Stepfan Taylor, RB, Cardinals
|RB - #89||244.13||ARI||Active||2 years||23||5'9||214||@KULABAFI|
2014 Outlook: Deep-league OnlyLast updated on Jul-29-2014 by Brad Kruse
Stepfan Taylor was a rookie last year and he averaged a pedestrian 3.2 yards per carry. After the retirement of Rashard Mendenhall, Taylor finds himself in contention for a RB2 role, possibly earning him significant playing time. He's going to be tough to trust unless his role becomes better defined. Looking over the last four years in offenses Tom Moore and Bruce Arians were involved with, they have typically operated shared backfields. The RB who had the most carries out of the backfield did not have the most receptions. This leads you to believe there will be an active third-down back. Ellington is an ideal fit for that role. This suggests the RB2 might play a lot of first and second downs to keep Ellington healthy. As Arizona's backup running back, Taylor will likely see eight to ten carries per week. Even with the early edge to fulfill that role, Taylor does not justify a draft pick at this time in redraft. He should only be considered in dynasties or leagues with really deep rosters.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors9/17 - Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer arrested for aggravated assault, deactivated
9/8 - Cardinals RB Andre Ellington active for MNF; Chargers TE Antonio Gates also active
9/6 - Cardinals HC Bruce Arians optimistic RB Andre Ellington will play Monday
9/5 - Report: Cardinals RB Andre Ellington could miss 'extended period of time'
9/5 - Report: Cardinals RB Andre Ellington could miss 4-6 weeks or longer
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