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Tavon Austin

St. Louis Rams
Wide Receiver

Ht: 5.7 | Wt: 176

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YearTmGRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDRec 2ptRushRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRush 2ptFum Lost
2013STL134041810.4540915116.78101
Average:404181040915117101
Total:404181040915117101

Rams | Tavon Austin discusses learning the game

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:48:21 -0700

St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin admitted that he was lost as a rookie in 2013, struggling to pick up the playbook. The No. 8 overall pick said it was like a foreign language to him but added that now he has a much better grasp of the system. "I understand the plays, the depth, the routes, the splits and everything," Austin said. "I just feel good that I can make some plays. Definitely, the game's slowed down for me."

Fantasy Tip: The coaching staff is working in creative ways to get Austin the ball in space, but they also know he is not an every-down player and won't use him that way. He is a high-risk, high-reward WR3 in PPR leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - R.B. Fallstrom

Rams | Expanding Tavon Austin's role

Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:40:46 -0700

St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer hinted the team will expand WR Tavon Austin's role this season. "Moving him around to a lot of different spots," Schottenheimer said. "You'll see us hand him the ball, do some different things. He's playing so much faster just because he knows what we're doing. He has the system down cold."

Fantasy Tip: Austin's big-play ability makes him a WR3 with WR2 potential. He may frustrate you with consistency on a week-to-week basis, but his home run ability is undeniable.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Jim Thomas

Rams | Tavon Austin has a better understanding of the offense

Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:27:24 -0700

St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin has a much better understanding of the offense heading into 2014 than he did a year ago. "I understand coverages better, I understand the plays, the depth of my routes, the splits and everything, so I'm way better off right now," Austin said. "I'm just glad to come out here and make some plays to keep on going."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Nick Wagoner

Rams | Happy with current WRs

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:53:56 -0700

The St. Louis Rams did not select a wide receiver with any of their 12 selections in this year's draft, and head coach Jeff Fisher said they are happy and confident with the group of young receivers they have on their roster. St. Louis ranked 29th in the league in receiving yards last year, 26th in yards per catch and were tied for 20th in receiving touchdowns. WR Tavon Austin came on strong late in his rookie year, and WRs Chris Givens and Brian Quick are expected to do more in their third seasons with QB Sam Bradford coming off an injury. WR Stedman Bailey will miss the first four games of the season due to a suspension, but the team also took a chance on WR Kenny Britt.

Fantasy Tip: Austin should be primed to take the next step in his sophomore season. One of the big reasons why the Rams' offense sputtered so much over the course of the season was because Bradford wasn't around. With a healthy Bradford, all of St. Louis' aerial weapons should benefit.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Joe Strauss

Rams | Expect improvement from Tavon Austin

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:39:12 -0700

St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said he expects WR Tavon Austin to improve this upcoming season, because he will have a full offseason to learn the offense. "I think another year in the program, in the offense, OTAs, training camp, you'll see more production. I think we'll do a better job of using him now that we know what he's capable of doing. Kind of looking forward to see him improve from year one to year two," Fisher said.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Nick Wagoner

Rams | Week 17 Inactives

Sun, 29 Dec 2013 12:05:45 -0800

The St. Louis Rams have declared RB Daryl Richardson, OG Harvey Dahl, DL Matt Conrath, OT Mike Person, CB Quinton Pointer, LB Sammy Brown, WR Tavon Austin inactive for Week 17.

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Rams | Tavon Austin expected to sit out

Sun, 29 Dec 2013 08:01:52 -0800

St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (ankle) is not expected to play in the team's Week 17 game.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Rams | Tavon Austin questionable

Fri, 27 Dec 2013 14:44:57 -0800

St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 27, and is listed as questionable for Week 17.

Fantasy Tip: Owners probably have more reliable wide receivers they can use this week over Austin.

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Rams | Tavon Austin sits out

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:36:26 -0800

St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 26.

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Rams | Tavon Austin has chance to play

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 09:43:34 -0800

St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said WR Tavon Austin (ankle) has a better chance to return in Week 17 than he did last weekend. Austin has missed the last two games with an ankle injury.

Fantasy Tip: Austin is no sure thing to play in the regular season finale against the Seattle Seahawks, a team he played well against earlier this year. Plan to go without him again this weekend.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Joe Lyons

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