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Sun, 29 Nov 2015 15:39:09 -0800
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin had four carries for 63 yards and caught six passes for 33 yards in a 31-7 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Fantasy Tip: Austin ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) had 60 of those rushing yards on one carry, so these numbers are a little misleading. The impoverished state of the St. Louis offense showed through in this game. Austin's price is still a little too high for most FantasyScore players.
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 15:58:27 -0800
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin was held to just one reception for five yards in the Week 11 game against the Baltimore Ravens. He was targeted five times, and he also had one run for 16 yards while losing a fumble on special teams.
Fantasy Tip: Austin has been a boom or bust player this season. When he is bad, he is really bad. With a murky quarterback situation in St. Louis, it's best to go another way for fantasy purposes if you can help it.
Sun, 15 Nov 2015 18:52:36 -0800
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin had two receptions for five yards in the Week 10 game against the Chicago Bears. He was targeted four times.
Fantasy Tip: Austin was bottled up, as the Bears took away the downfield plays. With the addition of Wes Welker to the offense, there will be even fewer targets to go around for the wide receiver corps in St. Louis.
Sun, 08 Nov 2015 16:54:13 -0800
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin had four catches for 15 yards, and he had eight carries for 66 yards in a 21-18 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 9.
Fantasy Tip: Austin ($6,700, 13.6% of cap) has been doing enough damage as a receiver and a runner to stay relevant, but there are certainly safer options available in the same price range at FantasyScore.
Sun, 01 Nov 2015 17:47:22 -0800
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin had four catches for 98 yards and a touchdown and three carries for 21 yards and a touchdown in a 27-6 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 8, and he now has a career-high seven touchdowns for the year.
Fantasy Tip: Austin ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) keeps finding ways to reach the end zone, but he is still a boom-or-bust option at FantasyScore because such a large portion of his value depends on him scoring a touchdown.
Sun, 25 Oct 2015 09:12:05 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (hamstring) is officially active for the Week 7 game against the Cleveland Browns.
Fantasy Tip: It is not known if Austin's ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) injury will affect his play, but owners can still consider him as a starting option since he should receive several targets.
Sat, 24 Oct 2015 07:01:52 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (hamstring) appears to be ready to play in the Week 7 game against the Cleveland Browns after he returned to practice Friday, Oct. 23. He is officially listed as questionable for the game.
Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to look at the inactive list to see if Austin ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) will be able to play. Austin will have a favorable matchup if he is active because the Browns will be missing several of their defensive backs. He could be a solid starting option for fantasy owner if he plays.
Fri, 23 Oct 2015 14:39:13 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (thigh) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 23, and is listed as questionable for the Week 7 game against the Cleveland Browns.
Fantasy Tip: Austin ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) appears to have a chance to play this week since he returned to practice Friday. Austin will be a risky option because of the injury but could be a solid starting option since he should be one of the main targets if he is active.
Thu, 22 Oct 2015 14:33:51 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (thigh) and RB Tre Mason (ankle) both missed practice for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 22. However, the Rams didn't actually practice Thursday, so their designations are an estimation.
Fantasy Tip: It's discouraging that Austin ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) hasn't practiced yet this week. Keep an eye on his status tomorrow. If he plays Sunday, he's not a bad midrange receiver on FantasyScore. Mason ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is truly a deep sleeper and probably won't see enough touches behind Todd Gurley to be relevant.
Wed, 21 Oct 2015 15:54:50 -0700
St. Louis Rams RB Tre Mason (ankle) and WR Tavon Austin (thigh) both did not take part in practice Wednesday, Oct. 21.
Fantasy Tip: It's unknown exactly how serious Austin's ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) injury is, so check back for more updates. The Cleveland Browns are decent matchup against receivers and both of their top two cornerbacks are ailing, so Austin is a fine daily choice if he's healthy enough. Mason ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has just four carries in the last two games and should be a very low-end running option.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 20:24:50 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin had six catches for 96 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-22 win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 4.
