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What will happen when Lamar Miller gets more than a handful of touches per game? We are going to find out this fall.
Miller signed on with the Houston Texans after his hometown Miami Dolphins declined to offer him a big extension. All is well that ends well in the fantasy football realm, though—Miller is better off in Houston.
That's because the Texans actually utilize their running backs. The 24-year-old Miller must have known that.
"I just wanted a new start," Miller said, according to ESPN.com's Tania Ganguli. "I want to be a featured back. With this organization, I know they get their running backs involved. I just wanted to be a part of it."
The former Miami Hurricane averages 4.6 yards per carry and has steadily improved his pass-catching and pass-blocking ability throughout his career. Despite his success, though, the Dolphins only gave him an average of 196 carries a season over the past three years as a starter.
That number should increase quite a bit in Houston, where Miller will have a chance to thrive and put up top fantasy numbers if he can stay healthy.