Tyrod Taylor Fantasy News

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (groin) took full practice reps all week. Taylor should be fine to face the Raiders.

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:10pm

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (groin) took full practice reps again Thursday. Taylor should be fine to play, though he’ll be shorthanded at receiver.

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:10pm

Bills WR Marquise Goodwin (wrist) was added to the injury report Thursday after taking limited practice reps. Goodwin suddenly sounds iffy for Week 13, which isn’t good for Tyrod Taylor.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:36pm

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (groin) practiced fully Wednesday. Taylor was on the injury report with a shoulder injury last week, so the groin injury is new.

Friday, November 25, 2016, 6:43pm

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (right shoulder) took full practice reps all week. Taylor will be fine to face the Jaguars.

Friday, November 25, 2016, 6:43pm

Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 12. Watkins’ conditioning isn’t there yet, per Bills OC Anthony Lynn, and he’s been on a pitch count at practice. Through two games, Watkins has six catches for 63 yards on the year. In 12 games last season with Tyrod Taylor as the quarterback, Watkins averaged 4.6 catches for 83 yards and 0.67 touchdowns. If possible, owners should wait a week before using Watkins, even if he plays.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 8:58pm

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (right shoulder) practiced fully Wednesday. Taylor should be fine to play against the Jaguars.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 8:58pm

Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) took limited practice reps Wednesday. This doesn't mean that Watkins will play (or play effectively) in Week 12, but it's certainly good news for those owners who have stashed him away or picked him up in the last couple of weeks. Through two games, Watkins has six catches for 63 yards on the year. In 12 games last season with Tyrod Taylor as the quarterback, Watkins averaged 4.6 catches for 83 yards and 0.67 touchdowns. If possible, owners should wait a week before using Watkins. For what it’s worth, Watkins has declared himself 100 percent healthy after eight weeks off.

Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:26pm

Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 4. He’s been placed on IR and can potentially return in Week 12. He's droppable in most formats without an injured reserve slot. He's worth a stash in leagues with big benches, but the chances of Watkins coming back in Week 12 or Week 13 and being a big fantasy asset seem pretty slim. It's not out of the realm of possibility, however. In the meantime, Robert Woods seems to be the best bet for weekly PPR production in the Buffalo receiving corps. He caught six passes for 51 yards on eight targets last week, but historically hasn't shown much of a rapport with Tyrod Taylor. The loss of Watkins is a big blow to Taylor's 2016 fantasy stock, though he'll occasionally put up a big game given his explosive running ability and propensity to throw the deep ball. We wouldn't get too excited about Justin Hunter, though the change of scenery might be good for him. Once Salas gets healthy, he could be a PPR option, a la Cole Beasley.

Bills sign QB Tyrod Taylor to a long-term deal

Friday, August 12, 2016, 2:00pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

After an offseason of back-and-forth on Tyrod Taylor's contract, the Buffalo Bills locked down their starting quarterback.

The Bills announced an extension for the sixth-year pro on Friday. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports the deal is for six years.

Taylor was scheduled to enter the final year of his contract, and set to make just over $1 million in 2016, the lowest average of any starting quarterback. Now he'll be paid consummate to his actual worth.

General manager Doug Whaley called Taylor "undeniably the leader of the Buffalo Bills"

Fantasy Impact:

Taylor missed a couple of games which serves to depress his season-long numbers. From a production standpoint, there's a lot to like. He only threw for an average of 217 yards per game, but he had a 20-to-6 TD-to-INT ratio and his yards per attempt (7.99) was 5th in the league. However, what really makes him a fantasy producer is his ability in the running game. On average, he rushed 7.4 times per game for 41 yards and 0.29 rush TD. Assuming that he has a favorable offseason, and Sammy Watkins’ foot isn’t an issue, owners looking for 2014 Russell Wilson or 2015 Carson Palmer should consider targeting Taylor in the later rounds.

Ryan: Tyrod Taylor 'going to do great things'

Friday, July 29, 2016, 5:50pm

WGR 550 - [Full Article]

Head coach Rex Ryan said Tyrod Taylor has taken over the team, and that he is going to do great things in his second year as the starting quarterback.

On Friday, Taylor's said he is eager to get this season underway with the first practice at training camp beginning Saturday morning at St. John Fisher College.

"Going into my second year as the starter, I'm definitely excited," Taylor said. "This is a big year for me, and a big year for the team."

Fantasy Impact:

Last year at training camp, Taylor was in a competition for the starting role along with E.J. Manual and Matt Cassel. Taylor won the battle for the starting role, and went 8-6 in his first year with the Bills. Now he's in search of a new deal as well. Taylor has crept into the QB1 talk this season and is ranked 11th on our list. We project him third among QBs in rushing which can obviously boost a QB's fantasy production. He's a low-end QB1 to high-end QB2 option heading into drafts, yet has an ADP of just the 12th round so he presents value.

Bills, Tyrod Taylor could be close on extension

Thursday, July 28, 2016, 9:30am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

According to Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News, the possibility of a deal for Tyrod Taylor before the start of the season is real.

A source said the team and Taylor’s reps were talking “relatively frequently,” as they pursue a contract.

Fantasy Impact:

As the story said, it's an interesting turn of events because of the short time Taylor has produced as well as the hot seat those above him seem to be on.

Sunday, July 3, 2016, 4:13pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

When it comes to NFL quarterback contracts, a rising tide doesn’t necessarily lift all boats. Just ask Ryan Fitzpatrick, who gained no leverage from contracts given to players like Sam Bradford (two years, $35 million) and Brock Osweiler (four years, $72 million). Ultimately, a quarterback’s value is driven not by what others have gotten, but by what anyone will pay this specific player.

Fitzpatrick, despite the Bradford, Osweiler, and now Andrew Luck deals, can’t get eight figures per year from the Jets, or anything close to that from anyone else. Next year, that same problem could apply to Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to say Taylor is due to earn $3 million this year, which when it comes to quarterbacks isn’t peanuts but pressed peanut sweepings. For Taylor, his value next year likely will be driven by the market for mid-level quarterbacks, if anyone out there chooses to pay him a mid-level contract, which currently is in the range of $15 million per year. Luck’s new contract doesn’t change that.

Sunday, April 3, 2016, 8:19pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Mike Vick had to wait until the end of August before landing a job last year. The veteran quarterback seems to understand he may be lucky if his phone rings again.

Speaking to reporters at Tyrod Taylor's annual youth camp, Vick expressed a desire to extend his pro career, but said he was content if this is the end.

"I'm 35, about to turn 36," Vick said, according to the Newport News Daily Press. "I've got one more dedicated season in my blood, if somebody needs me to come in. But I'm kind of happy where I am right now.

"I've got my health, I've got my kids, I've got my family. The game has done so much for me in terms of relationships, opportunities to take care of myself and my family. I'm just thankful. I give all the credit to God."

Fantasy Impact:

Vick appeared in five games and made three starts for the Steelers last season. He completed 40 of 66 passes for 371 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He suffered a hamstring injury in Week 6 and was eventually supplanted by Landry Jones for the backup job behind Ben Roethlisberger.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (right shoulder, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 17. Taylor is expected to play against the Jets. It’s not a good matchup.

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