Week 8- The Giants have a weak secondary, and Austin is clearly the top option on the Cowboys. Keep him in your lineups as a WR2.
Week 4- Expect the entire Cowboys’ passing game to suffer in a tough matchup against the Bears. Austin should only get limited oppurtunities to make something happen as Romo struggles to get anything going. He’s just a low-end WR2 in week 4.
Week 3- Austin looked like he still had a connection with Romo in week 2, and he’s a high-end WR1 in week 3. The Cowboys get the Bucs Defense who’s been easily the worst in the NFL against the pass through the first two weeks of the season. He has huge upside for a big game, and should stay in your lineup.
Week 1 – Austin is probable for Wednesday night’s season opener vs the New York Giants, and is expected to play. He is just a WR2 for this week as we will need to see how he plays with those bad hammy’s before he can truly become a WR1 like some fantasy owners are hoping. As long as Austin is listed in the lineup, he is a recommended play in a game which figures to see the Cowboys throwing quite a bit.
Miles Austin’s problematic hamstrings are acting up once again in 2012, and fantasy owners will need to take that into account on draft day. Austin missed six games last season as both hamstrings went bad at one time or another, and already in the 2012 preseason he is going to miss a week with a bad hammy. When healthy, Austin is a legit #2 WR in most formats, but because of his injury concerns he should be viewed as a #3. Don’t look to Miles until the 6th or 7th rounds in most drafts.