First-year head coach Sean McVay said Sunday the Los Angeles Rams are going to give Tavon Austin "a break" from returning punts. He can use one.
"I'm a little scarred up right now," Austin said after Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. "Never going to make excuses. Just gotta keep working at it day in and day out, hoping I get it back when I'm feeling more comfortable catching the ball back there."
Austin will continue to work on returning punts in practice, but in games he will defer to either Cooper Kupp or Pharoh Cooper. The Rams will decide between the two at some point this week.
ARI WR Pharoh Cooper - Week 10 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 10 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Pharoh Cooper saw 30% of the team’s offensive snaps last week but it was largely due to the absence of Damiere Byrd from the lineup and he only caught two passes for 15 yards. Cooper has some upside in a nice matchup this week, but even if Byrd misses another game, he’s likely to finish at least fourth once again in snaps, making it hard to trust him. Fantasy owners should leave him on waivers.