WR Jordan Taylor - Minnesota Vikings
|6-5, 210||Born: 2-18-1992||College: Rice||Drafted: ---|
2017 Week 6 vs NYG (4 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)
Taylor saw some action in the 4th quarter after Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders both went down with leg injuries. Taylor lined up wide left and hauled in one of the bubble screens that we often see Thomas run for a short gain. He lined up wide right and a caught a curl route for gain of 10. Taylor lined up wide left in a 4 WR set later and hauled in a slant route for a final catch.
2017 Week 7 vs LAC (2 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Taylor had his best opportunity of the season with 3 receivers out with injury, but his performance went the way of Denver's offense as QB Siemian struggled to stay upright. Bennie Fowler filled in for Emmanuel Sanders in the slot, with Denver also moving the tight ends around the formation more. Taylor worked outside in some 3WR formations. He lined up wide left and caught a quick slant for 7 yards early in the 3rd quarter, his only reception of the day.
2017 Week 8 vs KC (3 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Taylor mixed in with Latimer behind Fowler and Thomas in the receiver rotation. He was the target of Siemian's second interception, as the QB made a baffling decision so throw a ball up for grabs to a well-covered Taylor instead of running for an easy first down. Taylor later hauled in a slant for a short gain.
2017 Week 11 vs CIN (1 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Taylor saw limited action as a receiver, working into the rotation intermittently. He caught a curl route down the left sideline for a gain of 14 in the 4th quarter. Taylor also returned punts.
2017 Week 14 vs NYJ (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Taylor saw limited snaps on offense but was not targeted. He returned punts, averaging 12.4 yards a return.
2017 Week 15 vs IND (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Taylor returned punts but did not run any routes on offense.
2017 Week 16 vs WAS (2 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)
Taylor lined up in a tight bunch formation hauled in a deep post route at the end of the first half for a gain of 22. He also returned two punts, with Bennie Fowler resting him for one return.
2017 Week 17 vs KC (8 / 6 / 65 / 0 rec)
Taylor got some extra offensive snaps with Sanders and Latimer missing from the receiving core. He lined up wide left and caught a quick slant early in the 1st quarter. Taylor got rolled up from behind while blocking for Devontae Booker later in the drive, but returned quickly to catch a shallow crossing route. Taylor lined up in the left slot and caught a quick curl route from Lynch early in the 2nd quarter. Taylor made the highlight play of the day at the end of the first half, leaping over a defender down the right sideline to haul in a 30 yard reception. Taylor nearly made an even more impressive catch on a similar play in the 3rd quarter, but his second foot landed slightly out of bounds. Lynch found Taylor up the left sideline on a comeback route in the 4th quarter. Taylor finished the day with a team-high 65 yards and 8 targets, and also held down his usual punt return duties.
2016 Week 1 vs CAR (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Taylor saw a couple of offensive snaps in the first quarter when Demaryius Thomas had to exit the game briefly after making a tough catch on the sidelines. If DT gets bad news about his hip injury, Taylor is the second tallest member of the receiving core and could see more time filling in for him on the outside. Taylor doesn't quite have the speed/strength combo that makes DT so deadly even on short completions.
2016 Week 2 vs IND (1 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)
Taylor entered the receiver rotation in the 2nd quarter. He lined up in the left slot on his first offensive snap and caught a deep pass down the numbers on the left side of the field for a gain of 20. It was his only target of the day.
2016 Week 4 vs TB (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Taylor saw his snaps increase over his past totals this year. He secured his lone target for 9 yards on a nifty catch and run. He also drew a pass interference flag in the end zone on a 2nd quarter corner route while Demaryius Thomas briefly had to leave the game. The flag set Denver up on the 1 yard line and led to CJ Anderson's touchdown run.
2016 Week 6 vs SD (3 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Taylor fumbled his first reception of the game, a quick slant route from the slot in the 3rd quarter. He missed a tightly defended target on a slant route during Denver's final drive of the game. On special teams, Taylor had an onside kick recovery as the Broncos tried desperately to tie the game with seconds left on the clock.
2016 Week 8 vs SD (1 / 1 / 35 / 0 rec)
Taylor mixed into the rotation for the 3rd receiver spot with Norwood and Fowler. He lined up in the slot on the right side of a 3 WR formation and caught a crossing route during Denver's first drive of the game, taking the ball up the left sideline for a gain of 35.
2016 Week 9 vs OAK (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Taylor mixed into the 3rd receiver rotation and caught his only target of the day for 6 yards on a curl route in the 2nd quarter.
2016 Week 10 vs NO (2 / 2 / 32 / 1 rec)
Taylor secured his first target on the Broncos' opening drive for a gain of 18 on a skinny post route, then finished the drive with a 14 yard touchdown reception. Taylor lined up wide right with Thomas in the slot, and took off down the sidelines at the snap. Siemian lofted him a high pass and he made a great leaping catch over his defender, falling down just inside endzone. The play was initially ruled out of bounds, but a challenge flag from Kubiak led to a reversal of the call.
2016 Week 12 vs KC (4 / 1 / 6 / 1 rec)
Taylor was targeted on a post route in the end zone late in the 3rd quarter, but the ball was batted away by a strong defensive effort. He followed the play up with a beautiful toe tapping catch in the end zone on an improvised play where Trevor Siemian bought himself time with a scramble. Taylor simply scrambled around with Siemian until he worked himself open on the sideline and the QB found him.
2016 Week 14 vs TEN (4 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)
Taylor was overthrown by Siemian on his first target of the day, an out route in the 1st quarter. He made a diving catch of a low throw from Siemian late in the 1st half as the Broncos led a quick 2 minute drill to try to score before halftime. Taylor made a nice back shoulder catch on the left sideline during the first drive of the 3rd quarter, picking up 10 yards and a 1st down for the Broncos. Taylor's last grab came in the 3rd quarter with the Broncos on the Tennessee 4 yard line. Taylor and 2 other receivers lined up tight right of the formation in a bunch, and Taylor took off for the sideline, catching the ball before being dropped for a loss of yardage.
2016 Week 15 vs NE (1 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
Taylor had a gain of 15 on an out route halfway through the 2nd quarter, converting a 3rd and long for the Broncos. It was his only target of the day as he rotated with Jordan Norwood and Cody Latimer for 3rd receiver snaps.
2016 Week 16 vs KC (4 / 1 / 26 / 0 rec)
Taylor's first target was an underthrown back-shoulder pass down the left sidelines in the 1st quarter. Siemian targeted Taylor again on a flea-flicker pass later in the 2nd quarter that did not develop properly. Taylor caught an out route on the left sideline and took it upfield for 27 yards as the Broncos desperately tried to catch up late in the 4th quarter.
2016 Week 17 vs OAK (3 / 3 / 41 / 0 rec)
Taylor caught a short pass over the middle on his first target of the day early in the 2nd quarter, good for 7 yards. Taylor had a nice catch and run for 23 yards at the end of the 2nd quarter. He finished the day with 3 catches for 41 yards, his highest total of his career.