Miller recorded seven tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery during Sunday's 27-24 win over the Seahawks.
One of Miller's most impressive plays came in the third quarter when he reached into the arms of running back Chris Carson and just took the ball away. A sack and 13-yard loss helped prevent Seattle from responding after Denver scored a go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter. Miller played like a man possessed on Sunday, and fantasy owners will hope that the combination of playing with a lead -- which Denver seldom did in 2017 -- and a quality opposite number in rookie Bradley Chubb will help Miller toward a career season. That may come to pass, but it won't be every week that Miller goes up against an offensive line as porous as Seattle's.
Two of Miller's three highest sack seasons were during the three-year stretch in which he and Ware were bookends. The other was Denver's championship run. Ware's talent as a player obviously contributed to that, but Miller has also often referred to Ware as a mentor. Ware joining the coaching staff could help both light a spark under Miller and improve his supporting cast after the star rusher tallied just 10 sacks in 2017, his career low when playing a full season.
Miller finished up 2017 with 51 solo tackles, six assisted tackles, one sack, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
Miller took a big step back in 2017, ranking just 18th in the league with 10 sacks -- the lowest total for a full season in his career. True, sacks are just one small indicator of an edge player's success, but you have to wonder what could have been for Miller. The stud pass rusher had eight sacks through the team's first eight games, but just two the rest of the way. A healthy rebound season by opposite number Shane Ray and a little more depth along Denver's edges could go a long way toward a better 2018 for Miller.
Miller had four tackles (three solo), a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in Sunday's 27-11 loss to Washington.
Miller had a strong first half to the season with eight sacks, but has only two sacks over the last seven games. The Broncos being blown out on a seemingly regular basis certainly limits passing situations for opposing offenses, but nonetheless Miller will aim for a strong finish against division rival Kansas City in Week 17.
Miller added four solo tackles and one sack Sunday against the Jets.
Miller played 48 of 50 defensive snaps, and he's gotten to the quarterback in some fashion in each of the last three contests. Expect him to have a superb Week 15 fantasy performance against the Colts, since QB Jacoby Brissett ranks last in the league in sack percentage (11.2 percent).
|3||9/23/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|7||10/18/18||@ ARI||8:20 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/18/18||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|16||12/24/18||@ OAK||8:15 pm|
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