FanSided rankings show Texans have one of the best starting running backs
Lamar Miller of the Houston Texans is one of the best all-around backs in the NFL.
It’s safe to say that without running back Lamar Miller, the Texans would have never have won the AFC South last season.
This is probably why the Texans are ranked 11th in NFL Spin Zone’s starting running back rankings.
Randy Gurzi wrote the following about Miller and the Texans:
"Part of what kept them on top of their division was how Miller stepped up for them when they needed it. Osweiler couldn’t provide any spark, but Miller had 1,073 yards while averaging four yards per attempt and had five touchdowns as well.He showed a lot of burst and explosion, but the struggles and injuries all along their offensive line hurt his consistency. It also didn’t help that no one had to show any respect to the passing game thanks to how poor Osweiler played."
I do believe 11th is a fair ranking, but with teams like the Eagles (LeGarrette Blount) and the Raiders (Marshawn Lynch), I think ninth would have more fitting for Miller and the Texans.
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Blount is a good back, but it’s not as talented and versatile as Miller. The Patriots only used him in certain situations.
And Lynch was great with the Seahawks, but no one knows how much he has left in the tank.
Miller is in the prime of his career and can do it all when it comes to the running back position.
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