DTavon Austin
WR LA (8)
15 hours 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.

DTavon Austin
WR LA (8)
3 days 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.

DTavon Austin
WR LA (8)
6 days 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.

DTavon Austin
WR LA (8)
2 weeks ago

Austin had just one catch on two targets for 21 yards and ran two times for eight yards in Sunday's 14-10 loss to the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Playing in rainy weather, both teams struggled to generate much offense. Furthermore, the Rams kept the game plan simple for rookie QB Jared Goff, who was making his NFL debut. Austin has been held in check for three straight games, however, with just four receptions on 11 targets for 57 yards during that span. If ever there was a week that Austin was going to bust out, it would be next week at New Orleans, which has struggled to stop opposing offenses.

DTavon Austin
WR LA (8)
3 weeks ago

Austin rushed twice for 10 yards and caught two of seven targets for 19 receiving yards during Sunday's 9-6 win over the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Austin was taken to the locker room at one point due to a what appeared to be a right leg injury, but he was able to return. Unfortunately, it was another weak fantasy performance, as he failed to account for even 50 yards for the third time in the last four games. Austin has plenty of big play ability, but his lack of touches limit his fantasy upside.

DTavon Austin
WR LA (8)
4 weeks ago

Austin caught one of two targets for 17 yards and rushed for a single yard on his lone carry during Sunday's loss to Carolina.

EDGE Analysis

After snatching a career-high 10 receptions in Week 7, Austin fell off the fantasy map Sunday. He is averaging 4.6 catches and 39.5 receiving yards per game this season, which hardly moves the needle, and the game-to-game inconsistency makes him a difficult receiver to project weekly. Additionally, after scoring nine touchdowns last year, Austin has just two scores this year. Still, he's one of the more dynamic options in the passing attack and getting the ball in his hands is usually a big part of the game plan. Austin could present nice bounce-back upside against the porous Jets' pass defense in Week 10.

DTavon Austin
WR LA (8)
1 month ago

Austin turned a team-leading 15 targets into 10 receptions for 57 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's game versus the Giants. He also gained 10 yards on his only carry of the 17-10 loss.

EDGE Analysis

Austin reached double-digit receptions in a game for the first time in his career, but his lackluster 5.7 yards per attempt capped what could have been a much bigger day. The attention he receives from Case Keenum is encouraging given his big-play ability, but Austin is averaging just 42.7 yards per game this season. The Rams will enjoy a bye in Week 8 before taking on the Panthers the following Sunday.

DTavon Austin
WR LA (8)
2 months ago

Austin caught three of four targets for 24 yards and added another two yards on three carries in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

The speedster struggled to generate big plays, as five of his touches went for eight yards or fewer. He was tied for fourth on the team in targets, and was unable to impact the game via special teams, as his only punt return went for two yards. Austin is not a featured part of the offense on a weekly basis, and will once again be a risky fantasy play in Week 7, although the matchup versus a beatable Giants secondary offers some upside.

DTavon Austin
WR LA (8)
2 months ago

Austin caught seven of 10 targets for 59 yards and added three rushes for 26 yards in Sunday's 30-19 loss to the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

Austin led the Rams in targets Sunday, but didn't do much with all those looks. He nearly scored on a running play in the first half though, but was stopped at the one-yard line. Interestingly, Austin has just nine rushes this season after carrying the ball 52 times last year, although that night not necessarily be a bad thing, as he's on pace to shatter his previous career high of 87 targets from 2015. On the flip side, the speedy playmaker hasn't been efficient with his extra looks this year, hauling in just 23 of 45 targets. Next up for Austin is the Lions, who have not defended the pass well this year.

DTavon Austin
WR LA (8)
2 months ago

Austin caught just two passes for 14 yards and rushed once for a six-yard loss during Sunday's game against the Cardinals. However, Austin's 47-yard punt return kicked-started the drive that yielded the game-winning touchdown.

EDGE Analysis

Austin was questionable for the game Sunday with a shoulder injury, but his weak fantasy production was likely unrelated. He has garnered a healthy 35 targets through the first four weeks of the season but turned them into just 16 receptions, 159 receiving yards and a single score, which highlights his boom-or-bust fantasy nature. Sunday was also the 17th time Austin has been held under 50 yards receiving over his past 20 outings dating back to the beginning of last season.