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Stepfan Taylor

25-Year-Old Running Back – Arizona Cardinals

2015 Rush/Rec Stats

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17

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58

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4

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2016 Rush/Rec Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Taylor heads into his fourth season buried on the Cardinals' depth chart behind the likes of David Johnson, Chris Johnson, and Andre Ellington. A fifth-round draft pick in 2013, Taylor is a regular on...

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Bye Week:  9

HT: 5' 9"   WT: 216   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

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Taylor posted 17 carries for 58 yards and one reception on three targets for four yards during the 2015 campaign.

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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
2014 23 Ari 14 63 208 1 3.3 1 0 0 0 0 11 79 7.2 3 15 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 24 Ari 16 17 58 0 3.4 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 4.0 0 3 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
2014 23 Ari 14 3.8 4.6 4.2 5 15 6 5 4 1 6 5.3 4 3 2
2015 24 Ari 16 0.4 0.5 0.4 1 4 5 1 1 0 0 1.3 1 1 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

77

Offensive Snaps in 2015

Stepfan Taylor was on the field for 77 of his team's snaps on offense in 2015.

272

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Stepfan Taylor was on the field for 272 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Off ST
2013 115 127
2014 210 129
2015 77 272
Stepfan Taylor 2015 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 NO 0 11 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 @Chi 2 21 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
3 SF 14 21 4 6 0 1.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
4 StL 0 13 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 @Det 10 18 4 19 0 4.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Pit 1 19 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
7 Bal 0 17 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 @Cle 4 18 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
9 @Sea 0 22 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
10 Cin 0 22 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
11 @SF 7 15 1 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 @StL 12 14 5 20 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Min 9 14 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 4 4.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0
14 @Phi 10 16 2 11 0 5.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 GB 5 13 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
16 Sea 3 18 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
17 GB 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 0 0
Playoffs @Car 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 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:   216 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

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

Taylor (shoulder) is listed as active Sunday versus the Seahawks, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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Taylor tallied one carry for no yards and one reception for four yards in Thursday's victory against the Vikings.

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Taylor (shoulder) is active for Thursday's contest against the Vikings, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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Taylor (shoulder) is listed as probable for Thursday's game against the Vikings, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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Taylor (shoulder) was a limited practice participant Monday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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Taylor suffered a shoulder injury during Sunday's win in St. Louis, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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Taylor is expected to have an expanded role in the Cardinals' offense due to injuries to fellow running backs Chris Johnson (knee) and Andre Ellington (toe), the team's official site reports.

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Taylor took 11 snaps in Saturday's preseason loss to the Chiefs, recording one rush for minus-one yard and his only target for six yards, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

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2015

The Cardinals picked up Taylor and Andre Ellington in the fifth and sixth rounds, respectively, of the 2013 NFL Draft. While Ellington was a revelation as a rookie, averaging 5.5 YPC as a complement to primary running back Rashard Mendenhall, Taylor received just 44 combined touches out of the backfield. Following Mendenhall's retirement and Ryan Williams' departure in free agency, Taylor was poised for a much larger share of the RB workload last year, but a lingering tendon issue in Ellington's left foot didn't afford Taylor valuable reps until the former was lost for the season after hernia surgery on Dec. 8. The expected development didn't come to pass, as Kerwynn Williams received a surprise start in Week 14 and responded with a 100-yard effort on the ground. Over the course of the final four games, Williams took 53 carries for 246 yards (4.6 YPC), while Taylor played second fiddle, earning 38 runs for 125 yards (3.3 YPC). After adding David and Chris Johnson to the running-back mix, Taylor can't expect touches to be a consistent occurrence in the fall.

2014

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 selected a round after him exploded onto the scene in the second half of the year. He's now the backup to Ellington essentially by default, as the Cardinals chose to let Ryan Williams go over the offseason, while Rashard Mendenhall retired. Of course, last year's sample doesn't amount to a body of work, so it remains to be seen what Taylor can do with consistent touches. We'll find out this year, as the Cardinals don't want to overwork the undersized Ellington, meaning they should consistently find 5-10 touches per game for Taylor. And if Ellington goes down, only the less-than-exciting Jonathan Dwyer will stand in Taylor's way. While he's not the fastest running back out there, Taylor has great vision and patience, and is a sure-handed receiver who can produce in PPR formats if he can find the playing time.

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.