Miller has been questionable this week with a shoulder injury. He told the Houston Chronicle that he hopes to be "full-go" for a matchup against the Detroit Lions. Miller in an RB2 for me this week against a defense that has yet to allow a rushing touchdown to a running back.
Texans RB Lamar Miller will be active today against Detroit. He's been bothered by a shoulder injury.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) October 30, 2016
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that there are "concerns" about how long Miller can last in the game. That could mean a bigger role for backup Alfred Blue and put a dent in Miller's weekly value.
Miller, who signed a four-year, $26 million contract this offseason, has rushed for more than 100 yards just twice this season. Last week, Miller had 61 rushing yards on 11 carries. He had his best game of the season Oct. 16 against the Indianapolis Colts, when he ran for 149 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries. He also had a receiving score in that contest. The Lions have held running backs under 100 rushing yards in two of its previous three matchups and in three of its seven games this season.