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By Joseph Malizia

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 12: Zach Miller  of the Oakland Raiders carries the ball against Bradie James  and Keith Brooking  of the Dallas Cowboys during the preseason game at Dallas Cowboys Stadium on August 12, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Zach Miller will be a top-6 TE. Miller finished the 2009 season with 66 catches (9th among TEs) and 805 yards (8th). Those are damn good numbers when you have to count on JaMarcus Russell and Bruce Gradkowski to get you the football. In 2010, Miller will be even better.

The Raiders finally dumped JaMarshmellow in 2010 and brought in Jason Campbell from the Washington Redskins. This is great news for Miller because Campbell is a TE-friendly QB. In recent years, he turned Chris Cooley into a fantasy football star. In 2009, Redskins TE Fred Davis and Cooley (injured in Week 7) combined for 76 catches, 841 yards, and 8 TDs.

The situation and the timing are right for Miller to have a career year. Miller’s solid preseason statistics, including a 27-yard TD against San Francisco last week, demonstrate that he is prepared, focused, and an integral part of the game plan. Expect Miller to be taken as the 8th-11th TE off the board, sometime after Brent Celek and Tony Gonzalez. Snatch him up quickly and watch him excel.

For an additional opinion on Zach Miller, see Five Value Picks – Wide Receivers and Tight Ends, written by resident fantasy football expert and Hall of Famer Michael Hawes.

Litz has been playing fantasy sports since the late 80s - back when it was all referred to as rotisserie and as commissioner, kept track of the leagues with a USA Today and a pencil. It's a passion of his during the NFL season. Thanks to the Fantasy Cafe for providing a forum for enthusiasts like us to get together. You can find Litz posting in the Cafe forums as joejlitz.
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One Response to “Zach Miller”

  1. Snatch1414 says:

    Totally agree. I actually had him last year and I think the year before. More importantly, I had a chance to see him play a few times and he’s a very good player. Very fast for a tight end and he is unquestionably the focus of their passing game. I totally planned on waiting for him this year but Jermichael Finley being there in the 6th had me jumping up to grab a TE this year.


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