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Jonathan Taylor Getting Valuable Reps

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor has been getting valuable repetitions during organized team activities this week with second-year quarterback Anthony Richardson. Last year at this time, Taylor and Richardson didn't practice together in the offseason because Taylor was hurt and in a contract dispute. When he returned in Week 5, Taylor played with Richardson for two snaps before Richardson suffered a season-ending shoulder injury. Taylor missed seven games in 2023 due to ankle and thumb injuries but ended the year with season-highs in carries (30) and rushing yards (188), including a 48-yard touchdown run. The 25-year-old should be a lock for 1,000 rushing yards in 2024 if he's healthy, and his ceiling will be pretty high if Richardson remains healthy all years as well, although the dynamic QB could vulture plenty of TDs at the goal line.

May 24, 2024 1:07 PM EST


Jonathan Taylor Nears 200 Total Yards And A Score In Season Finale Loss

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor was the lone bright spot in the Colts' 23-19 loss to the Houston Texans on Saturday night. Taylor ran the ball 30 times for a whopping 188 yards on the ground and a touchdown. He reeled in both of his targets for an additional eight yards through the air. Taylor (heel) left the game in the second half briefly with an injury but did return just a few drives later. The 24-year-old closes out the regular season with 894 yards from scrimmage and eight total touchdowns in ten games played. Indy is now eliminated from playoff contention with their Week 18 loss.

Jan 7, 2024 1:33 AM EST



Jonathan Taylor A Solid RB2 In Week 18

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor has slowly returned to his normal form, running the ball 21 times for 96 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 17 win against the Las Vegas Raiders. Taylor has now scored at least one touchdown in his last four matchups and looks to continue the streak in a win-and-in season finale against the Houston Texans. Houston has done a decent job defending the run this season, allowing the third least rushing yards per game and the 15th least fantasy points to opposing running backs. Fellow running back Zack Moss (forearm) is questionable ahead of this matchup, but it will be Taylor in all likelihood getting the vast majority of opportunities regardless of Moss' status. Fantasy managers can expect Indy to play through Taylor in their most important game of the season, and can look to start him as a high-end RB2 accordingly.

Jan 5, 2024 8:58 PM EST


Jonathan Taylor Posts 100+ Total Yards And A Score In Win

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor ran the ball 21 times for 96 yards and a touchdown in the team's 23-20 win against the Las Vegas Raiders. He also reeled in his only target of the day for another eight yards through the air. Taylor once again saw a huge workload in running back Zack Moss (forearm), receiving over 80% of the team's running back opportunities. With his touchdown today, he now extends his touchdown streak to four games. He'll look to continue his momentum in Week 18 when Indy hosts the Houston Texans, and fantasy managers in all formats can look to include him in lineups for that contest.

Jan 1, 2024 12:05 AM EST


Jonathan Taylor Up For A Big Workload In Week 17

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor ran the ball 18 times for 43 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 16 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. He now gears up for a Week 17 matchup against the Raiders, one in which fellow running back Zack Moss (forearm) has been ruled out from. Taylor is set for another large workload, against a defense that's allowed the tenth most points to opposing fantasy running backs this season. That being said, their more recent form has been much better as Las Vegas has allowed just the third least amount of points to opposing fantasy running backs over the last four weeks. With all that in mind, Taylor's potential volume in Moss' absence puts him in contention for a solid RB2 play in Week 17.

Dec 29, 2023 8:23 PM EST



Jonathan Taylor Scores Touchdown In Week 16 Loss

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor carried the ball 18 times for 43 yards and a touchdown in a 29-10 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Taylor was not involved in the passing game, seeing just one target which he did not catch. Coming back from his thumb injury, the fifth-year back went right back into his full workload receiving over 85% of the running back opportunities. Taylor will look to keep the momentum going in Week 17 when the Colts face off against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Dec 24, 2023 10:18 PM EST


Jonathan Taylor Officially Removed From Injury Report, Will Play In Week 16

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (thumb) has been removed from the injury report and will play against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 16. He was a full participant in practice all week long and should be 100 percent on Sunday. The star playmaker ranks as a low-end RB1 in fantasy football, especially against an Atlanta defense surrendering 115.3 scrimmage yards per game to opposing backfields.

