1. Lamar Miller, RB
It is safe to say Lamar Miller will be drafted to a roster during a fantasy football draft in 2019, but many are overlooking the value he brings to a fantasy football roster, even though he doesn’t put up top-shelf numbers when compared to the very best running backs in the game.
Miller, if all goes to plan, will continue to be the starting running back for the Houston Texans in 2019, and even if he does lose some carries to D’Onta Foreman, he’ll still be the main focal point of the rushing game this season.
As previously mentioned about Foreman, he’s a good reserve to have on a fantasy roster for Miller, but again, Miller is the starter for the Texans, and there is just a feeling in the fantasy football world he’s being overlooked this season.
CBSSports.com on Miller’s fantasy football page had this to say about the veteran running back entering the ’19 season:
"“Lamar Miller feels like the type of running back you settle for instead of covet, and he’s only worth drafting as early as Round 5 in most leagues.”"
Miller had eight games of 10-plus points in fantasy football scoring by CBS Sports in 2018. Miller’s best game being Week 12 against the Tennessee Titans where he totaled 22 fantasy points off a performance of 12 carries for 162 yards and a rushing touchdown.
The article goes on to mention Miller was the 23rd overall PPR (points per reception) running back last season, and the Texans offense is loaded with many great offensive options.
That said, with a quarterback like Deshaun Watson on his side, and the Texans believing their offensive line is better than last season, it is worth consideration to believe Miller can be better than he was a year ago.
With Miller, the best thing to think is he’ll be consistent, as past years prove he’ll get you near or at 1,000 yards rushing each season, and he’s most likely going to be on the field.