Tavon Austin | WR | St. Louis Rams
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.
Posted: 12/25/2013 11:30pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 25.
Huddle Up: Austin has missed the last two games and is uncertain for Sunday's finale against Seattle. He's off the fantasy radar until next season.
Posted: 12/20/2013 6:36pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 20, and is questionable for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Your best move is to avoid the game-time-decision hassle go with another option as Austin missed the Week 15 win over the Saints and has a combined 7 receptions for 73 yards since Week 10.
Posted: 12/16/2013 12:05am et
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Sunday, Dec. 15, that the team hopes to have WR Tavon Austin (ankle) back for the Week 16 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: Monitor his status throughout the week, in case you are desperate for Week 16.
Posted: 12/12/2013 11:54pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 12.
Huddle Up: Friday suddenly looms as a key day for the big-play rookie wideout who has missed two straight days of practice but has not missed a game this season.
Posted: 12/10/2013 12:10am et
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Monday, Dec. 9, that WR Tavon Austin (ankle) is considered day to day this week.
Huddle Up: Austin continues to rip off big plays -- his 56-yard run Sunday being the latest -- but his limited touches and targets still don't justify a starting assignment in most standard-size fantasy leagues.
Posted: 9/9/2013 10:51am et
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin posted six receptions in his regular season debut in Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals, finishing with 41 yards.
Huddle Up: The Rams are certainly trying to get the ball into their talented rookie's hands, which is comforting news for those fantasy owners who spent an early pick on Austin's potential.