Dec 22, 2023 4:09 PM EST


Jonathan Taylor Expected To Return Versus Falcons

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (thumb) is expected to play on Sunday versus the Atlanta Falcons. Head coach Shane Steichen said the 24-year-old "looks good" and expressed optimism about his availability for Week 16. If confirmed as active, Taylor will return to the low-end RB1 tier after missing three weeks. During the five games prior to his absence, Taylor was averaging 75.4 rushing yards, 15 receiving yards, and 0.8 touchdowns. Managers should have full confidence in Indianapolis' lead back as the fantasy football playoffs continue.

Dec 22, 2023 1:16 PM EST


Jonathan Taylor To Practice Again Thursday

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (thumb) said he will practice again on Thursday and that will determine a lot toward his status for Week 16 against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Taylor said he'll wear some sort of brace/wrap. He had his surgically repaired right thumb wrapped up in a T-shirt when he spoke to reporters. The Colts listed the 24-year-old as a full practice participant on their estimated report on Wednesday, signaling he has a pretty good chance to return from a three-game absence following thumb surgery. Zack Moss (shoulder) is also questionable after getting hurt in Week 15, so Taylor could have a pretty big role this Sunday against Atlanta if he gets through the next two days of practice unscathed.

Dec 21, 2023 12:01 PM EST


Jonathan Taylor Practicing In Full In Week 16

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (thumb) was listed as a full participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report. It was reported earlier that Taylor would take part in the team's walkthrough session, but a listed as a full participant is a pleasant surprise for fantasy managers still playing for a title in 2023. It sounds as though Taylor is tracking towards a return this weekend to face the Atlanta Falcons following a three-game absence due to right-thumb surgery. It's also notable that Zack Moss (shoulder) did not practice on Wednesday after getting hurt in Saturday's win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. It's unclear if Taylor would have a cap put on his snaps if he plays in Week 16, but at the very least it looks like he'll be back to face the Falcons on the road.

Dec 20, 2023 4:29 PM EST


Jonathan Taylor To Take Part In Walkthrough

Indianapolis Colts head coach Shane Steichen told reporters on Wednesday that running back Jonathan Taylor (thumb) is progressing well and will take part in the team's walkthrough practice like he's done the last few weeks. There remains optimism that Taylor will return to action in Week 16 against the Atlanta Falcons, but he'll be evaluated on a daily basis. The 24-year-old had surgery on his thumb and has been absent the last three games. It would be good timing for the Colts backfield for Taylor to be able to return this weekend, as Zack Moss (shoulder) is dealing with an injury that could put him in jeopardy of playing against Atlanta. The Colts backfield is in flux at the moment, although it seems likely that one of Taylor or Moss will be active. If not, Indy would be down to Trey Sermon and Tyler Goodson.

Dec 20, 2023 12:33 PM EST


Jonathan Taylor Trending Up, Per Head Coach

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (thumb) is "feeling good," according to head coach Shane Steichen. The Colts' HC told reporters that "we'll see how this week goes" in terms of the former All-Pro running back returning to practice. Taylor underwent thumb surgery back on November 29 and has now missed three straight games. It's encouraging to hear that he has a chance to practice this week. Indianapolis currently occupies the final Wild Card spot in the AFC with an 8-6 record and would love to get Taylor back in the mix for their Christmas Eve tilt against the Atlanta Falcons. Fantasy managers will want to monitor his status closely this upcoming week.

Dec 17, 2023 1:13 PM EST


Jonathan Taylor Could Return In Week 16

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (thumb) has a "realistic chance" to return in Week 16 versus the Atlanta Falcons, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The star playmaker hasn't appeared in a game since Week 12 when he broke free for 91 yards and two touchdowns. As soon as he's able to return, he should handle the vast majority of snaps out of the backfield, ranking as a fantasy RB1. While his absence has tested managers' depth, his eventual return will provide those same managers with a huge boost for the peak of the fantasy playoffs. In the meantime, Zack Moss will start at running back against the Steelers this Saturday.

Dec 16, 2023 2:40 PM EST


Jonathan Taylor Set To Miss Third Straight Game

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (thumb) missed practice again on Thursday and will miss his third straight game in Week 15 on Saturday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It's not a big surprise after Taylor was expected to miss three to five weeks after having surgery on his thumb. The Colts are expecting the 24-year-old to be back this year, though, so fantasy managers with something left to play for should keep him stashed with hopes that he can return in Week 16 to face the Atlanta Falcons. Zach Moss has disappointed the last two weeks in the lead-back role for the Colts with Taylor sidelined, but he will have RB1 upside because of the volume alone for the third straight week in fantasy.

