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Austin Pettis | Wide Receiver

Team: St. Louis Rams
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 203
College: Boise State
Contract: view contract details

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Austin Pettis has taken a pay cut.
Pettis accepted a $481,000 pay cut in exchange for a $250,000 signing bonus, resulting in a net loss of $231,000. Pettis only caught four passes in the preseason, and is well off the fantasy radar. Sep 4 - 1:22 PM

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Austin Pettis wasn't targeted in Saturday's preseason game against the Browns.

Pettis now has only one catch through three preseason games. He might not survive final cuts.
Aug 24 - 1:14 AM

Rams WR Austin Pettis could be in danger of losing his roster spot.

Pettis set career highs in catches (38) and yards (399) last year, but struggled with consistency and was not drafted by the Rams' current regime. Working in Pettis' favor is Stedman Bailey's four-game suspension. St. Louis can save $1.4 million in cap space by cutting Pettis, and would absorb $144,567 in dead money.
May 24 - 5:43 PM

Austin Pettis caught 2-of-2 targets for 15 yards in the Rams' Week 17 loss to the Seahawks.

Pettis finished the regular season with career highs in catches (38) and yards (399) and has some red-zone chops, but lost playing time down the stretch to rookie Stedman Bailey. It's worth noting that Pettis was not drafted by the Rams' current regime. With his contract up after 2014, it's possible Pettis will be available for trade this offseason. He's not a part of the long-term plan in St. Louis.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 07:57:00 PM

Austin Pettis caught two passes for 16 yards in St. Louis' Week 16 win over the Bucs.

Pettis did a brilliant Austin Pettis impression this afternoon. Pettis has nine catches over his past seven games.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 06:40:00 PM

Austin Pettis caught four passes for 41 yards in Week 15 against the Saints.

Pettis caught all four of his targets, which led the team. The Rams did their damage on the ground on offense, while the defense wreaked havoc on Drew Brees. Pettis was Kellen Clemens’ safety valve on third downs early on. Pettis isn’t a fantasy option.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:22:00 PM

Austin Pettis wasn't targeted in St. Louis' Week 12 win over the Bears.

Pettis' role continues to dwindle, as both Brian Quick and Stedman Bailey had bigger roles on offense against Chicago. Pettis can be dropped in all formats, including Dynasty leagues.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 06:55:00 PM

Austin Pettis played just 15 snaps in the Rams' Week 10 win over the Colts.

The Rams are working in more Brian Quick and rookie Stedman Bailey at Pettis' expense. It's safe to drop Pettis in 14- and 16-team re-draft leagues.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 05:18:00 PM

Austin Pettis wasn't targeted in the Rams' Week 10 win over the Colts.

Pettis now has a grand total of six catches for 75 yards over his past five games. The WR4 jig is up for the replacement-level talent.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 06:05:00 PM

Austin Pettis caught one pass for 13 yards in the Rams' Week 9 loss to Tennessee.

Red-zone specialist Pettis is a touchdown-dependent fantasy commodity, hurting owners when he doesn't score. He's rotating with Brian Quick. Leave Pettis on fantasy waiver wires as St. Louis faces Indy's tough pass defense in Week 10.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 04:19:00 PM

Austin Pettis caught two passes for 33 yards in Week 8 versus Seattle.

Pettis was targeted four times and was the intended receiver on the second of Kellen Clemens' two interceptions. Both of Pettis' grabs went for third-down conversions. He's crashed back to Earth after a solid first five weeks. Pettis can be left on the waiver wire in most, if not all, fantasy leagues.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 01:02:00 AM

Austin Pettis caught two passes for 17 yards in St. Louis' Week 7 loss to the Panthers.

Pettis caught a pass in the end zone, but couldn't get both feet down in bounds. Pettis has three catches for 29 yards since his two-score Week 5. He's barely on the WR5 radar.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 05:52:00 PM

Austin Pettis caught one pass for 12 yards in Week 6 against the Texans.

It was Pettis' lone target. Brian Quick has been seeing increased snaps the past two weeks, which is eating into Pettis' playing time a bit. Pettis has four touchdowns on the season, but he's safe to leave on the waiver wire.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 05:50:00 PM

Austin Pettis caught four passes for 49 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 5 win over the Jaguars.

Operating from four yards out, Pettis made a nice snag over the middle for his first score. Later, he roasted overmatched Jags CB Will Blackmon on a vertical route for a 31-yard score that put the game out of reach. Pettis is up to four touchdowns on the season, but he's yet to top 78 yards and has an extremely tough matchup at Houston in Week 6. We wouldn't chase these points.
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 04:35:00 PM

Austin Pettis had five catches for 59 yards in Thursday night's loss to the 49ers.

Pettis was targeted heavily on third downs and did the majority of his damage at the end of the first half. He has limited upside at the Z receiver position in the Rams' offense and should continue to be ignored in most fantasy formats.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 01:37:00 AM

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