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Tyrod Taylor
HOU

QB HOU

#32 Quarterback

217 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 10
Experience: 10 Yr(s)
Age: 32
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 215
40 Time: 4.47

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Rest Of Way Outlook

Week 12
Taylor delivered for the 2nd straight week Sunday in a positive matchup with the Jets. He threw for just 158 yards at 6.08 per attempt and took 5 sacks vs. a weak Jets pass rush. But Taylor found Brevin Jordan and Brandin Cooks (from 40 yards out) for TDs. He added 30 yards on the ground -- all on a single 3rd-quarter scramble. (Taylor logged just 1 other rushing attempt.)

Taylor has actually averaged only 3.75 rushing attempts over his 4 full games this season, with just 1 outing of more than 4. But he has scored 3 times on the ground and averaged 8.5 yards per tote.

The veteran remains a shaky fantasy bet and faces a neutral-to-poor fantasy schedule the rest of the way. The best matchup by our adjusted fantasy points allowed comes in Week 13 against the Colts, a spot that would get even better if Indy DT DeForest Buckner (knee) can’t play.

Matchups with Seattle, Jacksonville and the Chargers the following 3 weeks all rate as negative for QB scoring impact.
Week 11
Taylor was not spectacular by any means in this contest. But thanks to that safety net of his rushing upside, he was able to have a solid fantasy day on Sunday. He gained 28 rushing yards and scored 2 TDs. Taylor also completed 14 of 24 passes for 107 yards.

Going forward, there is little to get excited about with this anemic offense. Taylor does get a plus Week 12 matchup vs. the Jets that puts him in the mix in Superflex leagues.
Week 1
Taylor completed 21 of 33 passes for 291 yards with 2 TDs in the Texans' Week 1 win over the Jaguars, while adding 40 rushing yards on 4 carries.
It was almost too easy for Taylor and the Texans as he completed several easy passes and picked up first downs with no trouble. Taylor averaged over 8 yards per pass attempt and was sacked just once.
It was a surprising start for Taylor and the Texans as they were projected to be the worst team in the NFL this season.
Taylor is only an option in 2-QB leagues as this will probably go down as the best performance of the season for the 2021 Texans.

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What You Need to Know:

  • Taylor opened last season as the Chargers’ starter. He threw for 208 scoreless yards and ran for 7 more in a 16-13 Week 1 win over the Bengals.
  • Just prior to kickoff of Week 2, the Chargers’ team doctor accidentally punctured Taylor’s lung while giving a pain-killing injection. QB Justin Herbert played well in relief and kept the starting job the rest of the season.
  • Taylor’s last and only extensive NFL action came with the Bills from 2015-2017. He averaged 2,952 yards and 17 TDs passing and 525 yards and 4.7 TDs rushing per season. Taylor finished 17th, 15th and 19th among QBs in fantasy points those years.
  • He turns 32 in August.
  • The Texans signed Taylor to a 1-year, $5.5 million contract in free agency.
  • Houston also spent a 3rd-round pick on QB Davis Mills.
  • QB Deshaun Watson’s future with the team is on shaky ground. He requested a trade in January and is likely looking at a suspension after 22 sexual assault claims were filed against him in March.
  • Taylor and Mills will battle for the starting job if Watson isn’t available.
  • Whoever is under center will be working with a shaky pass-catching corps after the Texans lost WR Will Fuller in free agency. Houston’s top 5 WRs figure to be Brandin Cooks, Randall Cobb, Nico Collins, Keke Coutee and Chris Conley. Jordan Akins looks like the top TE.
  • The Texans hired David Culley as their new HC this offseason. Culley retained OC Tim Kelly, though, so the offensive scheme shouldn’t change much.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Taylor’s experience probably makes him the favorite to be Houston’s Week 1 starter over rookie Davis Mills if Deshaun Watson isn’t available. Taylor can provide some fantasy value with his legs, but he’d still be an unexciting option pilioting what figures to be a bad Texans offense. And the team will likely want to get a look at Mills at some point.

Taylor is only worth a look near the end of 2-QB and superflex drafts.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Texans QB Tyrod Taylor "is believed to have suffered possible torn ligaments" in his left wrist. That's awkwardly worded, and Rapoport adds that Houston has yet to rule Taylor out for even Week 14. But the injury is at least a mark against a veteran who played so poorly in Sunday's shutout loss to the Colts that he got yanked for rookie Davis Mills. HC David Culley said Monday morning that no decision has been made on the Week 14 QB starter yet, but it's tough to see what Houston would gain by going back to Taylor. This decision, of course, carries minimal fantasy importance.

Update: Rapoport reports the team now considers Taylor "week-to-week" and expects to start Mills in Week 14.

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Texans HC David Culley said after Sunday's loss to the Colts that QB Tyrod Taylor hyperextended his left wrist. Taylor was yanked in the 3rd quarter and never announced with an injury. We'll see if he's available for Week 14 -- and whether Houston goes back to Taylor or with rookie QB Davis Mills. Either way, it's a situation to avoid in fantasy lineups.

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Texans QB Tyrod Taylor was benched in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Colts. He went 5 of 13 for 45 yards, 0 TDs and 1 INT before getting yanked. QB Davis Mills will finish this one out for the Texans. We'll see who gets the nod in Week 14, but it's obviously a situation to avoid in fantasy football.

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The Texans have officially activated QB Tyrod Taylor from IR, so he's ready to start Sunday's game against the Dolphins. Taylor has been out with a hamstring injury since leaving the Week 2 loss to Cleveland.

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Texans HC David Culley announced Thursday that QB Tyrod Taylor will start this weekend's game vs. the Dolphins. Taylor has been out since hurting his hamstring back in Week 2. He was good before going down, posting a 291-2-0 passing line vs. the Jaguars in Week 1 and completing 10-of-11 passes for 125 yards and a score before exiting in Week 2. Taylor is only a starting option in 2-QB and Superflex leagues -- but his return is good news for WR Brandin Cooks.

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