Austin (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Colts. Austin played at least 60 percent of the offensive snaps the past two games but won't suit up for Sunday's season finale. The 31-year-old is once again set to become a free agent after totaling 24 catches for 213 yards and one touchdown to go along with three carries for 21 yards this season. Jaydon Mickens and Josh Hammond will compete for reps as Jacksonville's No. 4 wideout Week 18.
Austin caught three of four targets for two yards during Sunday's 50-10 loss to the Patriots. Austin finished third on the team in targets and second in receptions Sunday, but it didn't result in any worthwhile yardage. The 31-year-old predictably fell back to earth after posting 89 yards from scrimmage last week, and he'll enter Week 18 with 24 catches for 213 yards and one touchdown through 13 games this season.
Austin caught six of seven targets for 68 yards and had three carries for 21 yards during Sunday's 26-21 loss to the Jets. The 31-year-old finished second on the team in targets, receptions and yardage as he played 59 percent of the offensive snaps with Laviska Shenault (shoulder/foot) sidelined on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The 89 yards from scrimmage is by far Austin's best production of the season, but he shouldn't be expected to replicate it across the final two weeks of the season, regardless of his role.
Austin caught three of five targets for 17 yards during Sunday's 20-0 loss at Tennessee. Austin saw his most playing time (26 offensive snaps) since Week 8 and tied a season high with five targets, but he was unable to turn those looks into anything notable. The journeyman wideout has 14 receptions for 132 yards and one touchdown in 10 games this season.
Austin caught both his targets for 21 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 21-14 loss to the Falcons. Austin reached the end zone for the first time since 2019 on a seven-yard reception during the third quarter, which was Jacksonville's only touchdown of the contest. The 31-year-old is entrenched as the team's No. 4 wideout and played only 13 of 73 offensive snaps Sunday, so he doesn't have much fantasy appeal in his current role.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/25||@Los Angeles Chargers||2||17.00|
|7||10/23||New York Giants||11||20.35|
|9||11/06||Las Vegas Raiders||3||17.67|
|10||11/13||@Kansas City Chiefs||28||23.80|
|16||12/22||@New York Jets||13||20.65|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||22||14||137||1||7||9.79||19|