Lamar Miller

Houston Texans (HOU)

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Alfred Blue (RB2)
Tyler Ervin (RB3)

Player Information

Full Name

Lamar Miller
Jersey #26

Position & Status

RB1, Healthy

Current Team: HOU

Texans Profile

Player Details

NFL Experience:

7 Years

Current Height & Weight

5'11", 218 Lbs.

College / University


College Draft Year

2012, Round #4, Pick #97

Current Fantasy Points

50 Points

$4,200 Points: 10 Avg / Game
DraftKings Salary & FPPG
10 / Game DraftKings Points: 50
5 Games Played
$5,700 Points: 8.8 Avg / Game
FanDuel Salary & FPPG
8.8 / Game FanDuel Points: 44
5 Games Played

Offensive & Defensive Snaps

Offensive Snaps Played

247 Snaps

Defensive Snaps Played

0 Snaps

Special Team Snaps Played

0 Snaps

Offensive Team Snaps Played

436 Snaps

Defensive Team Snaps Played

410 Snaps

Special Team's Team Snaps

150 Snaps

Rushing Statistics

Rushing Attempts

73 Attempts

Rushing Yards

271 Yards

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

4 Yards

Rushing Touchdowns

0 Yards

Rushing Long

31 Yards

Touchdown Statistics

Total Touchdowns

1 Total Touchdowns

Offensive Touchdowns

1 Touchdowns

Defensive Touchdowns

0 Touchdowns

TSpecial Team Touchdowns

0 Touchdowns

Receiving Statistics

Receiving Targets




Receiving Yards

79.00 Yards

Receiving Yards Per Reception

7.90 Yards

Receiving Touchdowns

1 Touchdowns

Receiving Long




Fumbles Lost


Recent Player Scoring

Date Opponent Points Snap % Salary $ Per Point
10-07 Cowboys 0.0 0 $4,500 0
09-30 Colts 4.9 53.5 $5,000 1020.4
09-23 Giants 15.1 76.5 $5,000 331.1
09-16 Titans 9.0 76.1 $5,400 600
09-09 Patriots 11.9 77 $5,200 437

Recent Player News

1 day ago: Lamar Miller Has Forgettable Game Against Buffalo
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller continued a string of mediocre outings, carrying the ball 15 times for 46 yards against the Bills on Sunday and adding 25 receiving yards on a pair of receptions. While it wasn't a bad fantasy day for Miller, his performance didn't do much to quiet concerns about his usage once D'Onta Foreman (Achilles) returns from the PUP list.

4 days ago: Lamar Miller Can't Be Trusted Against Bills
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller (chest) is off the team's injury report, but he enters Week 6 without the same clear grasp on the team's starting running back role that he had when the season started. Miller's ineffectiveness has allowed Alfred Blue to gain a significant share of the team's carries, putting Miller's fantasy potential in jeopardy. While he's playable as a flex option this week, fantasy owners can't be guaranteed that Miller produces much against Buffalo.

4 days ago: Lamar Miller, Jadeveon Clowney Practice In Full
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller (chest) and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (illness) both practiced in full on Thursday. Miller was active but didn't play last Sunday night. He should return in Week 6 against the Bills, but how much he'll be used in the game plan will be in question. Miller has yet to have a rushing touchdown this year and hasn't been very effective. At best, he's an RB3/flex. Clowney will be fine to play in an excellent matchup against a poor Buffalo offensive line that has allowed the most sacks in the NFL through five weeks.

5 days ago: Deshaun Watson, DeAndre Hopkins, Lamar Miller Limited
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (chest), wide receivers DeAndre Hopkins (foot), Will Fuller (hamstring) and rookie Keke Coutee (hamstring), running back Lamar Miller (chest) and tight end Ryan Griffin (toe) were all limited in practice Wednesday. Watson and Miller say they will both for sure play against the Bills this weekend. While Watson took a bunch of hard hits on Sunday night, he should be in play as a midrange QB1 in a fine matchup. Miller could wind up sharing touches with Alfred Blue and has been ineffective as an RB3/flex through four games. Hopkins has been on the injury report all year but has never been close to missing a game. Continue chalking him up as an elite WR1. Fuller was clearly playing at less than 100 percent last week, which led to more work for Coutee. When fully healthy, though, Fuller is a strong WR2 with great chemistry with Watson. Griffin had a season-high six catches on nine targets for 65 yards last week, but he remains more of a high-end TE2.

