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Posted: 9/18/2017 10:37am ET
Huddle Up: Taylor is being set up to fail in Buffalo this season, but rookie Nathan Peterman probably isn't anywhere close to ready yet and the Bills probably don't want to throw him to the wolves against the Broncos anyway. It feels like the hook is coming soon for Taylor, so owners hoping for him to turn it around might want to pursue other options.
Posted: 9/17/2017 3:41pm ET
Huddle Up: The Bills were limited to just 176 total yards, as the Panthers defense was on fire for a second straight game. Taylor will look to rebound in Week 3, but he faces another tough defense when the Broncos come calling.
Posted: 9/10/2017 3:07pm ET
Huddle Up: Before you get excited, keep in mind it was the Jets. Still, it is a good sign given the fact it was Taylor's first game under a new head coach. And he was coming off a concussion, which gives this performance a bit more heft. Give Taylor a few games before evaluating how you will use him. Right now, he's a decent QB2 if the matchup favors.
Posted: 9/8/2017 12:06pm ET
Huddle Up: Taylor was sidelined for about a week because of the concussion but should be ready to play in Week 1. He likely will continue to be a dual threat quarterback and could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in leagues because of his favorable matchup.
Posted: 9/7/2017 3:03pm ET
Huddle Up: Taylor will start in Week 1 as long as he does not suffer any setbacks over the next few days. He will be working with a new receiving corps this season but can be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues this week because of his matchup.
Posted: 9/6/2017 1:58pm ET
Huddle Up: Taylor appears to be in line to start in Week 1 against the Jets, and it appears he'll have his newest weapon Jordan Matthews on the field as well. Taylor toasted the Jets for 297 yards and three passing scores in Week 2 last season in his only start against Gang Green.
Posted: 9/6/2017 6:48am ET
Huddle Up: Taylor had a good game against the Jets last season. He was 18-for-30 for 297 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. If your QB1 is out due to injury or circumstance in Week 1, Taylor is a decent fallback.
Posted: 9/5/2017 12:38pm ET
Huddle Up: Taylor's stock took a hit with the departure of Sammy Watkins, but he shouldn't be totally overlooked. He has a solid matchup this week versus the lowly Jets and his running ability gives him a distinct advantage. He's a low-end QB1 option and makes for a great replacement for those who drafted Andrew Luck.
Posted: 9/4/2017 7:46am ET
Huddle Up: Taylor's status for Week 1 is starting to teeter toward doubtful, but he is mostly just a depth player in fantasy. Nathan Peterman is in line to start if Taylor can't go, but he shouldn't see your lineup in fantasy.
Posted: 8/31/2017 2:06pm ET
Huddle Up: Taylor has a decent matchup on paper against the NY Jets in Week 1. His value has decreased with the departure of Sammy Watkins, but his running ability remains a key factor in his fantasy success.
Posted: 8/27/2017 1:21pm ET
Huddle Up: Taylor has two weeks to recover from his concussion if he wants to be ready for the start of the regular season. He is working with a new receiving corps this season and may struggle early in the season. Owners in most leagues should consider him a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.
Posted: 8/26/2017 5:07pm ET
Huddle Up: It's been an understandably rough preseason for Taylor, who lost top receiver Sammy Watkins to the Los Angeles Rams and was 13-for-31 over his first two games. Taylor is still a viable QB2 given his running ability, but he is highly unlikely to approach the low-end QB1 level he achieved over each of the last two seasons as Buffalo begins its rebuilding process.
Posted: 8/18/2017 1:58pm ET
Huddle Up: Taylor has struggled at times during the preseason, but he should be the starter for at least the start of the season. He recorded 3,023 passing yards and 23 total touchdowns in 2016. Taylor will be working with a new set of receivers this season but can still be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.
