Complete Week 18 Projections

Position: ALL | QB | RB | WR | TE | D/ST | K | FLEX
     

PROJECTED 2013 SEASON STATS
1. Tavon Austin, StL WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2012 Statistics------------------
2013 Projections765382315.5512780119
2013 Outlook: At 5-foot-9 and 174 pounds featuring 4.34 40-yard speed and unbelievable quickness, Austin is a matchup nightmare. St. Louis traded up to get him eighth overall in April's draft and will immediately install him as a featured player in its offense. You probably won't see Austin lined up out wide very much in his rookie year, but he'll be everywhere else, much like Randall Cobb in Green Bay. The Rams still must prove they've fixed the offensive line problems that have plagued them throughout Sam Bradford's tenure, but Austin looks like a good bet for 50-plus touches and several long catch-and-run TDs.
2. Kenny Britt, StL WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2012 Statistics904558913.1400078
2013 Projections784165616.0500093
2013 Outlook: Britt has size and speed to burn, but now he's four years into his NFL career and he's yet to top 775 yards receiving in a single season. He tore both his right ACL and MCL in 2011, then last fall tore his left knee meniscus; the net result was a lost season in which Britt had a devil of a time gaining separation. Britt has talent enough to be a top-10 fantasy WR. But the Titans drafted Justin Hunter in the second round this April, officially putting the veteran on notice. If he doesn't break out in his contract year, Britt is likely gone from Tennessee.
3. Chris Givens, StL WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2012 Statistics804269816.63312085
2013 Projections1075793416.444240117
2013 Outlook: A 4.41 40-yard burner whose skills remind us of Mike Wallace, Givens had a five-game stretch early in 2012 where he made at least one catch that went for 50-plus yards. As the season wore on, Givens proved it was possible for him to do more than run go routes, but his game still needs refinement. The Rams will probably give rookie Tavon Austin the most WR touches, but Givens will remain a dangerous target as part of an offense developing an impressive amount of speed. If Sam Bradford gets protection, Austin and Givens can both produce for fantasy.
4. Brian Quick, StL WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2012 Statistics281115614.2200023
2013 Projections382228713.0100032
2013 Outlook: Quick struggled to make the jump from Appalachian State to the NFL, failing to translate his impressive athleticism into rookie production. This April, the Rams selected Tavon Austin with the No. 8 overall pick in the draft and figure to make him the focal point of their passing game. Unfortunately for Quick, Chris Givens and Austin Pettis have played ahead of him in the exhibition season. So while freakish athleticism is still there, it's tough to project a breakout in 2013 for Quick.
5. Stedman Bailey, StL WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2012 Statistics------------------
2013 Projections372428511.9100034
6. Austin Pettis, StL WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2012 Statistics48302618.7400045
2013 Projections371922111.6000022
7. C.J. Akins, StL WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
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