WR - SF - IR
Week 6 Outlook
49ers WR Tavon Austin is headed to the IR with a knee injury.
Austin is the latest San Francisco receiver to fall victim to injury. The former pro-bowler and all-around playmaker's season is cut short due to a knee injury, and in a corresponding move, the 49ers activated WR Richie James from the NFI list. Tough break for Austin.
Former Cowboys and Rams WR/KR Tavon Austin is expected to sign with the San Francisco 49ers, pending a physical.
Austin will come in and compete for a role in the return game in the absence of Deebo Samuel, who is out after having foot surgery. The former 2013 first-round pick out of West Virginia has mostly struggled throughout his seven-year NFL career, but if there’s any coach who can resurrect his career, it’s got to be 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Tavon Austin is reportedly working out with the San Francisco 49er's in the hopes that they can sign him.
The former eight overall pick and speed demon would be a great fit for the 49er's after they lost Emmanuel Sanders in free agency. Austin, now 30 years old, probably can't hit a 4.34 40-yard dash any longer, but his speed will stretch the field and his experience can help the 49er's young wide receiver corps anchored by Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk. Austin hasn't seen 100 targets in a season since 2016 with the Rams and probably wouldn't be on the fantasy radar, although his addition would be a boost for Samuel.
Cowboys wide receiver Tavon Austin caught one pass for 59 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Rams.
Despite only having one catch, Austin surprisingly led the Cowboys in receiving on Sunday thanks to their run-heavy approach. He has just three catches over his last eight games, however, so don't expect this kind of output too often.
Tavon Austin took his lone carry for a 20 yard touchdown during Week 7 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Austin got in on the fun on Sunday Night Football, parlaying his lone touch (a carry) 20 yards for a touchdown. He saw one target in the passing game which he failed to haul in. Austin was a trendy option when Amari Cooper and Randall Cobb both appeared to be on the wrong side of questionable, but saw a limited workload with both receivers managing to suit up. Tavon was on the field for 20 percent of the team's snaps.