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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    WAS @ HOU

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    bye

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    HOU @ NYG

  • Week 4 - Sep 28

    BUF @ HOU

  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    HOU @ DAL

  • Week 6 - Oct 09

    IND @ HOU

  • Week 7 - Oct 20

    HOU @ PIT

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    HOU @ TEN

  • Week 9 - Nov 02

    PHI @ HOU

  • Week 10 - Nov 09

    bye

  • Week 11 - Nov 16

    HOU @ CLE

  • Week 12 - Nov 23

    CIN @ HOU

  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    TEN @ HOU

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    HOU @ JAC

  • Week 15 - Dec 14

    HOU @ IND

  • Week 16 - Dec 21

    BAL @ HOU

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    JAC @ HOU

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    MIA 10 @ HOU 30

  • Week 2 - Sep 16

    HOU 27 @ JAC 7

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    HOU 31 @ DEN 25

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    TEN 14 @ HOU 38

  • Week 5 - Oct 02

    HOU @ TEN

  • Week 6 - Oct 08

    HOU 23 @ NYJ 17

  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    BAL @ HOU

  • Week 8 - Oct 28

    bye

  • Week 9 - Nov 04

    BUF @ HOU

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    HOU @ CHI

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    JAC @ HOU

  • Week 12 - Nov 22

    HOU @ DET

  • Week 1 - Sep 11

    IND 7 @ HOU 34

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    HOU 23 @ MIA 13

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    HOU 33 @ NO 40

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    PIT 10 @ HOU 17

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    OAK 25 @ HOU 20

  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    HOU 14 @ BAL 29

  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    HOU 41 @ TEN 7

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    JAC 14 @ HOU 24

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    CLE 12 @ HOU 30

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    HOU 37 @ TB 9

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    bye

  • Week 12 - Nov 27

    HOU 20 @ JAC 13

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    ATL 10 @ HOU 17

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    HOU 20 @ CIN 19

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    CAR 28 @ HOU 13

  • Week 16 - Jan 01

    TEN 23 @ HOU 22

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    IND 24 @ HOU 34

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    HOU 30 @ WAS 27

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    DAL 27 @ HOU 13

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    HOU 31 @ OAK 24

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    NYG 34 @ HOU 10

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    KC 31 @ HOU 35

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    bye

  • Week 8 - Nov 01

    HOU 17 @ IND 30

  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    SD 29 @ HOU 23

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    HOU 24 @ JAC 31

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    HOU 27 @ NYJ 30

  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    TEN 0 @ HOU 20

  • Week 13 - Dec 02

    HOU 24 @ PHI 34

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    BAL 34 @ HOU 28

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    HOU 23 @ DEN 24

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Pyro's take: Bill O'Brien commented Tuesday that the Houston Texan's offense will maintain its "Run-First" foundation. With the absence of Arian Foster and the addition of Lamar Miller, there is optimism for a RB with little wear on his tires.

Fantasy Good: Lamar Miller has amassed 832 total carries while at Miami. Comparing him to a back that we expect to get similar production is Doug Martin who has carried the ball 1156 times. Miller showed flashes of excellence at Miami but they never let him throttle up. They always pulled him back as he was hitting his stride. Miller has the potential to blow up. In the past 3 years, Miller has played in all 16 games. Draft him early and often in all of your leagues with confidence.

06/15/16, 09:01 AM CDT by The Archer
Source: torotimes.com

Lamar Miller expects to catch the ball in Houston

“That’s something that I work on throughout the whole offseason, catching the balls out of the backfield, whether it’s with some random quarterback or on the JUGS machine,” Miller said.

Pyro's take: “That’s something that I work on throughout the whole off-season, catching the balls out of the backfield, whether it’s with some random quarterback or on the JUGS machine,” Miller said. “That’s something that I practice on throughout the whole course of OTAs and the off-season.”

