Miller appears set for an expanded role for Monday night's Week 8 battle against the Giants with Chris Godwin (finger) ruled out of the contest.
Jenna Laine of ESPN.com confirms Godwin fractured his index finger on his fourth-quarter touchdown reception in Sunday's win against Las Vegas and will be forced to miss Week 8 at minimum. Miller is coming off an impressive six-catch, 109-yard, one-touchdown effort versus the Raiders, and he's likely to bump up to No. 2 on the depth chart with Godwin out Monday night and Antonio Brown (suspension) not yet eligible to play. Miller has played in two of the other three games Godwin has missed this season with a concussion and a hamstring injury, posting a 5-83-1 line against the Chargers in one of those contests Week 4.
Miller brought in six of nine targets for 109 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 45-20 win over the Raiders on Sunday.
The second-year speedster's wheels were on display Sunday on a 33-yard scoring grab down the left sideline just before halftime, and he finished with a team-leading receiving yardage tally overall. Miller also logged his highest target count of the season, and he's posted at least 83 receiving yards in three of his past four games. However, the impending arrival of Antonio Brown (suspension) has the potential to eventually make Miller a much more speculative week-to-week fantasy play, considering the former is adept at many of the downfield routes the Bowling Green product currently handles in coach Bruce Arians' offense.
Miller (hip/groin) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Miller was never able to upgrade from limited participation in practices Wednesday through Friday, but the Buccaneers are apparently convinced that neither the hip nor the groin issue will keep him from taking the field this weekend. With none of the Buccaneers' receivers or tight ends taking injury designations into the weekend, Miller will likely be limited to a supporting role in the passing game.
Miller (hip/groin) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
Miller is one of three Buccaneers receivers who has been limited in the team's first two practices of Week 7, as Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Mike Evans (ankle) have also had their reps managed. Despite being limited in every practice last week, Miller still approached Sunday's win over the Packers without an injury designation, finishing with one reception for six yards on two targets. With that in mind, Miller won't necessarily need to upgrade to full participation Friday to gain clearance for this weekend's game in Las Vegas.
Miller (hip/groin) was listed as limited on Wednesday's injury report.
Miller impressed to begin the season, surpassing 70 receiving yards three times in the first four games. Since then, though, he's totaled one catch (on two targets) for six yards over the last two contests. With Mike Evans (ankle) and Chris Godwin (hamstring) kicking off this week as limited participants, the Buccaneers have some question marks at the top of the receiver depth chart. Still, if both suit up Sunday in Las Vegas, Miller will have a tough path to meaningful target volume.
Miller secured one of two targets for six yards in the Buccaneers' 38-10 win over the Packers on Sunday.
The speedster couldn't produce much in the way of a bounce-back effort after being blanked altogether in the Week 5 loss to the Bears, making it a second straight disappointing week for his fantasy managers. It was suspected that Miller's production was going to fluctuate week to week whenever the Bucs had their full complement of pass catchers available, and that was essentially the case Sunday with the exception of O.J. Howard (IR-Achilles). Miller will look to boost his numbers back up in a Week 7 road interconference showdown against the Raiders, a game that could produce the type of environment conducive to a few deep shots for the fleet second-year pro.
Miller (hip/groin) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game against the Packers, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
Limited in practice all week, Miller has been cleared to suit up Week 6 along with position mates Mike Evans (ankle) and Chris Godwin (hamstring). In the two games all three have been active this season, Miller totaled eight catches (on 11 targets) for 156 yards. That said, the going may be tough versus a Green Bay defense that has conceded 151 receiving yards per game to wideouts in 2020.
Miller (hip/groin) remained limited at Thursday's practice.
Miller seemed to be the healthiest of the Bucs' available wide receivers last Thursday in Chicago, but he was blanked in the box score, despite earning 63 percent of the snaps on offense. With Mike Evans (ankle) logging a limited session for the first time in weeks Thursday and Chris Godwin (hamstring) maintaining that activity level, the group clearly is getting healthier as the team prepares for Sunday's showdown with the Packers. Friday's injury report will give a better sense of the trio's Week 6 availability.
Miller (hip/groin) was limited at Wednesday's practice.
Despite missing Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Justin Watson (chest) in last Thursday's loss to the Bears, Miller wasn't targeted while ranking third in offensive snap share (63 percent) behind Mike Evans (85) and rookie Tyler Johnson (79). The development was an interesting one, as Miller was expected to fill in as Godwin's replacement in the slot, an assignment that proved fruitful Week 4 (5-83-1 line on seven targets). On Wednesday, Evans (ankle) didn't practice, Godwin also was limited, and Justin Watson (chest) practiced fully, so the Bucs' receiving corps again has some moving parts as they prepare for Sunday's game against the Packers.
Miller (hip/groin) did not see a target in Thursday night's 20-19 loss to the Bears.
