Anthony Miller, Bears
On film and production alone, Anthony Miller was one of the most impressive receivers in the class. Over the past two seasons at Memphis, Miller racked up nearly 2,900 receiving yards and 33 touchdowns, including 11 red zone touchdowns in 2017. However, there were questions about his durability after dealing with shoulder and foot issues in the past. Despite the concerns, Miller still went in the second round (No. 51 overall) to the Bears, who traded a 2019 second-rounder to New England to move back into Day 2 and pluck Miller.
Miller will likely slide right into the No. 2 receiver role in Chicago with Allen Robinson as the team’s "X" receiver. Miller should be on the field a ton as both an outside receiver and as a slot weapon. However, Miller’s overall ceiling may be capped due to how the Bears want to play offense. Chicago has a young quarterback, a stellar offensive line and two dynamic running backs in Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen. They threw the ball just 473 times in 2017, the fewest in the league.
Under new head coach Matt Nagy, that number should increase, but make no mistake about it, this is a run-heavy offense. Miller should see a high percentage of the Bears’ targets, but that still may not be enough for him to be fantasy-relevant for the foreseeable future.