Fantasy Owners Should Still Expect Cowboys WR Miles Austin In Week 1

July 31, 2012; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin (19) catches a pass during training camp drills. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

Dallas Cowboys receiver Miles Austin is still expected to be ready for Week 1 despite missing practice on Monday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says WR Miles Austin will likely not return to practice until the end of the week. Austin has been slowed by a hamstring injury and is not expected to play on Wednesday in the team's preseason finale against the Miami Dolphins. Austin was not in uniform for practice on Monday but is expected to be ready to play in the season opener against the New York Giants.

Analysis: As long as Austin is still on track to play in Week 1, fantasy owners shouldn't be too concerned about Austin. Hamstrings are nagging injuries but it sounds like the team is taking the precautions necessary to get Austin ready to go against the Giants. Austin should still be treated like a strong No. 2 fantasy receiver and will be in most lineups most weeks.

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

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