Miles Austin injury: Cowboys WR probable, should play for fantasy owners

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Miles Austin is listed as probable for Sunday's game. We break down the fantasy implications.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin is listed as probable on the official injury report for Sunday's Week 7 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. Austin is dealing with a hamstring injury that caused him to miss two games earlier in the season.

Austin returned to the lineup in Week 6, but did not catch any passes and wasn't in on very many offensive snaps. The injury was a big concern as Austin has had severe hamstring issues in the past, including in this year's preseason. On top of that, he missed practice on both Thursday and Friday.

That said, it seems like the team was just giving him more rest, and there have been no reports of a setback. Smart money is on him playing and getting significant snaps, though he is still in danger of losing his spot to Terrance Williams.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners have stuck it out through a poor season and some missed games. He's went from being a solid WR2 to being a fringe WR3, but its unlikely you have too many better options. If Austin is your guy, know that he's likely to play and he should look better than he did a week ago.

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