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Anthony Miller

Anthony Miller

Wide Receiver #17
Team: Chicago Bears
Ht / Wt:5'11" / 201 lb.
Born:October 9, 1994
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 2 (51)
Draft Team:CHI

Anthony Miller: Available for trade

Miller has been the subject of trade discussions recently, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The 2018 second-round pick arguably regressed in 2020 and now has just one season remaining on his rookie contract. The Bears presumably are just looking for a late-round pick here, and it's still possible they release Miller if they aren't able to find a trade. An ejection from the playoff loss to New Orleans may have been the last straw, with Bears chairman George McCaskey mentioning a few weeks later that he wasn't sure if the team would bring Miller back for 2021.

March 17, 2021 7:46 AM EST

Anthony Miller: Unclear future in Chicago

Bears chairman George McCaskey isn't sure if Miller will be on the team in 2021, Patrick Finley of The Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Analysis: Miller had a frustrating end to a disappointing season, getting ejected from the wild-card loss to New Orleans after he punched Saints defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson. McKaskey revealed that the team had a meeting to discuss Gardner-Johnson before the game, warning players not to respond to his antics the way fellow wideout Javon Wims did during the Week 8 matchup with New Orleans. Regardless, Miller ended up making the same mistake and was ejected in the third quarter of Chicago's season-ending loss. The 2018 second-round pick averaged just 3.1 catches for 30.3 yards per game during the regular season, and he didn't score a touchdown after Week 3. Miller has one year remaining on his rookie contract, but it sounds like the Bears might consider a trade or perhaps even an outright release.

January 28, 2021 6:53 AM EST

Anthony Miller: Ejected from wild-card match

Miller has been ejected from Sunday's wild-card game against the Saints in the third quarter, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Miller was ejected as a result of shoving/punching Saints safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson. He had two catches (three targets) for 22 yards and one carry for two yards before leaving the field. The 2018 second-round pick had a chance to handle an increased role on offense with impressive rookie Darnell Mooney (ankle) sidelined, but instead Javon Wims will close out Sunday's game as the clear No. 2 option behind Allen Robinson.

January 10, 2021 3:52 PM EST

Anthony Miller: Another uninspiring performance

Miller caught two passes for 13 yards in Chicago's 35-16 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

Analysis: After showing some signs of fantasy relevance in the middle portion of the season, Miller failed to reach 17 yards in any of the last four games, and he ended the season with 49 receptions for 485 yards and two touchdowns. After the Bears finish their playoff run, he'll enter the last year of his rookie deal, but he'll need to show significant improvement before being considered a reliable fantasy factor.

January 3, 2021 6:02 PM EST

Anthony Miller: Unimpressive performance

Miller caught two passes for 10 yards in Chicago's 41-17 victory over the Jaguars on Sunday.

Analysis: Miller was targeted just three times, and he failed to reach 17 yards for the third straight game. His lack of production over the last five games makes him a difficult player to trust in Week 17 against the Packers.

December 27, 2020 2:48 PM EST

Anthony Miller: Nearly invisible in win

Miller caught one pass for 13 yards in Chicago's 33-27 victory over the Vikings on Sunday.

Analysis: Even though the Bears threw the football just 21 times in a game they led throughout, Miller was targeted just a single time, leading to his worst yardage total in eight games. He's been held to fewer than 30 yards in four of the last five games, making him a risky fantasy option in Week 16, despite a fantastic matchup against the Jaguars.

December 20, 2020 2:21 PM EST

Anthony Miller: Targeted twice in victory

Miller caught two passes for 16 yards in Chicago's 36-7 win over the Texans on Sunday.

Analysis: While the game was in question, the passing attack focused on Allen Robinson and the tight ends, resulting in Miller seeing his fewest targets in any game this season. He's only posted more than 60 yards once over his last 12 games, and it's unlikely that he'll provide fantasy managers with significant upside during the playoffs.

December 13, 2020 1:58 PM EST

Anthony Miller: Solid performance in defeat

Miller caught five passes for 56 yards in Chicago's 34-30 loss to the Lions on Sunday.

Analysis: Miller caught each of his five targets, as he consistently had plenty of open space in the middle of the field, but because the Bears were winning for the majority this contest, they were fairly balanced between rushing and passing attempts, potentially keeping Miller from seeing additional targets. He's posted at least 56 yards in three of the last five games while averaging eight targets over the last four weeks, and he should be a solid floor option with limited upside in the fantasy playoffs.

December 6, 2020 2:15 PM EST

Anthony Miller: Comes up small in defeat

Miller caught three passes for 28 yards in Chicago's 41-25 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

Analysis: Miller was mostly quiet until the game was out of hand, allowing him to see six targets and post a modest amount of yardage. He's now been targeted at least five times in the majority of games this season, but he's only surpassed 28 yards twice over his last eight contests, and unless his role in the offense becomes more consistent, he'll be a tough player to trust in fantasy lineups.

November 29, 2020 8:43 PM EST

Anthony Miller: Targeted seven times

Miller caught two passes for 28 yards in Chicago's 19-13 loss to Minnesota on Monday.

