Jonathan Taylor
Jonathan Taylor
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
Indianapolis Colts
2021 Fantasy Outlook
When Marlon Mack ruptured his Achilles in Week 1 it was assumed Taylor would immediately erupt, and while the rookie did post his first 100-yard rushing game in Week 2, it took him a while to get going after that. Between Weeks 3 and 10, he failed to top 68 yards as he adjusted to the NFL, but down the stretch Taylor broke through and became the player Indianapolis thought it was drafting in the second round. Over his final six regular-season games, Taylor amassed 741 rushing yards and seven TDs, including a mammoth 253 yards and two scores in Week 17 to help the Colts lock up a playoff spot. The 22-year-old has an enviable blend of power, speed and agility, and he showed good patience in waiting for Indy's elite offensive line to open holes that would allow him to explode into the second level. Taylor isn't a natural pass catcher, but he's adequate in that area, and with Nyheim Hines on the roster he won't have to handle the bulk of those duties. Mack also signed a one-year deal to return and provide some insurance, but after the way Taylor closed out 2020, it's hard to see him working in any kind of committee. He hasn't yet reached his ceiling, and more work at the goal line (he barely saw half of the Colts' red-zone carries, a rate well behind the likes of Josh Jacobs or Ezekiel Elliott) could push his production into the stratosphere. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $7.83 million contract with the Colts in May of 2020.
Quiet day in loss
RBIndianapolis Colts
September 19, 2021
Taylor rushed 15 times for 51 yards and secured his only target for two yards in the Colts' 27-24 loss to the Rams on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Taylor ceded a total of six carries to Marlon Mack and Nyheim Hines, leaving with what's arguably a disappointing tally for the second time in as many games to open the season. The second-year pro had 17 totes in a Week 1 loss to the Seahawks as well, and his pedestrian average of 3.4 yards per carry Sunday only added to the disillusionment of Taylor's fantasy managers. He'll hope to garner a true lead-back workload for the first time this season when the Colts visit the Titans for a Week 3 divisional matchup.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Jonathan Taylor's 2021 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 %
15.6%
 
Positive Run %
78.1%
 
% Yds After Contact
53.3%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.8
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
19.5
 
% Snaps w/Touch
54.2%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-4.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.13
 
% Team Air Yards
-1.9%
 
% Team Targets
11.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-1.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
87.5%
 
Drop Rate
12.5%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
10.1
 
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585%
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
116.0
 
Cornerbacks
124.5
 
Safeties
78.0
 
Linebackers
100.0
 
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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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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.
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Compiles 116 total yards in loss
RBIndianapolis Colts
September 12, 2021
Taylor rushed 17 times for 56 yards and brought in six of seven targets for 60 yards in the Colts' 28-16 loss to the Seahawks on Sunday.
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Not in line to play Saturday
RBIndianapolis Colts
August 21, 2021
Taylor won't see action in Saturday night's preseason game against the Vikings, per Larra Overton of the Colts' official site reports.
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Unlikely to play Sunday
RBIndianapolis Colts
August 15, 2021
Taylor isn't expected to play in Sunday's preseason game against the Panthers, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.
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Questions remain about workload
RBIndianapolis Colts
June 30, 2021
Taylor is expected to remain the primary running back for the Colts in 2021, though head coach Frank Reich still plans to ride the hot hand among Taylor, Marlon Mack and Nyheim Hines while also distributing the backfield work based on matchups, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.
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Finds end zone in playoff debut
RBIndianapolis Colts
January 9, 2021
Taylor rushed 21 times for 78 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 27-24 wild-card round loss to the Bills. He added two catches for six yards on four targets.
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