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Tavon Austin

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Cowboys | Tavon Austin to be WR first

Sat, 12 May 2018 13:41:56 -0700

Dallas Cowboys WR Tavon Austin will line up at different spot this upcoming season but will be mostly used as a receiver, according to offensive coordinator Scott Linehan.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Dallas Morning News - Brandon George

Cowboys | Tavon Austin to be busy?

Thu, 10 May 2018 19:15:11 -0700

Dallas Cowboys WR Tavon Austin could touch the ball "a dozen to two dozen" times per game this season, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones.

Fantasy Tip: It would be shocking if Austin came anywhere close to that type of usage this year, but it does sound like he will have a chance to carve out a role. Austin could be a late-round lottery ticket.

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Rams | Tavon Austin traded by Rams

Sat, 28 Apr 2018 11:48:11 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin was traded to the Dallas Cowboys Saturday, April 28, in exchange for the 192nd overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

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Cowboys | Dallas acquires Tavon Austin

Sat, 28 Apr 2018 11:45:39 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin was acquired by the Dallas Cowboys Saturday, April 28, in exchange for the 192nd overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Tip: Dallas has been looking for receiver help this offseason, so Austin has a chance to have a decent role in the passing game. He has not been very productive over the last few seasons and probably should only be a late-round option in deeper leagues.

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NFL | Ndamukong Suh down to two teams?

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:20:12 -0700

Free-agent DT Ndamukong Suh (Dolphins) is seriously considering both the Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Rams as he mulls where to play next. If the Rams really want to sign Suh, they may need to release WR Tavon Austin in order to clear the necessary salary cap space, according to Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports Radio.

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Rams | Tavon Austin contract details

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:44:44 -0700

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin had "the rest of his contract" eliminated and is now working under a one-year, $5 million deal that can be worth up to $8 million with incentives. In addition, he will also have to compete for a role as a wide receiver, "with no promises."

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Rams | Tavon Austin staying with the Rams

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:37:49 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin has agreed to restructure his contract and will be with the Rams next season.

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Rams | Tavon Austin on the way out

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 08:44:18 -0800

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin will either be traded or released before the start of the league year, according to a source. He's due $8 million in 2018.

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Rams | Tavon Austin totals 42 yards

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:19:50 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin rushed three times for 27 yards in Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals in London while adding two receptions for 15 yards on his only two targets.

Fantasy Tip: Austin is an exciting play maker, but the Rams still cannot figure out how to make the most of his speed. He remains nothing more than a WR4 or flex play in most fantasy leagues after the upcoming bye.

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Rams | Pharoh Cooper to return punts

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 22:16:05 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Pharoh Cooper is expected to take over as the primary punt returner, according to head coach Sean McVay. WR Tavon Austin was removed from the role earlier in the week.

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Rams | Tavon Austin taken off punt returns

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:40:29 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin will be given a "break" from returning punts, according to head coach Sean McVay. The team will turn to WR Pharoh Cooper or WR Cooper Kupp to fill the role.

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Rams | Tavon Austin runs for a score

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 20:56:45 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin rushed six times for 27 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against the Seattle Seahawks and he added three catches for 14 yards.

Fantasy Tip: The Rams want to get the ball into the hands of the speedy Austin, and he is much more dangerous in the run game than he has been in the passing game so far in his career. His fantasy appeal is rather limited to deeper leagues heading into Week 6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Rams | Tavon Austin rushes six times

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 17:28:06 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin rushed six times for 48 yards in Week 4 against the Dallas Cowboys while making just one catch for minus-2 yards on two targets.

Fantasy Tip: Austin is a speedster, and the Rams are trying to get the ball in his hands as much as possible. Unfortunately he does do much in the receiving game, and that's a problem for a wide receiver. As such his fantasy value is rather limited heading into Week 5 against the Seattle Seahawks.