Analysis: Although Miller was second on the team in targets, Nick Foles was under heavy pressure throughout the game, and the passing attack was barely able to crack 100 yards. However, Miller was targeted on a deep pass late in the fourth quarter that could've resulted in a score, but the pass was slightly overthrown. Although he hasn't been a strong performer this season, he's been targeted 26 times over the last three games, and his volume makes him a player who could emerge as a solid flex option down the stretch.

November 16, 2020 8:31 PM EST

Anthony Miller: Continues to see volume

Miller caught five passes for 59 yards in the Bears' 24-17 loss to the Titans on Sunday.

Analysis: With the Bears falling behind by double digits in the first half, Nick Foles threw the ball a season-high 52 times, which resulted in Miller seeing eight targets on his way to his second-straight productive performance, though he lost a fumble as the team was trying to mount a late comeback. He's started to come on over the last two weeks after averaging fewer than 20 yards over the previous six games, and he may be worth adding to fantasy rosters for depth purposes.

November 8, 2020 2:15 PM EST

Anthony Miller: Good to go

Miller (toe) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Tennessee, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Analysis: Miller never quite progressed to full participation but did manage limited practices both Thursday and Friday. He had season highs for catches (eight) and targets (11) last week against the Saints, after seeing six or fewer targets in each of Chicago's first seven games.

November 6, 2020 1:00 PM EST

Anthony Miller: Gets 'limited' tag Thursday

Miller (toe) was listed as limited on Thursday's practice estimate.

Analysis: The Bears didn't practice Thursday, so Miller technically hasn't got on the field this week, but he'll have one more chance to prove his health before the weekend. Coming off a season-best eight catches and 11 targets (for 73 yards) this past Sunday against the Saints, he'll look to keep it up Week 9 against a Tennessee defense that has given up the second-most receptions (124) to wide receivers this season. That is, assuming Miller is active.

November 5, 2020 2:12 PM EST

Anthony Miller: Hampered by toe injury

Miller (toe) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Miller previously has avoided health concerns this season, and he's on the heels of an eight-catch, 73-yard performance on a season-high 11 targets. Now with a toe injury with which to deal, his status will be one to watch as the week proceeds.

November 4, 2020 1:41 PM EST

Anthony Miller: Leads team with 11 targets

Miller caught eight passes for 73 yards in the Bears' 26-23 overtime loss to the Saints on Sunday.

Analysis: With the Bears trailing throughout the fourth quarter, Miller became a primary target on short passes to keep the Saints' pass rush off of Nick Foles, which led to Miller's highest yardage total since Week 1. Despite his solid stat line, he failed to reach 30 yards in any of his last four games, and he'll need to show some weekly consistency before becoming a reliable fantasy option.

November 1, 2020 6:03 PM EST

Anthony Miller: Another quiet performance

Miller caught three passes for 20 yards in Chicago's 24-10 loss to the Rams on Monday.

Analysis: Miller was targeted just once in the first half, but with the Bears trailing throughout the second half, he ended up with five targets, including one in the end zone that was broken up, keeping him from posting a respectable fantasy performance. Over the last four games, he's averaging 18 yards without scoring a touchdown, and until he turns things around, he won't be a recommended fantasy option.

October 26, 2020 8:45 PM EST

Anthony Miller: Fails to reach 10 yards

Miller caught three passes for 8 yards in Chicago's 23-16 victory over the Panthers on Sunday.

Analysis: Although Miller caught each of his three targets, he was unable to generate any yardage after the catch, leading to a disappointing fantasy performance. He's now had three games in which he's failed to reach 20 yards while not posting more than 41 yards in any contest the season, and unless his role in the offense changes significantly, he'll be very difficult to trust in weekly fantasy lineups.

October 18, 2020 2:23 PM EST

Anthony Miller: Another quiet performance

Miller caught four passes for 28 yards in Chicago's 20-19 victory over the Buccaneers on Thursday.

Analysis: Miller was targeted solely on short passes and was unable to get much yardage after the catch, though he came up with a huge third-down catch to move the chains in the last two minutes of the game to help lead the Bears to a win. Unless he becomes a bigger part of the offense, he'll be difficult to trust in fantasy lineups, as he's posted just 85 yards over the last four games.

October 8, 2020 8:51 PM EST

Anthony Miller: Disappointing performance

Miller caught three passes for 16 yards in the Bears' 19-11 loss to the Colts on Sunday.

Analysis: Although the Bears ran a balanced offense in the first half, they quickly found themselves down by double digits on the scoreboard, and even though Nick Foles ended up throwing 46 passes in the game, only four of them went to Miller. Aside from a 12-yard reception to move the chains on a third down, his other opportunities were near the line of scrimmage, giving him very little opportunity to post solid yardage. He's yet to see more than six targets in any game, and he's alternated solid performances with disappointing ones, making him a difficult player to count on each week when setting fantasy lineups.

October 4, 2020 5:43 PM EST

Anthony Miller: Records game-winning touchdown

Miller caught two passes for 41 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' 30-26 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Analysis: Before scoring the touchdown that led the Bears to victory, Miller had appeared to have scored another touchdown, but replay overturned the play, ruling the pass incomplete. With a pair of games in which he posted at least 41 yards and a touchdown, he's settling in as a flex option, but should he see an increase in snaps and targets, he could quickly see a further increase in fantasy production.

September 27, 2020 3:15 PM EST

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