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Miles Austin or Vick Ballard

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Miles Austin
Miles Austin (WR - CLE)
vs. Dolphins
Sun, 9:00am ET
Vick Ballard - photo unavailable
Vick Ballard (RB - IND)
vs. Raiders
Sun, 9:00am ET
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
ECR
# 46
N/A
Best
# 21
N/A
Worst
# 103
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
14.9
9.0
Best
17.4
11.9
Worst
11.7
6.7
Ave Points / Game
4.2
6.8
Total Fantasy Points
46.0
6.8
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics

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# 46
N/A
Best
# 21
N/A
Worst
# 103
N/A
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
21
106
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30
150
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32
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32
133
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32
115
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33
101
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35
99
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Yahoo! Sports
39
140
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40
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Fans Fantasy Football
40
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40
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40
77
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41
120
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43
127
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43
115
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43
113
Staff Rankings
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43
98
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44
132
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45
141
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45
102
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45
119
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45
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45
130
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47
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47
86
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47
151
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47
113
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47
111
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48
113
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48
115
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48
110
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48
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48
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49
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49
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49
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49
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50
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50
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50
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50
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50
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53
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53
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53
105
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53
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53
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53
97
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53
94
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54
76
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54
139
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54
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54
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54
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56
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56
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56
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56
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56
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57
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57
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57
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Ave Projection (?)
14.9
9.0
Best
17.4
11.9
Worst
11.7
6.7
Rush Yards
N/A
43.9
Rush TDs
N/A
0.3
Receptions
4.4
1.7
Rec Yards
54.5
11.7
Rec TDs
0.8
0
Ave Targets / Game
3.1
0.1
Total Targets
49.0
2.0
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
The steal of your 2013 Fantasy Football draft. The Cowboys offense is on a mission to win it this year. Miles Austin is the slot WR, and you cannot defend him at the slot. Jason Witten demands attention, Dez Bryant demands attention, and Murray is a TRUCK. Look for Miles to get plenty of open space, and before the injuries he was the best YAC WR in the league. Still has the talent.
Vick 'The Brick' Ballard will be the change-of-pace RB to Bradshaw, and that is best case scenario. Luckily for Ballard, Bradshaw is not the type of RB who makes it through a season healthy. Ever. And coming into 2013 with Bradshaw at less than 100%, you already know Ballard will get his Fantasy RB#2 chances.
  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Yes, he's considered injury prone but hear me out. The reality is, Austin has played 16 games in 3 of the past 4 years and was the No.26 Fantasy WR last year with 66 receptions for 943 yards and 6 touchdowns. He recorded 8 games with double digit standard fantasy points including 6 of the first 7 of 2012. If you consider him a No.3, spot starter, injury or bye-week replacement picked in the mid-rounds (7-9) he wont disappoint.
Ahmad is listed as questionable for now and we think Ballard will still get a significant amount of playing time.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
He's healthy and at home, so he has a chance.
 
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Austin looks a 100 times better than last preseason and could surprise some this season. During preseason he was productive in the slot and should easily put up respectable numbers in what should be a high scoring affair.
 
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
Austin is working on returning punts this year, but so is Dez Bryant. Austin had a couple big games last year, just because Dallas always found themselves behind from the start. His big playmaking days are over, but he could end up with a big game here and there.
 
  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
 
Ballard is pretty average, but seems like the most likely Colts back to pick up the scraps left behind by Ahmad Bradshaw.