Jonathan Taylor

RB · Indianapolis Colts

Height 5'11" Weight 219
DOB 1999-01-19 Age 24.0
College Wisconsin
2023 Fantasy Rankings

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

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2Comment
Tier 1
1Jonathan Taylor, IND1424.01.0122.2
2Christian McCaffrey, CAR1326.61.0218.2
3Austin Ekeler, LAC827.71.0321.6
1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2021 season, PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Jonathan Taylor Has Successful Ankle Surgery

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (ankle) confirmed earlier this week that he had successful surgery on his ankle, an arthroscopic debridement. Taylor initially injured his ankle in Week 4 and was never physically the same the rest of the year. "That thing had a bunch of junk in there from a bunch of years," Taylor said. "Just finally had to clean it out and make sure I'm good to go. We finally had the time to get it right, make sure I'm 100% ready to rock. That's all you can ask." He rushed for 1,811 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2021 but was a massive disappointment in 2022 because of his injured ankle and Indy's poor offense as a whole. Fantasy managers won't be quite so high on the 24-year-old in drafts this fall, but Taylor will have RB1 upside as a bounce-back candidate, depending on what the Colts do at the QB position.

    Jan 29 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Going On Injured Reserve

    The Indianapolis Colts are placing running back Jonathan Taylor (ankle) on Injured Reserve on Tuesday with a high-ankle sprain, according to a league source. He'll miss the final three games of the regular season. In a corresponding move, the Colts promoted running back Jordan Wilkins from the practice squad to the active roster. As the No. 1 overall pick in most fantasy drafts in 2022, Taylor was a bust this year, finishing with 861 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 192 carries while also catching 28 passes for an additional 143 yards in just 11 games. The 23-year-old's fantasy stock will take a hit going into 2023, but he could easily bounce back if the Colts fix their QB situation and offensive-line issues. In the final three games, Zack Moss and Deon Jackson should form a timeshare in Indy's backfield.

    Dec 20 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Unlikely To Play Again This Season

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (ankle) was forced to exit early during Saturday's game against the Minnesota Vikings. The organization did further testing and determined that Taylor has suffered a high-ankle sprain. That being said, the organization appears comfortable with shutting down Taylor for the rest of the season. It's a lost season for the Colts, so there is no reason for the team to rush back their franchise running back. He'll finish the season with 861 yards and four touchdowns, adding 28 receptions for 143 yards. It was a disappointing year for Taylor, but hopefully he can bounce back at full health next season. In the meantime, Deon Jackson and Zack Moss should split up the carries in the backfield for the last few games.

    Dec 19 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Suffers Sprained Ankle

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (ankle) was forced to exit early during the Week 15 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. The 23-year-old injured his ankle on a 13-yard reception early in the first quarter. That ended up being his first and only touch of the entire contest. The Colts have done additional testing and determined that Taylor suffered a sprained ankle. There's a good chance that the four-win Colts decide to hold out Taylor for the rest of the regular season. Deon Jackson and Zack Moss will be asked to split up the backfield duties if Taylor does miss time.

    Dec 17 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Will Not Return In Week 15

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (ankle) has officially been ruled out for the remainder of a Week 15 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings. Taylor injured his ankle early in the first quarter on a 13-yard reception, his first and only touch of the game. It was initially reported that he was questionable to return after heading to the locker room, but he was declared out soon after. This is devastating news for many fantasy managers in the first round of the playoffs. Deon Jackson and Zack Moss will likely split the work out of the Colts' backfield in Taylor's absence.

    Dec 17 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Questionable To Return In Week 15

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (ankle) is questionable to return to the team's Week 15 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings. Taylor sustained an ankle injury on his first touch of the game, a reception for 13 yards. He briefly went to the medical tent before walking to the locker room for further evaluation. While it's possible he returns, this has the potential to be a brutal loss for many fantasy managers in the first round of the playoffs. Deon Jackson and Zack Moss figure to split carries for as long as Taylor is out.

    Dec 17 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Remains Elite Option For Week 15

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor is a must-start option for the Colts' Week 15 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. Since Taylor's ankle injury has healed and the hiring of Jeff Saturday as the head coach, Taylor has returned to his elite level of play. He's worked his way up to the overall RB23 in PPR leagues, and has had four straight top-20 games. The Vikings rank 19th in fantasy points per game allowed to running backs, so the matchup is a wash for Taylor. His high-volume role and absurd talent keep him ranked as a locked-in RB1 for the first round of the fantasy playoffs.

    Dec 16 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Still A Must-Start In Week 15

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor was on a hot streak leading up to the team's Week 14 bye. He found the endzone in three of the four games and didn't get any less than 82 rushing yards in each contest. In Week 15, the 23-year-old goes up against the 20th-ranked defense against opposing running backs in Minnesota. On average, they give up 81 yards and almost a touchdown per game. Taylor projects to be an RB1 this week and should be in all lineups.

    Dec 15 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Runs For 82 Yards In Week 13

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor carried the ball 21 times for 82 yards and added 21 yards on three catches in a 54-19 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 13. Taylor's performance was one of the few bright spots for a Colts team that imploded with three turnovers and allowed the Cowboys to score 33 points in the fourth quarter. The veteran tailback has run for 861 yards and four touchdowns on 192 carries in 2022. He will enjoy his bye week in Week 14 before a road matchup against the Minnesota Vikings to kick off the fantasy playoffs in Week 15.

    Dec 5 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Projects As High-End Option In Week 13

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor is finally fully healthy after dealing with a high ankle sprain for a good part of the season. Fantasy managers who drafted him as high as number one overall have had a tumultuous season between the injury, the Colts' coaching fiasco, and the quarterback issues. It finally seems like Taylor is producing like an elite, high-end fantasy back, as he's finished as a top-12 back in three straight weeks. This week's matchup against the Dallas Cowboys' talented front seven poses a tough challenge for Taylor and the Colts offense, but he's obviously going to remain in fantasy lineups as an RB1.

