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Austin had six catches on 10 targets for 44 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Saints.

Austin opened the scoring in the first quarter with a three-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Brian Hoyer, and his increase in targets is likely attributed to tight end Jordan Cameron being unable to play due to a shoulder injury. The touchdown was his first since Week 16 of the 2012 season, but if Cameron is forced to miss Week 3 against the Ravens, Austin could continue to see a high number of passes thrown his way.

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Austin caught two passes on three targets for 20 yards in Sunday's contest against the Steelers.

Despite sitting atop the Browns' depth chart, Austin looked nothing like a No. 1 wideout, as he was tied for fourth on the team in targets. It was an overall disappointing day for the veteran, who will look to bounce back next Sunday against the Saints. Fantasy owners may want to begin considering other options until Austin is able to show that he's still capable of replicating his many big performances from previous seasons.

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Austin is in line to serve as the Browns' No. 1 wide receiver, with teammate Josh Gordon's suspension having been upheld, the Browns' official site reports.

Meanwhile, in the absence of Gordon, tight end Jordan Cameron is in line to see plenty of looks, but for those inclined to role the dice on a Cleveland wideout at this stage, Austin and slot man Andrew Hawkins (more so in PPR formats) are the logical targets, though given the team's evolving QB situation, they both remain speculative picks.

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Austin caught two passes for 23 yards on six targets in Saturday's game against the Rams.

With Josh Gordon (abdomen) and Nate Burleson (hamstring) sitting out, Austin and Andrew Hawkins worked as the first-team receivers in two-wide sets. Hawkins may not have that role to open the season, but he's a safe bet to play a big part in the offense. Austin, meanwhile, may be the No. 1 wide receiver by default, with Gordon likely facing a suspension to start the season. Austin's hands have looked shaky this preseason, but his health has surprisingly been a non-issue. Brian Hoyer has not looked good, and Johnny Manziel hasn't been much, if any, better.

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Austin caught one pass for 13 yards on three targets in Saturday's preseason opener against the Lions.

Austin will continue to see reps with the first-team offense in Cleveland, and when Josh Gordon is officially handed his suspension, Austin could emerge as the top receiving option. There remains the worry that nagging hamstring injuries over the years have hampered his explosiveness, but he should receive enough targets in the Cleveland offense to warrant fantasy relevance.

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Coach Mike Pettine said the Browns "feel good about where Miles Austin is health wise."

Although Austin needed offseason reps as the de facto No. 1 receiver in Cleveland, he sat out all of OTAs and minicamp for maintenance purposes. So the Browns will have to see if he has any gas left in the tank when they get camp underway this weekend. It certainly looked Austin was done during his final days in Dallas. We'd rather target Jordan Cameron and Andrew Hawkins in fantasy drafts.

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Miles Austin's one-year contract with the Browns included a $300,000 signing bonus.

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Browns agreed to terms with WR Miles Austin, formerly of the Cowboys.

Castigated for failing to draft a wideout as they awaited word on the length of Josh Gordon's suspension, the Browns have finally added a body in the second-best receiver on the open market. That's not saying much, of course. Released on March 11, Austin had yet to make a single-known visit, and appeared to be at the end of the line last season. The Cowboys were a better team when he wasn't on the field. Positively racked by hamstring injuries, Austin turns 30 next month. In theory, he's an option on the outside, but he's best left in the slot at this stage of his career. That's a crowded position in Cleveland. Austin is extremely unlikely to make a fantasy impact in 2014.

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Coach Jason Garrett wouldn't rule out the Cowboys re-signing free agent Miles Austin.

Austin hasn't drawn an ounce of known interest since being released by Dallas on March 11. "The economics of his situation really factored into the decision we made with him, coupled with his injuries," Garrett said. "We'll look at the landscape when we get done. Miles is a guy that we have great respect for as a person and as a player." Garrett went on to add that the Cowboys would "absolutely" consider re-signing Austin. He'd come cheaply.

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The Cowboys aren't interested in bringing back free agent WR Miles Austin.

Austin hasn't generated an ounce of interest since being released by Dallas over two weeks ago. The soon-to-be 30-year-old is likely going to have to settle for a one-year deal at the minimum probably after the draft. The Cowboys have sniffed around free agent Nate Burleson but seem content with their receivers.