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Tavon Austin

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

2013 Receiving Stats

Rec

40

Yds

418

TD

4

Avg

10.5

Tar

69

2014 Receiving Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

For the eighth overall pick in last year’s 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...

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2014 ADP:  106.44

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Rank (WR): Hidden

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Bye Week:  4

HT: 5' 8"   WT: 176   DOB: 3/15/1991  College: West Virginia  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 17, 2014  –  Tavon Austin News

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Austin caught a pair of throws for 20 yards Saturday, as the Rams fell to the Packers 21-7.

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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 0 0 0 9 151 16.8 1 398 0 280 1 4 1
2014 Proj 23 STL Subscribe now to see our 2014 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 Proj 23 STL Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Tavon Austin

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Tavon Austin – Playing Time Overview

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

Snap Count Stats

422

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Tavon Austin was on the field for 422 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

98

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Tavon Austin was on the field for 98 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2013 422 98

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Tavon Austin 2013 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 Ari 41 4 6 41 0 7 6.8 0 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Atl 58 7 6 47 2 12 7.8 0 0 2 8 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 5 2 1 0 0 0
3 @Dal 49 4 6 30 0 7 5.0 0 0 1 3 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 SF 40 8 2 6 0 8 3.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Jax 23 6 3 32 0 6 10.7 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
6 @Hou 3 3 1 3 0 1 3.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Car 32 11 5 39 0 5 7.8 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 1 73 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Sea 21 12 2 9 0 3 4.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 79 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Ten 29 10 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 1 6 6.0 0 0 0 25 0 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Ind 15 8 2 138 2 3 69.0 2 2 1 4 4.0 0 1 0 27 0 145 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 BYE Bye Week
12 Chi 30 7 2 39 0 5 19.5 1 0 1 65 65.0 1 0 0 24 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
13 @SF 49 10 4 25 0 7 6.3 0 0 1 10 10.0 0 0 0 67 0 10 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
14 @Ari 32 8 1 9 0 3 9.0 0 0 1 56 56.0 0 0 0 95 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 NO
16 TB
17 @Sea

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 has completely healed from his ankle issues and looks more comfortable heading into training camp this season, the Associated Press reports.

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Austin (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

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Austin was listed as questionable coming into the game, but early reports Sunday indicated that he was unlikely to play. It was a tough matchup regardless, but this will end Austin's season. The rookie finishes with 40 catches on 69 targets for 418 receiving yards and four touchdowns, plus 151 rushing yards on nine carries and a rushing touchdown.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport suggests that Austin (ankle) is doubtful to play Sunday against the Seahawks.

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Austin (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against Seattle, St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer Jim Thomas reports.

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Austin logged a limited practice Friday, so he does have a chance to suit up Sunday. For what it's worth, coach Jeff Fisher said he is optimistic. Even if Austin plays, though, he's not a fantasy option in the majority of cases as the Rams take on Seattle.
Austin (ankle) was a non-participant in practice Thursday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

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Austin (ankle) didn't take part in practice Wednesday.

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Austin (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

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Austin emerged from Week 14 with an injured ankle, which hasn't allowed him to practice in any capacity the last two weeks. With confirmation of his status, the Rams and Kellen Clemens will turn to Austin Pettis, Chris Givens, and Stedman Bailey at wideout. Unfortunately for owners searching for a diamond in the rough, no single St. Louis receiver, including tight ends and running backs, accrued more than four targets or 41 yards receiving last Sunday, when the ball was spread around.
Austin (ankle) is unlikely to suit up Sunday versus the Buccaneers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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The nature of Austin's ankle injury was never revealed, but he's poised to miss his second game in a row. As such, he'll yield targets to fellow wideouts Austin Pettis, Chris Givens, and Stedman Bailey in Week 16, though neither garnered more than four looks from quarterback Kellen Clemens last Sunday.
Austin (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.

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Austin once again did not practice all week, so it's not easy to see how he could play Sunday. Austin was extremely durable throughout his time at West Virginia, so it takes a significant injury to keep him off the field.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.