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WR Miles Austin - Cleveland Browns

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

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Week 3: vs Baltimore Ravens

Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Brian Hoyer (24/40 for 204 yards, one TD and zero interceptions thrown) put a feather in his cap last week by leading a stunning 26-24 upset of Drew Brees' Saints. Meanwhile, Johnny Manziel had one passing attempt for zero completions - Hoyer is playing very well, relegating Manziel to an inconsequential role so far this season. In the absence of Jordan Cameron, Gary Barnidge is proving his worth as a backup (four targets for 4/41/0 receiving last week), while Andrew Hawkins (12 for 6/70/0) and Miles Austin (10 for 6/44/1) handle the lions' share of the targets each week. The Brows' passing attack gained credibility last week, friends. The Ravens' pass D allowed 301 yards passing to Andy Dalton in Week One (25/38 for 301 yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions) without sacking (or even hitting) Dalton once. However, Ben Roethlisberger had a harder time in M and T Bank Stadium last week, finishing the day with 22/37 for 202 net yards, zero TDs and one interception thrown, with two sacks taken for -15 yards. Baltimore was 12th in the NFL averaging 230 net passing yards allowed per game last season, with 25 TDs given up over 16 games played. So far this year, they rank 23rd in the NFL averaging 251.5 net passing yards allowed per game, with one TD allowed and one interception to their credit so far. Hoyer has things moving in the right direction during 2014, while the Ravens' pass D has been up and down - at home, we give the Browns a slight edge.

Recent Stats and Projections

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1 at PIT 0 0 0 3 2 20 0 0
2 vs NO 0 0 0 10 6 44 1 0
3 vs BAL PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 4 * * *
3 vs BAL PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 4 * * *
3 vs BAL PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 4 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 1 vs PIT (3 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)

Austin more or less disappeared on Sunday afternoon, only managing 4 fantasy points on his three targets. Austin had a great catch in the redzone that was called back in the first quarter due to an illegal shift. Austin is not distinguishable from other Browns' options not named Jordan Cameron or Andrew Hawkins, and at this point is barely rosterable in even the deepest of leagues.

2014 Week 2 vs NO (10 / 6 / 44 / 1 rec)

Predicting when Miles Austin will score is a sorry task in futility. Nevertheless, it is no surprise that when the Browns entered the redzone, their tallest outside receiving target (6'2") made the play. Austin was lined up 1-1 on Patrick Robinson on the outside, and gave his a quick head fake on the snap. Due to Austin's three inch height advantage, Robinson had to respect the possibility of the fade route to the back corner of the end zone. Austin's fake was all he needed to gain separation from Robinson and cut inside for the easy touchdown catch. Outside of the touchdown pass, Austin played very well, picking up two very crucial first downs on the Browns final drive. Austin has not been good for a few years, but he showed that he could adjust to a more veteran-esque role on this team, a testament to his recognition of his own failing athleticism.

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Schedule

3vs Baltimore Ravens
4--- BYE WEEK ---
5@ Tennessee Titans
6vs Pittsburgh Steelers
7@ Jacksonville Jaguars
8vs Oakland Raiders
9vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10@ Cincinnati Bengals
11vs Houston Texans
12@ Atlanta Falcons
13@ Buffalo Bills
14vs Indianapolis Colts
15vs Cincinnati Bengals
16@ Carolina Panthers
17@ Baltimore Ravens