Tyrod Taylor

Tyrod Taylor

Height: 6' 1"Weight: 215 lbsAge: 28College: Virginia TechDrafted: #180 (6th Rd. by Baltimore)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
24th easiest for QBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #187
Best / Worst #78 / #240
ADP #186


Tyrod Taylor 'mastering Todd Haley's offense'

Cleveland.com beat writer Mary Kay Cabot noted that veteran QB Tyrod Taylor is 'significantly ahead' of rookie Baker Mayfield and that Taylor shined in goal-line drills. Taylor produced a pair of two-yard scores to TE Seth DeValve and RB Carlos Hyde and also connected for two TD tosses to Jarvis Landry from 20-plus yards. Another two potential scores were dropped by receivers, but Taylor looked comfortable in Todd Haley's offense and drew praise from head coach Hue Jackson.

Fantasy Impact

If Taylor can master Haley's offense during OTAs, it bodes well for his fantasy value in 2018. Taylor is perennially underrated as a passer and always supplements his output with superb rushing numbers. Mayfield's presence is likely to keep Taylor's ADP low, but he looks like a solid QB2 target this summer.

Tyrod Taylor traded to Browns

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Buffalo Bills have agreed to trade QB Tyrod Taylor to the Cleveland Browns for a 2018 mid-round draft pick.

Fantasy Impact

Just hours after the Browns traded for Jarvis Landry, they made another notable offensive personnel move, acquiring Taylor from the Bills for a third-round pick in 2018. And although the Browns added a quarterback, I don't believe they are out of the QB market just yet. It wouldn't surprise me if they targeted one early in the upcoming NFL Draft or even if they took a flier on AJ McCarron. For Taylor, he'll leave a lasting image in Buffalo as he was the last Bills quarterback to led the team to the postseason since the Rob Johnson/ Doug Flutie era.

Tyrod Taylor to be retained by Bills?

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Buffalo Bills aren't planning on releasing QB Tyrod Taylor.

Fantasy Impact

Rapoport also added that the Bills aren't "afraid" to pay Taylor his $6 million roster bonus due on the third day of the new league year (March 17). And although Taylor struggled at times throughout his tenure in Buffalo, he is 22-20 in his career as a starter and has led the Bills to their first playoff berth since the Doug Flutie and Rob Johnson era. As a result of his mild success, the Bills likely feel that he's worth at least a mid-to-late round draft pick, which is the likely reason why they will retain him, at least for now. Retaining Taylor at this point also suggests that the Bills could target a QB in the draft and keeping Taylor around to start until the rookie is ready could be the route the team will go moving forward. In either case, the Bills are in the quarterback market this offseason.

Tyrod Taylor has just 134 yards passing in playoff

Tyrod Taylor completed 17 of 37 passes for 134 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's wild-card loss at Jacksonville. He ran seven times for 27 yards, and left the game on the Bills' final drive with a head injury.

Fantasy Impact

Taylor had no answers for Jacksonville's elite defense, leading the Bills' offense to three points. As expected, the Jaguars' corners shut down any hope of a downfield passing game (the Bills' wide receivers totaled five catches for 52 yards), but Jacksonville also was prepared for Taylor on the ground, containing the edge well against any scrambling and forcing him to be a quarterback. Taylor did nothing to dissuade the Bills from looking to upgrade in the offseason, so this may have been his last game for Buffalo. In three years as the Bills' starter, he's never grown beyond a fantasy backup, and there's no guarantee he'll be starting for anyone next year.

Keith Kraska28 weeks ago
Tyrod Taylor throws one TD pass in finale

Tyrod Taylor completed 19 of 27 passes for 204 yards and one touchdown Sunday at Miami. He also ran six times for 35 yards.

Fantasy Impact

The touchdown pass was one of the easiest of his career, as no one was within a mile of tight end Nick O'Leary in the end zone. It was still one of Taylor's better games, and typically for him, it still only translates to fantasy mediocrity. He's not a recommended play in playoff DFS, as he travels to one of the best pass defenses in the league in Jacksonville.

Keith Kraska29 weeks ago