Heath Miller, TE Pittsburgh Steelers

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Monday, June 29, 2015, 8:22am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Pittsburgh TE Heath Miller is a No. 3 or 4 option for the offense but nothing more.

He might’ve been a 1,000-yard receiver as a 25-year-old in Haley’s offense. Miller’s scoring rate is concerning. After 27 touchdowns in his first five years, Miller has 16 in his last five, for an average of 3.2 per year. He surpassed three scores in one of those five seasons.

The Steelers placed a waiver claim for tight end Tim Wright, according to ESPN’s Field Yates. When coupled with reported interest in second-round tight end Maxx Williams during the draft, the Wright claim indicates the franchise is at least exploring tight end alternatives.

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to say Miller isn’t an elite tight end but he’s still very solid. He can put up 600 yards in this offense at age 32. And the truth is the Steelers still need him. He’s a safety valve for QB Ben Roethlisberger. In fact, we predict Miller for 588 yards and just under 3 TDs for 2015. However he's ranked 20th on our list and likely won't get a lot of draft attention in typical leagues. With Antonio Brown, LeVeon Bell and Martavis Bryant, that's a strong core of talent to monopolize the red zone touches.

2015 Strength of Schedule - PIT
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
23
@NE
21
SF
6
@STL
12
BAL
4
@SD
30
ARI
7
@KC
13
CIN
20
OAK
9
CLE
BYE18
@SEA
29
IND
13
@CIN
22
DEN
12
@BAL
9
@CLE

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnaps%
1CLE326048.670000-64/7190%
2BAL435078.750001-58/5998%
3CAR4510512.750000-62/7089%
4TB10851118.500000-75/7699%
5JAX3460415.330000-64/6894%
6CLE219049.500000-78/78100%
7HOU1130113.000000-61/6594%
8IND71121816.000000-83/83100%
9BAL1140214.000000-69/69100%
10NYJ329039.670000-64/64100%
11TEN5710514.200000-72/7399%
12BYE------------
13NO88201410.250000-90/90100%
14CIN11131.000000-72/7399%
15ATL4680517.000000-57/5997%
16KC768089.710000-53/5498%
17CIN3410713.670000-59/59100%
Totals6676139111.5300010.001081/111197%

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