Tyrod Taylor
Tyrod Taylor
29-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Cleveland Browns
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The Browns traded a third-round pick to the Bills for Taylor, who now looks like an insurance policy should first overall pick Baker Mayfield prove not ready to be an NFL starter. Taylor seems suited for that role. He's a capable quarterback coming off a playoff appearance who won't turn the ball over - he's second to only Tom Brady in interception percentage the last three years - and is one of the best running quarterbacks in the game, ranking second in both rushing yards and touchdowns from 2015-17. Taylor also puts a good touch on his deep ball. The only time he had a legit deep threat, in 2015 with Sammy Watkins, he connected for 12 touchdowns on passes of more than 20 yards. This season, he has Josh Gordon on the outside. The Browns also added Jarvis Landry to the receiving corps and bolstered their backfield with Carlos Hyde and second-round pick Nick Chubb. Duke Johnson, who had 74 receptions last year, also returns. Coach Hue Jackson repeatedly said since the draft that Taylor is the starter, but he's also left the door open a crack for Mayfield. At least Taylor will have former Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley designing game plans and calling plays, rather than Jackson, which is probably a win already. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $30.5 million restructured contract with the Bills in March of 2017. Traded to the Browns in March of 2018.
Logs full practice
QBCleveland Browns
October 3, 2018
Taylor (back) practiced fully Wednesday.
Now fully recovered from a concussion and seemingly the back injury as well, Taylor is on track to dress in Sunday's game against the Ravens. After surrendering the starting gig to Baker Mayfield, Taylor will serve as the top backup option while Drew Stanton drops to the No. 3 role.
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How do Tyrod Taylor's 2018 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
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  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
Avg Target Depth
10.1 Yds
Sack Rate
Avg Receiver YAC
4.9 Yds
Receiver Drop %
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How do Tyrod Taylor's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
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.
6' 1"
217 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.47 sec
Shuttle Time
4.09 sec
Vertical Jump
37.5 in
Broad Jump
126 in
Hand Length
10.00 in
Arm Length
32.25 in
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Tyrod Taylor
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October 16th
Chris Liss argues Barkley is already the best back in the NFL and worth the No. 2 pick given the particular quarterbacks available.
NFL Barometer: Thielen Groovy
October 9th
Juan Carlos Blanco analyzes the rising and falling fantasy fortunes of some key players after Week 5 and notes that Adam Thielen has emerged as a truly elite wideout with Kirk Cousins delivering passes to him.
Gameday Injuries: Week 4
Gameday Injuries: Week 4
September 30th
September 30th
Juan Carlos Blanco guides you through a Week 4 injury report that has no shortage of key names and provides you the latest updates as of early Sunday morning.
Exploiting the Matchups: Week 4 Start/Sit
September 27th
Luke Hoover expects another big week from Sterling Shepard, who should see more attention from Eli Manning with Evan Engram injured.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Is the glass half full or half empty with Taylor? The Bills can't seem to decide. They wanted to keep him around this year but forced a contract restructuring that cost him $6 million. He takes care of the ball, throwing the fewest interceptions the last two seasons (12) other than Tom Brady (min. 600 attempts), with the third-lowest INT rate at 1.5. Taylor is also the leading rusher among QBs the last two seasons, and his 10 rushing scores are second only to Cam Newton's 15. However, Taylor's completion rate has been mediocre (19th), and his YPA dropped by more than a yard last year. On paper, the exchange of Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods for Jordan Matthews and Zay Jones may not pay immediate dividends, but Taylor can take solace in the fact the new duo is a good bet to remain on the field for the entirety of the season. Complementing Matthews and Jones will be veterans Andre Holmes and Philly Brown, but LeSean McCoy's presence means Taylor will likely remain a caretaker of the offense.
Signed off the bottom of the Ravens' depth chart, Taylor faced little opposition from E.J. Manuel or Matt Cassel in training camp and emerged as the Week 1 starter. It's easy to see what encouraged the coaching staff to hand him the keys to the offense despite his extremely limited resume, as Taylor was the league's second-leading rusher among QBs (behind Cam Newton), though his scrambling did leave him vulnerable to injury as he lost two games to a sprained MCL. He's not one-dimensional, however, also possessing the arm strength and accuracy to stretch the defense. Taylor finished third in 2015 in air yards per attempt, just behind gunslingers Carson Palmer and Ben Roethlisberger - while also finishing fifth in QB rating on passes longer than 15 yards. Despite those tools, the Bills never seemed comfortable letting him be the focal point of the offense, instead leaning heavily on their running game to keep the ball moving. A lackluster WR corps, especially when Sammy Watkins was sidelined, certainly played into that philosophy, but offseason comments by GM Doug Whaley also indicated that the front office isn't sold on Taylor as a franchise quarterback quite yet. Despite an impressive first season under center, he heads into 2016 with more to prove.
Taylor overtook both EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel to land the Bills' top QB job in late August. The 26-year-old Virginia Tech product now merits fantasy consideration thanks to his mobility, with his overall upside on that front now resting in his ability to develop and maintain chemistry with the Bills' solid collection of pass-catching weapons.
Taylor will compete with sixth-round rookie Keith Wenning for the right to serve as the Ravens' No. 2 quarterback for a fourth consecutive year. Joe Flacco has yet to miss a start through six NFL seasons.
Taylor will compete against Caleb Hanie for the No. 2 quarterback job behind Joe Flacco. Taylor held down the role each of the last two seasons, making him a heavy favorite to beat out Hanie. Should something happen to the notably durable Flacco, Taylor's athleticism could lead to fantasy relevance.
Taylor seems to be penciled as the backup behind Joe Flacco, which is surprising considering how raw Taylor is as a passer. He is a terrific athlete, however, with tons of upside should he develop properly.
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Officially inactive Sunday
QBCleveland Browns
September 30, 2018
Taylor (concussion/back) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Raiders.
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Won't serve as backup Sunday
QBCleveland Browns
September 30, 2018
Taylor (concussion/back) may not be active for Sunday's game against the Raiders with Drew Stanton expected to serve as the backup to starting quarterback Baker Mayfield, Sam Wyche of NFL Network reports.
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Listed as questionable this week
QBCleveland Browns
September 28, 2018
Taylor (concussion/back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
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Dealing with back issue
QBCleveland Browns
September 27, 2018
Though Taylor has been cleared from the NFL's concussion protocol, he was limited by a back injury at Thursday's practice, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
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Clears concussion protocol
QBCleveland Browns
September 27, 2018
Taylor has cleared the NFL's concussion protocol and will take part in Thursday's practice, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
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