The Facts: Miller says he's down to 217 pounds, his lightest weight since his time with the Miami Dolphins and the veteran RB says he is hopeful of more explosive plays this season after a disappointing year.
Diehards Line: With promising youngster D'Onta Foreman still recovering from a torn Achilles tendon suffered last year, Miller should keep his starting job heading into the 2018 season. This despite the fact that Miller has averaged only 3.9 yards on 506 carries over his 30-game Texans' career. Although the offensive line struggled last season, Miller certainly wasn't explosive. On 238 carries, his longest run was 21 yards (compared to Foreman who had three rushes of 25+ yards in his 78 attempts) and at times he looked tentative running between the tackles. Miller is a good pass-catcher and proved to be more durable than advertised, but once Foreman began making a push in the middle of his rookie campaign, there was some thought that Miller could even be expendable. That's not the case now -- at least not to open the season.