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Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (shoulder) practiced on Tuesday.  It's confirmation that he'll play against the Bills on Thursday night.  But his role remains in question.  He finished last weekend's game with just 5 total touches.  Now facing Buffalo's 3rd-ranked run defense, Miller is a risky Week 11 fantasy play without much upside.

Dolphins insider Armando Salguero calls RB Lamar Miller (shoulder) "uncertain" for Thursday night's game against the Bills.  Miller was active this past weekend but played just 11 snaps and finished with only 4 carries and 1 catch.  He didn't record a touch in the final 10 minutes of the game.  The short week certainly isn't helping Miller's chances.  Even if he's active on Thursday night, he'll be an extremely shaky fantasy play against Buffalo's stout run defense.  Miami signed RB LaMichael James to the active roster on Monday.  He could mix in with Daniel Thomas and Damien Williams if Miller is out on Thursday.

10:29am EST 11/9/14

Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Lions. His touches are expected to be limited, though, leaving him as a low-end RB2 in a tough matchup.

Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports that Dolphins RB Lamar Miller is expected to play against the Lions today but in a more limited role than usual because of his shoulder sprain. Of course, none of us really knows just how much of the rushing workload will go to Daniel Thomas and Damien Williams, each a clear talent downgrade from Miller. The starter's decent passing-game use -- 2+ catches in 7 of 8 games -- helps his outlook. The shoulder and a bad matchup with the Detroit D pushes Miller toward the bottom of RB2 territory this week, but most of his owners will probably still have to use him in these bleak days on the fantasy RB landscape. Don't look to Thomas or Williams as fantasy options against Detroit unless you're truly desperate.

Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (shoulder) is questionable for Week 10. He put in 3 limited practices this week, and signs point to him playing against the Lions on Sunday. We’ll know his official status by noon ET on Sunday. Despite the tough matchup, Miller is worth getting into fantasy lineups as a RB2.

Dolphins beat writer Adam Beasley hears that there’s a “good chance” that RB Lamar Miller (shoulder) is ready for this weekend’s game against the Lions. That jibes with Monday’s reports that Miller’s shoulder sprain isn’t serious. He’ll carry added risk and has a tough matchup vs. a Detroit defense allowing just 3.2 yards per carry to RBs. But with 6 teams on bye, Miller will stick in RB2 territory for Week 10.

Dolphins RB Lamar Miller has been diagnosed with a sprained AC joint.  The team is calling him "day-to-day," but he's not a lock to be ready for this weekend's game against the Lions.  TE Jordan Cameron missed a game with the same injury, and Miller takes a lot more contact.  Don't expect him to practice much this week, and he might end up as a game-time decision.  If Miller can't go, RBs Daniel Thomas and Damien Williams would likely share backfield duties.  Neither would be more than a low-end RB3 against Detroit's stout run defense.

The shoulder injury Dolphins RB Lamar Miller suffered on Sunday doesn't appear serious.  He didn't return to the game, but that was likely because Miami had a huge lead.  Miller said he could have continued playing if needed. "It was just a stinger but I'm good," he said afterward. "I'll be fine once I get treatment."  Miller is still scheduled for an MRI, so he's not completely out of the woods yet.  But it sounds like he has a good chance of being ready for Week 10's game against a tough Lions run defense.

Dolphins RB Lamar Miller injured his shoulder in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game against the Chargers.  He's considered questionable to return, but we won't see him again with Miami nursing a big lead.  We'll look for an update on his status tonight or tomorrow.

Dolphins RBs Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno have split 1st-team practice reps the past 2 days, according to insider Barry Jackson.  The 2 backs also split snaps with the starters in the 3rd preseason game.  This is shaping up as a committee attack to open the season.  That makes Moreno a better value at his 10th-round ADP than Miller in the 8th.  We're not necessarily pushing hard to land either guy, though.

Dolphins insider Adam Beasley reports that the team is hoping that RB Lamar Miller can play the LeSean McCoy role in OC Bill Lazor's offense.  Lazor, of course, was in Philly last year when McCoy led the league in rushing.  Miller won't see the 314 carries or 52 catches McCoy saw last year, but it sounds like he's the favorite for the lead job in Miami.  Miller talked with McCoy about the offense this offseason and packed on 6-8 pounds of muscle.  “He looks good, he looks stronger than he’s ever been,” HC Joe Philbin said. “I don’t think he’s sacrificed any speed whatsoever.”  Miller has been impressing early in camp, while RB Knowshon Moreno continues to sit out after knee surgery.  Miller is a prime post-hype value pick in fantasy drafts.  He's currently going in the 9th round of average fantasy drafts.

