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Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor carried 32 times for 143 yards and two touchdowns during a 31-0 Week 13 win over the Houston Texans. Taylor was expected to dominate against a bad Houston run defense all week leading up to the matchup, and he didn't disappoint. Colts head coach Frank Reich made sure to dial up over 30 carries for his star second-year running back, yielding an impressive 4.5 YPC and two touchdowns on the ground. Taylor didn't need any passing usage to hit his ceiling and reclaim the title of fantasy RB1 after being held down by Tampa Bay in Week 12. Taylor should remain a strong RB1 entering a Week 14 road contest against the New England Patriots.
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor carried 16 times for 83 yards and caught four passes for 14 receiving yards during a 38-31 Week 12 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Taylor hasn't been held under 100 total yards since Week 3 against the Titans, forcing Carson Wentz to attempt 44 passes and pivot away from the conservative, run-centric offense we've seen in recent weeks. Taylor still managed to score a four-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter to keep him firmly in RB1 territory. Continue rolling Taylor out with confidence, as Week 12 likely saw Taylor hit his floor against a talented Bucs run defense.
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor carried 32 times for 185 yards and four touchdowns while adding another 19 receiving yards and a touchdown through the air during a dominant 41-15 Week 11 win over the Buffalo Bills. Taylor is undeniably the fantasy RB1 this season after his explosive production on the road in Buffalo. His usage in the passing game sends his ceiling into new heights, as all other Colts running backs are no longer relevant fantasy options moving forward. Taylor is matchup-proof, so keep him in lineups against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12.
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor has not only surpassed Derrick Henry as the No. 1 fantasy running back in 2021, but he has the two fastest speeds (Henry is third on the list) in terms of mph as a ball-carrier through 10 weeks. The fastest two speeds of any ball-carrier (rusher, passer or receiver) belong to Taylor from Weeks 8 and 9, and the fastest speed (22.05 mph) on the year came on his 78-yard touchdown in Week 9. The 22-year-old has taken the league by storm in his second season. Taylor is tied with Henry for the most rushing yards (937) on 161 carries, and he's also scored 10 total touchdowns (nine rushing, one receiving). He's had an incredible stretch of five 100-yard rushing games in his last seven contests and is making a case to be the No. 1 overall fantasy pick in 2022.
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor carried 21 times for 116 yards and a touchdown while catching six passes for 10 yards during a 23-17 Week 10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Taylor has been at the top of his game across the last few weeks, emerging as the potential overall RB1 prospect of the 2021 season. He continued to dominate with 5.5 YPC and hauled in six receptions on eight targets to increase his floor in PPR formats, although it is not needed. Nevertheless, Taylor remains a must-start in all fantasy formats as he continues to be the key to the Indianapolis Colts' offensive engine.
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor scored a touchdown during the first quarter of Sunday's matchup against Jacksonville. Taylor is having a fantastic day and already has 93 yards off 10 carries to compliment his four-yard end zone trip. With the score, the Colts currently lead the Jaguars 17-0.
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor rushed 16 times for 70 yards and a touchdown, adding three receptions for 52 yards in a 34-31 Week 8 overtime loss against the Tennessee Titans. Taylor remains the primary workhorse back for the Colts as Marlon Mack and Nyheim Hines are now largely irrelevant in the running game. Taylor's floor has only risen due to increased usage in the passing attack, which keeps him in prime RB1 territory, entering a plus-matchup against the New York Jets in Week 9.
Indianapolis Colts running backs Jonathan Taylor (ribs) and Nyheim Hines (ribs) both practiced in full on Thursday after being limited on Wednesday. The Tennessee Titans, Indy's Week 8 opponent, have allowed just 233 rushing yards and one rushing TD on 41 attempts in the last three weeks, but Taylor is an elite RB1 asset in fantasy after picking things up in recent weeks. The 22-year-old second-year back has 63 carries for 408 yards (6.48 yards per carry) and five touchdowns while adding 10 catches (12 targets) for 143 yards and another score. In the first three games, Taylor had 42 carries for 171 yards (4.07 yards per carry) and no touchdowns, adding eight catches for 70 yards. Hines is getting a few scraps behind Taylor and hasn't had any standalone fantasy value.
