J.J. Taylor
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Patriots in September of 2020.
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.
ANALYSIS
Taylor, who the Patriots signed as an undrafted free agent out of Arizona, saw limited opportunities as a rookie, but the 5-foot-6, 185-pounder could see an increased change-of-pace role in 2021, depending on the team's offseason approach to the running back position. With that in mind, both James White and Rex Burkhead are eligible for free agency.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do J.J. 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 %
13.0%
 
Positive Run %
82.6%
 
% Yds After Contact
51.8%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.5
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
4.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
48.0%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-1.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.12
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.2%
 
% Team Targets
0.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-3.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
50.0%
 
Drop Rate
50.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.0
 
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2020 J.J. Taylor Split Stats
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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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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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Suiting up for Week 16
RBNew England Patriots
December 28, 2020
Taylor (quadriceps) is active heading into Monday night's game against Buffalo.
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Carries questionable tag
RBNew England Patriots
Quadriceps
December 26, 2020
Taylor (quadricep) is questionable for Monday's game versus the Bills, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.
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Logs limited practice Thursday
RBNew England Patriots
Quadriceps
December 24, 2020
Taylor (quadriceps) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
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Logs five snaps in Week 15
RBNew England Patriots
December 21, 2020
Taylor carried once for two yards in Sunday's 22-12 loss to the Dolphins.
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