Tyrod Taylor

Tyrod Taylor

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

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Week Rank (ECR) QB #17
Projection 10.4 pts


Tyrod Taylor accounts for two touchdowns in second half

Tyrod Taylor took over as the Bills' quarterback in the second half Sunday at the Los Angeles Chargers after Nathan Peterman's horrific first NFL start. Taylor completed 15 of 25 passes for 158 yards and a touchdown, and ran four times for 38 yards and another score.

Fantasy Impact

It's hard to imagine Taylor not regaining his job as Buffalo's starter after Peterman threw five interceptions in the first half. Coach Sean McDermott said after the game he would "evaluate" his quarterback situation. The knock on Taylor was that he was too conservative in his throws, and he fired the ball downfield much more Sunday, although it could be said the entire second half was garbage time in an L.A. rout. If the benching lit a fire under Taylor, he could make an intriguing add for fantasy teams needing quarterback depth, although he's probably not worth a high waiver claim.

Keith Kraska2 days ago
Tyrod Taylor BENCHED for Week 11

ESPN’s Field Yates is reporting the Buffalo Bills are benching QB Tyrod Taylor for Week 11.

Fantasy Impact

Heading into Sunday’s matchup against the Chargers, the Bills will start rookie Nathan Peterman at quarterback ahead of a struggling Tyrod Taylor. However, since he is an unknown commodity at the pro-level, his fantasy value will remain at a minimum upon his first career start in Week 11.

Tyrod Taylor throws for just 56 yards

Tyrod Taylor completed 9 of 16 passes for 56 yards, no touchdowns and one interception Sunday against New Orleans. He also had three runs for 27 yards.

Fantasy Impact

Charles Clay returned and Kelvin Benjamin made his Bills debut, and Buffalo's passing attack nosedived. How bad was it? The Bills' leader in receiving yards from Taylor was Mike Tolbert with 17. Taylor completed only one pass all game to a wide receiver, and that was on his very first throw. He just refused to push the ball downfield. He was pulled in the fourth quarter with the game out of hand, and coach Sean McDermott had to say after the game that Taylor was still the Bills' starter. The Bills go out west to Los Angeles next week against the Chargers, and Taylor cannot be trusted as anything more than a two-QB fantasy option.

Keith Kraska1 week ago
Tyrod Taylor pads numbers in garbage time

Tyrod Taylor completed 29 of 40 passes for 285 yards and two touchdowns Thursday night against the Jets. He also ran six times for 35 yards, scored on a half-yard sneak, and lost a fumble.

Fantasy Impact

In Taylor's best fantasy game of the year, two of his three total touchdowns were in the final five minutes, after the game was out of hand, and those two drives accounted for 122 of his passing yards. The rest of the time, Taylor was under siege in the pocket, as the Jets sacked him seven times. There's a good chance Taylor will be throwing a lot again next week against New Orleans, and help is on the way: Kelvin Benjamin will make his Bills debut, and Charles Clay may return from his knee injury. Taylor has top-five fantasy upside in that game, which should be fun to watch. Fire him up in DFS tournaments.

Keith Kraska3 weeks ago
Tyrod Taylor gets big target in Kelvin Benjamin

The Buffalo Bills traded for wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact

Halloween becomes Christmas for Tyrod Taylor. He gets a 6-foot-5 target who had 1,008 yards in his rookie year in 2014 and 941 yards in 2016 with Carolina, totaling 16 touchdowns in those two seasons (he missed 2015 with a torn ACL). In eight games this year, he has 32 catches for 475 yards and two touchdowns. This is a huge upgrade in Buffalo's passing game, especially for Taylor's touchdown potential. While Benjamin may not be ready for Thursday's game against the Jets, Taylor's fantasy upside going forward just shot into solid QB1 range. If for some reason he's available in your league, pounce on the waiver wire.

Keith Kraska3 weeks ago