WR Scott Miller - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
|5-9, 174||Born: 7-31-1997||College: Bowling Green State||Drafted: Round 6, pick 2019|
Week 12: at Atlanta Falcons
FBG says: Good matchup. One of the most consistent things in today's NFL is the inconsistency of Jameis Winston. Still, the fantasy world loves him for his volume and big-play dynamism. Winston is unafraid to force the ball downfield into tight (or even triple) coverage. He's topped 300 yards in 5 straight games (7 of 10 overall), and he's thrown multiple touchdowns 6 times. That gunslinging mentality bites him often, but it booms plenty with such a talented receiving corps at his disposal. Mike Evans disappointed last week against the Saints, who lacked top cornerback Marshon Lattimore. But he's also among the most imposing matchups in NFL history, and a weekly threat to win fantasy contests on his own. He's topped 180 yards 3 times this season, and he's cleared 60 in 8 of his last 9 games. That makes for arguably the game's best ceiling/floor combination. Chris Godwin has cooled off from his torrid early-season pace, though he's now produced 60+ yards and/or a touchdown in 8 of 10 games. Winston spread the ball around quite a bit last Sunday, with the likes of Cameron Brate (14 targets) and Scott Miller (6) joining the mix. The only real faller right now is O.J. Howard, who has battled consistency and coach Bruce Arians all season and was benched after a Week 11 drop. Overall, by a mile, Evans and Godwin boast the best week-to-week outlooks. Both are strong enough to win matchups with sheer physicality, and both can excel even when Winston is imploding. The Falcons defense has made great in-season strides against the run, but remains a weak matchup through the air. They've now allowed 300+ yards to 5 of their 10 opponents, and some of the others had their volume hampered by blowout wins. That said, they've at least been more active and impactful of late, coming fresh off big back-to-back performances (nine sacks, four interceptions, zero touchdowns allowed). Down rusher Grady Jarrett remains a nearly unblockable force pushing the pocket, and cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Isaiah Oliver may have righted their ships with strong performances in coverage. Still, on the whole, this unit has struggled badly for quite some time. It will take a little more shutdown work against better quarterbacking - Drew Brees didn't quite look himself in Week 10 - to move the needle in this matchup. Their undermanned secondary will have its hands full with Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Jameis Winston's fearless downfield arm.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Scott Miller's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 11 vs NO (6 / 4 / 71 / 0 rec)
Miller showed his wheels off on what was nearly his first NFL touchdown in the 2nd quarter. Winston hit him down the right sideline and Miller's defender managed to trip him up just shy of the goal line after a beautiful 48 yard catch in stride. Miller narrowly missed another deep ball with a diving effort in the 3rd quarter, then followed that play up with a nice toe-tapping reception on the left sideline. Miller finished with a career high in targets(6), catches(4), and yards(71).
2019 Week 10 vs ARI (3 / 2 / 33 / 0 rec)
Miller mixed into the receiver rotation with Perriman. He had a short reception on a shallow crossing route in the 2nd quarter. Winston targeted him in the end zone with a desperate and ill-advised heave in the 3rd quarter that was lucky to not be intercepted. The highlight of Miller's day was a beautiful leaping catch over a defender for a 28 yard gain up the seam in the 3rd quarter.
2019 Week 8 vs TEN (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Miller continued to mix into the receiver rotation despite the return of Perriman, who had a rough game. Miller had a step on his defender on a deep ball in the 2nd quarter, but couldn't quite haul in an overthrown pass from Winston.
2019 Week 6 vs CAR (7 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)
Miller mixed into the receiver rotation in Breshad Perriman's absence, working outside and in the slot. Miller appeared to fumble after a 19 yard reception on a 3rd quarter skinny post, but the call was overturned by official review. Miller had a step on his defender on a deep ball in the 4th quarter, but Winston overthrew him badly. He finished with 3 catches on his 7 targets.
2019 Week 5 vs NO (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 18 / 0 rush)
Miller had a rough debut as he joined Evans and Godwin in 3WR sets. He appeared to have a route miscommunication with Winston on the first drive that resulted in an ugly interception that was luckily negated by a delay of game penalty. Winston tossed one well over his head on a short out route on the next drive. Miller did have a nice carry on an end-around sweep that picked up 18 yards in the 2nd quarter.
Latest NewsBuccaneers | Scott Miller finishes with 71 yards (Sun Nov 17, 06:09 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Scott Miller caught four passes for 71 yards against the New Orleans Saints in Week 11. He was targeted six times during the game. Our View: Miller is worth a stash in deep dynasty as a player similar to John Brown, who blossomed up Bruce Arians in Arizona. He had a long catch down to the one and should be well on his way to being the #3 receiver in this offense long term.
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