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Lamar Miller

Lamar Miller RB - HOU

Experience: 7 YRS  
Height: 5'11"  
Weight: 218 
Bye: 10

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Sunday's MRI confirmed a torn ACL for Texans RB Lamar Miller. He'll miss the entire 2019 campaign. Miller will have a little more than a year to get ready for 2020 -- but he's set to hit free agency next offseason and will turn 29 in April. His days as a fantasy starter could be over. RB Duke Johnson, meanwhile, faces the best opportunity of his NFL career as Houston's likely lead back.

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The Texans "fear" a torn ACL for RB Lamar Miller, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. That doesn't come as a surprise if you've seen video of the injury. We'll look for confirmation of the torn ACL, but we've already removed Miller from the RB rankings. His absence leaves Houston with RBs Duke Johnson, Damarea Crockett, Karan Higdon and Taiwan Jones. Johnson is clearly the top talent here. And while he's never handled a true lead role at the NFL level, he goes 5'9, 210 pounds and averaged 18.6 carries per game in his final college season at Miami. We'll look for clues about the Texans' backfield plans. But if they're willing to give Miller 12 to 15 carries per game -- on top of the pass-catching work -- he'll boast top-15 fantasy upside.

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Texans RB Lamar Miller left Saturday night's game on a cart after suffering a nasty-looking injury to his left knee. We'll await official word, but you should avoid Miller if you're drafting tonight. Duke Johnson, on the other hand, suddenly looks like a strong option in the middle of the single-digit rounds. We'll pass along updates as soon as we get them.

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Texans RB Lamar Miller (ankle) is not listed on the final Week 17 injury report. He’ll return for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars. Miller is a good volume bet with Houston 7.5-point home favorites but is a lower-end RB2 vs. a tough run defense.

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Texans RB Lamar Miller (ankle) put in a full practice on Thursday. He's on track to return for this weekend's game against the Jaguars. Houston needs to win to lock up the AFC South, so expect a full workload for Miller. But he's more of a low-end RB2 in fantasy lineups vs. a still-tough Jags run defense.

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Injury Predictor

Houston trimmed Miller's workload in his 2nd Texans season, dropping the lead back from 19.1 carries per game to 14.9. That might have helped his durability after Miller lost the final 2 games of 2016 to an ankle sprain and popped up as questionable in Week 8 with a shoulder issue. Miller missed just 3 total games over 4 seasons of inconsistent work in Miami, though he dealt with a series of dings there. Texans HC Bill O'Brien criticized himself for working Miller to hard in the 1st half of 2016, but whether they keep Miller's load down in 2018 might depend on how well RB D'Onta Foreman rebounds from last November's Achilles' tear.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
1.20 4.7% 53.6%
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Date Injury Analysis
Dec 15, 2018 Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Miller hurt his right ankle in the 1st quarter against the Jets in Week 15 and missed the following game.
Sep 30, 2018 Chest Pectoral Bruise Miller sustained an unspecified chest injury in Week 4 against the Colts and missed the following game.
Dec 18, 2016 Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Miller missed 1 game with a troublesome ankle.
Nov 2, 2014 Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Miller returned the following week but handled only 5 touches. He didn't miss any games going forward in the 2014 season.
Dec 8, 2013 Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Miller missed 1 quarter of action but was able to return the following week.
Dec 31, 1969 Shoulder While details are scarce, Miller underwent some type of shoulder surgery in December of 2011.

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