Jonathan Taylor

RB, Indianapolis Colts

Height 5'11" Weight 219
DOB 1999-01-19 Age 23.5
College Wisconsin

2022 Fantasy Rankings

Overall # 1 · RB # 1 (Tier 1)
ADP (12-team PPR): 1.01, 1st

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2Comment
Tier 1
1Jonathan Taylor, IND1423.51.0122.2
2Christian McCaffrey, CAR1326.21.0218.2
3Derrick Henry, TEN628.61.0423.4
1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2021 season, PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Jonathan Taylor To See Smaller Workload?

    ESPN.com's Stephen Holder still thinks Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor is a good pick at No. 1 overall in fantasy football drafts, even with the Colts planning to reduce his workload in Year 3. Holder expects Taylor's touches to be lower than in 2021, but his propensity for big plays still makes him the best fantasy option. He had explosive plays (10-plus yards) on 15.1 percent of his carries last year. Among 1,000-yard rushers, only Nick Chubb had a higher rate at 18 percent. Taylor was also 12th among RBs with nine yards per catch, so he can also do damage in the passing attack. Quarterback Matt Ryan should make the Colts offense more efficient as well. Despite the possibility of a smaller workload in 2022, fantasy managers should still be plenty happy taking Taylor with the first overall selection.

    Aug 16 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor To Miss Entire Preseason

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor will miss the entire preseason, according to head coach Frank Reich. The star running back was rested during the preseason opener. Now, the organization has decided to have Taylor sit out the rest of the preseason. The Colts aren't expected to use any of their starters next week because of a joint practice with the Detroit Lions. The lack of reps for Taylor shouldn't be much of a concern for fantasy managers heading into the regular season.

    Aug 15 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Heading For Fewer Touches?

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor could see a reduction in volume this coming season, according to Stephen Holder of ESPN. According to Holder, head coach Frank Reich told him that the goal is to win a championship, not to make Taylor the MVP or rushing leader. If they need to cut back on his volume in order to accomplish that, so be it. "You don't see teams that have this ground-and-pound run game win championships," he said. "Our best formula is to be balanced. I'm not saying he won't lead the league in touches, because you never know how things are going to play out. But I almost don't want him to." This shouldn't completely deter fantasy managers from drafting Taylor at the 1.01 this draft season, but it's still worth mentioning considering the Colts have discussed reducing his workload for a while now. The team wants to get Nyheim Hines involved, and the passing game looks like it is trending up, too.

    Aug 13 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Not Expected To Play In Preseason Opener

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor is not on track to suit up for the team's preseason-opening contest vs. Buffalo on Saturday. Taylor, arguably the league's premier fantasy asset, has emerged as a star rusher, while head coach Frank Reich has attempted to keep his back in prime condition for the grind of a full season. There is little incentive for the Colts to utilize Taylor during the preseason, especially after he led the league in carries (332), rushing yards (1,811), rushing touchdowns (18) and yards from scrimmage (2,171) last year. Without him in the mix, those monitoring Indy's preseason reps can look to Nyheim Hines, Phillip Lindsay and Ty'Son Williams to see the vast majority of backfield carries. Taylor's next opportunity to suit up comes against Detroit next Saturday.

    Aug 13 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Why Colts RB Jonathan Taylor's touches and production are likely to fall this season

    Taylor became a fantasy star in 2021, but it's very possible his numbers will drop instead.

    Aug 13 · ESPN Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Matt Ryan Praises Jonathan Taylor

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor was praised by his new quarterback as the two started to build a connection in training camp. Matt Ryan, who was acquired in a trade this offseason to replace Carson Wentz, described the reigning rushing leader as "special" and "unique." The veteran went on to mention Taylor's "power, speed, and ability to cut." The 23-year-old is heading into his third season after finishing as the overall RB1 in fantasy points in 2021. Now, with an improved quarterback situation and one of the better offensive lines in the league, Taylor is primed to be an elite fantasy asset once again. He is well worth the No. 1 pick in fantasy drafts.

    Jul 29 · Source via Colts Matt Ryan Jonathan Taylor
  • Colts Sign Ty'Son Williams

    The Indianapolis Colts signed free-agent running back Ty'Son Williams to an undisclosed deal on Tuesday and waived center Alex Mollette in a corresponding move. Williams spent the last two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, racking up 185 rushing yards and one touchdown on 35 carries while also catching nine of 12 targets for 84 yards in 13 games (three starts). All of his action came last season with Baltimore's backfield extremely beat up from the get-go. He'll join a Colts running back room that has All-Pro Jonathan Taylor, Nyheim Hines and Phillip Lindsay. Williams will provide valuable depth but won't be worth drafting in the vast majority of fantasy leagues before the regular season.

    May 24 · Source via Colts Ravens Phillip Lindsay Jonathan Taylor Ty'son Williams
  • Running Back Stats

    SeasonTeamGFPtsFP/GSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    2020IND15236.815.851150.226.818.223211695.041141362998.311
    2021IND17357.121.076869.034.622.633218115.451853403609.022

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1SEAL 16-2814.64255.331.62417563.290766010.000
    2LARL 24-275.83044.823.91615513.4001122.000
    3@TENL 16-257.72948.321.71310646.4003188.000
    4@MIAW 27-1718.93650.726.819161036.44133113.700
    5@BALL 25-3130.43652.227.51915533.5314311638.710
    6HOUW 31-328.33164.633.3161414510.362211313.000
    7@SFW 30-1818.54769.130.921181075.9413331.001
    8TENL 31-3419.75973.825.02016704.381435217.300
    9NYJW 45-3033.04369.433.921191729.052222814.000
    10JACW 23-1721.65484.445.329211165.52186101.700
    11@BUFW 41-1551.95782.650.735321855.78433196.310
    12TBL 31-3817.74971.030.42116835.19154143.500
    13@HOUW 31-026.35576.444.432321434.472000-01
    15NEW 27-1723.05198.155.829291705.861000-00
    16@ARIW 22-1610.85578.641.429271084.000200-00
    17LVL 20-2317.94271.237.322201085.4012166.000
    18@JACL 11-2611.05291.233.31915775.13043186.000

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 23, 4, 4, 11, 5, 1, 21, 78, 4, 3, 2, 10, 1, 4, 1, 3, 67, 1
    Receiving: 76, 23

    2020

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@JACL 20-2711.92635.120.3159222.440666711.200
    2MINW 28-1118.04967.138.428261013.8812294.500
    3NYJW 36-712.72440.023.31413594.5411133.000
    4@CHIW 19-118.43345.825.01817684.000111111.000
    5@CLEL 23-3214.43155.426.81512574.75132178.500
    6CINW 31-2713.53758.725.41612605.000445513.800
    8@DETW 41-214.12633.818.21411222.0003294.500
    9BALL 10-2410.42130.911.886274.5012273.501
    10@TENW 34-174.71724.312.997121.710222512.500
    11GBW 34-3113.44756.031.02622904.09044246.000
    13@HOUW 26-2021.03347.823.21613917.000334414.710
    14@LVW 44-2729.53455.736.122201507.50222157.500
    15HOUW 27-2017.53870.438.92116835.19154123.000
    16@PITL 24-2819.44058.027.51918744.112100-00
    17JACW 28-1437.95582.147.832302538.4322111.000
    WC@BUFL 24-2715.44860.831.62521783.7114263.000

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 5, 1, 4, 1, 62, 3, 5, 6, 1, 1, 45, 1
    Receiving: 39

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