5 days ago: Lamar Miller Says He'll Play
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller (chest) said he will definitely play in Week 6 against the Bills. Miller was active last Sunday night but didn't play at all, and he's been a disappointment to fantasy owners with no rushing touchdowns in four games. If he continues to struggle, D'Onta Foreman (Achilles) could be in line to take over the lead-back duties when he's healthy later this year. Miller is nothing more than a weak RB3/flex if he returns this weekend.

7 days ago: Lamar Miller To Return In Week 6
Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said that running back Lamar Miller (chest) will return in Week 6 against the Bills. Miller was active on Sunday night against the Cowboys, but he didn't play a single snap. He hasn't been really effective in four games this year and will merely be a low-end RB2 option against Buffalo. When D'Onta Foreman (Achilles) returns from his injury, he'll have a chance to steal work from Miller if he doesn't improve soon.

8 days ago: Lamar Miller Not Likely To Play
Despite being active for Week 5 Sunday night against the Cowboys, Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller (chest) is "not likely to play," according to a source. Instead, Alfred Blue will get the start and serve as the lead back, making him an RB3/flex choice for those that have him handcuffed to Miller. With Miller not doing much through four weeks, he's in danger of losing lead-back duties whenever D'Onta Foreman (Achilles) returns from his injury.

8 days ago: Will Fuller, Lamar Miller, Keke Coutee Active Sunday Night
Houston Texans wide receivers Will Fuller (hamstring) and Keke Coutee (hamstring) and running back Lamar Miller (chest) are all active in Week 5 against the Cowboys on Sunday night after being questionable to play. Fuller has scored in all three games he's played in this year and is a favorite target of quarterback Deshaun Watson. Lock him in as a strong WR2. Both Miller and Coutee will have to play through some pain and could be limited, making them risky fantasy option. Miller is more of an RB3/flex, while Coutee is a WR4/5 that could struggle for consistent targets with Fuller also active.

8 days ago: Texans Pessimistic About Lamar Miller Playing Sunday Night
The Houston Texans are pessimistic that running back Lamar Miller (chest) will be able to play on Sunday night against the Cowboys, according to a source. Miller is listed as questionable and did very little in practice this week. If he is inactive, Alfred Blue would start and see most of the touches in the backfield, putting him in play as an RB3/flex option for fantasy owners. With the game being on Sunday night, Miller becomes one to avoid unless you already own Blue as a handcuff.

10 days ago: Lamar Miller To Be Game-Time Decision
Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said running back Lamar Miller (chest) will be a game-time decision for Week 5 against the Cowboys on Sunday night. With Houston playing on Sunday night, that basically makes Miller one to avoid this weekend unless you also have Alfred Blue handcuffed. Miller has been on the RB2/3 borderline through four weeks with 3.9 yards per carry on 58 attempts and no touchdowns on the ground. He does have one receiving touchdown. Blue would be an RB3/flex option if Miller sits this one out.

12 days ago: Will Fuller, Lamar Miller Limited In Practice Wednesday
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller (chest) and wide receivers DeAndre Hopkins (ankle, hamstring, thumb), Will Fuller (hamstring), Keke Coutee (hamstring) and Sammie Coates (hamstring) were all limited in practice on Wednesday. Fuller aggravated his hamstring injury in Week 4 and could be questionable this Sunday night against the Cowboys. If he's out, Coutee, who had 15 targets and 109 yards in his NFL debut last week, would become an interesting flex in deeper leagues. Hopkins, as always, is a must-start. Miller is on track to play and remains an RB2 for fantasy purposes. He has a 3.9 yard-per-carry average on 58 attempts but has no rushing touchdowns through four weeks.

14 days ago: Lamar Miller Banged Up
Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said running back Lamar Miller is "a little banged up, but I think he's going to be OK." Miller has been extremely mediocre through four games, running 58 times for 225 yards (3.9 yards per carry) and no touchdowns on the ground. He has just eight receptions for 54 yards and a score through the air. He should be fine for Week 5 against the Cowboys, but he'll merely be an RB3/flex for that one.

15 days ago: Lamar Miller With Another Forgettable Outing
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller had another mediocre game in Sunday's victory over the Colts, carrying the ball 14 times for 49 yards. He wasn't targeted in the passing game. The more concerning issue for Miller was that teammate Alfred Blue saw 13 carries as the Texans inch closer towards a full running back committee. That'll be made worse if D'Onta Foreman (Achilles) returns from the PUP List in Week 7.

