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New Orleans Saints
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Running Back

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Kendre Miller Returns From Seven-Game Absence, Leads Team In Rushing

New Orleans Saints running back Kendre Miller missed a good chunk of the season with an ankle injury but returned to action for the first time since Week 9 to split backfield work with Jamaal Williams. Miller carried the ball 13 times for a team-high 73 yards and the first touchdown of his career. He also caught a pass for six yards. The rookie out of TCU was effective in his first time carrying the load and could carve out a role in the backfield heading into 2024.

Jan 7, 2024 5:18 PM EST


Kendre Miller Will Return In Week 18

New Orleans Saints running back Kendre Miller (ankle, illness) is officially active for Week 18 versus the Atlanta Falcons, per Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football. He had been listed as questionable after missing Friday's practice. Miller returns from a seven-game absence and will immediately operate as the Saints' No. 2 running back behind Jamaal Williams with Alvin Kamara (ankle) inactive. The rookie should carve out a solid snap share, but it's tough to trust him in fantasy football.

Jan 7, 2024 10:49 AM EST



Kendre Miller Questionable For Week 18

New Orleans Saints running back Kendre Miller (ankle/illness) is listed as questionable for Week 18. Miller logged two limited practices earlier in the week while tending to the ankle injury that has kept him out since Week 10. On Friday, he did not participate due to an illness. Starter Alvin Kamara (ankle) did not practice all week due to the ankle sprain that knocked him out of Week 17 early and will be a game-time decision. If Kamara is held out of the season finale then Jamaal Williams will operate as the lead back against the Atlanta Falcons with Kendre Miller serving as backup, if healthy.

Jan 6, 2024 12:59 AM EST


Kendre Miller Limited Again Thursday

New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller (ankle) was a limited participant in practice for the second straight day on Thursday. Miller's rookie season has been derailed by an ankle injury he suffered in Week 9. The 21-year-old hasn't played since, although he's made progress in recent weeks and could in on track to return in the Week 18 regular season finale against the Atlanta Falcons. The Saints might need him behind Jamaal Williams and Taysom Hill, too, if Alvin Kamara (ankle) can't return from an ankle injury of his own that he suffered in the Week 17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Miller showed some decent pass-catching chops earlier this year when he was healthy, but his role figures to be limited given his extended absence if he returns this weekend, even if Kamara is also inactive.

Jan 4, 2024 10:35 PM EST


Kendre Miller Limited To Start The Week

New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller (ankle) was limited in the team's first practice of the week on Wednesday. Miller has been making progress in recent weeks from a sprained ankle that has kept him sidelined since Week 9, but the 21-year-old is still up in the air to play in a must-win game against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 18. He was impressive earlier in the year as a pass-catcher in the Saints' backfield, but even if he returns and Alvin Kamara (ankle) is unable to play (which is unlikely), Miller won't be a recommended option for fantasy managers in championship matchups or DFS tournaments. If Kamara is out or limited this weekend after missing Wednesday's practice, Jamaal Williams and Taysom Hill would likely see most of the rushing attempts for the Saints.

Jan 3, 2024 8:33 PM EST



Kendre Miller Inactive For Week 17

New Orleans Saints running back Kendre Miller (ankle) will not play in Sunday's game versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football. Miller was listed as questionable after being limited in practice all week long. It has been a frustrating year for the rookie, who saw limited opportunities when healthy and has now missed seven consecutive games due to injury. Regardless of Miller's status for next week's regular-season finale, Alvin Kamara and Jamaal Williams will continue to handle the vast majority of touches out of the backfield for New Orleans.

Dec 31, 2023 10:30 AM EST


Kendre Miller Trending In The Wrong Direction

New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller (ankle), who is listed as questionable to play in Week 17 on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a big divisional matchup, is trending in the wrong direction to play, according to a source. Miller's injury is lingering and bothered him during Friday's practice, and head coach Dennis Allen said Miller will be a game-time decision on Sunday. The 21-year-old rookie has not played at all since spraining his ankle in Week 9, and the Saints aren't going to rush him back if he's not ready. All signs point to him missing a seventh straight game. Workhorse back Alvin Kamara (illness) is questionable to play while being sick, so Jamaal Williams and Taysom Hill could be in for bigger rushing workloads in Week 17 if Kamara is still feeling under the weather on Sunday.

Dec 30, 2023 12:08 PM EST


Kendre Miller Has A Chance To Play Against Bucs

New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller (ankle) was limited in practice all week and is questionable to play in a huge divisional matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Meanwhile, lead back Alvin Kamara (illness) came down sick on Friday and is also questionable to play, meaning Jamaal Williams and Swiss Army Knife Taysom Hill could be in for expanded rushing roles in Week 17 if Kamara is out or limited in any way. Miller would serve as the No. 2 to Williams in the event he's able to play and Kamara is out. However, we wouldn't be able to expect Miller to see all that many offensive snaps, considering he's been out since Week 9 due to an ankle sprain. Miller will be available this weekend, but the Saints aren't committing yet to having him on the active game-day roster.

Dec 29, 2023 3:45 PM EST


Kendre Miller Stays Limited Thursday

New Orleans Saints running back Kendre Miller (ankle) was once again limited in practice on Thursday due to the sprained ankle that he sustained in Week 9. Miller has been inactive for the Saints for six straight games, but he was initially expected to return last Thursday against the Los Angeles Rams. Nonetheless, Miller's game status remains in a state of flux ahead of Week 17's pivotal divisional clash with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 21-year-old rookie third-rounder has teased some big-play ability out of New Orleans' backfield at times in Year 1 (nine catches for 111 yards), but his availability has been scarce (seven games played). Miller's redraft value in fantasy is virtually nonexistent at this stage of the season, but he will certainly be a name worth watching in the upcoming offseason to see if he can overtake Jamaal Williams for the RB2 role behind Alvin Kamara in 2024.

