Tavon Austin became the first skill position player drafted in 2013 when the Rams selected him with the eighth overall pick. In fantasy football terms, this means that he’ll be one of the first rookies selected in fantasy drafts across the country this summer. When discussing Tavon Austin’s fantasy football outlook it is important to examine his potential from two perspectives: immediate and long-term. For the standard league fantasy owner, the immediate perspective is the only one that will be taken into consideration. But if you are among the growing number of people playing in a keeper league this year, you must also consider his long-term เว็บตรงทางเข้า มือถือ potential.
The first thing to consider when projection Tavon Austin’s fantasy totals for this season is the Rams offense as a whole. Last year the Rams finished 23rd in the league in total offense. This past off-season they lost their leading rusher, Steven Jackson, and arguably their most talented receiver, Danny Amendola, from last year’s team. In other words, they need help. Sam Bradford has needed a legitimate number one receiver since he came into the NFL in 2010. In drafting Austin the Rams hope to have remedied that problem and given their struggling offense a jolt.
The Rams are likely going to try using Austin in a variety of ways. In college Austin returned punts and sometimes even lined up in the backfield. Jeff Fisher will find creative ways to get the ball in Austin’s hands. I believe Austin will be one of the top two rookie receivers in the league this year, along with the Texans DeAndre Hopkins. I expect him to produce somewhere in the range of 800 – 1,000 yards receiving.