Tyrod Taylor Fantasy News

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor running again

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 11:54am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor is back.

"This was my first time actually sprinting and actually doing full movement things," Taylor, who had groin surgery shortly after the 2016 season, told the team's official site after voluntary workouts on Monday. "I've felt great since the surgery and the doctors here and the training staff have done a great job of getting me to 100 percent and I feel real good. I feel very explosive."

Fantasy Impact:

His comments are good news on multiple levels. Taylor wasn't treated like a face-of-the-franchise quarterback down the stretch in 2016 and the new regime dragged their feet on re-working his deal for 2017. He is still paid less than Mike Glennon, Brock Osweiler, Sam Bradford and others despite one Pro Bowl season under his belt.

Bills announce that they're keeping QB Tyrod Taylor

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 2:05pm

Jason La Canfora - [Full Article]

Bills announce that Tyrod Taylor agreed to stay with them on a restructured contract.

HC Sean McDermott: "We are excited about the opportunity to keep Tyrod with the Bills. I've gotten a chance to know Tyrod and study him over the past several weeks and he is both a great person and competitor. Doug and I are confident that this was the best move for the Bills at this time."

Fantasy Impact:

Taylor was a 4for4 favorite in 2016 until Sammy Watkins’ injury and he STILL produced top 8 numbers with Watkins in and out of the lineup. He was also a top 8 quarterback on a per game basis in 2015, so he has now produced starter-caliber numbers in two straight seasons. The question in Buffalo is what sort of receiving corps will Taylor have to throw to? If Sammy Watkins can stay healthy it would be a big boost, but the promising Robert Woods is a free agent.

Schefter: Tyrod Taylor medically cleared from groin surgery

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 10:02am

Adam Schefter

Bills' Tyrod Taylor, who has $27.5M option bonus due March 11, has been medically cleared from last month’s groin surgery, per team source.

Fantasy Impact:

Taylor was a 4for4 favorite in 2016 until Sammy Watkins’ injury and he STILL produced top 8 numbers with Watkins in and out of the lineup. He was a top 10 quarterback on a per game basis in 2015, so he has now produced starter-caliber numbers in two straight seasons. His age 26-27 numbers closely compare to Russell Wilson’s, so we’re very interested to see where he lands this offseason.

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor 'elected' to have surgery on injured groin

Thursday, January 5, 2017, 11:17am

Buffalo Bills - [Full Article]

The Buffalo Bills confirmed in a team statement Thursday that quarterback Tyrod Taylor chose to have surgery after seeking a second opinion this week. The statement read as follows.

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor had a consultation visit yesterday with Dr. William Meyers and elected to have surgery this morning. The Bills were informed late yesterday of this morning’s procedure.

No other details on the procedure were provided.

Fantasy Impact:

There's some drama regarding Taylor's contract. If he can't pass a physical on March 11, the Bills are "stuck" with Taylor and a contract number of $27.5 M. Pro Football Talk: "The Buffalo predicament is the direct result of a convoluted contract extension aimed at giving Taylor a bump for 2016 along with the promise of a big payday in 2017, while protecting the Bills against a Kirk Cousins-style franchise tag dilemma after what would have been the last year of Taylor’s contract. If that device blows up on the Bills, with Taylor getting the $27.5 million at a time when the Bills would have liked to pull the plug and move on, the blame will fall on the two men who have managed to work their relationships with ownership into a high degree of job security: G.M. Doug Whaley and team president Russ Brandon." We're very interested to see where Taylor lands. From a fantasy standpoint, he should get out of Buffalo and start fresh elsewhere.

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor feels starting job was taken from him

Monday, January 2, 2017, 12:46pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

A year after making the Pro Bowl in 2015, Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor found himself in an unenviable game of organizational ping pong this season, which eventually led to him watching the season finale on the sidelines.

The Bills classified his absence, which gave way to an EJ Manuel / Cardale Jones combination on Sunday against the Jets, as injury-related and a "business decision" before more was known about a potential hernia surgery this offseason. Taylor told reporters on Monday that his job was taken from him.

Fantasy Impact:

While it's easy to understand the Bills wanting to see one more performance out of Manuel and a first performance from Jones, they are putting a lot of pressure on general manager Doug Whaley to nail the quarterback position this offseason, the story said. Taylor was not a top 10 quarterback but he was more than replacement level. In two seasons, he completed an average of 62.6 percent of his passes for 6,058 yards, 37 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He also ran for another 1,148 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (groin) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday. For whatever reason, the Bills are apparently moving on from Taylor. We’re very interested to see where he lands.