Fantasy Goo: Lamar is about to get the ball more than any year before. Houston loved pounding with the running game with Arian Foster for years and even fed Alfred Blue, who had nearly 200 touches each of the past two seasons. Miller will also produce. In a fairly conservative role, Miller rushed and received his way to 1,269 yards and 10 touchdowns. Are 1,500 total yards and 14 touchdowns out of the question for 2016?


06/06/16, 01:59 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY
Source: www.houstontexans.com

New Texans RB Familiar with New Playbook

Lamar Miller told reporters

Pyro's take: Lamar Miller told reporters that a lot of the offensive concepts in Houston are similar to those he saw with his former team, the Dolphins. As such, he says he's already comfortable in his new offense.

Miller will enter 2016 as one of the popular picks to make an impact on the NFL. Miller never really got a shot at an increased workload in Miami, but he should certainly see that opportunity in Houston.

05/23/16, 09:31 AM CDT by PK Ripper
Source: www.texans.com

"40 percent" chance impending free agent Lamar Miller returns to Miami.

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Pyro's take: ESPN writer James Walker stated that The Miami Dolphins have a lot of decisions to make in February as they plan to slash payroll to free up cap room in advance of the draft and free agency. But the team also has several in-house free agents to address.

Pending free agent: RB Lamar Miller

2015 stats: 872 rushing yards, eight touchdowns

Analysis: Miller should get plenty of interest on the open market. He’s 24 and just entering his prime. Miller also has plenty of starting experience and rushed for 1,971 yards and 19 total touchdowns the past two seasons. Miller made it clear after the season that he is looking for the best fit in free agency. That was a subtle hint that he’s aware Miami’s coaching staff didn’t always use Miller to his full potential. Miller is a Miami native who played every level of football in South Florida. Staying home could play a factor. But the Dolphins have a lot to figure out offensively, and Miller probably could have more long-term success playing elsewhere. For example, a very good fit for Miller in free agency would be the Dallas Cowboys.

Chances of returning: 40 percent

02/03/16, 01:12 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: espn.go.com

Lamar Miller said he "wants more carries."

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Pyro's take: “When I’m feeling it, I feel I should get more opportunities,” he said. “But it just depends on the situation if we’re losing or if we’re up. I was feeling it pretty good Monday night.

“I really don’t question the play calling. I just go out there and try to make plays for this team and this organization. I really don’t think about it that much.”

He said he’s “not sure” if he could get more carries on another team.

“I really haven’t thought about all that, to be honest,” he said.

12/16/15, 11:22 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: dailydolphin.blog.palmbeachpost.com

OC Zac Taylor wants to establish the run.

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Pyro's take: Barry Jackson has reported via Twitter "Jay Ajayi said Zac Taylor told players they will establish run game. Lazor didn't do that enough to Campbell's liking."

After Bill Lazor was fired on Monday, mostly due to a non commitment to the running game. For instance Lamar Miller has 12 carries in two complete games.

Look for Jay Ajayi and Lamar Miller to have a heavy dose against the Ravens next week.

11/30/15, 01:41 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Temper expectations for Lamar Miller

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Pyro's take: Running back Lamar Miller broke his streak last week of five consecutive games with at least one touchdown. Miller's production often is a product of opportunities, not performance. He received just seven carries last week against the Cowboys, and Dolphins coaches have been impressed with budding rookie Jay Ajayi, who is getting more playing time. In addition, Miami will face the Jets' third-ranked run defense Sunday. It might be time for fantasy owners to sit Miller for a week. -- James Walker

11/28/15, 05:20 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: espn.go.com

Dan Campbell said Lamar Miller will continue to be the main back.

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Pyro's take: Dan Campbell has enjoyed Jay Ajayi and his performances but Lamar Miller is the guy.

“Ajayi is a young guy,” Campbell said. “He’s still up-and-coming. He’s gotten better, but he still needs a lot of reps and overall from protection to blitz pick-ups, all those different things, to route running. Not that he can’t do it, but right now we have a lot of faith in Lamar Miller. But certainly we like the way Jay runs.”

