Taywan Taylor
Taywan Taylor
24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Cleveland Browns
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $3.68 million contract with the Titans in June of 2017. Traded to the Browns in August of 2019.
Inactive Monday
WRCleveland Browns
Coach's Decision
October 7, 2019
Taylor (coach's decision) is inactive for Monday's game against the 49ers.
ANALYSIS
Taylor has only been active for three games this season, and in those contests he primarily played on special teams. The third-year pro's absence doesn't carry significant fantasy repercussions.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Taywan Taylor's 2019 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
10.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.03
 
% Team Air Yards
1.8%
 
% Team Targets
0.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
30.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
0.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
0.0
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Cleveland BrownsBrowns 2019 WR Snap Distribution See more data like this
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Patriots pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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@ Patriots
Sunday, Oct 27th at 4:25PM
Overall QB Rating Against
29.5
 
Cornerbacks
40.3
 
Safeties
25.0
 
Linebackers
38.5
 
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2019 Taywan Taylor Split Stats
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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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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
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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Targeted once in win
WRCleveland Browns
September 17, 2019
Taylor did not catch his lone target in Monday's 23-3 win over the Jets.
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Won't play in opener
WRCleveland Browns
Coach's Decision
September 8, 2019
Taylor is inactive Week 1 against the Titans.
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Traded to Browns
WRCleveland Browns
August 31, 2019
Taylor was traded to the Browns from the Titans on Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
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Hauls in pair of receptions
WRTennessee Titans
August 25, 2019
Taylor hauled in both of his targets for 14 total yards in the team's third preseason contest Sunday against the Steelers.
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Targeted five times
WRTennessee Titans
August 18, 2019
Taylor caught two of five targets for 27 yards in the Titans' second preseason contest against the Patriots on Saturday.
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