"Yeah, I'm ready," running back Lamar Miller said. "I just feel like I'm ready. I can help this team win. I'm ready."
He should feel ready because Miller thinks he won the starting running back job Saturday night.
"I do feel like I won the job," he said.
Miller gained 35 yards on eight carries. That's a 4.4 average. It included a 20-yard run. With Daniel Thomas gaining 3 yards on seven carries -- a 0.4 yard per carry average -- I do not disagree.
Lamar Miller is your starting running back.
The apparent competition was "neck-and-neck" for a while with Thomas. But Miller is clearly the better of the two, and perhaps the team was looking to light a fire under Miller who had a mostly quiet preseason. We rank Miller 21st, but he slipped a little when his job wasn't secure. He's a pretty decent, low-end RB2 option who had his ADP fall to the 5th round in 10-team formats.