• Jonathan Taylor

  • RB
  • , Indianapolis Colts
  • 21
  • 221 lbs
  • 5' 11"
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Scouting report

by Brandon Niles

IND RB Jonathan Taylor - Week 11 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 11 vs. Green Bay Packers

Jonathan Taylor struggled heavily last week against the Titans, gaining just 12 yards on seven carries. He added a couple of receptions for 25 yards, but it was a miserable fantasy outing for the rookie. Taylor might be in the process of losing his job, making him a risky bet for fantasy lineup moving forward. The Packers have struggled defending the run, but until we see Taylor back to double-digit touches regularly, it’s hard to trust him in lineups. Sit him.

by Brandon Niles

IND RB Jonathan Taylor - Week 10 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 10 at Tennessee Titans

Jonathan Taylor found the end zone last week, but he only touched the ball eight times – including a pair of receptions – for a total of 34 yards. He’s splitting time with Jordan Wilkins, and his fumble last week contributed to a decrease in snaps for the remainder of the game. He’s been disappointing for much of the season, avenging just 3.9 yards per carry, despite theoretically being the lead back.

This week, Taylor has a nice matchup against a Titans defense that ranks 26th in aFPA to opposing running backs. However, it’s risky to trust him with how spotty his workload was last week, and with how ineffective he was the week before – 11 carries for 22 yards against Detroit. He’s a risky RB3 or flex option at best.

by Brandon Niles

IND RB Jonathan Taylor - Week 9 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 9 vs. Baltimore Ravens

Jonathan Taylor struggled against the Lions last week, gaining just 22 yards on 11 carries. He also may be struggling with an ankle issue, so fantasy owners will want to check on his status heading into this week’s matchup against the Ravens. Taylor has been disappointing as the starter, and fantasy owners weren’t happy to see Jordan Wilkins out-produce him after the game was already in hand last week.

The Ravens rank sixth in aFPA to opposing running backs. If Taylor gets a full workload and the Colts can stay close to the Ravens on the scoreboard, he has a shot at quality numbers. But with his recent production and coming off an ankle issue, he’s a risky RB2 option in most leagues. Monitor his status heading into the weekend.

by Brandon Niles

IND RB Jonathan Taylor - Week 8 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 8 at Detroit Lions

Jonathan Taylor put up a decent stat line against the Bengals before the bye last week, catching four balls and rushing 12 times for a total of 115 yards from scrimmage. On the one hand, Taylor is averaging 18 touches per game since Marlon Mack got hurt in Week 1. On the other hand, he’s only rushed for 100 yards once and has looked pretty mediocre with the huge opportunity he has, although he does have three touchdowns in five starts.

This week, Taylor faces a Lions’ defense that ranks 27th in aFPA to opposing running backs. If he gets his usual 18 touches in this matchup, he should put up legit RB1 numbers. Start him in all leagues, as we have him ranked inside our top-10.

by Brandon Niles

IND RB Jonathan Taylor - Week 6 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 6 vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Jonathan Taylor had a touchdown last week against the Browns, but he had only 12 carries and 57 yards as the Colts’ turnovers left them trailing for much of the game. Taylor has high upside as the primary back behind a solid offensive line – albeit missing Anthony Castonzo – and his 18.5 touches per game since taking over as the starter in Week 2 give him a high floor as well.

This week, Taylor should get back on track against a struggling Bengals defense that ranks 21st in the league in aFPA to opposing running backs. Fantasy owners should start him in all leagues, as we have him ranked in our top-five running back rankings this week.

by Brandon Niles

IND RB Jonathan Taylor - Week 5 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 5 at Cleveland Browns

Jonathan Taylor had 17 carries for 68 yards last week, adding 11 yards and a reception in the passing game. Taylor’s averaged 18.7 carries per game since Marlon Mack’s injury, giving him a high floor every week. While his workload hasn’t really translated into elite production the last two weeks – he’s averaging just 3.8 yards per carry this season – the points should follow the opportunity at some point.

This week, Taylor faces the Browns, who rank 13th in aFPA to opposing running backs. Expect the Colts to lean heavy on the ground game as long as the defense can continue to keep scores low, which should benefit Taylor. We have him ranked inside the top-10 this week, a must-start in all league formats.

by Brandon Niles

IND RB Jonathan Taylor - Week 4 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 4 at Chicago Bears

Jonathan Taylor had just 13 carries last week in a blowout victory over the Jets, but he still managed 59 yards and a touchdown. Jordan Wilkins had nine carries, but that’s likely because of the lopsided score. If the game isn’t a blowout, Taylor should get a full workload, and should thrive behind a great offensive line.

This week, Taylor faces a Bears defense that has been great against the pass, but ranks 29th in aFPA to opposing running backs. The Bears offense has also struggled, while the Colts defense has been stout, so expect a full workload for Taylor, which should equal solid RB1 numbers. Start him in all formats.

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