Player Page

Stepfan Taylor | Running Back | #30

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/9/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 216
College: Stanford
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 5 (140) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details
Share: 

Latest News

Recent News

Stepfan Taylor rushed five times for 20 yards in Arizona's Week 13 win over the Rams, but also suffered a shoulder injury.
Taylor ended up getting out-touched by Kerwynn Williams behind David Johnson. Even with Andre Ellington (toe) week to week, Taylor isn't on the re-draft radar. The Cardinals appear to trust Johnson in money situations. Sun, Dec 6, 2015 05:35:00 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Player News

Date:

Stepfan Taylor is expected to take over as the Cardinals' short-yardage specialist.

Coach Bruce Arians previously declared FB/RB Robert Hughes the short-yardage back, but he was among Arizona's final cuts. Taylor could pose a threat to Andre Ellington's goal-line carries, but lacks standalone fantasy value.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 08:57:00 PM

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.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 08:19:00 AM

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.
Sat, Jan 3, 2015 08:21:00 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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Robert Griffin III
2Colin Kaepernick
3Phillip Sims
4Josh Freeman
5Ryan Lindley
6G.J. Kinne
7Johnny Manziel
8Charlie Whitehurst
9Aaron Murray
10Dylan Thompson
11Jerrod Johnson
12Bryan Bennett
13Seth Lobato
14Ryan Williams
15Brad Sorensen
16Tim Tebow
17McLeod Bethel-Thompson
18Matt Blanchard
19Dan LeFevour
20Austin Trainor
21Pat Devlin
22Jerry Lovelocke
23Chandler Harnish
24Chase Rettig
25David Olson
26Cody Fajardo
27Shane Carden
28Griffin Neal
29Marquise Williams
30Max Wittek
31Joe Licata
32R.J. Archer
33Zach Mettenberger
34Sean Renfree
35Dalyn Williams
36Eli Jenkins
37Keith Wenning
38Jake Waters
39Wes Lunt
RB1James Starks
2Rashad Jennings
3Joseph Randle
4Khiry Robinson
5Toby Gerhart
6Joique Bell
7Dominique Williams
8Karlos Williams
9LaMichael James
10Alonzo Harris
11Brandon Burks
12Anthony Dixon
13DuJuan Harris
14Darrin Reaves
15Zac Stacy
16Josh Harris
17Brandon Ross
18Brandon Brown-Dukes
19Jahwan Edwards
20Ross Scheuerman
21Kenneth Harper
22Jawon Chisholm
23Zac Brooks
24Jerome Smith
25Isaiah Pead
26Dan Herron
27Daryl Richardson
28Jeremy Stewart
29Michael Dyer
30Glenn Winston
31Keshawn Hill
32LaVance Taylor
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
2Rashad Jennings
3James Starks
FB1Joe Don Duncan
2Ryan Mueller
3Andrew Bonnet
4Henry Hynoski
5Erik Lorig
6Will Johnson
7Emil Igwenagu
8Jorvorskie Lane
9James Casey
10Paul Lasike
11Brandon Cottom
12Devon Johnson
13Alstevis Squirewell
14Blake Renaud
15John Conner