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor 'may need surgery' on groin

Thursday, December 29, 2016, 1:51pm

Jason La Canfora - [Full Article]

Tyrod Taylor may need surgery to repair a groin/sports hernia injury. Shouldn't impact free agency at all once Bills decline his option.

Fantasy Impact:

The Bills have seemingly chilled on Taylor, benching him in Week 17 in favor of E.J. Manuel to protect themselves from a Taylor injury that would cost the franchise millions. Taylor is reportedly (and wisely) preparing his exit strategy out of Buffalo. In 19 games over the last two years with a semi-healthy Sammy Watkins, Taylor has averaged 8.8 YPA (which is elite), 1.47 pass TD and just 0.42 interceptions. It will be interesting to see where he lands in 2017.

Source: Bills to sit QB Tyrod Taylor Week 17

Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 5:10pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Buffalo Bills are planning to bench Tyrod Taylor in their regular-season finale against the New York Jets and start EJ Manuel at quarterback, league sources have told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

After Rex Ryan made it publicly clear Monday that he intended to start Taylor in Week 17, the Bills management had a decision to make, sources told ESPN's Jeff Darlington. Buffalo could allow Ryan to coach against the Jets for his "revenge game," which was the original plan in recent weeks, or fire him to avoid the potential risk of an injury to Taylor.

Ultimately, management felt it was wise to fire Ryan now, keeping Taylor off the field, because of the injury guarantees that would be owed to Taylor if he was hurt and could not pass a physical March 11 -- the day when he'd be owed guarantees valued at $27.5 million.

Fantasy Impact:

The story said the team also does not want to take any chances with Taylor's health, especially after Oakland's Derek Carr and Tennessee's Marcus Mariota suffered season-ending leg injuries in Week 16.

Bills TE Charles Clay making late-season plays

Monday, December 26, 2016, 12:02pm

BuffaloBills.com - [Full Article]

Despite being eliminated from playoff contention, the team put forth their best performance of the season through the air. Tyrod Taylor had over 300 yards in a game for the first time in his career, and the Bills set a franchise record for most yards in a game with 589 yards.

Nobody was as consistent in the passing game as Charles Clay, hauling in eight catches for 85 yards and two touchdowns.

He also made two of the most important catches in the game.

Clay caught his first touchdown in the red zone down 28-14 in the third quarter. However, Clay’s biggest catch in a Bills uniform came on 4th-and-seven in the fourth quarter. With the Bills down to their last chance to take the lead, Clay had to go down to the turf to catch a sharp throw from Taylor in the front of the end zone. After being reviewed the play was upheld, and the Bills had their first lead of the afternoon.

Fantasy Impact:

We liked Clay as a free agent pickup off the wire this week for those in need at the position, and as a lower-end TE1 play. If your league has Week 17 games, Clay is someone to keep in mind as a player who is trending upward.

Friday, December 23, 2016, 5:51pm

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (groin) took full practice reps all week. No worries here.

Thursday, December 22, 2016, 6:27pm

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (groin) took full practice reps again Thursday. No worries here.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 6:42pm

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (groin) practiced fully Wednesday. Taylor will be fine to face the Dolphins.

Bills Beat: Don't bet on team renegotiating Tyrod Taylor's contract

Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 10:50am

ESPN - [Full Article]

As Tyrod Taylor's up-and-down play has left open the possibility for the Buffalo Bills to make a change at quarterback in the offseason, one of the lingering questions surrounding the Bills' looming decision over Taylor's contract is whether he and the Bills can agree to a restructured deal that lessens the financial burden on the team moving forward.

The short answer to whether a restructured deal would work? It cannot be completely ruled out, but don't bet on anything happening.

The Bills' extension with Taylor, signed in August, already puts the quarterback under contract for $27.5 million in 2017 -- a salary that is guaranteed if Taylor suffers an injury that prevents him from playing next season. The Bills have until March 11 to exercise an option on Taylor's contract that would trigger the 2018 through 2021 years of the deal, paying him $15.5 million immediately and lowering his 2017 salary to a fully-guaranteed $12 million.

Fantasy Impact:

If the Bills do not exercise Taylor's option by March 11, then the entirety of his $27.5 million salary in 2017 becomes fully guaranteed March 12, and Taylor would be slated for unrestricted free agency after the 2017 season.

Friday, December 16, 2016, 6:08pm

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (groin) took full practice reps all week.

Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7:16pm

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (groin) took full practice reps again Thursday. Taylor has a fantastic matchup with the Browns, and he’ll be able to play through he groin injury. Keep an eye on the weather in Buffalo, however.

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