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 - #36 97.85 STL Active 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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2013 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
6.08 DLF.com - TheFFGhost - I have every belief that Austin will be a PPR monster. Even if he produces exactly as much as Amendola per game then this pick will be well above it's value.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
6.03 Fantasy Football QB - Risky, risky, but the rewards could be just high enough if they just force feed him the ball anyway they can.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
6.11 CBSSports - My first of two potential gamble picks, but I love his upside. The Rams are saying all they want to do is get the ball in his hands, and this is a guy with at least 100 catches in each of the past two seasons at West Virginia. He could be the next Percy Harvin or Randall Cobb, and I'll buy into the hype, especially as my third receiver.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
7.06 FantasyTaz 
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