Taylor Heinicke

QB · Atlanta Falcons

Height 6'0" Weight 210
DOB 1993-03-15 Age 31.1
College Old Dominion

2023 Fantasy Rankings

QB # 34 (Tier 7) · ADP (12-team PPR): 38.05, 449th

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2
Tier 6
32Baker Mayfield, TB529.022.0612.6
33Joshua Dobbs, ARI1429.231.0813.5
Tier 7
34Taylor Heinicke, ATL1131.138.0515.6
35Sam Darnold, SF926.834.0716.8
36Mike White, MIA1029.034.0318.1
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Falcons QB Taylor Heinicke Accepts Pay Cut

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    Last year's QB2 carousel featured Taylor Heinicke collecting more guaranteed money than most reserve passers. Only Andy Dalton and Jacoby Brissett fetched more money at signing than Heinicke, who collected $6.32MM guaranteed on a two-year, $14MM deal. Heinicke, who logged a few starts last season as Desmond Ridder struggled, remains with the team. The Atlanta [...]

    Apr 2 · Pro Football Rumors Atlanta Falcons Taylor Heinicke
  • Taylor Heinicke Accepts Pay Cut

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    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Taylor Heinicke took a pay cut recently from an expected $5 million base salary in 2024 to $1.21 million, according to Roster Management System. His $1.32 million roster bonus, which was due just after the league year began last month, was instead classified as a signing bonus. His $40,000 per game active roster bonus was also removed from his contract. The reduction in his deal lowers Heinicke's salary cap number from $8.96 million to $4.53 million, including a cash value of $2.53 million. If Atlanta were to release him, he would cost $3.32 million in dead money with only a cap savings of $1.21 million. The 31-year-old got a chance to start in 2023 when Desmond Ridder was benched, but Heinicke did nothing to separate himself and also got hurt. He'll enter 2024 as the backup to starter Kirk Cousins.

    Apr 2 · Source via Atlanta Falcons Taylor Heinicke
  • Falcons To Make Depth QB Addition; Desmond Ridder Did Not Request Trade

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    The top of Atlanta's quarterback depth chart is set with Kirk Cousins in the fold. His addition has relegated Taylor Heinicke to backup duties as things stand, but the latter may not have the QB2 role by the time the 2024 campaign begins. Heinicke will see competition for the backup gig brought in, head coach Raheem Morris said (via The Athletic's [...]

    Mar 30 · Pro Football Rumors Atlanta Falcons Arizona Cardinals Kirk Cousins Taylor Heinicke Desmond Ridder
  • Falcons Not Closing Any QB Doors At Combine

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    The Atlanta Falcons don't plan on closing any doors while evaluating the quarterbacks for the NFL scouting combine, which started on Monday in Indianapolis. Addressing the QB position this offseason is a priority for general manager Terry Fontenot as they look for an upgrade over Desmond Ridder and Taylor Heinicke. The Falcons currently hold the eighth overall pick in the upcoming draft, but if they want an elite signal-caller, they'll most likely have to trade up into the top five. Ridder didn't prove much last year and looks more like a backup than a starting-caliber QB in the NFL through his first 19 games. If the Falcons don't look to upgrade the position through the draft, they could be in the market to trade for a top QB or take a chance on one in free agency. Either way, it would be a big surprise if Ridder or Heinicke were starting under center in Week 1 this fall.

    Feb 26 · Source via NFL Draft Atlanta Falcons Taylor Heinicke Desmond Ridder
  • Falcons GM Terry Fontenot Addresses QB Pursuit

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    The Falcons are among the teams to watch on the quarterback market this offseason, either through the acquisition of a veteran passer or a rookie via the draft. A firm course of action has yet to be determined, but the organization has a move of some kind high on the to-do list. Atlanta has 2022 […]

    Feb 20 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Atlanta Falcons Taylor Heinicke Desmond Ridder
  • Falcons Seeking Upgrade Over Taylor Heinicke, Desmond Ridder

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    The Atlanta Falcons finished 21st in the NFL in 2023 in EPA per dropback with quarterbacks Taylor Heinicke and Desmond Ridder, according to TruMedia. Only six teams threw more than Atlanta's 17 interceptions, and Ridder added 12 lost fumbles. The Falcons appear to be just a quarterback away from being true contenders, and the team is primed to search for an upgrade over Heinicke and Ridder in 2024, either through the draft, free agency or the trade market under new head coach Raheem Morris. Depending on the signal-caller that the Falcons add this offseason, their offense should be expected to be much more aggressive under new offensive coordinator Zac Robinson, which should benefit key offensive pieces such as running back Bijan Robinson, tight end Kyle Pitts and receiver Drake London.

