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Tyrod Taylor | Quarterback | #5

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/3/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
College: Virginia Tech
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 6 (180) / BAL
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Tyrod Taylor completed 12-of-18 passes for 166 yards and a touchdown and rushed seven times for 38 yards and another touchdown in the Bills' Week 12 win over the Jaguars.
On a predictably slow passing day versus Jacksonville's solid pass defense, Taylor was still able to make do with his seven-yard rushing score and a 16-yard touchdown dart to Justin Hunter, on which Hunter executed an acrobatic catch. Sammy Watkins also returned on Sunday and got into the act with a 62-yard bomb in the third quarter. His ceiling and floor always buoyed by his rushing value, Taylor will be a fringe QB1 play when the Bills visit The Black Hole for Week 13. Nov 27 - 4:17 PM

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Tyrod Taylor completed 19-of-27 passes for 166 yards and an interception in the Bills' Week 11 win over Cincinnati.

He rushed nine times for 39 yards. Long without Sammy Watkins, Taylor also lost Robert Woods (knee) early in this game and was forced to make do with the likes of Brandon Tate and Marquise Goodwin. Down his top playmakers, Taylor's rushing prowess is what he'll have to hang his hat on as a fantasy quarterback the rest of the way. He'll be a mid-range QB2 in Week 12 versus Jacksonville.
Nov 20 - 4:20 PM

Tyrod Taylor completed 27-of-38 passes for 289 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Bills' 31-25, Week 9 loss to the Seahawks on Monday night.

The Bills were screwed over by the refs in this one, particularly at the end of the first half. With Buffalo lining up for a field goal with three seconds left on the clock and trailing 28-17, Richard Sherman jumped the snap and was way offside before drilling K Dan Carpenter. The refs didn't assess a roughing penalty, then spotted the ball on the next play with four seconds left on the play clock. Buffalo had no time and took a delay of game, missing the field goal. If they'd have gotten the field goal, they could have kicked one at the end of the fourth quarter to force OT. Wasn't meant to be. Taylor played possibly the best game of his career. He was incredible, escaping pressure, and throwing darts all over the field while also rushing for 43 yards and a score. His interception was on a miscommunication. The Bills are 4-5 heading into their bye before a Week 11 trip to Cincinnati.
Nov 7 - 11:51 PM

Tyrod Taylor completed 19-of-38 passes for 183 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions and rushed five times for 48 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Bills' Week 8 loss to the Patriots.

He was sacked once for a loss of seven yards. Taylor broke off a few nice runs including a 26-yard touchdown run where the sea parted for him in the third quarter. Unfortunately he accomplished almost nothing in the passing game, consistently misfiring to Buffalo’s many inept receivers. We knew the Bills’ offense would struggle without Shady McCoy, but Sunday was an absolute train wreck. Taylor was picked off by Devin McCourty in the second quarter but it was called back on a pass-interference flag against Eric Rowe. Taylor is good at limiting his mistakes but keeping up with New England’s high-scoring attack was too much for him in this instance. He has another tall task ahead of him next week against Seattle on Monday Night Football.
Oct 30 - 5:34 PM

Tyrod Taylor completed 14-of-28 passes for 221 yards and one touchdown in the Bills' Week 7 loss to the Dolphins.

He also led the team with 35 rushing yards to go along with an additional 10-yard touchdown. LeSean McCoy tried playing through a hamstring injury, only to be completely ineffective before getting yanked shortly after halftime. It's possible he re-tweaked the hammy. With no running game to speak of and no Sammy Watkins or Robert Woods, producing points was a chore for the Bills. Taylor's touchdown was a 67-yard bomb to Marquise Goodwin. Taylor and the 4-3 Bills host Tom Brady and the Patriots in Week 8.
Oct 23 - 4:38 PM

Tyrod Taylor completed 17-of-26 passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns in Buffalo's Week 6 win over the 49ers, adding eight carries for 68 yards on the ground.

With the Bills winning go away, Taylor spent the final seven minutes on the sideline in a baseball hat. Taylor was as poised as ever, deftly navigating the pocket and making sound decisions with the ball. His increasingly consistent, solid play has come despite having a receiver corps led by Robert Woods, Marquise Goodwin and now Justin Hunter. Taylor is coming into his own as both a "real life" quarterback and fantasy option. He's definitely on the Week 7 streaming radar against the Dolphins.
Oct 16 - 4:19 PM

Tyrod Taylor completed 12-of-23 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns while rushing five times for 28 yards Sunday in the Bills' Week 5 win over the Rams.

He was sacked twice for a loss of 12 yards. It was a pretty lackluster performance but you would probably struggle too if your top receivers were Robert Woods, Charles Clay and Marquise Goodwin. Taylor did break loose for a 22-yard run at one point, but was mostly held in check. He padded Buffalo’s lead by slinging a six-yard touchdown to Goodwin late in the fourth quarter. That score was set up by a horribly ill-advised fake punt by the Rams. Taylor also contributed a first-half touchdown pass to Justin Hunter, who was making his Bills debut. Taylor obviously has a strong arm and can make plays with his feet, but without Sammy Watkins, his fantasy contributions are going to be few and far between. Tyrod and the Bills will try to extend their winning streak to four next week against the Niners.
Oct 9 - 9:16 PM

Tyrod Taylor completed 27-of-39 passes for 246 yards and a touchdown and rushed five times for 28 yards in the Bills' Week 4 upset of the Patriots.

