Taywan Taylor
Taywan Taylor
26-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
Questionable
Injury Neck
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Taylor did little for the Browns after being acquired prior to the start of the 2019 season. He played early when injuries impacted depth at wide receiver, but finished with just one target and was a healthy scratch for 13 of 16 games. The team's third wideout job is up for grabs, and he could be in the mix as a returner on special teams, but the 25-year-old's outlook for 2020 hasn't improved much. As the Vikings offensive coordinator in 2019, Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski used three wide-receiver formations a league-low 18 percent of the time, so Taylor, who is under contract for one more year, could have a limited role once again. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Browns in October of 2020.
Placed on IR
WRCleveland Browns
Neck
December 8, 2020
Taylor (neck) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Scott Petrak of The Chronicle-Telegram reports.
ANALYSIS
The specifics of Taylor's neck injury remain relatively unknown but it does not bode well for the wideout to return in 2020, as he'll have to spend a minimum three weeks on IR. He has only been active for three contests this season, receiving one target and no receptions.
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How do Taywan Taylor's 2020 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
5.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.68
 
% Team Air Yards
0.4%
 
% Team Targets
0.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
15.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
0.0%
 
Drop Rate
100.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
0.0
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Taywan Taylor's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
205 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.50 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.21 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.57 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.5 in
 
Broad Jump
132 in
 
Bench Press
13 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
32.63 in
 
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271 days ago
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271 days ago
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361 days ago
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Thursday Night Football DFS Breakdown: Steelers vs. Browns
November 14, 2019
James Conner returns from injury Thursday against the Browns, and while RotoWire's Andrew Laird unsurprisingly likes his upside, there may be a safer option for captain.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The Titans invested fairly heavily in Taylor, drafting him in the third round of the 2017 draft. That capital was based on Taylor's strong college production profile, including an average of 17.7 yards per catch. While still only 24, Taylor has yet to deliver similar production for the Titans. After displaying big-play ability in his rookie season on limited targets -- Taylor saw only 28 targets but made the most of them by averaging 14.4 yards per reception -- he saw his target volume increase in the 2018 season only to have his big-play ability largely disappear. While that can be blamed in part on the anemic passing game of the team and the inconsistent play of quarterbacks Marcus Mariota and Blaine Gabbert, the offseason called Taylor's role on the team into question. That question became moot when the Titans traded Taylor to the Browns. He's slotted in at fourth on Cleveland's wide receiver depth chart.
Selected 72nd overall in last year's draft, Taylor (5-foot-11, 203 pounds) struggled to establish himself as a key part of the Titans offense during his rookie year, ultimately logging less than 10 offensive snaps in seven of his last eight games (including playoffs). However, the Tennessee brass displayed confidence in the team's receiving depth by not adding any other marquee wideouts to the roster this offseason. With Rishard Matthews and Corey Davis atop the depth chart, touches could be volatile on a weekly basis for Taylor, but Eric Decker is no longer around and Taylor is a good bet to see more targets than the 28 he received in 2017. He's best used as a slot receiver, but the Western Kentucky product showed in college that it's a mistake to not try and manufacture touches for him on sweeps and bubble screens.
While everyone talks about No. 5 overall pick Corey Davis' gaudy stats at Western Michigan, Taylor's 98 catches for 1,730 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior at Western Kentucky were nothing to sneeze at. The speedy third-rounder's skill set probably translates best to the slot, where free-agent acquisition Eric Decker likely will spend most of his time this season. However, Decker is only playing on a one-year contract and Tennessee moved up 11 spots to grab Taylor, so the team likely expects the rookie to take on a big role no later than 2018.
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Ruled out for Week 13
WRCleveland Browns
Neck
December 4, 2020
Taylor (neck) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Titans, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
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Active for third time
WRCleveland Browns
November 30, 2020
Taylor failed to catch his only target in nine snaps during Sunday's 27-25 win over Jacksonville.
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Moves to active roster
WRCleveland Browns
October 7, 2020
The Browns promoted Taylor to the active roster from the practice squad Wednesday.
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Waived by Cleveland
WRFree Agent
September 5, 2020
Taylor was waived by the Browns on Saturday, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.
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Limited role expected to continue
WRCleveland Browns
January 25, 2020
Taylor played just three games and had one target in 2019.
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