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Steelers Fantasy Football: Heath Miller's meteoric rise up the tight ends list

Steelers' tight end Heath Miller is coming off of a big game against the Colts. Can he be counted on for another one in Week 9 vs. the Baltimore Ravens?

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Suddenly, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger looked away from his primary target, running back Le'Veon Bell, and saw Heath Miller heading toward the end zone. Roethlisberger set his feet and made the easiest throw he made during his entire, historic passing performance, hitting Miller for an 11-yard touchdown. It was Ben's sixth of the game, breaking his own franchise record.

Miller used his hands to get off of the line of scrimmage (depicted in this video) and came down with maybe the easiest touchdown he has ever caught. Just like that, he capped off a huge Fantasy performance.

All told, Miller finished with seven catches for 112 yards, including this touchdown. He also had a big, 49-yard catch and run, vaulting himself forward statistically this year in the wake of his modest, one-catch performance against Houston in Week 7.

Miller has to be considered a viable option as the Steelers' passing offense continues to evolve. The addition of rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant and his recent success in the red zone (two targets, two touchdowns) will demand the Ravens' attention in Week 9. Miller, the ever-reliable red-zone presence, may have a few more open looks should the Steelers get the ball inside the 10.

Baltimore has one of the league's best red-zone defenses every year, and the Steelers will need to be well-prepared if they're going to score multiple touchdowns from that distance. Miller very well might factor into that game plan. He's someone to keep an eye on in Week 9.

Editor's Note: FanDuel is hosting a $500,000 one-week fantasy football league this weekend. It's $10 to join and first place wins $40,000. League starts Sunday 1 PM ET and ends on Monday night. Here's the link.