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Running Back, Miami Dolphins

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Draft: 2012 Round 4 (2)
College: Miami
Ht: 5’10”  Wt: 212 DOB: 1991-04-25 Age: 23
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#33 5 6.06

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2012 MIA 9 - 51 250 4.9 1 8 6 45 7.5 0 35.5 3.9
2013 MIA 16 - 177 709 4.0 2 35 26 170 6.5 0 99.9 6.2
2014 (Projected) MIA     168 740 4.4 5   28 187 6.7 0 122.7  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
Lamar Miller failed to secure his standing as the future running back for the Dolphins when he was named the team's starting running back last season. The team was disappointed enough in his performance to sign former Bronco free agent Knowshon Moreno to compete for the job – if Miami doesn't hand it to him. Luckily for the former Hurricane, Moreno showed up to camp injured and out of shape, and may miss all of training camp following a recent knee surgery. Miller rushed for 709 yards on 177 carries in 2013 and failed to separate himself from the pedestrian Daniel Thomas in the running team's back rotation. Miller has above-average speed, but runs with little power and shows no tackle-breaking ability despite having good size for a running back at 224 lbs. Reports from OTAs are that he has looked good, but of course no contact drills without pads play to his strengths. Moreno's injury has put Miller “clearly ahead” of the former Bronco on the depth chart, but if Moreno recovers fully and quickly, it's unlikely that Miller will do enough to bury him for good. Early fantasy drafters will need to proceed with caution on this situation.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Lamar Miller
RB2RB2 Knowshon Moreno
RB3RB3 Daniel Thomas
RB4RB4 Mike Gillislee
Dolphins Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Miller, Moreno split first team reps last two days
Philbin non-committal on starting RB
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Aug 26, 9:46 pm

Miami Dolphins
Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno split first-team snaps the past two days. Joe Philbin said the job is open but has been far more effusive and expansive discussing Miller than Moreno this week. "I like everything Lamar has done since he’s gotten here," Philbin said. “He’s had an excellent offseason and camp... I like everything he's done since April 21." (Miami Herald)

FFToday's Take: Reading between the lines it appears Miller still has a leg up on the starting running back job, but in the end it's likely to be a timeshare with Moreno operating on third downs. Both backs are dicey picks in the middle of your fantasy draft.

Injury Moreno finally getting healthy
HC says RB "starting to look like kind of his old self"
By: Doug Orth | Thu Aug 14, 4:45 pm

Miami Dolphins
Dolphins HC Joe Philbin said RB Knowshon Moreno, back from knee surgery, “is starting to look like kind of his old self” in the running game but stopped short of saying he would play Saturday in Tampa. “I don’t know about the passing game quite yet…. He’s looking better.” (Miami Herald)

FFToday's Take: Moreno missed the bulk of offseason work due to a knee injury (and subsequent scope) and may not have enough time to make up the gap on Lamar Miller. Fortunately for the ex-Bronco, he is a plus-option as a blocker and receiver in the passing game. Miami also figures to run the ball significantly more than it did last season, so if Moreno can make it back and stay healthy, he has a shot at RB4 value in most leagues.

Injury Knowshon Moreno taken off PUP list
Will practice today
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Aug 6, 8:38 am

Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno was taken off the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list Wednesday and placed on the active roster. Moreno, the free agent acquisition from Denver, had been sidelined since having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in June. It’s unclear if Moreno would play in Friday’s game at Atlanta, however. (Sun Sentinel)

FFToday's Take: Moreno's knee procedure occurred in June so he's behind the curve in winning the starting running back job in Miami. Lamar Miller has been running with the first team and should continue to do so until Moreno proves he's healthy. The next couple weeks of camp will go a long way into determining the roles of the top two Miami running backs.

Injury Knowshon Moreno remains on PUP list
Still recovering from knee surgery
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Aug 1, 10:00 pm

Miami Dolphins
With barely a month left until the regular-season opener, the Dolphins’ most accomplished running back sometimes still labors to walk, let alone run. In late June, Knowshon Moreno underwent arthroscopic surgery to clean up his left knee. The original prognosis was he would miss four to five weeks. We’re now well into the sixth week of the rehab, and yet he remains on the Physically Unable to Perform list. (Miami Herald)

FFToday's Take: Moreno's fantasy stock will take a tumble over the next week while Lamar Miller's will rise. Miller has been running with the first team offense in Moreno's absence. Fantasy owners shouldn't simply write off Moreno as he can be a fantasy asset in Miami's new offense but expecting him to be the starter Week 1 appears to be more unlikely by the minute.

