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Friday, August 12, 2016, 2:00pm
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"
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.
Posted by Chris Kucharski
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 12:10am
Week 3 vs. Arizona
Tyrod Taylor bounced back with a strong fantasy outing in Week 2 with 297 passing yards and three touchdown passes. Taylor had 111 passing yards and zero touchdowns in Week 1. The one thing we have not seen is the running game that elevated his fantasy status, but that might not be a bad thing if he puts up numbers like he did last Thursday. It might actually keep him healthy.
It's not a great matchup this week against a Cardinals secondary that is very good. They are 9th in aFPA to quarterbacks and although it is early, we expect Arizona to continue that trend.
Despite the good outing by Taylor, he should be on the bench for Week 3. He isn't going to have the same success as he did against New York, although it should still be better than Week 1. Just not enough to consider him for a fantasy lineup.
2016 Strength of Schedule - BUF
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2016 Game Stats
|Per game||16.50||26.00||204.00||1.50||0.50||7.85||12.36||3.50||18.00||0||0||5.14||50.00/51.00||98.12% |