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Tavon Austin

25-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Los Angeles Rams

2015 Receiving Stats

Rec

52

Yds

473

TD

5

Avg

9.1

Tar

87

2015 Receiving Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Austin has been a bit of a disappointment in St. Louis so far, as his 660 total receiving yards in two years doesn't bolster his selection as an eighth overall pick. He never caught more than four pas...

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2015 ADP:  201.71

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (WR): Hidden

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Bye Week:  6

HT: 5' 8"   WT: 176   DOB: 3/15/1991  College: West Virginia  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Tavon Austin Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $12.75 million deal with the Rams in June of 2013.

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Tavon Austin NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2013 22 StL 13 40 418 4 69 10.5 6.1 5 2 1 0 0 9 151 16.8 1 398 0 280 1 4 1
2014 23 StL 15 31 242 0 44 7.8 5.5 2 0 0 0 0 36 224 6.2 2 19 0 391 1 5 0
2015 24 StL 16 52 473 5 87 9.1 5.4 5 2 0 0 0 52 434 8.3 4 16 0 268 1 3 2
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Tavon Austin Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2013 22 StL 13 6.7 9.8 8.2 3 32 10 4 2 1 12 0 0 0
2014 23 StL 15 3.9 6.0 4.9 2 16 0 0 0 2 15 9 1 0
2015 24 StL 16 9.0 12.3 10.7 3 30 10 4 0 3 27 3 2 1
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Tavon Austin – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Wide Receiver
Also Listed As:  #2 Kick Returner, #1 Punt Returner

Snap Count Stats

742

Offensive Snaps in 2015

Tavon Austin was on the field for 742 of his team's snaps on offense in 2015.

88

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Tavon Austin was on the field for 88 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Off ST
2013 422 98
2014 509 77
2015 742 88
Tavon Austin 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Tavon Austin  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   5' 8"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   176 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.28 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.01 sec
ELITE
Cone Drill
Not Available
Arm Length:   30.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.13 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   32 in
POOR
Broad Jump:   120 in
AVERAGE
Bench Press:   14 reps
WEAK
Los Angeles Rams Team Injury Report
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Tavon Austin: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Austin rushed six times for 32 yards and added 30 yards on five catches in a 19-16 overtime loss to the 49ers on Sunday.

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Austin caught three of seven targets for 16 yards and had three rushes for 12 yards in Sunday's 23-17 upset win at Seattle.

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Austin caught all three of his targets for 41 yards and a touchdown, adding 32 yards and another touchdown on four carries, in Thursday's 31-23 win over the Buccaneers.

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Austin rushed for 40 yards on four carries and added three catches off of five targets for 19 yards in Sunday's win over Detroit.

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Austin gained 24 yards on a reception and another 14 on the ground in a 27-3 loss to Arizona on Sunday.

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Austin caught all six passes that came his way during Sunday's loss to the Bengals for a total of 33 yards. He added 63 yards and a touchdown on four carries.

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Austin converted five targets into a single catch for five yards, and added 16 yards on one carry in Sunday's 16-13 loss to the Ravens. He also muffed a punt return resulting in a lost fumble.

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Austin caught two of his four targets for just five yards in Sunday's game against the Bears. He also rushed for 18 yards on three carries.

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Austin caught 4-of-7 targets for just 15 yards in Sunday's game against the Vikings. He also rushed eight times for 66 yards in the overtime loss.

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Austin caught four passes off of seven targets for 98 yards and a score in Sunday's win over San Francisco. He added 21 yards and another score on the ground off of three carries. He fumbled during the game.

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Austin corralled 4-of-7 targets for a team-leading 43 receiving yards, and added 21 yards on his lone carry in Sunday's 24-6 win over the Browns.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

For the eighth overall pick in last yearís draft, Austin had an underwhelming rookie season. Sure, there were flashes like a 138-yard, three touchdown game on just two catches and a punt return to the house against the Colts in Week 10. And there was the 65-yard touchdown run in Week 12 against the Bears. But from Week 6 on, Austin had only two games where he caught more than two passes and averaged a meager 10.5 YPC and 6.1 YPT before missing the seasonís final three games with a sprained ankle. At 5-8, 176, Austin is about as small as NFL players come, but he runs a blazing 4.34 40 and is as quick and agile as anyone in the league. The question is whether thereís a way to use players like Austin beyond occasional trick plays, short catches which break big every once in a while and in the return game. The Bears never could do it with Devin Hester, and the Chiefs never got much from scrimmage out of Dante Hall, either. Year 2 is typically when receivers figure it out and Austin will augment his receiving numbers with rushes and returns. But heís not likely to be a factor in the red zone, and the Rams will have to figure out ways to get him the ball.

2013

The first skill player chosen in the 2013 draft, Austin isn't your prototypical wide receiver prospect. At 5-8, 174, he's one of the smallest players in the league, and unlike Carolina's Steve Smith, Austin doesn't have super strength or the ability to snatch the ball out of the air against taller defenders. What Austin does have is 4.34 40 speed, elite quickness and excellent vision in the open field. He can line up in the backfield as a runner, play in the slot or go outside. With the Rams letting Danny Amendola go, Austin is the favorite to be Sam Bradford's top target, and the Rams, who traded up to draft him, should be creative in finding ways to get Austin the ball.