Cowboys WR Miles Austin out at least 1 week with another hamstring injury
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Cowboys WR Miles Austin out at least 1 week with another hamstring injury

The Dallas Cowboys can only hope this is not the start of a 2011 repeat. During last year's preseason, wide receiver Miles Austin @MilesAustinIII suffered a hamstring strain. He then battled through strains to both hamstrings during the regular season, causing him to miss six games.
On Saturday, Austin suffered yet another hamstring injury. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said he does not believe the injury is serious, but the team will be "careful" with Austin, who will be out of action for at least one week.

Fantasy Analysis:

When healthy, Austin can be an elite WR2 in fantasy, maybe finding the edge of WR1 range. But these nagging, lingering hamstring injuries should be a source of worry for all drafters out there. It'll be interesting to see if he can come back in a week or if this is something that bugs him for a while, which wouldn't be a shock.
Another problem for the 'Boys is their lack of a dependable No. 3 WR. Once you get past Austin and Dez Bryant, you have the mix of Danny Coale, Dwayne Harris @D_Harris17, Andre Holmes @DreHolmes15, and Kevin Ogletree @KOforPrez competing for first cracks. Ogletree is the only one of the bunch who has caught a pass in the NFL. He has a grand total of 25 career receptions.


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I have played fantasy sports since 2001. I've played mostly in fantasy football and baseball leagues. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I was an undergraduate from the University of Central Florida, and a master's graduate from Cal State University, Northridge specializing in journalism/mass communication. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.

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