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Scouting report

by Jordan Heck

CHI TE Zach Miller - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 vs. Atlanta Falcons

Zach Miller showed some promise at the end of the 2015 season, but he struggled to find a rhythm in 2016. Expect him to continue to struggle this season, as he'll be playing with new quarterback Mike Glennon. He gets a good Week 1 matchup against the Falcons, but his role will likely rely more on his blocking skills than his receiving ability. Miller is a low-end TE2 at best this week, and likely isn't worth looking at as a fantasy option.

by Jordan Heck

CHI TE Zach Miller - 2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside

Zach Miller came on strong at the end of 2015 and had a solid start at the beginning of 2016. He played in 10 games and finished third on the team in targets (65), receptions (47), and yards (486). When he’s on the field, Miller has been fairly productive, as he had at least 30 yards in every game he played last season.

Fantasy Downside

Miller doesn’t have a lot of redeeming qualities. He’s not an outstanding pass-catcher, he doesn’t have good speed, and he’s just the best the Bears have at this position. He also struggles to stay on the field, as we saw last season. And finally, he has a new quarterback this season in Mike Glennon, which doesn’t offer much promise.

2017 Bottom Line

There’s not a lot to get excited about when it comes to Miller. He can be productive, catching 8 passes for 78 yards and two touchdowns against Dallas last season, but overall he’s very middle-of-the-road. Unless you have deep rosters, it's best to ignore him on draft day.

by Jordan Heck

CHI TE Zach Miller - Week 11, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 11 vs. New York Giants
Zach Miller has the best chance to benefit in the passing game due to the absence of Alshon Jeffery. Jay Cutler has a shown a liking to his tight end this season, as Miller is first on the team in receptions (44), second in yards (425) and first in touchdowns (3).

Miller will get a decent matchup this week against the Giants, who have struggled against the position over the last two games. Miller should be viewed as a low-end TE1 play, with a slight boost in PPR formats.

by Jordan Heck

CHI TE Zach Miller - Week 10, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 10 vs. Tampa Bay
Zach Miller continued his impressive season last week as he caught 7-of-10 targets for 88 yards. He's been a PPR dream at the tight end position, catching at least six passes in four games this season.

This week he'll face a poor Bucs pass defense, and should be able to take advantage of it. We like Miller as a strong TE1, especially in PPR formats.

by Jordan Heck

CHI TE Zach Miller - Week 8, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 8 vs. Minnesota
After Alshon Jeffery, Zach Miller has become the second-best receiving threat in the Bears offense. He's second in receptions (33) and targets (45). He's first (3) in touchdowns, and should continue to produce now that Jay Cutler is back under center.

He gets a brutal matchup this week against the Vikings, who haven't allowed a touchdown to a TE all season long. Miller has some more value in PPR leagues as he catches more passes than most tight ends, but he's not much more than a low-end TE1.

by Jordan Heck

CHI TE Zach Miller - Week 7, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 7 at Green Bay
Zach Miller isn't finishing with many yards, but he's first on the team in receptions (31), first in touchdowns (3) and second in targets (40). He's one of the top producers at his position this season, and we expect that to continue in a favorable matchup against the Packers.

Not only is it a great matchup, but the Bears will likely be playing without Eddie Royal, which means more targets will go towards Miller. We expect Miller to put up TE1 numbers, and he is a must-start option at the position.

by Jordan Heck

CHI TE Zach Miller - Week 6, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 6 vs. Jacksonville
Ever since Brian Hoyer took over quarterback duties, Zach Miller has been a reliable option at the tight end position. He's averaged six catches, 60 yards and caught three touchdowns in the last three games.

This week he'll face a Jaguars defense that has been surprisingly tough against tight ends. Still, considering the Bears' explosive offense under Hoyer and Miller's success, it's hard to not like him moving forward. We view Miller as a TE1 play this week.

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