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Scouting report

by Scot Berggren

HOU WR Braxton Miller - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 at Indianapolis Colts

With DeAndre Hopkins missing the season finale at Indy, Braxton Miller should see more targets from QB T.J. Yates. However, none of the Texans players make for a good fantasy start, as the offense just hasn't been consistent due to the multiple injuries and quarterbacks.

by Scot Berggren

HOU WR Braxton Miller - Week 14 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 14 vs. San Francisco 49ers

With Will Fuller missing his third straight game last week due to injured ribs, Braxton Miller finished with 4 receptions for a season-high 71 yards in the loss to the Titans. He is in the concussion protocol this week, so be sure to monitor his availability. Miller has only 1 TD on the season and, even if he’s cleared to play, should not be a part of your starting lineup, even with Bruce Ellington done for the year and Fuller potentially out again.

by Scot Berggren

HOU WR Braxton Miller - Week 4 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 4 vs. Tennessee Titans

Even though Deshaun Watson threw the ball 33 times last Sunday against the Patriots, Braxton Miller finished with just a 15-yard catch. Will Fuller is getting closer to returning, so there is no reason for Miller to be wasting a roster spot.

by Scot Berggren

HOU WR Braxton Miller - Week 3 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 3 at New England Patriots

There is little reason for Braxton Miller to be on a fantasy roster at this time. With Deshaun Watson at QB last Thursday, Miller received three looks, resulting in 2 grabs for 10 yards. In the win, DeAndre Hopkins received 13 targets. Hopkins will continue to be the focal point of the Houston passing game, leaving very little value for Miller, even facing a defense that has all sorts of problems stopping opponents.

by Scot Berggren

HOU WR Braxton Miller - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 2 at Cincinnati Bengals

In their home opener loss to the Jaguars last Sunday, Braxton Miller did not receive a target from either Tom Savage or Deshaun Watson. The quarterback situation is uncertain for an offense that was only able to gain 203 yards in its opening game. Definitely leave Miller on your bench for the Thursday night game.

by Scot Berggren

HOU WR Braxton Miller - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

With Will Fuller out with a broken collarbone, Braxton Miller will be the Texans' No. 2 WR for at least the first couple months of the season. The former Ohio State quarterback played in 10 games as a rookie, grabbing 15 passes for 99 yards. His best game came in November at Oakland, where he was targeted 7 times, leading to 5 grabs and his lone touchdown. With Tom Savage at quarterback, expect a conservative game plan, meaning Miller is better off left on your bench.

by Bob Harris

HOU WR Braxton Miller - 2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside

As Houston Chronicle staffer John McClain recently noted, "Players entering their second season generally make their most improvement. That's one reason the coaches have such high expectations for receiver Braxton Miller. ..." Miller, a third-rounder last year, spent his rookie season trying to learn how to play receiver. It's a position he played one season at Ohio State after making the switch from quarterback. With Will Fuller out indefinitely, Miller's development is of great importance to the Texans' offense. By all accounts, he has become more explosive and sharp in his cuts this year, learning from former Pro Bowl slot wide receiver Wes Welker.

Fantasy Downside

Miller started 6-of-10 games after being drafted in the third round last year and caught 15 passes for 99 yards and 1 touchdown. He had three runs for zero yards as a Wildcat quarterback and three kickoff returns for 41 yards before he was placed on injured reserve with a sprained AC joint suffered in his right shoulder when he landed hard against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. So the lack of development is a concern.

2017 Bottom Line

Fuller's broken collarbone opens the door to Miller competing with Jaelen Strong for the starting spot opposite DeAndre Hopkins. But whether he beats out Strong or is used as the team's No. 3 receiver (and perhaps occasional Wildcat QB/playmaker), Miller's fantasy value seems relatively limited.

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