27-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – Cleveland Browns
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Taylor is coming off a season plagued by multiple knee surgeries, but is expected to be fully ready for 2015. He may find himself in a backup role, however, as first-round draft pick Danny Shelton is ...
2015 ADP: –
Bye Week: 11
Phil Taylor Contract Information:
Signed a four-year deal with Cleveland in August of 2011 with a team option for a fifth year.
Taylor (knee) said he'll be a full-go for training camp, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Taylor appeared in 15 games for the Browns in 2013, totaling 26 combined tackles and two sacks. He has yet to match his 2011 totals of 59 combined tackles and four sacks, but the Browns will take a chance on him nonetheless. He's a key piece of their defense at the nose guard position, but doesn't rack up enough measurable stats to warrant much fantasy consideration.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Taylor is projected to be the Browns' starting nose tackle in 2014. Unless the new coaching regime has a drastic role change planned for the 26-year-old, he likely won't have much IDP value due to a lack of counting stats.
Taylor is a big physical player who will play a major role in the success of the Browns' defense in 2013. He'll be called upon to man the nose guard spot in the newly implemented 3-4 alignment and lead the unit's attempt to curtail the running game. He doesn't produce enough in the counting stats however to be a targeted asset in most IDP fantasy formats.
The Browns first-round pick from a year ago enjoyed a solid rookie campaign in which he started all 16 games, registered 59 tackles, four sacks, and one forced fumble. Taylor was poised to be a nice late-round selection in IDP leagues this season before tearing his pectoral muscle in workouts. His schedule for return is unknown, but he is sure to miss a large portion of the year and at best will be placed on the PUP list to start the season.