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Chester Taylor

35-Year-Old Running Back – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

There was no outlook written for Chester Taylor in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

HT: 5' 10"   WT: 213   DOB: 9/22/1979  College: Toledo  DRAFTED: 6th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with the Cardinals in September of 2011.

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Taylor scored a touchdown in Sunday's overtime win versus the Seahawks.

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Chester Taylor NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2007 27 14 157 844 7 5.4 - - - - - 29 281 9.7 0 44 - - - - - -
2008 28 16 101 399 4 4.0 - - - - - 45 399 8.9 2 55 - - - - - -
2009 29 16 94 338 1 3.6 1 0 - - - 44 389 8.8 1 59 - - - - - -
2010 30 Chi 16 112 267 3 2.4 1 0 0 0 0 20 139 7.0 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 31 Ari 12 20 77 1 3.9 1 0 0 0 0 14 91 6.5 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Chester Taylor Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2007 27 14 11.0 13.1 12.1 11 60 22 - - 2 20 6.4 4 - -
2008 28 16 7.5 10.3 8.9 6 25 18 - - 3 25 7.3 9 - -
2009 29 16 5.3 8.0 6.7 6 21 20 8 7 3 24 6.6 7 4 2
2010 30 Chi 16 3.7 4.9 4.3 7 17 23 13 11 1 9 5.3 2 1 1
2011 31 Ari 12 1.9 3.1 2.5 2 6 7 2 1 1 8 3.8 2 1 1

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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Chester Taylor 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5

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Chester Taylor: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Taylor was inactive against Pittsburgh on Sunday and appears to be No. 4 on the depth chart at running back.

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Taylor ran for just 20 yards on eight carries and caught one pass for 12 yards in Sunday's 13-10 loss at Seattle.

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Taylor is starting at running back for the Cards on Sunday against Seattle.

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Taylor will likely factor into the offense this week, the Arizona Republic reports.

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Taylor is inactive for Sunday's game against Carolina, the Cards' official site reports.

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Taylor has agreed to a deal with the Cardinals, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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Taylor gives the Cards an experienced backup who can work in a third-down role, but he is much less of a threat to Beanie Wells' fantasy value than Ryan Williams (now on IR) would have been.
The Bears have informed Taylor that he will be released, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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The seemingly inevitable move, which saves the Bears $1.25 million, was put on hold for a few days, but now Taylor can finally catch on with another team, something that will likely happen in short order.
Taylor had 10 rushes for 27 yards and added two catches for 28 yards Thursday against the Browns.

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Expected to be cut, the Bears tried to showcase Taylor in hopes of sparking trade interest. Taylor, of course, responded with another so-so performance. However, with Marion Barber nursing a calf injury and Kahlil Bell injuring his ankle Thursday, there is still a small chance Taylor sticks around in Chicago.
Taylor returned to the practice field Tuesday, ESPNChicago.com reports.

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Despite earlier reports that that Bears had informed Taylor that he would be released, he is still with the team, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Taylor has been informed that the Bears will release him, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Chester Taylor.

2011

Taylor flat out looked old last year, and at age 31, it wasn’t entirely unexpected. His YPC dropped for the third straight year, bottoming out at an anemic 2.4, which is simply unacceptable. Although he converted just three of nine goal-line attempts last season, he may retain that role in 2011 thanks to Matt Forte’s epic struggles from in close. Taylor should see no more than a handful of carries each game, especially with the free agent signing of Marion Barber. As a 32-year-old who can no longer make defenders miss and playing behind one of the league’s worst offensive lines, Taylor is about as unexciting of a pick one can make, assuming he can get on the field ahead of Barber.

