Andrew Luck, Lamar Miller
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Andrew Luck – Retirement and impact on fantasy football

This weekend was filled with stunners. Lamar Miller tore an ACL and Andrew Luck retired from the game of football. Our hosts look into the injury to Luck and what it means for fantasy football owners. The Andrew Luck retirement was shocking, and our hosts dive into it as well throughout the podcast and give their opinions on the news.

This news was perfect for our fantasy fixers podcast as they were able to discuss whether you should still include Indianapolis Colts players in your fantasy team. With the Andrew Luck retirement, this means Jacoby Brissett will now take the full time starting role. Not having Andrew Luck will put the team at a huge disadvantage and will be something to monitor on the fantasy football end if you decide to take a chance with Brissett.

Lamar Miller – Torn ACL

Miami Dolphins, Miami Hurricanes, and most importantly, Houston Texans fans have reasons to be sad as well. EX-Dolphins player and the former University of Miami running back Lamar Miller tore his ACL over the weekend in a preseason game for the Houston Texans. This is sad for Miller as he finally looked like this would be his year for the Texans. Now with another setback, Miller will have to watch from the sidelines and see his fellow Hurricane running back in Duke Johnson get his moment in the spotlight. With a contract looming soon, Miller could be looking at the last big deal of his career.

Lamar Miller was a good running back with the Miami Dolphins, and the Miami native was a hero at times for Dolphins fans. When he followed the money and signed with the Houston Texans, he has been above average for the Texans.

These issues are not to say that Lamar Miller has been awful though. Without starting all 16 games in his three seasons with the Texans, Miller has rushed for 2,934-yards and 13 touchdowns. It hasn’t been the worst production from Miller, but it hasn’t been what the contract warrants. It sucks to see him go down and hopefully he comes back at close to full strength next season. The AFC South has lost a lot of talent between the injuries to Miller and Andrew Luck and fans will miss it.

Questions from the podcast team

  • Do you think Lamar Miller will be back in Houston for the rest of his career?
  • Were you just as shocked about the Andrew Luck news as our hosts?
  • Did you draft Andrew Luck in your fantasy league?

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