Tavon Austin WR STL 12 Days

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.

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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.

Tavon Austin WR STL 21 Days

Austin (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

Austin was a game-time decision after being limited in practice all week, but he apparently did enough in pregame warmups to warrant his active status. While his knee injury hasn't help, it's been a very disappointing season so far for Austin, who has three catches on four targets for 34 yards this season.

Tavon Austin WR STL 21 Days

Austin (knee) is expected to return to action Sunday against the Eagles, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Austin, who suffered a sprained knee in Week 2, thus appears slated to return to the Rams' Week 5 wideout mix, though we'd like to see him get a full and productive game in before endorsing him as a lineup option.

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Austin (knee) won't have his Sunday status determined until St. Louis' 1:00 eastern time kickoff.

Austin was a limited practice participant all week, but it looks like the team will monitor his knee's reaction to the stress before deciding whether he'll suit up against the Eagles.

Tavon Austin WR STL 22 Days

Austin (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against Philadelphia.

With limited practices logged in each day this week, Austin seems to have a good chance at returning from his knee injury Sunday. Unfortunately, his second season has been quite disappointing so far, and it's hard to reliably predict when Austin might make a fantasy impact.

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Austin (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Limited in back-to-back practices, there's been little indication one way or the other whether Austin is trending toward active status Sunday in Philadelphia. He's logged slightly more than the initial two-week prognosis given for his MCL sprain, though, which aids in the belief that he'll suit up in Week 5. Owners should keep a close eye on his status as the week carries on.

Tavon Austin WR STL 24 Days

Austin (knee) was a non-participant in practice Wednesday, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

With one absence and a Week 4 bye behind him, the MCL sprain in Austin's right knee must still be a bother. As the week continues, he'll have two additional opportunities to make an appearance in drills, but his availability for Sunday's game in Philadelphia isn't looking great at the moment.

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Austin (knee) may be ready to return to the lineup after the bye for Week 5's matchup against the Eagles, the Associated Press reports.

Austin was off to a slow start before his injury, with only three catches for 34 yards in the first two games. The Eagles have given up a lot of yards so far this season, but the Rams have a lot of options to spread the ball around to. Give him a game or two back to see if he can get some chemistry with Austin Davis or Shaun Hill.

Tavon Austin WR STL 1 Month

Austin (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.

After receiving a two-week prognosis to recover from a sprained MCL last Sunday, it's no surprise that the second-year wideout is sitting out. However, the Rams' Week 4 bye could provide enough wiggle room for Austin to supplement a lacking passing game immediately thereafter.