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Stepfan Taylor | Running Back

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/9/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 216
College: Stanford
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Stepfan Taylor worked behind Kerwynn Williams Monday.
Andre Ellington and David Johnson sat out practice with minor hamstring strains. That left Williams to roll with the starters and Taylor to run with the second-stringers. Taylor, who has averaged a pitiful 3.26 YPC in his two-year career, is likely competing for one roster spot with Williams. Aug 4 - 8:19 AM

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Stepfan Taylor rushed for three yards on three carries in the Cardinals' Wild Card loss to the Panthers.

Taylor got the start but was out-touched 13-3 by Kerwynn Williams. Neither running back had any success against Carolina's stout defense. In the regular season, Taylor managed 208 yards and one touchdown on 63 carries, while adding 79 yards and three touchdowns on 11 catches. He's merely a short-yardage back, and not a very good one. With two years left on his rookie deal, Taylor will compete for a roster spot next summer. Arizona needs to find some depth at the position.
Jan 3 - 8:21 PM

Stepfan Taylor rushed seven times for 26 yards in the Cardinals' Week 17 loss to the 49ers.

As Kerwynn Williams (17 carries) showed a hot hand, Taylor took a backseat in this one. He's been outplayed by Williams for the most part since Andre Ellington went down. Expect the Cardinals to keep a committee in the Wild Card round, but with Williams at the head of the pack. Taylor brings very little to the table as a runner and isn't dynamic in the passing game.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 07:39:00 PM

Stepfan Taylor rushed 11 times for 19 yards in Sunday night's Week 16 loss to Seattle.

Taylor started and got the majority of carries. He was a non-factor in the run game, but managed two catches for 25 yards on three targets. Taylor should remain in a timeshare with Kerwynn Williams going forward despite significantly outsnapping him this week. The Cardinals have a matchup with the 49ers in Week 17.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 12:33:00 AM

Stepfan Taylor started the Cardinals' Week 15 win over the Rams, rushing 14 times for 61 yards.

Taylor got the ceremonial start, but operated in an even timeshare with second-year pro Kerwynn Williams, who touched the ball 17 times for 86 yards. Taylor surprisingly found space against the Rams' white-hot defense, and was called on to close out the game after Williams fumbled with 4:40 remaining. Taylor is a good bet to keep seeing at least 10-12 weekly touches, but he'll burn fantasy owners if he gets held out of the end zone. He won't be a viable FLEX play if you're fighting for a fantasy championship in Week 16.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 11:55:00 PM

Stepfan Taylor rushed six times for 19 yards against the Chiefs.

Taylor started the game but was quickly overtaken by Kerwynn Williams, who out-touched Taylor 19-to-7. The Cardinals will likely turn back to Williams Week 15 against the Rams, making Taylor nothing more than a desperation touchdown prayer.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 07:25:00 PM

Coach Bruce Arians announced Friday that the Cardinals will start Stepfan Taylor at tailback in Week 14 at Kansas City.

Although Taylor is the definition of a plodder, he can pass protect, catch passes, and has a history of executing in the red zone. He makes the most sense as a Week 14 flex-play dart throw in Arizona's running back corps. Kansas City's defensive weakness is on the ground. We may also see Marion Grice, Michael Bush, and RB Robert Hughes mix in for carries against the Chiefs.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 03:01:00 PM

Stepfan Taylor caught one pass for a three-yard touchdown in Sunday's Week 13 loss at Atlanta.

After Andre Ellington (hip) went down, Marion Grice was the feature back. Taylor got most of his work during a garbage-time hurry-up drive, getting the touchdown and the call for a successful 2-point conversion run. We would only add Taylor in deep formats as Grice and Michael Bush will both be involved in this broken offense going forward.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 07:49:00 PM

Stepfan Taylor rushed five times for 14 yards in Sunday's Week 12 loss at Seattle.

Taylor is the clear-cut backup to Andre Ellington, getting sprinkled in for some early-down work throughout the game. Unfortunately, he's a far inferior talent and has no shot of picking up steam behind this offensive line. Taylor is a weak handcuff.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 07:45:00 PM

Stepfan Taylor rushed twice for six yards in Arizona's Week 11 win over the Lions, adding a four-yard reception.

Active for the first time since Week 8, Taylor reclaimed No. 2 duties from Marion Grice, but remained miles behind Andre Ellington on the depth chart. Taylor has no standalone fantasy value.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 08:08:00 PM

Stepfan Taylor (calf) is active for Week 11 against the Lions.

Taylor is poised to resume No. 2/short-yardage duties behind Andre Ellington, relegating Marion Grice to No. 3 status. Inactive for the Cardinals are RB Kerwynn Williams, LB Desmond Bishop, LB Glenn Carson, DT Ed Stinson, DE Josh Mauro, OG Earl Watford and TE Darren Fells.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 02:57:00 PM

Stepfan Taylor (probable, calf) is expected to return in Week 11 against the Lions.

Taylor was upgraded to a full practice on Friday, putting him on track to play this week. He missed the last two games due to his calf injury. Taylor should resume backup duties over Marion Grice.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 05:19:00 PM

Stepfan Taylor (calf) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Taylor is close to returning after sitting out the last two games. Marion Grice has been filling in for Taylor as the No. 2 back
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 07:17:00 PM

Cardinals declared RB Stepfan Taylor, QB Logan Thomas, ILB Desmond Bishop, OLB Thomas Keiser, OLB Glenn Carson, DT Alameda Ta'amu, and TE Darren Fells inactive for Week 10 against the Rams.

Taylor remains sidelined with a calf injury. Marion Grice will back up Andre Ellington.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 02:57:00 PM

Stepfan Taylor (calf) is listed as out for Week 10.

Marion Grice will back up Andre Ellington versus St. Louis.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 03:41:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Carson Palmer
2Drew Stanton
3Logan Thomas
4Chandler Harnish
5Phillip Sims
RB1Andre Ellington
2David Johnson
3Kerwynn Williams
4Stepfan Taylor
5Marion Grice
GLB1Andre Ellington
2David Johnson
3RB1Andre Ellington
2David Johnson
FB1Robert Hughes
WR11Larry Fitzgerald
2John Brown
3J.J. Nelson
4Ryan Spadola
WR21Michael Floyd
2Jaron Brown
3Brittan Golden
4Jaxon Shipley
5Trevor Harman
WR31John Brown
TE1Jermaine Gresham
2Darren Fells
3Troy Niklas
4Gerald Christian
5Ifeanyi Momah
K1Chandler Catanzaro