Lamar Miller, RB Miami Dolphins

Rankings

Notes: Miller carried the ball 219 times for 1,099 yards and eight touchdowns while adding 38-275-1 on 52 targets in the passing game. This resulted in a #9 finish in both standard and PPR formats. Despite this, the team doesn't seem completely sold on Miller as a feature back and drafted Jay Ajayi to shore up the position. It's good to hear that Miller is putting on some muscle and is working on his flaws in attempt to take his game to the next level.
MIA Depth Chart
2015 Strength of Schedule - MIA
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
9
@WAS
25
@JAX
2
BUF
6
NYJ
BYE30
@TEN
8
HOU
18
@NE
2
@BUF
26
@PHI
20
DAL
6
@NYJ
12
BAL
21
NYG
13
@SD
19
IND
18
NE

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCSnaps%
1NE1159015.36419154.7528/7438%
2BUF1146004.1827053.5052/7966%
3KC15108007.20424056.0054/7077%
4OAK1264215.3323021.5036/7051%
5BYE------------
6GB1453113.793400313.3334/5859%
7CHI1861103.392220311.0042/7060%
8JAX1478005.57321037.0043/5973%
9SD1149104.4518028.0038/7650%
10DET410002.501-402-4.0011/6118%
11BUF1586005.73212026.0034/6751%
12DEN1259004.9218018.0040/6265%
13NYJ1356104.31211035.5046/5978%
14BAL1253004.42536057.2034/5760%
15NE1647002.941100210.0042/7854%
16MIN1992104.845580711.6060/8571%
17NYJ19178109.370002-48/7069%
Totals2161099835.09382751527.24642/109559%

Most Recent News

Monday, June 29, 2015, 2:33pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

ESPN's James Walker says Dolphins RB LaMichael James is on the roster bubble.

Walker: James is an interesting project for Miami. He was a hot name coming out of Oregon in 2012 and the 49ers took him with the No. 61 overall pick. But the smaller James never fit San Francisco's power running game and he was released in his third season. The Dolphins picked him up, but James played in only two games last season and rushed for 9 yards on three carries. This is a huge year for James to prove himself. He's had a full offseason with the Dolphins to learn the offense, and the backup tailback position is wide open behind starter and 1,000-yard rusher Lamar Miller.

Fantasy Impact:

Walker went on to say that James is a better fit for Miami’s spread scheme under offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, and the running back has made some nice plays this spring. But James will compete for reps with a crowded group of running backs that includes Miller, rookie Jay Ajayi, Damien Williams and Mike Gillislee. Miami may keep only three tailbacks on its active roster and it could come down to Williams or James for the final spot.

Scouting Report

Lamar Miller - Week 17 vs. New York Jets

The Dolphins finally gave Lamar Miller the ball and he ended up having his best game of the season. I've pointed out multiple times how Miller never had a game with more than 20 touches, but last week he finally surpassed that milestone. He finished with 24 touches for 150 yards and a touchdown.

Expect Miller's numbers to drop a bit this week. He'll face a Jets defense that's been tough, especially lately, against running backs. The Jets have allowed 80 rushing yards or fewer to backs in 11 games this season, including the last four.

Miller should be used as a RB2 this week.

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