Miles Austin WR CLE 1 Month

Austin caught three passes on eight targets for 31 yards in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

Austin was the third most frequently targeted receiver for the Browns, but wasn't able to turn that into much fantasy production, as the offense as a whole struggled Sunday. Austin has seen double-digit targets just once this season, and that likely won't change any time soon with star wideout Josh Gordon set to make his return in Week 12. Despite a favorable matchup against a 32-ranked Atlanta pass defense, Austin's fantasy value is trending downward at the moment.

Miles Austin WR CLE 1 Month

Austin caught 5-of-6 targets for 48 yards in Thursday's 24-3 win over the Bengals.

With Andrew Hawkins (knee/thigh) and TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) sidelined, Austin led the team in targets, followed by fellow wideouts Taylor Gabriel and Travis Benjamin, both of whom had five. The Browns attempted just 23 passes and gave a combined 48 carries to their three-headed backfield. Austin did well with his limited opportunities, but he still hasn't topped six receptions or 54 yards in a game this season. With Hawkins quite possibly back for next week, and Josh Gordon returning for Week 12, Austin will soon have a hard time matching the modest numbers he has recorded for most of the year.

Miles Austin WR CLE 2 Months

Austin caught three passes on five targets for 54 yards in Sunday's victory over the Buccaneers.

Austin was a candidate or increased looks with tight end Jordan Cameron (concussion) inactive, but the veteran ended up turning in a modest stat line, and his 54 yards actually matched a season-best. These types of numbers are starting to look more and more like the ceiling for the 30-year-old wideout, who has been targeted in the red zone just three times this season. Until that number improves, expect mediocre production from Austin.

Miles Austin WR CLE 2 Months

Austin hauled in both passes thrown his way for 34 yards in Sunday's victory over the Raiders.

Austin hasn't caught more than three passes since Week 3, representing a major disappointment for fantasy owners that have still been hanging on to him. Andrew Hawkins led the team with seven catches (nine targets), 88 yards and a touchdown Sunday, and looks to have established himself as the top option in the passing game in the absence of Josh Gordon (suspension). Although Austin may see a few extra looks next week if Jordan Cameron (concussion) is forced to miss time, the veteran is still not a high-percentage fantasy play until he can prove otherwise.

Miles Austin WR CLE 2 Months

Austin caught three passes on eight targets for 53 yards in Sunday's loss to the Jaguars.

Austin recorded his second highest target total of the season, but was unable to turn that into significant fantasy production. He's now been held out of the endzone for three straight weeks, and has yet to even come close to a 100-yard receiving performance this season. Although the 30-year-old wideout is No. 1 on the team's depth chart, he has yet to truly produce like a top target, and risks seeing reduced looks once Josh Gordon returns from suspension in a few weeks.

Miles Austin WR CLE 2 Months

Austin caught two passes on three targets for 29 yards in Sunday's victory over the Steelers.

Austin has now recorded just two catches in back-to-back weeks, and he hasn't found the endzone since Week 3 against the Ravens. To be fair, Cleveland receivers as a whole didn't produce much on Sunday afternoon, as the team had the lead for the majority of the game and didn't need to resort heavily on the passing attack. Austin will look to bounce back next week in what should be a better matchup for all Browns' receivers. They'll head to Jacksonville to take on a Jaguars' team that was dead last in the league in passing yards allowed per game heading into Week 6.

Miles Austin WR CLE 2 Months

Austin caught two passes on three targets for 54 yards in Sunday's victory over the Titans.

Despite scoring in back-to-back contests prior to Sunday, Austin matched a season-low in targets and receptions in the road matchup following the team's bye week. Although he remains one of the Browns' top receiving targets in theory, the inconsistency can make him a tough fantasy option to rely on. He'll look to bounce back in next week's rematch with the Steelers.

Miles Austin WR CLE 3 Months

Austin caught six passes on seven targets for 51 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.

Austin has now caught touchdown passes in back-to-back weeks, as the 30-year-old continues to see meaningful looks in the Cleveland passing game. Nonetheless, fellow wideout Andrew Hawkins has seen more targets than Austin in each of the Browns' first three contests. Despite being the clear No. 2 target, Austin should continue to be a serviceable fantasy option in deeper formats, at least until Josh Gordon returns from suspension. Once that happens, Gordon will likely assume a meaningful portion of Austin's targets. Fortunately for Austin owners, Gordon is not eligible to return until Week 12.

Miles Austin WR CLE 3 Months

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.

Miles Austin WR CLE 3 Months

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.