Tyrod Taylor

Tyrod Taylor

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

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Week Rank (ECR) QB #26
Projection 14.5 pts


Tyrod Taylor remains Bills' starter, coach says

Head coach Sean McDermott said Monday that Tyrod Taylor remains the Bills' starting quarterback, dismissing any suggestion that they could turn to rookie Nathan Peterman.

Fantasy Impact

The issue came up following Taylor's 125-yard passing performance Sunday at Carolina in which the offense scored three points and never entered the red zone. The passing game is extremely limited by having two starting wide receivers, Jordan Matthews and rookie Zay Jones, who pose no downfield threat. That, and Taylor's own limitations as a passer, make him a low-end fantasy backup who does not need to be owned. He's a streaming option only against weak defenses; their next opponent, the Denver Broncos, is not that.

Keith Kraska2 days ago
Tyrod Taylor throws for just 125 yards

Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor completed 17 of 25 passes for 125 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in a 9-3 loss Sunday at Carolina. He also ran eight times for 55 yards.

Fantasy Impact

Depending on your scoring system, Taylor had as many fantasy points running as he did passing. With an offense devastated by the trade of Sammy Watkins, the Bills just have no downfield passing game, and they never crossed into the red zone. Their leader in targets and receptions Sunday was LeSean McCoy (last week the featured target was Charles Clay). Taylor is averaging just 6.6 yards per attempt. Things won't get any easier next week against Denver, so Taylor is droppable if you need to clear a spot on your roster. He has value only in two-QB leagues.

Keith Kraska2 days ago
Tyrod Taylor throws two one-yard touchdown passes

Tyrod Taylor showed no ill effects from his preseason concussion as he completed 16 of 28 passes for 224 yards, two touchdowns and one interception Sunday against the New York Jets. He also ran eight times for 38 yards.

Fantasy Impact

It was a good opener, but a look beyond the stat line warrants caution for Taylor. The offense was heavily run-oriented, with 34 carries by LeSean McCoy and Mike Tolbert. When Taylor did throw, he was conservative, preferring running backs and tight ends; only eight of his targets were to wide receivers, and much of his yardage came after the catch. And each of Taylor's TD passes was one yard; obviously, that won't continue. Taylor will have to open up more to sustain production, and that will be difficult when his top two wideouts are possession receiver Jordan Matthews and rookie Zay Jones. Taylor is still strictly a fantasy backup; don't burn a waiver claim on him.

Keith Kraska1 week ago
Tyrod Taylor cleared, set to start

Tyrod Taylor has been cleared from concussion protocol, putting him on track to start at quarterback for the Bills in their opener Sunday against the Jets.

Fantasy Impact

There are still several reasons to avoid him: 1. The game script against the lowly Jets will probably mean the Bills will rely on their ground game; 2. His new No. 1 receiver, Jordan Matthews, got in one half-day of practice with the Bills before his chest injury Aug. 13, which still may sideline him against the Jets; and 3. Buffalo's all-new (and downgraded) receiving corps will mean a less productive passing game anyway. He's worth a deep bench stash, but stay away from Taylor unless he gives us a reason not to.

Keith Kraska2 weeks ago
Tyrod Taylor's status for Week 1 'up in the air'

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Monday morning that Tyrod Taylor is still in concussion protocol and that his status for Sunday's opener against the New York Jets is "up in the air."

Fantasy Impact

McDermott also said Taylor is "getting better," but time is running out for Taylor to progress in the league's concussion protocol. Rookie Nathan Peterman would start if Taylor can't go, but any quarterback should be avoided in what will probably be an ugly Bills-Jets game.

Keith Kraska2 weeks ago