Indianapolis Colts running backs Jonathan Taylor (ribs) and Nyheim Hines (ribs) were both limited in practice on Wednesday with rib injuries. It sounds like both running backs should be fine to play in a Week 8 divisional matchup against the Tennessee Titans, who have allowed the second-fewest fantasy points per game to RBs in the last three weeks. Regardless, Taylor is a must-start, high-end RB1 commodity. He has run for over 100 yards in three of the last four weeks and has scored six touchdowns (five rushing, one receiving) in the last four games after a slow start to the season. Hines is seeing mere scraps behind Taylor and also hasn't been much of a factor in the passing game. Taylor had a season-low 10 carries for 64 yards and caught his lone target for eight yards in the Week 3 loss to the Titans, but we'd expect better production this weekend.
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor carried 18 times for 107 yards and a touchdown while catching all three of his targets for three yards during a 30-18 win over the San Francisco 49ers during a big Week 7 win. Taylor appears to be gaining confidence week-to-week and has all but eliminated Nyheim Hines and Marlon Mack from holding any fantasy relevance. Averaging 5.9 YPC against an excellent defensive front in wet conditions is an impressive feat. Taylor should continue to be a bonafide RB1 heading into a Week 8 divisional matchup at home against the Tennessee Titans.
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor carried 14 times for 145 yards and two touchdowns, adding one reception for 13 yards, during a 31-3 blowout win against the Houston Texans in Week 6. Taylor has been making the most of his opportunities as the lead back for the Colts, scoring two touchdowns in each of his last two games. He averaged 10.4 yards per carry against the Texans defense and will look to transfer his momentum against the San Francisco 49ers defense in Week 7. Taylor should no longer be questioned about his RB1 designation in fantasy formats, as he is increasing his snaps and touches every week.
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor took a short screen pass on the team's opening drive to the end zone, racking up a 76-yard receiving touchdown in the opening minutes of Monday night's game. The second-year running back has looked dominant in his last two outings against Miami and Baltimore, as he added 53 rushing yards and a touchdown on the ground, adding to the ridiculous 116 receiving yards he produced for the Colts in Week 5. Despite having his best game of the season, the Colts failed to close out the game, losing in overtime to the Ravens. Against a vulnerable Houston run defense at home in Week 6, Taylor should remain a top-ten running back option.
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (knee) managed to shed his questionable tag to suit up for the Week 4 meeting against the Dolphins. Not only that, the 22-year-old composed his best showing of the year thus far, finishing with 16 carries for 103 yards and a touchdown, finding the end zone on a 23-yard run late in the second quarter. Still, while this display was a step in the right direction, Taylor has more work to do to re-establish himself as one of the league's most potent fantasy backs. Nonetheless, he will have a tough time doing that when Indy takes on the Baltimore Ravens for a Monday Night Football clash in Week 5. However, the sophomore should unquestionably remain starting in all formats moving forward, at least as of right now.
As expected, Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (knee) is active for the Week 4 game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Taylor wasn't really ever in any danger of missing this game after practicing all week. The 22-year-old had a little fluid build-up in his knee, but it's nothing serious, and he should be deployed as an RB1 against Miami. With the Colts likely to lean on the ground game with quarterback Carson Wentz (ankles) playing through two sprained ankles suffered in Week 2, Taylor should see plenty of opportunities to do some damage against Miami.
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (knee) is good to go for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Taylor had some fluid build up in his knee, causing him to log limited practices all week, though Rapoport noted that the issue was more nagging than anything serious. The second-year pro will be out there for a potential smash spot against a Dolphins defense that has allowed the most fantasy points per game to running backs this year. Despite seeing his touch totals decrease by the week, Taylor should command a hefty workload this week in what should be a positive game script.
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (knee) is listed as questionable for the Week 4 game against the Miami Dolphins. We'd be surprised if Taylor isn't out there on Sunday after he practiced on a limited basis all week. And against a Dolphins defense that has allowed 364 rushing yards, four touchdowns and 27.3 fantasy points per game to RBs (second-most in the NFL) through the first three weeks of the season, Taylor will be a must-start RB1 for fantasy managers. In the event that he's a surprise inactive this weekend, Nyheim Hines would be an immediate plug-and-play replacement, especially in point-per-reception leagues.
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice. He was added to the injury report Wednesday with a knee issue. The 22-year-old isn't in jeopardy of missing Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins. Fantasy managers should monitor Friday's injury report as he's now logged back-to-back limited practices. Nyheim Hines would see an increased role if Taylor is ruled out on Sunday. Taylor has yet to find the end zone this season but remains an RB1 against a Dolphins defense that has allowed the second-most fantasy points to running backs over three games in 2021.
