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Miles Austin Hopes To Play Next Week: Fantasy Implications

OXNARD CA - AUGUST 14: Wide receiver Miles Austin #19 looks on during Dallas Cowboys Training Camp at the Marriott Residence Inn Oxnard River Ridge on August 14 2010 in Oxnard California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin is hopeful he can get into a game by next week. We break down the fantasy implications.

Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin will not play this weekend, but is hopeful that he can return from his hamstring by next weeks contest against the St. Louis Rams. Austin is not going to practice this week and Jason Garrett insists that they won't rush him back to action, but the Cowboys hope he will be able to get some game time by the third preseason game.

Fantasy Implications: Austin missed six games last year with hamstring injuries and they have lingered into the beginning of this season. He got off to a very hot start last year, catching 21 passes for 307 yards and 4 touchdowns over the first three games, but did not top 5 catches or 70 yards in any of the next seven games that he played. When he's healthy, Austin can be a number one fantasy wideout, but he has struggled to remain on the field recently which is part of the reason that Dallas is being constantly linked to any free agent wide receiver that comes on the market.

For more on the Cowboys, check out Blogging The Boys and SB Nation Dallas.

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