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Heath Miller | Tight End

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 256
College: Virginia
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Heath Miller caught five passes for 71 yards in the Steelers' Week 11 win over the Titans.
Miller caught all five of his targets. He was running free down the seams all night with the Titans bringing extra pressure on Ben Roethlisberger. Miller has settled in as a low-end TE2 with the emergence of Martavis Bryant. Nov 18 - 12:00 AM

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Heath Miller caught three passes for 29 yards in Sunday's Week 10 loss to the Jets.

Miller was held without a catch in the first half. With the Steelers running some no-huddle in garbage-time, he got involved. With less than 30 yards in four of his last five games, Miller is a low-end TE2 going forward.
Nov 9 - 5:23 PM

Heath Miller caught one pass for 14 yards in Sunday night's win over the Ravens,

He had just two targets. Miller has been inconsistent this year and is behind Martavis Bryant as the Steelers' top red-zone option. He won't be more than a mid-range TE2 for Week 10 against the Jets.
Nov 3 - 1:47 AM

Heath Miller caught 7-of-8 targets for 112 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh's Week 8 win over the Colts.

Miller's 11-yard score came on 4th-and-inches in the fourth quarter, and salted away a 51-34 victory. Finally finding some space, Miller nearly ripped off a 53-yard touchdown in the third, but got dragged down at the four-yard line. The 100-yard effort was Miller's first of the season. With the year now at its halfway point, Miller is on pace for 68/774/4 despite an up-and-down two months. His upside doesn't appear to be what it once was, but he's still a plug-and-play TE1.
Oct 26 - 9:19 PM

Heath Miller caught his lone target for 13 yards in the Steelers' Week 7 win over the Texans.

Once propped up as a candidate to bounce back into the TE1 conversation, Miller has comfortably settled in as a low-upside TE2. He's averaging just three targets per game the past three weeks and only has one score on the season. Miller isn't being used in the red zone as much as we expected entering the year.
Oct 21 - 12:36 AM

Heath Miller caught 2-of-4 targets for 19 yards in Pittsburgh's Week 6 loss to the Browns.

The two catches were Miller's fewest of the season, while he's now scored in just 1-of-6 games. Miller is on pace for a reasonable 69 catches and 699 yards, but he's getting harder to sell as a TE1. The Steelers need to involve Miller more in the red zone, where they've been abysmal all season.
Oct 12 - 6:05 PM

Heath Miller caught 3-of-4 targets for 46 yards in Pittsburgh's Week 5 win over the Jaguars.

Miller surprisingly drew only four looks against a Jaguars defense that's had trouble covering tight ends. He's now cleared 46 yards in three-straight games, however, and remains Ben Roethlisberger's safety valve. Miller is a safe, if low-upside, TE1.
Oct 5 - 5:48 PM

Heath Miller caught 10-of-11 targets for 85 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers' Week 4 loss to the Bucs.

Ben Roethlisberger's security blanket finally broke out, drawing as many looks as Antonio Brown. Miller's stats still aren't lighting up the leaderboard, but he's now on pace for 84 catches, 788 yards and four touchdowns. Those are serviceable numbers for a low-end TE1. Miller is worth keeping around in 12-team leagues.
Sep 28 - 6:53 PM

Heath Miller had four catches for 51 yards in Week 3 against the Panthers.

Miller was overthrown by Ben Roethlisberger on his lone red-zone target. He has 11 catches for 112 yards through three games. Miller will look to exploit a Bucs defense that struggles to cover tight ends in Week 4.
Sep 22 - 1:31 AM

Heath Miller caught 4-of-7 targets for 35 yards in the Steelers' Week 2 loss to the Ravens, also losing a fumble.

Miller's fumble came on a garden-variety big hit from C.J. Mosley. It wasn't egregious, just a mistake the veteran tight end would like back. Miller is off to a slow start this season, but has 11 targets through two games. At the bare minimum, he'll draw 5-6 looks per week, and likely more. He remains on the TE1 borderline.
Sep 12 - 12:49 AM

Heath Miller caught 3-of-4 targets for 26 yards in Pittsburgh's Week 1 win over the Browns.

It was a quiet day for Miller as the Steelers packed things in at halftime, nearly blowing a 27-3 lead. We still like Miller as a cheap TE1. He's Ben Roethlisberger's security blanket.
Sep 7 - 6:27 PM

Steelers TE Heath Miller is "100 percent" healthy heading into the season.

Miller was clearly not himself last season as he struggled to recover from a devastating knee injury. Miller appears to be back to normal this year, though, with backup tight end Matt Spaeth saying, "Everything about him is better, his overall speed, his burst, coming in and out of his breaks. He just looks real good now." Miller is just one season removed from a 71-816-8 campaign. He has low-end TE1 upside.
Sep 6 - 12:57 PM

Heath Miller secured 5-of-6 targets for 53 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason game.

Playing well into the second half with the rest of the Steelers' starters, Miller secured a laser 27-yard strike from Ben Roethlisberger for the first-team offense's only score. Back to moving like he did before his knee surgery, Miller finishes the preseason with eight catches for 62 yards and a score. Generally going in the TE14-18 range, Miller could prove to be a late-round steal. He still has low-end TE1 upside.
Aug 21 - 11:09 PM

A study done by the New York Times' Jonathan Bales last offseason showed that tight ends historically take their biggest statistical steps back beginning at age 31.

Bales' study also showed that tight ends have the shortest shelf lives off all skill positions -- even shorter than running backs. Tight ends entering their mid and late 20s make the best breakout candidates, while tight ends begin to take big nosedives going on ages 31 and 32. Some tight ends around the NFL at those ages are Heath Miller (32 in October), Jason Witten (turned 32 in May), and Owen Daniels (32 in November). Antonio Gates just turned 34.
Source: FF Today
Jul 6 - 10:03 PM

Ben Roethlisberger said Heath Miller has "looked healthy right from the get-go, looks kind of like the old Heath."

Miller shredded his knee in December of 2012 and missed the first two games of last season before posting a pedestrian 58-593-1 line. He clearly wasn't at or near full health for much of the year. Now fully healthy and participating in a full offseason, Miller is a big rebound candidate. He has low-end TE1 appeal.
Jun 16 - 6:44 PM