Miles Austin, WR, Browns
|WR||CLE||Injured Reserve||10 years||30||6'2||217||@MilesAustinIII|
2014 Outlook: Bye Week Fill-inLast updated on Jul-08-2014 by Rob Warner
Austin signed a one-year, $2 million contract after a difficult season in Dallas. Austin battled hamstring injuries that cost him 11 games over the past three seasons. In 2013, he collected 24 catches for 244 yards. In 2012, the Monmouth alum had 66 catches for 943 yards and six touchdowns. He remains a potential PPR option since he will be a likely starter in Cleveland with Josh Gordon facing suspension. Austin is a better option in the slot with his diminishing speed and 65 catches in three of the past five seasons. Austin would be a solid addition to your fantasy bench, although he has a very low ceiling given the Browns' unreliable QB situation.
Editor's note: It's difficult to know what to expect from Austin. Even when he has played over the last few seasons, the former Monmouth alum was always dinged up or recovering from some past injury. What he can do as a No. 1 receiver again is a total mystery. What we do know is he is likely the best receiver on the roster and considering his ADP (192.67), taking a chance on him isn't that risky.
Thirty-year-old WR Miles Austin signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday. The veteran wideout has been plagued by various injuries throughout his career but managed to play in 12 games in 2014 with the Cleveland Browns. Austin's lingering hamstring issues have kept him off the field consistently since he posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2009 and 2010 with Dallas. Before being placed on injured reserve with a kidney injury this past season, Austin was able to catch 47 passes for 568 yards and two touchdowns. The one-year deal is worth $2.3 million in base salary with another $700,000 in incentives.
Austin's fantasy relevance and health have diminished over the past five seasons. Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is attempting to patch together a WR corps to complement sophomore wide receiver Jordan Matthews with Jeremy Maclin now in Kansas City. Watch for Kelly and the Eagles to look for a fantasy-relevant wideout in the upcoming draft as Austin cheers on the team in a backup role, on the sidelines or in the comfort of his own home while on the IR.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors3/30 - Eagles sign WR Miles Austin
2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|15.07||RotoExperts - Pick made based on My Draft Queue|
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