After many fantasy owners viewed Miles Austin as somewhat of an unknown commodity heading into the season, it caused his draft value to slip. Even as the number one WR in “Big D”, Austin still wasn’t getting selected until the third or fourth round in most drafts. In the first two weeks, Austin immediately punished owners who didn’t select him by totaling 14 catches, 233 yards and four TD. Then, as soon as he burst back on the scene, he was gone, missing the next two games with a hamstring injury.
The hamstring pull, the peskiest of all injuries for a fantasy owner, can linger for an entire season. But if you listen to Austin, it seems to be something he has put behind him.
“With a hamstring it's just running full speed and it grabs on you. A hamstring is one of those deals where you can be the toughest guy ever, but once it grabs you, physically you can't get going,” said Austin this week. “I’m feeling better now and I'm excited to go. You can be over anything, but then you can get it again, who knows. I'm 100 percent, though. I would say I'm over it."
If he says he’s over it, start him until he proves he isn’t. His gaudy previous production warrants a must start scenario versus the Patriots, owners of the worst pass defense in the NFL.