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Miles Austin injury update: 'Out' status gives him no value for Week 4, so who steps up?

Ronald Martinez

Miles Austin's hamstring is up to its old tricks. We break down the fantasy implications.

Miles Austin (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers. He did not practice this week and could miss more time.

He strained his hamstring on Sunday, and it's one of the most ominous common injuries that Austin could have suffered. He has dealt with numerous hammy strains, and he spent extra time working on his strength in the muscle. It hasn't worked, however, and he might have to deal with this all year.

Austin caught just five balls over the past two weeks and the Cowboys will look to spread his snaps around. Dwayne Harris is a little banged up, so the team could look at someone like Cole Beasley.

Fantasy impact: Beasley could line up all over the field and can run routes down the sideline to open things up for Dez Bryant and Jason Witten. He is a high-upside WR4 in deep leagues while Dwayne Harris could also get free for some deep balls. As for Austin, you're welcome to cut him in a shallow league.

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