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Lamar Miller looked like a steal in the fourth round of the 2012 draft for the Dolphins. Then the season rolled around, and he found himself buried on the depth chart for several weeks at a time.
The former Hurricane reportedly had issues with pass-blocking and picking up the playbook, and the Dolphins had little need to force him onto the field with Reggie Bush starting. Sure, Daniel Thomas has the upside of a piece of drywall, but he could block.
Bush is gone, and Miller enters his second year, presumably better in the areas where he was lacking last season. The talented running back is likely the starter barring a poor preseason.
That makes him a tantalizing option in fantasy football. Miller is a home run hitter, a one-cut wonder in the mold of Arian Foster. Only faster.
An electric version of Foster in the zone-blocking scheme with the starting gig all to himself? That screams "steal" in fantasy drafts.
Alright, so that only describes the apex of his potential, but Miller is still due for a big boost in his second season.
2012 season: 51 carries, 250 yards, 1 touchdown; 6 receptions, 45 yards
2013 prediction: 225 carries, 1,100 yards, 8 touchdowns; 40 receptions, 300 yards, 2 touchdowns