Miles Austin likely to play Sunday, could go either way in fantasy

Ronald Martinez

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver will reportedly play in Week 6. We break down the fantasy implications.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin will reportedly play in Week 6 against the Washington Redskins, according to Todd Archer of ESPN. Austin is dealing with a hamstring injury that has kept him out for the past two games. There was plenty of concern regarding the injury, given that he has dealt with extensive hamstring injuries in the past.

Prior to the injury, Austin was having what could be described as a down year. He had 15 receptions for 125 yards with no touchdowns. While injured, rookie Terrance Williams stepped into his spot and has been playing extremely well. He has 16 receptions for 282 yards and a touchdown.

Williams likely hasn't replaced Austin in the lineup, but a poor game from Austin and another good one from Williams sure could shake things up. Austin is still the No. 2 receiver behind Dez Bryant, at least for now.

Fantasy Impact: Austin has been disappointing for both the Cowboys and for fantasy owners this season. When he went down with a hamstring injury, many simply resigned themselves to having to rely on someone else. But Austin is talented and Tony Romo is throwing the football a lot. How he looks on Sunday will probably shape the course of his playing time throughout the remainder of the season. He's probably someone you should start at WR3.

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