Boom-or-bust is a phrase that defines many players who can make or break a fantasy football season. St. Louis Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin has earned that label as a player who has flashed brilliance but has struggled to produce consistently.
During Week 10, Austin displayed the boom. The question is, what does this mean for his fantasy football value?
Austin finished with two receptions for 138 yards and two receiving touchdowns of 57 and 81 yards. He added a 98-yard punt return for a score, which all adds up to three monster plays creating a career-day.
With three touchdowns of at least 57 yards, fantasy owners are inevitably intrigued.
Still, don't plan on inserting him into fantasy lineups just yet.
Regardless of who is under center, Austin has been one of the most underwhelming rookies in 2013. After registering three consecutive games with six receptions to open up the year, he's registered five catches in just one of his past six games.
It's fair to keep Austin on your bench and monitor his progression as the season goes on, but long touchdowns are too rare to make Austin a weekly start. He's failed to emerge as a reliable receiver thus far, and that's the only thing fantasy football owners need to know.
Feel free to sign Austin, but don't commit to starting him just yet.