17 days ago: Lamar Miller Could Produce Against Colts
Time could be running out for Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller, who has seen his carries and yardage drop each week of the season so far. While a last-second touchdown reception saved Miller's Week 3 fantasy line, his 10 carries for 10 yards were a big part of Houston's failings in the loss to the Giants. He gets a soft Colts run defense this week and will need to produce, especially when D'Onta Foreman (Achilles) can return from the PUP List after Week 6. Miller is worth a start this week as an RB2, but his recent performance suggests enough risk to worry fantasy owners moving forward.

22 days ago: Lamar Miller Catches Touchdown Against Giants
The Houston Texans running game struggled to get going in Sunday's loss to the New York Giants, with running back Lamar Miller finishing with 10 rushing yards on 10 carries. Miller managed to salvage his day with a late touchdown reception, part of a five-catch, 41-yard day through the air for the back. He also had another chance at a long reception but Deshaun Watson's throw was picked off. Houston's offensive line woes make the rushing attack inconsistent, but Miller will have a decent chance to find success against the Colts in Week 4.

25 days ago: Lamar Miller Could Find Holes In Giants Defense
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller has been kept out of the end zone so far in 2018, but he's also averaging his highest yards per carry since coming to Houston heading into a favorable matchup with the New York Giants. This could be the week that Miller breaks through. His 83 yards per game is a career-best mark and Miller showed in 2017 that he could excel with Deshaun Watson at quarterback for the Texans. Miller has RB1 upside this week, especially if Houston can get him involved in the passing game. New York has already allowed two receiving touchdowns to running backs.

29 days ago: Lamar Miller Solid In Week 2
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller didn't have the flashiest day in Houston's Week 2 loss to the Titans, but he did gain 68 rushing yards on 14 carries to go along with two yards on two receptions. While it wasn't Miller's best football, he still averaged 4.9 yards per carry and showed that he remains a consistent option moving forward. The biggest issue for Miller right now appears to be backup running back Alfred Blue, who had seven carries on Sunday. Blue cuts into Miller's ceiling, but he still possesses a solid fantasy floor.

1 month ago: Lamar Miller Could Have Big Day Against Titans
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller narrowly missed out on a 100-yard game to open the 2018 season in last Sunday's loss to the Patriots, but he'll have a good chance to get there against the Titans on Sunday. After allowing Frank Gore and Kenyan Drake to combine for 109 rushing yards in Week 1, Tennessee's defense will be tested by Miller, who ran for 75 yards and a touchdown when the teams met last October despite D'Onta Foreman taking 13 carries away from him. Miller should be started in all formats this week.

1 month ago: Lamar Miller Has Productive Day Against Patriots
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller played a key role for Houston in Sunday's loss to the New England Patriots, carrying the ball 20 times for 98 yards and adding in 11 receiving yards. With Will Fuller (hamstring) out and quarterback Deshaun Watson struggling, Miller helped keep the Texans in the game. Though the team's lone rushing touchdown went to Alfred Blue, Miller still has a firm grip on the starting job in Houston and should continue to put up strong numbers, especially when Fuller returns, as his field-stretching ability will help open even more space up in Houston's run game.

1 month ago: Lamar Miller Possesses Upside In Week 1
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller was a top-10 running back in 2017 in games where the Texans started quarterback Deshaun Watson. He'll look to continue that success on Sunday as the Texans take on the New England Patriots. In 2017's matchup, Miller carried the ball 14 times, gaining 56 yards and failing to find the end zone. It was Miller's worst game of the Watson era, but running back D'Onta Foreman, who is currently on the PUP List with an Achilles injury, had 10 touches in that game. With Miller having full control of this backfield to open this season, he should be productive in Week 1.

3 months ago: Lamar Miller Down To 217 Pounds
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller said he's down to 217 pounds, which is the lightest he's played at since he was with the Dolphins. He's hoping he can be more explosive this year after posting a career-worst 3.7 yards per carry in 2017. Miller was a fantasy disappointment last year, but with D'Onta Foreman (Achilles) still questionable for the start of the regular season, Miller's draft stock might start rising a bit. He's a mediocre RB2 choice with not a whole lot of upside with Foreman expected to eventually take more and more work from him throughout the season.

