25-Year-Old Linebacker – Denver Broncos
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Miller is one of the best pass rushers in the league when he is on the field, but that has been an issue for him lately. He was suspended for the first six games of last season for violating the leagu...
Von Miller Contract Information:
Had his fifth-year contract option, worth $9.754 million in 2015, picked up by the Broncos in April of 2014.
Miller (groin) had seven tackles, including a sack, in Sunday's overtime loss to the Seahawks.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Despite suffering a torn ACL in Week 15 last year, Miller has put in a number of full practices since he was cleared for action at the beginning of training camp. While it's unclear how much action he'll be handed, the eminent pass-rusher, who has racked up 35 sacks in 40 career games, appears poised to start at strongside linebacker in the Broncos' regular season opener against the Colts.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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 linebacker/defensive end hybrid leaves him with fewer tackle opportunities than the other players with the linebacker designation. It's safe to say that Miller should still be owned in most IDP leagues since he's a remarkable pass rusher, but his failure to reach the 70-tackle mark the last two years limits his upside in most scoring systems. What further limits his upside is that he'll be suspended for the first six games of the season after violating the leagues drug policy. It's a major blow to his season totals, reducing his IDP value even more.
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.