Austin dropped his only target of the game in Sunday's 45-17 loss to the Buccaneers. After a surprisingly hot start to the season, Austin has one catch in the Eagles' past three games. With tight ends Zach Ertz and Brent Celek contributing more in the air, and the Eagles' offense continuing to struggle in terms of finding a rhythm, Austin's production has plummeted. He also had problems with dropping passes in the Eagles' loss to the Dolphins, and has seen his role in the offense minimized in recent weeks.
Austin didn't catch a pass despite seeing a number of targets in Sunday's 20-19 loss to the Dolphins. After an unexpected strong start to the season, Austin has hampered the Eagles' offense in recent weeks, no more than when he failed to haul in a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter against the Dolphins. He continues to see plenty of targets, from both Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez, but Austin's ability to turn those targets into production has wavered, and, on Sunday, disappeared entirely. With Bradford's status in question for Week 11, Austin's value is extremely limited against Tampa Bay.
Austin caught one pass for 27 yards in Sunday's 33-27 win over the Cowboys. Before the Eagles' bye week, Austin was excelling and fellow wide receiver Jordan Matthews couldn't catch a pass. In the Eagles' first game after the week off, however, the script was reversed. Austin caught just one of three targets, and Matthews was the game-breaking wideout the Eagles expect him to be. With quarterback Sam Bradford involving running backs and tight ends in the passing game pretty heavily, Austin's role will probably be limited at best going forward.
Austin caught four balls for 52 yards in Sunday's 27-16 loss to the Panthers. On a night filled with Eagles wideouts dropping quarterback Sam Bradford's passes, Austin saved his for the Eagles' last chance of a game-tying drive. Otherwise, however, Austin was the team's leading receiver all night long, an intriguing heel-turn for the veteran wideout. The Eagles' offense couldn't find much of a rhythm through the air against Carolina, but if Bradford and the offense can find consistency after the bye week, Austin could be an intriguing deep-league play.
Austin caught three passes for 60 yards in Monday's 27-7 win over the Giants. Austin continues to see plenty of targets from quarterback Sam Bradford in a strange-but-true late-career renaissance. Bradford's play was errant again on Monday night, but Austin still managed to set a season-high in yards. The veteran wideout is little more than a reach for any team's starting lineup, but with a lack of production from fellow wide receivers Jordan Matthews and Nelson Agholor, Austin will likely continue to have balls thrown his way, at least in the immediate future.
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