8 months ago: Texans Could Move On From Lamar Miller
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller, who averaged a career-worst 3.7 yards per carry in 2017, could be released this offseason. He's two years into his four-year deal, but the Texans could give him one more chance with $64 million in salary cap space. Miller also had 35 fewer touches last season despite playing in more games than he did in 2016. The bottom line is that Miller struggled and backup D'Onta Foreman impressed before landing on Injured Reserve, so Miller's playing time and touches will be in serious jeopardy in 2018.

10 months ago: Lamar Miller Takes Backseat In 2017 Finale
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller once again saw back-up Alfred Blue take the lead in the running game in Week 17. This was the third consecutive game in which Miller played second fiddle to Blue. Miller finished the game with eight carries for 37 yards. With rumors swirling that Miller could be a cap casualty in the off-season, the future of Houston's running game and of Miller are in doubt.

10 months ago: Lamar Miller Is A Risky Play In Week 17
Houston Texans running back has ceded large amounts of carries to Alfred Blue over Houston's past two games. It makes him a hard player to trust in Week 17. With so many other running backs around the league sitting this week, Miller becomes a tough guy to sit in a good match-up, but it might be best to steer completely clear of him in daily leagues and temper expectations a little in season-long formats. It still remains unclear if his timeshare with Blue is permanent or was just a product of Houston falling far behind and not trusting quarterback T.J. Yates to lead the team back, with Blue assuming lead back duties in the second half as the Texans tried to run the clock out.

10 months ago: Lamar Miller Is A Risky Start Against Pittsburgh
An up-and-down season of Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller has been trending more downwards over the past of couple of games, with back-up Alfred Blue earning more carries in last week's blowout loss. Miller should regain his share of Houston's offense this week, but that doesn't mean he's primed for a bounce back against a strong Steelers defense. Miller is worth starting in deeper leagues, but anyone in shallower formats is likely to have a more consistent option that they can sub in.

10 months ago: Lamar Miller Barely A Factor In Blowout Loss
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller wasn't able to do much against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 16. Jackonville's run defense had been a bit of a weak spot at times, but the Texans found themselves overmatched and were forced to throw the ball more than they wanted. Miller carried he rock just nine times, finishing with 32 yards. He added one yard on a pair of receptions. It was Alfred Blue who saw most of the carries in the second half. Miller's role in Week 16 should again be as the team's primary back, but it might be wise to keep an eye on the situation just in case.

10 months ago: Lamar Miller Could Be Leaned On Against Jaguars
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller might need to do a lot for Houston in Week 15 against a Jaguars defense that is best in the league against the pass but just is ranked just 22nd in rushing yards allowed per game. Miller rates on the lower end of the RB2 tier this week, but could find the end zone as Houston is forced to rely on the run game. It's also possible, though, that the Texans get behind early and must abandon the run, making Miller a bit of a risk.

10 months ago: Lamar Miller Finishes With 60 Total Yards
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller rushed for 53 yards and added seven receiving yards in Houston's Week 14 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Miller left the game at one point with an apparent knee injury, but he was able to return and see significant playing time. Houston next plays Jacksonville, whose tough defense has the potential to shut Miller down.

10 months ago: Lamar Miller Is A Strong RB2 In Week 14
The San Francisco 49ers have one of the NFL's worst run defenses. The Houston Texans have lost two key backups to starting running back Lamar Miller. These two factors should make Miller a strong start in Week 14, a player who should put up solid RB2 numbers with the potential for more. Expect a big workload for Miller, though he might cede some passing down work to Andre Ellington.

11 months ago: Lamar Miller Finished With Almost 100 Scrimmage Yards
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller played a big role in his team's offense in their Week 13 loss to the Tennessee Titans, finishing with 56 rushing yards and 38 receiving yards. Back-up Alfred Blue left the game with a concussion and running back Andre Ellington was forced to play wide receiver due to injuries, leaving Houston with just Miller in the back field. He'll look to improve on this next week against a 49ers defense that has struggled against running backs this year.

11 months ago: Lamar Miller Scores Touchdown
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller found the end zone early against the Ravens, but was in and out of the lineup for the remainder of the game after suffering a leg injury. There has been no indication that the injury will keep Miller out for Week 13 against Tennessee.

11 months ago: Lamar Miller Should Put Up RB2 Numbers
With his backup, rookie D'Onta Foreman, now on Injured Reserve, expect Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller to see the bulk of the carries against the Ravens on Monday night. Miller's volume should give him RB2 upside even in a matchup with a Ravens defense that has looked good against the run at times. The Texans limited passing attack will help ensure that Miller sees the ball a lot, and his ability to catch passes will come in handy. The newly-signed Andre Ellington could limit that some, but the best expectation is that Miller will be the team's primary back this week, and Ellington will contribute on special teams for now.

