Miles Austin
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By Matthew Dorfman, Browns Correspondent, Mon, Nov 24th 12:55pm EST

Miles Austin was targeted eight times, and caught six of them for 64 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Austin is a great option for the Browns offense. He is less of a red-zone threat and more of a possession receiver, thereby limiting his fantasy value. But he is extremely consistent and has managed to stay healthy all year. He is in the WR4/5 area but could improve with teams focusing on Gordon and Hawkins, thus leaving him in favorable matchups.

By Matthew Dorfman, Browns Correspondent, Mon, Nov 17th 12:20pm EST

Austin caught three of his eight targets and went for 31 yards.

Fantasy Impact: He got his usual amount of yards and catches, but he did get eight balls thrown his way. That stat speaks a lot for the trust Hoyer has in him. The Browns were more pass happy than they have been all season. It will be awesome to watch them next week and see how Josh Gordon will affect the offense.

By Matthew Dorfman, Browns Correspondent, Fri, Nov 14th 12:51pm EST

Jordan Cameron will most likely be ruled out for this week, and Andrew Hawkins is questionable to play. This sets Miles Austin up for increased usage. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: If the top two targets sit, Miles Austin will lead the short-handed Browns receivers. Austin is the most experienced and has the most trust with Brian Hoyer. Hoyer is doing a really nice job of finding the open receiver, and that is shown by the Browns average of 13.7 yards per catch which ranks first in the league. The Browns will feature the running backs, but when Hoyer throws the ball it should go for a nice gain. Hoyer is great at spreading the ball around to different receivers, but the high-volume rushing attack limits weekly upside for pass catchers.

By Matthew Dorfman, Browns Correspondent, Fri, Nov 7th 7:27pm EST

Austin had five catches for 46 yards on the night.

Fantasy Impact: Austin is the number three receiver on this team, but he stepped up Thursday. He has very little fantasy value going forward.

By Matthew Dorfman, Browns Correspondent, Mon, Nov 3rd 2:20pm EST

Miles Austin has 3 catches for 54 yards in the Browns win over the Buccaneers.

Fantasy Impact: Austin has been extremely consistent as a receiver for the Browns, but for fantasy he is not a reliable starting option. Now that this six-team bye week is over, there should be plenty of better options.

By Matthew Dorfman, Browns Correspondent, Mon, Oct 27th 12:50pm EDT

Austin was only targeted twice Sunday, and he caught both for 34 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Miles is not getting the targets to make a fantasy impact this season. The Browns only receiver getting the targets is Hawkins. They will continue to run the ball and play good defense, so there is no need to pass the ball 40 times a game.

By Matthew Dorfman, Browns Correspondent, Mon, Oct 20th 12:11pm EDT

Miles Austin continued his role as the No. 2 receiver catching 3 passes for 53 yards on 8 targets.

Fantasy Impact: Austin is one of the more consistent plays on the Browns receiver corps. Unfortunately, he is consistently underwhelming for fantasy. If you absolutely need a fill in, he will have about 4 catches and the best you can hope for is one of them to be in the end zone.

By Matthew Dorfman, Browns Correspondent, Tue, Oct 14th 1:52pm EDT

Miles Austin had two catches for 29 yards on three targets.

Fantasy Impact: Austin is becoming one of the more steady receivers on the team. He has played, and had catches, in every game so far and as long as he does not get hurt he is the Browns WR2.

By Matthew Dorfman, Browns Correspondent, Fri, Oct 10th 10:50am EDT

Miles Austin has stayed fit and produced 169 yards and 2 touchdowns on 16 receptions during 4 games this season.

Fantasy Impact: Austin has had trouble with his hamstrings during his time with the Cowboys, and that is the main reason they parted ways. Miles has racked up 22 targets so far this season, and that’s the second most on the team. Hoyer is really good at spreading the ball around, so it will be hard to rely on Miles from week to week, but the stats indicate he is the number 2 wide receiver on the Browns.

By Matthew Dorfman, Browns Correspondent, Thu, Oct 2nd 4:11pm EDT

Miles Austin is leading the Browns receivers with 2 TDs.

Fantasy Impact: He may be a nice fill in for players on a BYE week. He has 19 targets, and should be able to keep this pace up as long as Josh Gordon is held out, and he is not expected back until week 12.

By Matthew Dorfman, Browns Correspondent, Sun, Sep 14th 4:23pm EDT

Austin goes for 44 yards and a TD on 6 receptions.

Fantasy Impact: Austin had the only receiving touchdown for the Browns on a 3-yard catch. Hoyer did a great job spreading the ball around the entire game, and as long as Austin doesn’t get injured, he should be able to produce WR3 value.

By Matthew Terelle, Browns Correspondent, Sat, Aug 2nd 7:19pm EDT

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.

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