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Tavon Austin | Wide Receiver

Team: St. Louis Rams
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/15/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 176
College: West Virginia
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Tavon Austin caught 2-of-4 targets for 14 yards in the Rams' Week 15 loss to the Cardinals, adding an eight-yard rush.
Austin's three touches were his fewest in five games. Austin has made minor strides this season, but still doesn't bust nearly enough big plays, particularly on offense. He's an end-of-bench type in dynasty leagues. Dec 12 - 12:22 AM

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Tavon Austin managed 46 yards on five carries and caught two passes for 14 yards in the Rams' Week 14 win over the Redskins.

Austin legitimately looked like the best player on the field in this one. He was dynamic as a punt returner, bringing back four punts for 143 yards, including a 78-yard touchdown. The Rams just may be figuring out how to use the former first-round pick, though we don't expect him to carry much fantasy weight.
Dec 7 - 5:39 PM

Tavon Austin rushed twice for 24 yards and a touchdown and caught two balls for 11 yards in the Rams' Week 13 win over the Raiders.

Austin scored an 18-yard touchdown on a "speed sweep" run to give St. Louis a 21-0 lead late in the first quarter. Otherwise, he was a minimal part of the Rams' offense, focusing mostly on special teams.
Nov 30 - 5:18 PM

Tavon Austin rushed for 27 yards and one touchdown on three carries in the Rams' Week 12 loss to the Chargers.

Austin caught three passes for 11 yards. His two biggest plays were a 15-yard run to set up his own six-yard touchdown run two plays later. Austin was also dynamic on punt returns, bring two back for 44 yards, though a 77-yard one late in the fourth quarter was called back due to a questionable holding penalty. Austin remains a non-factor fantasy-wise, but he's shown some signs of life lately.
Nov 23 - 7:54 PM

Tavon Austin caught two passes for 20 yards in the Rams' Week 10 loss to the Cardinals.

Austin added one carry for 10 yards. He turned his first target into 17 yards, bursting up field after catching it at the line of scrimmage. But that was it for last year's No. 8 overall pick. He's obviously nowhere near fantasy relevance.
Nov 9 - 8:17 PM

Tavon Austin caught two passes for 12 yards in the Rams' Week 8 loss to the Chiefs.

Austin added seven yards on two carries. A bit part of the offense as a niche player, Austin is well off the fantasy radar. He's been a colossal bust since going No. 8 overall in last year's draft.
Oct 26 - 6:01 PM

Tavon Austin caught three passes for six yards and rushed for 16 yards on five carries in the Rams' Week 7 win over the Seahawks.

Austin was given five carries, second only behind Tre Mason's 18, as a traditional running back. He hits the hole hard, but is too small/fragile to make charging linebackers and linemen miss. As a receiver, we've just about given up hope on Austin. He doesn't do anything near the line of scrimmage with the ball in his hands. His jukes are rendered useless. Austin is simply a gadget player.
Oct 20 - 12:22 AM

Tavon Austin caught four passes for 35 yards in the Rams' Week 6 loss to the 49ers.

He was targeted five times, which is pretty a pretty standard day at the office for last year's No. 8 overall pick. Austin has proven time and again that he's not an NFL-caliber receiver. He shouldn't be anywhere near re-draft rosters.
Oct 14 - 12:21 AM

Tavon Austin caught two passes for 33 yards in Sunday's Week 5 loss at Philadelphia.

Austin's knee looked healthy as he jitterbugged for a big first down late in the game. But as usual, he was not a part of the game plan at all. Austin now has 10 touches in his three appearances this season and is miles off the fantasy radar -- even with Austin Davis slinging it around.
Oct 5 - 4:59 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Tavon Austin (knee) will play Sunday against the Eagles.

Austin sprained his MCL in Week 2 and is listed as questionable on the injury report. He'll man the slot in three-wide sets and face off with Philadelphia's best corner Brandon Boykin. Austin is lightyears from fantasy relevance.
Oct 5 - 9:20 AM

Tavon Austin (knee) was limited in Rams practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 5 against the Eagles.

He's barely a blip on the radar screen in both real life and fantasy.
Oct 3 - 2:27 PM

Tavon Austin (knee) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Austin is expected to play against the Eagles coming off the Rams' Week 4 bye. He'll rotate with Austin Pettis in three-wide sets.
Oct 2 - 7:42 PM

Tavon Austin (knee) returned to a limited practice Wednesday.

He was officially limited. It puts him on track to return for Sunday's game against the Eagles. Austin will play the slot in three-wide sets, with Austin Pettis also mixing in.
Oct 1 - 4:46 PM

Tavon Austin (knee) is inactive for Week 3 against the Cowboys.

Austin practiced on a limited basis Friday and will be held out until after the Rams' Week 4 bye. Stedman Bailey should see time in three-wide sets. Also inactive for St. Louis are RB Tre Mason, QB Case Keenum, CB Trumaine Johnson, S Maurice Alexander, CB Brandon McGee, and C/G Barrett Jones.
Sep 21 - 11:46 AM

Tavon Austin (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Cowboys.

Despite practicing on a limited basis Friday, Austin remains unlikely to play through his MCL sprain. Stedman Bailey should see time in the slot.
Sep 19 - 4:33 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Shaun Hill
2Austin Davis
RB1Benny Cunningham
2Tre Mason
3Zac Stacy
4Trey Watts
5Chase Reynolds
GLB1Benny Cunningham
2Tre Mason
3RB1Benny Cunningham
2Tre Mason
FB1Cory Harkey
WR11Kenny Britt
2Stedman Bailey
WR21Tavon Austin
2Chris Givens
WR31Stedman Bailey
TE1Jared Cook
2Lance Kendricks
3Justice Cunningham
K1Greg Zuerlein