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Tavon Austin | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: Los Angeles Rams
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/15/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 176
College: West Virginia
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (8) / LAR
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Tavon Austin rushed six times for 32 yards and caught 5-of-8 targets for 30 yards in the Rams' Week 17 loss to San Francisco.
Austin saw a slight bump in running back snaps with Todd Gurley (knee) on the shelf. Finally showing signs of becoming a legitimate NFL weapon, Austin finished his third pro campaign with 907 all-purpose yards and nine touchdowns. Turning 24 in March, Austin will enter his contract year in 2016. He still has yet to show the ability to handle an offensive position full time and is more of a gadget player for whom an offense must manufacture touches. Jan 3 - 8:16 PM

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Tavon Austin caught 3-of-7 targets for 16 yards in the Rams' Week 16 win over the Seahawks, adding three rushes for 12 additional yards.

It was a quiet day for the Rams' gadget player. Expectations should be higher for Week 17, where he'll get the 49ers' extremely leaky run defense. Austin will be on the WR3/4 borderline for that one.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 08:43:00 PM

Tavon Austin caught all three of his targets for 41 yards and a touchdown and logged four carries for 32 yards and another touchdown in the Rams' Week 15 win over the Buccaneers.

Not much has gone right for the Rams this year, but Thursday in what may have been their final game in St. Louis, everything fell their way. Austin only saw seven touches but he sure knew what to do with them. His first touchdown came on a quick screen early in the first quarter while his second was a 21-yard run off an end-around in the third quarter. Austin continues to impress with his versatility. He’s the first player since Gale Sayers to score four rushing touchdowns, five receiving touchdowns and a kick return touchdown in the same season. Austin will be a WR3 for next week’s game in Seattle.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 11:53:00 PM

Tavon Austin contributed three catches for 19 yards on five targets while rushing four times for 40 yards in the Rams' Week 14 win over the Lions.

Austin’s biggest contributions came in the running game, which has been a theme for him throughout the year. He scored a long punt return touchdown in the third quarter but it was called back on a holding penalty. Austin is certainly a unique talent but he’s never been an easy guy to trust in fantasy. Consider him a boom-or-bust WR3 for next week’s game against Tampa Bay.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 06:26:00 PM

Tavon Austin caught 1-of-3 targets for 24 yards in St. Louis' Week 13 loss to the Cardinals, adding two rushes for 14 yards.

Austin also had a long punt return, but this being the Rams, it got called back by penalty. Austin got off to a scorching start this season, but has seen his stock collapse along with the Rams' quarterback play. Austin is no longer on the WR3 radar.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 06:02:00 PM

Tavon Austin caught all six of his targets for 33 yards and logged four carries for 63 yards and a touchdown in the Rams' Week 12 loss to the Bengals.

The six catches matched a season-high. Austin broke off an impressive 60-yard run out of the wildcat formation during the second quarter. He was aided by a nice block from Kenny Britt on the right side. Austin found the end zone later on a 5-yard touchdown run. It came on a jet sweep with Jared Cook delivering the key block. Austin is more boom than bust in fantasy and will probably never reach his full potential playing in the Rams’ dead-end offense. With that said, he’s an athletic freak with a knack for making big plays. He’ll be a WR3/4 next week against Arizona.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 05:10:00 PM

Tavon Austin caught 1-of-5 targets for five yards and rushed one time for 16 yards in the Rams' Week 11 loss to the Ravens.

His five targets were second to Jared Cook's six, but Austin and Case Keenum didn't appear to have much chemistry. Since Wes Welker was signed, Austin has touched the ball just seven times in two games. He's turned into a low-volume WR4 with a floor of zero points. Austin isn't start-able.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 05:26:00 PM

Tavon Austin caught 2-of-4 targets for five yards and rushed three times for 18 yards in the Rams' Week 10 loss to the Bears.

He had a 17-yard rushing touchdown called back on a holding penalty by LT Greg Robinson, who was whistled three times for holding calls on Sunday and leads the league with eight of them. The Rams' offense was a disaster all afternoon, as Nick Foles continues to play brutal football. Brian Quick and Wes Welker ended up leading the team in targets with seven and six, respectively. The addition of Welker might hurt Austin's already-limited volume.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 06:03:00 PM

Tavon Austin caught 4-of-7 targets for 15 yards and rushed eight times for 66 yards in the Rams' Week 9 loss to the Vikings.

