Tavon Austin | WR | St. Louis Rams
Posted: 2/13/2015 8:40pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin will be more involved in the offense next season, according to offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti.
Huddle Up: Austin's total touches climbed from 49 to 67 in his second season while his receptions (40-31) and receiving yardage (418-242) took dips. In short, a lot more needs to be seen from 2013's eighth overall pick before he can be trusted in any sort of fantasy format.
Posted: 9/15/2014 9:08pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (knee) is dealing with a mild knee sprain but has a chance to play Week 3, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.
Huddle Up: The second-year wideout is off to a slow pass-catching start with only 4 targets, 3 catches and 34 yards through 2 games, and is going to have to get healthy and show something before he belongs on the fantasy radar.
Posted: 9/15/2014 10:22am et
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (knee) sustained a knee injury during the team's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Austin will undergo more tests Monday, Sept. 15.
Huddle Up: More injury issues for the Rams, and another reason for the talented yet enigmatic Austin to fail to live up to his potential.
Posted: 6/24/2014 10:26am et
St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer hinted the team will expand WR Tavon Austin's role this season. 'Moving him around to a lot of different spots,' Schottenheimer said. 'You'll see us hand him the ball, do some different things. He's playing so much faster just because he knows what we're doing. He has the system down cold.'
Huddle Up: That's the role many envisioned for Austin out of the gate, but it never materialized during his rookie season. With a year of NFL experience under his belt, Austin may now be ready for the larger, Percy Harvin-like multipurpose workload--and with it, of course, the accompanying jump in fantasy value.
Posted: 6/19/2014 7:50pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin has a much better understanding of the offense heading into 2014 than he did a year ago. 'I understand coverages better, I understand the plays, the depth of my routes, the splits and everything, so I'm way better off right now,' Austin said. 'I'm just glad to come out here and make some plays to keep on going.'
Huddle Up: The 8th overall pick in the 2013 draft started strong with 18 catches for 118 yards and 2 TDs in his first 3 games, but tallied only 22-300-4 over the remainder of the season. He did however, rack up 151 rushing yards and a TD on 9 rushes and has the play-making skills to pay off big time as a late-round pickup in drafts this summer.