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Tavon Austin

24-Year-Old Wide Receiver – St. Louis Rams

2014 Receiving Stats

Rec

31

Yds

242

TD

0

Avg

7.8

Tar

44

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:  209.84

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.

August 15, 2015  –  Tavon Austin News

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Austin caught one pass for 35 yards in Friday's 18-3 preseason loss to the Raiders.

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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 Proj 24 STL Subscribe now to see our 2015 projections for Tavon Austin

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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 Proj 24 STL Subscribe now to see our 2015 projections for Tavon Austin

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Tavon Austin – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Wide Receiver
Also Listed As:  #3 Kick Returner, #1 Punt Returner

Snap Count Stats

509

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Tavon Austin was on the field for 509 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

77

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Tavon Austin was on the field for 77 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2013 422 98
2014 509 77
Tavon Austin 2014 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
1 Min 29 6 3 34 0 3 11.3 1 0 3 5 1.7 0 2 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @TB 10 1 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 2 21 10.5 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Dal
4 @Phi 22 4 2 33 0 2 16.5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 SF 0 0 4 35 0 5 8.8 0 0 3 16 5.3 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
6 Sea 22 6 2 9 0 3 4.5 0 0 5 16 3.2 0 0 0 8 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
7 @KC 33 5 2 12 0 2 6.0 0 0 2 7 3.5 0 0 0 11 0 42 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
8 @SF 32 8 2 11 0 3 5.5 0 0 2 7 3.5 0 0 0 0 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @Ari 41 6 2 20 0 3 10.0 0 0 1 10 10.0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
10 Den 49 5 2 10 0 4 5.0 0 0 2 11 5.5 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
11 @SD 50 5 3 11 0 3 3.7 0 0 3 27 9.0 1 0 0 0 0 44 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
12 Oak 31 8 2 11 0 5 5.5 0 0 2 24 12.0 1 2 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
13 @Was 41 7 2 14 0 2 7.0 0 0 5 46 9.2 0 0 0 0 0 143 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Ari 58 8 2 14 0 4 7.0 0 0 1 8 8.0 0 1 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 NYG 44 5 1 15 0 2 15.0 0 0 3 25 8.3 0 0 0 0 0 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Sea 47 3 2 13 0 2 6.5 0 0 2 1 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
St. Louis Rams Team Injury Report
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Tavon Austin: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Austin nearly matched his receiving totals with his rushing yardage in 2014, putting up 242 yards through the air and 224 yards on the ground.

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Austin caught 2-of-4 targets for 14 yards, adding one run for eight yards, in Thursday's 12-6 loss to the Cardinals.

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Austin was in for 66 percent of snaps at wideout and collected two catches for 14 yards to go with 46 yards rushing and a punt return for touchdown Sunday, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Austin (back) is active for Sunday's game against Washington.

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Austin (back) is probable for Sunday's game against Washington.

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Austin caught a pair of passes for 11 yards, added two carries for 24 yards, and ran for a score in a 52-0 victory over Oakland on Sunday.

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Austin played 50 snaps in Sunday's 27-24 loss to San Diego, catching three passes for 11 yards and rushing three times for 27 yards and a touchdown.

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Austin caught a pair of passes on three targets for 11 yards and rushed twice for seven yards in a 13-10 win against San Francisco on Sunday.

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Austin caught 4-of-5 targets for 35 yards and gained 16 yards on three carries in Monday's 31-17 loss to the 49ers.

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Austin (knee) caught both passes thrown his way for 33 yards Sunday against the Eagles.

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Austin (knee) is active for Sundayís game against the Eagles.

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Austin (knee) is expected to return to action Sunday against the Eagles, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

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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.