The Chargers selected Oregon QB Justin Herbert with the 6th overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. Herbert made 42 starts across the past 4 years, leaving the Ducks with a career 64% completion rate, 8.2 yards per attempt and 95 TDs vs. 23 INTs. After a disappointing 2018 campaign, he bounced back to chuck for 3,471 yards with 32 TDs vs. 6 INTs on a 67% completion rate and 8.1 yards per attempt this past year. Herbert’s accuracy is spotty, but he’s a 6’6, 235-pounder with a big arm. And his rushing upside makes him an intriguing fantasy prospect. Although he totaled just 216 yards and 6 scores on the ground over the past 2 seasons, Herbert ran a 4.68-second 40-yard dash at the Combine and earned a 92nd percentile SPARQ (athleticism) score. He could produce Josh Allen-like rushing numbers as a pro. Herbert joins Tyrod Taylor in the Chargers’ QB room. HC Anthony Lynn is a big Tyrod fan, but we’d expect Herbert to take over at some point this season.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Chargers "are not looking to sign a veteran QB, as they move forward with Tyrod Taylor." We'll see if that holds true, given that free agency just opened. We'll also see whether the team goes QB in Round 1 of the draft. Taylor, though, spent 3 years starting for the Bills and opened 2018 as Cleveland's starter before giving way to Baker Mayfield. In his last full starting season -- 2017 -- Taylor graded out 10th among passers, according to Pro Football Focus. He would bring a higher fantasy ceiling than 2019 Philip Rivers provided, primarily because of Taylor's rushing.
Chargers QB Philip Rivers tossed 7 INTs over his past 2 games before the Week 12 bye. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, another similar game could get him benched in favor of Tyrod Taylor. "It is a move the Chargers hope to not think about and hope to not make," Rapoport writes. But "it would be made, if necessary." Rivers sits well down our QB rankings for today's game at Denver. The next 3 contests find the Chargers visiting Jacksonville and then hosting Minnesota and Oakland, though. There's big passing upside in at least those Week 15 and Week 16 matchups ... for whoever's quarterbacking the Chargers.
QB Tyrod Taylor has inked a 2-year deal with the Chargers. He'll serve as a strong backup to QB Philip Rivers but obviously holds no value in 2019 fantasy football drafts. Taylor will be 31 when this contract expires.
Browns HC Hue Jackson confirmed Monday what everyone suspected after Thursday night: QB Baker Mayfield is taking over the starting job. Tyrod Taylor completed just 48.8% of his passes at 5.5 yards per attempt and a 63.7 QB rating before sustaining a concussion in the win over the Jets. Mayfield came on to go 17-of-23 passing for 201 yards (8.7 YPA) and a 100.1 passer rating. Anyone watching the game could see the rookie sparking a struggling offense. Mayfield carries fantasy upside with his mobility and a solid set of receivers but figures to open as a QB2 -- even in an upside Week 4 matchup at Oakland.
Browns QB Tyrod Taylor left in the 2nd quarter Thursday night’s game against the Jets with a concussion. He has been ruled out and will need to pass through the league protocol before returning. Rookie Baker Mayfield immediately sparked a pass offense that has been struggling under Taylor. This might just remain his job going forward
The weather for today's Steelers-Browns game doesn't look quite as bad as it appeared it might be 24 hours ago. Light rain is expected throughout with winds of 10-20 mph. We'd try to avoid the kickers in this game and use the weather as a tiebreaker for passing-game pieces. But we're not adjusting our projections.
Cleveland could see heavy rain throughout the day Sunday along with potentially strong winds, according to multiple reports. That obviously has a chance to impact Browns-Steelers, especially the passing games. We'll keep an eye on the situation heading toward the 1 p.m. ET kickoff. Try to have an insurance option available behind players such as Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster and Browns QB Tyrod Taylor.
Browns QB Tyrod Taylor dislocated his left pinkie in Thursday night's preseason game against the Eagles, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That's Taylor's non-throwing hand. And he returned to the meaningless game. We're not expecting this to be an issue by the time Week 1 rolls around but will keep an eye on Taylor.
