Miles Austin not practicing, uncertain for fantasy owners

Ronald Martinez

The Cowboys’ wide receiver was limited to running on a treadmill on Wednesday. We discuss the fantasy implications.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin is not participating in practice on Wednesday and is instead working out on a treadmill according to ESPN's Calvin Watkins. In three games this season, Austin has 15 catches for 125 yards and has yet to score a touchdown.

Fantasy impact: Three years ago fantasy owners and football experts alike might have been able to argue that Miles Austin was actually the team's No. 1 receiver over teammate Dez Bryant. It's quite clear that at this time Bryant has supplanted him by a fair margin, in large part because of Austin's nagging injuries.

It's still uncertain whether Austen will be able to play in the team's Week 5 game against the Denver Broncos, which is unfortunate considering that it will probably be a shootout. Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is on pace to shatter the NFL record books this season and that means that quarterback Tony Romo will be relying heavily on the passing game to try and keep things close.

Should Austin miss his second straight game, Terrance Williams would be next in line to fill-in at the receiver position. Fantasy owners should double check to see

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