2020 Fantasy Rankings
Overall # 123 · RB # 17 (Tier 4)
ADP (12-team PPR): 3.06, 31st
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Jonathan Taylor

RB, Indianapolis Colts

Height 5'10" Weight 226 DOB 1999-01-19 Age 22
College Wisconsin

Season Projections
Updated Sep 7
Source FPts RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
RotoBaller 143.5 180 790 4.39 6 34 26 225 8.7 1 3

2020 fantasy football projections by .

Position Rankings
Rank Name ADP1 Comment
Tier 3
15 James Conner, PIT 2.09
16 Chris Carson, SEA 2.12
Tier 4
17 Jonathan Taylor, IND 3.06
18 Leonard Fournette, TB 7.02
19 Le'Veon Bell, KC 3.11
Fantasy News Last 90 Days
  • Jonathan Taylor top rated rookie running back

    Jan 20 · Dynasty League Football Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Rushes For 78 Yards And A Touchdown

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor capped off a strong rookie season with 78 rushing yards and a touchdown in a first-round playoff loss to the Bills on Saturday. Yards did not come easy for Taylor, as he picked up just 3.7 yards per carry, his lowest average since Week 10. However, he was able to put together a productive day after tallying 21 carries. The Colts should be very excited about Taylor heading into next season and beyond, as he finished third in the league in rushing yards. Look for Taylor to be one of the top running backs again next season, and he should be an early round RB1 choice for fantasy managers heading into his sophomore season.

    Jan 9 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor A Solid Option On Wild-Card Weekend

    Indianapolis Colts rookie running back Jonathan Taylor had a great rookie campaign and will look to ride that momentum into wild-card weekend. He finished the season third in the league in rushing yards and tallied 11 touchdowns. The Bills Defense has allowed 21 rushing touchdowns and 4.6 yards per carry on the season. Taylor averaged over 123 yards per game over the last six weeks and has recorded touchdowns in each of his last five games. This is his first playoff appearance, but he definitely has a lot of value in DFS lineups this week as long as the Colts don't have to abandon the running game against Buffalo.

    Jan 8 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor On Wild-Card Injury Report

    Indianapolis Colts rookie running back Jonathan Taylor (shoulder) was listed as a limited practice participant for the team's walkthrough on Wednesday. Quarterback Philip Rivers (toe) was a full participant, while defensive tackle DeForest Buckner (ankle) didn't take part. Taylor went off for 30 carries, 253 rushing yards and two touchdowns against the one-win Jaguars in Week 17. He finished his rookie season with 1,169 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns as the team's primary back. Taylor should be able to play, but things won't be as easy on Saturday against the Bills Defense in the wild-card playoff game. The 21-year-old won't come cheap in DFS either, making him a potential bust candidate this weekend, especially if Indy falls behind early and is forced to pass. Rivers will continue to play through a toe ailment, but he won't have a ton of upside against Buffalo's D in fantasy playoff leagues.

    Jan 6 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Explodes For 256 Yards

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor had his best day as a pro against the Jaguars, rushing for 253 yards and two touchdowns on 8.4 yards per carry. Taylor had an impressive rookie campaign, totaling over 1100 yards and picking up double-digit touchdowns. He had some struggles in the middle of the season but clearly showed over the last six weeks why he is the Colts running back of the future. He will be a great fantasy option heading into next season. The Colts will look to depend on him in the first round of the playoffs against a very good Bills team.

    Jan 3 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Has Favorable Week 17 Matchup

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor has a great Week 17 matchup against the Jaguars Defense. The Jaguars ranks 30th against opposing running backs, allowing 4.5 yards per carry and 21 rushing touchdowns on the season. Taylor has been one of the better running backs in all of football over the last five weeks and has tallied touchdowns in each of his last four. He did not have a great game against the Jaguars in Week 1, but that was due to him not being the starter at that time. Taylor has a good opportunity to post a solid performance, and fantasy owners should consider him a must-start option this week.

    Jan 2 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Faces Tough Steelers Defense In Week 16

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor will look for continued high-level production this week, but this will be one of his most difficult tests of the season against the Steelers Defense. He is averaging over 100 yards per game over the last four games and has rushed for three touchdowns in the last two contests. The Steelers defense has not been as dominant against the run as of late but has still been very good. They have surrendered the eighth-least rushing yards on the season, allowing 4.1 yards per carry. Taylor should still be a RB2 option this week, but yards may be a bit harder to come by.

    Dec 26 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Rushes For 83 Yards

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor had another solid performance, rushing for 83 yards and a touchdown against the Texans. This marks the third straight game where Taylor has rushed for at least five yards per carry. He also contributed in the passing game, catching four passes for 12 yards. Taylor continues to impress down the late stretch of the season and appears to be a must-start option every week. He will have a bit of a tougher time in Week 16. He faces a Steelers Defense that has been mostly good against the run all season.

