By Eric McQuillen, Steelers Correspondent, Fri, Sep 12th 3:10am EDT
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.
By Dave Carroll, Steelers Correspondent, Thu, Jul 24th 5:42am EDT
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.
RotoBaller | Sep 1st
BALLER MOVE: Target ~120 (Current ADP: 153, TE: 16) ANALYSIS: A seasoned veteran, Heath Miller looks like he’s about to enter a season healthy after a 2013 injury plagued season. Last year, Miller came back from ACL surgery too early in week 3 and never looked completely healthy the rest of the way. Miller has proven […]
ESPN | Aug 20th
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