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WR Trent Taylor - San Francisco 49ers

5-8, 181Born: 4-30-1994College: Louisiana TechDrafted: Round 5

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Taylor left the Week 9 game with a rib injury. He is out indefinitely.

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General News (Wed Nov 22): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Week 12: vs Seattle Seahawks

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FBG says: Tough matchup. C.J. Beathard had the best outing of his young career against a reeling Giants defense his last game in Week 10, completing 76% of his passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns. Beathard padded his stats with a big 83-yard bomb to Marquise Goodwin, who was wide open on a blown coverage. Beathard also got his tight end involved here as Garrett Celek finished tied for the team lead in targets with six and a touchdown. Beathard did a good job at spreading the ball around, but a ton of his completions were for short yardage gains which helped him achieve that 76% completion rate. Fullback Kyle Juszczyk actually led the team in receptions with five as he was a dump off machine in this game while Carlos Hyde only caught two passes for six yards, his second-worst performance through the air this season. The 49ers offensive line has not done a great job in pass protection on the year, allowing 32 sacks which rank third-most in the league. They were back to full strength before the bye though and did not allow a single sack as Joe Staley returned to left tackle and Trent Brown shifted back to right tackle. This line will be under a ton of pressure this week though, as this Seahawks pass rush looked better during the second half of this season. Just one game after losing Richard Sherman, the Seahawks secondary took another huge blow as they have now learned that Kam Chancellor may be lost for the season due to a neck injury. Chancellor had been one of the best safeties in the league, and the Seahawks are now down two members of their famed Legion of Boom. Bradley McDougald will step in for Chancellor opposite Earl Thomas. McDougald played relatively well against the Falcons this past week, but he is definitely a downgrade from Chancellor. Jeremy Lane did not look good at all in his first start in relief of Sherman, however, it doesn't help that he saw a lot of Julio Jones in coverage. In the midst of all these injuries though, linebacker Earl Wagner is having one of his best seasons, particularly in pass coverage as he has looked elite all season long. The 49ers pose a minimal threat to the Seahawks defense, especially as Carlos Hyde should draw coverage by Wagner if he sneaks out of the backfield.

Recent Stats and Projections

8 at PHI 39 0 0 0 3 3 33 0 0 3.3
9 vs ARI 15 0 0 0 3 2 22 0 0 2.2
12 vs SEA PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 2 * * * *
12 vs SEA PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 9 vs ARI (3 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)

Before exiting with a rib injury late in the first half, Taylor had continued his season-long trend of being a prime target on third down. His first target came on 3rd-and-9 during San Francisco's second drive. He sat down in Arizona's underneath middle zone, but dropped the pass. On the last play of the first quarter, he caught a 10-yard dig route due to defensive indifference on 3rd-and-17. On Taylor's final target, he beat Tyrann Mathieu off the line, which allowed him to get open and catch a 12-yard quick slant on 3rd-and-3.

2017 Week 8 vs PHI (3 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)

Taylor didn't even see a pass thrown his way until garbage time had already arrived late in the third quarter. On that initial target (and 13-yard reception), Taylor was able to get open inside on a slant route against the man-to-man coverage of cornerback Jalen Mills. Then, midway through the fourth quarter, Taylor beat cornerback Dexter McDougle on a quick out route and adjusted well to catch a pass thrown behind him. Finally, two plays later, Taylor motioned into a stack right formation, caught a wide receiver screen behind the line of scrimmage, and ran for a 13-yard gain thanks to blocks by Marquise Goodwin and apparently fleet-of-foot right guard Brandon Fusco.

2017 Week 7 vs DAL (5 / 5 / 39 / 0 rec)

With George Kittle garnering the bulk of Dallas' attention in the middle of the field, Taylor became Kyle Shanahan qua C.J. Beathard's go-to receiver in San Francisco's hurry-up, garbage-time offense. To wit, Taylor didn't see his first target until there was less than a minute remaining in the third quarter and the 49ers down 33-3. In other words, he couldn't he was shut down by slot cornerback Orlando Skandrick until the Cowboys' defense didn't care anymore.

2017 Week 6 vs WAS (5 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)

Taylor's didn't see his first target until late in the first quarter. As per usual, it came on third down, although this time cornerback Quinton Dunbar made a nice play to stop Taylor well short of the first down. Two of his other four targets also came on third down, the latter of which netted 10 yards and a first down during San Francisco's drive to narrow their deficit to two points with two minutes left. It was of the "sit down in the void of a soft zone" variety. Taylor's only other contribution was a 39-yard punt return midway through the third quarter.

2017 Week 5 vs IND (2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

After being Brian Hoyer's go-to receiver in Week 4, Taylor was, for all intents and puroses, Hoyer's no-to receiver in Week 5. Taylor's first target (and lone reception) didn't come until the first play of the second half. Then his second (and final) target wasn't until midway through overtime.