Dec 29, 2023 12:25 AM EST


Kendre Miller Limited On Wednesday

New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller (ankle) was able to put in a limited practice on Wednesday. Miller is making progress from a sprained ankle that has caused him to miss the last six games. If the 21-year-old is able to ramp up his practice activity later this week, he could be active as a backup behind Alvin Kamara and Jamaal Williams in Week 17 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but by no means will he be on the fantasy radar to close out 2023. The third-round selection from TCU had 28 carries for only 83 yards in seven games before his injury, but he was much more productive as a pass-catcher out of the backfield with nine receptions for 111 yards on 10 targets. Continue to keep Miller stashed in dynasty/keeper formats.

Dec 27, 2023 5:10 PM EST


Kendre Miller Will Be Inactive Thursday Night

New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller (ankle) will be inactive for Thursday night's contest against the Los Angeles Rams, according to a source. Miller returned to practice this week on a limited basis for the first time since spraining his ankle in Week 9. However, the 21-year-old third-rounder from TCU will still end up missing his sixth straight game. It's been a lost first season in the NFL for Miller due to injuries, but he still has a bright future in the league if he can stay healthy, especially as a pass-catcher. Keep him stashed in dynasty/keeper leagues. Miller will try to return for the final two regular season games as RB depth behind Alvin Kamara and Jamaal Williams.

Dec 21, 2023 6:22 PM EST


Kendre Miller Has A Chance To Play Thursday Night

New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller (ankle) put in two limited practices this week and is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 16. Miller returned to practice on Tuesday for the first time since spraining his ankle in Week 9, actually giving him a chance to end his five-game absence. The 21-year-old third-round pick is hoping to return to close out the final three games of the regular season and hopefully be an option in the postseason if the Saints qualify. He's unlikely to be of interest to fantasy managers these next two weeks, though, even if he suits up on Thursday against LA. If Miller returns to the field these final few weeks, expect him to have a limited role behind both Alvin Kamara and Jamaal Williams.

Dec 20, 2023 4:57 PM EST


Kendre Miller Shows Signs Of Activity

New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller (ankle) practiced on a limited basis on Tuesday for the first time since spraining his ankle in Week 9. Keep in mind, it was an estimated status at the team's walkthrough practice, but it nevertheless is progress for the 21-year-old third-rounder after it was looking like he might not play again in his rookie season. The return to practice on Tuesday doesn't mean he'll be ready on a short week to face the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night, either. And even if Miller is surprisingly active in Week 16, he figures to play a limited role behind both Alvin Kamara and Jamaal Williams. Miller is only worth stashing in dynasty/keeper fantasy leagues with only three regular-season games remaining in 2023.

Dec 19, 2023 6:21 PM EST


Kendre Miller Listed As Non-Participant Monday

New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller (ankle) was listed as a non-participant on Monday's estimated practice report. Miller hasn't practiced or played since spraining his ankle in Week 9 against the Chicago Bears. On a short week, it's highly unlikely that the 21-year-old TCU product will be able to play this Thursday night against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 16. The third-rounder missed his fifth straight game in this past Sunday's easy win over the New York Giants. Miller is going to need to stay healthy in his sophomore season if he wants to have a more significant role in New Orleans' backfield in 2024. There's a chance he doesn't see the field again in 2023, making him only worth stashing in dynasty/keeper fantasy leagues for the final three games of the regular season.

Dec 18, 2023 7:34 PM EST


Kendre Miller To Miss Fifth Straight Game

New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller (ankle) was unable to practice all this week and has officially been ruled out for Week 15 against the New York Giants. Miller sprained his ankle in Week 9 against the Chicago Bears and hasn't practiced or played since. He will be missing his fifth straight game this weekend and hasn't progressed as the team expected from his ankle sprain. With only three games remaining beyond this weekend in the regular season, it's possible that Miller won't be able to return again this year. The 21-year-old third-rounder from TCU could still have a bright future in the NFL in the long term if he can stay healthy, but he has no business being rostered in redraft fantasy leagues the rest of the 2023 campaign.

Dec 15, 2023 3:56 PM EST


Kendre Miller Trending Towards Missing Another Game

New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller (ankle) missed a second straight practice this week on Thursday and is unlikely to play in Week 15 against the New York Giants unless he gets back on the practice field on Friday. The 21-year-old third-rounder hasn't practiced or played since spraining his ankle in Week 9. Miller was expected to be ready to return sooner, but he has had a setback with his ankle and appears likely to miss his fifth straight game. He has averaged just 2.96 yards per carry on 28 rushing attempts on the ground in his first seven NFL games, but he's been more explosive as a pass-catcher, hauling in nine passes for 111 yards. The former TCU back is strictly a dynasty/keeper-league stash right now.

Dec 14, 2023 4:27 PM EST


Kendre Miller Missing Another Practice

New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller (ankle) was listed as a non-participant in the first practice of the week on Wednesday. Miller missed his fourth straight game in last week's win over the Carolina Panthers and hasn't practiced at all since spraining his ankle in Week 9 against the Chicago Bears. The 21-year-old has stalled in his rehab and doesn't appear to be on track to play in Week 15 against the New York Giants, either. The Saints have yet to place Miller on Injured Reserve, though, which suggests they think he can play at some point to close out the regular season. Along with Miller, Jamaal Williams (groin) popped up on this week's injury report, prompting the Saints to sign James Robinson as RB insurance.

Dec 13, 2023 4:36 PM EST


Kendre Miller Missing Another Game

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


Kendre Miller Looks Set To Miss Another Game

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


Kendre Miller Still Missing From Practice

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