Miles Austin Fantasy News

Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 8:48pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Free agent WRs Santonio Holmes and Miles Austin are getting hurt by a deep wide receiver draft class. We've entered the phase of free agency where these guys are worth the risk at a bargain rate.

Fantasy Impact:

Sidney Rice is also available but may need to get medically cleared. There are certainly teams with needs at the position but it looks like going the route of the draft is going to be their first option.

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Terrance Williams expected to start for Cowboys
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 2:03pm

Dallas News - [Full Article]

Cutting Miles Austin opens the door for rookie receiver Terrance Williams to enter the starting lineup. The Cowboys were pleased with his production and development last season. Williams — a Dallas native who played at Baylor — was the Cowboys’ No. 3 receiver last season and had 44 catches for 736 yards and five touchdowns.

With Austin gone, the Cowboys also could pursue a veteran receiver in free agency who could help Williams and a young group of Dallas receivers in their development.

Fantasy Impact:

With Miles Austin basically sidelined from Week 4 to Week 10, Williams was the #12 WR in fantasy, racking up 24 catches for 438 yards and five TDs in that seven-game span. In four games where he played at least 80 percent of his teams snaps, he averaged 11.0 FP (#15 WR numbers). In eight games where he played at least 70 percent of the snaps, he averaged 9.0 FP (#22 WR numbers). He faded upon Austin’s return to starter’s snaps, but showed enough in his rookie season to make him an intriguing middle-round pick in 2014. The Cowboys figure to throw a lot under new OC Scott Linehan, who was pass-happy while in Detroit. With Austin gone, the path is clear for a breakout season from Williams.

Cowboys release WR Miles Austin
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 9:26pm

Dallas News - [Full Article]

The Dallas Cowboys have also decided to part ways with veteran wide receiver Miles Austin and will designate him as a post-June 1 cut, according to a source.

Releasing Austin saves the Cowboys $5.5 million against the cap, but they don’t get the credit on those savings until after June 1. That money will likely go toward the Cowboys signing their draft picks this year.

Fantasy Impact:

Struggling with injuries, Austin has been a shell of his former self last season. He will garner some interest in free agency, likely as a WR3.

Terrance Williams expected to start in 2014
Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 6:46pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Cowboys are expected to part ways with Miles Austin to save $5.5 million against the salary cap.

That would mean Terrance Williams would start alongside Dez Bryant in an offense expected to increase the number of passes thrown with new play-caller Scott Linehan.

Williams was a big-play threat for Romo last season with 12 catches of 20 or more yards. Overall, Williams had 44 catches for 736 yards and five touchdowns, with three of those scores going for at least 20 yards.

Williams has good speed, and improved his route running as the season progressed. Becoming reliable is the key for Williams in his development. Bryant dealt with similar questions after his rookie season, and as you saw in 2013 he produced his first Pro Bowl season.

Fantasy Impact:

With Austin basically sidelined from Week 4 to Week 10, Williams was the #12 WR in fantasy, racking up 24 catches for 438 yards and five TDs in that seven-game span. He faded upon Austin’s return to starter’s snaps, but showed enough in his rookie season to make him an interesting late-round sleeper in 2014. The Cowboys figure to throw a lot under new OC Scott Linehan, who was pass-happy while in Detroit.

Miles Austin likely cap casualty
Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 2:22pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Cowboys WR Miles Austin figures to be a June 1 casualty, which will open up $5.5 million in space, but would carry more than $5 million in dead money in 2015. Most of that money will be used to sign the draft picks.

Fantasy Impact:

Terrance Williams finished the season as the #40 WR and will be an intriguing late-round pick in 2014 fantasy drafts provided Austin is out of the way.

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Miles Austin active for Cowboys
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 3:01pm

Cowboys Inactives
Everett Dawkins DT
Justin Durant OLB
Jakar Hamilton DB
DeVonte Holloman OLB
Sean Lee MLB
Andre Smith TE
Darrion Weems T

Fantasy Impact:

Miles Austin returns to the lineup for the Cowboys. He is expected to resume duties as the Boys WR2.

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Beat: Miles Austin is Cowboys' WR2
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 11:38am

Bryan Broaddus, Twitter - [Full Article]

When asked if there would be a timeshare at the Cowboys' WR2 position between Terrance Williams and Miles Austin, Bryan Broaddus responded, "No Austin is your guy."

Fantasy Impact:

It sounds as if Broaddus believes that Austin will usurp the explosive rookie upon his return, which will happen this week against the Giants. Williams is looking like a shaky WR3 heading into Week 12.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 10:10am

Calvin Watkins on Twitter - [Full Article]

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said WR Miles Austin is ready to play and could have gone two weeks ago vs. the Saints.

Fantasy Impact:

Looks like the Cowboys played it safe with Austin and gave him some extra time with the bye in Week 11. Outside of this week and a Week 14 game against Chicago, the matchups are pretty nice for the 'Boys passing game. Austin could still end up being behind Terrence Williams, who should still see plenty of time if Austin comes back. But, Austin isn't a bad deeper league pickup, especially for those more favorable matchups.