The Miami Dolphins let running back Reggie Bush walk away in free agency opening up a comeptition at that position. The favorite to win the position is Lamar Miller, and he has been pegged by many fantasy football players as this season’s “break out guy.”
And to paraphrase J. Cole: he knows.
“I hear a lot of fans talking about their fantasy teams,” Miller said on Fantasy Live Tuesday, via NFL.com. “I’m really not trying to pay too much attention to it. I’m just trying to do whatever’s best to help this team win, put points on the scoreboard.”
Fantasy football players can gamble on their sleeper picks. Sometimes it pays off, sometimes it doesn’t. Miller is just focusing on football and his team. Miller’s goals align with what many fantasy football players would hope for out of a running back.
“My goal is 1,500 (yards). We have great offensive linemen, so hopefully we can get the job done,” Miller said. “I’m aiming for 1,500.”
In 2012, behind Bush, he carried the ball 51 times for 250 yards. That is a long ways away from 1,500 yards. He did however average 4.9 yards per carry, and that could be a telling statistic.
It also could be inflated because defenses focused on the pass when Miller was in and Bush was off the field.