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Kendre Miller questionable for Week 1 vs. Titans

We break down the news that Kendre Miller is working through a hamstring injury. What it means for Week 1.

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Update, Sept. 8 — Miller is questionable heading into the weekend. He didn’t practice this week, so is likely a long shot to play. With Alvin Kamara serving the first game of his suspension, Jamaal Williams could be in for a heavy workload.

Update, Sept. 7 — Miller didn’t practice once again on Thursday due to a hamstring injury, which was mislabeled a knee injury on Wednesday’s injury report. It’s looking like Miller will be out this week. The team will most-likely want a rookie back like himself to be 100% before taking snaps.

Update, Sept. 6 — Miller was officially listed as not practicing due to a knee injury on Wednesday. He was also dealing with a hamstring injury not long ago, but he’s officially listed as out with a knee. We will see if he can get back to practice this week.

Update, Sept. 6 — Kendre Miller was not seen at practice on Wednesday, per Luke Johnson. We’ll see what the injury report says, but this isn’t a good start to Week 1.

New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller has been dealing with multiple injuries throughout the offseason ahead of his rookie career. In mid-August, he suffered a knee sprain, and a short time after that, he began having hamstring issues. Head coach Dennis Allen has not yet confirmed whether the injury will keep Miller out for the Saints’ Week 1 game against the Tennessee Titans.

Miller was selected in the third round of the 2023 NFL Draft out of TCU. He sits behind Jamaal Williams and Alvin Kamara (suspended for four games) on the Saints running back depth chart.

Fantasy football implications for Week 1

If Miller is out, the Saints’ running back room is effectively a one-man role. Jamaal Williams will be expected to carry an outsized load in the Saints’ ground game. Kirk Merritt is also listed on the depth chart. If Miller can play, he may be limited, so Williams will likely be seeing the majority of snaps and carries either way.