Posted: 8/17/2017 11:12pm ET
Huddle Up: This seems like a silly question, but Taylor's struggles coupled with some surprisingly competent play from Nathan Peterman looks to have opened that can of worms. It's highly unlikely that, barring injury, anyone other than Taylor will be under center for Buffalo in Week 1, but in the wake of last week's trades and Taylor's reworked contract it's no longer unthinkable that the team could go full tank mode if things go south early on. It's something to consider when deciding whether or not you want Taylor as your QB2 for 2017.
Posted: 8/17/2017 7:48pm ET
Huddle Up: Taylor is working with a new receiver corps this season and is still trying to build chemistry with them. He has posted solid numbers over the last few season and should be considered a No. 2 quarterback in most fantasy leagues. His running ability will help his fantasy value.
Posted: 8/3/2017 12:44pm ET
Huddle Up: Don't fret, yet. There's plenty of time between now and the regular season. Taylor's running ability makes him one of the more tantalizing quarterbacks in the fantasy realm. He's not an elite passer, but those rushing stats make him a low-end QB1 to high-end QB2 consideration.
Posted: 8/1/2017 11:36pm ET
Huddle Up: Taylor's long-term job security in Buffalo is dubious, but the team is unlikely to willingly go to TJ Yates or Nathan Peterman early in 2017. Given his dual-threat ability, Taylor is an interesting QB2 even with some underwhelming performances in training camp.
Posted: 7/27/2017 6:56pm ET
Huddle Up: Taylor enters the season as one of the better QB2 options and could make a serviceable starter against friendlier matchups.
Posted: 6/20/2017 7:14am ET
Huddle Up: Taylor has been a matchup play with some bright spots the last two seasons. He's much of the same this year as a QB2 in fantasy.
Posted: 5/20/2017 7:39pm ET
Huddle Up: Taylor should open the year as the starter in Buffalo, and his ability to throw the deep ball and create plays with his legs make him a solid QB2 and a potential starter against friendly matchups.
Posted: 4/30/2017 2:53pm ET
Huddle Up: Taylor is the leading candidate for the job, but he is not guaranteed the job with a new head coach. He had a solid 2016 season with 3,023 yards and 23 total touchdowns. Taylor should be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in most leagues and could be a starting option against certain options.
Posted: 4/4/2017 8:43pm ET
Huddle Up: Taylor seems to be in much better spirits than earlier in the offseason, when it was still unknown if he would be brought back as Buffalo's starting quarterback. Plus, he was still facing surgery. With both of those issues behind him, the 27-year-old appears poised to take another leap in 2017. He's been one of the most underrated QBs in all of football, as besides being a solid running threat, Taylor has accumulated 37 touchdown passes compared to just 12 interceptions over the last two seasons. He can provide great value at the end of drafts.
Posted: 4/2/2017 12:01pm ET
Huddle Up: McDermott also expressed how impressed he was by Taylor's rehab from groin surgery and willingness to 'make himself available' to the new head coach this offseason. Taylor is also happy to be working with new offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, who served as the quarterbacks coach when both men were in Baltimore in 2014. Assuming the Bills add a capable wide receiver opposite Sammy Watkins in this month's draft, Taylor could flirt with low-end QB1 production from time to time.
Posted: 3/14/2017 5:55am ET
Huddle Up: Taylor threw for 3,023 yards and rushed for 580 with 17 passing TDs, six picks and six rushing scores in 2016. He's a QB2, in fantasy, but he'll be a matchup play in DFS.
Posted: 3/8/2017 10:51am ET
Huddle Up: The connection with new offensive coordinator Rick Dennison is encouraging for fantasy purposes. Adding more weapons on the outside will be imperative for Taylor to grow. He's a sketchy QB2 but carries a good deal of upside.
Posted: 3/5/2017 10:45am ET
Huddle Up: Taylor is reportedly the Browns' option should they choose not to pursue Jimmy Garoppolo, and it may be the smarter approach anyway. Any attempt to land Garoppolo would require significant draft pick compensation, while signing Taylor would allow the team to address its many non-quarterback weaknesses with the first and 12th picks in April's NFL Draft. Taylor would remain a fantasy QB2 in fantasy should he leave for Cleveland.
