Just to remind you of the definition of "flier" around here, I'm talking about a player who's barely owned, anywhere. Like, less than one-third of Yahoo leagues. These are desperation heaves for those of you in deep formats.
This week, we discuss a player I'm actually using in a 16-teamer this week as a fill-in for Jimmy Graham. No, I do not expect Graham-like stats. I'm not totally confident I'll get any stats, actually. But the matchup works, and, well ... my options are extremely limited. So let's build the case...
Zach Miller, TE, Sea (10 percent owned) — Miller has been sidelined for two games with a hamstring injury, but he's expected to return tonight, facing an Arizona defense that's allowed the most fantasy points (by far) to opposing tight ends. The Cards have given up 10 passing scores so far this year, and six have gone to TEs. Miller himself has only had one respectable fantasy performance in his four games — the two-touchdown effort against Jacksonville — so I won't push him too hard. In a public-style league, he's not in the pick-up discussion. He's played 233 snaps this season, per PFF, running 94 routes and drawing just 14 targets. So workload is perhaps an issue. Luke Wilson will likely see the field, too.
Still, four of Miller's targets have been inside the red-zone, and two have been caught for scores. And, again, his position has killed the Cardinals this year — remember, it was Arizona's D that made us all think Jared Cook was a useful player.
If you're scrambling for TE help in a big-and-tall league, give Zach a look. If you're not scrambling for help and you play in an 8 or 10-teamer, feel free to bring the derision in comments.