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Name  Lamar Miller
Born  4/25/1991
Height  5-10
Weight  218
College  Miami-Florida
9/8/2014 4:46:00 PM
Description: Dolphins offensive coordinator Bill Lazor indicated Monday that he will continue to share the running back duties between Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno according to the Miami Hearld.
Insight: Both backs played well in the victory over New England on Sunday. Even though he didn't start, Moreno played on early downs while Miller played in passing situations. Moreno and Miller are both worth owning; we target Moreno as a RB2 in a 12-team league and Miller as a possible flex option.
8/27/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: The Miami Herald speculates that Lamar Miller has the edge over Knowshon Moreno for the starting running back job.
Insight: Head coach Joe Philbin has been praising Miller all week saying statements such as, "I like everything Lamar has done since he's gotten here. He's had an excellent offseason and camp." Miller and Moreno have split the first-team carries, but Miller is supposed to be the guy for Week 1 and Moreno will move into the third down role.
7/27/2014 7:52:00 PM
Description: According to the Miami Herald, "there's a hope in Dolphins camp" that Lamar Miller can play the role of LeSean McCoy in new OC Bill Lazor's offense. Lazor spent last season as the Eagles' QB coach.
Insight: Miller has outplayed free agent acquisition Knowshon Moreno this offseason and is expected to be the unquestioned starter in Week 1. Moreno is still recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery. Miller put on 6-8 pounds of muscle this offseason after ranking 24th among running backs in yards after contact last season, and coach Joe Philbin doesn't think Miller has sacrificed any speed in getting bigger. McCoy led the NFL with 366 touches last season so Miller could be ticketed for a huge workload if Lazor is serious about making him the McCoy of its offense. We should see his seventh-round ADP rise in the coming weeks.
6/17/2014 7:12:00 PM
Description: According to the Miami Herald, Dolphins running back Lamar Miller "remains clearly ahead" of Knowshon Moreno in the competition for the starting job.
Insight: Free agent acquisition Knowshon Moreno showed up to OTAs out of shape and has been working with the second team. Miller appears to have a realistic shot at starting the season opener but Moreno's presence will limit Miller's value.
6/4/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: According to the Miami Herald, Dolphins running back Lamar Miller has been taking a lot of snaps with the first team.
Insight: Free agent acquisition Knowshon Moreno showed up to OTAs out of shape and dropped a pass Wednesday at practice. Moreno has plenty of time to get on track and will probably start the season opener, though Miller could remain involved if he impresses this preseason. Moreno shouldn't be drafted as more than a 12-team league flex option this season.
12/11/2013 8:43:00 PM
Description: Miami halfback Lamar Miller was a full participant at Wednesday's practice. SOURCE: Adam Beasley, Miami Herald
Insight: He appears to be over the concussion he suffered last week against the Steelers. Miller should be ready to go Sunday versus the Patriots. He ran for 89 yards against them in Week 8.
12/11/2013 12:03:00 PM
Description: Dolphins running back Lamar Miller (concussion) returned to practice Tuesday, according to an ESPN report.
Insight: Miller suffered a concussion in the third quarter Sunday against the Steelers and is questionable for Week 15 against New England. Even if he plays, he'll be stuck in a timeshare with Daniel Thomas, who had 105 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries against the Steelers.
12/8/2013 3:53:00 PM
Description: Dolphins halfback Lamar Miller is done for the day after suffering a concussion in the first half Sunday against Pittsburgh.
Insight: He finished with 20 yards on six carries. Daniel Thomas will be asked to anchor Miami's rushing attack though the Dolphins are probably looking to throw it as they trail 28-24 in the fourth quarter.
11/17/2013 7:30:00 PM
Description: Miami running back Lamar Miller was given just four handoffs Sunday against the Chargers.
Insight: The Dolphins seemingly have given up on Miller as their lead tailback in favor of Daniel Thomas, who had 10 carries for 57 yards and a touchdown against San Diego. While that could change over the rest of the regular season, there's just no reason to own Miller anymore.
10/20/2013 5:43:00 PM
Description: Miami running back Lamar Miller had 43 yards on nine carries Sunday against the Bills while Daniel Thomas saw 12 carries.
Insight: Thomas ran for 60 yards in the game. Miller is stuck in a timeshare and cannot be used as anything more than a low-end flex play until that changes.
10/6/2013 6:51:00 PM
Description: Miami running back Lamar Miller had a string of three straight 60-yard rushing games snapped Sunday against the Ravens.
