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QB Tyrod Taylor - Cleveland Browns

6-1, 217Born: 8-3-1989College: Virginia TechDrafted: Round 6, pick 2011

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 24): Taylor lost his job when he left with a concussion vs. the Jets. He might even be droppable in dynasty leagues.

General News (Mon Sep 24): suffered a concussion in Week 3 and lost his starting job on Monday, September 24.

Week 4: at Oakland Raiders

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Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs PIT 89 15 40 197 1 1 8 77 1 0 25.55
2 at NO 62 22 30 246 1 1 4 26 0 0 15.9
3 vs NYJ 31 4 14 19 0 0 4 22 0 0 3.15
4 at OAK PROJ-Tremblay * 0 0 * * * 0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

Percentile ranks

Tyrod Taylor's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 2 vs NO (22 / 30 / 246 / 1 / 1 pass, 4 / 26 / 0 rush)

Taylor played much better in Week 2 after completing just 38% of his passes in a Week 1 tie. The Browns came out early in ball-control mode, running frequently in the first quarter to keep the ball away from Drew Brees. Taylor wasn't asked to pass much at the start, with his longest pass in the first quarter going for just seven yards. Cleveland opened up the offense a bit in the second quarter with Taylor overthrowing an open David Njoku on a deep pass down the left sideline. On the second drive of the second quarter, Taylor started completing some deeper passes, completing passes of nine, 14, and 22 yards. Taylor is normally known for his rushing ability but he didn't attempt a rush until the first drive of the third quarter. On the play, he picked up eight yards on a keeper and had a chance to slide but pivoted left instead, taking a big hit from a defender in the process. He got the Browns down to the Saints' one-yard line on that drive. He dropped back to pass once at the goal line but no one was able to get open so he wound up rolling right before losing one yard on a sack. Taylor came alive in the fourth quarter, connecting on several clutch throws to give the Browns a chance to win. It wasn't all good, however, as he threw an interception from his own 30-yard line, putting the Saints in scoring position which eventually lead to a New Orleans touchdown. Taylor did bounce back, throwing a beautiful deep ball to Antonio Callaway for a 47-yard touchdown. Taylor put the ball in the perfect spot in the end zone, which allowed Callaway to run underneath it for the score. On the final drive, Taylor completed two clutch passes to get the Browns into position to attempt a potential game-tying field goal, which was missed. Taylor played well enough to give his team a chance to win.

2018 Week 1 vs PIT (15 / 40 / 197 / 1 / 1 pass, 8 / 77 / 1 rush)

Taylor was uncharacteristically inaccurate in this game, missing receivers high, low, and to the side repeatedly on makeable throws. He took a big hit, which resulted in an unnecessary roughness penalty, at the end of the second drive of the game. He came up holding his arm awkwardly, which may have contributed to his struggles. The rainy weather didn't help either as Taylor doesn't have a big arm. He threw several passes that floated and others that were too short, causing receivers to adjust their routes to make the reception. At one point in the second half, Taylor threw nine-straight incompletions. Taylor made up for his passing struggles by dominating on the ground. He wound up as the Browns' leading rusher in the game and his 20-yard touchdown run got his team on the board for their first score. Taylor ran over a defender who tried to tackle him low at the goal line to power his way into the end zone. Taylor had one interception in the second quarter nullified by a defensive holding penalty. His interception that stood was a back-breaker as he tried to throw a jump ball to Josh Gordon from Pittsburgh's 43-yard line toward the end of the fourth quarter. The ball was badly underthrown and resulted in an easy interception for the defense. Earlier in the quarter, Taylor did find Josh Gordon for a touchdown in the game, putting the ball just high enough to be out of the defender's reach right at the goal line. Outside of those two plays, Taylor mostly ignored Gordon in the game.


Latest News

Browns | Tyrod Taylor will not be shopped (Mon Sep 24, 10:41 PM) - Cleveland Browns QB Tyrod Taylor (concussion) is valued by head coach Hue Jackson and the organization and he won't be traded to another organization. 'He is going to be right here. He is not going anywhere,' Jackson said Monday, Sept. 24. 'I think that is important. Like I said, I think part of (Baker Mayfield) being able to play like he did was because of Tyrod and (Drew Stanton). I do not want to upset that room that way.'

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Browns | Tyrod Taylor to be No. 2 QB if healthy (Mon Sep 24, 07:36 PM) - Cleveland Browns QB Tyrod Taylor (concussion) will serve as the No. 2 quarterback for the Browns in Week 4 if he is cleared to play.

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Browns | No Monday practice for Tyrod Taylor (Mon Sep 24, 01:23 PM) - Cleveland Browns QB Tyrod Taylor (concussion) did not practice Monday, Sept. 24.

Our View: Taylor was replaced in the game by Baker Mayfield, and the rookie led the Browns to their first win in 635 days. It's a no-brainer decision to go with Mayfield from here on out and that's why he moved to the top of the depth chart. We'll see if Taylor can get cleared from the concussion protocol at some point this week.
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Browns | Tyrod Taylor close to exiting concussion protocol (Sun Sep 23, 09:44 AM) - Cleveland Browns QB Tyrod Taylor (concussion) is expected to clear concussion protocol this week, according to multiple sources.

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Browns | Tyrod Taylor struggles prior to injury (Fri Sep 21, 12:13 AM) - Cleveland Browns QB Tyrod Taylor (concussion) went 4-for-14 for 19 yards in just under a half of action on Thursday, Sept. 20, against the New York Jets. Taylor did carry the ball four times for 22 yards prior to suffering a concussion.

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