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Running Back, Indianapolis Colts

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Draft: 2020 Round 2 (9)
College: Wisconsin
Ht: 5’10”  Wt: 226 DOB: 1999-01-19 Age: 21
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#25 6 5.10

Season Stats
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  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2020 (Projected) IND   186 837 4.5 7   20 135 6.8 1 145.2  

2020 Outlook
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Although we do not have any NFL data on Jonathan Taylor, we should assume he will have immediate success running the ball. Not only will he run behind one of the top "power" offensive lines in the league (rated 7th in power run blocking per footballoutsiders.com), but he showed himself to be a very skilled runner between the tackles during his time at Wisconsin.

Taylor averaged over 2,000 rushing yards per season at Wisconsin, averaging 6.7 yards per rush over his career. He also scored 50 rushing touchdowns in three seasons. During the Combine he showed why he produced so well, as he ran the 40-yard-dash in 4.39 seconds (at 228 pounds). He also showed great burst and agility, finishing in the top 11 runners in virtually every drill.

It is unknown how the workload will be split up, and the Colts have emphasized that they intend to split the workload between Taylor and Mack. Both have skill, but over the course of the season Taylor will likely seize more of the early-down and between-the-tackles workload, while Mack is given more opportunities in the passing game and outside of the tackles. Taylor did not catch the ball much in college, and pass protection is difficult for young backs, so I expect he will not be on the field much on clear passing downs.

In addition, Taylor struggled some with fumbling at Wisconsin, coughing the ball up 18 times in his three collegiate seasons. That can be corrected, but keep an eye on his progress on that front in the preseason, as that issue also often limits the touches of young backs.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Jonathan Taylor
RB2RB2 Marlon Mack
RB3RB3 Nyheim Hines
RB4RB4 Jordan Wilkins
RB5RB5 Roosevelt Nix
Colts Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Colts’ OC discusses RB group
Nyheim Hines will be a beneficiary of Rivers being the QB
By: Mike Krueger | Mon May 11, 11:11 am

Indianapolis Colts
Regarding Marlon Mack/Jonathan Taylor, Sirianni says: "We have two exceptional backs. We've seen it work in the NFL so much where you have different contrasts of guys.... They have different running styles but they're both complete backs." Says Nyheim Hines will be a beneficiary of Rivers being the QB. Cites Danny Woodhead as an example, who caught a lot of passes from Rivers when Sirianni was in San Diego. (Stephen Holder on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Austin Ekeler and Melvin Gordon have been beneficiaries of Rivers checkdown style over the last couple years which breathes some life into the PPR fantasy value of Hines. His general description of Taylor and Mack indicate would could be looking at a 50-50 timeshare for the two RBs in 2020.



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