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Tavon Austin 2014 Season Outlook


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#1 ajmyk

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 06:04 AM

No love for Tavon in 2014 ?

He had everything going against him last year

1) Was hardly used
2) Very poor QB play and run-heavy offense
3) Rookie WR always struggle anyway

But still, he showed on the field he had tremendous talent, speed and quickness, and therefore a good upside.
Not AJ-Dez upside, but peraphs Harvin-Cobb upside ?

No one seems interested by him, the fact he had no topic until now speaks volume, he's going very late in most ranking ans drafts,

I think he's one of the best "sleepers" out there. IMO

Edited by ajmyk, 14 May 2014 - 06:05 AM.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 07:44 AM

I don't think much has changed for Austin.... He's a tiny gadget receiver, on a run first defensive team, with a questionable QB.

There are some comparisons to Harvin, both are small talented and fast, and in bad situations. Both look unreliable for fantasy.
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Posted 14 May 2014 - 07:47 AM

He's very exciting no doubt. He's one of my "sleepers" as well. I'm targeting him in the 8th whatever number I land. It's real tough to use a critical draft pick on a guy that's 5'7" and hasn't shown he can do it in the NFL... yet. I like him, but I can't use a critical pick on him. I do believe he has a real chance to pull late 5th round value in 12 team PPR though (bonus in return yard leagues).
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Posted 14 May 2014 - 09:29 AM

The problem with any "non-traditional" player on the Rams is the offensive coaching staff lacks innovation. How can you expect increased production from Austin when the Rams can't scheme ways to get him the ball in space? Fisher, Schottenheimer, et al need to watch some Desean videos: you may learn some things coach! Still, I will likely own Austin on a team or 2 as I play in leagues that count individual return stats, but will do so only because he figures to be a very inexpensive pick.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 10:10 AM

I don't think much has changed for Austin.... He's a tiny gadget receiver, on a run first defensive team, with a questionable QB.

There are some comparisons to Harvin, both are small talented and fast, and in bad situations. Both look unreliable for fantasy.


Harvin was having a near MVP season before he broke his ankle.

Tavon not so much

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 11:41 AM

Harvin was having a near MVP season before he broke his ankle.


I get that, he's very talented...

but there's no other recieving threat to take coverage off him, and he's too small to take the abuse of being the main target all season. Concussions, ankle, hip, migraines, illness... he finds so many ways to miss games I just can't trust him anymore. Austin is even smaller and I could see him having the same trouble his whole carreer.
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Posted 14 May 2014 - 11:45 AM

It's hard to trust a midget to provide big numbers, especially when he couldn't win a jump ball vs a CB in this league like the elite WRs in the league, who are mostly 6'1 and above. He's fast and that's the only thing he has going for him. I'm sure he will be maidenly inconsistent thanks to his lack of size.

Edited by Doctor L, 14 May 2014 - 11:50 AM.


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Posted 14 May 2014 - 01:50 PM

Boom or bust WR3/WR4. He has the talent, but he needs to be a speedy #2 WR on a team to complement a big threat like AJ or BMarsh before he breaks out.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 02:04 PM

Tavon wasnt even relevant with Sam Bradford, he broke out with thier backup. I dont see him being anymore then a bye week fill in, unless there is a major chemistry change seen in the preseason.
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Posted 19 May 2014 - 07:29 AM

I am hoping he breaks off a long TD close to draft time so his "upside" gets reached for by my opponents

He is the most overrated WR prospect in recent memory and will barely be fantasy relevant on the Rams

Nothing but a gadget player the Rams ridiculously overpaid for.



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 04:09 PM



Harvin was having a near MVP season before he broke his ankle.


I get that, he's very talented...

but there's no other recieving threat to take coverage off him, and he's too small to take the abuse of being the main target all season. Concussions, ankle, hip, migraines, illness... he finds so many ways to miss games I just can't trust him anymore. Austin is even smaller and I could see him having the same trouble his whole carreer.


That is my point. All the risk but less reward

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 01:33 AM

It's hard to trust a midget to provide big numbers, especially when he couldn't win a jump ball vs a CB in this league like the elite WRs in the league, who are mostly 6'1 and above. He's fast and that's the only thing he has going for him. I'm sure he will be maidenly inconsistent thanks to his lack of size.

Man, that's wrong in so many ways. Leave Lil' Tavon alone :angry: .

It's okay Lil' Tavon. I'll draft you Lil' Tavon, little buddy. Doctor L's just big ol meanie.
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Posted 28 May 2014 - 01:46 AM

check out this article on tavon. http://www.cbssports...-football-today
"Austin played a mere 434 offensive snaps last season (six games with 30 or fewer) as the Rams wrestled with how to use him. He missed three games with an ankle injury. Look for at least 650 snaps if he stays healthy.
Austin was more productive, on a per-snap basis, than one might think. He tied for 18th in Fantasy Points Per Snap, averaging 0.18 along with Andre Johnson, Wes Welker, Vincent Jackson and T.Y. Hilton, per Pro Football Focus."

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 01:49 AM

im having trouble getting the link. but basically there was a cool write up on cbs fantasy football today blog about tavon thats worth reading.

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 09:48 AM

Bradford still sucks

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 10:25 AM

This guy will win you a couple weeks with monster 30 point weeks. Then he'll lose you two games in a row with 5 point weeks. The final end of year stats will look ok but trying to predict those monster weeks will be a headache.
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Posted 28 May 2014 - 01:10 PM

It's hard to trust a midget to provide big numbers, especially when he couldn't win a jump ball vs a CB in this league like the elite WRs in the league, who are mostly 6'1 and above. He's fast and that's the only thing he has going for him. I'm sure he will be maidenly inconsistent thanks to his lack of size.

Dr, please elaborate on the "maidenly" inconsistent as it really seems inherently contradictory to those of us lacking highly salacious minds.

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 08:54 AM

Still trying to figure out why this guy was taken early in the first round.
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Posted 29 May 2014 - 04:40 PM

Still trying to figure out why this guy was taken early in the first round.


It's the rams.....they still believe in Bradford. Unless you gave birth to the guy there is no excuse for that level of faith

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 05:18 PM

Still trying to figure out why this guy was taken early in the first round.


it was an absolutely terrible draft class at the skill positions ... austin wouldn't have even been a first round pick in this year's receiver class

this is why the rams are the rams




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