Miles Austin Out for 2 to 4 Weeks: Fantasy Implications

By on November 7, 2011



As mentioned in the Week 10 week’s waiver wire report, Miles Austin suffered another setback with yet another hamstring injury (this time to his other leg) opening up the door for fellow receiver Laurent Robinson. NOW it is being reported that Miles Austin is expected to miss 2 to 4 weeks of play, according to EPSN-NFC on Twitter.

Hurry go grab him before even finishing this article—I’ll wait.

Laurent Robinson, when used, has seemingly found a new revival in Dallas, and fantasy owners who are in search of a quality receiver off the wire would be wise to scoop him up before the word begins to spread of Austin’s injury and status.

There is no question that Robinson is a must add in nearly every league type from PPR, to Standard and even modified leagues.

The thing to understand here is the fact that Robinson isn’t just a new receiver being added to the mix, rather, he will become the new number one WR in an already high powered Dallas passing attack.

Through six games thus far, Robinson has caught 6 balls for 368 yards and two touchdowns—both coming in his last two games.

Did I mention he also has 2 100+ yard games as well?

Those numbers are reflective of both being the WR 4 in Dallas’ system, as well as, a fill-in receiver role, so the value potential is huge.

Owners in deeper leagues are already hard pressed to find a quality receiver who will not only produce, but do so consistently each week—something Robinson is primed for and something owners can rely on.

Laurent Robinson and the Cowboys face Buffalo, Washington, Arizona and New York (Giants) in the next month which are all favorable matchups.

If you can at least get him to the Arizona game, you’ll be sitting pretty good after three weeks, so what are ya waiting for?

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