J.J. Taylor
22-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 one carry in Week 2
RBNew England Patriots
September 21, 2020
Taylor saw just one snap on offense in Sunday's 35-30 loss to the Seahawks, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
That came in the third quarter of the contest, when Taylor lost a yard on his sole carry of the evening. The rookie also returned three kickoffs for 69 yards. Taylor remains behind Sony Michel, James White and Rex Burkhead in the Patriots' running back pecking order and is off the fantasy radar for now.
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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 %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
80.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
59.3%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.2
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
3.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
60.0%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-2.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.40
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.9%
 
% Team Targets
1.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-4.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.0
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
98.8
 
Cornerbacks
146.8
 
Safeties
57.9
 
Linebackers
39.6
 
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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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More Fantasy News
Logs four carries in opener
RBNew England Patriots
September 14, 2020
Taylor was on the field for nine of a possible 64 snaps on offense in Sunday's 21-11 win over the Dolphins, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
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Promoted to active roster
RBNew England Patriots
September 7, 2020
Taylor has been added to the Patriots' active roster.
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Reverts to practice squad
RBFree Agent
September 6, 2020
Taylor cleared waivers Sunday and landed on the Patriots' practice squad, Andrew Callahan of The Springfield Republican reports.
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Waived by New England
RBFree Agent
September 5, 2020
The Patriots have waived Taylor.
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Draws comparison to Dion Lewis
RBNew England Patriots
August 21, 2020
Patriots' running backs coach Ivan Fears has noted that that Taylor reminds him of Dion Lewis, Phil Perry of NBC Boston reports.
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