Insight: Miller rushed for 15 yards on seven carries. The running back's season high in carries is jus 14 and he has run the football 26 times total over the last three games. He's not doing anything in the passing game, either, catching just five passes for 21 yards. Fantasy owners cannot afford to start a player getting so few touches.
9/17/2013 10:32:00 PM
Description: Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas played 69 snaps to Lamar Miller's 30 in Week 2, and coach Joe Philbin said he wants to keep their playing time comparable unless "one guy is breaking tackles left and right and taking the ball a long way, and the other guy is not being productive." SOURCE: Miami Herald
Insight: Despite rushing for three yards on 10 carries in Week 1 against the Browns, Miller still has a better yards-per-carry average than Thomas (3.0 to 2.8). If Miller continues to play as he did in Week 2, when he had 69 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries, there's no way the Dolphins can continue this timeshare. Continue to hold Miller and ignore Thomas.
9/15/2013 6:50:00 PM
Description: Dolphins running back Lamar Miller had 69 rushing yards and a touchdown on 14 carries Sunday at Indianapolis.
Insight: It was a nice bounce-back performance from last week, when he had three yards on 10 carries. Miami still gave Daniel Thomas eight carries Sunday and he ran for 30 yards (3.8 ypc). Miller should eventually leave Thomas in the dust.
9/8/2013 5:16:00 PM
Description: Dolphins running back Lamar Miller had a miserable day running the ball Sunday at Cleveland.
Insight: Daniel Thomas led the team in rushing yards with 14, which should tell you just how bad it was for the Dolphins' ground game Sunday. Miller finished with three yards on 10 carries, while Thomas had eight carries and stole a one-yard touchdown. Miller has a much easier matchup in Week 2 at Indianapolis.
9/2/2013 5:09:00 PM
Description: According to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins' depth chart lists Lamar Miller as the Week 1 starter at tailback.
Insight: Miami has finally ended the charade that was the running back "competition" between Miller and Daniel Thomas. Miller is a RB2 with upside.
8/27/2013 5:05:00 PM
Description: Miami coach Joe Philbin was not ready to give Lamar Miller the starting running back job, even after Daniel Thomas rushed for three yards on seven carries and lost three yards on a first-and-goal Saturday against the Buccaneers. SOURCE: Miami Herald
Insight: Armando Salguero of the Herald says that it would be out of character for Philbin to talk up Thomas simply to motivate Miller and prevent him from getting too comfortable, so he's stumped as to why Thomas is still involved in this competition. We don't see it lasting much longer than the preseason, however; Miller is the guy.
8/20/2013 8:27:00 PM
Description: Dolphins OC Mike Sherman reiterated how close Miami's competition for the starting running back job is Tuesday.
Insight: "I think Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas are competing neck-and-neck," Sherman said. Thomas hasn't shown anything in two NFL seasons (besides a fumbling problem) and Miller has track-star speed on a 5-foot-11, 212-pound frame, but the team has been reluctant to hand the reigns to Miller. The Dolphins might just be smokescreening fantasy owners, but Miller should be knocked down draft boards just a bit.
8/15/2013 4:20:00 PM
Description: Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland's comments Thursday indicate that the Dolphins will use a committee at running back with both Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas getting significant work, according to the Miami Herald.
Insight: "I don’t think it’s just going to be Lamar’s position. We’ve got a good running back in Daniel Thomas that’s certainly making some noise." Thomas has proven himself to be an ordinary runner with fumbling issues and concussion problems, so we don't really know what the Dolphins see in him. We expect Miller to be the main back once the games count, regardless of what Ireland says now, but fantasy owners might want to pump the brakes on his mid-third-round ADP.
8/11/2013 4:41:00 PM
Description: Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman said Sunday that the running back competition is "pretty close," according to the Miami Herald.
Insight: Lamar Miller has seemingly been in the lead since the spring, but apparently Daniel Thomas, who has a career 3.5 ypc average, is still in the hunt. We expect Miller to win the job, but Sherman's comments might cause Miller's risky early third-round ADP to drop a bit. Miller has rushed for 27 yards on four carries through two preseason games, while Thomas has 24 yards on eight carries.
7/29/2013 6:54:00 PM
Description: Based on Dolphins coach Joe Philbin's comments Monday, running back Lamar Miller could be ready to take on a three-down role, according to the Miami Herald.
Insight: "He has good instincts as a runner," Philbin said about Miller. "Has very, very good athletic ability. Has good speed. He can pass protect. It took him a little while to get the responsibilities down, the blitz adjustments down. At the end of the year, he was very sound in his pass protection. He has good hands, can catch the football." Miller's ADP has been steadily climbing over the last two weeks, and he is now being selected in the early third round of mock drafts.

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