Scotty Miller has emerged as a viable fantasy flex risk this season. The earlier sixth-round choose of Baylor has been a robust deep threat for Tom Brady and has held his private filling in for his injured teammates at events this season. However, the group’s No. three receiver is now dealing with an hurt of his private ahead of the Buccaneers’ Thursday night recreation in opposition to the Bears. Miller is “questionable” with a hip/groin hurt, and whereas it seems that he’s trending within the right path, updates on his standing is perhaps important for the first start ’em, sit ’em identify for fantasy owners in Week 5.
We’ll be proper right here providing updates underneath about Miller correct up until the energetic/inactive report is launched at spherical 6:50 p.m. ET on Thursday. For hurt updates on Miller’s teammate and fellow receiver Mike Evans, click on on proper right here, and for further fantasy data, observe us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.
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Is Scotty Miller having fun with Thursday night?
UPDATE 2: Miller is formally ACTIVE.
UPDATE: In line with NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Miller is predicted to play on Thursday night in opposition to the Bears. Check once more proper right here for official affirmation sooner than game-time, nonetheless it feels such as you probably can fireplace up Miller as a WR3/flex play this week.
Miller (hip/groin) was absent from the Bucs’ apply on every Monday and Tuesday of the short week, nonetheless he ended up returning to Wednesday’s apply. In line with the group’s hurt report, Miller was restricted in apply. Whereas that doesn’t guarantee that he’ll play, the reality that his apply standing improved is an excellent sign, and it implies that he most likely should play barring any form of setback.
Miller’s standing is perhaps terribly important for the Bucs. The group is perhaps with out two of their excessive four receivers, Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Justin Watson (chest), on this contest. If healthful, Miller will perform the de facto No. 2 receiver for the Bucs and is perhaps used to stretch the sector in opposition to a difficult Bears safety.
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That talked about, it’s also worth noting that Mike Evans (ankle) is questionable for this recreation and is perhaps a game-time selection, similar to Miller. So, there’s an out of doors chance that Miller is perhaps the best receiver in Tampa Bay on Thursday, so in case you want help on the receiver place and Miller is obtainable, be at liberty to plug him into your lineup as a WR3.
Merely to note, if Miller is absent, one amongst Tyler Johnson, Jaydon Mickens, or Cyril Grayson would step into his perform. Predicting which of them would do that and which participant would have basically probably the most success is subsequent to unattainable, so it’s most likely biggest to point out to completely different WR selections if Miller is out. Possibly tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Cameron Brate is perhaps worthy begins if that’s the case many WRs are out, nonetheless they’re further seemingly TD-dependent performs on the TE place than worthwhile flex performs.
Miller can positively be started if healthful, and evidently he should be on observe to play. Check once more for updates on his standing throughout the lead-up to kickoff to make sure you don’t miss a vital start ’em, sit ’em various.