Heath Miller Fantasy News

Steelers TE Heath Miller announces his retirement

Friday, February 19, 2016, 2:49pm

Steelers.com - [Full Article]

Steelers’ tight end Heath Miller has retired, the team announced today.

Miller played 11 seasons for the Steelers (2005-15) after originally being selected by Pittsburgh in the first round (30thoverall) of the 2005 NFL Draft. He started 167-of-168 games played during the regular season, and he started all 15 postseason contests that he played in. Miller’s 168 regular-season games played are the most by a tight end in Steelers’ history.

In team history, Miller is the all-time leader in receptions (592), receiving yards (6,569) and receiving touchdowns (45) by a tight end. Overall, he ranks second in career receptions, fourth in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, and sixth in scrimmage yards (6,577) in Steelers’ annals. Miller is one of four players to record 500 receptions, one of five players to record 6,000 receiving yards and one of five players to record 40 receiving touchdowns in team history.

Miller is one of 12 tight ends in NFL history to reach 6,000 career receiving yards, and at the conclusion of the 2015 season, his 592 receptions are the sixth-most in NFL history by a tight end, and his 6,569 career receiving yards are the ninth-most in NFL history by a tight end.

Related players: Jesse James

Fantasy Impact:

Jesse James is next on the depth chart. James had eight catches for 56 yards and a touchdown on 11 targets serving as Miller's backup. He played 91% of the snaps in Week 13 against the Colts, registering three catches for 30 yards on five targets.

Friday, January 8, 2016, 6:38pm

Steelers TE Heath Miller (not injury related, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 18.

Thursday, January 7, 2016, 6:15pm

Steelers TE Heath Miller (not injury related) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. Miller just got a veteran’s day off. He’ll be fine for Saturday’s game.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 6:16pm

Steelers TE Heath Miller (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday. Miller is probably just getting a veteran’s day off.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Steelers TE Heath Miller (not injury related, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 17.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

Steelers TE Heath Miller (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Steelers TE Heath Miller (rib, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 15. Miller is averaging 7.3 T/G (and 5.5-51-0.12) in the eight games where Ben Roethlisberger has played.

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm

Steelers TE Heath Miller (rib) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. Miller is averaging 7.3 T/G (and 5.5-51-0.12) in the eight games where Ben Roethlisberger has played.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 6:21pm

Steelers TE Heath Miller (rib) did not practice Wednesday. Miller is averaging 7.3 T/G (and 5.5-51-0.12) in the eight games where Ben Roethlisberger has played.

Heath Miller continues to get targeted

Monday, December 14, 2015, 11:58am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t need a reminder of Heath Miller's importance to the offense, but viewers of Sunday’s 33-20 win in Cincinnati got just that.

With 42 targets in his last five games, the ball is likely coming his way Sunday against Denver, which hasn't given up a 300-yard passing game all year. The Broncos will try to force some checkdowns, which means some methodical, move-the-chains action for the 33-year-old Miller.

Miller's involvement often depends on the matchup -- he's an excellent run-blocker -- but after Sunday’s 10-catch, 66-yard performance Sunday, Miller is setting a career receiving pace that won’t materialize because of injuries.

The numbers are sort of surprising, considering all the fireworks from the Steelers' offense. For the 28 quarters Ben Roethlisberger and Miller have been healthy and and on the same field together, Miller has 44 catches for 404 yards.

Fantasy Impact:

Miller is the perfect safety valve in the middle of the field when the offense can't go deep, and despite several weapons on the outside, Roethlisberger might be using Miller more than ever right now, the story said. He caught all ten of his targets on Sunday against the Bengals and it sounds like he could be heavily used again this week against the Broncos.

Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:22pm

Steelers TE Heath Miller (rib, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 14. It looks like Miller will make his return this week. He’s been better with Ben Roethlisberger throwing the ball.

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:31pm

Steelers TE Heath Miller (rib) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Miller would be a Sneaky Start if he’s able to suit up against the Bengals.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 6:33pm

Steelers TE Heath Miller (rib) did not practice Wednesday. Miller would be a Sneaky Start if he’s able to suit up against the Bengals.

Ben Roethlisberger ACTIVE vs. Colts

Sunday, December 6, 2015, 7:13pm


Sammie Coates WR
Heath Miller TE
Sean Spence LB
Byron Stingly DT
Jordan Todman RB
Michael Vick QB
L.T. Walton DT

Fantasy Impact:

Big Ben was probable and practiced all week but it's still a big relief for owners who were counting on him tonight. It's a great home matchup for the Steelers offense.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

Steelers TE Heath Miller (rib, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 13. Beat writer Gerry Dulac says that Miller will be a game-time decision but is “not likely” for Sunday Night Football. Jesse James would be a Sneaky Start if Miller can’t play.

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