Archive for Lamar Miller

NEWS: Lamar Miller the clear starter in MIA with Moreno (ACL) out for the season.

SMITTY: Knowshon Moreno (knee) has already been placed on injured reserve, ending his season. It looks like the rest of the season is now the Lamar Miller Show. The elusive Miller has looked every bit the part so far this year when he has received the carries/receptions — expect him to flirt with high-end RB2-type numbers from here on out. Looking for Week 7 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Lamar Miller to Start Week 3; uptick in production on the way?

SMITTY: Is it finally Miller time, or will that Dolphins coaching staff still underutilize the ultra-talented rusher? We have been waiting for Miller to consistently get starter carries since this time last year, but Miami has refused to invest in their Frank Gore-like talent. With Moreno (elbow) on the shelf through at least Week 5-6 (some suggest longer), Miller has a real opportunity to produce like a fantasy RB2. Looking for Week 3 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Lamar Miller time now that Knowshon Moreno is out 4-8 Weeks?

SMITTY: This is a great opportunity for a runner that failed so many of us last season. Hopefully Lamar Miller stays healthy, as he has sneaky-good RB2 upside now that he is expected to see starter carries. Looking for Week 3 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Lamar Miller not ahead of Knowshon Moreno?

According to miamiherald, “it is clear Knowshon Moreno is Miami’s lead running back. Miller, who was the starter and unchallenged all preseason, has lost his job as Miami’s lead back.”

SMITTY: There is a ton of speculation with this write-up. I’m not suggesting that this writer will be wrong, but this is a RBBC to start off, and both runners will have a chance to fight for the lead dog duties in Miami. Don’t count on either back as of now, it’s a cloudy situation for sure, but don’t write-off Miller either, though. Looking for Week 1 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Lamar Miller still ahead of Knowshon Moreno on depth chart?

According to the Miami Herald, both Dolphins RB Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno split first-team reps over the past two days.

SMITTY: Joe Philbin claims that the starting gig is up for grabs, but seemed to talk up Lamar Miller quite a bit more than Knowshon Moreno, saying this about the runner: “I like everything Lamar has done since he’s gotten here,” Philbin said. “He’s had an excellent offseason and camp… I like everything he’s done since April 21.” With a 6th- to 7th-round ADP, there isn’t much risk investing in Miller this year, yet there is a lot of upside. Looking for Week 1 Power Rankings?

RADIO: Listen to Russ Bliss and Smitty talk sleepers on 1060am (8-19-14)

Take a listen to Russ Bliss’ first radio show of the 2014 fantasy football season! Russ has been doing fantasy radio for over 20 years with his famous “The Red Zone” program, which airs on NBCSports Radio (1060am). Smitty is slotted to join Russ almost every Tuesday night, and below is the first show of the year. Take a listen!

The Red Zone With Russ Bliss

Date: 8/19/14

Guest: Smitty, Gary Davenport

Topics: Sleepers, Draft Strategies

Listen Now!

NEWS: Knowshon Moreno activated from PUP; Lamar Miller still setup to thrive in 2014?

According to Armando Salguero on Twitter, Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno has come off the PUP list and is “Ready to practice.”

SMITTY: Lamar Miller has already created some nice distance between he and Knowshon Moreno, and Bill Lazor is going to use Miller much like the Eagles use LeSean McCoy. Given his 70-80 overall ADP right now, I love the value and reward compared to risk. Could Miller once again get the short end of the stick in 2014? Absolutely. Coaching and situation are half the battle, and Miller could get hurt tomorrow and lose all kinds of ground by Week 1. But, at 70-80 overall value, the risk is minimal and the reward is great, as I truly see an elite skill set in Miller, none of that has changed since last off-season for me. He just needs a chance to handle starter carries. Let’s hope he gets that chance right out of the gate in Week 1 (at home against the Patriots). Looking for Week 1 Lamar Miller Power Rankings? As for the preseason, we will see Miller this Friday at Atlanta.

NEWS: Lamar Miller to finally breakout in 2014; Moreno could miss entire preseason?

According to numerous reports, Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno could miss the entire preseason with a knee injury; Lamar Miller has been the first-team rep rusher during camp, which is expected to remain the case during the preseason.

SMITTY: No one was more disappointed in the usage of Lamar Miller last season than I was, and I still stand by my valuation of the guy — that he has elite talent. Given how much support he has recently received from his coaching staff, I won’t lie, I’m starting to get excited again, especially given the fact that Miller holds roughly a 7th-round ADP. New play caller Bill Lazor has backed Miller, something we never saw last year in Miami, and Lazor is going to be conducting a run-based attack in 2014, so Miller has both a “bounce-back” and “sleeper” tag heading into Week 1. Looking for Week 1 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Lamar Miller to finally be utilized in 2014?

According to the Miami Herald, the Dolphins reportedly have hopes that Lamar Miller “can play the role of LeSean ‘Shady’ McCoy’ — the Eagles’ running back who was wildly productive during Bill Lazor’s year with coach Chip Kelly in Philadelphia.”

SMITTY: Lamar Miller was on our Upside Board (bold predictions) last season, and let me tell you, he didn’t fail due to lack of talent. That Miami staff last season refused to use the ultra-talented running back, but Bill Lazor has his head on straight. With a 7th-round ADP, we’re looking at mostly ‘high-reward’ and very little risk, folks. He disappointed last year, no question; however, invest once more in the guy given the price tag — the upside is huge! View our 2014 Top 10 Bold Predictions!

NEWS: Knowshon Moreno will undergo knee surgery; Is it Miller time?

According to Adam Schefter on Twitter, Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno “will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery this week and miss four to five weeks, per ESPN sources.”

SMITTY: While Knowshon Moreno should “technically” be back in time for Week 1, Lamar Miller should have a kung fu grip on that Dolphins’ starting running back job by then; Moreno is not fully conditioned now, it’s hard to imagine him being in shape come Week 1. Miller disappointed me more than anyone last year, as I had him pegged to breakout. However, given his 8th- to 9th-round ADP in redraft, he is well worth the grab, as that’s practically no-risk territory. It was the coaching last year that led to Miller’s underutilization, and while poor decision making could once again rob opportunity, Miller has a nice little window between now and Week 1 to show his elusiveness and Frank Gore-like skill set. Want 2014 projections? Get it here:
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