Scotty Miller Injury Update Could Boost Fantasy Outlook as Week 15 Sleeper With Mike Evans Out

Jason Schandl
Scotty Miller reaches to catch a pass against the Saints.
Scotty Miller reaches to catch a pass against the Saints. / Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

With Mike Evans out for the rest of the season, we can expect some big changes in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' passing attack down the stretch.

Chris Godwin obviously stands to see some increased looks, and the big conversation this week has been about Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson as the other players likely to step up. Scotty Miller returned to practice on Wednesday though, and he could have a major impact.

Miller has been out with a hamstring injury since Week 12, but he was firmly ahead of Justin Watson on the depth chart before that. He saw a combined 22 targets in seven games since Week 5, playing 155 snaps in that time. Watson did not see a single target in those seven games, playing just 10 snaps.

Perriman is ahead of both on the depth chart and will likely see a snap share north of 90 percent, but the slot role could push Miller into fantasy relevance this week. After Evans went down, Watson (playing without Miller) saw eight targets last week.

Godwin is the only WR in Tampa to crack the top 36 in our Week 15 PPR rankings (checking in at WR2), but if Miller does suit up this week he could be worth starting as a high-upside sleeper option in a crucial week of the fantasy football playoffs.

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