Former Cowboys All-Pro receiver Miles Austin has been a pleasant surprise so far for the Browns during training camp. His route running and size have been tough for the defense to cover so far in camp. (Source: Tom Withers on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Depending on the suspension hearing for Josh Gordon, Miles Austin has a chance to be the Browns number one wide receiver by default. If this is the case, Austin could provide solid production and would come at a very low cost in fantasy drafts. Austin still appears to have the talent that got him to the Pro Bowl with Dallas, but he has had trouble staying healthy the past few seasons and carries with him a significant injury risk.
After getting cut by the Cowboys this spring, receiver Miles Austin re-emerged with the Browns in mid-May. Hes expected to compete for a starting job following the release of Greg Little and the suspension to Josh Gordon. When hes healthy Austin is a good contributor, capable of regularly snaring three-plus passes per game and being an adequate red-zone threat thanks to his size (6-foot-2, 216 pounds). But Austin has dealt with chronic hamstring problems for years, an issue that impacted his receiving average and his availability last season.