When the Seattle Seahawks signed Zach Miller to a big free agent contract prior to the 2011 season, they thought they were locking up their staring tight end position for at least a few seasons. Now, just one season later, not only has Miller potentially fallen from the top spot on the depth chart, he's fallen off the radar of fantasy football owners.
Fake Teams, SB Nation's fantasy sports blog, released their 2012 tight end rankings and a year after being ranked the No. 13 tight end by Fake Teams, Miller was not one of the tight ends ranked in 2012. Fake Teams ranked the top 12 tight ends then listed eight more under "best of the rest."
Miller caught just 25 passes last season after catching at least 44 in each of his first four NFL seasons. He also suffered a concussion in the Seahawks' 2012 preseason opener.
Miller is competing for the top spot on the depth chart with Kellen Winslow, who Seattle acquired in an offseason trade. A year after being ranked as the 9th best fantasy tight end, Winslow didn't make Fake Teams' top 12 for 2012 but he was mentioned in the "best of the rest."