WR Tavon Austin - Dallas Cowboys
|5-9, 174||Born: 3-15-1991||College: West Virginia||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2013|
He is listed as questionable on this week's official injury report.
News you need to know
General News (Fri Dec 14): partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.
General News (Thu Dec 13): partially participated in Thursday's practice.
General News (Wed Dec 12): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.
General News (Mon Dec 10): is expected to participate in at least a portion of practice Wednesday, Dec. 12.
Week 15: at Indianapolis Colts
FBG says: Neutral matchup. The Cowboys have surged of late through the air, producing six passing touchdowns over the past three games and by far a season-high 455 yards in the overtime win over the Eagles in Week 14. Amari Cooper has turned into a season-changer for Dallas with six touchdowns in six games with the team including an eye-popping 10-217-3 last week. Michael Gallup has excelled as an ancillary option, separating on deep routes and providing a speed presence downfield. The tight end position has been a glaring disappointment in 2018 but the combination of Blake Jarwin and Dalton Schultz paired to produce 10-93-0 in a promising Week 14 committee. Dallas is completing a robust 68% of their passes but have allowed the most sacks in the NFL (48), including 10 over the past two weeks. The Colts are the definition of an average defense against the pass. On the season, they have only allowed three quarterbacks to throw for over 300 yards, but have failed to shut anyone down either as the only four quarterbacks to not throw for 240 yards or more were Blaine Gabbert, Derek Anderson, Cody Kessler, and Ryan Tannehill. They are middle of the road in terms of sacks and allowing nearly 72% of passes to be completed (second-highest in the NFL) but contain big plays, allowing the seventh-least plays of 20 or more yards. The Colts are most suspect against tight ends, allowing 11-151-0 to the Houston trio last week and at least 50 yards to Jordan Reed, Rob Gronkowski, and Jared Cook the most productive tight ends on their schedule to-date. Against wide receivers, Indianapolis has not allowed a 100-yard game since Week 4, shutting down DeAndre Hopkins last week to 36 yards as their most notable recent test.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Tavon Austin's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 3 vs SEA (3 / 3 / 2 / 1 rec, 1 / 18 / 0 rush)
Austin found the end zone for a second straight game, a goal line shovel pass, but was a non-factor outside of the scoring play in Dallas' road loss in Seattle. Austin was tracked down easily on a crossing route, but did add a jet sweep run for 18 yards early in the game. Austin's deep speed is the lone differentiator for a Dallas wide receiver through three games; however he remains a situationally-used option in their struggling pass game.
2018 Week 2 vs NYG (2 / 2 / 79 / 1 rec, 1 / 15 / 0 rush)
Austin was the highlight of Dallas' anemic passing game output against the Giants, surging downfield for a 64-yard touchdown. Austin's speed was on display as he easily separated from the defensive back and eluded a late-arriving safety. The play was not a sign of a dominant involvement for Austin; however, as he added a deep comeback route and a reverse for a chunk gain on his mere three touches. On the positive side, no Dallas receiver has separated themselves from the pack as the lead receiver through two games.
Latest NewsCowboys | Week 15 Dallas Cowboys inactives (Sun Dec 16, 11:38 AM) - The Dallas Cowboys have declared TE Geoff Swaim, DE Taco Charlton, WR Tavon Austin, QB Mike White, DL David Irving, OG Zack Martin and LB Chris Covington inactive for Week 15. link to story Cowboys | Tavon Austin won't play in Week 15 (Sun Dec 16, 11:28 AM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Tavon Austin (groin) will not be active for Week 15's game against the Indianapolis Colts, according to a source. However, the team is optimistic that he will return before the end of the regular season and be ready for the playoffs. link to story Cowboys | Week 15 injury report for Dallas (Fri Dec 14, 04:22 PM) - Dallas Cowboys DE David Irving (ankle), OG Zack Martin (knee) and TE Geoff Swaim (wrist) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 14, and have been ruled out for Week 15. DE Randy Gregory (non-injury) and WR Lance Lenoir (illness) did not practice and are listed as questionable. WR Tavon Austin (groin), LB Sean Lee (hamstring) and OT Tyron Smith (neck) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. CB Anthony Brown (hand) and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (ankle, thumb) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report. Our View: With Swaim out once again, Blake Jarwin is a desperation play in deep leagues.
link to story Cowboys | Dallas' Thursday practice report (Thu Dec 13, 07:12 PM) - Dallas Cowboys DE Randy Gregory (non-injury), DE David Irving (ankle), OG Zack Martin (knee) and TE Geoff Swaim (wrist) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 13. WR Tavon Austin (groin), LB Sean Lee (hamstring) and OT Tyron Smith (neck) were limited during practice. CB Anthony Brown (hand) and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (ankle, thumb) fully participated in practice. link to story Cowboys | Wednesday's practice report for Dallas (Wed Dec 12, 04:28 PM) - Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (shoulder), DL David Irving (ankle), OG Zack Martin (knee) and TE Geoff Swaim (wrist) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 12. WR Tavon Austin (groin), LB Sean Lee (hamstring) and OT Tyron Smith (neck) were listed as limited participants, while WR Cole Beasley (foot), CB Anthony Brown (hand) and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (ankle, thumb) were able to go full. link to story More News
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