New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller (ankle) missed practice all week and has officially been ruled out for Week 14 against the Carolina Panthers. Miller has not practiced or played since spraining his ankle in Week 9. This will be the 21-year-old's fourth straight missed game. Head coach Dennis Allen said that Miller's rehab has stalled of late, so it's possible that he could now be a candidate to end his rookie season on Injured Reserve. Miller has no business being on fantasy rosters in 12-team leagues, but he should be rostered in all dynasty/keeper leagues for his pass-catching upside in the long term. In his seven games this year, Miller has 28 carries for just 83 yards but has added nine receptions on 10 targets for 111 yards through the air.
Dec 8, 2023 6:38 PM EST
New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller (ankle) stayed off the practice field on Thursday for the second straight day this week. Miller hasn't practiced or played since injuring his ankle in Week 10 and looks set to miss yet another contest this Sunday when the team takes on the division-rival Carolina Panthers. The 21-year-old third-rounder has a bright future as a pass-catching specialist in the NFL, but he's going to need to stay healthy for that to materialize. In his seven games played, he has 28 rushing attempts for 83 yards and has caught nine passes for 111 yards. If he's able to return in the final five weeks of his rookie season, he'll most likely be third on the RB depth chart behind bell-cow back Alvin Kamara and Jamaal Williams.
Dec 7, 2023 7:04 PM EST
New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller (ankle) missed yet another practice on Wednesday. Miller, a third-round pick this year out of TCU, sprained his ankle in Week 9 and hasn't practiced or played since. The 21-year-old isn't off to a great start as the team begins preparations for their Week 14 game against the Carolina Panthers. Even if Miller returns to the field later this week and is cleared to play this weekend, he'll most likely serve as the No. 3 RB behind Alvin Kamara and Jamaal Williams. It's been a lost rookie season to this point for Miller, who is strictly a dynasty/keeper league stash. He has carried the ball 28 times for 83 yards (2.96 yards per carry) and no touchdowns in his first seven games played, adding nine catches for 111 yards through the air.
Dec 6, 2023 8:26 PM EST
New Orleans Saints running back Kendre Miller (ankle) won't suit up for the Week 13 matchup against the Detroit Lions. Miller will now miss his third game in a row due to a lingering ankle injury. His absence means that Jamaal Williams should see an expanded role behind starter Alvin Kamara. However, Williams finished with two carries for six yards during last week's loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Fantasy managers shouldn't bother trusting Williams even with Miller missing another game this week.
Dec 1, 2023 9:38 PM EST
New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller (ankle) missed another day of practice with the team on Thursday. Miller has yet to practice or play in a game since spraining his ankle in the Week 9 win over the Chicago Bears. The 21-year-old is heading towards another absence this weekend against the Detroit Lions unless he can get back on the practice field on Friday. The former TCU star doesn't belong on any redraft rosters at this time but should be stashed in all dynasty/keeper formats. He has played in only seven games in his rookie season due to injuries and has 83 rushing yards on 28 carries while adding nine receptions on 10 targets for 111 yards. When healthy, he's the No. 3 RB behind Alvin Kamara and Jamaal Williams for the Saints.
Nov 30, 2023 3:54 PM EST
New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller (ankle) did not practice with the rest of the team on Wednesday. Miller has had a tough rookie season in the NFL due to a few injuries and so much missed time. The 21-year-old hasn't practiced or played since suffering a sprained ankle in Week 9. Miller has just 28 rushing attempts through his first seven NFL games for 83 yards while catching nine of his 10 targets for 111 yards through the air. The third-rounder from TCU could have an exciting future at this level in years to come, but it's unlikely he'll do much the rest of the way as long as both Alvin Kamara and Jamaal Williams are healthy. Miller needs to get healthy first and foremost. He's purely a dynasty/keeper league stash at the moment.
Nov 29, 2023 10:47 PM EST
New Orleans Saints running back Kendre Miller (ankle) has been ruled out for the Week 12 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. This marks the second game that Miller will be unable to suit up due to an ankle issue. That means, Jamaal Williams will be the primary backup to Alvin Kamara this week. Williams hasn't done much as the backup this season. He normally gets a handful of carries as Kamara is the workhorse back in this offense. That being said, fantasy managers should look elsewhere for help as Williams doesn't offer much upside even with Miller sidelined.
Nov 24, 2023 9:33 PM EST
New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller (ankle) was not seen on the practice field on Wednesday. Even with the benefit of a bye in Week 11, Miller was unable to get on the field for the first practice of Week 12 as the team gets set to take on the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Miller missed the Week 10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings as well, so he'd be missing his second straight game and third overall in his rookie season if he's unable to practice the rest of the week. Many fantasy managers had high hopes for the third-rounder entering the 2023 campaign, but he just hasn't been able to find a consistent role in the Saints' backfield in his first year in the NFL. When healthy, the 21-year-old is the No. 3 behind Alvin Kamara and Jamaal Williams.
Nov 22, 2023 10:12 PM EST
New Orleans Saints running back Kendre Miller (ankle) was unable to practice this week. As a result, he has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings. The rookie had earned some snaps on offense this season, primarily seeing work as a pass-catcher, but remained No. 3 on the depth chart behind Alvin Kamara and Jamaal Williams. His absence has no fantasy implications. From a roster standpoint, the Saints could elevate Jordan Mims from the practice squad for Sunday's contest.
