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Fantasy football waiver wire advice, Week 11: Tavon Austin

Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

The St. Louis Rams got the output they had always envisioned from rookie speedster Tavon Austin versus the Indianapolis Colts. We break down the fantasy implications.

In Week 10, the second-highest scoring player in PPR fantasy football leagues was Tavon Austin, and he put on a performance that fantasy owners in deep dynasty leagues had dreams about from the start.

Austin began his marquee day with a 98-yard punt return that concluded in a heartbeat after he sped down the sideline and into the end zone, and it was followed-up shortly afterward in a big way. Austin caught two more passes that totaled 138 yards, reaching the end zone on both occasions to put his touchdown total up to three on the game and his reception average at a crooked 69 yards per catch.

Fantasy Spin: There's little doubt that Austin will be a hot commodity on the waiver wire after such a monstrous game, and due to the fact he is owned in only 44 percent of Yahoo! leagues. Despite that, it's hard to envision that Austin becomes a regular fantasy contributor anytime soon.

Austin had just three targets and took the field for just 15 of the team's 56 snaps, which was behind Chris Givens and Brian Quick. Being fourth in the pecking order behind the aforementioned and Jared Cook makes it difficult for fantasy owners to trust the rookie despite his recent electric performance. The No. 8 overall pick makes for a high-upside dynasty-league stash and games like this reinforce his long-term status, but until he can get on the field with more regularity, he isn't worth anything more than a bench spot.

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