2010

Taylor remained in a backup role behind Adrian Peterson last season, and his YPC dropped to a career-low 3.6. He’ll turn 31 this year, but that YPC mark jumped to 4.4 over the second half of 2009, so he’s not necessarily done. He’s now in Chicago, and the Bears are paying him $7 million in 2010, so while Taylor enters as a backup to Matt Forte, he’s expected to have a pretty big role. Taylor’s ability to pass protect and his skills as a receiver fit new offensive coordinator Mike Martz’s scheme well, and since Forte has struggled mightily at the goal line his two years in the league, Taylor could take over short-yardage work. At minimum, he’s a good handcuff for Forte owners.

2009

Taylor took a backseat to Adrian Peterson last year, receiving just 101 carries. His YPC dropped from 5.4 in 2007 to 4.0 last season, though the offensive line play had something to do with that. With Peterson emerging as the NFL’s best running back, Taylor is strictly a backup in Minnesota. He would have plenty of value if Peterson were to get hurt, something Peterson’s been known to do throughout his career, making Taylor a must-have for Peterson owners.

2008

Taylor's 2007 season was overshadowed by rookie sensation Adrian Peterson, but Taylor was more than solid himself, averaging 5.4 YPC. A decisive runner not typically known for big plays, Taylor had an 84-yard TD run during Week 14 and recorded eight rushes for 20-plus yards on just 157 carries. Thanks in part to a dominant offensive line, the Vikings' team YPC of 5.3 and 164.6 rushing yards per game were both best in the NFL by a wide margin. Since Minnesota runs the ball so frequently, Taylor will see plenty of work anyway, but if Adrian Peterson's past issues with health crop up, Taylor's stock would fly through the roof; he totaled 291 yards with four touchdowns during the two games Peterson missed in 2007. Peterson owners should reach a round or two to make sure they secure Taylor as insurance.

2007

Taylor put up solid numbers last year, but that had more to do with opportunity than skill. An average running back, Taylor was given 303 carries in 2006, the 10th most in the league. He accumulated 345 touches, so his durability was an asset. He also had the longest run in the NFL last season, with a 95-yard scamper in Week 7. Still, Taylor averaged just 4.0 YPC with six touchdowns, despite getting the 10th-most goal-line carries in the NFL (15). He also ran out of gas in the final month of the season, gaining just 118 yards on 38 carries (3.1 YPC), though some of his struggles could be attributed to having a rookie quarterback at the helm. But the biggest hit to Taylor’s 2007 fantasy value comes in the form of seventh-overall draft pick Adrian Peterson. While Taylor enters the season as the team’s “starter,” Peterson didn’t get selected that high to sit. He’s also much more talented than Taylor, who should be the minority in a backfield timeshare by midseason at the latest.

2006

The Vikings revamped their backfield this offseason, signing ex-Chief Tony Richardson as a lead blocker and bringing in Taylor to compete for the starting running back position. The only other likely candidate is Mewelde Moore, however and the new regime in Minnesota will likely want “their” guy in place rather than the holdover. More quick than fast, but able to find and get through the hole, Taylor put up reasonable YPCs for three straight seasons as Jamal Lewis’ backup (4.4, 4.5 and 4.2, ’03-’05). Taylor can also catch the ball out of the backfield – 41 grabs a year ago – and considering that former Eagles’ offensive coordinator Brad Childress is coaching the team, expect Taylor’s receiving numbers to increase. Taylor isn’t a powerful runner, however, and it remains to be seen what the Vikings are going to do in short yardage. There’s a possibility that Ciatrick Fason could vulture some of the goal line carries.

2005

Taylor is the clear #2 running back in Baltimore, with the Ravens taking the effort to match the Browns' offer this offseason. Watch Jamal Lewis' ankle carefully - you might end up seeing Taylor get a number of carries.

2004

Taylor will enter the season as the Ravens' second running back behind Jamal Lewis. He will compete with second year back Musa Smith for playing time. While Smith has a similar style to Lewis, Taylor is a back who relies more on his quickness.

2003

As Lewis' backup in 2002, Taylor carried the ball only 33 times. If Lewis is healthy this season, it will be more of the same. But, if Taylor holds off rookie Musa Smith, he still holds value if you have Lewis on your roster.