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Rams | Week 4 injury report for Rams

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:57:34 -0700

Los Angeles Rams S Lamarcus Joyner (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 29, and has been ruled out for Week 4. S Cody Davis (quadriceps) did not practice and is listed as questionable. C John Sullivan (hip) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. WR Tavon Austin (concussion), LB Connor Barwin (non-injury), RB Malcolm Brown (hamstring), WR Sammy Watkins (non-injury), CB Kayvon Webster (shoulder) and OT Andrew Whitworth (non-injury) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Rams | Tavon Austin should play in Week 4

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:44:54 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 4.

Fantasy Tip: Austin has passed his concussion tests and will be in uniform this week but has not been a big part of the passing game this season. Owners likely will be able to find better options for their lineups and can avoid Austin.

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Rams | Tavon Austin takes part in practice

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 16:58:13 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin (concussion) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 28.

Fantasy Tip: Austin has not been much of a factor in the passing game season and probably will see limited targets again this week. Owners in all leagues should be able to find better options to use.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: TheRams.com - Myles Simmons

Rams | Tavon Austin limited

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 17:32:13 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin (concussion) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Fantasy Tip: Austin will need to pass his concussion tests before he is cleared to play, so owners should check on his status later in the week. Austin has only posted seven yards in three games and can be avoided in all leagues even if he is active.

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Rams | Tavon Austin has concussion

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:15:29 -0700

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin (concussion) is in the concussion protocol Friday, Sept. 22.

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Rams | Tavon Austin suffers head injury

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:15:53 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin (concussion) was placed in the concussion protocol during the fourth quarter of the team's Week 3 game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Fantasy Tip: It was another quiet night for Austin, who managed three carries for 14 yards (let's call it Austin 3:14, not nearly as cool as Austin 3:16) and was not targeted in the passing game. He'll have a few extra days to get cleared before Week 4, but with a combined 40 yards of offense through three weeks he's of no value to fantasy owners.

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Rams | Tavon Austin nearly invisible

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 21:25:29 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin rushed twice for just three yards in Week 2 against the Redskins and he added only one catch for five yards on three targets.

Fantasy Tip: Austin has speed to burn, but the Rams just cannot seem to get him the ball enough to tap into his potential. He remains nothing more than a WR4/5 in deeper fantasy formats heading into Week 3 at San Francisco, and he'll need to do more just to remain at that level.

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Rams | Tavon Austin barely used

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 19:54:09 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin had one catch for seven yards and rushed twice for 11 yards in a 46-9 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1.

Fantasy Tip: Consistent production has always eluded Austin, and with Sammy Watkins, Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods all joining the receiving corps this year, that isn't like to change. He can be left on the waiver wire.

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Rams | Tavon Austin ready for Week 1?

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 18:55:26 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin (hamstring) has made "huge progress" and should be ready for the season opener, head coach Sean McVay said Sunday, Aug. 27.

Fantasy Tip: Austin has speed to burn and can impact the game in a variety of ways, but he has never been able to provide consistent production for the Rams or fantasy owners. Don't expect that to change this season, and he is no more than a late-round gamble.

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Rams | Tavon Austin not ready yet

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:16:19 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin (hamstring) is making progress in his recovery from a hamstring injury but is not expected to practice this week or play in the third preseason game.

Fantasy Tip: Austin has been sidelined for a little over a week because his injury and probably will not be back on the field until Week 1. He is expected to have a similar role this season than he had in 2016 but probably will lose some targets to Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods. He could be a late-round option in fantasy leagues but will not be a weekly starting option.

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Rams | Tavon Austin to be in similar role

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:51:03 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin (hamstring) will be used in a similar role as he has in the past, according to general manager Les Snead. "We haven't figured out how much he evolves as a receiver in this offense because he hasn't had a chance to play," Snead said. "Plan to see him used very similarly to how he's been used in the past. By that I mean, he's scored as a receiver, he's scored as a running back, he's scored as a returner. That's why we like him. He threatens the opposing team in many different ways. We've just got to get him healthy."

