Before "Monday Night Football'' in Week 1, the rookie leader in receiving yards was ... Jonathan Taylor. Yeah, Colts running back Jonathan Taylor, the same Taylor widely knocked for his supposed lack of pass-catching prowess as a prospect just a few months ago, a believed inadequacy to his game that may have led to him being the third back off the board in the 2020 draft.
Related players: Nyheim Hines
Hines will still be a factor in the receiving game this season, but with Marlon Mack now out, Taylor is expected to take over as the starter and will likely see an uptick in snaps, carries and receptions. Colts QB Philip Rivers loves to utilize his RBs as receivers so it looks like Taylor owners will have their investment pay off for the rest of the season.