11/17/15, 03:17 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: dailydolphin.blog.palmbeachpost.com

Dan Campbell is placing a renewed emphasis on the running game.

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Pyro's take: Its been a rushing mess for the Miami Dolphins. They have not rushed for a touchdown and are only averaging 3.5 yards per carry after posting a 5.1 clip last season. Lamar Miller is also promising to be more decisive on his cuts.

It looks as though Dan Campbell is organizing what appeared to be a mess left behind by the firing of Joe Philbin.

10/14/15, 09:19 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.miamiherald.com

Lamar Miller at practice

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Pyro's take: Lamar Miller was at practice today. According to Armando Salguero via twitter "Lamar Miller is dressed for practice. Dolphins in pads today."

Another good sign for the Dolphins as Jordan Cameron was also at practice.

09/24/15, 11:49 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Limited but Playing

Miami Dolphins reporter Adam Beasley has stated via twitter that "Everything I'm hearing is that Lamar Miller will, as expected, play tomorrow. Will likely be limited though."

Pyro's take: I would be hesitant in going with him this week, unless you have limited options. This is a risky move, as him being limited could mean 18 touches, or it could mean five.

11/08/14, 07:29 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Practiced in Full

Andrew Abramson, beat writer for the Miami Dolphins, has stated via his twitter that "Looked like Lamar Miller practiced in full today. We'll know for sure when injury report comes out later. TE Dion Sims still out."

Pyro's take: He is definitely a upper number two or even a low 1 for your fantasy team, He faces the Lions this week, which will pose a tough match-up.

11/05/14, 01:17 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Injury Status

Lamar Miller injury status has been updated as Miami Herald columnist Armando Salguero stated via twitter "MRI reveals Lamar Miller has an AC joint sprain. He is day to day."

Pyro's take: Good news, as it doesnt seem that Lamar Miller will miss any significant time. Miller has done a great job this year. Daniel Thomas would be the next man-up, if Miller is out this week.

11/03/14, 02:17 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Miller Time

The Miami Dolphins rushing offense has been doing things, not done, since the days of the 1971 Dolphins, where players such as Larry Csonka, Jim Kiick, and Mercury Morris rushed for a season average of over five yards per carry.

Lamar Miller has taken over where Knowshon Moreno left off, and joining in the fun is also Daniel Thomas. The offensive line of Daryn Colledge, Shelley Smith, Ja’Wuan James, Samson Satele, and Branden Albert all have contributed in paving the way for success. The turn around could easily be attributed to offensive line coach John Benton who took over for Jim Turner.

A true test will be after the Green Bay Packers game this week, as the Dolphins will face the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills who are one and two against the run respectfully. They also have to play them twice.

Their remaining schedule also includes,The Dolphins also have games against the 6th ranked Lions and the 9th ranked San Diego Chargers but they also face the 20th ranked Chicago Bears, 23rd ranked Patriots, and the 25th ranked Jacksonville Jaguars.

Pyro's take: The Dolphins are facing a mix bag of defenses, but the one key point is the fixture they will have on the running game, especially once Knowshon Moreno returns. Look to see Ryan Tannehill to turn into an Alex Smith type role (game manager). Keep both Miller and Moreno on your roster and play the match-ups.

10/06/14, 12:58 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: phinphanatic.com

Miller Time

Lamar Miller has been more impressive in OTA's than Knowshon Moreno, and has worked with the first team the last three weeks. "He's had a very good camp," coach Joe Philbin said of Miller. "This is the time as a third-year player that you're ready to make a big contribution."

Also, Joe Philbin wanted everyone to know that Miller's performance has nothing to do with who will be starting game one of the regular season. "We don't really have starters right now," he said. "We're not overly concerned about that. We're teaching a system and a style of play offensively, so exactly who is getting what plays at this stage of the game isn't really the focus."