11 months ago: Lamar Miller Has Touchdown Catch In Week 11
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller didn't have a very efficient day--he carried the ball 22 times for just 61 yards--but he added 22 yards and a touchdown as a receiver in Houston's win over the Cardinals. With backup running back D'Onta Foreman suffering an Achille's injury, Miller's value for the rest of the season will grow.

11 months ago: Lamar Miller Has Volume-Based Upside In Week 11
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller has been frustrating for fantasy owners this season. Miller was inconsistent while Deshaun Watson was the team's quarterback, but he's looked more effective now that Tom Savage is starting-Miller's two best games this season in terms of yards-per-carry came in the past two weeks. The problem? He only has combined 22 carries in those two games. Houston needs to recommit to the run this week. If they do, expect Miller to put up solid numbers. He's a risky play, but one that could be rewarding.

11 months ago: Lamar Miller Efficient In Week 10
It wasn't the best game for Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller, but on a day when the Texans lost 33-7 to the Rams, Miller's 11 carries for 60 yards and one catch for 14 yards can qualify as a win for fantasy owners. Miller ran the ball well, but saw his role reduced as Houston fell behind big and had to abandon the run game. He'll look to get it going next week against the Cardinals, but Houston's overall ineptitude on offense limits his upside.

11 months ago: Lamar Miller Has Good Matchup, But Still A Risk
Normally, playing a running back against a defense that allows the second-most fantasy points to running backs is a good decision, but there are warning signs with Houston's Lamar Miller this week that make him a risky fantasy starter. Houston faces an uphill battle against a very good Rams team that could easily get out to an early lead, limited Miller's touches. Miller is also splitting his backfield carries with D'Onta Foreman again. He hasn't rushed for more than 75 yards in a single game this year and only has seventeen total carries in games started by Tom Savage. He's a low-ceiling RB2 option.

12 months ago: Lamar Miller Should See Increased Usage Against Colts
Without their starting quarterback, the Texans will need to rely more on their running game. With the Colts allowing the third-most points to opposing backs this season, Lamar Miller could be in line for one of his best games of the season. Miller has a lot of upside and should be considered a solid RB2 in this week's game.

12 months ago: Lamar Miller Limited At Practice
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller (knee) was limited at Thursday's practice. He was also limited at Wednesday's session, as it is safe to assume the Texans are just rationing his practice reps. Miller has pulled away from D'Onta Foreman in recent weeks, out-touching the rookie 72-30 over the last four games. Consider him a volume-based RB2 going forward and he is a must-start this week against the defensively-challenged Colts.

12 months ago: Lamar Miller Rushes For And Catches Touchdown In Week 8
Texans running back Lamar Miller rushed 21 times for 54 yards and a touchdown while adding another 19 yards and a score in the receiving game in Houston's loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Miller wasn't very efficient in the run game, but his complete dominance of the run game--backup Alfred Blue had just five carries--is an encouraging sign for fantasy owners. Miller is a solid start moving forward in a dynamic offense.

12 months ago: Lamar Miller Could Struggle Against Seahawks
Texans running back Lamar Miller has had an up and down 2017 season, but he could be heading for a down week against the Seahawks. Miller's involvement in the passing game helps his floor, but his 2.7 yards-per-carry against the Browns before the bye week is a bad sign for fantasy owners as he takes on another strong defense this week. Miller should be considered a low-end RB2 this week.

1 year ago: Lamar Miller And D'Onta Foreman Split Carries In Week 6
The Texans running back situation seemed to be settling in after Lamar Miller had posted back-to-back strong performances, but that changed on Sunday, with Miller and backup D'Onta Foreman both seeing twelve carries. Miller, who added three catches for 40 yards, rushed for 41 yards, while Foreman rushes for 59. With a bye week upcoming, owners should wait and see if the team makes any statements clarifying the situation.

1 year ago: Lamar Miller Realizes His Struggles
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller says he has struggled to make big plays this season. "I feel like I've got to break some more runs. I have room for improvement. Just got to keep getting better." Miller does not have a 20-plus yard run this season and his production is highly volume based. Miller is a low-end RB2 for Sunday's matchup with Cleveland's top-five run defense.

