Heath Miller was targeted 8 times and hauled in 7 of them for 68 yards.
Fantasy Impact: Heath Miller tends to find his catches against teams with a good pass rush and that was the case today. His inconsistent season has been a struggle for fantasy owners and he should be considered a risky play Week 17 against the Bengals as the Steelers look to snag their first AFC North crown in a few years,
Heath Miller secured 4 of 5 targets for 68 yards against the Atlanta Falcons.
Fantasy Impact: Heath Miller still remains a very unreliable fantasy tight end and is not recommended for the fantasy championships in Week 16. He could have 100 yards but he could also have 12 and you don't want to have the anxiety of which will happen for you. Heath Miller is very low on the totem pole for targets in this offense. There simply are better options.
Heath Miller caught one pass for one yard and a touchdown Sunday against the Bengals.
Fantasy Impact: Miller was only targeted three times as the team has been featuring Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell the last few games. At least Miller made his one catch count. He is a low-upside TE2 for the fantasy playoffs.
Heath Miller caught eight passes for 82 yards in the Steelers' Week 13 loss to the Saints.
Fantasy Impact: Miller was the most targeted receiver in the Week 13 shootout, with 14 targets from Big Ben. A lot of Miller's targets came in garbage time. Miller continues to be a plug-and-pray, low-end TE1 in what has become the most shallow position in fantasy football.
Heath Miller caught all five targets that came his way for 71 yards.
Fantasy Impact: It was a solid day for the boom-or-bust tight end of 2014. Miller remains hard to trust after the Week 12 bye against the Saints. The game could be a shootout but you could probably do better as Miller has produced as a TE2 this year.
Fantasy Impact: He is a boom or bust TE2 who is in line behind several Steelers for looks. The volume of targets just isn't there. You can do better for consistency as far as tight end goes. He is a TE2 against the Titans in Week 10.
Heath Miller caught just one of two targets for 14 yards.
Fantasy Impact: As I've reiterated over the season, Miller is too much of a gamble to plug in at tight end this year. He'll burn you on your bench and give you one or two catches when you start him. It's not a knock on the player, but more of an explosion of this deep offensive Steelers squad that doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Miller's red-zone value is all but shot with Martavis Bryant now getting looks on top of Bell and Brown. You can look for better in Week 10 against the Jets.
Heath Miller caught seven balls for 112 yards on 8 targets and scored on an eleven-yard catch in the 4th quarter.
Fantasy Impact: Despite this solid performance for Miller, he remains a boom-or-bust TE2 option. With the emergence of Martavis Bryant, as well as the others in Pittsburgh's deep receiving core, there will be plenty of games where he will catch 3 or less. I love Miller, but his role as a reliable fantasy asset has declined with his age and injury history and the overall depth on the Steelers roster.
Heath Miller caught just one pass on one target for 13 yards.
Fantasy Impact: Heath Miler is aging, as are his fantasy owners who continue to start him. He should be only rostered in the deepest of leagues, and can't even be counted on as a bye-week filler. Miller is clearly a shell of what he used to be due to injury, age, and an expanding offense for Pittsburgh. Look elsewhere for TE help in your Week 8 fantasy contests as the Steelers take on an Indianapolis defense that just shut out Cincinnati.
Heath Miller secured just 2 of 4 targets for 19 yards.
Fantasy Impact: Heath Miller shouldn't be counted on as a consistent tight end in the fantasy world and should only be spot-started in deep leagues. Age is catching up with him and he has proved to not be same player after his horrific knee injury. Keep him on your bench in Week 7's contest against a tough Houston defense.
The Steelers didn't get their "Mr. Reliable" the ball much this week, and it's starting to show a consistency: his age and injury history are slowing him down.
Fantasy Impact: Heath Miller can't be counted on much anymore in the fantasy world as a viable TE option. He is a mid-level TE2 and should only be started as a week 6 bye TE-filler, until at the very least we see more targets and consistency his way.
Heath Miller caught ten balls on eleven targets for 85 yards and a score.
Fantasy Impact: Heath Miller had a great fantasy day for those who gambled on him as a bye-week filler. Unfortunately, it was likely just a product of Tampa Bay's defensive scheme, which keeps a lot of the middle of the field open. That was the case, and the constant pressure from Tampa Bay's defensive line had Miller getting a lot of check-down passes. He has clearly lost a step with age and his brutal injury, but he might not be a terrible option next year against a porous Jacksonville defense. He is a TE2 with some low-end TE1 upside.
Heath Miller matches his week 2 reception total by catching 4 out of 5 targets. Miller was tied with Wheaton for second most targets on the team. Heath's only red zone target was overthrown by Big Ben. (Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Fantasy Impact: Heath Is a low end TE2 until he receives more targets from Ben as the safety valve. It's only a matter of time until he catches a touchdown and should have a great chance against Tampa as they've struggled to cover tight-ends so far in 2014.
Heath MIller and Ben Roethlisberger started the game off like old times, but that quickly fell through. Miller caught just 4 balls for under 40 yards in the game and lost a devastating fumble after a routine catch midway through the second half.
Fantasy Impact: Miller appears to have lost a step after sustaining a brutal knee injury in the 2013 season. Miller seems more of a gamble as a TE1 now than most had hoped. Heath Miller is still very important to Ben Roethlisberger in this offense, often being called his "safety valve," but you could do better at TE in Week 3 against a tough Carolina defense.
Miller is projected to get 4 catches for 45 yards. (Source: FantasyPros)
Fantasy Impact: These numbers may be a little low and a TD may be possible as Miller is one of Roethlisberger's favorite targets in the red zone. As the projected 13th best TE for week 1, Miller is a borderline TE1 in 12 team leagues with upside when he gets the red zone looks.
Heath Miller is a 10th year veteran who suffered a horrific injury in week 16 of the 2012 season. Prior to the injury, he led the team in receptions with 71 and was named the team's MVP as well as to the Pro Bowl. On March 5, 2014, he signed a 3 year contract extension. (Source: Steelers.com)
Fantasy Impact: The contract extension could be interpreted that the Steelers have faith in the wily vet and he is completely healed from the injury. He could be counted on to take some of the pressure off Antonio Brown in the passing game and has the history and pedigree to show that he can handle it. Current ADP per Fantasy Pros shows he is ranked as the 16th TE (162nd player) off the board. Miller could be in line for a bounce back season and could be a steal based on his current ADP.
Miller had a decent 2014 season, but had trouble getting into the end zone. That doesn't really come as a surprise when you look at Martavis Bryant and Le'Veon Bell's receiving touchdowns last year. But touchdowns are fickle stats and Miller is going to get his steady work that will keep him in top-10 fantasy tight end territory.