WR Anthony Miller - Chicago Bears
|5-11, 190||Born: 10-9-1994||College: Memphis||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2018|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 2): Miller had the most productive game of his career on Thanksgiving. Taylor Gabriel was still in concussion protocol on Monday, so Miller could get another startable week against Dallas in Week 14.
Week 14: vs Dallas Cowboys
FBG says: Tough matchup. Mitchell Trubisky over the last two weeks has looked like the quarterback we thought he would be in early 2018. While it is too early to get too excited as the last two matchups he has had could not have been much easier in the Giants and Lions, there is some optimism that some of his early-season struggles could have been related to his left shoulder injury he suffered early in the season. Trubisky does his best work throwing on the run as his accuracy while standing in the pocket often suffers especially on deep passes, but on the run, he seems to throw with more confidence. At the receiving position, it appears the Bears will once again be without Taylor Gabriel who is suffering from a concussion which will force Anthony Miller and Javon Wims to step up to replace Gabriel as consistent options alongside Allen Robinson. Miller has stepped up over the last three weeks as he has seen an average of 11 targets per game in those contests and torched the Lions with 140 yards last week. The Cowboys pass defense is one that has been an above-average unit this season. On the year, they have held opponents to just 233 yards per game which is the sixth-fewest in the NFL, and have held opponents to 6.9 yards-per-attempt. On the season, the Cowboys have allowed just two quarterbacks to throw for more than 250 yards which were to Eli Manning and Sam Darnold both in games that Byron Jones did not play the entire game. This is a defense that is solid across the board as it is led by second-team All-Pro Byron Jones who is having another great year. If there is a weakness for the Cowboys it will be that the team is without safety Jeff Heath as Darian Thompson will once again fill in. Thompson has struggled in his four games as a starter, but fortunately for the Cowboys, the Bears don't have a tight end to take advantage of the matchup. This will be a stiff test for Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Anthony Miller's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 13 vs DET (13 / 9 / 140 / 0 rec)
Anthony Miller had a roller coaster of a game in one of the best performances of the season. The game started regrettably, with three early drops, but Miller rebounded on a team-high 13 targets. Miller's two big plays were perimeter catches down the field in tight coverage where he showed toughness and the ability to track the ball. Miller appeared to be fortunate on the second deep reception because the Lions did not challenge the reception despite the ball appearing to be incomplete. Miller was also used in the short passing game including screens, slant routes, and crossing routes. He has been a strong role in the offense in recent weeks and has looked quick with the ball in his hands after short routes. He will get a good matchup against the Cowboys who struggled against Cole Beasley in a similar role on Thanksgiving.
2019 Week 12 vs NYG (9 / 6 / 77 / 0 rec)
Anthony Miller had a strong game against the Giants on Sunday. Miller's work was in the short passing game, but he added a long reception of 22 yards that helped set up a Chicago touchdown. The Chicago offense struggles to create passing value but Miller has proven to be a dependable option when he receives targets. He will get a good matchup next week against the Lions.
2019 Week 11 vs LAR (11 / 6 / 54 / 0 rec)
Anthony Miller was the second most targeted Chicago receiver with 11 targets. His work was largely confined to the short passing game as Mitchell Trubisky frequently checked down during the game but missed a big opportunity down the seam where he broke open but a defender made a strong play to break the ball up. Miller will face the Giants next week.
2019 Week 8 vs LAC (3 / 3 / 67 / 0 rec)
Anthony Miller led the Bears in receiving on Sunday against the Chargers. Miller was only targeted three times, but caught all three passes, including a deep dig and deep over reception. Miller has been quiet this season with Mitchell Trubisky struggling, but his performance on Sunday showed his ability to make contributions if Trubisky's play improves this season. He will look to carve out a role next week at Philadelphia.
Latest NewsBears | Anthony Miller scores against Dallas (Fri Dec 6, 01:54 AM) - Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller caught three passes for 42 yards and a touchdown in Week 14 against the Dallas Cowboys. Our View: Miller has been a good PPR play for four straight weeks now. If Taylor Gabriel can't get out of concussion protocol next week, Miller will be a good WR3/Flex.
link to story Bears | Anthony Miller enjoys career day (Thu Nov 28, 04:55 PM) - Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller set career highs across the board with nine catches on 13 targets for 140 yards in Week 13 against the Detroit Lions. link to story
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