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Anthony Miller

Anthony Miller

Wide Receiver #17
ADP:Round: 12, Pick: 11
Team: Chicago Bears
Ht / Wt:5'11" / 201 lb.
College:Memphis
Age:25
Born:October 9, 1994
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 2 (51)
Draft Team:CHI

Anthony Miller: Should be fine for camp

Miller (shoulder) is on track to be ready for training camp, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: Miller played with a left shoulder injury throughout this rookie campaign, later getting offseason surgery. He made it back for 2019 training camp and eventually enjoyed a late-season breakout, but he re-injured the same shoulder Week 17 and had another surgery shortly thereafter. While the rehab process may impact Miller's participation in their offseason program, the Bears expect him to have clearance for the start of training camp in late July. With Taylor Gabriel recently released, the 2018 second-round pick is well-positioned for the No. 2 WR job in Chicago.

February 25, 2020 8:57 AM EST

Anthony Miller: Gets shoulder surgery again

The Bears announced Tuesday that Miller underwent surgery to address the left shoulder injury he suffered in the team's Week 17 win over the Vikings, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM Chicago reports.

Analysis: Miller picked up the injury while returning a kickoff, finishing the season finale with one catch for five yards. While Miller is expected to make a full recovery in advance of training camp, it's somewhat disconcerting that he's now required a pair of procedures on the same shoulder following both of his first two NFL seasons. Assuming the 2018 second-round pick bounces back from his latest surgery as anticipated, however, he should retain a regular role in three-receiver sets for the Bears during the upcoming season.

December 31, 2019 8:13 AM EST

Anthony Miller: Not returning Sunday

Miller won't return to Sunday's game in Minnesota due to a left shoulder injury, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: Miller was injured while returning a kickoff, taking a hard hit in the process. With his second season officially over, he'll end the campaign with 52 catches (on 85 targets) for 656 yards and two touchdowns.

December 29, 2019 11:35 AM EST

Anthony Miller: Injures shoulder Sunday

Miller suffered a shoulder injury during Sunday's game at Minnesota, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM Chicago reports.

Analysis: While returning a kickoff, Miller took a hard hit and made a visit to the sideline tent. He was deemed questionable to return, but because he wasn't holding a helmet, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune speculated Miller may not make another appearance Sunday. If so, Miller will end his day with one five-yard catch.

December 29, 2019 11:00 AM EST

Anthony Miller: Comes up small

Miller caught one pass for two yards in the Bears' 26-3 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.

Analysis: After being targeted at least nine times in four of his previous five games, Miller saw just two passes thrown his way in a game Chicago trailed throughout. After likely hurting many fantasy teams in the fantasy championship week, he'll look to bounce back in Week 17 against the Vikings.

December 22, 2019 9:36 PM EST

Anthony Miller: Best performance of season

Miller caught nine passes for 118 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' 21-13 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

Analysis: After a quiet first half, the Bears fell way behind on the scoreboard in the third quarter, and Miller ended up with a team-high 15 targets, leading to his second 100-yard performance and second touchdown of the season. He has now been targeted at least nine times in four of his last five games, and his current role in the offense will make him a strong fantasy option in a Week 16 home contest against the Chiefs.

December 15, 2019 2:43 PM EST

Anthony Miller: Finds end zone in win

Miller secured three of four targets for 42 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' 31-24 win over the Cowboys on Thursday.

Analysis: Miller couldn't come close to his spectacular Thanskgiving performance versus the Lions, but unlike that contest, he was able to get into the end zone. Miller's 14-yard scoring grab in the third quarter held particular significance for the second-year wideout, as it was his first of the campaign after he scored seven touchdowns as a rookie in 2018. Miller will look to replicate the feat when the Bears and Packers meet in a key Week 15 NFC North battle a week from Sunday.

December 5, 2019 9:22 PM EST

Anthony Miller: Career-best yardage tally in win

Miller secured nine of 13 targets for 140 yards in the Bears' 24-20 win over the Lions on Thursday.

Analysis: The second-year wideout paced the Bears in receptions, targets and receiving yardage, building on what had already been a solid two-game surge in Weeks 11 and 12 when he'd brought in 12 of 20 targets for 131 yards. Miller's final catch of the day was the most critical, as he brought in a beautifully thrown ball from Mitchell Trubisky down the right sideline for a 32-yard grab on 3rd-and-5, putting the ball at the Lions' three-yard line. With 33 targets over his last three contests, Miller is logging the type of volume that has exponentially raised his profile across all formats heading into a Week 14 Thursday night matchup versus the Cowboys.

November 28, 2019 1:19 PM EST

Anthony Miller: Targeted nine times

Miller caught six passes for 77 yards in the Bears' 19-14 victory over the Giants on Sunday.

Analysis: For the second-consecutive week, Miller saw at least nine targets while posting at least 54 yards. He's now surpassed 50 yards five times over his last seven contests, though in the games he's failed to reach 50 yards, he's been held to fewer than eight yards, making him a volatile weekly fantasy option.

November 24, 2019 2:50 PM EST

Anthony Miller: Sees 11 targets

Miller caught six passes for 54 yards in the Bears' 17-7 loss to the Rams on Sunday.

