Lamar Miller Fantasy News

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.

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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.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:09pm

Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas (shoulder) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Thomas was the primary backup to Lamar Miller in Week 3.

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 3:01pm

Dolphins Inactives
Terrence Fede DE
Koa Misi OLB
Knowshon Moreno RB
Mike Pouncey C
Shelley Smith G
Jordie Tripp OLB
Billy Turner OT

Fantasy Impact:

Lamar Miller will see a heavy workload with Moreno sidelined.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (elbow, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 3. Lamar Miller injured his ankle in Week 2, but he’s not on the injury report this week, so he’s in line for a big workload. The Chiefs are yielding 4.4 YPC through two games.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (elbow) missed practice again Thursday. Lamar Miller injured his ankle in Week 2, but it doesn’t sound like that is going to keep him out this week. The Chiefs are yielding 4.4 YPC through two games.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15pm

Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (elbow) did not practice Wednesday. Lamar Miller injured his ankle in Week 2, but it doesn’t sound like that is going to keep him out this week. The Chiefs are yielding 4.4 YPC through two games.

Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (ankle) 'looking forward' to RB1 workload in Week 3

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 12:56pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Knowshon Moreno's elbow injury, which is expected to sideline him for several weeks, has opened the door for Lamar Miller to get more carries.

Miller is averaging a career-best 4.8 yards per carry this season in two games. The Dolphins (1-1) hope that continues when they host the Kansas City Chiefs (0-2) Sunday at Sun Life Stadium.

"I'm looking forward to it," Miller said. "Every running back wants the ball in their hands. So I feel like the more carries you get, the more comfortable you get with the team you're going against. I'm pretty up for the challenge."

Fantasy Impact:

Miller injured his ankle in Week 2, but it doesn’t sound like that is going to keep him out this week. The Chiefs are yielding 4.4 YPC through two games.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 8:33pm

Sun-Sentinel - [Full Article]

Miami Dolphins starting tailback Lamar Miller practiced on Tuesday despite having suffered a right ankle injury in Sunday's 29-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

As long as he doesn't suffer a setback, Miller will likely carry the bulk of the Dolphins' tailback workload despite the re-signing of Daniel Thomas on Monday. But coach Joe Philbin actually hinted that rookie tailback Damien Williams might have his role on offensive expanded during the four weeks Knowshon Moreno is sidelined his dislocated left elbow.

"[Damien] didn't have a lot of carries in the game Sunday, but we thought the runs that he did have, he didn't look out of place," Philbin said. "So we'll see how it shakes out during the practice week."

Monday, September 15, 2014, 11:17am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Agent Tony Fleming told Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald that his client Daniel Thomas has agreed on a contract with the team. It’s a return engagement for the 2011 second-round pick, who spent the last three seasons with the Dolphins and was cut on the way to 53 players last month.

Fantasy Impact:

Thomas was cut by the Dolphins leading up to the season. The team lost running back Knowshon Moreno to a dislocated elbow early in Sunday’s loss to the Bills and then watched Lamar Miller hobble off with an ankle problem later in the game, leaving them short on backs, the story said. Miller is apparently OK but was held out of the game, a loss to the Bills in Week 2. Damien Williams got five carries for 19 yards and will likely play a role in Week 3.

Monday, September 15, 2014, 9:54am

Sun-Sentinel - [Full Article]

The Dolphins’ offense was already without Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey, arguably its most productive player. Now they’ll try to live life without RB Knowshon Moreno, undoubtedly their most product running back.

Most likely, this won’t be good.

The immediate effect will be two-fold: it’ll shift even more responsibility on the frighteningly inaccurate arm of quarterback Ryan Tannehill, and it’ll test the offensive line because the Dolphins will be in more second- and third-and-long situations, making the pass predictable and making the all-out pass rush almost inevitable.

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to say that the running game is now in the hands of Lamar Miller, but the author considers him a number-two back. He feels Miller is improved but doesn't break tackles and he's not a guy who can carry the ball 15-17 times a game. It certainly doesn't paint a great picture for the Dolphins run game, or for Miller fantasy owners. But the good news is Miller has some favorable rushing matchups straight through Week 8, so it's possible Miller at least has value as a RB3 or flex play.

Knowshon Moreno out 4-8 weeks

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 8:06pm

Miami Herald - [Full Article]

Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno suffered a dislocated left shoulder and possible fracture that will keep him out of the lineup at least four weeks but up to eight weeks if there is a serious fracture, a source told The Herald Sunday.

Moreno, the Dolphins running back, injured himself on his first carry of the game. He gain four yards and did not play the rest of the game.

It is likely general manager Dennis Hickey will go hunting for a running back tonight or Monday morning.

Fantasy Impact:

It was a blow to the Miami running game because in Week 1 Moreno rushed for 134 yards on 24 carries in a win over the Pats. The Dolphins will have to rely on Lamar Miller now who finished with 11 carries for 46 yards against the Bills. The Dolphins also used Damien Williams on Sunday, giving him five carries. With a bye in Week 5, Miller has favorable matchups straight through Week 8: Chiefs (Week 3, 26th), Raiders (Week 4, 30th), Packers (Week 6, 27th), Bears (Week 7, 24th), Jaguars (Week 8, 23rd).

Dolphins will continue RB rotation

Monday, September 8, 2014, 4:25pm

Miami Herald - [Full Article]

Though Dolphins RB Lamar Miller started the game, Knowshon Moreno played more snaps, 48 to 27. Moreno ran for 134 yards on 24 carries (5.6), Miller 59 on 11 (5.4 average).

OC Bill Lazor said he did not even think about who should be the starter until a team official mentioned to him Monday that reporters might ask him about it during his one weekly availability.

“The question about who takes the first snap, now it’s on my mind, but I hadn’t considered it really yet,” he said. “I expect them both to contribute. There might be days (where) sometimes they may rotate by series and sometimes they may rotate by play if there are particular things they want.

“Sometimes a guy may just need a blow for a moment and, when he comes out because he’s had a couple of plays in a row, we happen to call three straight runs. Some of it is going to be luck of the draw and the flow of the game. If a guy, if it’s his turn to play and he runs for three first downs in a row, he’s going to get to play more. They also get to earn some of it.”

Fantasy Impact:

Week 1 both backs produced fantasy numbers, but that may not always be the case. Right now, Moreno seems a bit safer based on Week 1's workload. Miller was more involved in the passing game. Indications before the season were that Miller would be a change of pace back with certain packages of plays and Week 1 seemed to fall in line with that.