1 year ago: Lamar Miller Is An RB2 Against Cleveland
Texans running back Lamar Miller should be a solid RB2 in a Week 6 match-up with the Cleveland Browns. Though run defense has been one of Cleveland's few strengths, MIller's abilities in the passing game and the potential for the Texans to get ahead early and run the ball give Miller solid upside. Owners should feel safe playing him this week.

1 year ago: Lamar Miller Could Put Up RB2 Numbers In Week 5
Texans running back Lamar Miller looked like a forgotten piece of the offense before Week's 4 win over the Titans, but he reemergence in that games have set hopes high again. Fantasy owners should be careful, though, because rookie D'Onta Foreman is still right behind him on the depth chart and has shown that he's a hard runner. Expect Miller to continue seeing work in the passing game, but the fact that his touches have a fairly low ceiling makes him no more than an RB2 this week.

1 year ago: Lamar Miller Scores Twice Against Titans
Texans running back Lamar Miller scored twice--once on the ground and once via reception--against the Tennessee Titans. It was a strong game for Miller, who had been losing touches to rookie D'Onta Foreman but saw the bulk of the touches early in Week 4. Miller's performance could signal that he'll hold onto his starting job a little longer than expected.

1 year ago: Lamar Miller Puts Up Mediocre Numbers In Week 3
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller didn't do much on Sunday to quell the rumors that his role in the offense was at stake, putting up 56 yards and no scores on 14 carries, plus adding seven yards on one catch. Miller's 4.0 yards-per-carry average isn't bad, but his inability to score and his relative lack of involvement in the passing game limits his upside with the team. Expect D'Onta Foreman to cut into Miller's touches more moving forward.

1 year ago: Lamar Miller And D'Onta Foreman Split Carries Against Bengals
Texans coach Bill O'Brien said that backup running back D'Onta Foreman would see the ball more against Cincinnati after only receiving one carry in Week 1. That proved true on Thursday, when Foreman saw 12 carries and gained 40 yards. Starting running back Lamar Miller carried the ball 18 times for 61 yards and added 26 receiving yards on three catches. Foreman looked like the better back at points during the game and is likely to continue eating into Miller's playing time, but it might be a little early to trust Foreman in fantasy. Meanwhile, despite putting up solid numbers in Week 2, Miller's fantasy stock should start trending down.

1 year ago: Lamar Miller Should Be Safe Start For Week 2
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller didn't play great in Week 1, but he should see enough of the ball in Week 2's game with the Bengals to justify a start. Although Texans head coach Bill O'Brien has said that rookie running back D'Onta Foreman will see the ball more going forward, the Bengals match-up and Miller's current position as the number one back on Houston's depth chart suggest he should be fine...for now. Last week, the Ravens top-two running backs combined for 151 yards and a touchdown against the Bengals. This game provides Miller with a chance for a bounce-back game, but his outlook moving forward is still murky. Start him now, but have a backup plan as Foreman begins to eat into his carries.

1 year ago: Lamar Miller Solid In Week 1
While the Houston Texans passing game looked lost through Sunday's loss to Jacksonville, running back Lamar Miller did his best to show that the team's rushing attack can be relied on to pick-up some of the slack. Miller--who had 17 of the team's 23 carries and added a pair of receptions--wasn't spectacular, but his 65 yards were one of the team's only bright spots. Miller has RB2 value regardless of who takes snaps for the Texans, but that value could increase if Deshaun Watson takes over the quarterback position and helps provide stability.

1 year ago: Lamar Miller Should Play Well Against Jaguars
With uncertainty surrounding the Houston Texans passing game going into Sunday's season opener against the Jaguars, one player who should excel is running back Lamar Miller. His top backup, Alfred Blue, looks likely to be ruled out, leaving Miller as the top option on a team that should be able to control the clock and the tempo against Jacksonville. Miller is a high upside RB2 play this week.

1 year ago: Lamar Miller More Comfortable In Second Year
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller says he's more comfortable with the offensive scheme in his second year with Houston. Miller carried the ball a career-high 268 times in 2016 and averaged 21.31 touches per game for 1,073 yards (4.0 YPC) and five touchdowns. He says he's healthy after missing the final two games of the regular season with various injuries, but head coach Bill O'Brien wants to be more judicious with how much they use their workhorse in 2017. Rookie D'Onta Foreman could take some of the load off Miller throughout the season. The Texans will once again lean heavily on their ground game, so Miller should see heavy usage throughout the year, making him a low-end RB1/high-end RB2 for fantasy owners.