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 Stats > Tavon Austin  
 
Wide Receiver, Los Angeles Rams

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Draft: 2013 Round 1 (8)
College: West Virginia
Ht: 5’9”  Wt: 171 DOB: 1991-03-15 Age: 26
WR Rank Tier ADP-12
#73 6 -

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2013 STL 13 69 40 418 10.5 4 9 151 16.8 1 86.9 6.7
2014 STL 15 45 32 239 7.5 0 36 224 6.2 2 58.3 3.9
2015 STL 16 87 52 473 9.1 5 52 434 8.3 4 144.7 9.0
2016 LAR 15 106 58 509 8.8 3 28 159 5.7 1 90.8 6.1
2017 (Projected) LAR     41 376 9.2 2 19 137 7.2 1 69.3  

2017 Outlook
Depth Chart
It's no secret that fifth-year Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin has not lived up to the billing that once made him a top-10 draft pick. While the franchise is still hoping he can develop into a DeSean Jackson-esque deep threat, the reality is that they've had to design gimmick plays to even get the ball into his hands. While Jackson averages a whopping 17.7 yards per reception over the course of his career, Austin checked in at less than half of that in 2016 with an abysmal 8.8 yards per reception. That number was third-worst among all wide receivers and even put him behind a handful of running backs. It'd be difficult to imagine Austin being much worse than he was in that category, but he'd still be far behind what the Rams have been hoping for even if he makes major strides in catching passes further down the field.

While he doesn't catch a high percentage of the targets that come his way, Austin gets a fantasy boost for being an asset in the running game. His 28 rush attempts in 2016 were actually down from his totals in each of the previous two seasons, but still substantially higher than almost any other wide receiver in the league. While most leagues don't award points per carry, the extra touches are at least a bit helpful in getting the ball in his hands. For all of his faults, Austin is still an extraordinarily dangerous player in open space, which has translated into both rushing and return touchdowns throughout his career.

The coaching staff continues to indicate that they want Austin to be a big part of the offense, but how long are fantasy owners going to continue to buy that narrative? The team wants to utilize his speed, but he hasn't been a downfield threat to this point in his career. He's still just 27 years old, so there may still be some untapped potential. Still, Austin simply has not progressed enough as a route runner to be worth anywhere near the top-10 draft pick that they used on him in 2013. Don't follow in the Rams' footsteps and invest any sort of significant draft capital on him until we see him prove his worth on the field.
Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 Sammy Watkins
WR2WR2 Robert Woods
WR3WR3 Tavon Austin
WR4WR4 Cooper Kupp
WR5WR5 Pharoh Cooper
WR6WR6 Mike Thomas
WR7WR7 Josh Reynolds
WR8WR8 Bradley Marquez
WRWR Paul McRoberts
Rams Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Rams' WR Mike Thomas suspended 4 games
Performance enhancing substances
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Jul 14, 4:00 pm

Rams WR Mike Thomas suspended without pay 4 games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances, #NFL announced. (Adam Caplan on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Thomas saw very little playing time in his rookie season catching 3 passes on 17 targets. He's a fantasy afterthought behind Robert Woods, Tavon Austin, Cooper Kupp and Pharoh Cooper.



2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at SF L 0-28 12 4 13 3.3 0 1 2 2.0 0 1.5
2 SEA W 9-3 9 5 50 10.0 0 2 6 3.0 0 5.6
3 at TB W 37-32 8 5 82 16.4 1 2 22 11.0 0 16.4
4 at ARI W 17-13 6 2 14 7.0 0 1 -6 -6.0 0 0.8
5 BUF L 19-30 10 7 59 8.4 0 3 26 8.7 0 8.5
6 at DET L 28-31 4 3 24 8.0 0 3 2 0.7 0 2.6
7 NYG L 10-17 15 10 57 5.7 1 1 10 10.0 0 12.7
9 CAR L 10-13 2 1 17 17.0 0 1 1 1.0 0 1.8
10 at NYJ W 9-6 7 2 19 9.5 0 2 10 5.0 0 2.9
11 MIA L 10-14 2 1 21 21.0 0 2 8 4.0 0 2.9
12 at NO L 21-49 4 4 45 11.3 1 1 10 10.0 0 11.5
14 ATL L 14-42 11 7 62 8.9 0 2 27 13.5 0 8.9
15 at SEA L 3-24 5 3 14 4.7 0 2 13 6.5 0 2.7
16 SF L 21-22 7 2 14 7.0 0 3 26 8.7 1 10.0
17 ARI L 6-44 4 2 18 9.0 0 2 2 1.0 0 2.0

2015 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 SEA W 34-31 5 2 -2 -1.0 0 4 17 4.3 1 7.5
2 at WAS L 10-24 3 1 6 6.0 0 4 40 10.0 0 4.6
3 PIT L 6-12 5 5 38 7.6 0 0 0 - 0 3.8
4 at ARI W 24-22 7 6 96 16.0 2 2 20 10.0 0 23.6
5 at GB L 10-24 5 2 6 3.0 1 3 22 7.3 0 8.8
7 CLE W 24-6 7 4 43 10.8 0 1 21 21.0 0 6.4
8 SF W 27-6 7 4 98 24.5 1 3 21 7.0 1 23.9
9 at MIN L 18-21 7 4 15 3.8 0 8 66 8.3 0 8.1
10 CHI L 13-37 4 2 5 2.5 0 3 18 6.0 0 2.3
11 at BAL L 13-16 5 1 5 5.0 0 1 16 16.0 0 2.1
12 at CIN L 7-31 6 6 33 5.5 0 4 63 15.8 1 15.6
13 ARI L 3-27 3 1 24 24.0 0 2 14 7.0 0 3.8
14 DET W 21-14 5 3 19 6.3 0 4 40 10.0 0 5.9
15 TB W 31-23 3 3 41 13.7 1 4 32 8.0 1 19.3
16 at SEA W 23-17 7 3 16 5.3 0 3 12 4.0 0 2.8
17 at SF L 16-19 8 5 30 6.0 0 6 32 5.3 0 6.2

2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 MIN L 6-34 3 3 34 11.3 0 3 5 1.7 0 3.9
2 at TB W 19-17 1 0 0 - 0 2 21 10.5 0 2.1
5 at PHI L 28-34 2 2 33 16.5 0 0 0 - 0 3.3
6 SF L 17-31 5 4 35 8.8 0 3 16 5.3 0 5.1
7 SEA W 28-26 4 3 6 2.0 0 5 16 3.2 0 2.2
8 at KC L 7-34 2 2 12 6.0 0 2 7 3.5 0 1.9
9 at SF W 13-10 3 2 11 5.5 0 2 7 3.5 0 1.8
10 at ARI L 14-31 3 2 20 10.0 0 1 10 10.0 0 3.0
11 DEN W 22-7 4 2 10 5.0 0 2 11 5.5 0 2.1
12 at SD L 24-27 3 3 11 3.7 0 3 27 9.0 1 9.8
13 OAK W 52-0 5 2 11 5.5 0 2 24 12.0 1 9.5
14 at WAS W 24-0 2 2 14 7.0 0 5 46 9.2 0 6.0
15 ARI L 6-12 4 2 14 7.0 0 1 8 8.0 0 2.2
16 NYG L 27-37 2 1 15 15.0 0 3 25 8.3 0 4.0
17 at SEA L 6-20 2 2 13 6.5 0 2 1 0.5 0 1.4

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