WR - CIN
Week 2 Outlook
Free-agent wide receiver Trent Taylor agreed to a contract with the Bengals on Monday.
Taylor will look to maintain a slot role and handle punt return duties for the Bengals in 2021. He hauled in 10 of 21 targets for 86 yards over 12 games with the 49ers in 2020. The 27-year-old underwent surgery on his foot in 2019 and spent time on the COVID list last season. Taylor will most likely have a role on special teams and provide WR depth for Cincinnati.
Trent Taylor caught 1-of-4 targets for nine yards during the 49ers' 17-34 loss to the Packers in Week 9.
With the top-four options in the 49ers' passing game forced to miss Thursday's game for various reasons, many expected Taylor an uptick in usage. That was not the case, however, as Taylor took a backseat to Richie James and Ross Dwelley, hauling in only 25 percent of his targets. With Kendrick Bourne (Reserve/COVID-19) and Brandon Aiyuk (Reserve/COVID-19) likely back in Week 10, Taylor does not carry much fantasy value.
Trent Taylor hauled in 3-of-4 targets for 32 yards during the 49ers' 27-37 loss to the Seahawks in Week 8.
With the 49ers' chasing points for much of the game, Taylor saw increased usage. Despite the fact that his four catches and 32 yards are season highs, Taylor has been too inconsistent to garner fantasy recommendation, though he could see an uptick in usage with Deebo Samuel (hamstring) and now George Kittle (foot) banged up.
Trent Taylor caught 1-of-2 targets for eight yards during the 49ers' Week 6 win over the Rams.
Taylor is an afterthought in this passing game now that everyone is fully healthy and has only posted six catches for 45 yards on the season. He is not a fantasy relevant option at the moment.
Trent Taylor failed to haul in his lone target during the 49ers' 20-25 loss to the Eagles on Sunday night.
Taylor has failed to produce a fantasy friendly stat line one time this season and is currently not on the fantasy radar. He should remain on the waiver wire.