Fantasy Tip: Austin ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) more than doubled his receiving yards from the first three games combined, and while he possesses game-breaking speed, he has yet to prove he can make an impact on a routine basis. He is still a roll-of-the-dice play at FantasyScore.
Sun, 27 Sep 2015 16:43:10 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin posted five receptions for 38 yards in the Week 3 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Fantasy Tip: Austin ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) did very little for FantasyScore players, and is clear second fiddle to Kenny Britt in the St. Louis receiver pecking order. Unless Britt goes down to injury, Austin isn't a recommended option at this time.
Sat, 20 Jun 2015 07:59:08 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin was impressive during the offseason workouts, according to offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti. "Tavon Austin's had a great offseason," Cignetti said. "It starts in the classroom. He's learning. He's paying attention. He's bringing it to the practice field. You just see it from his route running. What a difference. His effort, his attention to details. Every day out there, the guy's made plays."
Fantasy Tip: Austin is expected to become more involved in the offense this season. He had 31 catches for only 242 yards and zero touchdowns in 15 games in 2014. Austin could be an option in the late-rounds of drafts this season but will not be a weekly starting option.
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 19:26:32 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin said that he isn't worried about his struggles in his first two NFL seasons and is ready to step up in 2015.
Fantasy Tip: Austin has elite speed, but the Rams haven't figured out the best way to involve him in the offense just yet. Still, he has big-play potential, and he is worth gambling on when you fill out your bench during the later rounds of drafts.
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 14:44:59 -0800
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin will be more involved in the offense next season, according to offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti.
Fantasy Tip: Austin did not have a big impact in the passing game this past season with 34 yards as his season-high in receiving yards. He did rush for two touchdowns and averaged 6.2 yards per carry. Owners probably should consider Austin as a No. 4 wide receiver with upside in drafts next season.
Sun, 08 Feb 2015 17:19:14 -0800
St. Louis Rams WR Chris Givens is scheduled to have a base salary of $1.574 million with a cap count of $1.698 million. The team might deem it too much if Givens is the fifth receiver in a group with WRs Kenny Britt, Brian Quick, Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey. Releasing Givens would save the team $1.574 million.
Fantasy Tip: Whether he stays or goes Givens is unlikely to be much of an impact player for fantasy owners in 2015.
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 13:11:03 -0800
St. Louis Rams DE William Hayes (non-injury), C Scott Wells (non-injury), LB James Laurinaitis (ankle), OG Rodger Saffold (shoulder), DE Chris Long (ankle), LB Will Herring (foot), CB Marcus Roberson (ankle), OG Davin Joseph (non-injury) and WR Tavon Austin (back) are probable for Week 14 against the Washington Redskins. Hayes did not practice Friday, Dec. 5. Austin was limited, while the others practiced in full.
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 18:33:13 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (knee) was active in Week 5 game against the Philadelphia Eagles, and he had two receptions for 33 yards.
Fantasy Tip: Austin entered the season as the team's primary target, but Brian Quick now appears to sit atop the depth chart at this point. Austin can be a downfield threat, but he has a ways to go before fantasy owners can trust him on a regular basis.
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 06:23:57 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (knee) will play in Week 5 Sunday, Oct. 5.
Fantasy Tip: Austin ($3,100; 6.2% of your cap) is worth considering as a cheap flex option against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 13:50:30 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (knee) was a limited participant in practice Friday, Oct. 3, and he is listed as questionable for Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Fantasy Tip: Austin ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) has high-risk, high-reward potential as a flex play in FantasyScore contests in Week 5 against the shaky Eagles' defense. You'll want to make sure he is active before finalizing your rosters, though.
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 18:53:43 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (knee) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 2.
Fantasy Tip: If Austin does suit up, he is still a risky play at FantasyScore in Week 5. He will take up just 6.2% of the cap ($3,100), but even at his small price tag, Austin could struggle to make an impact in a St. Louis offense that is still trying to figure out its identity with Austin Davis under center.
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:24:16 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 1.
