Lamar Miller, RB, Dolphins
|RB - #20||MIA||Probable||2 years||22||5'10||218||@millertime_6|
2013 Outlook: Quality BackupLast updated on Oct-21-2013 by Chris Weeks
Update (10/21): Neither Miller not Thomas has performed overly well this season. Neither back has rushed for more than 70 yards this season and both backs have rushed for 2 touchdowns through the first 6 games. Clearly the hot hand will see the majority of carries week to week. Don't count on either back for much unless the match up is right.
Update (8/21): Miami OC Mike Sherman was quoted as saying they're "neck-and-neck" when referring to Miller and Thomas competing for the starting job. This is not good news for Lamar Miller owners or soon to be owners. A time share in the backfield would hurt Miller's value, while only raising Thomas' slightly.
Profile: With the departure of Reggie Bush, the door opens for Lamar Miller to step in and become the Dolphins' number one back. If nothing else, Miller should win the job because he is the healthiest non rookie back on the roster. If you're looking for a starting back as a second of third option then Lamar is a good choice. He's not going to post great fantasy numbers, but he should hit the 70-90 yard mark with an occassional touchdown. One item of note for owners looking at Miller would be to keep an eye on Daniel Thomas and Mike Gillislee, because if their playing time increases Miller's time may be ending soon.
Considering the recent cases of Jordan Reed and Rashad Jennings, you know not take too much away from a Wednesday practice report regarding a concussed player. But it is worth noting that Dolphins running back Lamar Miller, who suffered a concussion in Week 14, was healthy enough to put in a full practice Wednesday.Fantasy Analysis:
Daniel Thomas should be scooped up if you are looking for a lottery ticket at running back this week. The Dolphins are at home against the Patriots, who have been very generous opposing running backs recently. I'd throw out last week's effort against the Browns since they can't run the ball. If Miller doesn't experience any reoccurrence of concussion symptoms, he will likely be the Dolphins' lead back. If he is out, Thomas would fall into that starting role, one week after topping 100 yards versus the Steelers. Basically, whoever starts here for Miami is a nice flex option.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors12/12 - Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (concussion) practices fully Wednesday
12/3 - Dolphins OC says he has 'never discussed' what RB Lamar Miller could do with more carries
11/25 - Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas out for year with torn ligaments in left ankle
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Average Draft PositionLamar Miller was drafted in 100% of MyFantasyLeague.com leagues with an average drafting position of 44.91
2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|4.05||FFToolbox - Brian Murphy - I think this is the pick that will make-or-break my draft. I am a fan of Miller's -- I'm not obsessed with him, but I think he will be stellar as the Dolphins' lead runner. Recent reports about his improvements as a blocker mean he is putting himself in a position to stay on the field for all three downs, which should help his receptions total. He is a big-play threat. But there's a conundrum with this pick. Given the extremely deep talent pool at wide receiver (see: Johnson, Andre), should I have gone RB-RB with my first two selections? If so, that would have left me with Johnson and then the need to take another wide receiver here, such as Marques Colston or Danny Amendola or Reggie Wayne, instead of a running back. Looking over my draft, I have asked myself whether I like the top four I chose -- LeSean McCoy, Randall Cobb, Johnson, Miller -- or if I should have employed the RB-RB-WR-WR strategy. That would have left me with the possible quartet of McCoy, Chris Johnson, Andre Johnson, and Marques Colston. Which squad would you rather have for a PPR league? You see what I decided here, but I've had thoughts that it could have been the wrong move.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
|4.03||Fantasy Football QB - Another player that I see creeping up in the draft boards by September; however, this one will likely be more situation and ADP hype driven. While I like what I saw from Miller on game tape, I also took note that FFToolbox.com has Miami with the 2nd easiest schedule for RB. I took a chance on passing on a RB in the 1st round, so now I have to take a chance with the unknowns that Miller brings.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
|3.03||KFFL - Miller is my favorite sleeper running back this year. He is a beast between the tackles and has the open-field ability to shine.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
|3.08||DraftSharks - This is a reach, driven by my WR-TE start. I wanted McFadden but obviously sat just a little too far into Round 3 for him. All that said, Miller brings breakout potential into 2013. The Dolphins are giving him the job with weak options behind him. Miller's long speed adds intrigue, though his outlook may depend on the O-line improving significantly over last season.|
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