Miles Austin ready to go, ready to start for fantasy owners

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The Cowboys wide receiver should be back in the lineup in Week 12. We break down the fantasy implications.

Dallas Cowboys Miles Austin (hamstring) is expected to play in Week 12 and will likely overtake Terrance Williams as the team's second receiving option, according to Cowboys beat writer Bryan Broaddus. Austin hasn't played since Week 3.

Fantasy Impact: Austin hadn't played that well in his first three games of the season. That said it looks like he'll get some credit for playing hurt and find himself lining up across Dez Bryant in his usual spot against the Giants.

Williams is a talented rookie no doubt, but he's struggling. He only has five catches in his last three games, despite being targeted 22 times. Quarterback Tony Romo only looked to him five times in Week 10. That definitely demonstrates a lack of confidence in Williams.

Austin was once a premier possession receiver with fantastic value in PPR leagues. There was even a time when it could have been argued he was ahead of Bryant on the depth chart. Fantasy owners should definitely add him now as he can still turn his season around now that he's presumable healthy.

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