Fantasy Tip: Austin getting some work in early in the week has to be a good sign for his availability in Week 5. Check back later in the week before you commit to him in FantasyScore.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:37:12 -0700
The St. Louis Rams have declared C Barrett Jones, CB Brandon McGee, QB Case Keenum, SS Mo Alexander, WR Tavon Austin, RB Tre Mason, CB Trumaine Johnson inactive for Week 3.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:22:34 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 19, and is listed as questionable for Week 3.
Fantasy Tip: Owners will find out more about his availability over the next day or two. Austin could be limited by his injury if he is active for the game. Austin costs $4,000 on FantasyScore, but owners should consider using their money elsewhere.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:29:14 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Fantasy Tip: It appears like Austin will not be able to play in Week 3, but things could change if he practices Friday, Sept. 19. Brian Quick and Jared Cook could be more involved in the passing game this week. Cook costs $4,500 on FantasyScore and could be a cheaper option at the position. Quick costs $5,500 and could be a No. 3 receiver or flex option for owners.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:39:46 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Fantasy Tip: Austin was initially expected to miss around two weeks with a mild knee sprain. He could return this week if he bounces back, but don't count on it. Play it safe and avoid him at FantasyScore this week.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:08:28 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (knee) is dealing with a mild knee sprain but has a chance to play in Week 3, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.
Fantasy Tip: Owners will get a better idea about Austin's status as the practice week goes on. Austin could be limited by the injury if he is active for the game, so owners could look to use another wide receiver in their lineups.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:40:51 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (knee) has been diagnosed with a sprained medial collateral ligament and is expected to miss around two weeks, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: Brian Quick and Chris Givens could get some added fantasy value because of the injury. Both could be options on FantasyScore this week depending on their price, but they could also be hard to count on because of the quarterback situation with the Rams.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:08:31 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (knee) sustained a knee injury during the team's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Austin will undergo more tests Monday, Sept. 15.
Fantasy Tip: Austin carried a FantasyScore price in Week 2 of $4,000, and receivers like Carolina Panthers WR Jason Avant and Cleveland Browns WR Miles Austin had similar prices. You may want to search out these two or someone of similar price in case Austin has to miss time.
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:10:07 -0700
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford (knee) is out for the season after an MRI revealed a torn left anterior cruciate ligament.
Fantasy Tip: Zac Stacy will be relied upon even heavier with Shaun Hill as the quarterback. Stacy is a low-end RB2. Tavon Austin's stock could take a slight hit, but he remains a solid WR4. Kenny Britt is still worth a late-round flier as a WR5.
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 23:31:25 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Chris Givens has been surpassed on the depth chart by WRs Kenny Britt, Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey and Brian Quick, and Givens may be a bubble in terms of final roster cuts.
Fantasy Tip: Givens has promise, but there is a logjam at the position. Bailey is suspended the first four games, and Givens has a chance to prove himself again. Givens is a final-round flier as a WR5 or WR6.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:36:26 -0800
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 26.
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.
Wed, 25 Dec 2013 19:56:36 -0800
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 25.
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 08:49:35 -0800
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (ankle) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 16 game.
Fantasy Tip: None of the Rams wide receivers should have been starting this week in fantasy leagues even before the news that Austin would not play.
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 08:45:49 -0800
The St. Louis Rams have declared OG Brandon Washington, RB Daryl Richardson, OG Harvey Dahl, DL Matt Conrath, OT Mike Person, CB Quinton Pointer, WR Tavon Austin inactive for Week 16.
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 06:11:23 -0800
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (ankle) is not expected to play in the team's Week 16 game.
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:42:51 -0800
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 20, and is questionable for Week 16.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:06:01 -0800
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 19.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:04:27 -0800
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (ankle) and RB Daryl Richardson (thigh) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 18.
Fantasy Tip: Austin missed Week 15, so he'll be a very risky option for your championship roster. To be safe, you'll need to look elsewhere.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:15:31 -0800
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said WR Tavon Austin (ankle) will be considered day-to-day this week.
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 20:07:56 -0800
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Sunday, Dec. 15, that the team hopes to have WR Tavon Austin (ankle) back for the Week 16 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.