Lamar Miller
RB HOU (7)
6 days ago

Miller gained 60 yards on 11 carries and caught his lone target for a 14-yard gain in Sunday's 33-7 loss to the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

D'Onta Foreman actually got the start and the first two carries, but Miller nonetheless put Houston's offense on his shoulders early on, tallying 52 yards on seven touches within the first 16 minutes of the game. He was essentially ignored thereafter as mistakes by Tom Savage and the defense forced the Texans to abandon their running game. Rushing volume may continue to be a problem on a struggling team that also gives carries to Foreman, but Miller at least figures to be more involved in the passing game most weeks. He had three receptions in each of Houston's previous three games, and the team doesn't really have another decent option for passing downs. Miller draws a Week 11 matchup with an Arizona defense that's allowing just 3.6 yards per carry and 97.7 rushing yards per game.

Lamar Miller
RB HOU (7)
2 weeks ago

Miller rushed 10 times for 57 yards while catching three of four targets for 34 more in Sunday's 20-14 loss to the Colts.

EDGE Analysis

Houston's offense looked much less explosive without Deshaun Watson (knee), but Miller was effective on a per-touch basis with a season-high 5.7 yards per carry. Miller's only scored two rushing touchdowns this season on an offense that likes to throw it in close, so don't expect him to make many more trips to the end zone the rest of the way.

Lamar Miller
RB HOU (7)
2 weeks ago

Miller (knee) no longer carries an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Colts after practicing fully Friday.

EDGE Analysis

With Deshaun Watson now on IR, the Texans will turn to Tom Savage as their starting QB on Sunday. Minus Watson's playmaking ability and growing rapport with wideouts DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller, the Texans offense figures to lean heavily on the team's backfield in the coming weeks. It's a team context that should ensure steady carries for Miller, who ran 21 times for 54 yards and a TD against the Seahawks in Week 8.

Lamar Miller
RB HOU (7)
2 weeks ago

Miller (knee) was listed as a limited participant during Thursday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Miller was limited in practice for a second consecutive day coming off one of his busier outings of the season in the Week 8 loss to the Seahawks, during which he compiled 73 total yards and two touchdowns on 24 touches. With Texans head coach Bill O'Brien not indicating that Miller's knee issue was a serious concern heading into Sunday's game against the Colts, it's expected that the 26-year-old will be in line for his usual duties as Houston's lead back.

Lamar Miller
RB HOU (7)
2 weeks ago

Miller was limited at Wednesday's practice with a knee injury, the Texans' official website reports.

EDGE Analysis

Miller didn't show any signs of injury in Sunday's 41-38 loss to the Seahawks, piling up 73 yards and two touchdowns on 24 touches while logging 87 percent of the offensive snaps. He's likely just dealing with a minor ailment, but it'll be worth watching if he doesn't return to full practice participation by the end of the Week. Miller draws a favorable Week 9 home matchup with the Colts.

Lamar Miller
RB HOU (7)
3 weeks ago

Miller carried 21 times for 54 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Seahawks. He also caught all three of his targets for 19 yards and a touchdown in the 41-38 loss.

EDGE Analysis

Miller capped off a long first-quarter drive with a three-yard touchdown plunge and scored on a two-yard pass play early in the fourth. He managed an uninspiring average of 2.6 yards per carry against a stout defensive unit, but his contributions in the passing game put him over 70 scrimmage yards for the sixth time in seven tries this season. After struggling a year ago due in part to the Texans' lack of a passing attack, Miller's been one of the main beneficiaries of Deshaun Watson's emergence and will look to build on this performance next week against a vulnerable Colts defense.

Lamar Miller
RB HOU (7)
1 month ago1 Comment

Miller gained 41 yards rushing on 15 carries and added another 40 yards receiving on three catches in a 33-17 win over Cleveland in Week 6.

EDGE Analysis

Miller's 18 touches are right on his per-game average this season, but down from last season. With the emergence of quarterback Deshaun Watson and D'Onta Foreman's expanding role (12 carries, 59 yards), there's been a squeeze on Miller's opportunities. He's no longer the most important offensive weapon. Miller has not scored a touchdown in five of six games. Next up for Houston is its bye week, then a Week 8 road game in Seattle. Miller could return to last season's form against the Seahawks, who have been better against the pass than the run.

Lamar Miller
RB HOU (7)
1 month ago

Miller had 15 carries for 74 yards and added another 15 yards on two receptions in the Texans' 42-34 loss to the Chiefs in Week 5.

EDGE Analysis

The Texans have become more comfortable throwing the ball since Deshaun Watson emerged as the starting quarterback, but Miller is still very much involved as both a runner and receiver. He's averaging 19 touches and 93 yards per game through the first five weeks.

Lamar Miller
RB HOU (7)
1 month ago

Miller's 10 catches and 120 receiving yards are second on the Texans through four games.

EDGE Analysis

The Texans have limited Miller's overall touches thus far in 2017 -- his 78 carries and receptions through four games is down from 106 at this time last season -- but he continues to be a vital part of the passing attack. With the emergence of rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson, Miller should get plenty of work as a receiver, though perhaps not this coming Sunday. Houston's Week 4 opponent, the Chiefs, have allowed just 23.3 receiving yards per game (2nd) to running backs this year.

Lamar Miller
RB HOU (7)
2 months ago

Miller rushed for 75 yards and a score on 19 carries and caught four passes for 56 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 57-14 win over the Titans.

EDGE Analysis

Miller got the Texans rolling early with a two-yard option pitch for a score. Can you imagine Houston running a similar play just a few weeks ago with Tom Savage at quarterback? Since coming to Houston last season, the Texans ineffective passing attack has enabled teams to key on stopping Miller. Now, not only is Watson giving the Texans credibility through the air, but his running ability forces defenses honest, giving Miller more room to work. Look for Miller's production to rise as Watson adjusts quickly to the pros.