Lamar Miller Injury Updates | Shark Bites

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.

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.

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.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that the ankle injury Texans RB Lamar Miller suffered in Saturday's win over the Jets is "not serious." Rapoport adds that there's "a chance" Miller is able to play next week. RB Alfred Blue mustered just 6 yards on 9 carries in relief of Miller vs. the Jets. It's possible we see some RB D'Onta Foreman against the Eagles next week if Miller can't go next week. We'll keep an eye on the situation this coming week.

Texans RB Lamar Miller (chest) isn’t listed on the final Week 6 injury report. He figures to form a committee backfield with Alfred Blue against the Bills on Sunday, making both guys just RB3 or flex options.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Texans are "pessimistic" about RB Lamar Miller's chances of playing Sunday night against the Cowboys. He's officially questionable with a chest injury. Alfred Blue would start if Miller's out.

Texans GM Brian Gaine admitted that RB D'Onta Foreman (Achilles) is iffy for the start of the regular season. "Work in progress right now, recovering from this injury," Gaine said. "We need a little bit more time to determine if he's going to be ready for the season. We're not there at that stage. We think he's getting better. He's improving, but time will tell whether he's available to us when we kick off." Foreman was placed on the active/PUP list to open training camp, making him eligible for the reserve/PUP. That'd cost him the first 6 games of the regular season. At this point, Foreman seems like a long shot to be an early-season fantasy asset. RB Lamar Miller should open the season in a workhorse role. Check out our updated projections for the Texans backfield.

Texans RB Lamar Miller (ankle) put in a full week of practice and isn't listed on the final injury report. He's set to play against the Raiders on Saturday and could be as healthy as he's been in a while. Miller carried 24 times for 104 yards and a score vs. Oakland back in Week 11. Expect a similar workload this weekend -- as long as that ankle allows it. Miller has as much upside as any RB not named Le'Veon Bell.

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.

Dolphins RB Lamar Miller suffered an ankle injury in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game against the Jaguars.  He's considered questionable to return.  RB Damien Williams is next up on Miami's depth chart.

The Jets have officially ruled DE Muhammad Wilkerson out for Monday's game against the Dolphins because of the toe injury that removed him early from Week 12's loss to Buffalo. It'll be the 1st game Wilkerson has lost to injury in his career. It also takes a top-10 D-lineman away from IDP owners and hurts a Jets run D that has ranked among the league's toughest matchups at full health. The Jets' D-line will at least have DE Sheldon Richardson, who is probable after dealing with a back injury this week. He put in a full practice Saturday.

CBS' Tracy Wolfson reports that Dolphins RB Lamar Miller will play against the Broncos today.  He's listed as questionable with shoulder and knee injuries.  The shoulder isn't a concern, but it's unclear if the knee will be a factor.  Miller also has a tough matchup vs. a Denver defense allowing just 3.0 yards per carry to RBs.  Consider him a low-end RB2 for Week 12.

Dolphins RB Lamar Miller is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos with shoulder and knee injuries.  We've known about the shoulder, and it's not a concern.  But the knee is new, which makes his Week 12 status a bit murkier.  We haven't heard any indication that Miller is in danger of missing Sunday's game, but owners would be wise to have an emergency option in place.  Miami-Denver kicks off at 4:25 pm ET.

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.

Browns DE Ahtyba Rubin is inactive for today's meeting with the Dolphins because of a calf injury.  That won't help the Cleveland run D in our 1st look at Miami RB Lamar Miller as a starter.

According to the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson, "there is a quiet confidence around Dolphins camp that Lamar Miller is ready to break out."  Miller flashed in limited action in his 2012 rookie campaign, averaging 4.9 yards per carry on 51 totes.  The Fins seem ready to hand over the reins.  Daniel Thomas isn't the answer.  He's had injury problems and has averaged just 3.5 yards per carry through 2 pro seasons.  And Miami only added 5th-round rookie Mike Gillislee to the backfield this offseason.  Miller will have every opportunity to capture the starting gig.  “He’s just so smooth,” QB Matt Moore said. “He’s different from Reggie Bush but can get similar results. His nature is go north and south."  Expect to see Miller ranked aggressively high when we unveil our 2013 projections in a few weeks.

12:26pm EDT 4/28/12

The Dolphins traded up to select Miami RB Lamar Miller in the 4th round. It’s a bit of an odd pick on the surface, as the Fins already boast a solid 1-2 RB combo with Reggie Bush and Daniel Thomas. But Miller, widely regarded as a 2nd or 3rd round prospect because of his speed and elusiveness, was unquestionably the most talented RB left on the board. He’ll come into the league as an injury risk, though. ESPNs Adam Schefter says some teams took Miller off their draft boards completely due to concerns with his knee. Miller also dealt with hamstring and shoulder injuries at Miami. Long-term, Miller looks like a dynamic change-of-pace option for the Fins, potentially replacing Bush.

 
 
 

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