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Week 1 vs. DEN
Receiving: 4 / 34 / 0 on 6 targets
Miller was targeted six times by Russell, but five of them were on short passes. The deep pass Miller had thrown to him he caught for 21 yards. He was held on an end zone target that ended up being incomplete with no penalty called. The night ended up okay for Miller, but could have been better.
Week 2 vs. KC
Receiving: 2 / 24 / 0 on 2 targets
Miller was the Raiders' leading receiver. He hauled in one very nice catch in traffic, and in an all too small sample size (two targets, two catches) was easily the most reliable Raiders receiver on the field.
Week 3 vs. BUF
Receiving: 0 / 0 / 0 on 2 targets
Miller, once expected to be Oakland's leading receiver this year, has been little more than an afterthought through three games. He only saw two passes his way in this game, neither of which was caught.
Week 4 vs. SD
Receiving: 5 / 95 / 1 on 8 targets
Miller's wildly successful day could've been even better had he been able to maintain his footing down near the goal line. After hauling in a 63 yard touchdown and leading the team in receiving yardage, Miller was targeted on a fourth quarter pass in the end zone. The play called for a timing route, and the ball was released as Miller went into his break. Unfortunately for him, he slipped while trying to make his move and he was unable to recover in time to get to the ball. Had he been able to stay on his feet, it's all but certain that he would've caught a 14 yard touchdown pass. The touchdown he did manage to catch was simply a case of getting lost in the deep secondary. He took off down the seam and the defensive backs just lost track of him. That being said, he still had to outrun several defenders a good portion of the way to the end zone, and he did just that. If he keeps making plays like that, there's no reason why he won't continue to be the most heavily-targeted player on the team.
Week 6 vs. NO
Receiving: 3 / 46 / 0 on 5 targets
The lone bright spot for the Oakland offense, Miller caught three passes for a team high 46 yards.
Week 7 vs. NYJ
Receiving: 4 / 57 / 0 on 5 targets
Miller saw the second most targets of any Raider and just missed out on a big game as he had a touchdown pass nullified by an illegal formation penalty. Overall he put up solid numbers, catching four balls for 57 yards. Russell looked very comfortable relying on Miller when it counted as he looked his way for a big gain in overtime, setting up the winning field goal.
Week 8 vs. BAL
Receiving: 2 / 56 / 0 on 5 targets
Although Miller only caught two balls on Sunday, those balls went for a total of 56 yards. He was targeted five times on the day and is tied for most on the team along with Ashley Lelie with 33.
Week 9 vs. ATL
Receiving: 2 / 9 / 0 on 3 targets
The leading receiver for Oakland this year, Miller grabbed two passes for nine yards.
Week 10 vs. CAR
Receiving: 3 / 42 / 0 on 5 targets
Miller was targeted five times and finished with three receptions for 42 yards.
Week 11 vs. MIA
Receiving: 4 / 67 / 0 on 6 targets
Still the Raiders leading receiver, Miller made some tough catches and has developed a nice rapport with his QB. He seems to like working in the seams and when he makes his cut Russell only has a split second to get the ball to him. Miller's 27 yard catch was the longest completion in the game for Oakland.
Week 12 vs. DEN
Receiving: 3 / 41 / 0 on 3 targets
Miller made some very good plays when thrown the ball. He made a great leaping, one handed catch of a pass from Michael Bush for a first down on a third down play, and took an intermediate pass and ran past several defenders for a 30 yard gain before being tackled three yards from the end zone.
Week 13 vs. KC
Receiving: 5 / 79 / 0 on 11 targets
Miller was Russell's favorite target, and they connected on several intermediate routes where timing was important. Seven of the passes thrown to Miller were of the intermediate or deep variety, and his number could have been even better, had he not dropped a pass where he was open as well as being hit as the ball arrived, forcing him to drop another pass. Miller was overthrown twice, including once in the end zone.
Week 14 vs. SD
Receiving: 8 / 64 / 0 on 9 targets
The lone offensive bright spot, Miller once again led the team in catches and yardage. Many tight ends have had big games against San Diego this year, and while his final stat line may not look like much, it is huge relative to his teammates. He also had to deal with a halftime quarterback change due to injury, yet maintained his production in the second half when Andrew Walter came in. Miller was involved in a scary moment late in the first half when he was seemingly hit in the head or chest during an interception. He remained on the ground for some time, eventually made his way to the sidelines, and in the second half he made his way back into the game.
Week 15 vs. NE
Receiving: 5 / 60 / 0 on 7 targets
TE Zach Miller continues to be the Raiders' most reliable receiver. He had a good block on the touchdown reception by WR Johnnie Lee Higgins that helped set him free for a touchdown but dropped a sure touchdown on first and goal in the second half. Miller also appeared to injure his shoulder in the fourth quarter.
Week 16 vs. HOU
Receiving: 4 / 70 / 0 on 6 targets
Miller led the Raiders in receiving as he finished with four receptions for 70 yards on six targets. Two of his targets came on third down plays, and all four of his receptions resulted in first downs.
Week 17 vs. TB
Receiving: 2 / 34 / 0 on 3 targets
Miller was targeted three times and finished with two receptions for 34 yards. Both of his catches resulted in first downs, one of which came on a third down play.