One of the more difficult choices to make at draft time is whether or not a breakout player from the previous year ,will accomplish the same feat in the next year.
Enter Miles Austin.
As we saw in 2009, Austin literally stunned NFL defensive coordinators, as well as, fantasy owners with six 100+ yard games, two multiple touchdown games (one of which was the memorable game against the Chiefs: 250 YDS with 2 TDs), and three 10+ reception games.
So what’s in store for the Dallas Cowboys’ newest WR star?
Well, for starters, Austin’s 6.9 YAC and 16.3 Avg .was enough to make H2H leaguers go gaga over the big man; enough fantasy fodder to get your wheels turning now?
How about 1,320 total receiving yards on 81 receptions for an average of 82.5 yards a game, or his 11 receiving TDs, or his 157 kickoff return yards?
Still not enough?
Austin played in the slot and on the outside, giving him a mixture of receiving opportunities in 2009. In 2010, more of the same will come along with an added year of confidence. With QB Tony Romo (ranked 6th here at Fantasyknuckleheads.com), as well as an extended slot receiver role in the Cowboys’ three receiver set; fantasy gold should once again await Austi'ns owners.
Looking for Miles Austin’s WR fantasy ranking? Don’t worry; we have you covered as our own Rustyn Rose has Miles Austin 2010 Fantasy WR ranking at 8th.
There is a little bit of apprehension, though with Austin, with players like Andre Johnson, Reggie Wayne, Roddy White, Brandon Marshall, Larry Fitzgerald, Calvin Johnson, and Randy Moss ahead of him.
But don’t be so afraid of Austin though, and to be honest, if Austin is on the board after the majority listed is gone, you can confidently draft him high.
In the end, Austin has the potential to be one of the biggest steals even if you do draft him between eight and 10, and has the possibility to be one of the biggest fantasy contributors across the board...the question is are you gonna grab him early like you should? :)