2014 Strength of Schedule - MIA
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 5:12pm
The Dolphins listed Lamar Miller ahead of Knowshon Moreno on the regular season’s first “tentative” depth chart Tuesday, although both are expected to see significant action in Sunday’s opener against the Patriots.
Miller, the Dolphins’ featured back in 2013, will likely split carries with Moreno this season. A knee injury limited training camp for Moreno, who signed with the Dolphins this offseason after rushing for over 1,000 yards last year. He appeared in just one preseason game. That one appearance was impressive, however. Moreno rushed for 64 yards on 10 carries against the Cowboys.
Although depth charts don't mean a whole lot right now, the point is this is to point out it's still a messy fantasy situation, and probably one to stay away from until we get a better idea how the Dolphins are going to use both backs. Right now, it looks like a flat-out committee.
Posted by Jordan Heck
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 1:48pm
Lamar Miller was the Dolphins’ rushing leader a season ago. That doesn’t mean much considering he had just 709 rushing yards. But most of his struggles could be blamed on the Dolphins’ offensive line. Miami made improvements like bringing over Branden Albert and drafting Ja’Waun James in the first round of the draft.
Reports out of camp have Miller taking the first-team reps in practice. Expect the third-year rusher to get the start for Miami.
While Miller is expected to become the starter in Miami, he has Knowshon Moreno breathing down his neck. Miami signed Moreno after a successful season in Denver. The veteran back finished as a top five back a season ago.
Miller struggled a lot a season ago. He played in all 16 games, but only managed to average 44 yards a game. He also struggled to find the endzone scoring only twice all season. He was outscored by Bucs’ running back Bobby Rainey who only started six games.
An improved offensive line could help Miller in his third year. Also, new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor could mean positive things ahead. Lazor told the Miami Herald that Miller “can play the role of LeSean McCoy” in the offense (Lazor spent 2013 on Chip Kelly’s staff).
The arrival of Moreno is a little concerning, but Miller is expected to be the main back in Miami. Stay cautious with him because he is coming off of a poor season, but he does have potential for a good year.