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Texans RB Lamar Miller (ankle) is inactive for tonight's game against the Bengals. That leaves Alfred Blue as Houston's top RB in an upside matchup with a Cincinnati defense that plays the pass tougher than the run.

Texans RB Lamar Miller (ankle) won't play against the Bengals tonight, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. That game won't mean much to Houston if the Titans beat the Jaguars this afternoon. (Next week's Texans-Titans game would decide the division.) So it makes sense to rest Miller up for that finale. Alfred Blue is the best bet for carries in the Texans backfield tonight, but Akeem Hunt and Jonathan Grimes also figure to be invovled.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Texans RB Lamar Miller (ankle) is "iffy at best" for tonight's game against the Bengals. He's been dealing with this bum ankle for a while and didn't practice all week. We won't know Miller's official status until around 7 pm ET tonight. He'll be a risky fantasy play if active. If not, Alfred Blue, Akeem Hunt and Jonathan Grimes will share backfield duties.

Texans RB Lamar Miller (ankle) is listed as questionable for Saturday night's game against the Bengals. He didn't practice all week. Miller has said he'll play, but we can't consider him a lock. The late kickoff makes it an even tougher situation for fantasy owners. You need to have a viable replacement lined up if you hope to use Miller. Alfred Blue would be the best bet in Houston's backfield if Miller sits out, but Akeem Hunt and Jonathan Grimes could also be involved.

Texans RB Lamar Miller (ankle) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. He said earlier in the week that he expected to play against the Bengals on Saturday night, but we can't consider him a lock at this point. Check back tomorrow for another update.

Texans RB Lamar Miller said he "tweaked" his ankle near the end of Sunday's win over the Jaguars. "I'll be all right," he added. "Just have to get some treatment, get some rest and I should be straight." Miller has been dealing with a bum ankle for much of the season. We'll track his status throughout the week. Houston hosts the Bengals on Saturday night.

Texans RB Lamar Miller ripped off 107 yards and a score on 21 carries in Sunday's big win over the Colts. He had a pair of 20-yard runs, plus 6 more of 5+. His TD came from 2 yards out in the 2nd quarter. Miller also caught his only target for 15 yards. He's now racked up 300 total yards and 3 scores in 2 games vs. the Colts this year -- but just 872 yards and 2 TDs in his other 11. Miller shared the backfield almost evenly today with Alfred Blue, who carried 16 times and saw 1 target. Both guys benefitted from the Texans playing with the lead and finishing with a 41-to-24 run/pass split. That obviously won't be so drastic most weeks. Miller does get another plus draw in Week 15 at home for Jacksonville's middling run defense. Miller tallied 83 yards against them back in Week 10.

Texans RB Lamar Miller injured his ribs in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game in Green Bay. He headed back to the locker room and is officially questionable to return. We'll pass along an update when we get one.

Update: Miller returned later in the 1st quarter.

The forecast for today's Texans-Packers game calls for 1-3 inches of snow. Wind won't be a major factor, though, at just 5-10 mph. Green Bay's passing game is safe to keep in fantasy lineups. There's nothing safe about Houston's passing game, but that has nothing to do with the weather.

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Texans RB Lamar Miller (shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Lions. He was limited in practice all week, and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said this morning that there are concerns about Miller’s ability to make it through this game. He’s more of a risk/reward RB2 for Week 8. RB Alfred Blue figures to take on a bigger workload than usual.

Texans RB Lamar Miller (shoulder) is expected to play against the Lions today, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. But "there are real concerns about how much or how long he'll last," Rapoport adds. Miller shuffled in and out of last Monday night's game with the shoulder issue and was limited in practice all week. His fantasy ceiling and floor are lowered in today's game, but he's still a tough guy to bench with 6 teams on bye. Check out exactly where Miller sits in our Week 8 RB Rankings.

Texans RB Lamar Miller (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Lions after a limited week of practice. HC Bill O’Brien labeled him a game-time decision on Friday. Miller, meanwhile, told the media that he expects to play but suggested that he could be limited. We’ll find out whether he’s active by noon ET on Sunday. If he is, he’ll be worth getting into fantasy lineups — even with more risk than usual — against a Detroit defense allowing 4.9 yards per carry to RBs.

