Heath Miller injury update: Steelers TE likely inactive, don't play him in fantasy

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Heath Miller is unlikely to play on Sunday with his injury. We break down the fantasy implications.

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller seems unlikely to play in the team's Week 1 opener against the Tennessee Titans. Miller was listed as "doubtful" on the official injury report on Friday and wasn't optimistic about being ready to play in interviews throughout the week.

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Miller tore his ACL late last season and has been on the road to recovery for about eight months. There was some initial thought that the team would keep him on the physically unable to perform list, which would require him missing the first six weeks of the season, but they removed him from the list recently.

So Miller is on the roster, and should be back prior to that six week mark, but he's not likely playing in the opener. It was always a longshot for him, and it wouldn't be smart to risk further injury by playing him too early.

Fantasy Impact: Miller was extremely productive for the Steelers before getting injured last season. He's a solid fantasy option as a No. 1 tight end, but he absolutely should be riding your bench this week, and probably next. He's not going to play, and if he does, he'll get very, very limited action. Avoid for now.

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