J.J. Taylor

J.J. Taylor

Running Back #42
Team: New England Patriots
Ht / Wt:5'6" / 185 lb.
College:Arizona
Age:23
Born:January 4, 1998
Drafted:2020 / UDFA

J.J. Taylor: Logs 23 carries in 2020

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.

January 5, 2021 10:21 AM EST

J.J. Taylor: Records 38 rushing yards

Taylor carried six times for 38 yards in Monday night's 38-9 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: With Damien Harris (ankle) inactive, Taylor logged 16 of a possible 50 snaps on offense Monday, while working behind Sony Michel and pass-catching back James White. Taylor's 28-yard run in the second quarter of the contest was one of the few bright spots for New England's offense Monday, but it remains to seen how much he'll be involved in the team's season finale, especially if Harris returns to the backfield mix in Week 17.

December 29, 2020 5:57 AM EST

J.J. Taylor: Suiting up for Week 16

Taylor (quadricep) is active heading into Monday night's game against Buffalo.

Analysis: Taylor was considered questionable coming into the divisional tilt after being kept to limited participation throughout the preceding practice week. An appearance against the Bills would represent a second in as many weeks for the 22-year-old, and a fifth total game appearance this season. Taylor, an Arizona product, saw his highest level of offensive involvement Week 3 against the Raiders when he registered 43 yards on 11 carries. He may not garner so many opportunities against the Bills, with both Sony Michel and James White active for the showdown.

December 28, 2020 4:05 PM EST

J.J. Taylor: Carries questionable tag

Taylor (quadricep) is questionable for Monday's game versus the Bills, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.

Analysis: Taylor battled through this injury last week. With a week of limited practices behind him, Taylor is on the right track for Monday night's matchup against the Bills. The 22-year-old running back played just five snaps on offense last week; he'll likely handle a similar role this week as long as Damien Harris (ankle) is active.

December 26, 2020 1:30 PM EST

J.J. Taylor: Logs limited practice Thursday

Taylor (quadriceps) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Taylor was among 20 Patriots listed as limited Thursday, and it remains to be seen how serious his quad injury is. The rookie has played a limited role on offense this season, but he could see some extra snaps -- if he's able to suit up -- over the final two contests now that New England has been eliminated from playoff contention.

December 24, 2020 2:54 PM EST

J.J. Taylor: Logs five snaps in Week 15

Taylor carried once for two yards in Sunday's 22-12 loss to the Dolphins.

Analysis: With Damien Harris (ankle) inactive for the contest, Taylor had a chance to see his first game action since Week 3, en route to logging five snaps on offense. Though he's firmly behind Harris, Sony Michel and James White on Patriots' RB depth chart, it's possible that Taylor could see some extra touches over the team's last two games, with New England having been eliminated from the playoffs as a result of Sunday's loss.

December 21, 2020 12:35 PM EST

J.J. Taylor: Active for Week 15

Taylor (quadriceps) will play in Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Analysis: Taylor will make his first appearance since Week 3, as he's dealt with injury and illness this season. With Damien Harris (ankle) ruled out of the game, Taylor is expected to handle a clear No. 3 role at running back for the game behind Sony Michel and James White.

December 20, 2020 8:52 AM EST

J.J. Taylor: Pegged as questionable

Taylor (quadriceps) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Dolphins.

Analysis: Taylor hasn't played since Week 3. He was a limited participant in practice all week, but that's been a consistent theme lately with no effect on his game time status. If he's able to suit up, he'll simply add depth in the backfield behind Damien Harris (ankle) and James White (foot), both of whom are also questionable.

December 18, 2020 12:35 PM EST

J.J. Taylor: Limited showing Wednesday

Taylor was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice due to a quadriceps injury, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Taylor has yet to suit up in game action since Week 3, as he continues to manage the quadriceps injury. Taylor is still behind Damien Harris, James White (foot) and Sony Michel on the running back depth chart, so even if he were to return he likely wouldn't affect much from a fantasy perspective.

December 16, 2020 6:20 PM EST

J.J. Taylor: No-go Thursday

Taylor (quadriceps) is officially inactive for Thursday's game against the Rams.