16Zach Boren
17Kiero Small
18J.C. Copeland
19Joey Iosefa
20Brad Smelley
21Chris Swain
22Nikita Whitlock
23Trey Millard
24Sam Bergen
25Soma Vainuku
26Will Ratelle
27Patrick Skov
28Jordan Campbell
29Zach Laskey
30Sione Houma
31Malcolm Johnson
32Algernon Brown
WR11Jerome Simpson
2Marcus Easley
3Keith Mumphery
4Greg Jennings
5Marques Colston
6Dwayne Bowe
7James Jones
8Preston Parker
9Greg Little
10Kris Durham
11Kyle Prater
12Douglas McNeil
13Stevie Johnson
14Eddie Royal
15Jacoby Ford
16Josh Morgan
17Tyler Davis
18Hakeem Nicks
19Miles Austin
20Kain Colter
21DeAndre Reaves
22Greg Salas
23Ben Edwards
24Carlton Mitchell
25Nick Harwell
26Armon Binns
27Reggie Dunn
28Tevin Reese
29Issac Blakeney
30Kenny Cook
31Joshua Stangby
32Zach D'Orazio
33Kenzel Doe
34Jared Dangerfield
35Damaris Johnson
36Robert Herron
37Shaq Evans
38Kevin Norwood
39Solomon Patton
40Josh Lenz
41Eric Rogers
42Ricky Collins
43Jaxon Shipley
44Damian Williams
45Nate Washington
46Marlon Moore
47Tyler Murphy
48Marquez Clark
49Josh Harper
50Josh Stewart
51Donatella Luckett
52Travis Labhart
53Jarrett Boykin
54Lance Lewis
55Joseph Anderson
56Dennis Parks
57Quinshad Davis
58Rashaun Simonise
59Reece Horn
60Chandler Worthy
61Ryan Spadola
62David Porter
63L'Damian Washington
64Tyler McDonald
65Ezell Ruffin
66Duke Williams
67Jeff Beathard
68DaVaris Daniels
69Javontee Herndon
WR21Roddy White
2Brian Hartline
3Riley Cooper
4Ace Sanders
5Denarius Moore
6Chris Givens
7Marcus Thigpen
8A.J. Jenkins
9Emory Blake
10Kevin Smith
11Dorial Green-Beckham
12R.J. Harris
13Ryan Whalen
14Joe Morgan
15Austin Pettis
16Jacoby Jones
17Ryan Broyles
18Onterio McCalebb
19Nathan Palmer
20Mike Brown
21Andre Debose
22Shakim Phillips
23DeVier Posey
24Tandon Doss
25Jimmie Hunt
26Devante Davis
27Jay Lee
28Mike Williams
29Devon Wylie
30Marcus Leak
31Reggie Bell
32Amir Carlisle
33Jake Kumerow
34Michael Preston
35Phil Bates
36Milton Williams III
37Clyde Gates
38Marcus Harris
39Kadron Boone
40Ryan Lankford
41James Butler
42Isiah Ferguson
43Daniel Rodriguez
44A.J. Cruz
45Michael Bennett
46Paul Browning
47Austin Willis
48Durron Neal
49David Glidden
50Kieran Duncan
51Jarvis Turner
52T.J. Thorpe
53Saalim Hakim
54Kashif Moore
55Juron Criner
56Stephen Hill
57Andre Davis
58Demetrius Wilson
59Josh Reese
60DiAndre Campbell
61Trevor Harman
62Tom Nelson
63Leonard Hankerson
64Trindon Holliday
65Chris King
66Christion Jones
67Levi Norwood
68Ed Williams
69Danny Anthrop
70Marken Michel
71Reggie Diggs
WR31Riley Cooper
2Marques Colston
3Chris Givens
TE1Gary Barnidge
2Owen Daniels
3Scott Chandler
4Craig Stevens
5Tony Moeaki
6Ladarius Green
7Brandon Bostick
8Dante Rosario
9Zach Sudfeld
10Andrew Quarless
11Matt Spaeth
12Kyle Miller
13Blake Annen
14Beau Gardner
15Michael Cooper
16Mickey Shuler
17Nic Jacobs
18Chase Ford
19Dominique Jones
20Bruce Miller
21Richard Gordon
22Nick Kasa
23Chase Dixon
24D.J. Williams
25Rob Blanchflower
26Jacob Maxwell
27Asante Cleveland
