Thursday, May 30, 2013
Fantasy Roundtable: Tavon Austin impact
By Mike Sando
ESPN's Fantasy Roundtable turns its focus to St. Louis Rams rookie receiver Tavon Austin.
My take: We should expect Austin to play extensively right away. We should expect the Rams to feature him prominently in their offense. We should expect immediate positive stats for Austin based on those factors.
Having a capable quarterback in Sam Bradford should help, too.
ESPN's Matthew Berry, Christopher Harris, Ken Daube and Eric Karabell debated the possibilities in the video above. Defenders of Bradford should enjoy the way Berry finishes off this piece.
The chart ranks rookie receivers over the past five seasons by most fantasy points. Two current NFC West receivers, Percy Harvin and Doug Baldwin, are teammates now on the Seattle Seahawks.
I'd be a little surprised if Austin didn't produce enough as a rookie to compare favorably with some of the point totals listed in the chart.