Analysis: Taylor game into the game drawing the questionable tag after managing his practice reps throughout the week, but he'll miss another game. Damien Harris, James White and Sony Michel are the active running backs for New England this week.

December 10, 2020 4:18 PM EST

J.J. Taylor: Questionable for TNF

Taylor (quadriceps) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Rams.

Analysis: Taylor has yet to see action in a game since Week 3 against the Raiders, dealing with illness and injuries over that span. Taylor was a limited participant at practice all week and appears to be trending toward a true game-time decision. Even if he is healthy enough to suit up Sunday, it's likely he won't impact the game from a fantasy perspective.

December 9, 2020 3:49 PM EST

J.J. Taylor: Unavailable Sunday

Taylor (quadriceps) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Analysis: The 22-year-old received the questionable tag after working as a limited practice participant all week, and he won't be available Sunday. Damien Harris, James White and Sony Michel are the active running backs for New England this week.

December 6, 2020 12:44 PM EST

J.J. Taylor: Officially questionable

The Patriots have listed Taylor (quadriceps) as questionable ahead of Sunday's contest against the Chargers.

Analysis: Taylor was a limited participant at practice all week and appears to be trending towards a true game-time decision. Even if he does get the green light, the 22-year-old has not seen any action on the field since Week 3 mainly due to coaching decisions.

December 5, 2020 7:40 AM EST

J.J. Taylor: Inactive Sunday

Taylor (quadriceps) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

Analysis: The 22-year-old was considered questionable with the quad injury and won't be available for Sunday's contest. Taylor hasn't seen game action since Week 3, though he's mostly been inactive as a coaching decision.

November 29, 2020 9:08 AM EST

J.J. Taylor: Questionable ahead of Week 12

Taylor (quadriceps) is questionable for the team's Week 12 matchup against the Cardinals, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Taylor's status has fluctuated throughout the week, as he was cleared of an undisclosed injury that held him out of the Week 11 matchup with Texans. However, he reappeared on the injury report Thursday and did not practice. He upgraded to limited participation on Friday, giving him a chance to suit up Sunday.

November 27, 2020 6:30 PM EST

J.J. Taylor: Added to injury report

Taylor (quad) did not participate during the Patriots' practice session Thursday.

Analysis: Taylor was held out of action Week 11 against the Texans because of an undisclosed issue, and he's gone without a game appearance since Week 3. An illness had been beleaguering Taylor in recent weeks, but now he's dealing with an injury of another variety as a Sunday matchup against the Cardinals approaches. With Rex Burkhead potentially having suffered a torn ACL during last Sunday's loss to the Texans, Taylor could be in line for increased opportunities down the stretch if able to get healthy.

November 26, 2020 1:46 PM EST

J.J. Taylor: Clear of injury report

Taylor (undisclosed) isn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Taylor was unavailable for Week 11 due to an unspecified injury, but he was back on the practice field Wednesday. The 22-year-old hasn't seen game action since Week 3, and that's unlikely to change this weekend with Sony Michel back from injured reserve.

November 25, 2020 1:29 PM EST

J.J. Taylor: Out Week 11

The Patriots have rule Taylor (undisclosed) out ahead of Sunday's tilt against the Texans,.

Analysis: Taylor has not seen any action since Week 3 and he is now dealing with an undisclosed injury. However, with Sony Michel (quadriceps) activated off the IR and Damien Harris, James White and Rex Burkhead all available, he would have a hard time finding any time on the field regardless.

November 21, 2020 10:16 AM EST

J.J. Taylor: Not playing Sunday

Taylor (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Taylor hasn't logged any action since Week 3, despite injuries and other absences plaguing the Patriots backfield. With Sony Michel (quadriceps) not playing Sunday but poised to return from IR soon, Taylor may be a regular healthy scratch moving forward with Damien Harris, James White and Rex Burkhead all available.

November 15, 2020 4:16 PM EST

J.J. Taylor: Off Week 10 injury report

Taylor (illness) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against Baltimore.

Analysis: Taylor started the week with a pair of limited practices but upgraded to a full session Friday, clearing him to suit up for the Sunday Night Football clash with the Ravens. How much usage he'll see in a backfield that also features Damien Harris (ankle/chest), James White and Rex Burkhead is a different story.

November 13, 2020 1:53 PM EST

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