Fantasy Tip: Austin offered a glimmer of hope of justifying his No. 8 overall pick status in 2015 with a 52-473-5 receiving line and a 52-434-4 rushing line. He's a small receiver that you can do a lot of things with, but the previous regime couldn't make him enough of a factor. He has WR5 viability, but it's unlikely he'll be a consistent fantasy source.

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Rams | Tavon Austin not practicing this week

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 17:01:53 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin (hamstring) will not participate in practice this week because of a hamstring injury. Head coach Sean McVay said the team is not sure if Austin will play in any preseason games.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Austin will be ready for the start of the regular season. He probably will be the No. 3 or No. 4 receiver for the Rams this season and may see fewer targets because of the addition of Sammy Watkins. He could be a No. 5 receiver in some leagues or a waiver wire option during the season.

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Rams | Tavon Austin still has role in Rams' offense

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 10:47:14 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin "definitely has a place" even after the team acquired WR Sammy Watkins from the Buffalo Bills on Friday, Aug. 11, according to general manager Les Snead.

Fantasy Tip: The Rams' top three receivers figure to be Watkins, Robert Woods and rookie Cooper Kupp, so Austin will likely be limited to four-wide sets as a receiver. However, he could see more action as a returner and the team could try to use him to fill the scatback role they had previously envisioned for Lance Dunbar. Regardless, it's hard to envision Austin seeing enough time on offense this year to be relevant in fantasy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Alden Gonzalez

Rams | Tavon Austin not on the block

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:25:48 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin isn't expected to be traded after the team acquired Sammy Watkins from the Buffalo Bills on Friday, Aug. 11.

Fantasy Tip: Austin's fantasy stock pretty much plummets with Watkins' arrival, but the Rams are doing the right thing by keeping him around since their new addition is such an injury risk. As long as Watkins is healthy, Austin figures to remain a bit of a gadget player and someone they may look to use a bit more in the role they had planned for Lance Dunbar, given the fact Austin has played running back from time to time. With that said, Austin can be left on the wire in most normal-sized leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Mike Florio

Rams | Tavon Austin cleared for full practice

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 12:47:21 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin was a full participant at practice Sunday, July 30, after being cleared following offseason wrist surgery.

Fantasy Tip: Austin is expected to fit into the DeSean Jackson role of new head coach Sean McVay's offense this season. Some of Austin's metrics, such as average separation and catch rate, did compare favorably to Jackson's last year, and Austin doesn't lack for speed either. He's a hard sell as anything more than a WR5 in a bad offense, but he has enough upside to beat that label if Jared Goff can make solid progress in his second year.

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Rams | Tavon Austin used as deep threat

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 18:53:17 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin (wrist) was a full participant in practice Saturday, July 29, and he lined up outside and ran deep routes on several plays.

Fantasy Tip: It sounds like Sean McVay is indeed going to have Austin fill a DeSean Jackson-like role in the offense. However, that still makes him a boom-or-bust WR4.

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Rams | Mike Thomas eyeing big role

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 21:18:38 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Mike Thomas has been seeing most of the first-team reps in place of WR Tavon Austin (wrist) during OTAs, and Thomas said he believes the coaching staff understands the potential he brings to the offense.

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Rams | Tavon Austin to sit out OTAs

Fri, 05 May 2017 12:34:36 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin (wrist) will miss OTAs after undergoing surgery on his left wrist but is expected to be ready for training camp, according to ESPN's Alden Gonzalez.

Fantasy Tip: It's a setback for Austin - a player new head coach Sean McVay wants to use in the same way he did DeSean Jackson in Washington. Austin's absence should open up more reps for rookie Josh Reynolds, who is perhaps the team's best downfield threat anyway.

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Rams | Tavon Austin to become more of a deep threat?

Fri, 05 May 2017 10:14:09 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin is expected to establish himself as more of a downfield threat, similar to what DeSean Jackson for new head coach Sean McVay when he was the offensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins, according to ESPN's Alden Gonzalez.

