Lamar Miller Fantasy News

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9:59pm

Miami Herald - [Full Article]

Dolphins HC Joe Philbin said he likes Knowshon Moreno’s “versatility and multiple skill set.”

Fantasy Impact:

Moreno figures to form a committee with Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas, but he may work his way into a clear RB1 role given the team's interest in signing him as a free agent.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 11:06am

Miami Herald - [Full Article]

Despite the fact the Dolphins just signed Knowshon Moreno, despite the fact they like Lamar Miller, I'm told the personnel department would still like to add one more running back -- likely somewhere between the fourth-fifth rounds -- to add juice and get more talent in the backfield.

Fantasy Impact:

The draft is considered deep with RB talent. As the story points out, and as we speculated after the Moreno signing, this likely means the end for Daniel Thomas in Miami.

Saturday, March 29, 2014, 2:18pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Dolphins now have a full group of tailbacks that includes Knowshon Moreno, Lamar Miller, Daniel Thomas, Mike Gillislee and Marcus Thigpen. Not all five tailbacks are going to make the 53-man roster.

The most the Dolphins would keep is four running backs. Moreno and Miller, last year's starter, are locks. Thigpen has versatility as Miami's primary kick returner and also experimented a little at wide receiver. Position flexibility is important to Miami third-year head coach Joe Philbin, and that could help Thigpen stick.

Most likely, Miami would have to choose between Thomas and Gillislee.

Fantasy Impact:

Thomas is a former draft bust who never lived up to his potential. He was a second-round pick by former Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland in 2011. But Thomas' career high is 581 rushing yards during his rookie year. Gillislee didn't get to show much his rookie year in 2013, but there is always that potential factor that he would have going for him.

Knowshon Moreno signs one-year deal with Miami
Thursday, March 27, 2014, 3:28pm

Adam Schefter on Twitter - [Full Article]

Former Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins, per league source.

Fantasy Impact:

At least for the moment, Moreno will join Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas in Miami to help bolster one of the weaker running attacks in the league from 2013. Moreno's departure seems to leave Montee Ball in a good position in Denver, with Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson also in the mix. But, the Broncos had a hard time trusting all three of those guys last year right into the Super Bowl. They could again address this position in the draft with a slim free agent crop left. Adam Schefter has since reported the Broncos believe in Ball and that it's his time to shine.

Dolphins wish Lamar Miller ran with more physicality
Monday, February 10, 2014, 11:34am

Miami Herald - [Full Article]

On the topic of Dolphins RBs Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas...

“They’re a good complement to each other, and we like Miller’s speed and explosiveness,” the Dolphins staffer said. “Miller has the higher ceiling, but you wish he ran with a more physical [style]. And both have to improve as blockers.”

Most believe the Dolphins will add a running back, with LeGarrette Blount and Donald Brown among free agents available.

Fantasy Impact:

Miller is ranked #31 in John Paulsen's Never-Too-Early RB Rankings due to concerns about certainty of workload. Miller averaged 12.7 touches per game, while Thomas saw an average of 8.3 touches.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 9:45am

South Florida Sun Sentinnel - [Full Article]

The Dolphins are optimistic RB Lamar Miller, who leads the team with 567 rushing yards on 142 carries, will be cleared to play in time for Sunday's home game against the New England Patriots.

Fantasy Impact:

The story pointed out that the season-high 105 rushing yards Daniel Thomas contributed as Miller's replacement on Sunday helps alleviate some concern about Miller. For Miller owners, Thomas just won't seem to go away to open up the job fully to Miller. Even if Miller plays this week, expect Thomas to cut into his workload. Tuesday reports say Miller concussion isn't too serious.

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Darren McFadden's ankle 'worse than expected'
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 11:33pm

Steve Corkran, Twitter - [Full Article]

Raiders beat writer Steve Corkran on RB Darren McFadden: "Darren McFadden's ankle injury worse than expected. Coach Allen on Friday thought McFadden could handle full workload vs. Jets. He's out now."

Fantasy Impact:

We're assuming that "he's out now" means that McFadden won't play against the Jets. Rashad Jennings (concussion) was limited on Wednesday but it's a good sign for his availability that he was able to participate in practice at all. It's a terrible matchup with a very good Jets rush defense, but last week Lamar Miller managed 85 total yards on 23 touches and nearly scored a touchdown.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 5:36pm

Andrew Abramson on Twitter - [Full Article]

Daniel Thomas was walking around the field in practice uniform, now he's on a bike.

Fantasy Impact:

Reports had Thomas out for other season which were followed by reports that denied it. Either way, Thomas doesn't appear to be a go for Week 14 leaving Lamar Miller as the RB1. Miller did pretty well against the Jets last week and was about six inches short of a TD.

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Daniel Thomas could be out for the year
Monday, November 25, 2013, 10:39am

Sun Sentinel - [Full Article]

Miami Dolphins tailback Daniel Thomas tore a ligament in his left ankle during Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers, and is likely done for the season.

Thomas, who gained 279 rushing yards and scored three touchdowns on his 77 carries this season, left Sunday's game on crutches and was in a walking boot. According to a source, Thomas will not have to undergo surgery to repair the injury.

Fantasy Impact:

Mike Gillislee will likely be activated next week for the first time in his career and would back up Lamar Miller, who should see a bulk of the workload. The only other running back on the roster is kick returner Marcus Thigpen. The bad news is the 'Fins play the tough-against-the-run Jets in Week 13. Reports Tuesday said Thomas may not miss the season now, but for fantasy purposes he likely won't be of any help.