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Lamar Miller has sprained AC joint; fantasy status unclear for Week 10

Lamar Miller has a sprained AC joint and his recovery timetable is unknown. We break down the fantasy implications.

Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller has an AC joint sprain, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. Miller sustained the injury against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday after picking up 49 yards and a touchdown off of 11 carries. Recovery time varies with the injury, with some players missing a couple games and others simply playing through it.

It's unclear where Miller sits on that spectrum, but the Dolphins will surely miss him if he happens to miss any games. The Dolphins are 5-3 on the season and have a tough game against the Detroit Lions coming up in Week 10. Miller is the key piece to Miami's fourth-ranked rushing attack. They rush for 137.3 yards per game on average, and Miller accounts for most of them. He has 106 carries for 518 yards and five touchdowns on the year.

Fantasy Impact: It's still early yet, and what Miller does in practice will tell us a lot. Fantasy owners shouldn't panic just yet, but they should ensure there's a contingency plan. Daniel Thomas and Damien Williams are the next guys up if Miller cannot go.