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QB Tyrod Taylor - Buffalo Bills

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

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Taylor suffered a concussion in the third preseason game.

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 18): Things are a little different when you're not facing the Jets. Taylor was thwarted at every turn by the Panthers even though he did make a good enough throw to win the game late. He is only going to be a viable streamer in easy matchups, and Week 3 against Denver is not one.

General News (Mon Sep 18): will be the starting quarterback in Week 3 against the Denver Broncos, according to head coach Sean McDermott.

Week 3: vs Denver Broncos

All QB vs DEN

FBG says: Bad matchup. The Bills passing offense has predictably struggled this season, particularly last week as Tyrod Taylor passed for only 125 yards with the Bills only managing to post one field goal. The Bills played even worse than their offensive numbers suggest as a good chunk of their total yardage came in garbage time on their last drive. Jordan Matthews has only been targeted six times this season, while Charles Clay started strong in Week 1 before plummeting last week with only three receptions for 23 yards. The Bills receivers did not gain more than 15 yards on a single play last week as Tyrod Taylor struggled to push the ball downfield against a tough Panthers secondary. The Bills matchup woes get even worst this week as they square off against the elite Broncos defense. This secondary is loaded with talent, making for a bad matchup for every offensive position. Even with the Bills receivers likely to draw plenty of one-on-one matchups, the mismatch in talent should prove to be too skewed to overcome as the Broncos have arguably the strongest secondary in the NFL with Chris Harris, Aqib Talib, and Bradley Roby. On top of the secondary, Von Miller is playing on another level right now as he faces a couple of Bills tackles that have struggled in pass protection this season.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumLPts
1 vs NYJ 77 16 28 224 2 1 8 38 0 0 22
2 at CAR 54 17 25 125 0 0 8 55 0 0 11.75
3 vs DEN PROJ-Dodds * 17 29 * * * 8 * * * *
3 vs DEN PROJ-Tremblay * 17 27 * * * 7 * * * *
3 vs DEN PROJ-Bloom * 15 31 * * * 9 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 2 vs CAR (17 / 25 / 125 / 0 / 0 pass, 8 / 55 / 0 rush)

Tyrod Taylor's day exemplified why the Bills have long-term questions about his ability to be a starting quarterback. He struggled to move off his first read, and frequently pulled the ball down to run before his receivers had the opportunity to break on their routes. One play stuck out early in the third quarter. Taylor was under center and motioned LeSean McCoy to the right perimeter with Andre Holmes in the slot. Carolina was rushing four down linemen with zone coverage in the secondary. During Taylor's drop back McCoy ran an out route, under CB James Bradberry, while Andre Holmes ran a corner route over Bradberry. Taylor was under no pressure with a clean pocket and McCoy was open on the out in front of Bradberry while Holmes was setting up his break to the corner behind Bradberry. Taylor lacked patience on the play and failed to read McCoy, and instead pulled the ball down to run, and was sacked before he reached the line of scrimmage. Later on the same drive, on third down and one, Taylor was running a bootleg to the left. FB Patrick DiMarco was working to the short flat against LB Shaq Thompson while TE Nick O'Leary ran a drag route across the middle of the field. Taylor's threat as a runner drew both Luke Kuechly and Kurt Coleman out of the middle of the field, leaving O'Leary open with room to run. Taylor instead tried to target DiMarco in tight coverage in the flat and the ball was broken up forcing a fourth down. The stagnant passing game was not entirely Taylor's fault, as his receivers struggled to separate in the short area of the field with no deep threat to create room underneath. Taylor ran well on the day for 55 yards on eight carries, and had the opportunity to win the game on fourth and 11 from the 33-yard line with 14 seconds remaining in the game. Zay Jones ran a corner route from the slot that split the Carolina safety and cornerback. Taylor threw the ball behind Jones, and Jones was unable to catch the ball on his fingertips. At worst, Jones would have caught the ball inside the five-yard line and set up a final scoring attempt. An accurate throw by Taylor would have led Jones for a game winning touchdown.

2017 Week 1 vs NYJ (16 / 28 / 224 / 2 / 1 pass, 8 / 38 / 0 rush)

Tyrod Taylor had two touchdowns in the game against the New York Jets, but the game could have been better. On the first drive of the game, Tyrod Taylor was intercepted in the end zone on a deflection by Jets' DB Justin Burris. The ball was thrown on target to Charles Clay and the ball went through Clay's hands where it deflected right to Burris. Taylor bounced back later in the game with a pair of touchdowns from the one-yard line. The first, was a quick out to Charles Clay in the slot. The second, was a play action misdirection play where Andre Holmes ran across the formation simulating he was sealing the backside end before slipping into the flat for a wide-open pass from Taylor. Taylor added eight rushes for 38 yards, and showed his mobility both as a runner and creating time as a passer.

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Latest News

Bills | Tyrod Taylor to remain a starter in Week 3 (Mon Sep 18, 01:37 PM) - Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor will be the starting quarterback in Week 3 against the Denver Broncos, according to head coach Sean McDermott.

Our View: He's the starter even though the Bills offense was atrocious against the Panthers in Week 2. The Bills don't have a great matchup against the swarming Denver Broncos defense in Week 3, and Taylor should struggle against the league's best defense.
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Bills | Tyrod Taylor does next to nothing (Sun Sep 17, 06:41 PM) - Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor completed 17 of his 25 pass attempts for 125 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 2 against the Panthers while running eight times for 55 yards.

Our View: Taylor was powerless to move the Bills offense against a legitimate defense. He'll only be a desperation play again facing the Broncos next week.
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Bills | Tyrod Taylor throws two touchdowns (Sun Sep 10, 06:07 PM) - Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns on 16-for-28 passing in a 21-12 win over the New York Jets on Sunday, Sept. 10.

Our View: Taylor also had an end zone pass glance off of Charles Clay's hands for an interception or he would have had an even bigger game. He won't be nearly as good of a play against Carolina next week, but Taylor did show the value of starting your quarterbacks against the Jets.
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Bills | Tyrod Taylor ready to play (Fri Sep 8, 03:06 PM) - Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 8, and is not on the injury report for Week 1.

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Schedule

3vs Denver Broncos
4@ Atlanta Falcons
5@ Cincinnati Bengals
6--- BYE WEEK ---
7vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
8vs Oakland Raiders
9@ New York Jets
10vs New Orleans Saints
11@ Los Angeles Chargers
12@ Kansas City Chiefs
13vs New England Patriots
14vs Indianapolis Colts
15vs Miami Dolphins
16@ New England Patriots
17@ Miami Dolphins