Austin played only 11 of 66 offensive snaps and rushed twice for just five yards during Sunday's 33-7 win over Houston.
Austin wasn't targeted in the passing game for a second consecutive week, and he has just seven receptions for 43 yards through nine games for the campaign. That's not exactly the usage fantasy owners are coveting from a wide receiver. At this stage of the season, it's pretty clear that Austin is primarily locked in as a change-of-pace option out of the backfield. While his speed and vision in space still enable him to be a big-play threat, he checks out as a low-floor, low-ceiling asset in the majority of settings because of his limited role.
Austin rushed six times for 34 yards and finished with nine receiving yards during Sunday's 51-17 win over the Giants.
Austin wasn't credited with a target or reception in the contest and now has just seven catches for 43 yards this season. The speedster has done most of his damage on the ground with 31 carries for 169 rushing yards and a score. It's unlikely his involvement in the offense increases moving forward -- especially with the Rams averaging the most points per game in the league. As a result of his limited role, Austin is extremely difficult to rely on in the majority of fantasy settings.
Austin caught both his targets for 15 yards and rushed three times for 27 yards during Sunday's 33-0 win over Arizona.
Austin's longest rush went for 17 yards, and it was encouraging to see him more involved in the offense. Still, the speedster was on the field for just 19 of 80 offensive snaps. With only seven receptions, 34 receiving yards and 135 rushing yards, Austin offers limited fantasy value. He has the big-play potential to find the end zone, but his role in the offense is too small to rely on him in most settings. There's a chance his usage increases following Los Angeles' Week 8 bye.
Austin rushed twice for no yardage and didn't receive a target during Sunday's 27-17 win over Jacksonville.
After scoring his first touchdown of the season last week, the speedster was on the field for just nine of 59 offense snaps and uninvolved in the passing attack Sunday. Austin has garnered only 10 targets through six games, as he's been utilized mainly as a change-of-pace rusher under first-year head coach Sean McVay. Unless his role changes dramatically, and in short order, this has the makings of a lost season. Austin checks out as nothing more than a low-floor, low-ceiling flier at this stage of the game.
Austin caught three of five targets for 14 yards Sunday against the Seahawks. He also carried six times for 27 yards and a touchdown while losing a fumble.
Austin couldn't generate much efficiency on the ground or through the air, but he got the scoring started with an explosive 27-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. The nine touches were a season high for Austin, but the results illustrate that he is still fairly reliant on big plays for tangible fantasy value. He should remain in this utility role looking ahead to the Week 6 matchup with the Jaguars.
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