    Dec 20 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor A Potential RB1 Option In Week 15

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor could be a RB1 option this week against a bad Texans run defense. The Texans Defense has allowed the second-most rushing yards this season, surrendering five yards per carry and 17 touchdowns. This sets up well for Taylor who has been playing his best football of the season over the last three games. Taylor has 331 rushing yards over the last three contests, averaging six yards a clip. He had a strong week 13 against the Texans, tallying 135 total yards and a touchdown. Taylor has potential RB1 value and strong RB2 value this week and should be a must-start option in all formats.

    Dec 19 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Rushes For 150 Yards

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor had a career-high in rushing yards, tallying 150 on the day. It was an impressive performance as Taylor averaged 7.5 yards per carry and picked up two touchdowns. He also had two catches for 15 yards, which gave him 165 total yards on the day. Taylor now has 331 rushing yards over his last three games and has also shown that he can contribute in the passing game. He takes on a Texans Defense next week that surrendered seven yards per carry to him in Week 13. Look for him to be a good RB2 option as he continues to play well late in the season.

    Dec 13 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Has Favorable Matchup Against Raiders

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor will look to put together another good performance this week against a poor Raiders run defense. Taylor has back-to-back games of at least 90 rushing yards, and the Raiders rank 27th against opposing running backs. He has 42 total touches over the last two games, proving that he has been a viable fantasy option when given ample opportunity. The Raiders defense is allowing 4.5 yards per carry and have surrendered the second-most rushing touchdowns. Taylor is likely a good RB2 this week if he continues to see the amount of touches he has seen over the last couple games.

    Dec 10 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Tallies 135 Total Yards Against Texans

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor had a great performance against the Texans in a Week 13 win. He carried the ball 13 times for 91 yards and also caught three passes for 44 yards and a touchdown. Taylor's 135 total yards was the most he has gone for all season, and his seven yards per carry was his best average in any game. Taylor now has back-to-back games of at least 90 rushing yards and has also proved that he offers value in the passing game. After a couple bad games a few weeks ago, it appears that Taylor's fantasy stock is rising once again and should have good RB2 value going forward. Look for him to have another good performance next week against a Raiders defense that was gashed for 206 total rushing yards in Week 13.

    Dec 6 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Set To Return Against Texans

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor will make his return to the lineup this week against the Texans after missing last week's game due to COVID-19. Taylor has a favorable matchup against a terrible Texans run defense. They have surrendered the second-most rushing yards per game and a league-worst 4.9 yards per carry. Taylor saw a solid workload in his last performance with 22 carries and four catches, playing in 55 percent of the team's snaps. He is a bit risky due to uncertainty in the amount of touches he will receive, but he should be a good RB2 option if he sees ample carries.

    Dec 4 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Activated From COVID-19 List

    The Indianapolis Colts activated rookie running back Jonathan Taylor from the Reserve/COVID-19 list, and he will practice on Wednesday. Taylor missed the 45-26 Week 12 loss to the Titans after testing positive for the virus. The rookie leads the team with 135 carries for 518 rushing yards and four touchdowns in 2020. In his last appearance against Green Bay in Week 11, Taylor had 22 carries for 90 yards as the team's lead back. Indy will go back to a three-headed monster of Taylor, Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins in there backfield, making things tough to predict for fantasy managers. They'll be facing a Texans Defense that has allowed the second-most fantasy points per game to running backs, so Taylor will be on the map as a shaky RB3/flex with upside, depending on how many touches he receives in his return.

    Dec 2 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor (reserve/COVID-19) should be available Week 13 vs. Texans

    Nov 30 · FantasyPros Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Out Against Titans

    Indianapolis Colts rookie running back Jonathan Taylor has been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list and is out for Week 12 against the Titans. The Colts also downgraded center Ryan Kelly (neck) to out, while cornerback Isaiah Rodgers (knee) is now questionable. It's unknown if Taylor actually tested positive for the virus, but either way he won't play against Tennessee. It's a tough break for the rookie, who was coming off a nice 22-carry, 90-yard performance against the Packers. Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins should share backfield duties with Taylor now out. Hines will be a borderline RB2, especially in PPR setups, while Wilkins should be considered an RB3/flex against a Titans Defense that has allowed the sixth-most fantasy points per game to running backs in 2020.

    Nov 28 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor A Risky RB2 In Week 12

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor had one of his best performances of the season last week against the Packers, rushing 22 times for 90 yards. However, Taylor is a victim of the Colts "hot hand" approach in the backfield. Taylor was very good against the Packers last week, and the Colts continued to go with him because he was running the ball effectively. That could change this week if he struggles early, and the Colts feel forced to go to Nyheim Hines or Jordan Wilkins. Hopefully Taylor can run the ball well against a Titans Defense that is allowing 4.4 yards per carry on the season. He definitely has RB2 value if he can build on what he did last week, but he is a risky play if he does not assert himself early.

