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New Orleans Saints
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Kendre Miller Leads Backfield In Week 3

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

Kendre Miller Likely To Be Lead Back In NFL Debut

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

Kendre Miller Puts In Another Full Practice

New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller (hamstring) put in his second straight day with a full practice on Thursday. The Saints were fully expecting Miller to return to full practices this week after he missed the first two games of the season, but he's on track to make his NFL debut this Sunday at Lambeau Field against the Green Bay Packers. Jamaal Williams (hamstring) is not expected to play and Alvin Kamara will miss one more game while on suspension, so Miller will have some opportunities in New Orleans' backfield this weekend. However, it's more likely that Tony Jones Jr. and Taysom Hill will see the majority of backfield touches in this one, making Miller a reach as a flex play in fantasy lineups.

Sep 21, 2023 10:20 PM EST

Kendre Miller Puts In Full Practice

New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller (hamstring) put in a full practice on Wednesday, as expected. Miller didn't play in the first two games of the season for the Saints, but head coach Dennis Allen admitted that he held Miller out as a precaution in the Monday night win over the Carolina Panthers in Week 2. As long as the 21-year-old doesn't suffer a setback in practice this week, he will make his NFL debut at Lambeau Field this Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. There is opportunity in New Orleans' backfield, too, with Alvin Kamara still serving his suspension and Jamaal Williams (hamstring) expected to miss some time after getting hurt Monday. Still, fantasy managers shouldn't expect Miller to see more than a handful of touches in Week 3 as he vies for carries with Tony Jones Jr. and super-utilityman Taysom Hill.

Sep 20, 2023 10:10 PM EST

Kendre Miller Expected To Be "Full-Go" In Practice This Week

It looks like New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller (hamstring) will make his NFL debut in Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers. Head coach Dennis Allen said he expects Miller to be a "full-go" in practice this week after he held him out of Monday night's win over the Carolina Panthers. Alvin Kamara has one more game remaining on his suspension, but now Jamaal Williams needs some time off after getting hurt on Monday night. Tony Jones Jr. scored two touchdowns and Taysom Hill led the team in rushing yards in the win over the Panthers once Williams left and didn't return. The 21-year-old Miller should make his NFL debut this weekend, but fantasy managers that have been holding him shouldn't expect a huge workload right away.

Sep 19, 2023 7:25 PM EST

Kendre Miller's NFL Debut Will Have To Wait

New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller (hamstring) is inactive for the Monday night contest against the division-rival Carolina Panthers. Despite being limited in practice all week, Miller will kick off his NFL career by sitting out his first two games. It's especially disappointing for those that took a flier on him in redraft leagues because of the fact that Alvin Kamara will be eligible to return from his three-game suspension in Week 4. The 21-year-old should only be rostered in very deep single-year fantasy leagues at this point. Jamaal Williams should continue to work as New Orleans' lead back on Monday night, with Tony Jones serving as his backup. It would be surprising if Miller is unable to make his NFL debut in Week 3 at home against the Green Bay Packers.

Sep 18, 2023 6:10 PM EST

Kendre Miller - Week 2 Outlook for Fantasy Football

New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller (hamstring) may make his NFL debut this Monday against the Carolina Panthers. Miller has been limited in practice this week after missing Week 1 with a hamstring injury, and the rookie out of TCU still has a few days to ramp up his action given that the Saints play on Monday this week. While Miller is trending towards playing as of now, his workload likely will be light given his injury and status behind Jamaal Williams as the team's RB2. Sit him this week, but he could be an intriguing stash.

Sep 15, 2023 11:49 AM EST

Kendre Miller Back At Practice Thursday

New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller (hamstring) returned to practice on Thursday after missing the regular season opener last Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. The Saints are facing the Carolina Panthers in Week 2 on Monday night, so Miller will have an extra day to recover as he looks to make his NFL debut this week. The 21-year-old third-round selection will probably have somewhat of a limited role in New Orleans' backfield if he's active on Monday night behind Jamaal Williams, making him only worth consideration as a flex option in deeper fantasy leagues. Miller's return would also lower the fantasy ceiling of Williams as the Saints' lead back. The Saints won't release their final injury report for Week 2 until Saturday.

Sep 14, 2023 3:58 PM EST

Kendre Miller Officially Inactive For Week 1

New Orleans Saints running back Kendre Miller (hamstring) is officially inactive for Sunday's season opener against the Tennessee Titans. This was widely expected after the rookie was unable to practice in any capacity this past week. Jamaal Williams will start at running back, as expected, while ranking as an RB2 in fantasy football. Meanwhile, keep an eye on Taysom Hill, who should earn several rushes and offers some appeal given that he is eligible at tight end on most platforms.

Sep 10, 2023 12:08 PM EST

Kendre Miller Does Not Practice Friday, Questionable For Week 1

New Orleans Saints running back Kendre Miller (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans despite not practicing at all this week. It's a bit surprising to see the Saints are leaving the door open for Miller, a rookie, to play after failing to practice for three consecutive days, but perhaps the decision is coming out of necessity. With Alvin Kamara suspended, Miller being inactive would leave Jamaal Williams and Kirk Merritt as the only running backs on New Orleans' active roster. Nevertheless, it would be considered a surprise if Miller does suit up. Williams is a low-end RB2 in fantasy football while the versatile Taysom Hill might be worth starting in leagues where he has tight end eligibility.

