In February, Von Miller led the Denver Broncos to a Super Bowl victory against the Carolina Panthers.

In fantasy drafts, the point is to build a team that is most likely to positively separate your team from the competition. There was only a 4.7 FP/G difference between the first and 10th quarterbacks last season, and only 5.3 FP/G between first and 12th. Thus, in a standard 10- or 12-team league, it is difficult to get much separation from your peers at quarterback. This is the backbone of the wait until the fifth or sixth round to take a quarterback strategy; if there’s no separation to be had, there’s no draft value in drafting a quarterback early.

Von Miller dances and has fun on set while posing for ESPN The Magazine’s 2016 Body Issue, as he talks about being a lifetime geek. (1:48)

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Where did he head next? To the set of the Body Issue, of course. Sometime between nabbing MVP honors and appearing on Dancing With the Stars, the defensive standout sat down with ESPN’s Morty Ain to talk about training for the big game, overcoming asthma and being a nerd at heart.

Hal, 26, has been the Texans’ starting free safety for the last three seasons after joining the team as a seventh-round pick in 2014. He signed a three-year, $15 million extension with the Texans last August.

My faith in God and the support from my family, friends, teammates and coaches will see me through this difficult time, Hal said in a statement. I will not let this diagnosis stop me from fulfilling my dreams and I do not want anyone to feel sorry for me. I know how to beat this and I will beat it.

The owners of the Texans, and coach Bill O’Brien released statements, as well.

Hal’s Texans teammates also voiced their support.

Former teammate Duane Brown, who’s now with the Seahawks, also passed along words of encouragement:

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