The Patriots tried to slow down Buffalo's running game and confine Taylor to the pocket, so he picked them apart with short passes underneath, finding Robert Woods seven times for 89 yards and Shady McCoy on six occasions for 38 yards and the score. Taylor will have a much tougher draw in Week 5 at Los Angeles, where he will continue to be a volatile fantasy option.
Oct 2 - 4:16 PM

Bills GM Doug Whaley said he'd like to see Tyrod Taylor develop into more of a pocket passer.

"[It's] just gonna be a gradual process," Whaley said, "because of his background of being, 'If it's not there, let's go and take off.' That's no fault of his own, but that's something that he's gonna continue to develop and get better. The onus is on him, and I think he loves the challenge. He's a competitor, and I think he's going to continue each week to get better and better." Taylor has failed to top 119 yards passing in 2-of-3 starts this season and now gets a date with coach Bill Belichick. Taylor won't be a recommended start outside of two-quarterback leagues.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 30 - 10:40 AM

Tyrod Taylor completed 14-of-25 passes for 119 yards and an interception in the Bills' Week 3 win over the Cardinals, adding nine rushes for 76 yards and a touchdown.

The Sammy Watkins-less Bills predictably got nothing going in the air against Patrick Peterson's Cardinals, but there were huge gaps available for LeSean McCoy and Taylor to run through. Taylor was un-touched on his scoring run and also broke off a 49-yarder on the ground. Taylor will continue to be a volatile QB1 streamer when the Bills face the Patriots in Week 4. Taylor had one big fantasy day and one big clunker when Buffalo played New England last year.
Sep 25 - 5:21 PM

Bills coach Rex Ryan said he wants the offense to throw more under new OC Anthony Lynn.

"I want to be multiple. I want to be able to throw the football," Ryan said. "I want to be multiple in the running game, but I also want to be able to use the entire arsenal. The quick game, the intermediate game, and the deep passing game." Ryan can want as much as he likes, but the Bills simply do not have the weapons to be a consistent force through the air. Still, this proclamation could be good news for Tyrod Taylor, who had a much better stat line than performance Thursday night against the Jets.
Sep 17 - 12:07 PM

Tyrod Taylor completed 18-of-30 passes for 297 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Buffalo's 37-31, Week 2 loss to the Jets.

He added two rushes for 25 yards. We got a little bit of everything from Taylor this evening, including but not limited to two massive deep-bomb touchdowns, a badly-underthrown interception and a concussion evaluation. The bombs were to Marquise Goodwin and Greg Salas. The pick, Sammy Watkins, whom Taylor found just twice for 20 yards. The monster night on the heels of Taylor's dismal Sunday is a reminder of his volatility, but also monstrous upside. Taylor will remain decidedly boom-or-bust for Week 3 against Arizona.
Sep 15 - 11:49 PM

Tyrod Taylor completed 15-of-22 passes for 111 yards, zero touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Bills' 13-7, Week 1 loss to the Ravens.

He added just 11 rushing yards on five keepers. Bills OC Greg Roman appeared to script the first couple series, which is typical for most teams, but the offense got off to a really slow start and never appeared to come out of the lull. Buffalo's only score came on a one-yard run from LeSean McCoy on fourth-and-goal after he was stuffed on first and second down. Taylor took two sacks Sunday, but absorbed a number of other big hits, leaving coach Rex Ryan to say after the game that he was concerned about the team's ability to keep Taylor healthy. The Bills host the Jets on Thursday night for Week 2. Taylor will be a QB2.
Sep 11 - 4:31 PM

Tyrod Taylor completed 2-of-5 passes for 11 yards and rushed once for a gain of five in the Bills' third preseason game.

Taylor played very briefly, as the Bills took him out of the game early in favor of E.J. Manuel. Taylor took a sack, and afterwards coach Rex Ryan expressed remorse for putting Taylor out there at all. Taylor recently signed a new six-year, $92 million contract that is actually a one-year deal worth $9.5 million with a 2017 option worth nearly $28 million. The best news for Taylor is Sammy Watkins looked healthy coming off offseason foot surgery.
Aug 26 - 9:43 PM

Tyrod Taylor is owed a $15.5 million option bonus on the third day of the 2017 league year.

That bonus will serve as a deadline for the Bills to either pick up his $27.5 million in salary and bonuses for 2017 or release him, which they can do without any significant financial ramifications. $55 million of the total value of Taylor's deal is owed in 2018-21, money he will not see if the Bills decline the option next March. This is truly a year-to-year deal, meaning Taylor needs to play even better this season to see the majority of the "$92 million" he is owed.
Source: ESPN
Aug 16 - 9:40 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tyrod Taylor
2E.J. Manuel
3Cardale Jones
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Mike Gillislee
3Reggie Bush
4Jonathan Williams
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Mike Gillislee
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Reggie Bush
FB1Jerome Felton
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marquise Goodwin
3Justin Hunter
4Percy Harvin
WR21Robert Woods
2Walter Powell
3Brandon Tate
4Kolby Listenbee
5Marcus Easley
WR31Marquise Goodwin
TE1Charles Clay
2Nick O'Leary
3Gerald Christian
LT1Cordy Glenn
2Cyrus Kouandjio
LG1Richie Incognito
C1Ryan Groy
2Patrick Lewis
RG1John Miller
RT1Jordan Mills
2Seantrel Henderson
K1Dan Carpenter