Sep 8, 2023 3:43 PM EST

Kendre Miller Should See Work In Week 1 If Healthy

New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller (hamstring) has not practiced this week, and will have one more chance on Friday to get on the practice field before Sunday's season opener against Tennessee. Miller should be a factor in the backfield if he can go, although Jamaal Williams is slated to be the lead back in the wake of Alvin Kamara's suspension. Even if he is active this week, leave him on benches and wait to see what his workload looks like alongside Williams before potentially firing him up next week against the Panthers.

Sep 8, 2023 12:43 PM EST

Kendre Miller Unable To Practice Wednesday

New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller (hamstring) was a non-participant at practice on Wednesday. It's not a good sign for the rookie's availability to begin his first NFL campaign in a Week 1 matchup against the Tennessee Titans this Sunday. The third-round pick also was battling a knee sprain in the middle of August, so he's limping into the 2023 regular season and may not be able to take advantage of Alvin Kamara's three-game suspension early on. Even if Miller is able to return to practice later this week and suit up on Sunday, Jamaal Williams figures to leads New Orleans' backfield against Tennessee. If Miller can't get the green light to play in Week 1, Kirk Merritt figures to be Williams' backup.

Sep 6, 2023 8:43 PM EST

Kendre Miller Dealing With Hamstring Injury

New Orleans Saints running back Kendre Miller (hamstring) is reported dealing with a hamstring issue. The rookie missed a few practices during training camp with a knee injury, so another lower-body ailment is concerning. He also missed his final college game and the entirety of the Saints' rookie mini-camp via injury. The Saints face the Tennessee Titans in just over a week, so his status should be monitored. If active, he should split touches with Jamaal Williams in the absence of Alvin Kamara (suspension).

Aug 31, 2023 2:59 PM EST

Kendre Miller Plays With Second Stringers

New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller started in the preseason finale, but struggled to get moving. He carried the ball eight times for 14 yards and added three receptions for 10 yards on five targets. In a game where New Orleans rested their starters, including Alvin Kamara and Jamaal Williams, Miller worked in with the second stringers. This gesture signifies that he is firmly behind Williams in the pecking order to start the season, and should be the third running back on the roster following Kamara's Week 4 return. Miller will get playing opportunity early in his career given that he will be the RB2 in New Orleans for the first three weeks, but his volume could diminish upon Kamara's return from suspension. Be cautious adding him in season-long fantasy leagues, and keep him stashed in dynasty leagues.

Aug 28, 2023 9:53 AM EST

Kendre Miller Should Be Involved Early On

New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams will be the starting RB for the Saints during the first three weeks of the season with Alvin Kamara suspended. However, rookie Kendre Miller made his case in the team's second preseason game to be involved in the offense while Kamara is away. The third-rounder had 59 yards on seven touches, including a seven-yard touchdown run and a 27-yard reception. Miller has dealt with a knee injury since his final season in college, but he looked plenty healthy last weekend. The 21-year-old should have a chance to factor into the passing game in his first NFL season, but how much of a role he'll have when Kamara returns is yet to be seen. Because of the uncertainty around his role in New Orleans' backfield in 2023, Miller is more of an RB4/5 in redraft leagues.

Aug 25, 2023 10:47 PM EST

Kendre Miller Finds Endzone, Makes Highlight Catch

New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller returned from a knee injury suffered in preseason Week 1 and had an encouraging outing. On a night when the Saints rested their starters, including RB Jamaal Williams, Miller scored the lone touchdown for New Orleans. He carried the ball 10 times for 23 yards and a score, and added three receptions for 36 yards and a highlight reel catch. While it appears that Miller is behind Williams on the depth chart right now, he should get an opportunity to play early in his career with Alvin Kamara missing the first three games due to suspension. He should be rostered in deeper leagues in the event that he surpasses Williams on the depth chart.

Aug 21, 2023 10:31 AM EST

Kendre Miller Shows Skills In Rushing and Receiving Games

New Orleans Saints running back Kendre Miller tallied ten carries for 23 yards and a touchdown in the team's 22-17 preseason win over the Chargers. The rookie also added three catches for 36 yards. He did not seem slowed by the minor knee sprain he suffered during his preseason debut. Miller received the start with both Alvin Kamara and Jamaal Williams taking the night off. The ex-Horned Frog has an opportunity to produce early in the season while Kamara serves his three-game suspension. That makes the rookie worthy of a late-round selection in fantasy drafts this year.

Aug 21, 2023 8:37 AM EST

Kendre Miller Returns To Practice Thursday

New Orleans Saints running back Kendre Miller (knee) returned to practice on Thursday. Miller recently suffered a minor knee injury and was expected to miss about a week or two of action, but he's already back in short order. The rookie has plenty of opportunity ahead of him since Alvin Kamara will miss the Saints' first three regular season games via suspension. Miller was a third-round selection in the 2023 NFL Draft after a monster season at TCU and could see plenty of touches sharing time with Jamaal Williams early in his debut season.

Aug 17, 2023 2:10 PM EST