Braxton Miller: Utility Man

Ryan Rauch details the good, the bad, and the verdict on Braxton Miller's fantasy outlook.

| 1 year ago
COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 6:  Quarterback Braxton Miller #5 of the Ohio State Buckeyes cuts upfield as he picks up yardage against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the second quarter at Ohio Stadium on October 6, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 6: Quarterback Braxton Miller #5 of the Ohio State Buckeyes cuts upfield as he picks up yardage against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the second quarter at Ohio Stadium on October 6, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Braxton Miller: Utility Man


For as long as I can remember watching college football, I cannot recall a situation like the one Ohio State and former quarterback/current H-back Braxton Miller are in this season. Miller, a former two-time Offensive Player of the Year in the Big 10, is making the transition away from quarterback and will see snaps from the slot in 2015. He’ll also be lining up next to whichever quarterback wins the job between Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett.

It’s a good problem for Ohio State to have, as they look to defend their 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship, their first title under coach Urban Meyer. The problem for the rest of us is whether or not Miller will be a viable fantasy asset this year, or if there simply won’t be enough touches to go around in what we all assume will be one of the most dynamic offenses in college football over the past decade.

What fantasy players will have to decide is whether or not the raw talent Miller possesses will outweigh the great unknown – can one of the most dynamic players in college football over the last decade be as effective at a position he’s never played before?

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