn leading the league in attempts (42), makes (37) and points (150).

July 28, 2019 06:52 PM
Texans' Lamar Miller: Expected to keep lead job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Bill O'Brien said Miller is still the lead back in Houston, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.

Asked about the competition between Miller and D'Onta Foreman, the Texans' head coach essentially shot down the idea, saying Miller is the starter and it's everything else that still needs to be determined. While Foreman doesn't have much competition for the No. 2 job, any challenge for Miller's spot may need to take place in-season rather than this summer. Regardless, the Houston backfield will require close watching throughout training camp and beyond, as Miller has been mediocre for years now.

June 18, 2019 11:48 AM
Texans' Lamar Miller: Positioned for key role again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller and D'Onta Foreman will lead the Houston backfield, Deepi Sidhu of the team's official website reports.

It felt like an empty promise in February when then-GM Brian Gaine endorsed Miller as the team's lead back, but Gaine subsequently chose not to add any competition in free agency or the draft. It's unclear whether that decision played a role in his recent firing, as there seems to be some frustration with the Texans failing to use their plethora of cap space to procure meaningful offseason upgrades. The result leaves Miller in a good spot to maintain a large share of the carries, but it also means he'll likely be running behind a subpar offensive line for a fourth straight year. Foreman is the wild card in the picture, potentially challenging for the lead job in his second year back from an Achilles tear. The lower portion of the depth chart contains pass-catching specialist Josh Ferguson, two special teams players (Buddy Howell, Taiwan Jones) and two undrafted rookies (Karan Higdon, Damarea Crockett).

February 28, 2019 05:44 PM
Texans' Lamar Miller: Endorsed as 2019 starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager Brian Gaine endorsed Miller as the Texans' starting running back for the 2019 season, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. "He's a three-down back," Gaine noted Thursday at the NFL Combine.

Houston ranks among the league leaders in cap space this offseason and, probably as a result of which, has been linked to numerous running backs that will soon become available when free agency opens in March. While it's not out of the question for the Texans to add some sort of backfield depth this offseason, it doesn't appear as though Gaine is positioning his team to be in the market for a high-priced veteran such as Le'Veon Bell.

January 5, 2019 08:28 PM
Texans' Lamar Miller: Catches eight passes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller carried five times for 18 yards and caught eight of 10 targets for 63 additional yards during Saturday's 21-7 loss to the Colts.

Miller's usage as a rusher suffered with his team trailing for most of the day, leading him to finish with one of his poorest rushing performances of the season. He stepped up as a pass catcher, however, finishing second on the team in both catches and receiving yards. While Miller's season ends on a disappointing note, he still piled up 1,217 scrimmage yards and six touchdowns in 17 appearances, which will go down as one of the best seasons of his NFL career. The possibility remains that Miller's role could diminish next season if the team elects to get D'Onta Foreman or any potential backfield additions more involved in the offense, but he would be a useful fantasy asset if he does retain the top spot in the backfield.

December 31, 2018 12:28 PM
Texans' Lamar Miller: Scores in season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller rushed for 56 yards and a touchdown on seven carries and did not gain yardage on two catches during Sunday's 20-3 win over the Jaguars.

Miller extended Houston's lead to 13 shortly before halftime, taking the inside handoff and pounding through for a seven-yard score. It was the veteran back's second rushing touchdown in his last three games, but he's averaging just 2.9 yards per carry during that span. Whether this is a blip or a trend will bear monitoring heading into next week's playoff game, most likely against the winner of Sunday night's game between Indianapolis and Tennessee. Miller almost certainly would prefer a rematch with the Titans, against whom he has averaged 8.8 yards per carry this season, as compared to the Colts, against whom he has averaged just 2.9 yards per toe. If the Colts and Titans tie and either or both of Pittsburgh and Baltimore win, then either the Steelers or Ravens could face the Texans next week.

December 29, 2018 01:24 AM
Texans' Lamar Miller: Ready for Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Bill O'Brien said Miller (ankle) is "good to go" for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Miller was already upgraded to full practice participation Thursday, but it's nonetheless good to see that carry over to Friday. The 27-year-old should be in line for a full workload against Jacksonville, which features the 18th-ranked rush defense in the NFL (115.7 yards per game) and allows 4.3 yards per carry.

