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Jonathan Taylor
Bye: 14
Experience: 2 Yr(s)
Age: 24.0
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 219
40 Time: 4.39
SPARQx (Rank): 120.50 (78%)
Burst Score (Rank): 122.70 (72%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.25 (67%)
Three Cone Drill (Rank): 7.01

Jonathan Taylor's Weekly Outlook

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Jonathan Taylor's 2022 Projections & Outlook


#2 Running Back

245.4 Projected Points

ADP Rush Atts Rush Yds Rush TDs 100 Fum Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs
Not Available 298.7 1383.5 10.3 3.1 2.5 45.6 382 2

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Basic StatsJonathan Taylor's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • 2021 was a truly special breakout year for Taylor (332-1,811-18), fantasy’s RB1 finisher.
  • He ranked as an RB1 in 13 of 17 games. Remarkable.
  • At only 22, he became the youngest RB to record 2,000 scrimmage yards and 20 TDs.
  • He saw a huge 77.3% of the Colts’ backfield carries.
  • He lead the league in red zone carries (85) and goal line carries (41).
  • Taylor ran behind an O-line that ranked a solid 9th in PFF run blocking grade. The key players from the ’21 line return for another season.
  • Taylor ranked 3rd among 19 RBs with 200+ attempts in PFF’s Elusive Rating; T-1st in YPC. He ranked 1st in PFF rushing grade.
  • The 23-year-old enters his 3rd season set for another massive workload. Indy only swapped out insurance back Marlon Mack for Phillip Lindsay this offseason.
  • Nyheim Hines enters year 5 as a change-of-pace/passing down back. While we expect his usage to increase alongside new QB Matt Ryan, Hines ultimately saw just 5.6 touches per game in ’21.
  • Ryan supplies an upgrade over Carson Wentz. And he figures to provide a more steady presence at QB.
  • For his career, Ryan’s targeted RBs at a higher clip than Wentz has. Taylor was an efficienct pass-catcher in ’21 with 10.1 YPC — 2nd most among 35 backs with 40+ targets.
  • Colts HC Frank Reich “would like to alleviate some of the load on [Jonathan] Taylor’s shoulders,” per beat writer George Bremer. (To be clear, these are Bremer's words -- not Reich's.)

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

JT erupted for a massive 2nd-year breakout in 2021. His 357 half-PPR points ranked 2nd most over the past 5 seasons.

Taylor, only 23, is positioned for another massive workload. And the arrival of Matt Ryan gives him a reliable presence under center to help game scripts stay positive. Taylor shouldn't last past the 2nd pick in 1-QB leagues.

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Jonathan Taylor, RB IND

9:39am EST 1/29/23

Taylor gets ankle scoped

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor had arthroscopic surgery recently on his right ankle, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, and it was about more than just the high-ankle sprain that ended his 2022 season. "That thing had a bunch of junk in it from a bunch of years," Rapoport relayed from Taylor on Sunday morning. The RB is reportedly on track to be fully ready ahead of the coming season, and we just might get a healthier Taylor in 2023 than we got at any point in 2022. Taylor should remain in your Round 1 plans for 2023 fantasy football drafts.

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Colts RB Jonathan Taylor (ankle) has been placed on IR, officially ending his 2022 season. RB Jordan Wilkins was signed to the active roster in a corresponding move. Wilkins joins Zack Moss and Deon Jackson in Indianapolis' backfield going forward. See where the Colts RBs sit in the initial Week 16 RB Rankings.

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Colts RB Jonathan Taylor has been diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "He’s still meeting with doctors, but it’s considered highly unlikely that he’ll play again this season," Rapoport adds. Taylor was bothered by right ankle trouble all season and will end up missing 6 games and most of a 7th. Turning just 24 in January, he's an easy bounce-back candidate in 2023. We'll see what the Colts do at QB. Taylor's absence the rest of this season leaves the backfield to Zack Moss and Deon Jackson. Week 16 brings a solid matchup vs. the Chargers, but a bad Indianapolis offense and uncertain workload split will leave both guys as just RB3 or flex plays.

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Jonathan Taylor, RB IND
Dynasty MVP 205.9
Position Rank #1 RB
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Ankle issues and a sluggish Colts offense forced a major drop in production here. JT turns only 24 this winter, though, and will return as the clear lead back for Indy in 2023. Long-term QB and coaching questions remain.

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