Tavon Austin

#11 WR / St. Louis Rams / EXP: 3YRS Height: 5-8 Weight: 176 lb Age: 24 College: West Virginia Bye 6

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    Rams' Tavon Austin: Rushes for a score against the Bengals

    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.

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    Rams' Tavon Austin: Muffs punt return in quiet game

    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.

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    Rams' Tavon Austin: Virtual non-factor versus Bears

    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.

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    Rams' Tavon Austin: Salvages day with strong rushing performance

    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.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Rams' Tavon Austin: Scores twice in win over 49ers

    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.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    WR Tavon Austin leads Rams receivers in Week 7 win

    Rams wideout Tavon Austin corralled four of seven targets for a team-leading 43 receiving yards, and added 21 yards on his lone carry in the Sunday win over Cleveland. Austin wasn't asked to do much as the Rams relied on a combination of defense and Todd Gurley's rushing prowess to keep Cleveland at bay.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Rams' Tavon Austin: Set to play Sunday

    Austin (hamstring) is active Sunday against the Browns. Austin was a non-participant in practice for the first two days of the week, but did return on a limited basis Friday, setting the table for him to suit up following the Week 6 bye. He should resume his regular role in both the return game and offense, where he continues to see consistent looks.

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    Rams' Tavon Austin: Expected to play Sunday

    Austin (hamstring) is expected to play Sunday against the Browns, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Austin was unable to practice Wednesday and Thursday, but he returned in a limited capacity Friday. He's been very up and down this season, though the Rams appear intent on making sure the ball gets into his hands, with at least five touches combined in each game this season.

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    Rams WR Tavon Austin questionable for Sunday

    Updating a previous report, Rams wideout Tavon Austin (hamstring) is actually listed as questionable, rather than probable, for Sunday against Cleveland. Austin was previously said to be probable, which created the impression that his previous absences from practice were largely precautionary. Said absences now appear far more concerning, though Austin did return to practice Friday, and he reportedly was moving pretty well.

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    Rams' Tavon Austin: Probable to face Cleveland

    Austin (hamstring) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Browns, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. A non-participant Wednesday and Thursday, Austin returned to practice Friday, setting him up for active status in Sunday's game against the Browns. He's useful for special teams, gadget plays and some short passes, but with just 24 targets and 13 carries in five games, Austin has an unusually low weekly floor for a player who is averaging a touchdown per game. On a more optimistic note, he's been getting typical starter snaps the past few weeks, so there is some hope for increased consistency.

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