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (knee) is on the Week 4 injury report and was listed as a limited practice participant on Wednesday. Taylor shouldn't be in any danger of missing the game against the Miami Dolphins unless he suffers a setback later in the week. Taylor continues to dominate the running back carries -- 42-16 over Nyheim Hines through three weeks -- but Hines has 16 targets compared to Taylor's nine in the passing game. Marlon Mack could be traded soon, so expect Taylor and Hines to continue splitting the touches moving forward. The 22-year-old Taylor has been a bit of a disappointment early on since he hasn't found the end zone yet, but he'll remain an RB1 against a Miami defense allowing the second-most fantasy points per game to RBs through three contests.
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor totaled 10 carries for 64 yards and caught one reception for eight yards during a 25-16 Week 3 loss to the Tennessee Titans. Taylor has finished three consecutive weeks without a touchdown and is limited in the passing game, losing valuable touches to Nyheim Hines. Taylor is a mid-range RB2 moving forward, particularly with the injury to All-Pro G Quenton Nelson on Sunday.
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor carried 15 times for 51 yards and caught his lone target for two yards during Sunday's 27-24 Week 2 loss against the Los Angeles Rams. Taylor was held under 100 yards against an excellent Rams defense and saw six fewer targets than he did during Week 1. Without a guaranteed target share, Taylor becomes an RB2 against the Tennessee Titans in Week 3. He should continue to be inserted into lineups but temper expectations until Wentz and the offense can fully figure themselves out.
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor carried 17 times for 56 yards and caught six of seven targets to add 60 receiving yards during Sunday's 28-16 loss against the Seattle Seahawks. With such a heavy usage in the passing game in Week 1, fantasy managers should be thrilled to continue rolling Taylor out as an RB1 despite the difficult matchup against the Los Angeles Rams defense in Week 2.
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor is a solid fantasy option in Week 1 against a Seahawks team that ranked 17th in fantasy points allowed to running backs last season. The sky might not be the limit for Taylor, but with guard Quenton Nelson trending towards playing, Taylor is a low-end RB1, even with the matchup not being perfect. Taylor had 1,169 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns last season while adding 299 receiving yards and a touchdown.
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor has reportedly impressed head coach Frank Reich and other team reporters in attendance enough to earn the title of best offensive player through the first couple of weeks of training camp. Reich stated, "That guy looks so good right now I can't even tell you." Running behind one of the league's best offensive line units certainly benefits Taylor, whom the Colts drafted with the 41st overall pick in 2020. He was restricted in several games during his rookie season, ceding touches to Nyheim Hines, which could be why Taylor's ADP had dropped from 9.2 to 11.7 across the past week. Taylor had the third-highest rushing total (1,169 yards) in 2020 and scored 12 touchdowns, including one through the air. He's a bonafide RB1 and should be drafted in the first round due to the heavy volume he's guaranteed, including valuable goal-line carries behind a bruising offensive line. The return of Marlon Mack should not scare fantasy managers away from Taylor, but if other league mates are skeptical, take advantage and draft a running back that should replicate a 1,000-yard, double-digit-touchdown season in his second year.
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor's late-season surge in his rookie year made it obvious that he is the team's starter heading into 2021, and The Athletic's Zak Keefer expects Taylor to get the bulk of the carries. The team will have some plays scripted for Marlon Mack and Nyheim Hines, but the running game will flow through Taylor. Head coach Frank Reich said Taylor "earned the right to be the main guy." Keefer expects Taylor to see around 60% of the carries, if not more. Reich has been known to ride the hot hand on a game-by-game basis, but even still, the impressive Taylor deserves serious consideration as your RB1 behind a strong offensive line in the middle of the first round of fantasy drafts this fall.
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor capped off a strong rookie season with 78 rushing yards and a touchdown in a first-round playoff loss to the Bills on Saturday. Yards did not come easy for Taylor, as he picked up just 3.7 yards per carry, his lowest average since Week 10. However, he was able to put together a productive day after tallying 21 carries. The Colts should be very excited about Taylor heading into next season and beyond, as he finished third in the league in rushing yards. Look for Taylor to be one of the top running backs again next season, and he should be an early round RB1 choice for fantasy managers heading into his sophomore season.
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