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Tavon Austin | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: Los Angeles Rams
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/15/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 176
College: West Virginia
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (8) / LAR
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Tavon Austin (chest) is out for Week 13 against the Patriots.
His absence was widely expected after sitting out all three practices this week. Austin has been a disappointment this year, averaging less than 40 yards per game with only three touchdowns. Pharoh Cooper could see more work in the slot on Sunday but obviously isn't a fantasy option. Dec 4 - 8:51 AM

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Tavon Austin (chest) missed Rams practice again on Friday and is listed as doubtful for Week 13 at New England.

The DNP on Friday and doubtful tag indicate Austin has almost no chance of playing Sunday. The Patriots have struggled to stop interior options all season long, so Austin would have theoretically been in a favorable spot. If Austin can't play, the Rams would figure to turn to Pharoh Cooper in the slot.
Dec 2 - 3:53 PM

Tavon Austin (chest) didn't practice on Wednesday.

Austin must have suffered the injury in Sunday's loss to New Orleans. He hasn't been a consistent fantasy presence this year and shouldn't be in any lineups against New England this week, assuming he plays.
Nov 30 - 8:01 PM

Tavon Austin absorbed all four of his targets for 45 yards and a touchdown and rushed one for 10 yards Sunday in the Rams' Week 12 loss to the Saints.

Austin beat B.W. Webb for a 24-yard touchdown on the Rams’ opening drive but was barely heard from after that. His lowlight reel included an illegal block that wiped out a third-down conversion by Lance Kendricks. Austin has never been a big yardage guy, but last year he carried some fantasy intrigue by scoring 10 touchdowns. Austin’s touchdown on Sunday was only his third of 2016. He’ll be a desperation WR4 next week against New England.
Nov 27 - 5:33 PM

Tavon Austin caught 1-of-2 targets for 21 yards in the Rams' Week 11 loss to the Dolphins.

It was Austin's lowest target total of the season, matching his one-catch Week 9 against the Panthers. With Jared Goff dinking and dunking all day, attempting just five passes 10-plus yards down field, it's surprising Austin wasn't more involved. He added two carries for eight yards. Austin has shown big upside in the past, but it hasn't been there in 2016. Even in a great Week 12 draw against the Saints at the Superdome, Austin will be hard to trust.
Nov 20 - 8:40 PM

Tavon Austin caught 2-of-7 targets for 19 yards in the Rams' Week 10 win over the Jets.

He rushed twice for ten yards. Austin now has receiving yardage totals of 17 and 19 over his last two games on target counts of 2 and 7. He is one of the most volatile wide receivers in fantasy and hasn't shown much of a ceiling this year, either. Austin will be a low-floor WR4/flex in Week 11 against Miami.
Nov 13 - 4:21 PM

Tavon Austin caught 1-of-2 targets for 17 yards in the Rams' Week 9 loss to the Panthers.

Pathetically, the yardage total was only Austin's third lowest of the year. With half the season in the books, Austin has 37 catches for 316 yards. That comes out to 8.54 yards per catch, a truly awful number for any receiver, let alone one who just got a six-year, $56.14 million contract. Austin is a gadget player, pure and simple. His WR4 case is fading in standard leagues.
Nov 6 - 7:55 PM

Tavon Austin caught 10-of-15 targets for 57 yards and a touchdown in the Rams' Week 7 loss to the Giants in London.

He added one carry for 10 yards. Austin got the day started right with a 10-yard touchdown in the first quarter and contributed a longish punt return, but he did next to nothing with his other 14 targets, fumbled twice (both recovered), and was responsible for Case Keenum's pick six. He was also the target on two other interceptions, but neither was his fault. The Rams keep feeding Austin targets, but he is not doing much with them. He will be a weak PPR play when he faces the Panthers after the bye.
Oct 23 - 1:04 PM

Tavon Austin rushed three times for two yards and caught 3-of-4 targets for 24 yards Week 6 against the Lions.

Case Keenum had a massive day, but Austin did not notice. The Rams tried to force the ball to Tavon early, but he did little with his looks and took a backseat to Kenny Britt and even Brian Quick. Austin will have big plays and big games, but they will be tough to predict.
Oct 16 - 7:04 PM

Tavon Austin nabbed seven catches for 59 yards on 10 targets while rushing three times for 26 yards Sunday in the Rams' Week 5 loss to the Bills.

Austin’s 10 touches were a season-high. Most of his yardage, at least on the receiving end, came on a 31-yard grab early in the second quarter. The Rams made it a point to get Austin involved early but his role shrank in the second half when he was limited to two touches. Austin has seen 46 targets this year but has only amassed 23 catches for 218 yards and one touchdown. Even in a good matchup against Detroit, Austin won’t be a recommended fantasy play in Week 6.
Oct 9 - 8:55 PM

Tavon Austin reeled in two-of-six targets for 14 yards and rushed once for -6 yards Sunday in the Rams' Week 4 win over the Cardinals.

He also returned a punt 47 yards to set the Rams up at the Cardinals’ 19-yard line with five minutes to go in the fourth quarter. The six targets were his fewest of the season, as were his three touches. Including this game, Austin has now reeled in a pathetic 16-of-36 targets for the season. When your success rate on catches is hovering around 40 percent, it’s probably time for fantasy owners to move on. Eventually Austin will have a 100-yard, two-touchdown game while he’s sitting on your bench, but that’s better than getting stuck with a clunker like the one he had on Sunday. Those are going to be far more frequent than his successes. We’d recommend skipping Austin next week against Buffalo.
Oct 2 - 9:17 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Tavon Austin (shoulder, questionable) is expected to play Week 4 against the Cardinals.

Despite a questionable tag, Austin's availability was not in much doubt after he got in a full practice Friday. He will be a boom-or-bust WR4 against Arizona.
Oct 2 - 8:16 AM

Tavon Austin (shoulder) is questionable for Week 4 against the Cardinals.

Austin returned to full practice on Friday after being limited on Wednesday and Thursday. He'll be a boom-or-bust WR4 Sunday at Arizona.
Sep 30 - 4:40 PM

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

The Rams are just managing Austin's practice reps. He'll be his typical WR4 against the Cardinals.
Sep 29 - 5:28 PM

Tavon Austin (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

It’s a new injury for Austin. The limited practice suggests it’s nothing serious. Austin is WR4 for Sunday’s Cardinals matchup.
Sep 28 - 7:41 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Case Keenum
2Jared Goff
3Sean Mannion
RB1Todd Gurley
2Benny Cunningham
3Malcolm Brown
4Chase Reynolds
GLB1Todd Gurley
2Benny Cunningham
3RB1Benny Cunningham
2Todd Gurley
FB1Cory Harkey
WR11Tavon Austin
2Brian Quick
3Mike Thomas
WR21Kenny Britt
2Pharoh Cooper
3Bradley Marquez
WR31Brian Quick
TE1Lance Kendricks
2Tyler Higbee
3Temarrick Hemingway
LT1Greg Robinson
2Pace Murphy
LG1Rodger Saffold
C1Tim Barnes
2Demetrius Rhaney
RG1Cody Wichmann
2Andrew Donnal
RT1Rob Havenstein
K1Greg Zuerlein