    Feb 16 · Source via Atlanta Falcons Taylor Heinicke Desmond Ridder
  • Falcons Yet To Decide QB Direction; HC Raheem Morris Will Not Call Defensive Plays

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    The Falcons have a new (but familiar) head coach in place in the form of Raheem Morris, along with an adjusted organizational structure. With those moves taken care of, the team’s top priority will be acquiring an upgrade at the quarterback spot. Both Desmond Ridder and Taylor Heinicke are under contract for 2024, but their collective showings this season left […]

    Feb 9 · Pro Football Rumors Atlanta Falcons Taylor Heinicke Desmond Ridder
  • Quarterback Stats

    SeasonTeamFPtsFP/GGSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    2017HOU0.70.71916.13.62.011100.010001122.0000
    2018CAR20.14.058824.617.312.4355761.43201325316.2000
    2020WAS13.113.112535.231.022.0121963.21371013227.3300
    2021WAS269.616.816101990.449.234.732149465.03419201538603135.2212
    2022WAS140.615.6961451.624.131.916125962.218591261928963.4315
    2023ATL78.915.8527124.013.430.27413654.4890548151248.2710

    2023

    WkVsScoreFPtsQB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1CARW 24-100.0-----------------
    2GBW 25-240.0-----------------
    3@DETL 6-200.0-----------------
    4@JACL 7-230.0-----------------
    5HOUW 21-190.0-----------------
    6WASL 16-240.0-----------------
    7@TBW 16-130.0-----------------
    8@TENL 23-2814.2253754.433.823122157.11751012147.0000
    9MINL 28-3118.41369100.059.441213855.32681113206.6700
    10@ARIL 23-2510.2204969.026.81981553.3551034348.5000
    12NOW 24-150.0-----------------
    13@NYJW 13-80.0-----------------
    14TBL 25-290.0-----------------
    15@CARL 7-90.0-----------------
    16INDW 29-1016.52464100.054.735233369.72291012105.0000
    17@CHIL 17-3719.8135288.155.933102934.516313244611.5010
    18@NOL 17-480.0-----------------

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 8, 60, 2, 24, 75
    Rushing: 24

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsQB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1JACW 28-220.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00
    2@DETL 27-360.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00
    3PHIL 8-240.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00
    4@DALL 10-250.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00
    5TENL 17-210.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00
    6@CHIW 12-70.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00
    7GBW 23-2117.51274100.047.335203360.6201211242.0000
    8@INDW 17-1625.9861100.060.737233174.22791126294.8310
    9MINL 17-2016.21564100.050.032152853.61492134174.2500
    10@PHIW 32-218.62783100.041.034172958.62110135102.0001
    11@HOUW 23-109.82468100.044.130152755.6191000320.6700
    12ATLW 19-1313.82462100.038.724142360.91382101-1-1.0000
    13@NYGT 20-2020.41185100.050.643274165.9275205263.0001
    15NYGL 12-2015.81963100.050.832172958.624910333311.0002
    16@SFL 20-3712.9225474.027.420131872.21662122-4-2.0001
    17CLEL 10-240.0-----------------
    18DALW 26-60.0-----------------

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 9, 37, 9, 49, 6, 14, 16, 19, 28, 19, 4, 3
    Rushing: 1

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsQB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1LACL 16-2011.8293970.932.718111573.31221003175.6700
    2NYGW 30-2924.41271100.070.450344673.9336211461.5000
    3@BUFL 21-4325.0954100.061.133142458.32122218212.6310
    4@ATLW 34-3030.8567100.056.738233369.72903015438.6000
    5NOL 22-3314.42583100.055.446204148.82480225408.0000
    6KCL 13-3112.12459100.066.139243961.518211000-00
    7@GBL 10-2423.91072100.065.347253767.626811410959.5001
    8@DENL 10-1716.51970100.057.140243961.527012511010.0000
    10TBW 29-1918.31273100.047.935263281.32561053155.0000
    11@CARW 27-2125.2767100.041.828162272.72063036294.8300
    12SEAW 17-1514.52284100.046.439273577.1223111430.7500
    13@LVW 17-1517.81567100.049.333233076.71962113103.3300
    14DALL 20-277.9264870.641.228112544.0122114382.6701
    15@PHIL 17-270.0-----------------
    16@DALL 14-568.0324371.738.32372231.81211241-1-1.0000
    17PHIL 16-2012.82563100.060.338273675.02470132147.0000
    18@NYGW 22-76.33359100.033.92091850.0120003231.5000

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 11, 11, 19, 73, 2, 33, 17, 30, 39, 40, 20, 20, 6, 12, 4, 10, 7, 4, 43, 8
    Rushing: 4

    2020

    WkVsScoreFPtsQB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    16CARL 13-2013.1262535.231.022121963.21371013227.3300
    WCTBL 23-3128.9-72100.069.450264459.13061126467.6710

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 29, 11
    Rushing: 8

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