Posted: 8/25/2019 12:08 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller (knee) suffered a torn medial collateral ligament in addition to his torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Duke Johnson is in line to take over the starting job with Miller out for the season. He likely will be involved in the passing game in addition to the running game and can be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 8/25/2019 11:08 am UTC
Updating previous reports, Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller (knee) indeed suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament, confirmed by an MRI, according to a source. He will miss the entire 2019 season.
Huddle Up: As expected, the worst was confirmed for Miller. Drop him in all single-year formats. Houston will undoubtedly work out backs this week, and Doug Martin could be on the short list of likely candidates to sign once he finalizes an injury settlement with the Oakland Raiders. For now, Duke Johnson is the de facto RB1 in Houston, but it won't last long. Keep an eye on what Buffalo does with LeSean McCoy come Saturday, Aug. 31, cut day.
Posted: 8/25/2019 8:08 am UTC
Updating previous reports, Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller (knee) may have also suffered a torn medial collateral ligament, in addition to a torn anterior cruciate ligament, during the preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys Saturday, Aug. 24.
Huddle Up: With Miller a strong possibility to miss the entire 2019 season, Duke Johnson appears to be in line to receive a significant increase in playing time, making him a potential RB2 option in PPR fantasy leagues. Damarea Crockett could also be worth a speculative add in some formats.
Posted: 8/24/2019 7:08 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson will take over as the starting running back in the wake of RB Lamar Miller's (knee) knee injury, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, and McClain believes Johnson will 'get all the playing time he can handle.'
Huddle Up: Johnson has been a major weapon in the passing game in the past, and if given an every-down role, RB2 production seems like his floor, especially in PPR formats. Add him now if he is available in your league.
Posted: 8/24/2019 6:08 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller (knee) may have suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys Saturday, Aug. 24, according to a source.
Huddle Up: If Miller is out for the year, Duke Johnson becomes the most experienced back on the Houston roster. He would have RB2 upside in PPR formats if given a steady workload, but Damarea Crockett would also be worth a speculative add.
Posted: 8/24/2019 4:08 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller (leg) was carted off the field after suffering an apparent leg injury during the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 24.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to determine the severity of Miller's injury. Duke Johnson likely would take over the starting job if Miller misses an extended period of time and could be a No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 7/29/2019 12:07 am UTC
Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller is still the lead back, head coach Bill O'Brien said Sunday, July 28.
Huddle Up: Miller is coming off one of his most efficient years running the ball, but he caught just 25 passes. It wouldn't be a surprise to see Miller lead the Houston backfield in touches again, but D'Onta Foreman figures to have his biggest role to date. Consider Miller a RB3 with upside as a volume-based RB2 if Foreman goes down or proves ineffective.
Posted: 6/29/2019 3:06 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller said that he has been concentrating on running routes on the outside of the backfield this offseason to improve as a pass catcher.
Huddle Up: In 14 games last season, the 28-year-old Miller had just 25 receptions for 163 yards and one touchdown and he has not been much of a pass catcher throughout his career. His best season as a receiver came with the Dolphins in 2015, when he hauled in 47 passes. As a rusher, he averaged 4.6 yards per carry in 2018 but had his fewest touches in five years. He should be viewed as an RB3 in most fantasy football formats.
Posted: 6/27/2019 5:06 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller has maintained his conditioning regimen and healthier diet from the 2018 offseason and is said to look even fitter and leaner this offseason. 'I'm feeling better this offseason,' Miller said. 'I think what I did in the offseason last year helped me be more explosive last year. So, I'm going to try and continue doing what I did last year and just try to help this team win any way possible.'
Huddle Up: Miller's efficiency was up last year with his 4.6-yards-per-carry average hitting a four-year high, but his touches hit a five-year low at 235 as he missed a pair of games. He remains an un-sexy RB3.
Posted: 2/28/2019 11:02 pm UTC
Houston Texans general manager Brian Gaine said he sees RB Lamar Miller as the team's starting running back next season.
Huddle Up: Miller is coming off a solid 2018 season when he finished with 973 yards and five touchdowns. He probably will have to share playing time with the other backs on the roster next season but could be a No. 3 fantasy running back in standard leagues if he receives a majority of the carries.