|5||Ezekiel Elliott, DAL||7||26.2||1.05||15.4||
Mike's Thoughts: Drafted Elliott 1.06 (6) in a 1QB 12-team PPR on 8/9.
|6||Aaron Jones, GB||13||26.8||1.07||18.4|
|7||Jonathan Taylor, IND||14||22.7||2.02||17.0||
Mike's Thoughts: Drafted Taylor 1.08 (8) in RazzBowl on 7/26.
|8||Nick Chubb, CLE||13||25.7||1.11||17.5||
Mike's Thoughts: Drafted Chubb 2.02 (14) in a 1QB 12-team best ball on 8/16.
|9||Austin Ekeler, LAC||7||26.3||1.08||16.5||
Mike's Thoughts: Very low projected rushing TD, but very high projected receptions, so obviously, a better choice in PPR leagues. The rest of the Chargers RB depth chart is pretty uninspiring, so Ekeler should have a heavy workload. Drafted Ekeler 1.11 (11) in a 1QB 12-team best ball on 8/16.
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor carried 17 times for 56 yards and caught six of seven targets to add 60 receiving yards during Sunday's 28-16 loss against the Seattle Seahawks. With such a heavy usage in the passing game in Week 1, fantasy managers should be thrilled to continue rolling Taylor out as an RB1 despite the difficult matchup against the Los Angeles Rams defense in Week 2.Sep 12 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor is a solid fantasy option in Week 1 against a Seahawks team that ranked 17th in fantasy points allowed to running backs last season. The sky might not be the limit for Taylor, but with guard Quenton Nelson trending towards playing, Taylor is a low-end RB1, even with the matchup not being perfect. Taylor had 1,169 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns last season while adding 299 receiving yards and a touchdown.Sep 12 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor has reportedly impressed head coach Frank Reich and other team reporters in attendance enough to earn the title of best offensive player through the first couple of weeks of training camp. Reich stated, "That guy looks so good right now I can't even tell you." Running behind one of the league's best offensive line units certainly benefits Taylor, whom the Colts drafted with the 41st overall pick in 2020. He was restricted in several games during his rookie season, ceding touches to Nyheim Hines, which could be why Taylor's ADP had dropped from 9.2 to 11.7 across the past week. Taylor had the third-highest rushing total (1,169 yards) in 2020 and scored 12 touchdowns, including one through the air. He's a bonafide RB1 and should be drafted in the first round due to the heavy volume he's guaranteed, including valuable goal-line carries behind a bruising offensive line. The return of Marlon Mack should not scare fantasy managers away from Taylor, but if other league mates are skeptical, take advantage and draft a running back that should replicate a 1,000-yard, double-digit-touchdown season in his second year.Aug 20 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
Indianapolis Colts All-Pro guard Quenton Nelson will have surgery on his injured foot on Tuesday after he injured himself during Monday's practice session. The team is saying that the foot injury is nearly the same injury that quarterback Carson Wentz is dealing with, although the issue stems from something Nelson was born with. Wentz will need surgery and has been given a 5-12 week timetable for return. Nelson is widely regarded as one of the top guards in all of football and his absence will be felt primarily in the running game. The Colts are already without left tackle Eric Fisher (PUP list) and center Ryan Kelly (elbow). Look for running back Jonathan Taylor's ADP to dip into the second round as a result.Aug 3 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor's late-season surge in his rookie year made it obvious that he is the team's starter heading into 2021, and The Athletic's Zak Keefer expects Taylor to get the bulk of the carries. The team will have some plays scripted for Marlon Mack and Nyheim Hines, but the running game will flow through Taylor. Head coach Frank Reich said Taylor "earned the right to be the main guy." Keefer expects Taylor to see around 60% of the carries, if not more. Reich has been known to ride the hot hand on a game-by-game basis, but even still, the impressive Taylor deserves serious consideration as your RB1 behind a strong offensive line in the middle of the first round of fantasy drafts this fall.Jun 30 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor 2021 outlook
|1||JAC||L 20-27||8.9||26 (35.1%)||9||22||2.44||0||6||6||67||11.2||0||0|
|2||MIN||W 28-11||17.0||49 (67.1%)||26||101||3.88||1||2||2||9||4.5||0||0|
|3||NYJ||W 36-7||12.2||24 (40.0%)||13||59||4.54||1||1||1||3||3.0||0||0|
|4||CHI||W 19-11||7.9||33 (45.8%)||17||68||4.00||0||1||1||11||11.0||0||0|
|5||CLE||L 23-32||13.4||31 (55.4%)||12||57||4.75||1||3||2||17||8.5||0||0|
|6||CIN||W 31-27||11.5||37 (58.7%)||12||60||5.00||0||4||4||55||13.8||0||0|
|8||DET||W 41-21||3.1||26 (33.8%)||11||22||2.00||0||3||2||9||4.5||0||0|
|9||BAL||L 10-24||9.4||21 (30.9%)||6||27||4.50||1||2||2||7||3.5||0||1|
|10||TEN||W 34-17||3.7||17 (24.3%)||7||12||1.71||0||2||2||25||12.5||0||0|
|11||GB||W 34-31||11.4||47 (56.0%)||22||90||4.09||0||4||4||24||6.0||0||0|
|13||HOU||W 26-20||19.5||33 (47.8%)||13||91||7.00||0||3||3||44||14.7||1||0|
|14||LV||W 44-27||28.5||34 (55.7%)||20||150||7.50||2||2||2||15||7.5||0||0|
|15||HOU||W 27-20||15.5||38 (70.4%)||16||83||5.19||1||5||4||12||3.0||0||0|
|16||PIT||L 24-28||19.4||40 (58.0%)||18||74||4.11||2||1||0||0||-||0||0|
|17||JAC||W 28-14||37.4||55 (82.1%)||30||253||8.43||2||2||1||1||1.0||0||0|
|WC||BUF||L 24-27||14.4||48 (60.8%)||21||78||3.71||1||4||2||6||3.0||0||0|
Rushing: 5, 1, 4, 1, 62, 3, 5, 6, 1, 1, 45, 1