Lamar Miller Fantasy News
Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 11:35am
Miami let Reggie Bush sign with Detroit because they are excited about Lamar Miller's future based on his 4.9 yards per carry average, and upside. Miller's teammates sing his praises regularly. The Dolphins are concerned about Daniel Thomas' durability, and his ability to be the big, physical goal line runner this offense needs. The Dolphins will likely add another young back, or two via the draft.
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Thursday, March 14, 2013, 10:22am
"It's a running back's dream," Reggie Bush, 28, told the media Wednesday, after signing a four-year free-agent deal to be the latest cog in the Lions' yardage machine. "It's the first thing we talked about when we watched the film and saw those safeties deep and those safeties rolling over, double-covering Calvin Johnson. It's a running back's dream."
Bush will reportedly be given the opportunity to earn "feature back" duties, which could mean big things for him in Detroit. Keep in mind that Mike Leshoure is a very capable goal line back, so he may vulture some red zone touches, limiting Bush's upside. Bush should be especially good in PPR formats as the Lions tend to throw the ball a ton. At this point, Bush's departure leaves Lamar Miller the favorite to start for the Dolphins.
Lions ink Reggie Bush to four-year deal
Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 2:14pm
Reggie Bush agreed to terms on a four-year deal with the Detroit Lions, the team has announced via its website. The former No. 2 overall pick spent the last two seasons with the Miami Dolphins trying to prove he can be a featured back and now he'll get the chance to take the bulk of the load with the Lions as well.
"Definitely where we are, he definitely would be the missing piece," Lions offensive guard Rob Sims said. "With our aerial attack and he can catch the ball the way we can out of the backfield and some of the other running game stuff we got in place, I think it's tailor-made for him."
Bush will reportedly be given the opportunity to earn "feature back" duties, which could mean big things for him in Detroit. Keep in mind that Mikel Leshoure is a very capable goal line back, so he may vulture some red zone touches, limiting Bush's upside. Bush should be especially good in PPR formats as the Lions tend to throw the ball a ton. At this point, Bush's departure leaves Lamar Miller the favorite to start for the Dolphins.
Monday, February 25, 2013, 10:02am
Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 12:39pm
The player GM Jeff Ireland singled out the most was running back Lamar Miller, who had 51 carries for 250 yards (4.9 average) and one touchdown in a limited role. He is expected to have a much larger presence in the offense next year, and could even replace Reggie Bush as the primary back.
“Lamar really showed some great signs of really some explosive play opportunity,” Ireland said. “He kind of shoots out of the cannon when he hits the hole. He’s got very good hands. I thought he did a very good job in his pass protection, which keeps him on the field all three downs.”
Dolphins fine with Lamar Miller as RB1
Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 4:55pm
Dolphins RB Reggoe Bush always intended to test free agency in March, barring the Dolphins making a surprisingly attractive offer. It’s not out of the question Bush could return if nobody offers him a deal similar to the $4.5 million he made this season. From all indications, the Dolphins haven’t ruled it out.
But the Dolphins would be fine moving on without Bush and making Lamar Miller their lead running back, with Daniel Thomas and a cheap addition rounding out their stable. Former Notre Dame tailback Jonas Gray, recovered from a knee injury, also will get a look.
This could be a case of the Dolphins leaking this "news" in an effort to drive Bush's price down, but the market will ultimately set his price.
Sunday, January 13, 2013, 10:45am
Daniel Thomas’ mid-December knee injury required surgery, according to his representation – he should be fine by the spring – and the second-round pick has fallen behind Lamar Miller in the organization’s eyes. Disconcerting: His three fumbles were the most by any NFL back with fewer than 100 carries, and only four backs with as many attempts had a lower per-carry average than Thomas’ 3.6. Incidentally, Reggie Bush tied for the league lead among backs with five fumbles.
Daniel Thomas (knee) placed on IR
Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 11:59am
Miami Dolphins tailback Daniel Thomas suffered a right knee injury and sat out the second half of Sunday's game against Jacksonville. On Wednesday, the team placed him on injured reserve, ending his season.
Monday, November 12, 2012, 11:01am
And Bush said he agreed with it.
“I didn’t deserve to be back in there,” Bush said. “I fumbled the ball and I’ve had two fumbles lost this year. I have to do a better job of protecting the ball. I’ve been in this league long enough to know protecting the ball is the most important thing as a running back.”
Bush came back in the second half but the Titans were up 31-3. Bush finished with 21 yards on four carries and one catch for 8 yards. Philbin added that the 'Fins play again Thursday and he wanted to see spread the ball around to RBs Daniel Thomas and Lamar Miller. It appears Bush is officially in a committee.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 1:25pm
Daniel Thomas said he's been cleared for contact after suffering second concussion and he can return to practice.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 6:53pm
But now, they may have no choice.
Daniel Thomas left Sunday's game with an injury and was evaluated for his second concussion in just five weeks. It's unknown at this time if Thomas did, in fact, suffer a concussion.
Miller almost has to be a factor this week if Thomas can't go. There have been rumors in the past weeks that Miller still didn't know the playbook, and almost every young back tends to struggle in pass protection. Miller likely won't get a high ranking this week among RBs, but if Thomas remains out may have some value as Bush's backup.
Monday, October 8, 2012, 10:52am
Reggie Bush rushed for 48 yards and a touchdown while still hampered by a knee bruise.
RB Daniel Thomas left the game with a head injury after suffering a concussion last week. If you want to make sure you have Bush backed up, you may want to target RB Lamar Miller. The Fins host the Rams in Week 6, which based on last Thursday night, looks to be a tough matchup with a much-improved St. Louis defense.