J.J. Taylor
Running BackRB
Arizona Wildcats
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Taylor would ideally show better ball security (seven fumbles in 2018), but other than that he's very clearly one of the most uniquely explosive runners in college football, and a likely top asset in college fantasy football. He took 255 carries for 1,434 yards (5.6 YPC) and six touchdowns last year, and normally a from-scrimmage threat of that caliber will stumble into touchdowns at a higher rate than that. As much as his touchdown rate may have been unlucky in 2018, it might be worth keeping in mind a potential regression in rush attempts given his diminutive frame (5-foot-6, 184 pounds). Read Past Outlooks
Tops 100 yards
RBArizona
September 8, 2019
Taylor ran the ball 10 times for 100 yards and one touchdown against Northern Arizona on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Taylor topped 100 yards for the first time this season before being pulled in what amounted to a glorified scrimmage against an over-matched NAU team. Most of the Wildcats starters were pulled in the second quarter. Things will get more difficult next week against Texas Tech.
Read More News
College Football Stats
Loading CFB Stats...
Current Season
Previous Season
2019 CFB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Head2Head
Loading Game Log...
2018 CFB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Head2Head
Loading Game Log...
Wildcats Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring J.J. Taylor
DraftKings College Football: Week Zero
26 days ago
John McKechnie breaks down the first slate of the college football season with a look at Saturday's twin bill featuring Miami versus Florida and Arizona versus Hawaii.
Conference Preview: Pac-12
40 days ago
With Myles Gaskin off to the NFL, the runway is clear for Salvon Ahmed to take off in the Washington offense. Ethan Padway explores the case for Ahmed and more in his PAC-12 Preview
College Football Draft Kit: Running Back
86 days ago
The Draft Kit rolls on with a look at the running back position for 2019. Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor has NCAA history within reach and enters the year as our top fantasy running back.
DFS College Football 101: Week 10 Friday Picks
320 days ago
Spencer Limbach breaks down the three-game Friday slate for Week 10 and offers his best plays for both cash and tournament style contests. Middle Tennessee's Ty Lee is heating up heading into a favorable matchup against Western Kentucky.
CFB Waiver Wire: Players to Pick Up Week 5
360 days ago
Nick Grays gets you set for Week 5 with his best waiver wire recommendations. After a four-touchdown outing in Atlanta, is it finally time to turn the keys over to Trevor Lawrence at Clemson?
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2018
Taylor has just four games under his belt after having his freshman season cut short by an ankle injury, but he was undeniably impressive when given the opportunity. He torched Hawaii and Washington for a combined 265 yards and two touchdowns on 37 total carries before being felled by the ankle injury. A healthy Taylor enters the year behind senior Nick Wilson in the Arizona backfield, but Wilson has missed nine of 25 games over the past two seasons due to injury in his own right, so there’s a chance coach Rich Rodriguez tries to spread the carries so as to not overload the senior back. With that, Taylor stands to see a decent workload that he should be able to convert into strong per-carry production. It is worth noting that Taylor (5-6, 170) is on the smaller end of the spectrum, so he shouldn’t be expected to see workhorse volume even if Arizona suffers attrition to the rest of its running back corps
Taylor played a much bigger role in 2017, as he saw 146 touches and averaged 5.8 yards per carry. He broke out against Washington State and Oregon State, scampering for 153 yards and 129 yards, respectively. Taylor is slated to be the top dog out of the backfield for the upcoming season, with not much experience behind him between Nathan Tilford and Branden Leon. Quarterback Khalil Tate will undoubtedly absorb a large chunk of Arizona's workload, as Tate recorded 153 rushing attempts in 2017, although there should be plenty of carries to go around with Arizona's run-heavy offense even with new coach Kevin Sumlin at the helm. Taylor figures to garner plenty of opportunities, especially if the Wildcats put less of an emphasis on Tate's running in order to keep him fresh over the course of the season. Tilford is a name to keep an eye on in the Arizona backfield, however, as he has a size advantage over Taylor that could net him goal-line opportunities.
More Fantasy News
Notches TD in losing effort
RBArizona
August 25, 2019
Taylot rushed 14 times for 67 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 45-38 loss to Hawaii. He also tallied one reception for 13 yards.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Rushes for 144 yards in loss
RBArizona
November 24, 2018
Taylor ran the ball 28 times for 144 yards and caught one pass for 18 yards against Arizona State on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
100 yard streak comes to an end
RBArizona
November 18, 2018
Taylor ran the ball 20 times for 69 yards against Washington State on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Rushes 40 times against Colorado
RBArizona
November 3, 2018
Taylor ran the ball 40 times for 192 yards and caught one pass for 12 yards while losing one fumble against Colorado on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Tops 200 yards for the second time this season
RBArizona
October 28, 2018
Taylor ran the ball 30 times for 212 yards and two touchdowns against Oregon on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.