28Chase Coffman
29Casey Pierce
30Mike McFarland
31Beau Sandland
32Mo Alie-Cox
33Cameron Clear
34Justice Cunningham
35Steve Maneri
36David Paulson
37Brandon Barden
38Gerell Robinson
39Kevin Greene
40Jake Stoneburner
41Jay Rome
42Kivon Cartwright
43John Peters
44Gannon Sinclair
45Adrien Robinson
46Braxton Deaver
47Clayton Echard
48Jake Murphy
49Rory Anderson
50Ryan Taylor
51Konrad Reuland
52Brett Brackett
53Michael Egnew
54Dan Light
55Jack Tabb
56Jordan Thompson
57Rob Housler
58Arthur Lynch
59Scott Orndoff
60Keith Towbridge
LT1Jordan Rigsbee
2Terry Poole
3Tyson Chandler
4Robert Myers
5Rob Crisp
6King Dunlap
7Eugene Monroe
8Charles Brown
9Cameron Bradfield
10Carter Bykowski
11Michael Oher
12Takoby Cofield
13Jason Fox
14Micah Hatchie
15Kyle Roberts
16Vince Kowalski
17David Hedelin
18Taylor Fallin
19John Weidenaar
20Cody Booth
21Justin Renfrow
22David Foucault
23Andrew McDonald
24Collin Buchanan
25Tyrus Thompson
26Lars Hanson
27Garry Williams
28Jordan Swindle
LG1Ben Grubbs
2Edawn Coughman
3Ryan Seymour
4Ben Heenan
5Antoine Everett
6Sebastian Tretola
7Orlando Franklin
8David Arkin
9Sam Brenner
10Mackenzy Bernadeau
11Darren Keyton
12Jake Bernstein
13Collin Rahrig
14Vi Teofilo
15Adrian Bellard
16Tanner Hawkinson
17Matthew Masifilo
18Lene Maiava
19Jamison Lalk
20Al Bond
21Alex Cooper
22Garrick Mayweather
23Richard Levy
24Pearce Slater
C1Nick Mangold
2Khaled Holmes
3Manuel Ramirez
4Julian Vandervelde
5Mitchell Bell
6Marcus Henry
7Jacob Flores
8Fernando Velasco
9Jacques McClendon
10Drew Nowak
11Garth Gerhart
12Jeremy Zuttah
13Reese Dismukes
14Dillon Farrell
15Ben Gottschalk
16Barrett Jones
17Dalton Freeman
18Patrick Lewis
19Ben Clarke
20Brian De La Puente
21Braxston Cave
22Robert Kugler
23Quinton Schooley
RG1Louis Vasquez
2Todd Herremans
3Garrett Gilkey
4Cyril Lemon
5Geoff Schwartz
6Darrion Weems
7Tre' Jackson
8Leon Brown
9Hugh Thornton
10Jared Smith
11Paul Fanaika
12Mike Matthews
13Robert Myers
14Chase Farris
15Chris Muller
16Shahbaz Ahmed
17Trip Thurman
18Ruben Carter
19Ryker Mathews
20Boston Stiverson
21Terran Vaughn
22Donovan Williams
23Jessamen Dunker
24Antoine McClain
25Tony Hills
26Alvin Bailey
27Adam Replogle
28Matt Rotheram
29Tyler Johnstone
30Mike McQueen
31Chris Barker
RT1Sebastian Vollmer
2Adrian Bellard
3Mitchell Van Dyk
4J'Marcus Webb
5Erik Pears
6Tayo Fabuluje
7Isiah Cage
8Darryl Baldwin
9Lamar Holmes
10Michael Williams
11Luke Marquardt
12Martin Wallace
13Colin Kelly
14Pierce Burton
15Kona Schwenke
16Zeth Ramsay
17Kevin Bowen
18Ryan Mack
19Torian White
20Nick Ritcher
21Patrick Miller
K1Josh Brown
2Dan Carpenter
3Patrick Murray
4Corey Acosta
5Marshall Morgan
6Andrew Furney
7Justin Manton
8John Lunsford
9Jordan Gay
10Kyle Brindza
11Taylor Bertolet
12Brad Craddock
13Devon Bell
14Andy Phillips
15Shayne Graham
16Shaun Suisham
17Brandon Bogotay
18Carey Spear
19Billy Cundiff
20Jaden Oberkrom
21Brett Maher
22Ty Long
23Tom Obarski
24Jonathan Brown