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QB Tyrod Taylor - Buffalo Bills

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

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Summary

Taylor is incredibly athletic, quick and has the agility to break ankles in the open field. He's got a strong arm, but his accuracy is a work in progress. Taylor backed up Joe Flacco in Baltimore, but he may be the best option for the Bills this season, something fans and the media are beginning top be very vocal about. While second on the depth chart after the first preseason game, he has proven to be more consistent than EJ Manuel and to possess more upside than Matt Cassel. He hasn't been named a starter, but he is definitely gaining momentum (August 18)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 31, 22, 23, 27, 27, 29, 29, 30, 30, 31, 31, 31, 32, 32, 33, 33
QB Dynasty - 36, 27, 33, 34, 34

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2012 BAL 6 17 29 179 0 1 14 73 1
2013 BAL 3 1 5 2 0 1 8 64 0
2014 BAL 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 -3 0
2015 PROJ-Dodds 10 147 243 * * * 27 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 12 192 330 * * * 40 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 10 184 310 * * * 50 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 10 192 311 * * * 21 * * *

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Latest News

Bills | Tyrod Taylor named starter in Buffalo (Mon Aug 31, 11:27 AM) - Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor was named the starting quarterback Monday, Aug. 31, over QB Matt Cassel an QB EJ Manuel.

Our View: We shouldn't be surprised by this....and fantasy owners should be somewhat excited about the prospects. Taylor is super athletic, and that could help open things up for LeSean McCoy if this team starts doing some option plays to keep defenses honest. He's got a rocket arm, but Taylor needs to improve his accuracy as a passer. Cassel and Manuel were not exciting options, but Taylor will be quite interesting to see develop.
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Bills | EJ Manuel, Tyrod Taylor play well (Sun Aug 30, 10:05 AM) - Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel went 7-for-8 for 170 yards and two touchdowns in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29. QB Tyrod Taylor went 12-for-13 for 122 yards and a rushing touchdown during the game.

Our View: This is more about the Steelers defense being bad than the Bills passing game being good. That being said, Taylor is a very intriguing QB2 because of his running ability and talented targets.
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Bills | Buffalo QBs should play equally (Sat Aug 29, 03:07 PM) - Buffalo Bills QBs EJ Manuel, Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor are expected to play a series or two each Saturday, Aug. 29, versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. Manuel will start.

Our View: It's still baffling why Manuel would start, but whatever--we're not expecting him to win the starting job for the regular season. Cassel has more experience, but Taylor might be the best starter of the bunch.
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Bills | Buffalo to use rotation at QB? (Tue Aug 25, 02:31 PM) - Buffalo Bills QBs Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel may each be rotated in with the starting unit Saturday, Aug. 29, against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to Joe Buscaglia of WGR Sports Radio 550. All three quarterbacks have received first-team repetitions the last two practices.

Our View: The Texans have already made their decision about a starting quarterback, and now it's Buffalo's turn to figure out who is the top guy. Cassel has the experience advantage, but we like Taylor out of this poor group. Taylor has incredible athleticism and a rocket arm. He needs to improve his accuracy and decision making as a passer if he wants to play up to his potential.
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Bills | Buffalo could keep three QBs (Sat Aug 22, 01:38 PM) - Buffalo Bills QBs Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel could all be on the Bills' final roster, according to head coach Rex Ryan. Ryan said there is a high possibility that the Bills could keep all three quarterbacks, adding that Cassel, Taylor and Manuel would all receive playing time in their next preseason game.

Our View: Unless Ryan is trolling us and he's looking to keep Matt Simms, it appears the Bills aren't totally giving up on EJ Manuel. That's not to say he'll be starting anytime soon though. And really, we'd still avoid this mess. Taylor is at least intriguing but too unproven to rely on for fantasy purposes. Matt Cassel is aggressively mediocre. And the offensive line is shaky. Despite some good weapons in the passing game, we day pass on them.
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