• Tyrod Taylor

  • QB
  • , Los Angeles Chargers
  • 31
  • 217 lbs
  • 6' 1"
PtsPaYdsPaTDIntRuYds
9208007
Week 6 Projection
  • Week 6 Projection
  • Dfs Projection
  • $
  • -
  • -
  • $
  • -
  • -
  • $
  • -
  • -
  • Left-scroll
  • middle-scroll
  • Right-scroll
Draft note
by John Paulsen
Like Ryan Fitzpatrick, there’s a good chance that Taylor loses his job to a rookie at some point in 2020, but he’s a proven fantasy commodity and will likely produce as long as he’s the starter. Taylor started for three years in Buffalo, but didn’t have much of a receiving corps in 2017, so looking just at 2015 and 2016, Taylor generated 18.5 fantasy points per game thanks in large part to his 40 yards rushing and 0.35 rushing touchdowns per game. He also limited negative plays (0.41 interceptions per game) while throwing for 1.28 touchdowns per game. He was the No. 15 fantasy quarterback in 2015 and No. 8 in 2016, and has one of the better receiving corps in the league (Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Austin Ekeler and Hunter Henry). If the Chargers stay competitive for a playoff spot, he could play a full season.

Latest news

Scouting report

by Bob Harris

LAC QB Tyrod Taylor - 2020 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
In a normal year, the Chargers would have gotten three months of offseason work with first-round draft choice Justin Herbert. This isn't a normal year. That's why head coach Anthony Lynn conceded the obvious as training camp opened: Herbert “can’t make up the physical reps” he missed due to the restricted offseason. So Tyrod Taylor will have a big advantage going into training camp. “He’ll probably be our Day 1 starter,” Lynn said on Jul. 29. This isn't a huge surprise. Lynn suggested the same in April. Lynn told Albert Breer of SI.com that Taylor remains in the No. 1 spot, but that he's not ruling out anything once the players get on the field. So Taylor almost certainly opens the season as starter. Beyond that? As ESPN's Matthew Berry noted, the Chargers have some very nice pass-catching weapons (Keenan Allen, Hunter Henry, Mike Williams and Austin Ekeler, for starters) and we all know Taylor can run.

Fantasy Downside
Taylor will be a fantasy factor for as long as he has the job, but how long will that be? As Profootballtalk.com suggested, the circumstances of this offseason may work against Herbert’s chances of pushing Taylor aside at any point in the near future, but the Chargers didn’t use such a high pick on a player they think is incapable of handling the job.

2020 Bottom Line
Given the seemingly tenuous grip on the job, Taylor ranks at the bottom of the list of likely Week 1 NFL starters for the very reason in the "Downside" above.

2020 Strength of Schedule - LAC

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
13
@CIN
11
KC
1
CAR
5
@TB
26
@NO
BYE27
JAX
24
@DEN
9
LV
8
@MIA
17
NYJ
30
@BUF
2
NE
32
ATL
9
@LV
24
DEN
11
@KC

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2020 Game Stats

WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPRRuAttYdsTDFumYPCPtsSnaps%
1@CIN1630208006.9313.0067001.179.074/74100.0%
2KC000000.000.0000000.000.00/830.0%
3CAR---------------
4@TB---------------
5@NO---------------
Per game16.0030.00208.00006.9313.006.007.00001.179.0274.00/74.00100.00%
Totals1630208006.9313.0067001.179.0274/157100.00%
'