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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 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

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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

Tavon Austin (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Austin got his knee rolled up awkwardly against the Bucs last week. It had the looks of a potentially-serious injury, but the Rams are calling it a sprained MCL. He's unlikely to play this week. Stedman Bailey could man the slot.
Sep 17 - 4:39 PM's Ian Rapoport reports Tavon Austin has been diagnosed with a sprained right MCL, and will be sidelined "roughly" two weeks.

Austin's sprained MCL is less severe than Ryan Mathews', who is missing 4-5 weeks with the same injury. It hurts the Rams on special teams, but Austin has remained little more than a gadget player on offense this season. There's no fantasy impact here.
Sep 15 - 1:42 PM

Coach Jeff Fisher said Tavon Austin (knee) is headed for further testing Monday.

Austin went down in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Bucs and didn't return. The package player has three catches for 34 yards and three rushes for 26 yards through two games.
Sep 14 - 8:55 PM

Tavon Austin suffered a knee injury in the second quarter of Sunday's Week 2 game against the Bucs.

Austin's knee got twisted and bent up beneath him on short pass while being tackle by Mark Barron. It looked like it could potentially be serious. Austin hobbled off, but we may not see him the rest of the afternoon. Austin had a gain of 18 yards on an end-around earlier in the game, but that was about it.
Sep 14 - 5:13 PM

Tavon Austin caught all three of his targets for 34 yards in the Rams' Week 1 loss to the Vikings.

He added five yards rushing on three carries, as the Rams lined Austin up in the backfield a couple times. The Rams simply aren't getting enough out of Austin. He doesn't create space or make defenders miss on a regular enough basis, and OC Brian Schottenheimer isn't creative enough to make anything work. Austin's main impact will come on punt returns as a sophomore. He's not start-able outside of deep leagues or return-yardage formats.
Sep 7 - 5:58 PM

Tavon Austin was held without a catch in Saturday's preseason game, drawing only one target.

The Rams' full first-team offense played only two series, but it was still a disappointing night for the 2013 first-rounder. Austin has just five grabs for 40 yards through three preseason games. He isn't looking poised to make much of a fantasy impact as a gadget player and slot man for the Rams' run-first offense.
Aug 23 - 11:09 PM

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