Tavon Austin, WR, Rams: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Tavon Austin, WR, Rams

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
WR - #44 134.21 STL Questionable 2 years 23 5'8 174 @Tayaustin01

2014 Outlook: Quality Backup

Last updated on Jul-09-2014 by Brad Kruse

Tavon Austin had a disappointing rookie year. This is especially true for fantasy owners who thought his dynamic athleticism would translate into an immediate fantasy impact. He was talked up a lot during last year's preseason, but the Rams couldn't seem to figure out how to effectively use his talents. He actually averaged more yards per rush (16.8) than yards per catch (10.5). One of his five touchdowns also came from the ground game. Austin is a very talented weapon on offense and by no means should he be dismissed as a bust. That said, the Rams need to extend their creativity in how to get him the ball in space and Austin needs to better grasp the playbook and the way defenses cover him. Last year, Austin played less than half of the team's snaps, yet he had the second-highest target count on the team (69). He also missed the final three games of the season. Austin should see a bump in his performance due to more targets and a better understanding of how to carve up his opponents. If he can stay healthy and improve on his yards per catch, he will warrant consideration as a WR3 who can be drafted like a WR4 (99.1 ADP).

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
7/21/2014
8.03 Mr. Landry - Got sniped the pick before mine for what seemed like the 100th time. As a consolation, Austin has a lot of upside. He has tremendous physical tools and now has a year under his belt. Bradford will be back and he doesn't have a lot of competition for receptions.
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
9.01 Scout PRO - Just taking a shot here who knows if they figure out how to use him. Has the talent though
3 Comments | Add Yours

Why is he ahead of Cruz, Welker, Garcon and Torrey Smith in the rankings?

Posted by:
Mannypuj 08/10/14 06:02 AM

Manny: your rankings are jacked bro. He's ranked WR37. Perhaps you're factoring for return yards?

Posted by:
teamlegacy2 08/10/14 08:17 PM

Yes, my league does of course. In my rankings, Harvin's right after Bryant and D. Thomas lol I'm drafting accordingly though.

Posted by:
Mannypuj 08/11/14 02:44 AM

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