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WR Miles Austin - Cleveland Browns

6-3, 219Born: 6-30-1984College: MonmouthDrafted: ---

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Week 16: at Carolina Panthers

Mark and Joe say: Bad matchup. Johnny Manziel doesn't look NFL ready, friends. He was horrid in his first NFL start - Manziel had a mere 10/18 for 54 net yards passing last week, with zero TDs and two interceptions thrown and three sacks taken for -26 yards. Even Josh Gordon (four targets for 3/48/0) couldn't make this raw rookie look good in Week 15. Carolina will utilize the same strategy as Cincinnati to contain the Browns - pack the box with defenders and put pressure on the passer with blitzes. Manziel hasn't shown he can handle NFL-level defensive backs yet, and his reads were god awful during Week 15. Stay far away from this mess if you can. Advantage, Carolina.

Recent Stats and Projections

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12 at ATL 0 0 0 8 6 64 0 0
13 at BUF 0 0 0 9 7 86 0 0
16 at CAR PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 0 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 13 vs BUF (9 / 7 / 86 / 0 rec)

Miles Austin had one of the quietest 7-86 games ever recorded against the Bills. He does not pop off the screen when watching film, but he has learned a few veteran moves to keep him relevant in the NFL. Austin uses his hands in close quarters extremely well, which helps him gain separation given his lack of burst. Austin will shrug or shove his defender slightly to gain separation, make his cut, and use his big frame to shield defensive backs from making a play on the ball. Furthermore, Austin excels at making plays in traffic. He is the most adept Browns receiver in this facet, and on numerous occasions on Sunday, Austin made catches in high traffic areas. However, Austin has lost almost all of his explosive ability, so when these catches are made, he is brought down very close to the point of reception. For example, Austin made a tight catch on fourth and six in the fourth quarter, down 13 points. However, Austin was unable to gain any extra yards after the catch, and subsequently Austin was a yard short of the first down. At this point, Miles Austin has limited utility, but his ability to make catches in traffic and gain some separation has made him productive.

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Latest News

Browns | Miles Austin should play next year (Thu Dec 11, 06:10 PM) - Cleveland Browns WR Miles Austin (kidney) can be a free agent after this year, but he's been told he should be able to play next year after lacerating his kidney Nov. 30. Austin isn't allowed to do any physical activity right now, and he'll have a CAT scan in four weeks to see how his cut is healing. His injury is not career-threatening.

Our View: We just can't imagine the market being white-hot for his services. Some team who wants veteran depth may be interested, but dynasty league owners shouldn't be hot and bothered about Austin's future.
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Schedule

16@ Carolina Panthers
17@ Baltimore Ravens