Heath Miller Held Out Of Thursday Practice, Fantasy Status Uncertain

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 16 : Heath Miller #83 of the Pittsburgh Steelers catches a touchdown pass in front of David Harris #52 of the New York Jets on September 16, 2012 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh won the game 27-10. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Heath Miller missed his second straight day of practice on Thursday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (ribs) was held out of practice for the second straight day, reports Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Miller banged up his rib cartilage last Sunday against the New York Jets, but finished the game and had a fine performance, catching all three targets for 19 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: Miller will probably tough it out against the Raiders on Sunday, but with an early bye in Week 4, the Steelers will likely be playing it safe with their injured players, having already ruled out James Harrison and Troy Polamalu. Keep an eye on Friday's practice reports before finalizing your TE lineup this week.

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