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Tavon Austin | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: Los Angeles Rams
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/15/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 176
College: West Virginia
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (8) / LAR
Contract: view contract details

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Tavon Austin secured two-of-four targets for 18 yards and rushed twice for two yards Sunday in the Rams' Week 17 loss to the Cardinals.
Tavon was as frustrating as ever in 2016. He sprinkled in moments of brilliance but they were often buried between layers of gaffes and inexplicable miscues. Austin is undeniably talented and can change the game in a split-second with a long catch or one of his patented returns. But he still hasn’t graduated from being a gadget player and at this point, he probably never will. Austin re-wrote the book on boom-or-bust, which makes him almost impossible to employ with any level of confidence in fantasy. He’ll finish the year with 58 catches for 509 yards and three touchdowns to go with 159 yards and one touchdown on 28 rushing attempts. Jan 1 - 8:35 PM

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Tavon Austin secured two-of-seven targets for 14 yards and added three carries for 26 yards and a touchdown Saturday in the Rams' Week 16 loss to the 49ers.

Austin hasn’t done as much running as he did last year, but he looked pretty swift on his 30-yard touchdown dash late in the first quarter. That was the Rams’ longest running play of the season. Austin’s speed never left but the Rams haven’t been able to find much use for it this year. The Rams’ gadget receiver will take on the Cardinals in Week 17.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 08:45:00 PM

Tavon Austin caught 3-of-5 targets for 14 yards in the Rams' Week 15 loss to the Seahawks, adding two rushes for 13 yards.

Same as it ever was for the disappointing gadget player. Austin's career hinges on the Rams making the right coaching hire. Austin can be a useful player, but more so in "real life" than fantasy. He won't be a recommended WR4 against the 49ers in Week 16.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 12:28:00 AM

Tavon Austin corralled seven-of-11 targets for 62 yards and rushed twice for 27 yards Sunday in the Rams' Week 14 loss to the Falcons.

Austin took an end-around 23 yards on the Rams’ opening drive for his longest gain of the afternoon. That set the tone for a solid first half as Austin went into the break with 67 yards from scrimmage on five touches. The second half wasn’t as eventful for Austin but the finished product was still one of his better games of the season. Austin drew his most targets since Week 7 while accumulating his most receiving yards since Week 3. He won’t be more than a WR4/5 against Seattle on Thursday night.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 09:11:00 PM

Tavon Austin (chest) isn't on the Week 14 injury report.

Austin practiced fully after sitting out last week. Even in a plus matchup, Austin isn't a fantasy option with Jared Goff starting.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 05:05:00 PM

Rams WR Tavon Austin (chest) is practicing in full for Week 14.

Austin sat out last week's loss to the Patriots. He's likely to return against the Falcons, but will be a WR5 with deer-in-headlights rookie Jared Goff under center.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 06:22:00 PM

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.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 08:51:00 AM

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.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 03:53:00 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.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 08:01:00 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.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 05:33:00 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.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 08:40:00 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.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 04:21:00 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.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 07:55:00 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.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 01:04:00 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.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 07:04:00 PM