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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, 13, 15, 15, 16, 16, 17, 17, 18, 18, 19, 21, 21, 22, 23, 23, 25
QB Dynasty - 25, 21, 21, 24, 28

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 14 258 400 * * * 102 * * *
2016 PROJ-Wood 16 290 459 * * * 100 * * *
2016 PROJ-Tremblay 15 255 408 * * * 88 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 130
QB: 19

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Latest News

Bills | Robert Woods could be replaced (Fri Jul 29, 09:34 PM) - Buffalo Bills WR Robert Woods had just two catches for more than 22 yards last year, and beat writer Jerry Sullivan believes QB Tyrod Taylor's love for the deep ball will lead to Woods being replaced as the No. 2 receiver.

Our View: Dezmin Lewis, a seventh-round pick in 2015, could be the player to emerge opposite of Watkins. He's been impressive all this offseason during OTAs and minicamp, and we'll be curious to see if he can carry that over to training camp. However, the Bills No.2 WR is not going to be much of a fantasy factor. The passing game is all about Watkins with TE Charles Clay and RB LeSean McCoy mixed in.
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Bills | Sammy Watkins to stay in stride with QB (Thu Jul 28, 11:27 AM) - Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) said he and QB Tyrod Taylor have something planned to make up for the lost time in training camp. 'We're not going to go the whole time without doing anything,' Watkins said. 'We're going to get on the right page and make sure we stay there. It's really good that he's progressing, now I've got to progress with him.'

Our View: We're happy to hear this because given the potential lack of talent behind Watkins at receiver, he's going to get a lot of targets. We already thought Watkins would be a decent WR2 and this makes us feel more confident about it.
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Bills | Tyrod Taylor extension possible (Thu Jul 28, 02:52 AM) - Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor could sign a contract extension before the season starts, according to sources. The two sides are talking relatively frequently, but nothing is considered imminent.

Our View: Basically a low-end QB2 for fantasy purposes, it would be more of an impact from a dynasty standpoint than a redraft. Taylor is the starting quarterback in Buffalo, contract or no.
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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