25-Year-Old Linebacker – Denver Broncos
2013 Fantasy Football Outlook
It might seem wrong to list a superstar like Miller this low in the rankings, but IDP leagues don't necessarily measure real-life impact as much as they do raw statistics, and Miller's role as a lineb...
Von Miller Contract Information:
Signed by the Broncos in July of 2011. The deal is reportedly for $21 million over four years.
Miller, who underwent surgery in January to repair a torn ACL, is progressing in his recovery but said he won't rush back from the injury, ESPN.com reports.
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Von Miller: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Miller, who tore his ACL in Week 16, will go under the knife with the hope likely being that he can make a full recovery ahead of 2014 training camp. His loss wasn't felt in the team's Week 17 matchup, but Denver may have a hard time manufacturing pressure on Phillip Rivers in the divisional round.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Though the Broncos rolled to a 6-0 record with Miller serving a suspension to start the season, this still represents a huge blow to the team's defense -- in particular in the pass-rushing department -- as the playoffs approach. His absence will create added opportunities for Nate Irving, in Week 17 and beyond.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Although Denver primarily runs a 4-3 alignment, Millerís rare ability as a pass rusher results in him being used more like a defensive end or a 3-4 outside linebacker, which in turn limits his ability to pile up tackles. Like DeMarcus Ware, though, Miller is such a star as a pass rusher that he remains an IDP factor. He finished his rookie year with 64 tackles (50 solo) and 11.5 sacks despite missing one game and playing hurt in four others with torn thumb ligaments. With better health and a full NFL offseason heading into 2012, improvement is expected from Miller.
Although Miller specialized in rushing the quarterback at Texas A&M, Denver is hoping to turn this year's second overall pick into an all-around 4-3 linebacker, albeit one who figures to blitz more often than most. In addition to being an intelligent, productive player, Miller is also a remarkable athlete, as he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds after weighing in at 247 pounds at the NFL Combine. Miller totaled 27 sacks and 39 tackles for loss in his last two years at Texas A&M, so he has all the makings of a future NFL star.