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18 Austin Pettis WR
Height/Weight: 6-3/203 | Birthdate: 2/8/1988 | Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA, USA | Team: St. Louis | College: Boise State | NFL Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 5/0 | Average Draft Position: 197.89
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Kenny Britt among Rams' starters


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2014) The Rams' first depth chart lists Kenny Britt and Tavon Austin as the starting wideouts, reports ESPN.com. Brian Quick and Stedman Bailey are the backups, with Chris Givens and Austin Pettis on the third string.

Austin Pettis helped by Stedman Bailey's suspension


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) With Rams receiver Stedman Bailey suspended for the first four games, Austin Pettis has a better chance of making the roster, reports ESPN.com. However, Pettis still is no lock to make the team.

The Rams would clear $1.5 million in cap space by cutting Pettis, who caught 38 passes for 399 yards and four touchdowns last season.


Rams don't view receiver as a need


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2014) Chris Givens led Rams wideouts with just 569 receiving yards, but general manager Les Snead doesn't think the team needs to upgrade at the position. “I think our receivers right now, I truly believe as they progress … we cannot have another receiver around here, and we’re going to be a good football team," Snead told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Rookie Tavon Austin led the wideouts with 40 catches, two more than Austin Pettis and six more than Givens.


Rams get offensive contributions


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) The Rams got a few minor contributions in their Week 17 loss at Seattle. Receiver Austin Pettis caught both his targets for 15 yards and running back Benny Cunningham had a 2-yard reception.

Wideout Chris Givens was targeted four times without a catch. He ran once for minus-4 yards. Receiver Brian Quick was unable to secure his lone target.


Rams receivers do little in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) The Rams didn't need much from the passing game in Week 16 against the Buccaneers, so they got little production out of the receiving corps in a 23-13 win.

No receiver for the Rams had more than 50 yards on the game, and role players Brian Quick and Austin Pettis barely made any impact. Both players finished with 16 yards on two receptions, while being targeted twice in the game.

Neither Quick nor Pettis has managed to do much recently. The Rams finish the season in Week 17 against the Seahawks. 


Several Rams play role in defeat of Saints


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) Jared Cook is the starting tight end for the Rams, but he was the least productive Sunday against New Orleans with just one catch for 8 yards.

Wideout Austin Pettis led the way among the minor contributors with four catches for 41 yards. Fellow wide receiver Stedman Bailey (2-26) and Chris Givens (1-31) also made it into the stat sheet. Bailey added a 6-yard run.


Rams receivers do little Week 14


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2013) Rams WR Stedman Bailey, WR Chris Givens and WR Austin Pettis did little Week 14 against the Cardinals.

Bailey actually finished second on the team in receiving yardage, catching four passes for 46 yards. Givens caught just one pass for 21 yards. Pettis caught one pass for 19 yards. All three players were limited by Kellen Clemens' poor play against Arizona. Clemens only threw for 181 yards, and tossed two interceptions. 

They'll take on the Saints Week 15.


Rams receivers not great Week 12 options


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/22/2013) While Zac Stacy owners have to be loving the 26-plus carries he's seen in each of the three weeks, owners of Rams receivers are far less enthusiastic. Kellen Clemens has thrown just 82 passes over his three starts, an average of about 27 per game. Things hit a low in Week 11, as Clemens completed just nine of 16 attempts against the Colts. 

This situation leaves the Rams receivers with little to show for their efforts. Austin Pettis, Chris Givens, and Brian Quick have all met varying degrees of success this season, but haven't shown enough consistency -- especially since Clemens took over -- to use in most standard-sized Fantasy leagues. 

Givens leads the team in receiving yards (463), but has yet to score a touchdown and ranks third in receptions. Pettis has the most touchdowns (four), but hasn't scored since Week 5, and has six receptions in his last five games. Quick is essentially off the radar, with one long touchdown pass making up the bulk of his Fantasy scoring this season. 

While any Rams receiver could have a Tavon Austin Week 11-style breakout, it's nearly impossible to figure out who will have it, and when. Because of this, Rams receivers are best left on the waiver wire in most formats. 


Tavon Austin, Austin Pettis do little in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/3/2013) Rams wide receivers Tavon Austin and Austin Pettis continued to have limited roles in Week 9 against the Titans, as they combined for just one reception in a 28-21 loss.

Austin was held without a catch on two targets, while rushing once for 6 yards. Pettis was only slightly more effective, despite being a bigger part of the game plan. Pettis was targeted four times, but came up with a single reception for 13 yards.

The Rams take on the Colts in Week 10. 


Austin Pettis plays through thigh trouble


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/3/2013) Rams wide receiver Austin Pettis (thigh) was able to suit up in Week 9 against the Titans Sunday, which comes as little surprise. Pettis was able to get through the week in practice, and was considered probable for the game.