    Nov 27 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Rushes For 90 Yards

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor had an encouraging performance against the Packers after a few disappointing weeks. He rushed for 90 yards on 22 carries and also chipped in with four catches for 24 yards. His 22 carries was his second most all season, so it certainly looks like he is back in the coaching staff's good graces. Taylor showed that he could run it effectively, picking up a respectable 4.1 yards per carry. The uncertainty of his touches was a concern coming into the week, but he is a viable fantasy option if he continues to see this many touches. He will look to put up another solid performance in a divisional matchup next week against the Titans.

    Nov 22 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Has Just Seven Carries Thursday

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor had another disappointing performance, and his value continues to decline. Taylor had just seven carries for 12 yards and caught two passes for 25 yards. We are not sure what exactly happened other than last week's fumble against the Ravens, but the Colts coaching staff has clearly lost faith in the rookie running back. Taylor played just 24 percent of the team's offensive snaps, which is his lowest all season. Hopefully he will see more carries in a Week 11 matchup against the Packers, but Taylor will be hard to trust going forward.

    Nov 13 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor A Risky Play In Week 10

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor has had a couple concerning weeks in a row for fantasy owners. A costly first half fumble in Week 9 led to Taylor seeing just one second half carry in last Sunday's loss to the Ravens. He also had just 11 carries for 22 yards in Week 8 with the bulk of the workload going to fellow running back Jordan Wilkins. He has played less than 40 percent of the team's offensive snaps in each of the last two contests, and the Colts stated that they are looking to feature Wilkins more in the offense. Taylor has a favorable matchup against a Titans Defense that ranks 24th against opposing running backs, but there is a lot of uncertainty heading into this week. A fair amount of touches can ease the minds of fantasy owners for the coming weeks, but it is tough to trust Taylor as a viable fantasy option in Week 10.

    Nov 11 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Has Just Six Carries In Loss

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor had just six carries for 27 yards and a touchdown in a Sunday loss against the Ravens. Taylor was off to a solid start with five carries for 26 yards. A first half fumble that got taken back for a touchdown caused Taylor to get just one carry for one yard the rest of the game. It is clear that Taylor is on a short leash after being benched against the Lions in Week 8 and being mostly invisible after his turnover against the Ravens. Taylor's short leash is concerning for fantasy owners going forward as they have featured Jordan Wilkins more in the offense over the last two weeks. He will look to get back in the coaches' good graces in a Thursday night contest against the Titans.

    Nov 9 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Scores Touchdown, Loses Fumble

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor continued his uneven rookie campaign on Sunday in a loss to the Ravens. On the bright side, Taylor scored his fourth rushing touchdown of the season. On the other hand, Taylor had just six carries for 27 yards and lost a fumble. He also added two catches for seven yards. Taylor's failed to take advantage of his opportunities this year and is a risky play going forward. We know from his college tape that he can be a dominant runner, but he hasn't found a way to show that at the next level yet.

    Nov 8 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor A Finicky RB2 Option In Week 9

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor is facing multiple undesirable factors working against him for fantasy intrigue this Sunday against Baltimore. In addition to an ankle ailment, Taylor's role as the unquestioned No. 1 option out of the backfield came under fire last week with the emergence of Jordan Wilkins. Factor in that Taylor will be matched up against a Ravens Defense that has allowed just two rushing touchdowns this season and the fewest opponents DFS points for RB's, and he's an extremely risky RB2 in season-long formats. While his upside remains high, his floor has taken a dip as his snap count decreases. Check back throughout the week for updates to his injury status, but fantasy managers can begin eyeing other options preliminarily.

    Nov 5 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Jordan Wilkins Nearly Doubles Jonathan Taylor's Carries

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jordan Wilkins had 20 carries for 89 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Detroit Lions. He also added a 24-yard reception. This usage was a major surprise as Jonathan Taylor was expected to serve as the team's lead back, but Taylor received just 11 carries, turning them into 22 yards. He added two catches for nine yards. Again, strange usage in this game and while we might want to caution against expecting this much work from Wilkins going forward, there is some clear reason to be concerned about Taylor.

    Nov 1 · Source via Colts Jordan Wilkins Jonathan Taylor
  • Jonathan Taylor Has Great Matchup In Week 8

    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor will have a great opportunity to put up a good fantasy performance against the Lions this week. The Lions rank 30th against opposing running backs, and Taylor continues to improve on his yards per carry. The Lions Defense is giving up 4.5 yards per carry and have surrendered nine rushing touchdowns so far this season. Taylor is averaging 16 carries per game since being name the starter, and he has picked up three rushing touchdowns in those five games. He has mostly put up respectable fantasy performances, and he should be able to again this week. Taylor is a must-start option in Week 8.

    Oct 29 · Source via Colts Jonathan Taylor
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    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Season Team G FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    2020 IND 15 218.8 511 (50.2%) 232 1169 5.04 11 41 36 299 8.3 1 1
    2020 RotoBaller 143.5 180 790 4.39 6 34 26 225 8.7 1 3

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    2020
    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    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