Dolphins RB Lamar Miller has worked with the 1st-team offense for the past 3 weeks, according to ESPN's James Walker.  RB Knowshon Moreno is still "working his way into shape" after arriving at OTAs overweight.  HC Joe Philbin said Miller has "had a very good camp ... This is the time as a third-year player that you're ready to make a big contribution."  The dynamics of the Dolphins backfield are far from settled.  We'll continue to monitor the situation all summer.  But ideally, Miller would emerge as the early-down runner, with Moreno serving as the passing-game back.  

One Dolphins player says new OC Bill Lazor's offense is a lot like the one Chip Kelly brought to Philadelphia last year.  Lazor, of course, worked under Kelly.  “It’s reminiscent of Chip Kelly’s offense in Philadelphia, with the tempo and style,” the player said.  “There are some West Coast offense concepts. Some shotgun, some under center. They’ve discussed having both no huddle and huddle. It’s fast tempo.”  The Eagles produced a top 6 QB (in fantasy points per game), the #2 RB and a pair of top 24 WRs.  Miami might not have as much pure talent as Philly, but Ryan Tannehill, Lamar Miller, Knowshon Moreno, Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline all carry intriguing upside in Lazor's offense.

Pro Football Talk reports that "all signs currently point" to the Dolphins signing OT Branden Albert shortly after free agency begins on Tuesday.  It would be a perfect match of need with talent.  Albert tied for 11th among OTs in Pro Football Focus' pass-blocking grades last season.  Miami QB Ryan Tannehill endured the league's 2nd worst sack rate among full-time starters (ahead of only Russell Wilson).  This looks like a good 1st step toward fixing arguably the league's worst O-line -- and boosting the fantasy values of everyone in the Dolphins backfield.

An anonymous member of the Dolphins front office told The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson that RB Lamar Miller needs to be more physical and improve as a pass blocker.  Miller checks in at 5'11 and 212 pounds but doesn't look that big and is more of a finesse back.  The source added that Miami likes Miller's "speed and explosiveness," but it doesn't sound like the team views him as a feature back.  Jackson believes the Fins will add a RB this offseason -- a rookie or free agents LeGarrette Blount or Donald Brown.  A popular breakout candidate in 2013, Miller can't be considered more than a low-end RB2 heading into 2014.

The Dolphins have hired Bill Lazor as their new OC, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.  Lazor played QB for Cornell and has spent the past 20 years as an offensive assistant in college and pro football.  He most recently served as the Eagles QB coach under Chip Kelly.  Prior to that, Lazor was OC for the Virginia Cavaliers, who didn't rank better than 44th in total offense in his 3 seasons.  It's a risky hire for Miami, although it's tough to imagine the offense being any more bland than it was under former OC Mike Sherman.

10:34am EST 12/15/13

Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (concussion) is active for today’s game against the Patriots.  He figures to lead Miami’s backfield in touches.  Miller is a low-end RB2 against a struggling New England run defense.

Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (concussion) put in a full week of practice and is probable for Sunday’s game against the Patriots.  It’s unclear exactly how Miami will divvy snaps between Miller and Daniel Thomas, but our money is on Miller leading the backfield in touches.  He’s a low-end RB2 against a struggling New England run defense.

Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (concussion) put in a full practice on Wednesday.  Barring a setback, he'll play against the Patriots this weekend.  Miller should get the start but will likely split backfield duties with RB Daniel Thomas.

Dolphins insider Armando Salguero hears that RB Lamar Miller's concussion is not "too serious."  That should at least rule out a lengthy absence.  Salguero expects Miller to play against the Patriots on Sunday, but we'd still consider him 50-50.  We've seen players unable to pass through the league's protocol despite reportedly minor concussions.  We probably won't have a good idea of Miller's status until Friday.  RB Daniel Thomas will serve as Miami's feature back if Miller can't go.

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