The 49ers are bringing free agent WR Tavon Austin in for a workout and hope to sign him to a contract.
Austin has been an inefficient player during his career but the 49ers are desperate for speed after losing WR Deebo Samuel to injury. If Austin does end up signing in San Francisco, he will compete with Jalen Hurd, Trent Taylor and rookie Brandon Aiyuk for targets behind elite TE George Kittle. None of the 49er pass catchers outside of Kittle profile as a consistent fantasy starter.
DAL WR Tavon Austin - Week 7 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 7 vs Philadelphia
Tavon Austin's fantasy stock has risen with injuries to Amari Cooper and Randall Cobb. Austin will take over the No. 2 wide receiver role. He had five receptions for 64 yards last week. He is usually the special teams or gadget guy but he will have to show his wide receiver skill this week.
It's a great matchup for the Cowboys as Philly is ranked 32nd in aFPA to wide receivers. We don't expect enough from Austin even against the Eagles secondary. Keep him out of your starting lineup for Week 7.