Lamar Miller practices fully on Thursday, remains risky fantasy option

Gregory Shamus

Despite sustaining a concussion in Week 14, Lamar Miller is on track to play on Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller remained a full participant in practice on Thursday.

Miller sustained a concussion during the Dolphins' Week 14 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers and was forced to exit early as a result. Despite that, Miller has practiced in full for the Dolphins ever since and appears on track to suit up on Sunday versus the New England Patriots.

Fantasy Spin: Leading up to his concussion, the Dolphins had given Miller the keys to the backfield after previously splitting snaps with Daniel Thomas. With Thomas dealing with an ankle injury in Week 13, Miller had every chance to seize backfield duties, but did anything but.

Instead, Thomas had a career day in relief of Miller, logging 105 rush yards and a touchdown and put concerns to rest about his ankle injury. As a result, fantasy owners can expect more split carries in the Dolphins backfield, which spells doom for owners of both running backs. They make for desperation flex plays in Week 15 and nothing more.

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