Miller looked to be in better shape health-wise than fellow wideout Mike Evans (ankle) coming into the contest, but the speedster was surprisingly unable to even draw a look from Tom Brady on a night when the Buccaneers were still down Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Justin Watson (chest). The quiet night will likely go down as an outlier in retrospect, but for the moment, Miller cost fantasy managers a valuable roster spot in their Week 5 games after coming into the contest presumably poised for a solid workload. He'll look to atone for the dud in a Week 6 home battle against the Packers on Sunday, Oct. 18.
Miller (hip/groin) is active for Thursday's game at Chicago.
Among the Bucs' top four wide receivers, Miller was the only one to get in a limited practice this week and now will be one of the top options at Tom Brady's disposal. Aside from Miller, Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Justin Watson (chest) are inactive, leaving Mike Evans (ankle), Tyler Johnson, Jaydon Mickens and Cyril Grayson as the wide receivers available to the offense.
Miller (hip/groin) is expected to play Thursday night against the Bears, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Miller was one of few members of his position group to see meaningful practice time this week, and it's looking like that might pay off if he's indeed active for the contest (that will be worth confirming prior to the 8:20 p.m. EST kickoff). Fellow wideout Chris Godwin (hamstring) has already been ruled out for the matchup, while Rapoport is reporting the status of Mike Evans (ankle) will hinge on his pregame workout. The Chicago defense hasn't been particularly kind to opposing wide receivers this season, giving up the third-least points to the position in standard formats, but a heavy usage night for Miller -- depending on how inactives shake out -- could still make him warrant fantasy consideration.
Miller (hip/groin) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game at Chicago, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Among the Buccaneers' top four wide receivers, Miller was the only to manage at least some limited activity in practice this week. The team ruled out Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Justin Watson (chest), while Mike Evans (ankle) also is questionable. As a result, Miller should be poised for another significant workload Thursday, assuming he's active. Over the last two games, Miller combined for eight catches (on 12 targets) for 166 yards and one touchdown.
Miller (hip/groin) didn't participate in Tuesday's practice, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Miller joined Mike Evans (ankle), Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Justin Watson (chest) as non-participants for a second consecutive day. Among those four, Godwin is in the greatest danger of not suiting up Thursday in Chicago, which would leave slot duties up for grabs. Miller filled in this past Sunday versus the Chargers, going for five catches (on seven targets) for 83 yards and one touchdown.
Miller (hip) was listed as a non-participant on Monday's injury report.
The same can be said for Mike Evans (ankle), Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Justin Watson (chest). Godwin himself isn't expected to return for Thursday's game at Chicago, so Miller likely will take over slot duties in the Bucs offense if he's active Week 5. This past Sunday against the Chargers, Miller managed five catches (on seven targets) for 83 yards and one touchdown.
Miller (hip/groin) secured five of seven targets for 83 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 38-31 win over the Chargers on Sunday.
Despite the fact he was beset by a pair of lower-body injuries throughout the week, Miller showed no ill effects on a nifty 44-yard reception and subsequent 19-yard scoring grab in a go-ahead third-quarter drive for the Buccaneers that solely consisted of the speedster's pair of catches. Miller clearly benefited from the absence of Chris Godwin (hamstring), and with the latter not expected to be ready for Thursday night's road battle against the Bears, the second-year pro should have a good chance of putting together a successful encore to his back-to-back 83-yard performances.
Miller (hip/groin) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
Miller's status came down to a pregame workout, and the second-year wideout apparently moved around well enough for the Buccaneers' training and coaching staffs to sign off on him suiting up Week 4. The 23-year-old has already been filling a starting role for Tampa Bay through the first three games, but he could see more involvement in the passing game than usual with Chris Godwin (hamstring) sidelined for his second game of the season.
Miller (hip/groin), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, will go through a pregame warmup before the Buccaneers decide on his status, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
The Chargers-Buccaneers game will take place in the early window of games Sunday, so fantasy managers counting on Miller will receive clarity on his status when Tampa Bay releases its inactive list approximately 90 minutes prior to the 1 p.m. ET kickoff. Miller was sidelined for two practices to begin the week, but after turning in a full workout Friday, he's seemingly trending in the right direction for the Week 4 matchup. If active, Miller could serve as Tampa Bay's No. 2 or 3 option in the passing game behind Mike Evans and/or Rob Gronkowski with star wideout Chris Godwin (hamstring) set to miss his second game of the season.
Miller (hip/groin) was a full participant in Friday's practice but is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
Coach Bruce Arians hinted at a game-day decision when he said the Bucs will evaluate Miller on Saturday, per Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. A full practice session seemingly puts the wide receiver on track to play, potentially handling an expanded role with Chris Godwin (hamstring) ruled out. Despite the encouraging signs, fantasy managers may want to treat Miller as a game-time decision, checking back in when the Bucs release their inactive list approximately 90 minutes before the 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday.
Miller (hip) is on the field for the early portion of Friday's practice, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Miller looks as though he'll officially be listed as 'limited' on Friday's final practice report of the week, but that would be a notable step in the right direction coming off back-to-back absences. With Chris Godwin (hamstring) expected to sit out Sunday's game against the Chargers, Miller could see the opportunity for valuable added reps if he's able to get the green light and suit up.
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