Tavon Austin
WR LA (8)
5 hours ago

Austin caught five of eight targets for 82 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 37-32 win at Tampa Bay. He also ran two times for 22 yards.

EDGE Analysis

As usual, Austin was involved throughout, but he didn't make much of an impact until he scored from 43 yards out with just under five minutes to play. The touchdown was Austin's first of the season, as the Rams had struggled to generate much offense in their previous two games. The versatile wideout is always a threat to score, however, with his speed and play-making ability. He'll have a tough test in Week 4, facing the Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Tavon Austin
WR LA (8)
5 days ago

Austin caught five passes (on nine targets) for 50 yards and added two rushes for six yards in Sunday's win over the Seahawk

EDGE Analysis

While Austin's stat-line was not eye-popping, he did well to rebound from an awful Week 1 performance where he reeled in just one-third of his targets. The Rams' wide receiving corps is perhaps one of the least reliable in the league for fantasy production, and, even though Austin is Los Angeles' No. 2 wide receiver, his fantasy production will likely continue to be jeopardized as long as so many questions remain regarding Case Keenum and the Rams' quarterback situation. Start with caution.

Tavon Austin
WR LA (8)
2 weeks ago3 Comments

Austin caught four passes (on 12 targets) for 13 yards in Monday night's season-opening loss to the 49ers.

EDGE Analysis

Austin also rushed the ball once for a two-yard gain. His performance Monday evidenced the brutality of Los Angeles' offense as a whole, as his 12 targets doubled that of his next-closest teammate, yet quarterback Case Keenum completed only a third of those attempts, hardly mustering more than 10 yards. To his credit, Austin is clearly someone the Rams like to involve in a number of ways, which helps assure his weekly usage, but until his quarterback situation improves, it's hard to rely on Austin in fantasy leagues.

Tavon Austin
WR LA (8)
1 month ago

The Rams and Austin agreed to a four-year, $42 million contract extension Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is quite the investment for a player who hasn't surpassed 500 yards receiving in any of his three NFL seasons. On the one hand, he's a threat as a receiver, rusher, and returner, totaling 10 touchdowns in all regards last season. However, his career yards per target mark (5.7) isn't appealing in the slightest, meaning he must contribute in other realms in order to sustain relevance. In the end, his cause will be helped by a relative lack of talent in the receiving corps in Los Angeles.

Tavon Austin
WR LA (8)
1 month ago1 Comment

Austin had one carry for three yards in Saturday's preseason opener against the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

Austin also received one target but didn't haul it in. With the exception of one partially-missed practice due to cramping, the multi-dimensional weapon has enjoyed a healthy training camp as he prepares for his fourth NFL season. A repeat of last year's 10 touchdowns would be a lot to ask, but Austin should have a similar role in a St. Louis offense that only has room to improve.

Tavon Austin
WR LA (8)
2 months ago

Austin's early exit from Sunday's practice was merely due to leg cramps, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Austin was carted out of Sunday's session, but his issue was never thought to be serious and coach Jeff Fisher confirmed that notion afterward, confirming he was just dealing with cramps. At this stage in camp, strains and cramps are bound to result from an increased workload, so Austin's situation is hardly worrisome and he should be back in action soon.

Tavon Austin
WR LA (8)
2 months ago

Austin was carted off the field at Sunday's practice, but his injury is not believed to be serious, NFL Media's Colleen Wolfe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Austin likely just suffered a painful leg/foot cramp, which can make it difficult to walk for the next few minutes. His 2016 role should be similar to the one he filled last season, with Austin's ability as a rusher and returner giving him a shot at fantasy relevance despite his modest workload in the passing game.

Tavon Austin
WR LA (8)
5 months ago

Austin's fifth-year contract option has been exercised by the Rams, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

EDGE Analysis

Austin was drafted eighth overall in 2013 and has been used as an all-purpose weapon through his first three seasons. Last year, Austin caught 52 passes (on 86 targets) for 473 yards and five touchdowns, and rushed 52 times for 434 yards and four more scores. The shifty wideout has also returned one punt for a touchdown in each season since entering the league. Given his dynamic versatility, it's of little surprise that the Rams decided to exercise Austin's option, keeping him under contract through 2017.

Tavon Austin
WR LA (8)
9 months ago

Austin rushed six times for 32 yards and added 30 yards receiving on five catches in a 19-16 overtime loss to the 49ers on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The Rams made a much more concerted effort to get Austin the ball this season, and it helped get them some wins. Austin finishes the season with 52 catches for 473 yards and five touchdowns to go with 52 rushes for 434 yards and four touchdowns on the ground. All in all, it was a pretty good season for Austin despite the fact that St. Louis had terrible quarterback play much of the year. He's not as valuable in PPR leagues, but his versatility does give him an uptick in value heading into 2016.

Tavon Austin
WR LA (8)
9 months ago

Austin caught three of seven targets for 16 yards and had three rushes for 12 yards in Sunday's 23-17 upset win at Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

Austin was actually the team's second leading receiver Sunday, as Case Keenum completed just 14 of 23 passes for 103 yards in rainy and wet field conditions. The third-year wideout has generally been a touchdown-dependent fantasy player this season, although the Rams have been creative in trying to get him the ball on jet sweeps, reverses and traditional hand offs. Looking towards next year, it's possible Austin turns into more of a fantasy asset, especially if he can see a bump in targets (just 79 looks in 15 games), as his playmaking skills are no longer in question. In any event, he's got one more game left in 2015, and that will take place next Sunday at San Francisco.