J.J. Taylor
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
2021 Fantasy Outlook
With Sony Michel no longer in the mix, the 5-foot-6, 185-pound Taylor appears poised to stick as a shifty change-of-pace option behind top back Damien Harris. With pass-catching stalwart James White, power back Rhamondre Stevenson and special-teams ace Brandon Bolden also in the mix, Taylor doesn't have a path to steady volume, but the Arizona product has flashed playmaking ability when given touches and could emerge as a fantasy factor as the season progresses when injuries hit New England's backfield, or when game scripts favor his style of running. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $1.39 million contract with the Patriots in September of 2020.
Inactive Sunday
RBNew England Patriots
Coach's Decision
September 12, 2021
Taylor is inactive for Sunday's season opener against the Dolphins.
ANALYSIS
With Taylor inactive Sunday, Damien Harris, James White, Rhamondre Stevenson and Brandon Bolden are in line to handle the Patriots' Week 1 backfield duties. Taylor figures to enter the team's lineup down the road, however, once injuries hit.
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Sunday, Sep 19th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
115.9
 
Cornerbacks
77.1
 
Safeties
153.3
 
Linebackers
105.6
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do J.J. 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' 6"
 
Weight
185 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.61 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.15 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.00 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
 
Broad Jump
118 in
 
Bench Press
19 reps
 
Hand Length
8.50 in
 
Arm Length
28.75 in
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Listed at 5-foot-5, 185 pounds, Taylor will compete for a depth change-of-pace role in the Patriots' backfield. Given the team's current running back options, however, the practice squad looks like a potential destination for the Arizona product, whose college resume includes kick-return experience.
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Carving out opportunity
RBNew England Patriots
August 25, 2021
Taylor's chances of making an impact in New England's backfield have increased after Sony Michel was traded to the Rams on Wednesday, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.
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Rushes for 93 yards
RBNew England Patriots
August 20, 2021
Taylor carried 12 times for 93 yards and a TD and caught all three of his targets for 18 yards in Thursday's 35-0 preseason win over the Eagles.
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Could be busy Thursday
RBNew England Patriots
August 11, 2021
Taylor could log plenty of second-half snaps for the Patriots during Thursday's preseason opener versus Washington, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
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Logs 23 carries in 2020
RBNew England Patriots
January 5, 2021
Taylor finished the 2020 season with 23 carries for 110 yards and a TD and one catch for four yards on two targets in six games.
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Records 38 rushing yards
RBNew England Patriots
December 29, 2020
Taylor carried six times for 38 yards in Monday night's 38-9 loss to the Bills.
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