JONATHAN TAYLOR

7/20/21, 3:34 AM

Updated:

INJURY RISK

2021:

Long-Term:

2/5

2/5

Bottom Line:
Taylor has the cleanest injury profile amongst first round RBs. No major injuries to report despite major workloads for multiple college years and 1 in the NFL. Football analysts have speculated that a heavy college workload would result in decreased NFL longevity, but data actually tells us to expect the exact opposite. Full speed ahead on the Jonathan Taylor bandwagon.

Games Played:
2020 - 15/16

Performance:

Taylor should be fully healthy going into the upcoming season, and should get his first full offseason of work with his new team. No reason to expect anything but improvement here.

Durability:

Taylor has seen a large number of touches already, but that doesn’t concern us. Data from NCAA RB workloads tells us that high volume RBs have longer careers and fewer games missed per season than lower volume players. This may surprise those who haven’t followed the analytics. Still, almost half of RBs miss at least 1 game per season, so as usual have your RB backups at the ready. No concerns about picking up Taylor in re-draft or dynasty leagues.

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