Fantasy Tip: Austin has carried the ball 116 times (nearly three times more than any other receiver) and caught 75 passes behind the line of scrimmage (tied for second among receivers) over the last three years. Now, it appears McVay wants to see what the former first-round pick, who ran a 4.34 prior to getting drafted No. 8 overall in 2013, can do down the field. Expecting Austin to emulate Jackson may be too high of a standard to reach, but it does suggest McVay will use him more logically than Jeff Fisher ever did.

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Rams | Tavon Austin could move outside

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:15:38 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin could move to the outside or be utilized more in the run game if WR Cooper Kupp is a better option as a slot receiver, according to beat writer Rich Hammond.

Fantasy Tip: The Rams have always struggled to find the best way to take advantage of Austin's game-changing speed, and the result has been an unreliable fantasy option dependent on breaking a long score. Austin is a WR4 who can be used as a Hail Mary flex play during bye weeks.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Orange County Register - Rich Hammond

Rams | Tavon Austin gets into end zone

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 18:44:22 -0800

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin posted two grabs for 14 yards on seven targets in the Week 16 game against the San Francisco 49ers, and he added a 30-yard rushing score.

Fantasy Tip: Austin is a dynamic playmaker with speed to burn, but the Rams haven't been able to get him out into the open very much. If they can get better offensive line play and more stability at the quarterback position, Austin and Gurley would be the biggest beneficiaries going forward.

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Rams | Tavon Austin fully practices

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:51:59 -0800

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin (chest) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 9, and is not on the injury report for Week 14.

Fantasy Tip: Austin was not able to play in the last game but should see his normal playing time in Week 14. He has been held to under 50 yards in each of the last four games and probably should be avoided in a majority of the leagues.

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Rams | Tavon Austin practicing Thursday

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:28:03 -0800

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin (chest) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 8.

Fantasy Tip: Austin is on track to return after missing Week 13. He has underwhelmed all year, but he could be worth a roll of the dice in DFS games against an Atlanta defense that has allowed the most passing yards and second-most passing scores.

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Rams | Wednesday's practice report for L.A.

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:57:10 -0800

Los Angeles Rams RB Benny Cunningham (neck) and CB E.J. Gaines (thigh) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 7. DE Robert Quinn (concussion) was a limited participant while WR Tavon Austin (chest) was able to take part in a full season.

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Rams | Week 13 inactives for Los Angeles

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:35:11 -0800

The Los Angeles Rams have declared WR Tavon Austin, TE Temarrick Hemingway, QB Sean Mannion, OT Pace Murphy, DE Robert Quinn, OL Rodger Saffold, DB Steve Williams inactive for Week 13.

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Rams | Tavon Austin ruled out for Week 13

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:11:48 -0800

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin (chest) will not play in Week 13's game against the New England Patriots, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Austin was listed as doubtful on the injury report and did not practice at all during the week. Kenny Britt should see most of the targets for Los Angeles and should be viewed as a WR3 or flex option in most fantasy leagues, while Todd Gurley and Brian Quick should also see more involvement in the passing game. Gurley is a viable starting option in all formats, while Quick is worthy of consideration as a flex player in deeper seasonal leagues.

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Rams | Tavon Austin doubtful for Week 13

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:09:59 -0800

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin (chest) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 2, and is listed as doubtful for Week 13.

Fantasy Tip: Austin was not able to practice this week, so there is a good chance that he will miss Week 13. Owners should still check on his status closer to game time but should have other options available. Kenny Britt probably will receive most of the targets among receivers and can be a No. 3 receiver or flex option in fantasy leagues. Todd Gurley and Brian Quick can also be more involved in the passing game. Gurley should be a starting option in all leagues, while Quick probably can only be a flex option in deeper leagues.

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Rams | Tavon Austin still not practicing

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:24:05 -0800

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin (chest) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 1.

