Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller will be a game-time decision in Week 5 against the Dallas Cowboys, so here are three possible emergency options for fantasy football owners.
Lamar Miller has been the Houston Texans feature back since signing with the team in 2016, and he’s hoping to reach 1,000 rushing yards for the second time in his career. Although Miller is usually able to partake in all 16 games in an NFL season, he could miss Sunday’s tilt against the Dallas Cowboys with a chest injury.
He picked up the injury in last week’s last-gasp win over the Indianapolis Colts. Miller once again took a backseat to Deshaun Watson and the Texans passing game in Week 4, failing to reach 50 rushing yards for a second straight contest.
Despite practicing all week on a limited basis, Miller, who is questionable to play on Sunday, is deemed to be a game-time decision in Week 5 by Texans head coach Bill O’Brien. This news comes directly from official Texans site beat writer Deepi Sidhu.
Miller’s replacement at the running back position would be Alfred Blue, who has gained notoriety as a low-upside plodder. While chances are that Miller, who rarely misses a game, will play on Sunday, game-time decisions are a risky bet for fantasy football owners. What makes Miller even riskier is the fact that he’s been poor this season and that he’s playing on Sunday Night Football. Keeping him in the lineup would be a risk.