Anthony Miller Fantasy Football News 2021

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Bears are "having trade discussions" with other teams about WR Anthony Miller and that the wideout is "likely to be dealt." Miller has caught just 2.9 receptions and 33.3 yards per game over 3 years with Chicago since arriving in Round 2 of the 2018 draft. He averaged a career-low 9.9 yards per catch last season and has seen his average target depth drop each of the past 2 years. We like the talent on Miller, who has flashed at times with the Bears. A move out of Chicago could be good for his fantasy upside both in 2021 and beyond. He'll turn 27 in October.

The Bears have downgraded WR Darnell Mooney (ankle) to OUT for Sunday's game against the Saints. That boosts the fantasy football outlook for WR Anthony Miller.

Bears WR Darnell Mooney missed practice this week due to a personal matter. HC Matt Nagy only said Friday that he "thinks" Mooney will play vs. the Texans this weekend. The rookie shouldn't be in your Week 14 fantasy plans. His absence would free up a few extra targets for WRs Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller.

Bears WR Darnell Mooney was added to the injury report on Friday with a knee. He didn't practice and is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Lions. Mooney was already a shaky fantasy play and is basically off the radar now that he's not at 100%. With WR Allen Robinson also dealing with a knee issue, WR Anthony Miller might be forced into a bigger role on Sunday.

Bears WR Allen Robinson has cleared the concussion protocol and is now expected to play Sunday against the Saints, according to multiple reports. That comes as a big surprise after the Bears listed him as doubtful Friday. Robinson obviously belongs in fantasy lineups in nearly all cases. His return knocks Chicago WRs Anthony Miller and Darnell Mooney back down the rankings, though it's still a decent spot for Mooney if you're looking for an option in low WR4 range.

Bears WR Allen Robinson (concussion) remained sidelined on Thursday. He's looking like a long shot to play against the Saints this weekend. That'd leave Darnell Mooney and Anthony Miller as Chicago's top 2 WRs. We've removed Robinson from the Week 8 WR Rankings and bumped up Mooney and Miller

Bears WR Allen Robinson has entered the league concussion protocol. There was no report of a concussion coming out of Monday night's game, so symptoms must have arisen since then. That doesn't bode well for his chances of making it back in time to face the Saints this Sunday. If Robinson's out, we'd likely see target boosts for WRs Darnell Mooney and Anthony Miller. It's tough to get excited about anyone in that offense as a fantasy option right now, though.

Bears WR Darnell Mooney (shoulder) is active for tonight's game against the Bucs. He's run more routes and out-targeted WR Anthony Miller over the past 3 weeks. Still, Mooney is really only in play for DFS showdown contests.

The Bears signed WR Ted Ginn to a 1-year deal. The 35-year-old lands in a decent spot for snaps, as Chicago lacks depth behind Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller. But going from Drew Brees to Nick Foles and/or Mitchell Trubisky isn’t appealing. Plus, Ginn struggled to emerge for a Saints WR corps that was thin behind Michael Thomas in 2019, catching just 30 balls in 16 games. He's barely on the best ball radar.

Bears WR Anthony Miller will undergo surgery on his left shoulder and is expected to be sidelined until training camp, GM Ryan Pace said. That's the same shoulder that Miller had surgery on last January. He then missed spring workouts, which might help explain why he got off to such a slow start in 2019. We'll keep an eye on his rehab this go-around.

Bears WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion) is out again for Sunday night’s game against the Chiefs. That keeps Anthony Miller locked in as the #2 option in Chicago’s passing game. Consider him an upside WR3 vs. a Kansas City defense susceptible to slot receivers.

Bears WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against the Packers. That keeps Anthony Miller in play as a WR4 option. WR Javon Wims (knee) is listed as questionable.

Bears WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion) is out for Thursday night's game against the Cowboys. WR Javon Wims stepped in to play 89% of Chicago's offensive snaps and post a 5-56 line on 6 targets with Gabriel out on Thanksgiving. Wims is on the WR4 radar for Week 14. WR Anthony Miller remains the superior fantasy play, though.

Bears WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion) didn't travel with the team to London and is out for Sunday's game against the Raiders. WR Javon Wims actually played ahead of WR Anthony Miller with Gabriel out last week. Allen Robinson is the only Chicago WR that should be in Week 5 fantasy lineups.

Bears WR Anthony Miller (ankle) returned to practice on Monday and said afterward that he'll be 100% for Week 1. The Chicago Tribune's Dan Wiederer suggested last week that Miller could be limited early on this season, so we'll be keeping a close eye on his practice participation. A healthy Miller should emerge as Chicago's #2 WR this year.

The Chicago Tribune's Dan Wiederer believes WR Anthony Miller (ankle) could be limited early on this season. The 2nd-year wideout has been sidelined for almost 2 weeks now with his sprained ankle. And he spent most of the offseason rehabbing from January shoulder surgery. When healthy, Miller remains a good bet to be Chicago's #2 WR. But the durability problems make him just a late-round flier in fantasy drafts.

HC Matt Nagy said Sunday that WR Anthony Miller sprained his right ankle in Saturday's practice, the team announced. Nagy said he doesn't expect the injury to challenge Miller's Week 1 availability. We'll see how soon the 2nd-year wideout returns to the field.

Bears WR Anthony Miller left practice Saturday with an apparent injury to his right ankle or foot, according to ESPN's Jeff Dickerson. Miller reportedly landed awkwardly after a jump ball in a 1-on-1 drill. We'll keep an eye out for a specific diagnosis. If you're drafting today, perhaps wait an extra round on Miller. He's going late enough to be relatively low-risk either way, though.

The Bears are “optimistic” that WR Anthony Miller (shoulder) and TE Trey Burton (hernia) will be ready for the start of training camp, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. Both players have missed offseason workouts while working back from surgeries. We’ll watch their participation early in camp

The Bears selected Georgia WR Riley Ridley in the 4th round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Calvin’s younger brother never popped at Georgia, topping out with 43 catches, 559 yards and 9 TDs this past season. Even in a run-heavy offense, his market shares underwhelm: 17.8% of the catches, 17.6% of the receiving yards and 26.5% of the receiving scores. Those marks rank 39th, 43rd and 29th among the 48 WRs at this year’s Combine. Ridley doesn’t check the athleticism box either, registering a 15th percentile SPARQ score at 6’1 and 194 pounds. He is 1 of the better route runners in this class and shows well in contested situations. That makes him a pro-ready and relatively safe WR prospect, but nothing in Ridley’s profile points to him becoming a real difference maker for the Bears or fantasy squads. He’ll compete for targets with Anthony Miller and Taylor Gabriel behind Allen Robinson.

 
 
 

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