2017 Week 4 vs ARI (10 / 5 / 47 / 0 rec)

With Pierre Garcon not in his usual go-to role due to Patrick Peterson, Brian Hoyer targeted Taylor 9 times on his 17 third-down passes. For those scoring at home, that means 9 of Taylor's 10 targets came on 3rd down. One borderline-absurd sequence was a microcosm of this that came during San Francisco's go-ahead drive in overtime. They were faced with 3rd-and-8 at middle field and called Taylor's number. Hoyer's pass fell incomplete, but Arizona was offsides, so the down was replayed as a 3rd-and-3. Taylor got targeted again and this time drew a defensive pass interference penalty on Tyrann Mathieu. But San Francisco also committed a foul on the play, so they had to play 3rd down for a third time. And who gets the target? Taylor once again.

2017 Week 3 vs LAR (4 / 3 / 32 / 1 rec)

Taylor was somewhat of a revelation insofar as he got targeted in several high-leverage situations. On 3rd-and-3 early in the second quarter, Taylor got a free release from the slot against the man-to-man coverage of linebacker Mark Barron, and beat him on a quick slant for 18 yards. With San Francisco down 34-20 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, Taylor was targeted again, this time on a route to the right flat from his presnap alignment at slot left. He was wide open, caught the pass, and nearly scored thanks to evading tackle attempts by two of the Rams' five defensive backs. On the 49ers' next drive, he was targeted once again in a high leverage situation (3rd-and-goal at the 3-yard line down 34-20), but did score a touchdown this time. Following a Carlos Hyde touchdown to narrow San Francisco's deficit to two points, Taylor was targeted on the same route as his previous touchdown, but this time it feel incomplete. "Incomplete" is what the box score also lists for his final target, which once again came on third down inside Rams territory with the game on the line.

2017 Week 2 vs SEA (4 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)

Taylor's first target, a 5-yard reception, came on a quick slant out of the slot that benefited from a not-so-subtle pick by tight end George Kittle. His second (and final) target came late in the second quarter, with San Francisco having entered Seattle's red zone. Taylor was lined up in the slot on 3rd-and-1 and got a free release off the line of scrimmage. Brian Hoyer read both the situation and the defense well, but linebacker K.J. Wright deflected the sure-fire first down reception away. Otherwise, Taylor availed himself well as the 49ers' punt returner, averaging 13.3 yards.


Latest News

49ers | Wednesday practice report for 49ers (Wed Nov 22, 08:05 PM) - San Francisco 49ers S Adrian Colbert (thumb), LB Elvis Dumervil (non-injury) and OT Joe Staley (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 22. RB Raheem Mostert (shoulder), WR Trent Taylor (ribs) and DE Solomon Thomas (knee) were limited during practice. DT D.J. Jones (shoulder), LB Elijah Lee (knee) and FS Eric Reid (knee) fully participated in practice.

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49ers | Week 10 Inactives (Sun Nov 12, 03:04 PM) - The San Francisco 49ers have declared LB Aaron Lynch, OT Darrell Williams Jr., LB Elijah Lee, TE George Kittle, LB Pita Taumoepenu, DE Solomon Thomas, WR Trent Taylor inactive for Week 10.

49ers | San Fran injury report for Friday (Fri Nov 10, 05:32 PM) - San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (ankle), LB Elijah Lee (knee) and WR Trent Taylor (ribs) did not practice Friday, Nov. 10, while DL Aaron Lynch (calf) was a limited participant. All four players have been ruled out for Week 10 against the New York Giants. DE Solomon Thomas (knee) and CB K'Waun Williams (quadriceps) were limited in practice and are considered questionable. LB Brock Coyle (shoulder), LB Elvis Dumervil (rest), LB Reuben Foster (ribs), OG Brandon Fusco (biceps), CB Dontae Johnson (shoulder), DL D.J. Jones (knee), FB Kyle Juszczyk (neck), LB Mark Nzeocha (neck), S Eric Reid (knee) and OT Joe Staley (eye) practiced in full and were removed from the injury report.

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49ers | Thursday's 49ers practice report (Thu Nov 9, 08:27 PM) - San Francisco 49ers WR Trent Taylor (ribs), LB Elijah Lee (knee) and TE George Kittle (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 9. OG Brandon Fusco (biceps), FB Kyle Juszczyk (neck), DEs Aaron Lynch (calf), Solomon Thomas (knee), CB K'Waun Williams (quadricep), OT Joe Staley (eye) and LB Mark Nzeocha (neck) were limited participants, while LBs Brock Coyle (shoulder), Reuben Foster (ribs), DE Elvis Dumervil (non-injury), S Eric Reid (knee), CB Dontae Johnson (shoulder) and DT D.J. Jones (knee, shoulder) all practiced in full.

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