Despite quiet camp, Rams 'very pleased' with WR Tavon Austin - [Full Article]

While his teammates have talked up the 2013 No. 8 overall pick, not everyone has been impressed with his camp so far.

Legendary Rams receiver Torry Holt told The Edmonds and McKernan Show on CBS Radio earlier this week he hasn't seen much from the second-year pass-catcher.

"Tavon Austin has been very quiet this camp," Holt said. "He was quiet the other night, and for a guy picked eighth overall, it's bothering me that he's been so quiet."

Coach Jeff Fisher admitted the Rams need to get Austin the ball in space more -- just don't expect to see that during the preseason.

"We just have to give him the ball," Fisher said. "Give him the ball in space, because we all know what he can do with it. And so we're doing some different things. Probably won't show a whole lot in the preseason, but I've (sic) very pleased with where he's at right now."

Fantasy Impact: 

Austin had a disappointing year by most accounts, but it wasn’t necessarily his fault. He had trouble getting on the field, playing just 50% of his team’s snaps. His FP/T (0.95) was respectable for a rookie, though it seemed like OC Brian Shottenheimer wasn’t sure how to utilize Austin’s skill set. HC Jeff Fisher said that he expects that the team will do a better job of that in 2014. In the end, Austin did lead the Rams’ WRs in catches (40).

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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