Tavon Austin WR STL 7 months ago

Austin nearly matched his receiving totals with his rushing yardage in 2014, putting up 242 yards through the air and 224 yards on the ground.

Austin did not have a solid fantasy season, as he failed to score a receiving touchdown or more than four receptions in a single game. While the Rams did use him a little more in the running game, he never combined for more than 60 yards in a game.

Tavon Austin WR STL 8 months ago

Austin caught 2-of-4 targets for 14 yards, adding one reception for eight yards, in Thursday's 12-6 loss to the Cardinals.

Austin started over Stedman Bailey and rarely left the field, yet the former first-round draft pick finished with between 10 and 20 receiving yards for an eighth consecutive week. Austin's actually done more damage on the ground than through the air over the last four weeks, but it's impossible to count on consistent running production from a wideout. While the increased snaps are indicative of a desire to get Austin more involved, that's yet to play out in terms of targets or receptions.

Tavon Austin WR STL 8 months ago

Austin was in for 66 percent of snaps at wideout, and collected two catches for 14 yards to go with 46 yards rushing and a punt return for touchdown on Sunday, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Austin has scored in three straight games and is being used more and more creatively by the Rams. If you badly need a receiver in a non-PPR league, Austin may still be available.

Tavon Austin WR STL 8 months ago

Austin (back) is active for Sunday's game against Washington.

Injury-wise, Austin should be fine for this one. He has topped 50 total yards just once all season, but if you're scraping the bottom of the barrel for options this week, consider that the Redskins have given up a whopping 26 passing scores and Austin has a touchdown in back-to-back games.

Tavon Austin WR STL 8 months ago

Austin (back) is probable for Sunday's game against Washington.

Austin was added to the injury report Friday as a limited participant, which would normally be a concern, but the probable tag is reassuring. With that said, Austin's hit-or-miss role and questionable efficiency as a receiver make him a risky fantasy investment in most cases.

Tavon Austin WR STL 8 months ago

Austin caught a pair of passes for 11 yards and added two carries for 24 yards and a score in a 52-0 victory over Oakland on Sunday.

Austin only has two touchdowns on the year, but both have come in the last two weeks. His numbers are by no means overpowering, with 34 catches for 186 yards and 25 rushes for 144 yards, but he does seem to be on the uptick. He has five rushes for 51 yards and two touchdowns his last two weeks.

Tavon Austin WR STL 8 months ago

Austin played 50 snaps in Sunday's 27-24 loss to San Diego, catching three passes for 11 yards and rushing three times for 27 yards and a touchdown.

Austin is rarely leaving the field as of late, with the Rams settling into a three wide receiver setup along with Kenny Britt and Stedman Bailey. He had a decent fantasy day Sunday, which have been few and far between for him, but it appears the Rams are at least trying to get him more involved in the offense.

Tavon Austin WR STL 9 months ago

Austin caught a pair of passes for 11 yards and rushed twice for seven yards in a 13-10 win against San Francisco on Sunday.

Austin moved up the depth chart with the injury to Brian Quick, but did not take much advantage on Sunday. Austin has only 13 catches for 123 yards in eight games, and should not be relied upon for fantasy contributions at this point.

Tavon Austin WR STL 9 months ago

Austin caught 4-of-5 targets for 35 yards and gained 16 yards on three carries in Monday's 31-17 loss to the 49ers.

Austin now has eight carries for 42 yards in four appearances, but he's still only a small part of the passing game. It's quite telling that this was comfortably his best showing of the season.

Tavon Austin WR STL 10 months ago

Austin (knee) caught both passes thrown his way for 33 yards Sunday against the Eagles.

The Rams seemingly still haven't figured out how to use Austin effectively, failing to get him with the ball in space. He missed Week 3 due to a knee injury, but didn't appear to be slowed by it Sunday. It's possible he wasn't given a carry due to the knee concern, but ultimately he's just not getting enough targets to justify starting in most fantasy leagues.