Analysis: With Allen Robinson locked down by Rams' cornerback Jalen Ramsey, Miller posted a season-high reception total, though he was unable to generate much yardage after the catch. He's a difficult player to trust in fantasy, as he has four games with at least 52 yards, but he's had 15 or fewer yards in his other six contests. In addition, he's yet to find the end zone or reach 70 yards in a game.

November 18, 2019 2:52 AM EST

Anthony Miller: Best performance of season

Miller caught four passes for 52 yards in Chicago's 24-21 loss to Oakland on Sunday.Miller caught four passes for 52 yards in Chicago's 24-21 loss to Oakland on Sunday.

Analysis: After being targeted eight times over the past four games, Miller almost matched that total with seven targets, which led to him surpass 15 yards for the first time this season. With the Bears having their bye next week, it's possible they begin to make Miller a more consistent part of their offense, but until they do, it'll be very difficult to trust him in weekly fantasy lineups.

October 6, 2019 3:01 PM EST

Anthony Miller: Another quiet performance

Miller caught two passes for 11 yards in the Bears' 16-6 win over the Vikings on Sunday.

Analysis: Miller has been targeted just eight times on the season, posting four receptions for 28 yards, and he won't be a fantasy factor unless his role changes significantly.

September 29, 2019 5:19 PM EST

Anthony Miller: Quiet again

Miller caught one pass for 15 yards in the Bears' 31-15 victory over Washington on Monday.

Analysis: The only good news is that Miller's three targets represented one more than he had seen over his previous two games. Although he has very little fantasy value right now, should Taylor Gabriel (head) be forced to miss time, Miller could see an uptick in targets, which would immediately elevate his floor.

September 24, 2019 3:11 AM EST

Anthony Miller: Non-factor in Week 2

Miller caught one pass for two yards in the Bears' 16-14 victory over the Broncos on Sunday.

Analysis: For the second week in a row, Miller saw very little game action and provided his fantasy owners with no help. Until he returns to a full-time role in the offense, will be nearly impossible to trust in fantasy lineups.

September 15, 2019 5:16 PM EST

Anthony Miller: Blanked in season-opening loss

Miller failed to come up with his only target in the Bears' 10-3 loss to the Packers on Thursday.

Analysis: The expectations the second-year wideout came into the season with landed with a resounding thud Thursday, as he was the only one of the top four receivers that failed to register at least one catch. Naturally, Miller projects to be a much more significant part of the offense in coming weeks, and his first opportunity to break the 2019 ice will come against the Broncos in Week 2 a week from Sunday.

September 5, 2019 10:05 PM EST

Anthony Miller: Avoids injury report

Miller (ankle) isn't listed on Monday's injury report.

Analysis: After spraining his right ankle during an Aug. 11 practice, Miller was given a recovery timetable of a couple weeks. On Aug. 27, he relayed that he didn't feel any discomfort in the region at that session, and the feeling has extended into Week 1 preparations. Look for Miller to serve as one of the top pass catchers for Mitchell Trubisky to kick off the campaign.

September 2, 2019 3:09 PM EST

Anthony Miller: Pain-free at practice

Miller (ankle) said he didn't feel any pain during Monday's practice, Colleen Kane of The Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: Miller returned to practice Monday in a limited capacity, making his first appearance since Aug. 10. The ankle sprain wiped out his preseason, but he still has time to move toward full participation before next Thursday's season opener against the Packers. Between the recent ankle injury and offseason shoulder surgery, Miller has missed out on valuable practice reps ahead of his second pro season, but he believes his improved knowledge of the offensive scheme will allow him to "play faster".

August 27, 2019 7:59 AM EST

Anthony Miller: Back at practice

Miller (ankle) returned to practice Monday, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Analysis: Miller, who practiced in a limited fashion in his return to the field Monday, is expected to be available for the Bears' regular-season opener, Sept. 5 against the Packers. The 2018 second-rounder is listed on the Bears' posted depth as a starting receiver, along with Allen Robinson and Taylor Gabriel. Assuming his health, Miller looks poised to eclipse his 33/423/7 rookie stat line.

August 26, 2019 12:47 PM EST

Anthony Miller: Missing out on valuable reps

Coach Matt Nagy suggested Miller's absence due to an ankle injury could impact his chemistry with quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, Dan Wiederer of The Chicago Tribune reports. "The biggest challenge is the timing with the quarterback," Nagy said Wednesday. "That's the No. 1 challenge."

Analysis: Miller's role in the slot isn't in any danger, but the accumulation of missed practice time could impact his involvement early in the season. He was held out of offseason practices while recovering from shoulder surgery, and now has been out for almost two weeks with the ankle sprain. Miller still has time to get ready for Week 1, though it doesn't help that the Bears play in the Thursday opener against Green Bay on Sept. 5.

August 22, 2019 6:33 AM EST

Anthony Miller: Sits out another practice

Miller (ankle) missed another practice Tuesday, Rich Campbell of The Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: Miller hurt his ankle during practice Aug. 10 and now seems in danger of missing the entire preseason. His role as Chicago's primary slot receiver isn't in question, so the only real concern is to get him healthy for Week 1 against the Packers (Sept. 5). Miller was efficient with his opportunities as a rookie last season, producing 423 yards and seven touchdowns on 54 targets (7.8 YPT) despite dislocating his left shoulder five or six times throughout the year. He returned from offseason shoulder surgery to practice without any limitations at the start of training camp.

August 21, 2019 8:10 AM EST

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