The Dolphins need a hard-running back, but there isn’t much diversity among this group. Most of them are speedy runners, with the exception of Jay Ajayi. The Dolphins also need someone who can move the chains in short-yardage and goalline situations and take some carries from Lamar Miller, who had more than 15 carries in a game just six times last season. There’s a suspicion Miller wears down after a certain amount of carries.
Miller had a good performance last season. But the Dolphins need a complementary back, especially in short-yardage and goalline situations. None of the reserves are pushing Miller, however. Ajayi, the fifth-round pick, wasn’t as strong in offseason workouts as the returnees.
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 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. We don't expect Miller's touches to drop significantly.