Miller (shoulder) is on track to be ready for training camp, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Miller played with a left shoulder injury throughout his 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.
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.
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 next season.
Miller won't return to Sunday's game in Minnesota due to a left shoulder injury, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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. Although his performance this season was disappointing, over the second half of the season he was a clear fantasy starter with the exception of his disappearing act Week 16. As he enters the third year of a four-year rookie contract, a strong case can be made for him to be drafted as a top-40 option at wide receiver.
Miller suffered a shoulder injury during Sunday's game at Minnesota, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM Chicago reports.
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.
Miller caught one pass for two yards in the Bears' 26-3 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.
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.
Miller caught nine passes for 118 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' 21-13 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
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. Taylor Gabriel -- who's missed the last three games with a concussion -- and his status merit continued watching from Miller owners, however.
Miller secured three of four targets for 42 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' 31-24 win over the Cowboys on Thursday.
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.
Miller secured nine of 13 targets for 140 yards in the Bears' 24-20 win over the Lions on Thursday.
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 third-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.
Miller caught six passes for 77 yards in the Bears' 19-14 victory over the Giants on Sunday.
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.
Miller caught six passes for 54 yards in the Bears' 17-7 loss to the Rams on Sunday.
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.
Miller caught one pass for seven yards in the Bears' 20-13 win over the Lions on Sunday.
After having posted at least 52 yards in three straight games, Miller now has caught just a single pass for seven yards on three targets over his last two games. On the season, he's been held to 15 or fewer yards in six of nine games, making him a risky fantasy option with a low scoring floor.
Miller failed to catch his lone target in the Bears' 22-14 loss to the Eagles on Sunday.
Despite facing one of the softest pass defenses in the league, Mitchell Trubisky only threw for 125 yards, and Miller suffered from his quarterback throwing just 21 passes. Although he's posted at least 52 yards in three of his last four games, he's only had two games in which he's been targeted more than three times, giving him the potential for significant downside. Until he begins to show more consistency, he'll be a very risky lineup option.
Miller caught three passes for 67 yards in the Bears' 17-16 loss to the Chargers on Sunday.
The good news was that Miller led the Bears in receiving yardage, but unfortunately, he logged just three targets. When counted upon, he came up with a big reception on a fourth down to move the chains while also adding a 35-yard grab to help boost his yardage total. With at least 52 yards in each of his last three games, he's now a player who can be considered as a weekly fantasy option, though in a low-volume passing attack, he has clear downside as well.
Miller caught five passes for 64 yards in the Bears' 36-25 loss to the Saints on Sunday.
Miller was a complete non-factor for the majority of this game: Mitchell Trubisky was under heavy pressure, and Chicago was unable to sustain any offensive drives. However, once the game was out of hand in the last five minutes, he was able to compile some late production to salvage his fantasy day. He's now been targeted at least seven times in each of his last two contests, and he may be starting to work his way into fantasy relevance.
Miller caught four passes for 52 yards in Chicago's 24-21 loss to Oakland on Sunday.
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, they could begin to make Miller a more consistent part of their offense, but until they do, it'll be difficult to trust him in weekly fantasy lineups.
Miller caught two passes for 11 yards in the Bears' 16-6 win over the Vikings on Sunday.
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.
Miller caught one pass for 15 yards in the Bears' 31-15 victory over Washington on Monday.
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 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.
Miller caught one pass for two yards in the Bears' 16-14 victory over the Broncos on Sunday.
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, he'll be nearly impossible to trust in fantasy lineups.
Miller failed to come up with his only target in the Bears' 10-3 loss to the Packers on Thursday.
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 next opportunity to break the 2019 ice will come against the Broncos in Week 2 a week from Sunday.
Miller (ankle) isn't listed on Monday's injury report.
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.
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