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Jonathan Taylor

Jonathan Taylor

Height: 5' 11"Weight: 219 lbsAge: 21College: Wisconsin

Week 12 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) RB #21
Projection 9.4 pts



Now what do we do? Didn't I tell you to never fully trust a Colts running back? Just when you think it's Hines' job, Taylor comes out and gets a massive 26 touches. The good news is that it appears Jordan Wilkins is back to being the clear-cut third-string running back, which leaves us with Taylor and Hines to fight about. The last time these two teams met, it was Hines who was crushing them for 115 yards and two touchdowns. It wasn't really a fluke either, because when you factor in fantasy points per weighted opportunity, the Titans rank as the fifth-best matchup for running backs. They've allowed 10 top-24 running back performances through 10 games, including five top-10 performances. Most of the production has been on the ground, too, as Hines is the only running back who's accumulated more than 29 yards through the air against them. David Johnson was the only running back who's received 15-plus carries and didn't average at least 4.10 yards per carry, so it wasn't just one large performance that carried them. They've allowed eight running backs touchdowns (6 rushing, 2 receiving) in their last six games, and have been having issues in the secondary, so it's difficult to say which problem they want to address, though they can't let Hines run all over them again, as he had massive lanes to run through on seemingly every carry. The matchup here isn't the problem. Figuring out the timeshare is. Clearly, the Colts want Taylor to be the guy, though he's also on a short leash. For now, we should consider him the top back in the offense, though it's not an offense to take things for granted. Because of that, he'll remain in the high-end RB3 territory. As for Hines, he should be in play as an RB3/flex option considering what he did to this defense the last time around, but you already know the risk involved.

Taylor had his most points since coming off his Week 6 bye and he should be a flex option against the Titans 26th ranked fantasy running back defense.

Is this Jonathan Taylor's backfield now? Please? While this is an absolute headache to try and predict week in and week out, JT received the clear majority of the touches last week and he was able to produce in a good matchup. Taylor gets another favorable matchup here, which would boost him up into the mid-range RB2 conversation, but we have no idea what Frank Reich is going to do with this backfield. JT can be started this week, but he obviously comes with huge risk based on the unpredictability in this offense.

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