Lamar Miller Fantasy News

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (knee, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 7. Miller is a borderline RB1 now that Knowshon Moreno is out for the season. The probable tag indicates that he should be fine to face the Bears.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Miller is a borderline RB1 now that Knowshon Moreno is out for the season. He should be fine to face the Bears.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:35pm

Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Miller is a borderline RB1 now that Knowshon Moreno is out for the season. He should be fine to face the Bears.

Knowshon Moreno (ACL) out for the year

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 9:38am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Miami Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno was put on season-ending injured reserve with an ACL injury, the team announced Tuesday morning.

Moreno played in just three games this season and rushed for 10 yards on six carries in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Moreno was an important part of Miami's rushing attack. He was second on the team in carries (31) and rushing yards (148). Moreno also averaged 4.8 yards per carry.

But injuries have hampered Moreno all season. He had knee surgery in the summer and missed a portion of training camp. Moreno also suffered an elbow injury that kept him out of two games in the regular season before suffering his latest season-ending knee injury.

Fantasy Impact:

This pretty much came out of nowhere. Moreno, who signed a one-year contract with the Dolphins, will become an unrestricted free agent next March. It now looks like Lamar Miller (330 rushing yards, three touchdowns) will carry an even bigger load for the Dolphins with Daniel Thomas chipping in as well. Damien Williams and LaMichael James could also see time but this looks like it's mainly going to be Miller's job.

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm

Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (foot, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 6. Miller will be fine to face the Packers. His workload is a bit up in the air with Knowshon Moreno also probable, but our bet is that the Dolphins don’t overwork Moreno in his first week back.

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm

Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (elbow, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 6. The probable tag indicates that Moreno will play, but there has been no indication what his role will be. Our bet is that the Dolphins won’t overwork him in his first game back and that Lamar Miller will continue to run as the primary back.

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:46pm

Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (foot) was added to the injury report Thursday after taking full practice reps. It’s a midweek downgrade, but the fact that Miller practiced fully indicates that he’ll be fine to play on Sunday.

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:46pm

Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (elbow) took limited practice reps again Thursday. The Dolphins are trying to determine if he can play with a bulky brace on his elbow. If he returns this week, it would put a dent in Lamar Miller’s potential upside. He was noncommittal on Thursday.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:37pm

Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (elbow) took limited practice reps Wednesday. The Dolphins are trying to determine if he can play with a bulky brace on his elbow. If he returns this week, it would put a dent in Lamar Miller’s potential upside.

Dolphins trying to figure out if Knowshon Moreno can play with brace

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 8:18pm

Sun-Sentinel - [Full Article]

Dolphins Knowshon Moreno returned to practice Monday and is working with a bulky protective brace on his elbow. The Dolphins are trying to figure out if he can play with the brace.

"I think it's just a matter of him getting used to playing with it in practice. He's got to get a feel of it and carrying the ball with it, pass protection," coach Joe Philbin said. "Obviously we just can't have him in there when we are running the ball or free release him all the time. Those are things we take the practice week to figure out."

When Moreno is cleared to play he'll likely compete with Daniel Thomas for the role as Miami's third-down back, which was the spot he held in the season opener.

Fantasy Impact:

The Dolphins' rushing attack has done just fine without Moreno, averaging 142.3 yards per game and 5.0 yards per carry. Miami enters this Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers, who are allowing 163 rushing yards per game, fifth in the NFL in rushing. Lamar Miller did well against the Chiefs and Dolphins so the matchups were favorable, and many feel he's not lead back material. The story mentions Moreno will compete with Thomas for third down back duties, but there really shouldn't be much competition here assuming Moreno can perform. Moreno was arguably their lead back before he got hurt.

Knowshon Moreno back at practice, could play Week 6

Monday, October 6, 2014, 1:16pm

Palm Beach Post - [Full Article]

Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno either made a miraculous comeback during the bye week or he has a really strange sense of humor, but he returned to practice on Monday after saying he’d be out four more weeks.

Before leaving for the bye week, Moreno said matter-of-factly he had about four more weeks to go in his recovery. He was asked twice if he serious, and he said yes.

Regardless, it’s looking like Moreno could be back in time for Sunday’s home game against Green Bay. His arm was wrapped but he participated in team drills — a good sign this early in the week.

Moreno hasn’t played since injuring his elbow on his first drive of a Week 2 loss to Buffalo.

Fantasy Impact:

Surprising news as Moreno said he had about a month to go in his recovery. Moreno emerged as the lead back for the Dolphins before getting hurt early in Week 2. Lamar Miller filled in nicely, but had a couple of favorable matchups. Given what seems to be some kind of misunderstanding between Moreno and the press in his recovery time, it's possible the Dolphins ease Moreno back into action, and he at least splits carries with Miller. Either way, this hurt's Miller's value a bit going forward, especially for owners who thought he had the lead role for several more weeks.

Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (elbow) has 'four more weeks' before his return

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 2:36pm

Palm Beach Post - [Full Article]

Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno, who suffered a dislocated elbow in Week 2, told the Palm Beach Post today that he’s still about four weeks away from returning.

“I probably got like four more weeks,” Moreno said. “About four more weeks and I’ll be good.”

It was a surprising dose of honesty from Moreno who can be coy with the media. Moreno was asked twice if he was being serious, and he said yes.

Fantasy Impact:

Lamar Miller will continue to hold RB2 value as long as Moreno is sidelined.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (elbow, out) has been ruled out for Week 4. Moreno is reportedly targeting Week 6 for his return. Lamar Miller should see another big workload in a good matchup against the Raiders.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (elbow) was ruled out for Week 4. Moreno is reportedly targeting Week 6 for his return. Lamar Miller should see another big workload in a good matchup against the Raiders.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:09pm

Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (elbow) was ruled out for Week 4. Lamar Miller should see another big workload in a good matchup against the Raiders.