Miles Austin Injury: Fantasy Owners Must Add Laurent Robinson in Week 10

Weston WinnContributor IINovember 8, 2011

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 06:  Wide receiver Laurent Robinson #81 of the Dallas Cowboys lunges but can't make a catch while being pursued by Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks in the second half at Cowboys Stadium on November 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys defeated the Seahawks 23-13.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Miles Austin will miss two to four weeks with a right hamstring injury, according to Matt Mosley of FOX Sports. While this is the initial report, Andre Johnson owners know that number can quickly increase with hamstring injuries. What we do know is that we will not see Austin next week, guaranteed.

Laurent Robinson will start as wide receiver opposite Dez Bryant in upcoming weeks. Many coaches and fantasy gurus have a couple reservations about him, though I argue they are unfounded.

 

Concerns

"With Felix Jones out, there will be more pressure in the backfield."

The problem here is that DeMarco Murray is a monster. Yes, Philly kept him to 74 yards, but at 9.25 yards per carry. You can bet Buffalo will be paying attention to the line.

 

"Buffalo's defense is dominating in fantasy football."

Buffalo's defense is second in the NFL posting 15 interceptions. The Bills will play against Tony Romo, who is the king of interceptions, right? Well, with less than one per game, he's not doing so bad, and considering Buffalo is giving up 260 passing yards per game (25th in the league), it's suddenly a great matchup.

 

Is Laurent Robinson of Miles Austin's caliber?

No.

Can he put up Miles Austin's points? Yes.

In fact, in the last two weeks, Robinson has outscored a starting Austin. Robinson has averaged over 10 yards per catch every season of his NFL career. He's a deep threat, he's also great with quick and short passes and he's proved himself in the end zone recently.

 Look for Robinson as a very strong WR3 or flex and probably a solid WR2 option in most leagues.