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Who’s a Better RB in Fantasy? Duke, Lamar, Frank?

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at Jacksonville Jaguars Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s discuss who’s a better fantasy football option at running back. The veteran Frank Gore, Lamar Miller, or Duke Johnson?

With regards to Frank, he is a steady performer. Pencil him in for 80 yards and a couple of catches every game. Problem is that Frank doesn’t score. The Colts are still trying to find their niche on offense, so that hurts Frank’s general value.

Duke has made some exceptional plays - one handed grabs, highlight reel runs. He was all everything when he played at Miami, but for whatever reason, the Browns, also inept on offense, barely involve Duke in the master plan. In terms of fantasy value, unless he gets gifted many more carries a game, Duke’s value isn’t at its peek.

Last but not least is Lamar Miller. Those of us in fantasy have torn out chunks of our hair from Lamar’s lack of production. Losing Deshaun Watson for the year only hurts. But it also seems that the Texans are in effect babying Miller. Maybe that’s why they limit his carries weekly, and in this past week, when it would be a perfect time to employ a workhorse running back, the Texans went away from Lamar.

Here are some of the many comments about Lamar and fantasy football.

Point being: We are mad. Can the Texans please use their franchise back?

Who do you think is better in fantasy football? I included a poll at the bottom of this post.

Arizona Cardinals

Olsen Pierre – 2 tackles and a half sack

Atlanta Falcons

Matt Bosher – 4 punts for 196 yards and a 49 yard average

Cleveland Browns (bye week)

Duke Johnson

David Njoku

Denver Broncos

Jamal Carter – 1 tackle

Green Bay Packers

Justin Vogel - 3 punts for 128 yards.

Houston Texans

Lamar Miller – 10 rushes for 57 yards and 3 catches for 34 yards

Indianapolis Colts

Frank Gore – 17 rushes for 51 yards and 3 catches for 26 yards

Jacksonville Jaguars

Allen Hurns – 3 catches for 31 yards

Calais Campbell – 2 tackles and 1 sack

Brandon Linder – suited up and played

Kansas City Chiefs

Allen Bailey – 1 tackle

Los Angeles Chargers (bye week)

Travis Benjamin

Denzel Perryman

Rayshawn Jenkins

New York Giants

Ereck Flowers suited up and played

Oakland Raiders

Clive Walford – suited up and didn’t play, currently 3

Jon Feliciano – suited up

San Francisco 49ers

Adrian Colbert – 5 tackles

Ray Ray Armstrong – did not play due to rookie Reuben Foster coming back from injury

Seattle Seahawks

Jimmy Graham – 5 catches for 59 yards


Who is the Best NFL Miami Alum Running Back in fantasy football?

This poll is closed

  • 33%
    Frank Gore
    (21 votes)
  • 38%
    Lamar Miller
    (24 votes)
  • 27%
    Duke Johnson
    (17 votes)
62 votes total Vote Now