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What's the deal with Miles Austin? (1 Viewer)

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Is he worth picking up? He brought in two home runs last week and looks FAST.

What do you guys thinks?

Will he put points up again this week?

 
He really came on strong in training camp. He had an injury near the end of training camp that bumped him back but he is pickng up where he left off. Impressive work ethic, good hand, and good speed. Someone has to emerge as the #2 WR in Dallas and I don't think its Crayton or Hurd. Definitely worth a flyer in dynasty leagues especially.

 
Is he worth picking up? He brought in two home runs last week and looks FAST.What do you guys thinks?Will he put points up again this week?
He is fast. He was mainly a deep ball threat in college and a solid kick returner so far in his NFL career.This year in preseason he showed the ability to make tough catches in the red zone.You can definitely see his progress from year to year but in this offense he may not get enough shots.1st game last year Hurd caught a long bomb from Romo and really never did too much the rest of the year.
 
Austin is a guy who took advantage of his opportunity to shine. Talented receiver, looks to be a determined route runner, but given where he is on the depth chart, his opportunity seems to be a function of Sam Hurd being in the game or not.

Not to hijack, but for me, the bigger question on the Cowboy's receiving corps is: What's the deal with Crayton?

 
Austin is a guy who took advantage of his opportunity to shine. Talented receiver, looks to be a determined route runner, but given where he is on the depth chart, his opportunity seems to be a function of Sam Hurd being in the game or not.

Not to hijack, but for me, the bigger question on the Cowboy's receiving corps is: What's the deal with Crayton?
Do you remember a guy named Freddie Mitchell?See also Todd Pinkston.

 
there is a thread about this already somewhere, but unless the offense becomes stagnant or the cowboys lose a few games, nothing will change at WR2...best case scenario for Austin is that he takes over the majority of WR3 snaps. Absolutely no way he replaces Crayton barring some major regression of the offense as a whole.

That being said, he could conceivably catch more passes in the WR3 role than Crayton, but splitting snaps with Hurd and even Stanback, I don't see that happening.

 
4th on the depth chart, only 3rd because of injury. He was pretty slow last game, but that might be due largely to him still recovering from injury.

 
I dropped Crayton for a Def bye week fill in. Totally agree with the Mitchell/Pinkston comparisons. I'll let somebody else deal with that.

 
I somewhat agree with the above statements, but in a dynasty league, now is the time to grab him. Hold for a few weeks and see what happens. He looks like the type of guy that could have a huge week and become unavailable real fast. If not, dump him for the next flavor of the week.

 
I dropped Crayton for a Def bye week fill in. Totally agree with the Mitchell/Pinkston comparisons. I'll let somebody else deal with that.
Your way off base here. THe only similarities between Crayton and Mitchell is their big mouths. Crayton actually backs up his game. Last year he finished with great numbers and this year his slow start can be attributed to the many different weapons that the Dallas offense has. Crayton finished with nearly the same amount of yards as Donte Stallworth last year and both were #3 recieving options for thier respective team. So if your going to lump Crayton in with Mitchell and Pinkston you might as well add Stallworth to the conversation.
 
I dropped Crayton for a Def bye week fill in. Totally agree with the Mitchell/Pinkston comparisons. I'll let somebody else deal with that.
Your way off base here. THe only similarities between Crayton and Mitchell is their big mouths. Crayton actually backs up his game. Last year he finished with great numbers and this year his slow start can be attributed to the many different weapons that the Dallas offense has. Crayton finished with nearly the same amount of yards as Donte Stallworth last year and both were #3 recieving options for thier respective team. So if your going to lump Crayton in with Mitchell and Pinkston you might as well add Stallworth to the conversation.
Agreed. They are all perrennial underperformers that put up some points due to situation, not talent. Have you seen how many easy catches Crayton has dropped this season? Put any half decent talent on Dallas as WR2, and he would have much better numbers than Crayton.Edited to add that even though these guys put up some points, they can't be counted on as starters since they'll manage to look promising one week, then put up zero points the next.

 
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