Fantasy Tip: It remains to be seen if Austin will play, but given his lackluster production in recent weeks, you may want to leave him on your bench in Week 13 regardless of his status.

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Rams | Tavon Austin sits out

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:26:37 -0800

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin (chest) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Fantasy Tip: It is not known if Austin is in any danger of missing the team's Week 13 game, so owners will need to check on his status later in the week. He has been limited to eight catches in his last four games and has not posted more than 45 yards in any of those games. He could be a flex option in very deep leagues but can be avoided in most leagues.

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Rams | Tavon Austin remains a ghost

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 13:30:36 -0800

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin caught two passes for 19 yards and carried the ball twice for 10 yards in Week 10 against the New York Jets.

Fantasy Tip: Austin is not playable at this point ... he cannot create plays on his own accord and is transparently used by the coaching staff.

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Rams | Tavon Austin talks dissappointing season

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 08:15:49 -0800

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin said there is only so much he can do and that defenses are scheming to take him out of the game plan. Austin has 37 catches for 316 yards with two touchdowns and 63 rushing yards on 14 carries in 2016.

Fantasy Tip: This is partly true. Austin is terrible at creating his own yardage. A player so explosive should not have a career average of 9.1 yards per reception. He is a week-to-week lineup decision based on the matchup. Gamers in Week 10 can flex him with a mild degree of confidence.

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Rams | Tavon Austin reaches end zone

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:45:31 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin caught 10 passes for 57 yards and one touchdown against the New York Giants in Week 7.

Fantasy Tip: Austin has been targeted at least 10 times in two of the last three games but has been held to under 60 yards in six of the seven games this season. He will continue to be the No. 1 receiver for the Rams and can be a No. 3 receiver or a flex option for owners.

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Rams | Tavon Austin does little in loss

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 18:25:33 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin posted three receptions for 24 yards in the Week 6 game against the Detroit Lions, and he added three runs for just two yards.

Fantasy Tip: The team wants to get the ball into Austin's hands, but Austin just cannot get into open spaces to take advantage of his blazing speed. He is only worth a look as a WR4 in deeper fantasy leagues at this point.

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Rams | Tavon Austin totals 10 touches

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 22:52:08 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin posted seven receptions for 59 yards on 10 targets in the Week 5 game against the Buffalo Bills and he added three runs for 26 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Austin has 85 or more total yards from scrimmage in two of his past three games, as the team is starting find more ways to get the ball into the dynamic and versatile receiver's hands. Still, he remains more of a low-end WR3 in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 6 against the Detroit Lions.

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Rams | Tavon Austin, Case Keenum not in sync

Sat, 08 Oct 2016 23:33:03 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin has been targeted 35 times this season, which ranks in the NFL's top 20, but he has just 16 receptions for 159 yards and a touchdown. QB Case Keenum has absorbed some of the blame for misfiring on throws but sounds determined to get Austin involved, saying, "Anytime we've got him in the open field, I've got to get him the ball."

Fantasy Tip: Los Angeles' passing attack has been anemic, and Austin's inability to make things happen down the field is part of that. Until he and Keenum get on the same page, Austin is no better than an inconsistent WR4.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Los Angeles Daily News - Jack Wang

Lions | Friday injury report for Detroit

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 17:42:59 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle) and LB DeAndre Levy (knee, quadriceps) have been ruled out for Week 5. FS Don Carey (ribs) and SS Tavon Austin (neck) are listed as questionable. Ansah and Levy did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 7. Carey was limited during practice, while Wilson fully participated in practice. CB Nevin Lawson (illness) fully participated in practice and is not on the injury report.

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Rams | Tavon Austin goes backward

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 22:13:09 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin had just two receptions for 14 yards on six targets in the Week 4 game against the Arizona Cardinals and he had one run which netted minus-6 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Austin is a dynamic and versatile playmaker who has the tools to be an asset to fantasy owners, but for whatever reason the Rams fail to use him correctly. He is only worth keeping around as a WR4 in deeper fantasy leagues at this point.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press