Tony Romo to Miles Austin: A Winning Connection | NFL Fantasy Football Rankings
This offseason the big topic out of Dallas was if Tony Romo could excel without Terrell Owens. Many believed that Romo would need to find chemistry with wide receiver Roy Williams in order to have a successful season.
I personally thought that it would be important for these two players to find success together. However, I did believe that if Williams didn’t work out someone on the Cowboys receiving core would.
In the end, I believed that Romo was too talented of a quarterback to not make someone a fantasy football stud.
The Season Begins
At the beginning of the season Romo and the Cowboys light up the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In that game Williams had a long touchdown catch, and it seemed like the two were starting to get in rhythm.
After that game Romo and Williams have struggled to find a rhythm together. Instead of Romo finding Williams, he would soon turn to another receiver on the depth chart for stability.
That receiver just happened to be Miles Austin and in the past month no receiver has been hotter in football or fantasy. In Austin’s past four games, he has a total of 22 receptions for 531 yards and six touchdowns. No receiver in football can come close to those numbers over that time span.
Austin’s emergence in the offense should help open things up for fellow players like Jason Witten and the running game. This team now has a top target at receiver and a dangerous vertical threat.
Fantasy Football Ranking for Miles Austin
Austin should remain a starter in fantasy football lineups for the rest of the 2009 season. His fantasy value is probably in the top 15 receivers at this point and will make for a great No.2 receiver for your fantasy team in next year’s drafts.
Look for Romo to continue to look Austin’s way and have success in the passing game. There will be a game or two that Austin is slow but don’t let that fool you into benching him.
NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com