Posted: 3/3/2017 9:32am ET
Huddle Up: The soap opera continues. Per Carucci, if the $30.75 million guaranteed wasn't tied to Taylor over the next two years, the Bills would likely be bringing him back for 2017. Taylor is unwilling to renegotiate, so it appears he could be on the way out. Taylor is expected to have no shortage of suitors on the market if he is released, as San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns and New York Jets are among the clubs who could use an established veteran quarterback.
Posted: 2/22/2017 5:27am ET
Huddle Up: Taylor is unlikely to see that bonus and probably won't remain with the club. He has been a decent dual threat at the position, but he'll have to land in the right situation. Even then, he's a high-end QB2 in fantasy.
Posted: 2/21/2017 10:14am ET
Huddle Up: Taylor will have suitors should he hit the market and is not open to a contract restructure, so Buffalo is either going to swallow hard on committing $30.75 million to him over the next two years or move on without him. A return seems the most likely outcome because the Bills know what they have in Taylor and new offensive coordinator Rick Dennison has worked with him before. Even in a slightly more wide-open offense than what he's had in his first two years with Buffalo, Taylor could flirt with low-end QB1 status.
Posted: 2/14/2017 9:37pm ET
Huddle Up: Taylor's status with the Bills is still up in the air, as he's due a lot of guaranteed money and the team hasn't yet decided their course of action. Furthermore, Taylor isn't willing to take a pay cut. Thus, there is a decent chance he could be released, and if that happens, the Browns look like a good fit for the dual-threat quarterback. Even though the Browns are coming off a 1-15 campaign, they could still provide Taylor with a solid amount of ammo to keep him fantasy relevant.
Posted: 2/3/2017 10:55am ET
Huddle Up: Taylor had groin surgery last month and is in a race against the clock to get healthy enough to pass a physical before March 9 that could determine whether or not the Bills can release him. Buffalo may have signaled its desire to keep him around when it hired new offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, but it will be up to Taylor's health and willingness to agree to a more team-friendly contract (he's guaranteed $30.75 million in 2017 if he cannot pass the physical) that determines whether he stays or goes.
Posted: 1/25/2017 10:00am ET
Huddle Up: Taylor has shown flashes, but a new system and staff could extract the most out of him. The massive contract is a far greater sticking point, however, and it seems to be a reach to expect him to return at this price. Stay tuned, but he isn't more than a QB2 in any conceivable situation.
Posted: 1/20/2017 3:50pm ET
Huddle Up: Dennison coached Taylor when they were both with the Baltimore Ravens, but the Bills have to decide on Taylor's situation in the near future because of the option in his contract. Taylor posted decent numbers this season and likely will start for a team in 2017. His fantasy value is helped by his running ability, and he should be considered a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 1/17/2017 8:59pm ET
Huddle Up: After the recent coaching shake-up in Buffalo, Taylor could find himself on another team next season, and it appears the Browns would be one of his top suitors. The 27-year-old is seemingly one of the more underrated quarterbacks in the league, having thrown for more than 3,000 yards, in addition to topping the 500-yard plateau on the ground, in each of the past two seasons, while accumulating 37 touchdowns combined over that span, compared to only 12 interceptions. No matter where he's lining up under center, Taylor will still be someone to watch.
Posted: 1/13/2017 6:07pm ET
Huddle Up: Taylor isn't expected to be back with Buffalo. He can be a QB2 if he ends up starting somewhere, but his fantasy value is up in the air right now.
Posted: 1/6/2017 6:35am ET
Huddle Up: Taylor was a sparkplug, but his performance hasn't been what it was coming out of the gates in 2015. That's not all his fault as Sammy Watkins has been oft-injured, and his secondary options to throw to have been underwhelming. Taylor will be a QB2 in fantasy wherever he lands.
