Cowboys rookie wide receiver Terrance Williams wasn't terribly impressive during OTAs, mostly due to a case of bad hands. But he will be given every chance to beat out teammate Dwayne Harris in a camp battle to become Dallas' No. 3 wideout this season. The Cowboys really want to use Williams' big-play ability, and it's no wonder why they are pulling so hard for him. According to ESPNDallas.com's Tim MacMahon, Williams, a third-round pick, was considered a first-round pick on the Cowboys' draft board.
Specifically, the 'Boys had Williams listed at No. 23 overall. MacMahon acknowledges that Williams probably won't get a lot of targets even if he is the third wide receiver come Week 1. Barring an injury to someone else, he is a much more valuable commodity in dynasty leagues than in re-draft leagues.
The bigger story is that if Williams wins the job, the Cowboys can keep Miles Austin in the slot (speaking of injuries). Austin was in the slot for many plays last season -- 395 plays to be exact -- but he caught only 35 passes from there. That could be a slight cause for concern, but don't forget that while Austin played in all 16 games, he left a couple of them early and was limited by hamstring and hip ailments for the majority of the year. If Austin's hamstrings continue to be a problem, Williams or Harris could land on all fantasy radars. But if Austin can make it through a full season healthy, he will be a moderate steal given his current eighth- or ninth-round ADP. Tony Romo will be able to find him out of the slot or out wide. I don't really care where Austin lines up as long as he can play at full strength.