Texans HC Bill O'Brien labeled RB Lamar Miller "day to day" with the shoulder injury he suffered early in Monday night's loss to the Broncos. Miller was in and out of the lineup the rest of the game, finishing with 11 carries on a season-low 44% snap rate. We'll keep a close eye on his status throughout the week. The Texans have a plus matchup on Sunday vs. a leaky Lions defense. Alfred Blue would serve as Houston's lead back if Miller can't go.

Texans GM Rick Smith described Lamar Miller as a "complete RB."  Added Smith, "I just think that he has a skill set that will allow our creative coaches to utilize him in a way that hopefully is a threat to defenses."  Miller's volume in Miami was inconsistent, but he averaged 4.8 yards per carry and 7.9 yards per catch over the past 2 seasons.  Houston will utilize Miller "as an inside and outside running presence who figures to be a healthy part of the passing game," according to the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson.  In other words, Miller will be a 3-down back.  He's pricey in fantasy drafts, with an ADP in the early 2nd round.  But he's capable of paying off that investment.

The Texans selected RB Tyler Ervin in the 4th round of the 2016 NFL Draft. The San Jose State product goes just 5’10, 192 pounds and projects as a change-of-pace type in the NFL. But he averaged 5.5 yards per carry and, more importantly, totaled 74 catches over the last 2 seasons. He also landed in the 74th percentile among RBs in SPARQ score and has been compared to Darren Sproles. Ervin will join Houston’s backfield alongside Lamar Miller, a strong pass-catcher in his own right. It’s not a great landing spot, but Ervin is still worth a look in the later rounds of your dynasty rookie draft.

The Texans traded up 1 spot to grab WR Will Fuller with the 21st pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. Fuller boasts 4.3 speed and plays at least that fast. He displays instant acceleration off the snap and gets to top speed quickly. That makes him a dangerous option both downfield and after the catch. He averaged a whopping 20.3 yards per reception this past season and 17.4 over his 3-year career at Notre Dame. It remains to be seen whether Fuller can develop into a complete WR, though. His route-running needs work, and his hands are inconsistent. Fuller shows the ability to make tough catches but dropped 10 of 72 catchable targets this past season, according to Pro Football Focus — an ugly 13.9% drop rate. In Houston, he’ll compete with Jaelen Strong and Cecil Shorts for the #2 WR job. Even if he wins it, he figures to be a boom-or-bust fantasy option in the Texans’ run-heavy attack.  We like Fuller's addition for WR DeAndre Hopkins and RB Lamar Miller.

The Texans have agreed to a 4-year, $26 million deal with RB Lamar Miller, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.  For our money, Miller was the best RB on the free-agent market.  He turns just 25 in April and has averaged 4.81 yards per carry over the last 2 seasons -- 2nd among 29 RBs with 300+ attempts during that span.  Miller can also contribute in the passing game, with 85 grabs over the past 2 years.  As it stands now, he looks like a 3-down back in Houston.  He figures to see a significant boost from the 12.8 carries per game he averaged in Miami the last 2 seasons.  Miller's departure opens the door for Jay Ajayi to take over as the lead back in Miami.

The Dolphins on Saturday hired Bears OC Adam Gase as the new HC. Gase served as Denver's OC under John Fox before moving with him to Chicago last offseason. He spent 4 years as a Broncos position coach before his 2 seasons as OC there. Gase also spent time with the Niners and Lions before his Denver stint. He'll begin with control over Miami's 53-man roster, meaning Gase won't have final say in the draft or free agency but will control who he takes into the regular season. He also told reporters Saturday that he'll call the offensive plays. Gase added that he'll build his offensive scheme around the players on hand. Miami should sport some nice receiving talent, with 2015 rookie WR DeVante Parker a potential breakout candidate. The biggest immediate question on offense will be whether to pursue a new contract with impending free agent RB Lamar Miller.

Dolphins RB Lamar Miller told reporters after Sunday's loss to the Chargers that he was dealing with a quad issue.  He added, though, that he could have played through it.  Miller's final touch came about 5 minutes into the 3rd quarter.  He finished with 9 carries for 12 yards, plus 2 catches for 12 more.  We'll keep an eye on Miller's practice participation this week, but he's shaping up as a risk/reward fantasy play for Week 16.

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