Austin Pettis probable Week 9


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/1/2013) Rams WR Austin Pettis is probable Week 9 against the Titans.

Pettis is dealing with a thigh injury. After not practicing Wednesday, Pettis was able to practice in full Thursday and Friday.


Rams receivers not worth your time


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2013) The Rams receiving corps has struggled to get going this season, and a confluence of factors are working against the likes of Tavon Austin, Chris Givens and the rest in Week 9.

First off, the Rams will be starting Kellen Clemens at quarterback yet again -- he passed for just 158 yards in his first start a week ago, while being intercepted twice. In addition to the presence of the underwhelming passer, the Rams have to face the Titans, who have been stingy against the pass. Only one team allows fewer than the 13.4 Fantasy points per game the Titans give up to opposing wide receivers.

At this point, it is hard to rely on any of the Rams' receivers, from Givens and Austin to Austin Pettis, all of whom rank among the top four on the team in receiving yardage. None are worth using as anything more than an emergency starter for Week 9. 


Austin Pettis quiet again


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2013) Rams receiver Austin Pettis caught two of his four targets for 33 yards against the Seahawks, the third straight game in which he's had two or fewer grabs. He'll play Tennessee in Week 9.

Rams receivers all bench fodder in Week 8


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/22/2013) Rams receivers Austin Pettis, Chris Givens, Tavon Austin and Brian Quick have had their moments this season. Still, none ranks higher than tied for 35th among Fantasy wideouts. 

That distinction belongs to Pettis, who caught four touchdowns in Weeks 2-5. Pettis has cooled off since, with 29 scoreless yards the past two games.

St. Louis' wideouts put up their modest numbers with Sam Bradford throwing them the ball. Now they're working with Kellen Clemens, a big downgrade.

In Week 8 the Rams host the Seahawks and their shutdown secondary. Seattle gives up 191 passing yards per game, second-fewest, and has allowed six passing touchdowns, tied for third-fewest. Leave every Rams receiver on your bench Monday night.


Austin Pettis does little in losing effort


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/20/2013) Rams wide receiver Austin Pettis was held in check yet again in Week 7, in a 30-15 loss to the Panthers Sunday.

Pettis was targeted four times, but finished with just two catches for 17 yards in the game. He has just 29 yards on three receptions over the last two games.

Pettis has been one of Sam Bradford's favorite red zone targets this season, but his production has been lackluster overall. He enters Week 8 against the Seahawks with 25 catches for 251 yards. 


Austin Pettis to have his hands full Week 7


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2013) Rams receiver Austin Pettis will have his hands full Week 7 against the Panthers.

Carolina has done a tremendous job limiting opposing wide receivers this season. The team has allowed just 15.40 Fantasy points per game to wideouts, which ranks sixth in the league. In five games, the team has only allowed two touchdowns to wide receivers. Those came against Jermaine Kearse and Steve Johnson during the first two weeks of the season. Over the past three games, the team has allowed just two passing touchdowns, both of which have gone to tight ends. 

Aside from a 78 yard effort against the Falcons, Pettis hasn't been a big yardage threat this season. He's mostly been used as a red zone threat. Three of Pettis' four touchdowns has come within the 5 yard line. Because of that, he continues to be a risky Fantasy asset. If he doesn't score, Pettis doesn't produce enough yardage or catches to be a consistent scorer. 

Against the Panthers, Pettis is unlikely to pick up big chunks of yardage. While he's proven to be a tough threat in the red zone, the Panthers have been one of the best teams against opposing wide receivers.


Austin Pettis stumbles following breakout


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2013) Rams wide receiver Austin Pettis followed up his two-touchdown game last week with his least productive performance of the season in Week 6 against the Texans.

Pettis was targeted just one time in the game, hauling in a single reception for 7 yards in a 38-13 win.

Pettis has 23 catches for 234 yards and four touchdowns heading into Week 7 against the Panthers. 


Austin Pettis looks to build off breakout game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2013) Rams wide receiver Austin Pettis made his four catches count in Week 5, as he hauled in two touchdowns. He has pretty clearly cemented himself as the team's top red zone target in the passing game, and will look to continue his success in Week 6 against the Texans.

Unfortunately, the Texans' passing defense has been stout this season. If Pettis is to keep his strong run up (four touchdowns in four games), he will have an uphill battle. The Texans have allowed no wide receivers to score over the last three games, while allowing just 12.8 Fantasy points per game for the season.

Pettis has emerged as a viable Fantasy option recently, but he should probably still be left in reserves for Week 6. 


