Rams WR Tavon Austin getting close to return

With his offseason work scuttled by a wrist injury and his training camp and preseason scrapped due to a hamstring problem, Rams receiver Tavon Austin is moving closer to finally making his return to action.

“We’re not going to play him against Green Bay,” coach Sean McVay told reporters on Sunday regarding Austin. “If it was a normal game week, I think he would be able to play. He’s made huge progress . . . over the last week where he’s running, reaching some higher speeds on the treadmill and stuff where it’s 100 percent of the weight that he’s supporting. So those have been some good things and you’ll start to figure out – we’re going to have to start brainstorming some ways with how we’re going to utilize Tavon in that [Week 1] game, which will be fun.”

Related players: Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp

Fantasy Impact: 

McVay wouldn't say how Austin would be used. But as the story pointed out, he could see a lot less attention because of the other WRs, which could actually increase his production. Still, he's not a highly sought after fantasy player at this point, as he's only ranked 90th on our WR list.

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