STL

Tavon Austin, WR St. Louis Rams

Rankings

ADP: 106
Standard Scoring: WR51
PPR Scoring: WR50
Depth Chart Rank: 1

Strength of Schedule
Classic WR Cheat Sheet
Sortable WR Projections

Notes: Austin had a disappointing year by most accounts, but it wasn’t necessarily his fault. He had trouble staying 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, though 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).

2014 Strength of Schedule - STL

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
21
MIN
30
@TB
23
DAL

BYE
31
@PHI
10
SF
3
SEA
18
@KC
10
@SF
14
@ARI
16
DEN
25
@SD
24
OAK
19
@WAS
14
ARI
2
NYG
3
@SEA

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2013 Game Stats

WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnapsSnap%
1ARI641076.81-100-1.041/6761%
2ATL6472127.828004.058/7775%
3DAL630075.013003.049/6971%
4SF26083.00000-40/6760%
5JAX3320610.70000-23/7332%
6HOU13013.00000-3/427%
7CAR539057.80001-32/6152%
8SEA29034.50000-21/7628%
9TEN0002-16006.029/7041%
10IND21382369.014004.015/5527%
11BYE------------
12CHI2390519.51651065.030/5654%
13SF425076.21100010.049/6971%
14ARI19019.01560056.032/5459%
15NO------------
16TB------------
17SEA------------
Totals4041846710.591511116.8422/83650%

Most Recent News

July 17, 2014, 11:27am

ESPN - [Full Article]

While nothing is set in stone in terms of starters at receiver entering this training camp, Rams WR Chris Givens does seem to have the inside track on holding down a starting job, at least as camp opens. Tavon Austin also figures to have a large role. Givens will almost certainly have every opportunity to nail down the job, especially with Stedman Bailey set to miss the first four games because of a suspension. The Rams haven't had a 1,000-yard receiver since 2007 or even one to reach 700 yards since 2008. Givens doesn't have to reach the 1,000-yard mark for it to be considered a productive season but something close to 800 yards with six touchdowns would go a long way in ensuring his future as a starter.


Fantasy Impact:
The Rams receiving corps may be the most unsettled in the league. Austin figures to play starter's snaps in his second season, but Givens, Brian Quick, Bailey and Austin Pettis are all in the mix.