Jonathan Taylor is currently on pace for 362 touches, which is nearly 100 more than he had as a rookie in 2020. In his collegiate career at Wisconsin, he had at least 300 touches in each of his three seasons, totaling 346 with 2,255 yards in 2019.
So there already is some significant mileage on Taylor’s proverbial tires. But after Sunday’s win, Taylor said he feels “surprisingly good” heading into Indianapolis’ bye week.
After Sunday’s 31-0 victory over the Texans, Taylor leads the league with 241 carries, 1,348 rushing yards, 16 rushing touchdowns, 277 touches, 1,684 yards from scrimmage, and 18 total TDs. Unfortunately for owners, Taylor has a bye in Week 14, but the good news is the rest should help for the fantasy playoffs which likely begin in Week 15 of your league.
IND RB Jonathan Taylor - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs. Las Vegas Raiders
Jonathan Taylor had 27 carries for 108 yards last week against the Cardinals in what felt like a down game since he didn’t find the end zone. Taylor has been the best running back in fantasy football this season, should make the short list in the MVP conversation, and is very likely to pass Edgerrin James for most rushing yards in a season in Colts history.
This week, Taylor faces a Raiders defense that ranks 28th in aFPA to opposing running backs. It should be another busy day for him and fantasy managers should consider him an elite fantasy option once again. Don’t even think about sitting him.