Posted: 1/5/2017 7:14pm ET
Huddle Up: Taylor would be an upgrade for the Browns at the quarterback spot, but no matter where he plays next year, he won't be more than a QB2.
Posted: 1/5/2017 8:02am ET
Huddle Up: Taylor will be an interesting commodity in next year's drafts. He seems unlikely to remain in Buffalo, and he really hasn't shown the form with which he burst onto the scene in 2015 since those initial weeks. Has he done enough to warrant landing a starting job elsewhere? In any event, he'll be a QB2 option that could have some upside in the right system.
Posted: 1/2/2017 9:00am ET
Huddle Up: There isn't a clear upgrade available in the draft or free agency, but Buffalo seems intent on moving on at the moment. Taylor's running skills should make him a high-upside QB2 at the very least wherever he ends up and he shouldn't really struggle for work should the Bills let him go, as nearly half the teams in the league could use an upgrade at quarterback.
Posted: 12/30/2016 7:40am ET
Huddle Up: EJ Manuel is expected to start against the New York Jets this week, and Taylor's fantasy value has dissipated.
Posted: 12/29/2016 1:23pm ET
Huddle Up: EJ Manuel will start Week 17 with Taylor hurting. Taylor's future with the Bills could be in jeopardy with Buffalo looking for a new head coach and other staff members. If he remains the starter then he'll be a late-round fantasy draft option next year.
Posted: 12/28/2016 8:50am ET
Huddle Up: EJ Manuel is expected to suit up against the New York Jets this week. His fantasy prowess is pretty minimal, but he could be a DFS flyer that could have some upside.
Posted: 12/27/2016 9:25am ET
Huddle Up: The Bills' indifference in regards to Taylor has been known for some time, although the decision to give Manuel a start seems ridiculous considering he has shown next to nothing since he was a first-round draft pick in 2013. The decision also seems foolish because this weekend would be a perfect opportunity to give rookie Cardale Jones some live action as well. With Manuel under center, virtually every Buffalo player - perhaps outside of LeSean McCoy if he goes - is not worthy of a start in fantasy.
Posted: 12/22/2016 5:19pm ET
Huddle Up: Taylor's scrambling ability bolsters his fantasy value, but he should still be viewed as a QB2 in Week 16.
Posted: 12/20/2016 8:45am ET
Huddle Up: There is little chance the team will keep Taylor at the $27.5 million price tag, which means he could don a new uniform next season. Taylor has been spotty after a fast start to the 2015 season. His fantasy value is predicated on where he lands and if he lands as a starter. The best-case scenario is he's a QB2 in next year's fantasy drafts.
Posted: 12/15/2016 5:56pm ET
Huddle Up: With a juicy matchup against Cleveland on tap, Taylor could be a sneaky sleeper in DFS formats in Week 15.
Posted: 12/12/2016 2:36pm ET
Huddle Up: Taylor hasn't been stellar this year, but he's been decent. Injuries have tainted his supporting cast for several games, but he's barely out of QB1 territory on the year. Against the Browns next week, though, it's hard to ignore how favorable of a matchup he has. Don't give up on him just yet unless you have a weekly QB1 option.
Posted: 12/8/2016 5:24pm ET
Huddle Up: Taylor is upside is limited by Buffalo's run-heavy approach, but his scrambling ability makes him a quality QB2.
Posted: 12/6/2016 7:15am ET
Huddle Up: Taylor came roaring out of the gates last season in his first stint as a starter, and he really hasn't replicated it. He's little more than a matchup play at this point, and the Pittsburgh Steelers don't present a good matchup. They're one of the better defenses against QBs the last five weeks.
Posted: 12/4/2016 10:35pm ET
Huddle Up: The passing performance was disappointing considering how leaky the Oakland pass defense has been this season. Taylor remains more of a QB2 in most fantasy formats heading into Week 14.
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