Garcon looks like the main man in DC, recording 4 catches for 100 yards and a TD in the first quarter of Washington's week one win over New Orleans. This is an offense that is kind to #1 WRs (see the currently unemployed Jabar Gaffney's production last year for example). Garcon is more talented than any wideout the 'skins have had in recent memory, and I especially love his YAC ability. Also, I like the QB situation in DC better than in previous years, obviously.
The main concern with Garcon is the foot injury that kept him out of the final three quarters of the New Orleans game and practice on Wednesday. Shanny said it is "like turf toe but not in his toe," whatever that means. Garcon says he will play. Who really knows though?
Austin I actually like a lot. Romo seems to trust him, and he is usually pretty reliable when he plays. He has a TD in 4 of his past 5 games, so you have to like those odds.
The main concern with Austin is that Dallas has a lot of other good options: Witten, Dez, and now Ogletree. Somebody will likely get lost in the shuffle as Dez and Witten did last week. It certainly looks like Dallas has a good passing game, but who will get what percentage of the targets remains to be seen. Austin was invisible in the first half last week, although Romo did look to him a lot in crunch time.
Both players look to be pretty good, and both are coming off good weeks. This is a tough one for me. I do also have the option of putting one of them in as a flex instead of Trent Richardson, so that is something else to consider if you want, although I hate to bench a RB for a WR. If you think otherwise, let me know. It is a 0.5 PPR format with bonuses for 100 yard games, which might make a difference here.
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QB: R Griffin III, A Luck
RB: A Foster, F Gore, T Richardson, K Hunter, M Hardesty, A Green
WR: V Cruz, M Austin, P Garcon, S Moss, B Hartline
TE: J Witten
K: Matt Bryant