Nov 10, 2023 5:04 PM EST
New Orleans Saints running back Kendre Miller (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. Miller injured his ankle during Week 9 against the Chicago Bears and his availability for Week 10 against the Minnesota Vikings is now in question. The rookie running back still has a chance to get back on the field on either Thursday or Friday, provided his ankle allows him to do so, which would bode well for his Week 10 availability. Miller has dealt with a variety of injuries in his debut season and has handled just 28 carries with nine receptions in seven games.
Nov 8, 2023 9:18 PM EST
New Orleans Saints running back Kendre Miller (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle during the Week 9 win over the Chicago Bears. Miller came into the game listed as questionable with an illness but was able to suit up. He left the Week 9 game in the second half after posting just one rush, one catch, and 31 receiving yards. The rookie is undergoing images to determine the severity. However, his presence in the Saints' lineup does not have much of an impact on fantasy football. Alvin Kamara continues to operate as the team's workhorse back, while Jamaal Williams is his backup.
Nov 6, 2023 2:36 PM EST
New Orleans Orleans rookie running back Kendre Miller (ankle) is officially questionable to return in Week 9 versus the Chicago Bears. He departed in the second half after totaling one rush, one catch, and 31 receiving yards. This injury has minimal implications for fantasy football or the Saints' backfield. Jamaal Williams will continue to operate as Alvin Kamara's backup.
Nov 5, 2023 3:48 PM EST
New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller (illness) popped up on Friday's injury report as a non-participant with an illness and he's being listed as questionable to play in Week 9 against the Chicago Bears. Even if the 21-year-old is feeling better by Sunday and is active, fantasy managers should keep him on their benches with Alvin Kamara and Jamaal Williams expected to soak up the vast majority of backfield work yet again. In the Week 8 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, Miller had only three carries for 10 yards and caught one pass for nine yards. He didn't have a single touch in the Week 7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. For the foreseeable future, Miller only deserves to be stashed in really deep leagues and keeper/dynasty formats.
Nov 3, 2023 4:17 PM EST
New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller played just three total offensive snaps and didn't see a single touch in the 31-24 loss to the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday Night Football in Week 7. Jamaal Williams (hamstring) returned from Injured Reserve and handled 22 percent of the snaps, carrying the ball five times for 14 yards. It was Alvin Kamara's show yet again in New Orleans' backfield, as he saw a whopping 29 touches (17 carries, 12 catches) for 153 scrimmage yards. Now that Williams is back after missing four games, Miller is probably going to continue being an afterthought in this lackluster offense. The 21-year-old rookie only really deserves being stashed in dynasty/keeper leagues at the moment.
Oct 20, 2023 12:39 PM EST
New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller only saw three touches in Week 6, taking just 22% of snaps behind starter Alvin Kamara. To further complicate the backfield behind Kamara, Jamaal Williams (hamstring) is listed as questionable after practicing all week. This backfield is Kamara's until we see otherwise, and Miller can safely be sat on the bench this week. That being said, he remains an intriguing stash candidate.
Oct 18, 2023 9:57 PM EST
New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller is coming off of a quiet 90-yard performance in Week 5's blowout win. The third-rounder should see some more opportunity behind Alvin Kamara again in Week 6 against a run-funnel Houston defense. Miller's role behind Kamara is still vastly unknown at this point so he should be avoided in lineups due to his low floor, but can be thrown into lineups in desperation given that he showed his ceiling last week on 16 touches.
Oct 13, 2023 9:46 AM EST
New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller saw heavy usage on Sunday in what was a blowout win for the Saints. Miller carried the ball 12 times for 37 yards and also caught four passes for 53 yards. His most explosive play of the day was a 33-yard catch. Miller proved he can play and could carve out a role alongside starting running back Alvin Kamara to create a solid one-two punch in New Orleans. Target him on the waiver wire this week if he is available in your league.
Oct 9, 2023 9:58 AM EST
New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller made his NFL debut last week, rushing nine times for 34 yards against the Green Bay Packers. Miller split work with Tony Jones Jr. and Taysom Hill, and veteran Alvin Kamara returns to the fold this week. While the third-rounder is an intriguing player to keep stashed, he cannot be inserted into lineups this week due to the uncertainty around his role. Monitor the Saints' backfield usage over the next few weeks to see if the rookie carves out a fantasy-relevant role alongside Kamara.
Sep 29, 2023 9:13 AM EST
New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller made his NFL debut against Green Bay after missing the first two weeks with a hamstring injury. Miller carried the ball nine times for 34 yards, adding a reception for no gain. Miller split work with Tony Jones Jr. (eight carries) and Taysom Hill (four carries), and will cede work to Alvin Kamara (suspension) when he returns next week. Miller is an intriguing stash candidate with Jamaal Williams (hamstring) on injured reserve, but can not be started until he carves out a more definitive role.
Sep 25, 2023 2:56 PM EST
New Orleans Saints running back Kendre Miller (hamstring) has missed the first two weeks due to injury, but appears to be trending towards playing this weekend after fully participating in back-to-back practices. With Jamaal Williams (hamstring) trending towards missing the game and Alvin Kamara (suspension) a week away from returning, Miller should slot in as the lead back immediately. Tony Jones Jr. and Taysom Hill led the backfield in Week 2 after Williams left, but this should be the third-round rookie's opportunity to show that he can operate as a workhorse. Fire him up as an RB2 against a Packers defense that has been favorable to running backs this season, barring any last second changes to Jamaal Williams' status.
Sep 22, 2023 8:53 AM EST