Injury Gibson, Moreno nearing "full throttle" status
Veteran WR, RB coming off surgeries
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jul 24, 3:30 pm

Miami Dolphins
HC Joe Philbin (suggests Miami has) no major injury worries regarding WR Brandon Gibson or RB Knowshon Moreno. "Not full throttle 100% reps yet but won't be too long." (Armando Salguero on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Gibson is recovering from a torn patellar tendon, so he should be considered more week-to-week. The ex-Ram built solid chemistry with QB Ryan Tannehill before going down, but could easily lose third-receiver duties to rookie Jarvis Landry if he struggles in camp. Moreno was given a 4-5 week timeline for an offseason knee scope and appears to be a ways behind Lamar Miller atop the depth chart. Moreno is shaping up to be an unexciting fantasy RB4 this season.

Injury Moreno to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery
Expected to miss 4-5 weeks
By: Doug Orth | Mon Jun 23, 9:35 pm

Miami Dolphins
RB Knowshon Moreno will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery this week and miss 4-5 weeks. The Dolphins hope to have Moreno back in time for the start of the preseason. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: At least now we finally have a reason as to why Moreno was a little heavy for offseason workouts - his knee was never truly healthy. Lamar Miller was running with the first team for most of OTAs, but at least Moreno has a realistic shot at fighting for the starting spot with the 4-5 week timetable. Assuming Moreno is healthy in time for camp, there's a good chance he'll be part of a committee attack with Miller this season.

Injury Knowhson Moreno may need knee surgery
Moreno's knee injury "bad" according to source
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Jun 20, 8:58 am

Miami Dolphins
Talked to a source who has seen Knowshon Moreno's knee. Said it's "bad." Prob will play, but the issue is how long. (Jason Cole via Twitter)

FFToday's Take: There still isn't any concrete word from the Dolphins but various reports suggest that Moreno's left knee is the issue and he may visit with a doctor next week. Moreno signed a one-year deal during the off-season. Lamar Miller ran with the first team during mini-camp this week.

Mike Wallace in "better spirits" this season
Knowshon Moreno running behind Lamar Miller in camp
By: Doug Orth | Mon Jun 2, 5:40 pm

Miami Dolphins
Mike Wallace is in clearly better spirits this year. One reason is that he loves Bill Lazor’s offense and the flexibility it gives him to change where he lines up. Mike Sherman wouldn’t permit him to do that last year, and Wallace said today that as a result, opposing defenses knew exactly where he was going to be. Knowshon Moreno continues to work primarily with the second team, with Lamar Miller taking a lot of first team snaps. Moreno dropped a pass today and Joe Philbin conceded that his conditioning could be better. (Miami Herald)

FFToday's Take: Wallace languished last season under Sherman, who refused to move him across the formation and used him mostly as a glorified clear-out receiver. It appears as if Lazor wants to use the ex-Steeler in the same way the Eagles used DeSean Jackson in 2013. As for Moreno, Miller is a superior talent, so the free-agent signee cannot afford a negative first impression - especially considering he is on a one-year deal.

2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at CLE W 23-10 10 3 0.3 0 1 1 7 7.0 0 1.0
2 at IND W 24-20 14 69 4.9 1 2 2 6 3.0 0 13.5
3 ATL W 27-23 8 62 7.8 0 3 1 2 2.0 0 6.4
4 at NO L 17-38 11 62 5.6 1 3 1 6 6.0 0 12.8
5 BAL L 23-26 7 15 2.1 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.5
7 BUF L 21-23 9 43 4.8 0 3 1 4 4.0 0 4.7
8 at NE L 17-27 18 89 4.9 0 3 3 23 7.7 0 11.2
9 CIN W 22-20 16 105 6.6 0 4 4 24 6.0 0 12.9
10 at TB L 19-22 7 2 0.3 0 3 2 9 4.5 0 1.1
11 SD W 20-16 4 17 4.3 0 2 2 20 10.0 0 3.7
12 CAR L 16-20 10 8 0.8 0 4 4 39 9.8 0 4.7
13 at NYJ W 23-3 22 72 3.3 0 1 1 13 13.0 0 8.5
14 at PIT W 34-28 6 20 3.3 0 4 2 13 6.5 0 3.3
15 NE W 24-20 15 61 4.1 0 1 1 0 0.0 0 6.1
16 at BUF L 0-19 3 8 2.7 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.8
17 NYJ L 7-20 17 73 4.3 0 1 1 4 4.0 0 7.7

2012 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
2 OAK W 35-13 10 65 6.5 1 0 0 0 - 0 12.5
3 NYJ L 20-23 9 48 5.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 4.8
4 at ARI L 21-24 4 13 3.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.3
9 at IND L 20-23 1 7 7.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.7
10 TEN L 3-37 3 12 4.0 0 3 2 13 6.5 0 2.5
14 at SF L 13-27 3 1 0.3 0 1 1 8 8.0 0 0.9
15 JAC W 24-3 6 18 3.0 0 1 1 2 2.0 0 2.0
16 BUF W 24-10 10 73 7.3 0 1 0 0 - 0 7.3
17 at NE L 0-28 5 13 2.6 0 2 2 22 11.0 0 3.5

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