Zach Miller | Bears TE

Date of Birth:  10/04/1984
Age:  33
Height  6'5"
Weight:   243
College:  Nebraska-Omaha
Drafted:  2009 | Round 6 | Pick 180
Depth Chart:  Starter

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Zach Miller | Bears TE

Zach Miller had urgent vascular surgery.

Miller's devastating disclosed knee that tore an artery is reportedly bad enough that it might cause him to lose his leg, but it appears what is being called by the team as a "successful surgery" after quick action by everyone involved probably saved the leg. He's set to get an MRI, which reportedly would not happen if there was still danger of losing the leg, so that is an excellent sign. We all just need to pray, and hopefully Miller is able to get back to 100% health.

Zach Miller | Bears TE

Zach Miller has a disclosed kneecap.

Bears head coach John Fox announced this after the game. While it's possible knee dislocations can heal within several weeks, this might be a very bad one with more damage. David J. Chao, MD (A.KA. @ProFootballDoc on Twitter), who is almost always spot-on with his injury analysis, says the injury is "career threatening" and best case would be season-ending. We just need to hope and pray Miller is able to make a full recovery at some point.

Zach Miller | Bears TE

Zach Miller goes down with gruesome leg injury.

Miller went up for a pass to the end zone in the third quarter against the Saints and unfortunately suffered one of the worst injuries you'll ever see when his leg bent. On what looks like a terrible call, it looked like it should've been a touchdown but was overturned for some reason, which is sad. It's probably safe to say Miller's season is done, and it'll end with 20 receptions for 236 yards and two touchdowns. The 33-year-old veteran is a free agent after the season, but he can still get it done on the field. Hopefully he's able to keep playing in 2018 if he wants to.

Zach Miller | Bears TE

Zach Miller catches two passes in Week 7.

His two receptions led the team, as the Bears only attempted seven passes in the game. He gained 29 yards against the Panthers. Miller has a low floor in this run-heavy offense, so there are safer TE options out there in a deep position.

Zach Miller | Bears TE

Zach Miller caught two passes for 25 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Ravens.

Miller has now scored in both of Mitchell Trubisky's starts, but this score came on a throw from running back Tarik Cohen. The veteran still isn't worth considering outside of good matchups, so he's not a recommended fantasy play in Week 7 against Carolina.

Zach Miller | Bears TE

Zach Miller scores in Bears' loss.

Miller caught the first career touchdown from rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, as a ball was tipped in the end zone and into the veteran tight end's hands. Overall, Miller had three receptions for 39 yards and a touchdown, and he drew a team-high six targets (including one late in the game that was intercepted by Vikings safety Harrison Smith). Miller isn't a recommended fantasy option yet, but he could emerge as one if Trubisky continues looking his way.

Zach Miller | Bears TE

Zach Miller catches both targets in loss to the Bears.

The veteran tight end had 45 yards on his two receptions, including a long of 29 where he showed off his speed and nearly scored. Miller isn't a recommended starting fantasy tight end right now.

Zach Miller | Bears TE

Zach Miller caught one pass in Sunday's win over Pittsburgh.

It went for 17 yards. The veteran tight end isn't a good fantasy option with Adam Shaheen (who scored) and Dion Sims both also getting playing time on a conservative offense. He can stay on the waiver wire.

Zach Miller | Bears TE

Zach Miller catches six of nine targets in Week 2.

Miller had six receptions for 42 yards in the Bears' loss to the Buccaneers. Right now, he's the clear top receiving tight end in Chicago and he looked good in the game, but there are likely better options for your TE1 in a deep position.

Zach Miller | Bears TE

Zach Miller catches four-of-six targets in Week 1.

Miller had 39 reception against the Falcons. He doesn't have a high weekly upside in Chicago and should not be in your fantasy lineup unless you play in a deep league.

Zach Miller | Bears TE

Zach Miller works with first-team offense in Week 2 of the preseason.

Miller caught two passes for 17 yards in the game, and it looks like he's the starter for the Bears. Still, with Dion Sims and rookie Adam Shaheen also in the mix, Miller might struggle to deliver consistent fantasy value this season.

Zach Miller | Bears TE

Jeff Dickerson of ESPN believes Zach Miller might be on the roster bubble.

Although Miller has been one of the Bears' most consistent options over the past two seasons when on the field, a foot injury ended his season last year, and the team drafted Adam Shaheen in the second round, while signing Dion Sims during free agency. Still, Miller has been productive and should not be counted out. His fantasy value will be limited if he does stay with the Bears, however, with Shaheen and Sims now in the mix.

Zack Miller led the team in receiving yards with 61 on three catches and a touchdown before leaving the game toward the end of the first half.

Miller left the game with what appeared to be a shoulder injury. The Bears offense ground to a halt without their biggest receiving threat. This is a potentially serious injury for Miller, which would be a big blow to the Bears' passing offense.

Zach Miller | Bears TE

Zach Miller catches four passes for 32 yards as Bears get blown out.

Miller couldn't do anything as Chicago didn't even find the end zone on Sunday. Despite eventually losing by 26 points, Jay Cutler completed just 16 passes. The quarterback play has no where to go but up, so Miller remains on the TE1 map for Week 11.

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