2013 Fantasy Football: Is Lamar Miller Already a 'Bubble' Player?

By Ryan Heckman
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How in the world does a team rush for a measly 20 yards in an entire game, yet pull off a win? I am not too sure how to explain that, but the Miami Dolphins made it happen in week one against the Cleveland Browns.

After running for just three yards on 10 carries, starter Lamar Miller enters week two with a lot to prove. Having a guy behind him like Daniel Thomas with some experience, Miller has all the pressure in the world on him to perform this week.

With how bad he — and the offensive line — looked week one, is Miller already on the bubble? Some have given up on Miller after just one week. Is that really necessary?

In a word: No.

Miller still possesses some value, as the Dolphins likely won’t duplicate that type of embarrassing effort again. I’ll never say never, but Miami will likely bounce back to prove they can in fact run the ball better than a junior high football team.

For now, I would keep Miller on the team. Personally, I would not start him unless I was forced to. Typically, starting a number one back is the best option you have unless one of your guys plays in a two-back system for the most part.

Until Thomas makes a push behind Miller for more carries and potentially a starting spot, he’s still an asset to any fantasy roster. Be patient, as the offensive line will also have to improve as well. Not every poor carry was Miller’s fault. The line also needs to create better run lanes for him to get through.

Will that happen sooner rather than later, though? We’ll find out. As for now, Miller should be labeled as a RB3 or possibly even a flex play in deeper leagues.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior Writer for RantSports.comFollow him on Twitter  @ryanmheckman, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.



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