Austin caught all six passes that came his way during Sunday's loss to the Bengals for a total of 33 yards. He added 63 yards and a touchdown on four carries. Austin took an end around and zig-zagged up the sideline for 60 yards midway through the second quarter and then, two plays later, took a second in for a five-yard score. Three of Austin's seven offensive touchdowns this season have come on the ground, making him resilient to the Rams struggles at quarterback. Eight of Austin's 70 touches this season have gone for more than 20 yards and his speed makes him a threat for big game every week. His 44 combined yards in the Rams' two previous games, however, should serve as a reminder of the dangers of starting a receiver playing on the league's worst pass offense.
Austin converted five targets into a single catch for five yards, and added 16 yards on one carry in Sunday's 16-13 loss to the Ravens. He also muffed a punt return. The normally electrifying young receiver failed to find any room to operate, posting just 21 yards from scrimmage and costing his team with a costly turnover on special teams. There is cause for concern about Austin, as he has just 44 yards of offense in his last two games, and hasn't topped 15 receiving yards or found the end zone during St. Louis' three-game losing streak.
Austin caught two of his four targets for just five yards in Sunday's game against the Bears. He also rushed for 18 yards on three carries. Despite the favorable matchup against the beatable Bears secondary, Austin came through with one of his worst performances of the season in posting just 23 yards from scrimmage. The third-year wideout continues to contribute in several different areas for the Rams, but his weekly outputs remain extremely fickle. A matchup against the Ravens and their generous secondary awaits in Week 11, but Austin will remain a risky fantasy option.
Austin caught 4-of-7 targets for just 15 yards in Sunday's game against the Vikings. He also ruched eight times for 66 yards in the overtime loss. While his receiving numbers are inconsistent from week-to-week, Austin has remained a factor in the ground attack, and managed to set a new career-high in that department on Sunday. The third-year wideout is always capable of breaking loose for a big day, thanks to his contributions in multiple roles, but he also carries a bit of downside due to the run-heavy nature of the Rams' offense. A matchup with the generous Bears secondary awaits in Week 10.
Austin caught four passes off of seven targets for 98 yards and a score in Sunday's win over San Francisco. He added 21 yards and another score on the ground off of three carries. He fumbled during the game. Austin showed his versatility on Sunday, dashing for a 66-yard touchdown on a screen pass and two-yard end around for another score. Despite St. Louis' dismal offense, Austin has become a worth-while pickup. His 98 receiving yards on Sunday were his most since 2013 and he has now scored in three of the Rams' past four games and multiple touchdowns twice.
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