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Stepfan Taylor

24-Year-Old Running Back – Arizona Cardinals

2014 Rush/Rec Stats

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63

Yds

208

TD

1

Yds

79

TD

3

2015 Rush/Rec Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

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 t...

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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 17, 2015  –  Stepfan Taylor News

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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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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
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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
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Stepfan Taylor – Playing Time Overview

Snap Count Stats

210

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Stepfan Taylor was on the field for 210 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

129

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Stepfan Taylor was on the field for 129 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2013 115 127
2014 210 129
Stepfan 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
1 SD 6 4 1 5 0 5.0 0 0 3 21 7.0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
2 @NYG 2 10 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 5 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
4 @Den 4 21 1 6 0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Was 15 16 3 10 0 3.3 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Oak 22 8 12 40 1 3.3 0 0 2 19 9.5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 1 1 1
7 Phi 5 9 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 @Dal
9 StL
10 Det 13 3 2 6 0 3.0 0 0 1 4 4.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Sea 15 11 5 14 0 2.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Atl 9 16 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 3 3.0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
13 KC 17 0 6 19 0 3.2 0 0 1 7 7.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @StL 29 16 14 61 0 4.4 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Sea 34 6 11 19 0 1.7 0 0 2 25 12.5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0
16 @SF 25 4 7 26 0 3.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Car 0 0 3 3 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 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:   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

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

Taylor (calf) manned running back in the second-team offense Wednesday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

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Taylor missed the Cardinals' minicamp due to a minor calf injury, the Arizona Republic reports.

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Taylor turned seven carries into 26 yards and failed to reel in his sole target during Sunday's defeat at San Francisco.

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Taylor ran the ball 11 times for 19 yards, adding two receptions for 25 yards on three targets, in Sunday's 35-6 loss to the Seahawks.

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Taylor gained 61 yards on 14 carries in Thursday's 12-6 win over the Rams.

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Coach Bruce Arians indicated Monday that Taylor is still the Cardinals' starter at running back, though the team figures to employ a committee approach in the absence of Andre Ellington (hernia, IR), Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

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Taylor supplied 19 yards on six carries and seven more yards on his only target during Sunday's win versus the Chiefs.

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Taylor will start for a running back by committee while Andre Ellington (hip) sits against Kansas City on Sunday, AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban reports.

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Taylor could be more involved in the ground game, if Andre Ellington (hip) is limited or sidelined next Sunday against the Chiefs, according to coach Bruce Arians, the Cardinals' official site reports.

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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.