Don’t Buy the Hype: Three Overvalued NFL WRs

July 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Miles Austin
Austin emerged as Dallas' clear number one receiver last year, putting
up some staggering numbers with 80+ receptions, over 1300 yards and 11
TDs.  He's one of those blue collar receivers with great work ethic
and a positive attitude.  He seems to get better each time he steps on
the field, so why is he on my buyer beware list?  For one, there's
nothing more important in fantasy football than consistency... so you
have to take into account some factors that may have inflated his
numbers last year that aren't likely to happen this year.  For example
out of 16 games last year, Austin had seven games where his longest
receptions were over 40 yards... 42, 60, 59, 49, 49, 49, 40.  Only
problem is that in two of those games, (Week 1 - 42 yds and Week 9 -
49yds), they were his only receptions... granted they were both for
TDs.  The odds of him catching passes for over 40 yards in nearly 50 percent...

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