• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Rams WR Tavon Austin scores two TDs in win Sunday

    Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin had six receptions on seven targets for 96 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 24-22 upset win at Arizona. He also had two carries for 20 yards.Austin caught a 12-yard touchdown early in the game, a 47-yard bomb from QB Nick Foles and another 12-yard score in the fourth quarter. The Rams have been trying to keep Austin involved, but this was easily his best game of the season as a receiver. He'll try to put up another big performance in Week 5 at Green Bay.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Rams WR Tavon Austin with five catches in loss Sunday

    Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin registered five receptions on Sunday, converting them into 38 yards in a 12-6 loss to Pittsburgh. This was actually a pretty productive game for Austin, as he rarely gets up to five receptions. He didn't break anything loose, but still had a decent contest. Unless he scores on a long touchdown, however, he isn't going to get enough touches most week to carry much fantasy weight.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Rams WR Tavon Austin gets team-high 40 rushing yards

    Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin rushed four times for a team-high 40 yards and had one catch on three targets for six receiving yards during Sunday's loss at Washington. Austin continues to provide little in the passing game, and while he was able to lead the team in rushing yards, it was mostly because Tre Mason (seven carries for 26 yards) and Benny Cunningham (one carry for zero yards) were so unproductive. The Rams are clearly trying to find ways to get Austin the ball in space, but because he's such a limited receiver, he makes for a very inconsistent fantasy option.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Rams WR Tavon Austin: 'I believe my time is now'

    Rams coach Jeff Fisher and offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti have publicly said it is time for third-year wide receiver Tavon Austin to take a step forward in his career. The duo have preached a desire to get Austin the football by any means and in better situations. In the season opener against the Seahawks, Austin played a key role in the team's win by totaling two touchdowns. "I just said it before ... it's all about opportunities," Austin said, per ESPN.com. "The previous two years, I'm not going to say it's my fault, not saying it was anybody's fault, it just wasn't the right time. I believe my time is now and any opportunity I get, I'm going to take advantage of it." One of Austin's touchdowns came on the ground Sunday. In fact, he did more damage at running back than wide receiver. "I really don't know what coach got in store for us," Austin said. "Right now we are down in depth, so you know, they called my name and I'm just glad I was able to make a play for us. Running back is my first love, always, but my size and stuff had me back off of it a little bit. But anytime I need to get back there, I'll get back there. "That's what it's all about ... just opportunities. Coach Fisher believes in me, my team believes in me. I'm just thankful for the opportunity that I had."

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Rams WR Tavon Austin scores on punt return, run TD in win

    Rams wide reiver Tavon Austin showed his versatility during his team's upset victory over the Seahawks on Sunday. Austin rushed for a 16-yard touchdown early in the second quarter for his team's first points of the game. He later returned a punt for 75 yards and a touchdown, giving St. Louis a commanding lead in the third quarter. Austin finished with four rushes for 17 yards. He also added two receptions on five targets for -2 yards. The Rams will head to Washington to face the Redskins Week 2.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Rams HC on Tavon Austin this season: 'Could be a breakout year'

    Rams head coach Jeff Fisher is confident wide receiver Tavon Austin will finally live up to the hype that surrounded him when the franchise made him the first receiver selected in the 2013 draft, per NBC Sports. "This has nothing to do with Tavon," Fisher said. "It's not a reflection on what he's done. Tavon has done everything he possibly can. He's in great shape, and he's highly talented and a passionate teammate. This has been more about the circumstances of our situation. This potentially could be a breakout year for him. Because he's got the potential to win outside and inside." Austin has recorded just 71 catcher for 660 yards in his first two seasons with the Rams.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Rams WR Tavon Austin prepared to take next step on the field

    Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin is primed to have a dominant season in 2016. Offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti, who was promoted from quarterbacks coach, is already planning on how to use Austin's explosiveness, per the team website. "He's a guy you can put out there every down and the defense has to recognize, 'Hey, Tavon's on the field,'" Cignetti said. "So, whether it's running down-the-field routes, intermediate routes, short routes or manipulating him touches, the defense always has to be aware of where's Tavon Austin." Austin has accounted for 660 receiving yards and 375 rushing yards since being drafted eighth overall in 2013, but he's ready to elevate his play and contribute more to the team. "I definitely feel good about this year," Austin said. "My first two years were pretty much learning years and I feel like it's time for me to step my game up on my end and keep doing what I've always done. Have fun, make plays and hopefully it will be a switch from the other years."

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Rams OC Cignetti plans to get Tavon Austin more involved

    New Rams offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti said Friday that he plans to get wide receiver Tavon Austin more involved in the offense moving forward, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Cignetti served as the team's quarterbacks coach before being promoted to the coordinator role, so he already has some inkling of the abilities of Austin, who has been a limited contributor since being selected in the first round of the 2013 draft. He caught just 31 passes for 242 yards in 2014 while adding 224 yards on 36 carries, scoring two touchdowns on the ground.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Rams get offensive contributions

    Several Rams contributed in their Week 16 loss to the Giants. Among them, wideout Chris Givens caught his only target for a 47-yard touchdown and receiver Stedman Bailey secured two of five targets for 22 yards. Wideout Tavon Austin ran three times for 25 yards and had a 15-yard reception. Backup running back Benny Cunningham ran once for minus-1 yard and caught two passes for 19 yards. Tight end Cory Harkey made a 1-yard catch. They'll all finish the season at Seattle.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Rams backup pass catchers do little Week 15

    The Rams backup pass catchers did little Week 15 against the Cardinals. Tight end Jared Cook came up with three catches, gaining 22 yards. Cory Harkey had just one reception, but finished with 21 yards. Tavon Austin pulled in two balls, gaining 14 yards. He also gained 8 rushing yards on his only attempt of the night. Tight end Lance Kendricks had one catch, finishing with 10 yards. The group will hope for more Week 16 against the Giants.