Browns QB Tyrod Taylor got his left wrist bent back awkwardly in the 1st quarter of Thursday night's preseason game against the Eagles. He quickly headed back to the locker room with trainers. We'll look for an update on Taylor's status. His absence would leave 1st overall pick Baker Mayfield as Cleveland's starting QB.
Update: Taylor returned to the game in the 2nd quarter.
Browns HC Hue Jackson said Friday that he's giving OC Todd Haley "total autonomy" of the offense. He's "one of the best in the business," Jackson added of Haley. Consider this good news for all of Cleveland's skill-position guys. The Browns have ranked 31st and 32nd in points scored under Jackson the past 2 seasons. Haley arrives with 11 years of experience as a HC or OC. Eight of his squads have finished in the top half of the league in total points, including 6 top-10 finishes.
The Browns have acquired QB Tyrod Taylor from the Bills in exchange for the 65th overall pick of this year's NFL Draft. Cleveland is finally using its ammunition of picks, adding Taylor and WR Jarvis Landry in the span of a few hours. Buffalo's new regime never seemed high on Taylor, who completed 62.6% of his passes with 51 TDs vs. 16 INTs over the past 3 seasons. He spent much of that time working with weak pass-catching corps. He'll have a lot more to work with in Cleveland -- notably Landry, Josh Gordon, Corey Coleman and David Njoku. That said, we still wouldn't rule out the Browns using the 1st or 4th pick of April's draft on a QB. The Bills, meanwhile, are left with QB Nathan Peterman atop the depth chart. Holding the 21st and 22nd overall picks, they're a candidate to make a big move up the board for a QB.
Bills QB Tyrod Taylor suffered a concussion late in Sunday's Wild Card loss to the Jaguars. It's the 1st known concussion of his career and shouldn't impact his 2018 offseason. That might be the last time we seen Taylor in a Bills uniform, though. This current coaching staff and front office has always seemed lukewarm on him. And Taylor is due a $6 million roster bonus -- on top of his $10 million salary -- this year.
Bills HC Sean McDermott on Friday named QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) his stater for this weekend's game against the Dolphins. He put in a full week of practice, although it's still possible his rushing ability is a bit limited by that knee injury. That -- plus the fact that Taylor has busted in 2 of his last 3 starts -- makes him tough to trust as more than a QB2. His return is good news for Buffalo's skill-position guys.
Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) was listed as a full participant in Wednesday's practice. That seemingly puts him on track to play against the Dolphins this weekend. Taylor would be tough to trust outside of 2-QB leagues, but his return is good news for Buffalo's skill-position guys.
Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) did "most" of practice on Wednesday, HC Sean McDermott said. We'll see whether Buffalo lists him as "limited" or "full." QB Nathan Peterman, meanwhile, remains in the concussion protocol but put in a limited practice on Wednesday. That gives him a chance to be cleared ahead of Sunday's game against the Dolphins. McDermott reiterated on Wednesday, though, that Taylor remains his starter when healthy.
Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) is inactive for today's game against the Colts. QB Nathan Peterman gets the start but can’t be trusted in any fantasy format after his 5-INT debacle in his 1st start.
Bills HC Sean McDermott labeled QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) a game-time decision for this weekend's meeting with the Colts. He added that Taylor could be active but back up QB Nathan Peterman. Taylor was officially limited in both Thursday and Friday's practices. We'll find out his official status by noon ET on Sunday, but he'd be tough to trust outside of 2-QB leagues at less than 100%. Peterman, of course, wouldn't be an option in any fantasy format.
Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. He's still considered "day-to-day," according to HC Sean McDermott, and remains uncertain for this weekend's game against the Colts. McDermott added that QB Nathan Peterman will start that one if Taylor can't go.
Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) did not practice on Wednesday. He reportedly avoided a serious injury but is no better than 50/50 to play against the Colts this weekend. Buffalo would likely turn back to QB Nathan Peterman in Taylor's absence, although Peterman reportedly split practice reps with Joe Webb on Wednesday.
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