On October 11, 2009 in a game against the Kansas City Chiefs, a Dallas Cowboys receiver by the name of Miles Austin made his first true impact on the fantasy football world. In that game, Austin had 10 receptions for 250 yards and two touchdowns. That week, Austin was the “must have” fantasy football waiver wire pickup. For the next two seasons, Austin did not disappoint.
Let’s flash forward to Week 2 of the current NFL season. The Cowboys again are playing the Chiefs. Miles Austin will be looked at to carry the receiving load for the Cowboys. Dez Bryant has been bothered all week by an injury. It looks as if he will play this weekend, but will more than likely not be close to 100 percent.
If you are a fantasy owner of Austin, you need to know this fact: Austin is going to have an off-the-wall fantasy week for you against the Chiefs.
Just look at the facts: last week in the Cowboys’ game against the New York Giants, Austin was targeted 12 times and had 10 receptions for 72 yards. That was against a team that Austin historically loves to play against and it was also with Bryant healthy. This week, Austin will be going up against a team that was 30th in fantasy leagues in giving up fantasy points to receivers.
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will be looking to hit Austin every chance he gets. This will help all owners in PPR leagues.
Yes, Jason Witten will definitely steal some looks in the red zone, but have no fear. Miles Austin will be a huge play this week in fantasy. He will give you amazing value for where you selected him in your draft — no. 1 receiver numbers at a flex play value. So give him some love this week … you will be glad you did.