    Dec 2 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor The Lone Bright Spot On Offense For Colts

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor rushed 20 times for 86 yards and a touchdown, adding three catches for 12 yards on four targets in the Colts' Week 12 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Taylor was consistently ripping off big runs and looked like his elite self. The problem for Taylor, however, is that quarterback Matt Ryan is a shell of his former self and is unable to consistently move the ball down the field. The good news for Taylor is that the backfield, including passing downs, is entirely his. The volume and explosive playmaking keep Taylor ranked as a high-end RB1 heading into Week 13 versus Dallas.

    Nov 29 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor An Elite Option Despite Tough Matchup

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor has benefited from the Colts' hiring of Jeff Saturday as interim head coach, as well as his ankle injury appearing to be behind him. He's had over 20 touches in his past two games and has been the focal point of the Colts offense. This week, the Pittsburgh Steelers present a tougher test for the Colts' run game. They are in the middle of the pack in fantasy points allowed per game to running backs and deploy one of the league's better front sevens. However, Taylor is still projected for top-10 numbers due to his high-volume role and how good he has been. He's a no-brainer RB1.

    Nov 25 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Looking To Stay Hot In Week 11

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor erupted for 147 yards in the team's Week 10 win against the Las Vegas Raiders. The AFC's Offensive Player of the Week appears fully over the ankle issue that had hindered him for the majority of the season. Quarterback Matt Ryan's return to the starting lineup and interim head coach Jeff Saturday keeping Taylor in the game for nearly all of the offensive snaps make the rest-of-season outlook for Taylor as positive as ever. The Philadelphia Eagles have sneakily been getting gashed on the ground in recent weeks, and Taylor will look to continue that trend in Week 11 as he projects as a high-end RB1.

    Nov 17 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Returns To Elite Form In Week 10

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor exploded in the Colts' 25-20 win over the Las Vegas Raiders, rushing for 147 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries. The return of quarterback Matt Ryan as the starting quarterback brought the Colts back to much more of a competent offense, opening things up for Taylor. After a long season full of awful offensive play and a nagging ankle injury, this game was much needed for Taylor's fantasy managers. Better yet, the ankle looks like it's healed. Taylor should continue to have big games as long as Ryan remains the starter and interim head coach Jeff Saturday keeps feeding him the ball. He'll be a locked-in RB1 in Week 11.

    Nov 13 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Practicing In Full

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (ankle) was a full participant in practice on Thursday, which is good news for his availability in Week 10 against the Las Vegas Raiders. Taylor missed the Week 9 loss to the New England Patriots and has now missed three total games due to the injury. It looks like he's trending towards playing this weekend, but Taylor's fantasy value has fallen in a Colts offense now led by quarterback Sam Ehlinger. Deon Jackson (knee) served as the team's lead back in Week 9 with Taylor out, but he hasn't practice yet this week and is in danger of being inactive on Sunday. If Jackson cannot play, newly acquired Zack Moss could have a significant role as Taylor's backup.

    Nov 10 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Practicing Again Thursday

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (ankle) is practicing for the second straight day this week on Thursday. Taylor was held out for the third time this year due to his ankle injury in Week 9 but appears to be on track to return for the Week 10 tilt against the Las Vegas Raiders this Sunday. The 23-year-old second year back took the league by storm in his sophomore season, leading the NFL in yards (1,811), rushing touchdowns (18) and rushing yards per game (106.5), but he's been a bust as the first overall pick in most fantasy drafts in 2022. Taylor has 462 rushing yards and one TD on 107 carries in six games and is averaging 4.3 yards per carry. He's a must-start when active, but he's become more of a low-upside RB2 in a Colts offense that has been one of the worst in the league this year.

    Nov 10 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Spotted At Wednesday's Practice

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (ankle), who missed last week's game with an ankle injury, was spotted practicing on Wednesday. Taylor was officially listed as limited, but it's a great sign that he might be able to return in Week 10 to face the Las Vegas Raiders. We'll continue to keep a close eye on Taylor's practice status the rest of the week, but as long as he doesn't suffer a setback, he should at least be questionable for Sunday's tilt. Deon Jackson (knee), who served as Indy's lead back without Taylor in Week 9, missed practice on Wednesday. If Taylor and Jackson cannot play, Zack Moss could see significant work in his debut with the team, while Phillip Lindsay and Jordan Wilkins would also likely be involved. Taylor, the first overall pick in most fantasy drafts, has been a huge bust so far in 2022.

    Nov 9 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Running Back Stats

    SeasonTeamGFPtsFP/GSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    2020IND15236.815.851150.226.818.223211695.041141362998.311
    2021IND17357.121.076869.034.622.633218115.451853403609.022
    2022IND11138.412.652470.231.121.11928614.48440281435.103

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@HOUT 20-2025.57076.141.338311615.19174143.500
    2@JACL 0-246.83774.020.0109546.0001199.000
    3KCW 20-1710.65476.136.62621713.38053206.700
    4TENL 17-244.85887.934.82320422.1003111.001
    7@TENL 10-1912.03554.728.11810585.80087273.900
    8WASL 16-177.64069.029.31716764.750100-01
    10@LVW 25-2023.36193.836.924221476.68122168.000
    11PHIL 16-1716.94975.440.02622843.82143103.301
    12PITL 17-2417.35992.237.52420864.30143124.000
    13@DALL 19-5411.85981.934.72521823.90043217.000
    15@MINL 36-391.822.51.3100-0111313.000

    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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