Jonathan Taylor
Jonathan Taylor
21-Year-Old Running BackRB
Indianapolis Colts
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The latest in a long line of Wisconsin RBs with impressive college resumes, Taylor was the second player in FBS history to post consecutive 2,000-yard rushing seasons (after Iowa State's Troy Davis) and the second to win consecutive Doak Walker awards (after Darren McFadden). Taylor is a premier physical specimen, running a 4.39 40 at the combine at a rock-solid 226 pounds. That combination of size and speed allows him to bowl over defenders while also providing a home-run threat. Taylor even showed improvement as a receiver in 2019, and his balance and power through contact make him more than just a scheme-dependent weapon. His hands are a concern, however, both in terms of fumbles - 18 on 968 touches at Wisconsin - and drops. Taylor's mammoth college workload could also impact his shelf life in the NFL, and like many Badger RBs, the patience he developed behind a dominant offensive line won't always serve him well in the NFL. Fortunately, he landed with an Indianapolis squad that has a strong argument for best O-line in the league. The downside of Taylor's new home is that he'll have tough competition for both carries and targets, with Marlon Mack in the mix for the former and Nyheim Hines likely accounting for a good portion of the latter. Taylor should eventually get a big workload, but it isn't clear if that will happen Week 1, midseason or in 2021. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $7.83 million contract with the Colts in May of 2020.
Confirmed as starter
RBIndianapolis Colts
September 14, 2020
With Marlon Mack having ruptured his Achilles, coach Frank Reich confirmed Monday that Taylor "will step into the starting" running back role for the Colts, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
"He's ready," Reich said of the rookie second-rounder, while adding that Nyheim Hines "will still be a big part of the offense" and that Jordan Wilkins will also be in the mix. In any case, instead of being part of a one-two punch with Mack atop the team's backfield depth chart as originally planned, Taylor is now the team's clear lead back going forward, a role that greatly boosts the Wisconsin product's fantasy value, beginning this coming weekend against the Vikings.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Jonathan Taylor's 2020 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
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.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • 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.
Broken Tackle %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
66.7%
 
% Yds After Contact
27.3%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
0.7
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
15.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
57.7%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-22.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.85
 
% Team Air Yards
-8.1%
 
% Team Targets
13.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-3.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
14.8
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Vikings pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Sunday, Sep 20th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
136.0
 
Cornerbacks
157.5
 
Safeties
91.7
 
Linebackers
56.3
 
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2020 Jonathan Taylor Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jonathan Taylor's measurables compare to other running backs?
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' 10"
 
Weight
226 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.39 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
 
Broad Jump
123 in
 
Bench Press
17 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
31.13 in
 
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3 days ago
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Hidden Stat Line: Week 1 Backfield Breakdown
3 days ago
James Robinson didn't do a whole lot for fantasy managers, but he was the only player in the league to handle 100 percent of this team's RB carries. Plus, Myles Gaskin and Malcolm Brown took on lead roles.
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Moves atop depth chart
RBIndianapolis Colts
September 14, 2020
The Colts confirmed Marlon Mack's season-ending Achilles tear Monday, putting Taylor in position for an expanded role going forward, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
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Busy in receiving game
RBIndianapolis Colts
September 13, 2020
Taylor tallied nine rushes for 22 yards in the team's Week 1 contest against the Jaguars. He also added six receptions for 67 yards.
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Expanded role likely
RBIndianapolis Colts
September 13, 2020
With fears that Marlon Mack suffered a torn Achilles against the Jaguars on Sunday, Taylor's role in the Colts' ground game is likely to expand going forward, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
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Listed as No. 2 RB
RBIndianapolis Colts
September 7, 2020
Taylor is listed as the No. 2 running back on the Colts' initial unofficial depth chart. Marlon Mack is listed as the starter.
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Drops two passes in scrimmage
RBIndianapolis Colts
August 29, 2020
Taylor had two dropped passes in Saturday's scrimmage, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 FM The Fan Indianapolis reports.
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