Lamar Miller, RB Miami Dolphins

2014 Strength of Schedule - MIA
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
25
NE
21
@BUF
26
KC
30
@OAK
BYE27
GB
24
@CHI
23
@JAX
11
SD
7
@DET
21
BUF
15
@DEN
4
@NYJ
8
BAL
25
@NE
16
MIN
4
NYJ

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

2013 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCSnaps%
1CLE103000.3017017.0036/6853%
2IND1469104.9326023.0031/6647%
3ATL862007.7512032.0026/5646%
4NO1162105.6416036.0034/6057%
5BAL715002.140000-44/5876%
6BYE------------
7BUF943004.7814034.0033/6650%
8NE1889004.94323037.6750/7963%
9CIN16105016.56424046.0039/6362%
10TB72000.2929034.5043/5973%
11SD417004.252200210.0038/6360%
12CAR108000.80439049.7550/6379%
13NYJ2272003.271130113.0065/8180%
14PIT620003.33213046.5020/6232%
15NE1561004.0710010.0038/6459%
16BUF38002.670000-18/5433%
17NYJ1773004.2914014.0057/6489%
Totals177709214.01261700356.54622/102661%

Most Recent News

Lamar Miller listed as Dolphins RB1

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 5:12pm

Miami Herald - [Full Article]

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.

Fantasy Impact:
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.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside

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.

Fantasy Downside

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.

Bottom Line

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.