The Seattle Seahawks have cut ties with tight end Kellen Winslow, solidifying Zach Miller as the primary option for Seattle at the Y tight end position. For those of you who play Fantasy Football, this is worth noting for multiple reasons.
Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham and Vernon Davis highlighted what was a breakout season for tight ends in 2011. Given that there are so few elite options out there for your fantasy lineup, there's probably a good chance you got stuck with a lower-tier guy.
Depending on how deep your league is, Miller could be worth picking up. He is not expected to have a huge role in the Seahawks' offense, but rookie quarterback Russell Wilson will likely turn to Miller in the red zone as a safer pass route option. And while no one is suggesting he will put of Gronkowski-like numbers this season, he could be a solid option if Seattle incorporates him into the offensive passing playbook.
If your team does not immediately have a spot open, it's also probably worth highlighting Miller's name in the free agent pool for future weeks. He is currently owned in less than 5% of Yahoo! Sports leagues, meaning he should be available. Keep an eye on him this weekend.