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Tavon Austin

Los Angeles Rams
Wide Receiver

Ht: 5.7 | Wt: 176

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YearTmGRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDRec 2ptRushRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRush 2ptFum Lost
2013LAR134041810.4540915116.78101
Average:404181040915117101
Total:404181040915117101

Rams | Tavon Austin nearly invisible

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 21:25:29 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin rushed twice for just three yards in Week 2 against the Redskins and he added only one catch for five yards on three targets.

Fantasy Tip: Austin has speed to burn, but the Rams just cannot seem to get him the ball enough to tap into his potential. He remains nothing more than a WR4/5 in deeper fantasy formats heading into Week 3 at San Francisco, and he'll need to do more just to remain at that level.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Rams | Tavon Austin barely used

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 19:54:09 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin had one catch for seven yards and rushed twice for 11 yards in a 46-9 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1.

Fantasy Tip: Consistent production has always eluded Austin, and with Sammy Watkins, Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods all joining the receiving corps this year, that isn't like to change. He can be left on the waiver wire.

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Rams | Tavon Austin ready for Week 1?

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 18:55:26 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin (hamstring) has made "huge progress" and should be ready for the season opener, head coach Sean McVay said Sunday, Aug. 27.

Fantasy Tip: Austin has speed to burn and can impact the game in a variety of ways, but he has never been able to provide consistent production for the Rams or fantasy owners. Don't expect that to change this season, and he is no more than a late-round gamble.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: TheRams.com - Myles Simmons

Rams | Tavon Austin not ready yet

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:16:19 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin (hamstring) is making progress in his recovery from a hamstring injury but is not expected to practice this week or play in the third preseason game.

Fantasy Tip: Austin has been sidelined for a little over a week because his injury and probably will not be back on the field until Week 1. He is expected to have a similar role this season than he had in 2016 but probably will lose some targets to Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods. He could be a late-round option in fantasy leagues but will not be a weekly starting option.

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

Rams | Tavon Austin to be in similar role

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:51:03 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin (hamstring) will be used in a similar role as he has in the past, according to general manager Les Snead. "We haven't figured out how much he evolves as a receiver in this offense because he hasn't had a chance to play," Snead said. "Plan to see him used very similarly to how he's been used in the past. By that I mean, he's scored as a receiver, he's scored as a running back, he's scored as a returner. That's why we like him. He threatens the opposing team in many different ways. We've just got to get him healthy."

Fantasy Tip: Austin offered a glimmer of hope of justifying his No. 8 overall pick status in 2015 with a 52-473-5 receiving line and a 52-434-4 rushing line. He's a small receiver that you can do a lot of things with, but the previous regime couldn't make him enough of a factor. He has WR5 viability, but it's unlikely he'll be a consistent fantasy source.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Michael David Smith

Rams | Tavon Austin not practicing this week

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 17:01:53 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin (hamstring) will not participate in practice this week because of a hamstring injury. Head coach Sean McVay said the team is not sure if Austin will play in any preseason games.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Austin will be ready for the start of the regular season. He probably will be the No. 3 or No. 4 receiver for the Rams this season and may see fewer targets because of the addition of Sammy Watkins. He could be a No. 5 receiver in some leagues or a waiver wire option during the season.

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

Rams | Tavon Austin still has role in Rams' offense

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 10:47:14 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin "definitely has a place" even after the team acquired WR Sammy Watkins from the Buffalo Bills on Friday, Aug. 11, according to general manager Les Snead.

Fantasy Tip: The Rams' top three receivers figure to be Watkins, Robert Woods and rookie Cooper Kupp, so Austin will likely be limited to four-wide sets as a receiver. However, he could see more action as a returner and the team could try to use him to fill the scatback role they had previously envisioned for Lance Dunbar. Regardless, it's hard to envision Austin seeing enough time on offense this year to be relevant in fantasy.

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

Rams | Tavon Austin not on the block

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:25:48 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin isn't expected to be traded after the team acquired Sammy Watkins from the Buffalo Bills on Friday, Aug. 11.

Fantasy Tip: Austin's fantasy stock pretty much plummets with Watkins' arrival, but the Rams are doing the right thing by keeping him around since their new addition is such an injury risk. As long as Watkins is healthy, Austin figures to remain a bit of a gadget player and someone they may look to use a bit more in the role they had planned for Lance Dunbar, given the fact Austin has played running back from time to time. With that said, Austin can be left on the wire in most normal-sized leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Mike Florio

Rams | Tavon Austin cleared for full practice

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 12:47:21 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin was a full participant at practice Sunday, July 30, after being cleared following offseason wrist surgery.

Fantasy Tip: Austin is expected to fit into the DeSean Jackson role of new head coach Sean McVay's offense this season. Some of Austin's metrics, such as average separation and catch rate, did compare favorably to Jackson's last year, and Austin doesn't lack for speed either. He's a hard sell as anything more than a WR5 in a bad offense, but he has enough upside to beat that label if Jared Goff can make solid progress in his second year.

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

Rams | Tavon Austin used as deep threat

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 18:53:17 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin (wrist) was a full participant in practice Saturday, July 29, and he lined up outside and ran deep routes on several plays.

Fantasy Tip: It sounds like Sean McVay is indeed going to have Austin fill a DeSean Jackson-like role in the offense. However, that still makes him a boom-or-bust WR4.

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