Austin Pettis part of your Fantasy team's future?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/6/2013) If you're looking for a receiver to target on the Rams, Austin Pettis should be the guy. He's scored in three of his last four including two Sunday against Jacksonville. It was nearly four straight games with a touchdown -- he was targeted for an end-zone pass vs. the Niners in Week 4. 

Pettis has 36 targets on the year, catching 22 of them for 222 yards and four touchdowns. In no way is he a big-play threat -- his longest catch this season came on Sunday against the Jags for 31 yards -- but he is a guy Sam Bradford is leaning on. That means something. 

And so does this: Pettis has five targets in the red zone this year and has three catches for three scores with them. This is more evidence that Pettis is someone Bradford thinks about when he's looking for six. That's not such a bad thing for Fantasy purposes.

Pettis is on my waiver wire shopping list this week. I wouldn't mind giving him a two-week try-out as the Rams take on the Texans in Week 6 and the Panthers in Week 7, both on the road and both before a showdown vs. the Seahawks in Week 8. 


Austin Pettis scores twice Week 5


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2013) Rams wide receiver Austin Pettis showed a penchant for finding the end zone on Sunday during a Week 5 34-20 win at home against Jacksonville. Pettis scored two touchdowns in the game. 

Coming down with just four catches for a team-high 49 yards, Pettis scored on a 4-yard TD pass from Sam Bradford in the second quarter and added a 31-yard TD in the fourth. He saw five targets from Bradford overall. 

The 25-year-old Pettis now has four touchdown catches in his last four games. He's gone for at least 49 yards receiving in three of his last four. The Rams next play on Sunday of Week 6 at Houston. 


Austin Pettis comfortable in offense


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/4/2013) Rams receiver Austin Pettis feels more comfortable in the team's offense this season, according to the team website.

Pettis has grown more comfortable in Brian Schottenheimer's offense. Pettis credited his experience as a reason for his strong play. "This being my third year, I feel a lot more comfortable, getting adjusted to not just the NFL, but also the offenses and concepts and really understanding those."

He also received strong praise from quarterback Sam Bradford, who called Pettis the team's most versatile receiver. "I think ‘A.P.’ is as solid a wide receiver as we have on this team," Bradford said. 

Pettis has caught 18 balls for 173 yards and 2 touchdowns.


Austin Pettis looks to keep rolling


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2013) Rams wide receiver Austin Pettis was the top option for a struggling passing game last week against the San Francisco 49ers for quarterback Sam Bradford. Bradford had trouble throwing for big yardage and Pettis led the way with five catches for 59 yards.

Pettis did not score last week, but did score in the previous two games for the Rams and will look to get back into the end zone Week 5 at home against Jacksonville. He's been a consistent target for Bradford and his best game was Week 2 at Atlanta in which he caught eight balls for 78 yards and a score. Plus, the Rams' wide receivers have a solid matchup Week 5.

The Jaguars have not given up much receiving yardage to wideouts thus far this year. The 42 receptions they have allowed to WRs thus far is sixth fewest in the NFL. That said, they have given up six touchdowns to wide receivers, which is tied for third most. St. Louis has a deep receiving corps made up of Pettis, Chris Givens and rookie Tavon Austin. It is hard to tell who will emerge on a weekly basis, but Pettis can be considered a solid flex option in most Fantasy formats for Week 5 on Sunday.

Austin Pettis leads the way in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2013) Rams wide receiver Austin Pettis was Sam Bradford's top target in Week 4, in a 35-11 loss to the 49ers.

Pettis hauled in five of nine passes thrown his way for 59 yards in the game, all three of which were team highs. Pettis had a long reception of 27 yards, his longest catch of the season.

Pettis enters Week 5 against the Jaguars with 18 catches for 173 yards in four games. 


Austin Pettis scores in consecutive games


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/22/2013) Rams wide receiver Austin Pettis caught two passes for 20 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-7 loss to the Cowboys. Pettis scored on a four-yard pass in the third quarter. 

This was the second straight game Pettis scored a touchdown, and was the fourth touchdown in his last five games, dating back to last season. Pettis was targeted five times in Week 3. 

The Rams host the 49ers Week 4, on Thursday night. 


Sam Bradford: Austin Pettis 'as solid a receiver as we have'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2013) Coming off his eight-catch game in Atlanta, Rams wideout Austin Pettis received praise from quarterback Sam Bradford.

“He’s as solid a receiver as we have on this team,” Bradford told the Post-Dispatch. “He’s so versatile, we’re able to do so many things with him. We can put him inside, outside. He’s got great releases. I’ve got all the confidence in the world in him.”

Pettis was targeted 11 times in Week 2. He made eight grabs for 98 yards and a touchdown after catching three balls for 16 yards in the opener.