Jonathan Taylor

  • Height
    5' 10"
  • Weight
    226 lbs
  • BMI
    32.4 (91st)
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  • Draft Pick
    2.09 2020
  • College
  • Age

Jonathan Taylor Bio & Season Stats

Year Games Atts Rush Yds YPC Rec Rec Yds TD Fantasy Pts/Game
2021 17 332 1811 5.5 40 360 20 21.9 (#1)
2020 15 232 1169 5.0 36 299 12 16.9 (#8)
  • College Dominator
    41.8% (93rd)
  • College YPC
    6.3 (79th)
  • College Target Share
    10.3% (78th)
  • SPARQ-x
    120.5 (78th)

Jonathan Taylor Advanced Stats & Metrics

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Average Draft Position (2022)
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Jonathan Taylor Injury History

Games Missed
Injury Reports
Ankle sprain
Week 8 (2020)
Knee injury
Week 3 (2021)

Jonathan Taylor College Stats

Year Games Rush Atts Rush Yrds TDs Rec Rec Yrds Tgt Share Age School
2017 14 (RB) 299 1,977 (13 tds) 13 8 (14 tgts) 95 4.3% 19 Wisconsin
2018 13 (RB) 307 2,194 (16 tds) 16 8 (15 tgts) 60 4.9% 20 Wisconsin
2019 14 (RB) 320 2,003 (21 tds) 26 26 (36 tgts) 252 10.3% 21 Wisconsin

Who is Jonathan Taylor

The Colts looked past these concerns and traded up in the NFL Draft to select the 5-10, 226-pound Jonathan Taylor after he ran a 4.39 (97th-percentile) 40-Yard Dash to compliment his 41.8-percent College Dominator (93rd-percentile) at Wisconsin. Concerns about his ability in the passing game were addressed in his first career game when he caught six passes on 12 routes run. While the passing game usage was a positive, his snap share was only 33.3-percent for the game.

The issue was addressed in Week 2 when he touched ball 28 times for 110 yards and a touchdown. However, the next eight weeks Taylor would hardly exceed a 50-percent Snap Share with pass-catching specialist Nyheim Hines evaporating Taylor’s opportunities in the passing game. From weeks 8 to 10, he played less than one-third of the team’s snaps in each game.

Finally the Colts had enough of Hines’ ineffectiveness in impacting the game and the ascension of Taylor into the running back we know today would begin in Week 11 of the 2020 season. Over his final six games, Taylor would finish with a top-15 performance in every single week, including three top-5 and two other top-12 performances. Taylor would finish his rookie season top-10 in Evaded Tackles (64) and Breakaway Runs (14). He would finish in the top-5 in rushing yards (1169) and total touchdowns (12).

The following season would season Taylor shake off a slow start in weeks 2 and 3 and proceed to put up over 100 yards from scrimmage in 12 of his final 14 games. The two games he failed to hit the mark? He finished with 97 and 95 yards. During his breakout season, he topped 200 yards from scrimmage twice during a three-week span.

Taylor led the NFL in carries (332), rushing yards (1811), and touchdowns (20). From an efficiency standpoint he was otherworldly. He lead the NFL in Evaded Tackles (165), Breakaway Runs (23), and Yards Created (1382). In his two-year career, Taylor has averaged at least 5.0 yards per carry in each season and has scored 32 touchdowns in 32 games. As long as he’s healthy, Taylor is the 1.01 autopick in 1QB fantasy football leagues for the foreseeable future.