Tavon Austin
WR LA (8)
2 months ago

Austin caught just two of four targets for 18 yards and rushed twice for two yards during Sunday's loss to Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

After scoring nine touchdowns in 2015, the writing was on the wall for a letdown from Austin this year. He didn't do enough with his 19 extra targets to make up for the expected negative touchdown regression, and he rushed 24 fewer times and for 275 fewer yards than last season. Austin's game-breaking ability -- and hefty salary -- should ensure he's a piece of the puzzle again in 2017, but without a significant step forward from the entire offense, his fantasy ceiling will remain low.

Tavon Austin
WR LA (8)
2 months ago

Austin caught just two of seven targets for 14 yards but rushed three times for 26 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's loss to the 49ers.

EDGE Analysis

The score was Austin's fourth of the season and his first of the rushing variety. It also highlights a significant decline from his nine-touchdown showing in 2015. Austin is rarely targeted downfield, and while he owns game-breaking potential, the pedestrian Los Angeles offense significantly limits his fantasy upside. The Rams have struggled to create opportunities for Austin to succeed in space because their offensive personnel doesn't present many man-to-man mismatches.

Tavon Austin
WR LA (8)
2 months ago

Austin brought in three of five targets for 14 yards and gained 13 yards on two rushes in Thursday's 24-3 loss to the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

Austin was deployed in customary fashion, receiving two carries while also being targeted near the line of scrimmage in the passing game. However, a suffocating Seahawks defense limited him to long plays of eight yards apiece on both the ground and through the air. The fourth-year pro was coming off a combined 11 receptions for 107 yards over the last two games, so Thursday's production represented a definitive downturn. Austin will look to break out in a much more favorable matchup against the 49ers in Week 16.

Tavon Austin
WR LA (8)
3 months ago

Austin caught seven of 11 targets for 62 yards in Sunday's loss to the Falcons. He also added 27 yards on two carries in the contest.

EDGE Analysis

The Rams' offense struggled to get on track Sunday but Austin still managed to put together one of his better games of the season in his return to the field Sunday. Quarterback Jared Goff looked his way a whopping 11 times, which marked the first time since Week 7 that he saw double digit targets. Austin also made an impact in the run game, highlighted by a 23-yard carry to move the Rams into Falcon territory. He'll draw a decidedly tougher matchup in Week 15, however, as the Rams will hit the road to face the Seahawks on Thursday.

Tavon Austin
WR LA (8)
3 months ago

Austin (chest) practiced fully Wednesday, Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

No practice last week translated to a doubtful designation and eventual inactive status Sunday at New England. With an uncapped return to drills, though, Austin appears to be over his brief episode with a chest injury. Looking ahead to this Sunday's matchup against the high-powered Falcons, the Rams may be forced to the air early and often, which could benefit Austin, who has gathered in five of six passes for 66 yards and one touchdown with Jared Goff (illness) under center.

Tavon Austin
WR LA (8)
3 months ago

Austin (chest) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The chest injury prevented Austin from practicing all week and prompted the Rams to list the wideout as doubtful heading into Sunday, so it's no surprise that he'll be sidelined for the first time this season. Austin's absence could open up a few more looks for the likes of Kenny Britt and Brian Quick, while Pharoh Cooper is slated to handle the punt-returning duties in his stead.

Tavon Austin
WR LA (8)
3 months ago

Austin (chest) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Rams boast one of the weakest receiving corps in the league even at full strength, so quarterback Jared Goff and the Los Angeles offense could have even more trouble than usual moving the chains with Austin, who ranks second on the team with 44 receptions, on the sideline. Austin's absence will open up more snaps for the likes of Brian Quick and Pharoh Cooper, but neither represents an especially appealing fantasy option.

Tavon Austin
WR LA (8)
3 months ago

Austin (chest) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

Austin didn't practice at all this week, so it's not expected that he'll be able to suit up Sunday. That situation would leave rookie quarterback Jared Goff without one of his top weapons versus the Patriots, and would figure to open more opportunities for Brian Quick and Pharoh Cooper to get involved offensively.

Tavon Austin
WR LA (8)
3 months ago

Austin was absent from Wednesday's practice due to a chest injury, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Jared Goff under center the last two games, Austin has hauled in five of six passes, caught a touchdown, and rushed three times for 18 yards. Aside from a catch rate of 53.4 percent with Case Keenum running the show, the production more or less mimics what Austin posted in the first half of the season, but if an improved rapport is indeed a byproduct of working with Goff, the wideout could become a more consistent option. First, though, Austin must overcome his current ailment, which will be viewed closely as the weekend draws closer.

Tavon Austin
WR LA (8)
3 months ago

Austin caught four passes on as many targets for 45 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's loss to the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

Austin was one of three Rams to catch a touchdown pass from first-overall pick Jared Goff on Sunday, as the Saints' secondary continued to struggle. Austin was able to follow up a disappointing Week 11 performance with his third touchdown of the season in Week 12, but his inconsistency remains an issue for fantasy owners. The team doesn't have many viable weapons at receiver behind Austin and Kenny Britt, so the duo figures to see similar volume next week against the Patriots.