Pyro's take: This sounds to me as Philbin is happy with Miller, but wants Moreno to be the starter. They brought Moreno in to be a full-time back, but instead Moreno has eaten himself on to the second string offense, forcing Miller in spotlight.

It will become clear soon in the pre-season who has a grasp on being the starter, but as long as Knowshon cares more about his belly than the team, the decision will be real easy to make.

At this point both running backs should be at a bottom tier level.

06/10/14, 11:29 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: articles.sun-sentinel.com

Miller needs to get tougher in 2014

The Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson got a taste of some of the evaluations (Dennis) Hickey might hear from Dolphins staffers.

One of the most interesting positions to monitor in Miami this offseason will be running back. The combination of Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas was disappointing last season, to put it kindly.

“They’re a good complement to each other, and we like Miller’s speed and explosiveness,” one Dolphins staffer told Jackson. “Miller has the higher ceiling, but you wish he ran with a more physical (style). And both have to improve as blockers.”

Pyro's take: Miller only had one 100-yard rushing game on the season, and he was just as ineffective in the redzone with two scores on the season, none after week four. Lamar definitely has the better upside when compared with Daniel Thomas, but he needs to take his game to another level.

Lamar was held under to 20 yards rushing or less in seven games last season. He was not explosive last season, and his blocking problems cost him carries. He will need to step it up next season if he is going to have a place with the Dolphins long term. The Fins are heading in the right direction, but if Miller does not pan out they will quickly look for another back.

02/16/14, 06:28 PM CST by Houdini
Source: wqam.com

Dolphins name Lamar Miller their starter

The Miami Dolphins’ running back competition appears to be over, and the guy expected to win it all along — Lamar Miller — has done just that.

Late Monday afternoon, the Dolphins released their depth chart for this weekend’s season opener in Cleveland, and Miller — the homegrown talent from the University of Miami — occupied the top line.


Pyro's take: This was the expected move all along, as Daniel Thomas failed to provide any real competition to Miller during the preseason. Miller is an explosive player and has set a goal of 1,500 rushing yards on the season. Miller needs to show more proficiency in the passing game, but should be in line for a good fantasy performance in week one against the Browns.

09/02/13, 09:58 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.miamiherald.com

Lamar Miller the starter but in a RBBC

Lamar Miller will be the starter this season, but Daniel Thomas has been practicing well and will likely be the goal-line and third-down back. Miller said he wants to be an every-down back, and offensive coordinator Mike Sherman said recently that he could see Miller as a three-down guy. But Thomas is better in pass protection and is holding onto the ball in practice — fumbling was an issue for him in his first two seasons.

Pyro's take: Lamar Miller is going to be the starter and the player who has the best potential for fantasy points out of the Dolphins backfield.

Daniel Thomas may be the goal line back to start the season, but it is not hard to imagine him struggling, as he has in his first 2 seasons, and Miller taking over a larger role as the season goes on.

There may be some fear by fantasy owners about losing the goal line carries, but their fear could be your reward if he slips in drafts this season. He is still a PPR player and has the big play potential.

08/19/13, 09:25 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: blogs.palmbeachpost.com

FB Vonta Leach could be a Dolphin by the end of the week

According to the Miami Herald, talks between Vonta Leach and the Dolphins are rolling right now and if coach Joe Philbin has anything to say about it, Leach will be Miami's starting fullback by the end of the week.

Pyro's take: Leach would be a major upgrade on the Dolphins current starter, Jorvorskie Lane, and could feasibly shoot RB Lamar Miller up into the high RB2 range (if not better) for fantasy owners. Since 2008, Leach has helped Steve Slaton (1,282 yds, 9 TDs), Arian Foster (1,616 yds, 16 TDs) and Ray Rice (1,364 yds, 12 TDs) all set career-highs in both rushing yards and TDs. You can bet your ass that Miller has already sent a bit more than a fruit basket to the Leach residence...

06/21/13, 12:00 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: miamiherald.typepad.com

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