TE - FA
Week 17 Outlook
The Bears have signed veteran tight end Zach Miller to a one-year contract worth a minimum of $458,000 in 2018.
It's a unique contract, as it's unlikely that Miller plays another down of football after suffering a gruesome knee injury that has required him to have multiple surgeries, including one immediately after the injury occurred to ensure he didn't lose his leg all together. This is a classy move by the Bears as a franchise to take care of someone who was one of the best team-first players. If he is able to suit-up in 2018, he will make $790,000 on his one-year deal.
The Chicago Bears re-signed TE Zach Miller to a two-year deal on Monday according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Unless the Chicago Bears bring in another tight end, Zach Miller is in line to start in 2016. The Bears are rumored to intend to part ways with the inconsistent Martellus Bennett, which opens up the door for Miller. The 31-year-old played well in 2015, especially toward the end of the year, scoring all five of his touchdowns from Week 9 and on. Miller would be considered a sleeper draft pick in fantasy football this upcoming season.
Per Adam Schefter, the Seattle Seahawks have released veteran TE Zach Miller, the team also released DT Jesse Williams and OT Garrett Scott.
While the Seahakws will certainly miss his blocking ability and veteran leadership, his release from Seattle could be beneficial for Miller. In the not so distant past, Miller showed that he could be a fantasy factor given the right circumstances, posting 56-778-1 and 66-805-3 lines in 2008 and 2009 with Oakland. As long as Denver and Atlanta are still viable options, Miller has hope of being a sneaky contributor in 2015.
Zach Miller's 2014 is officially over, he has been placed on season-ending IR.
Miller was slow to recover from Week 4 foot surgery, and the Seahawks had used their ability to place a player on IR with a designation to return on CB Jeremy Lane. We wish Miller a speedy and full recovery, but there is a near 0 chance he will be fantasy relevant in 2015.
Zach Miller (ankle) will miss his third straight game according to ESPN.
At this point, Miller owners have probably moved on. However, Miller is regarded as one of the better run blocking tight ends in the league. His continued absence might play a role in the offense not being able to get into gear.