Dec 14, 2023 12:52 PM EST


Jonathan Taylor Sitting Out Wednesday

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (thumb) is missing from practice on Wednesday for the second straight day this week. Taylor was listed as a non-participant during Tuesday's session as well and it's a near certainty that he'll miss his third straight game following thumb surgery. The Colts are expecting Taylor to return this year, though, so fantasy managers still playing for something should keep him stashed just in case he's able to return next week. With the 24-year-old most likely sitting out this Saturday versus the Pittsburgh Steelers, Zack Moss is in line to serve as Indy's lead back for the third straight week. Moss has been underwhelming the last two games with Taylor out, but the volume increase gives him a solid floor as an RB2 in fantasy against Pittsburgh.

Dec 13, 2023 3:13 PM EST


Jonathan Taylor Remains Absent At Practice

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (thumb) was listed as a non-participant on Tuesday's estimated practice report. The Colts haven't officially ruled Taylor out for the Week 15 game on Saturday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, although the 24-year-old is likely to miss his third straight game following surgery on his thumb on Nov. 29. Fantasy managers need to keep Taylor stashed on their rosters, but they shouldn't expect him back this weekend, and Tuesday's DNP tag supports that notion. Zack Moss is in line to retain lead-back duties for the Colts offense in Week 15, giving him RB2 upside in fantasy. Moss has stepped up for the Colts in 2023, but he hasn't scored since Week 8 and has 2.47 yards per carry on his 32 rushing attempts the last two games with Taylor sidelined.

Dec 12, 2023 7:34 PM EST


Jonathan Taylor Expected To Play Again This Year

Indianapolis Colts head coach Shane Steichen confirmed to reporters that the plan is for running back Jonathan Taylor (thumb) to play again this year. Taylor has missed the last two weeks with a right-thumb injury that required surgery, and his status remains to be determined for Saturday's clash against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 15. The 24-year-old was expected to be out anywhere from three to five weeks, so a return this weekend might be a bit optimistic, but we'll have to see what he does in practices starting on Wednesday. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect him to play this Saturday, which would mean another weak of Zack Moss serving in a lead-back role for the Colts. Taylor should remain stashed in all fantasy leagues for the time being.

Dec 12, 2023 12:01 PM EST


Jonathan Taylor Officially Ruled Out Against Bengals

Indianapolis Colts head coach Shane Steichen has officially ruled out running back Jonathan Taylor (thumb) from the Week 14 game this Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. Taylor had surgery on his right thumb last week and will now miss his second straight game after missing another full week of practice. Fantasy managers must keep the 24-year-old lead back stashed for now, but he's expected to miss anywhere from three to five weeks, so there remains a chance that he won't be available at all to teams as they try to win a fantasy title in 2023. In the meantime, Zack Moss will operate as Indy's lead back. He'll be a must-start RB1 for fantasy lineups this weekend in a great matchup against the Bengals.

Dec 8, 2023 1:21 PM EST


Jonathan Taylor Still Missing From Practice

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (thumb) remains absent from practice on Thursday. Taylor had surgery on his right thumb last week and didn't play in the Week 13 overtime victory over the Tennessee Titans. He's expected to miss anywhere from three to five weeks with the injury, so it's no surprise he's still absent from team practices. Despite the possibility that Taylor won't be back to help fantasy managers that are advancing to the postseason, the 24-year-old deserves stashing as Indy's lead back when healthy. Zack Moss is an absolute must-start RB1 in fantasy lineups in Week 14 in a great matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals and their poor run defense.

Dec 7, 2023 1:37 PM EST


No Practice For Jonathan Taylor Wednesday

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (thumb) is still missing from practice on Wednesday. Taylor had thumb surgery on Nov. 29 and missed his first game in Week 13's overtime win over the Tennessee Titans. He's highly unlikely practice or play in Week 14 against the Bengals in Cincinnati this Sunday. The 24-year-old was given a three- to five-week timetable to return from his thumb injury. Fantasy managers should keep Taylor stashed, but he still might not be able to return in time to help you potentially make a run at that coveted fantasy title in 2023. In the meantime, Zack Moss will have RB2 upside in fantasy lineups as Indianapolis' lead back. Moss will have upside this week against a suspect Bengals run defense.

Dec 6, 2023 7:58 PM EST