Lamar Miller, RB, Dolphins
|RB - #12||30.86||MIA||Active||3 years||24||5'10||218||@millertime_6|
2015 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast updated on Aug-20-2015 by Shawn Childs
Miller finished ninth among running backs in fantasy scoring last year. Unfortunately for his owners, Miller's highlight game came in Week 17 when he gained a season-high 178 rushing yards with a TD. His defining moment came early in the third quarter when Miller broke off a 97-yard TD run. On the year, Lamar had only two 100-yard rushing games while never having more than 20 carries in any game. He finished with 216 of the Dolphins' 334 RB carries (64.7 percent). He began 2014 behind Knowshon Moreno, who had value only in Week 1 (24 carries, 134 yards and a score). Miller averaged an impressive 5.1 yards per carry and his big finish in Week 17 helped him top 1,000 yards for the first time in his career. Over the first seven games of the season, Lamar caught 21 passes for 136 yards and one TD. The Dolphins threw to him at a high rate in only two of his last nine games (Week 14: five catches on five targets for 36 yards; Week 16: five catches on seven targets for 58 yards). In his 55 snaps as a pass blocker, Miller allowed no sacks and five QB hurries. Ajayi will push Miller for playing time, especially on passing downs. Miami should run 50 more times at minimum this year just because of their stingier defense. Lamar had 244 touches last year, and his workload should only grow as the Dolphins improve. He has an outside chance at 1,500 combined yards with a handful of touchdowns and some catches. Lamar will be more steady than explosive in fantasy leagues, but a 225-point fantasy season in PPR leagues is within reach.
Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Branden Albert will be in the starting lineup Week 1 barring a setback. It was recently reported he could miss the first few weeks but that no longer appears to be the case. Albert starts at left tackle and protects Ryan Tannehill's blindside. He's a former Pro-Bowler and a much needed piece on the Dolphins offensive line.
This is huge news for the Dolphins' offense. Tannehill can use the protection and Lamar Miller can use the blocking. The success will trickle down to all the pass-catchers. Center Mike Pouncey is also expected to be fine for the season opener. The Dolphins' offensive line is rounding into shape.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors9/1 - Dolphins OT Branden Albert will start Week 1 barring setback
8/29 - Dolphins OT Branden Albert may be out until Week 3
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2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|9.03||FFToolbox - Offensive line concerns are warranted. If he's the guy though, he has a ton of potential and surprising speed.|
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