Austin's seven targets again led the Rams, but he didn't get much going out wide as a pass-catcher. Instead, OC Frank Cignetti dialed up numerous end-arounds for the shifty slot receiver, and the Vikings had no idea how to stop it. It was legitimately the Rams' best offensive play in a game Nick Foles displayed a high level of incompetence as a passer. Austin is a borderline WR3/4 being held back by his quarterback. The matchup is delicious Week 10 against the Bears.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 05:28:00 PM

Tavon Austin caught 4-of-7 targets for 98 yards and one touchdown and rushed three times for 21 yards and another touchdown in the Rams' Week 8 win over the 49ers.

It's quite clear Austin has taken over as the preferred target in the Rams' anemic passing game. This offense can support maybe one pass catcher, and Austin has been that guy in recent weeks. He's leading the Rams in targets and gets schemed touches in the red zone. He scored a two-yard rushing touchdown on a jet sweep and later took a screen 66 yards to the house. Austin's six touchdowns are a career-high. He's put himself on the WR3/4 radar. The 4-3 Rams head to Minnesota in Week 9.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 06:23:00 PM

Tavon Austin caught 4-of-7 targets for 43 yards and rushed one time for 21 yards in the Rams' Week 7 win over the Browns.

His 43 yards led the team in receiving on a day Nick Foles threw for just 163 yards. Austin's seven targets were also a team-high as the Rams continue to show a desire to fully use the former No. 8 overall pick on offense. To the surprise of many, Austin is actually making an impact and has some WR4 value. Still, the Rams are a run-heavy, ball-control team. The Rams host San Francisco Week 8.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 05:00:00 PM

Tavon Austin (hamstring) is active for Week 7 against the Browns.

Austin is top news-worthy in a prime spot off the bye against an injury-riddle Browns secondary. While Todd Gurley is expected to dominate offensive touches out of the backfield, Austin has seen an increased role this season and is on the WR3 map. Inactive for the Rams are LE Chris Long (knee), WLB Alec Ogletree (leg), RB Tre Mason (ankle), QB Sean Mannion, TE Lance Kendricks (thumb), OLB Jo-Lonn Dunbar, and OL Andrew Donnal. Benny Cunningham will back up Gurley.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 11:40:00 AM

Tavon Austin (questionable, hamstring) is expected to play Sunday.

Coach Jeff Fisher called Austin probable despite his questionable tag. With Cleveland missing half their secondary, Austin has a favorable Week 7 matchup. Austin is a low-end WR3/FLEX.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 08:37:00 PM

Updating an earlier report, Tavon Austin (hamstring) is actually listed as questionable for Week 7 against the Browns.

The initial confusion regarding his status came from coach Jeff Fisher, who was reciting the injury report off the top of his head. We'll take the Freudian slip as a sign Austin is likely to suit up Sunday against Cleveland. As usual, he'll be a boom or bust fantasy option.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 03:31:00 PM

Tavon Austin (hamstring) is listed as probable for Week 7 against the Browns.

Austin missed Wednesday and Thursday's practices, but he returned on Friday and will be good to go. As usual, Austin is a dart-throw WR3/flex option.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 03:02:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Case Keenum
2Nick Foles
3Sean Mannion
RB1Todd Gurley
2Tre Mason
3Benny Cunningham
4Chase Reynolds
5Trey Watts
GLB1Todd Gurley
2Tre Mason
3RB1Benny Cunningham
2Todd Gurley
WR11Tavon Austin
2Stedman Bailey
3Deon Long
4Kain Colter
WR21Kenny Britt
2Bradley Marquez
3Isiah Ferguson
WR31Bradley Marquez
TE1Jared Cook
2Lance Kendricks
3Justice Cunningham
LT1Greg Robinson
2Isaiah Battle
3Darrell Williams
LG1Rodger Saffold
2Garrett Reynolds
C1Demetrius Rhaney
2Eric Kush
3Brian Folkerts
RG1Jamon Brown
2Cody Wichmann
RT1Rob Havenstein
2Andrew Donnal