Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller has played well this season, but he was limited with a shoulder injury against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Miller carried the ball just four times for 10 yards, and though the Dolphins say he didn't suffer any setbacks, the injury is something to monitor going forward. Miami has a tough game against the rival Buffalo Bills on Thursday, and Miller's workload is a big question mark.
Perhaps he didn't suffer any setbacks, but that still means the Dolphins felt he needed limited touches going into that game. With a short week prior to a big matchup against the Bills, it's tough to imagine Miller will start and get a full workload. The Dolphins elevated LaMichael James to the active roster from the practice squad, and both Damien Williams and Daniel Thomas had more touches than Miller against the Lions.
Fantasy Impact: All of this, on top of the fact that the Bills allow just 96.1 rushing yards per game (eighth in the league), means that Miller is simply not a smart start for fantasy owners this week. No Dolphins running back is at this point, so fantasy owners will likely need to look elsewhere.