2014 Strength of Schedule - MIA
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2014 Game Stats
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 10:06am
The medical news was better for Lamar Miller, the Dolphins running back who sustained an AC joint sprain — more commonly known as a separated shoulder — against the Chargers. Miller is considered day to day, but there’s a good chance he will play Sunday against the Detroit Lions, the Miami Herald has learned.
Miller has started every game this year and is the team’s leading rusher at 518 yards on 106 carries (a 4.9 yards-per-rush average). With Knowshon Moreno already lost for the season, the Dolphins are perilously thin at the position. The other three running backs who have played for the Dolphins this year have collectively averaged just 3.1 yards per carry.
Offensive coordinator Bill Lazor provided no insight into Miller’s availability when he met with reporters Monday. But Lazor did not seem overly concerned about the prospect of playing without Miller, if that is the case.
Keep in mind it's not a great matchup for Miller as they travel to take on the Lions. Should the third-year back miss Sunday’s game in Detroit, the Dolphins would start either Daniel Thomas or Damien Williams, who finished Sunday’s game after Miller was injured. Be sure to check our rankings, but Miller is likely going to be a lower-end RB2 option.
Posted by Jordan Heck
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 1:03pm
Knowshon Moreno - Week 6 vs. Green Bay
Knowshon Moreno has a chance to return this week, although reports on Thursday may lean towards him not playing. He's apparently uncomfortable wearing an arm brace and his playing status may be determined by whether or not he needs to wear it.
Before his injury, Moreno looked like a great back to have. He ran 24 times in Week 1 for 134 yards and a touchdown. He appeared to be ahead of Lamar Miller, but with his injury the positioning may have changed.
There are a lot of question marks surrounding Moreno this week, making him a risky play. He's at best a flex option in a favorable matchup against Green Bay.