Fantasy Football Injury Update: Time to Pick Up Heath Miller

By Dom DeCarlo
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When people around football think of the Pittsburgh Steelers, they think of the Steel Curtain defense of the 1970s and the Super Bowl years from the turn of this current millennium. Usually, if they think of those teams’ offenses, they think of a ground-and-pound attack that takes time off the clock and wears others down.

The 2013 Steelers have the defense, but the offense has been dismal to say the least. This offense has trouble moving the ball anywhere near the red zone. This is due to an offensive line that is young and may not be as talented as people think, and may also be due to the lack of any big-name receiver for Ben Roethlisberger to throw the ball to when he needs to move the football.

The Steelers may be getting a boost, and so can your fantasy team. Pittsburgh tight end and crowd favorite Heath Miller made his return to the lineup on Sunday night against the Chicago Bears. This addition to the Steelers’ offense is a welcome sight to Roethlisberger. If you are a fantasy owner and were looking to add a free agent that will see a lot of passes, Heath Miller is your man.

The Steelers do not have anyone else on the team that is as dependable of a pass catcher as Miller. Sure, Antonio Brown may be the no. 1 receiver on the depth chart, but if you are a fantasy owner, Miller is going to have much more value than Brown.

Another good reason to check out Miller is that he is the main red zone target of Roethlisberger. Miller has sure hands and is quietly dependable when the moments are big. He may get off to a slow start, but his team will need him to get back into game shape in a hurry. This Steelers team is going to be losing most of their games and have to come from behind.

The only way to come back and score points is to do what they know works: throw to their big-game tight end. Fantasy owners need to see this and pick him up quickly.

Dom DeCarlo is a Fantasy blogger for Follow him @DomDecarlo1, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.


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