December 27, 2018 04:04 PM
Texans' Lamar Miller: Returns to full practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller (ankle) practiced fully Thursday.

After sitting out Week 16's loss to the Eagles, Miller was limited at practice Wednesday, but Thursday's upgrade to full participation aligns with the running back's assessment, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, that his ankle feels "way better" at this stage. Miller is thus in line to return to action Sunday against the Jaguars, who have allowed an average of 115.7 rushing yards per game to date, a mark that ranks 18th overall in the NFL that category.

December 27, 2018 02:36 PM
Texans' Lamar Miller: Limited practice session Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller (ankle) was officially limited at practice Wednesday.

That's a positive indicator with regard to his status for Week 17 against the Jaguars, with Drew Dougherty of the Texans' official site noting that "there's a decent chance" Miller will play if things go well for him in practice the next few days. That's a tad more optimistic than coach Bill O'Brien's take on the situation from Monday. Miller's activity will be revisited Thursday to see if he maintains his limited level of practice participation, which seems likely.

December 26, 2018 05:00 PM
Texans' Lamar Miller: Able to practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller (ankle) practiced Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Miller will likely be listed as a limited participant when the Texans release their first practice report of Week 17, but his ability to take the field in any capacity offers optimism that he has a chance to play Sunday against the Jaguars. While Miller sat out the Week 16 loss to the Eagles, Alfred Blue filled in as the starting running back and compiled 14 yards on four carries and 26 yards on four receptions.

December 24, 2018 01:20 PM
Texans' Lamar Miller: Has chance to play Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Bill O'Brien said Miller (ankle) may return for a Week 17 matchup with the Jaguars, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. "I think he's got a chance," O'Brien relayed Monday. "[He's] trending upwards."

After injuring his right ankle Week 15, Miller maintained a limited listing on injury reports Wednesday through Friday. Despite entering the weekend as questionable, the Texans downgraded him to out Saturday. O'Brien's comments may have been nothing more than coach speak, but it's clear Miller was missed during Sunday's 32-30 loss in Philadelphia. Without his services, the Texans managed less than half of their weekly output on the ground -- just 62 yards -- with Deshaun Watson leading the team in each running statistic (8-49-2), while Alfred Blue and D'Onta Foreman combined for 11 carries, 13 yards and no scores.

December 22, 2018 11:52 AM
Texans' Lamar Miller: Out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller (ankle) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's contest against the Eagles.

Head coach Bill O'Brien suggested Friday that Miller had a "chance" at playing Sunday, but that appeared more remote each passing day given the veteran running back was never able to log a full day of practice. Alfred Blue is expected to take over the starting role in Miller's absence, but there's a possibility D'Onta Foreman could see his first action this season after missing most of 2018 while recovering from surgery to his Achilles tendon.

December 21, 2018 06:00 PM
Texans' Lamar Miller: Questionable for Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles after practicing in a limited fashion all week.

Coach Bill O'Brien said Friday that Miller "has a chance" to play in Sunday's game, which is one of nine contests kicking off at 1 p.m. EST. O'Brien's non-committal words suggest that the running back's status could go down to a game-time call. If Miller ends up limited or out Sunday, added work would be available for Alfred Blue. D'Onta Foreman, who was activated from the PUP list earlier this month, would also be a candidate to see his first game action in more than a year.

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WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2020HOU0000---0000
2019HOU0000---0000
2018HOU14142109734.6975636
2017HOU16132388883.7213143
2016HOU141426810734.0455752
2015MIA16161948724.5858740
2014MIA161621610995.1978957
2013MIA16151777094.0492426
2012MIA130512504.9281212
Total10589135458644.3973236266
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2020HOU0000---00000
2019HOU0000---00000
2018HOU1414251636.5161008
2017HOU1613363279.13233017
2016HOU1414311886.1161009
2015MIA1616473978.45426114
2014MIA1616382757.22011010
2013MIA1615261706.5220106
2012MIA1306457.5120004
Total1058920915657.554811168
 
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Height/Weight:
5-10/221
Birthdate:
4/25/1991
Age:
29
Hometown:
Miami, FL, USA
School:
Miami (FL)
NFL Experience:
9
Awards: