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Stepfan Taylor

23-Year-Old Running Back – Arizona Cardinals

2013 Rush/Rec Stats

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36

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115

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71

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2014 Rush/Rec Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Stanford's career leader in rushing yards (4,300) and touchdowns (40, plus five receiving), Taylor had a quiet rookie season, seeing minimal work and producing just 3.2 YPC while Andre Ellington sel...

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2014 ADP:  212.64

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Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  4

HT: 5' 9"   WT: 214   DOB: 6/9/1991  College: Stanford  DRAFTED: 5th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Stepfan Taylor Contract Information:

Agreed to four-year, $2.37 million contract with the Cardinals in May 2013

August 26, 2014  –  Stepfan Taylor News

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Taylor received nine snaps to Jonathan Dwyer's 21 during Sunday's preseason loss to the Bengals, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

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Stepfan 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
2013 22 Ari 16 36 115 0 3.2 0 0 0 0 0 8 71 8.9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Stepfan 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
2013 22 Ari 16 1.2 1.7 1.4 2 7 8 2 0 1 4 7.9 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Stepfan Taylor – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

115

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Stepfan Taylor was on the field for 115 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

127

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Stepfan Taylor was on the field for 127 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2013 115 127
Stepfan Taylor 2013 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
1 @StL 0 7 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Det 5 2 1 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @NO 1 5 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 2 2.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @TB 3 8 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Car 0 8 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @SF 7 11 2 7 0 3.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Sea 0 16 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Atl 19 5 14 38 0 2.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
9 BYE Bye Week
10 Hou 7 7 2 6 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Jax 3 8 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Ind 7 15 5 10 0 2.0 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
13 @Phi 21 6 3 15 0 5.0 0 0 2 45 22.5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 StL 12 7 2 9 0 4.5 0 0 3 16 5.3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Ten 11 15 3 6 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Sea 19 7 2 15 0 7.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
17 SF 0 0 2 7 0 3.5 0 0 1 7 7.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Stepfan Taylor  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 9"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   214 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.76 sec
TERRIBLE
Shuttle Time:   4.50 sec
TERRIBLE
Cone Drill:   7.13 sec
WEAK
Arm Length:   30.13 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.63 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   30 in
TERRIBLE
Broad Jump:   110 in
POOR
Bench Press:   17 reps
WEAK
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Stepfan Taylor: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Taylor appears to have fallen behind Jonathan Dwyer in the race for the primary backup role to starting running back Andre Ellington, the Cardinals' official site reports.

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Working as the No. 3 running back, Taylor gained 17 yards on eight carries in Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings.

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Working as the second-string running back, Taylor gained nine yards on nine carries and 11 yards on one reception in Saturday's preseason opener against the Texans.

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Taylor has acted as the second-team running back during the opening practices of training camp, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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Taylor's rookie season included 36 carries for 115 yards and eight receptions (on nine targets) for 71 yards.

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Taylor acted as the third banana in the RB pecking order this year, despite his selection in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, which was one round before fellow first-year back Andre Ellington. Ellington and Rashard Mendenhall dominated the touches among Arizona backs, but both missed one game on the schedule due to injury, which allowed Taylor to show his wares as the primary reserve running back in Weeks 8 and 13. Because Mendenhall inked a one-year deal in the offseason, the unrestricted free agent could find himself elsewhere in 2014, thereby opening up significant work out of the Cardinals' backfield. If Mendenhall re-signs, though, Taylor would remain nothing more than a dynasty league consideration.
Taylor took three carries for 15 yards and two catches (on three targets) for 45 yards during Sunday's loss in Philadelphia.

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Taylor took the field for 19 of 54 offensive snaps in Sunday's victory against the Falcons, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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With Rashard Mendenhall (toe) out, Taylor carried 14 times for 38 yards in Sunday's 27-13 win over the Falcons.

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Taylor is the No. 2 back behind Andre Ellington on Sunday versus the Falcons, Cardinals' official site reports.

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With Rashard Mendenhall (toe) doubtful for Sunday's game against Atlanta, Andre Ellington will start at running back and Taylor will serve as backup.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2013

The Cardinals' fifth-round draft pick, Taylor is Stanford's career-leader in rushing yards (4,300) and total touchdowns (45). Taylor is not a bruising back, but at 5-9, 214, he's not small, either, and his quick feet and perpetually churning legs allow him to evade and drive through defenders when going between the tackles. The Arizona backfield is crowded with former Steelers workhorse Rashard Mendenhall, the likely starter, Ryan Williams, and fellow rookie Andre Ellington, but Taylor has promise as the first skill player drafted in the Bruce Arians era. Moreover, Mendenhall and Williams carry durability questions, making Taylor an intriguing prospect, even if he enters the season third on the depth chart.