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QB Tyrod Taylor - Buffalo Bills

6-1, 217Born: 8-3-1989College: Virginia TechDrafted: Round 6

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Summary

Tyrod Taylor seems to be the starter here, but the team wouldn't give him an extension and there were reports they actively shopped him at some points. With the dust now clearing though, it appears as if Taylor will remain the starter since EJ Manuel is too inconsistent and Cardale Jones is very raw. The good news for Taylor is he fits perfectly in Greg Roman's offense, has a good run game and Sammy Watkins. The bad news is the defense was atrocious last year and he played from behind a lot, his offensive line was a little shaky and after Sammy Watkins there is very little talent. We think Taylor could improve upon his work last season, but the ceiling appears limited due to his support and the run-first style of offense. (May 20)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 21, 12, 15, 15, 16, 16, 17, 18, 18, 19, 19, 20, 20, 21, 22, 23, 23, 25
QB Dynasty - 27, 21, 21, 28, 31

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2013 BAL 3 1 5 2 0 1 8 64 0
2014 BAL 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 -3 0
2015 BUF 14 242 380 3035 20 6 104 568 4 1
2016 PROJ-Dodds 15 282 441 * * * 95 * * *
2016 PROJ-Henry 14 252 395 * * * 102 * * *
2016 PROJ-Wood 16 290 459 * * * 100 * * *
2016 PROJ-Tremblay 15 254 408 * * * 88 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 134
QB: 20

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Latest News

Bills | Tyrod Taylor may get in-season extension (Wed Jun 22, 06:50 PM) - Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor and the Bills are both open to an in-season extension, according to a source. Talks have been ongoing through the offseason, but an extension is not expected before the season starts.

Our View: The Bills know Taylor can demand at least 10-12 million a year as a starting quarterback, and they need to see that he can stay healthy and effective over more than one season before committing that. It's a smart move from a money standpoint, but every game that Taylor plays well will increase what he is due on his next contract. This can only help him for fantasy, where he is going as a backup quarterback, but one that can score in the top 7-10 in any given week because of his running ability.
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Bills | Tyrod Taylor has high expectations (Tue Jun 21, 01:08 AM) - Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor feels he will restore a winning tradition in Buffalo, and he feels he can do exactly what Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton did last season. 'I am 100 percent confident that I can do that. Cam played very well and willed his team. He took his team to the game that everyone who plays this game wants to get to. I commend him for that. We came in the same year so I definitely kept up with him. We became friends throughout our time in the league. Yes, I am 100 percent confident I can do the things that he did,' Taylor said.

Our View: Taylor does not lack for confidence--or for skill as a passer and runner. He's super quick and fast when running the ball, but we loved what he showed as a passer. Taylor shows incredible deep touch when attacking a defense vertically. His rushing ability makes him an attractive fantasy option. He's a QB2 with the upside to rank as a top-15 fantasy QB in 2016...even in the Bills run-heavy offense.
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Bills | Tyrod Taylor impresses with accuracy (Wed Jun 15, 02:25 AM) - Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor was impressive with his accuracy in practice Tuesday, June 14, working the ball into the hands of his receivers with a very small window.

Our View: Taylor is working hard, which is one of the reasons why the team is starting to talk extension again. That, and the struggles of the backups. Taylor should be a low-end QB2 or a solid QB3. With the amount of running this team might do, not all the staff is terribly comfortable with Taylor's potential production.
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2016 Schedule

1@ Baltimore Ravens
2vs New York Jets
3vs Arizona Cardinals
4@ New England Patriots
5@ Los Angeles Rams
6vs San Francisco 49ers
7@ Miami Dolphins
8vs New England Patriots
9@ Seattle Seahawks
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11@ Cincinnati Bengals
12vs Jacksonville Jaguars
13@ Oakland Raiders
14vs Pittsburgh Steelers
15vs Cleveland Browns
16vs Miami Dolphins
17@ New York Jets