Jonathan Taylor Fantasy Outlook 2020
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Team: Indianapolis Colts
Year in NFL: Entering his 1st year
Jonathan Taylor Fantasy ADP & Half PPR Projections for 2020
2020 Projection: 211 carries. 1,003 yards. 6 rush TDs. 7 receptions. 88 yards. 1 receiving TD.
2020 Score Projection: 154.6
Jonathan Taylor Fantasy Outlook
Jonathan Taylor was a second round pick by the Colts in the 2020 Draft. A smart choice by Indianapolis to take the 2 time Doak Walker Award winner and 2 time Unanimous All American.
While at Wisconsin, Taylor set a ton of records. In his three seasons in college he essentially carried the ball at least 300 times for 2,000 yards! That is remarkable. The Colts got a pure old school running back that will help their roster.
This pick sends a message that the Colts want to be able to run the ball more. Taylor is a physical back and the Colts have an attacking run game. Marlon Mack did have 1,000 yards last season and there probably is going to be a mix between these two.
However, I expect Taylor to eventually become the lead back with Mack just spelling him at times. Nyheim Hines will certainly continue to be the third down back as Taylor does not add much value in the pass game other than blocking.
Frank Reich and Nick Sirianni (Offensive Coordinator) took a hit last season when their starting QB Andrew Luck surprisingly retired. The offense was not explosive at all.
However, they did have respectable numbers running the ball. This offseason they bring in Phillip Rivers to try and help get the offense back to being top 10 like it was in 2018. Reich and Sirianni do a good job of being unique.
They are able to keep the defense unaccustomed to what they see by using uncommon formations and personnel groups. They might have been guilty of throwing the ball too much with Luck.
Therefore, look for them to have a good balance of run and pass with Rivers, but run first to open up the pass game.
Indianapolis Colts Offensive Line 2020
Projected Starting Line: LT: Anthony Castonzo, LG: Quenton Nelson, C: Ryan Kelly, RG: Mark Glowinski, RT: Braden Smith
Castonzo and Nelson man the left side of this line. Both are former first round picks by the Colts. Castonzo just signed a two year deal this offseason. He has been between above average and good his whole career. Nelson has made a big splash since joining the league and is widely regarded as the best at his position.
Ryan Kelly is another first round pick by the Colts. Continuing to improve, Kelly made his first pro bowl this past season.
Braden Smith was a second round pick in 2018 which he earned all rookie team honors. He turned in another good season in 2019.
Glowinski is the only player the Colts did not draft but he is going into his fourth season in Indianapolis.
All in all, this is a close unit. There is obvious chemistry that is only improving because most of these guys have been with the team for a good amount of time. They are tough, physical and have good leadership. This group could very easily be considered top 10 in the league.
Jonathan Taylor Strength of Schedule
Taylor and the Colts will face 4 of the top 10 defenses from 2019. Unfortunately, the Colts only have one primetime game on a Thursday night against divisional rival Tennessee.
A Week 7 bye is a bit early because Taylor will then have to go 11 straight weeks. Glass half full, you get the bye out of the way.
Jonathan Taylor Fantasy Playoff Schedule
Week 14 at the Raiders and Week 15 at home against the Texans should be good matchups. Week 16 at the Steelers is not ideal. Week 17 looks bright at home against the Jaguars.
Jonathan Taylor Injury History
None. Taylor was very durable in college even with a heavy workload.
Jonathan Taylor Skillset
Home Run Ability: A-. Taylor was constantly taking long runs to the house in college. He ran a blazing 4.39 at the combine.
Playmaking Ability: B. He is a horse and will break arm tackles or run past defenders.
Is Jonathan Taylor a Good Fantasy Pick?
No based off of his ADP. He will be an RB3 overall, but some weeks he will shine bright. You should make sure you have two guys in front of him. It does not help that he probably wont be used much in the pass game.