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11 Tavon Austin WR

Los Angeles Rams

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
48%6%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
15585098.8325

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Rams' Tavon Austin: Back for training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Austin (wrist) is slated to be ready for training camp, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.

Austin underwent wrist surgery in early May, but that hasn't stopped him from putting in work during minicamp. The wideout has been running routes and catching tennis balls on the sidelines but he's itching to get back onto the field without restrictions. "I still run routes - I'm getting my routes in with the boys when I try to watch them towards the end of [of the field]," Austin said. "So it's definitely frustrating, just because I don't know what happened to my wrist in the first place." There are plenty of questions surrounding the role Austin will play in new head coach Sean McVay's offense, but those questions will be sidelined until the 26-year-old returns. "I think we have ideas of the way we want to utilize him," McVay noted. "I think he's done a lot of great things on tape, but until you're actually able to get out on the grass with him, watch him do some of the things that we're asking him to do, it does make it a little bit more difficult." Austin will look to build upon his 2016 numbers -- 668 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns -- as the speedster continues to emerge as a deep-ball threat.

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Rams' Tavon Austin: Envisioned as downfield threat under new offensive coordinator
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rams offensive coordinator Matt LeFleur wants to take advantage of Austin's (wrist) speed as a downfield threat in 2017, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports. "When you look at what Washington was able to do and what Atlanta was able to do and the explosive plays, it all starts with having speed at that receiver position, which is something he possesses," McVay explained. "I know last year in Atlanta, they used Taylor Gabriel [downfield] and he's not the tallest guy, but he could get open and he was electric with the ball in his hands. So hopefully we can get Tavon going the same way."

Austin was primarily used as a gadget player under the Rams' previous regime, as evidenced by his 116 carries the past two seasons not to mention the 75 receptions he caught from behind the line of scrimmage. McVay, however, hails from a system in Washington that rarely relied upon gimmick plays. Rather, he called plays that allowed the diminutive DeSean Jackson to flourish as one of the league's premier field-stretching wideouts. Austin (5-8, 176) profiles similarly to Jackson (5-10, 175) and certainly makes sense to be utilized in a similar fashion. While such a role would almost guarantee fewer carries -- and potentially fewer touches -- for Austin in 2017, the former first-round receiver would likely have a great shot to set a career high in receiving yardage. It's worth noting that in the two years under McVay in which Jackson played at least 15 games, Jackson averaged 56 receptions for 1087 yards and five touchdowns.

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Rams' Tavon Austin: Undergoes wrist surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Austin underwent surgery on his left wrist this week but is expected to be ready for training camp, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com reports.

The Rams' top wideout will miss OTAs as he addresses a minor wrist issue. Austin has been a bright spot over the past few seasons in an otherwise lackluster receiving corps. Last season, he recorded a career-high 58 receptions for 509 yards and three touchdowns. Look for more updates on his status to come as training camp nears.

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Rams' Tavon Austin: Caps season with disappointing showing
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Austin caught just two of four targets for 18 yards and rushed twice for two yards during Sunday's loss to Arizona.

After scoring nine touchdowns in 2015, the writing was on the wall for a letdown from Austin this year. He didn't do enough with his 19 extra targets to make up for the expected negative touchdown regression, and he rushed 24 fewer times and for 275 fewer yards than last season. Austin's game-breaking ability -- and hefty salary -- should ensure he's a piece of the puzzle again in 2017, but without a significant step forward from the entire offense, his fantasy ceiling will remain low.

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Rams' Tavon Austin: Rushes in score against San Francisco
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Austin caught just two of seven targets for 14 yards but rushed three times for 26 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's loss to the 49ers.

The score was Austin's fourth of the season and his first of the rushing variety. It also highlights a significant decline from his nine-touchdown showing in 2015. Austin is rarely targeted downfield, and while he owns game-breaking potential, the pedestrian Los Angeles offense significantly limits his fantasy upside. The Rams have struggled to create opportunities for Austin to succeed in space because their offensive personnel doesn't present many man-to-man mismatches.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
P18/12/17DAL9:00 pm
P28/19/17@ OAK10:00 pm
P38/26/17LAC8:00 pm
P48/31/17@ GB7:00 pm
19/10/17IND4:05 pm
29/17/17WAS4:25 pm
39/21/17@ SF8:25 pm
410/1/17@ DAL1:00 pm
510/8/17SEA4:05 pm
610/15/17@ JAC4:05 pm
710/22/17ARI1:00 pm
Bye: Week 8
911/5/17@ NYG1:00 pm
1011/12/17HOU4:05 pm
1111/19/17@ MIN1:00 pm
1211/26/17NO4:05 pm
1312/3/17@ ARI4:25 pm
1412/10/17PHI4:25 pm
1512/17/17@ SEA4:05 pm
1612/24/17@ TEN1:00 pm
1712/31/17SF4:25 pm
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2013 1334041810.58145217
2014 158312427.82802012
2015 1615524739.16655221
TOTAL442612311339.281912450
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2013 133915116.865123
2014 158362246.2192011
2015 1615524348.3604623
TOTAL4426978098.3657837
Passing
YearTeamGGSAttCompPctYdsYPALgTDIntTkld20+40+Rate
2013 133100.000.000000/00039.6
2014 15800---0---0000/000---
2015 161500---0---0000/000---
TOTAL4426100.000.000000/00039.6
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2013 131839822.13200
2014 152199.51100
2015 163165.3700
TOTAL442343318.83200
Punt Returns
YearTeamGRetFCRet YdsAvgLgTD20+
2013 1333112808.59814
2014 15352339111.27816
2015 1634152687.97514
TOTAL44102499399.298314
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013 1311.000000.0000
2014 1511.000000.0000
2015 1611.000000.0000
TOTAL4433.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2013 1341020020
2014 1550040040
2015 1632010010
TOTAL44123070070
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-8/176
Birthdate:
3/15/1990
Age:
27
Hometown:
Baltimore, MD, USA
School:
West Virginia
NFL Experience:
5
Awards:

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