Jonathan Taylor
RB IND (14)
Sun 8/14/22 4:54 PM

Taylor, who didn't play in Saturday's preseason loss to the Bills, is unlikely to see game action in the Colts' remaining two exhibition contests according to coach Frank Reich, JJ Stankevitz of the team's official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
"That's really what Chris (Ballard) and I talked about," Reich noted of the likelihood that the Colts would play it safe in the preseason with their franchise back. "I can't see that changing for any reason. So, he's looked good, he's in shape, I feel like we're getting good work in practice versus our defense." With Taylor entrenched as Indy's lead back and Nyheim Hines in line to serve as the squad's primary change-of-pace option, depth slotting behind them is up for grabs, leaving Phillip Lindsay, Ty'Son Williams, Deon Jackson, D'Vonte Price and CJ Verdell currently competing for roster spots ahead of Week 1.

Jonathan Taylor
RB IND (14)
Thu 8/11/22 6:34 PM

Taylor isn't expected to play in Saturday's preseason opener against the Bills, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.
EDGE Analysis
The report notes that starting QB Matt Ryan is expected to play about one quarter in the contest. However, coming off a huge 2021 campaign, Taylor doesn't have anything to prove in the preseason, and the Colts seem likely to play it safe with their star back this weekend and quite possibly in their next two exhibition outings as well.

Jonathan Taylor
RB IND (14)
Mon 7/25/22 6:11 PM

As training camp approaches, Taylor continues to head an Indianapolis backfield that also includes returnee Nyheim Hines and newcomer Phillip Lindsay, Kevin Hickey of USA Today reports.
EDGE Analysis
Taylor thus is set to reprise his lead role this coming season, one that yielded a league-high 1,811 rushing yards to go along with 18 TDs on 322 carries in 17 games in 2021. The 23-year-old also chipped in 40 catches on 51 targets for 360 yards and two more scores in an effort that has his name currently atop most 2022 fantasy draft boards. While Taylor is the team's clear-cut top early-down option and in the process is poised to maintain elite fantasy status, Hines will continue to provide a pass-catching/change-of-pace presence out of the Colts backfield, with Lindsay the favorite to secure the team's No. 3 RB role now that Marlon Mack is no longer in the mix. Also vying for depth chart slotting will be Deon Jackson, Ty'Son Williams, D'Vonte Price and CJ Verdell.

Jonathan Taylor
RB IND (14)
Sun 1/9/22 5:36 PM

Taylor recorded 15 rushes for 77 yards in Sunday's 26-11 loss to the Jaguars. He added three receptions on four targets for 18 yards.
EDGE Analysis
As expected, Taylor worked efficiently against Jacksonville's defense, an effort that was aided by runs of 23 and 13 yards. However, he was stuffed on fourth down multiple times, including once at the goal line at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Taylor also had game script working against him, with the Colts unexpectedly working from behind after the opening possession. The result was his lowest carry total since Week 6, and the first time he hasn't attempted at least 20 rushes in his last four contests. Despite the disappointing close to the campaign on both an individual and team level, Taylor racked up 2,171 total yards from scrimmage with 20 trips to the end zone across 17 games.

Jonathan Taylor
RB IND (14)
Sun 1/2/22 6:13 PM

Taylor recorded 20 rushes for 108 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Raiders. He added one reception for six yards.
EDGE Analysis
Taylor turned in a middling performance by his lofty standards, yet he still managed his 11th game of the season with more than 100 rushing yards. He ripped off several big gains to get to that mark, including rushes of 24 and 14 yards. Taylor also scored his 20th touchdown of the season on a one-yard plunge with only one second remaining in the first half. He'll close out the 2022 regular season with a matchup against Jacksonville, which sets him up for another very productive performance.

Jonathan Taylor
RB IND (14)
Sat 12/25/21 11:27 PM

Taylor rushed 27 times for 108 yards and didn't haul in either of his targets during Saturday's 22-16 win at Arizona.
EDGE Analysis
The Cardinals did a decent job of bottling up Taylor outside of a 43-yard run on the Colts' first snap from scrimmage. That long play aside, he managed just 2.5 yards on his remaining carries, but he still reached the 100-yard milestone on the ground for the ninth occasion this season. Indianapolis has happened to log a victory each time Taylor has done just that, which clearly is their recipe for success. He'll aim to keep the momentum Sunday, Jan. 2 against a Raiders run defense that ranks 25th in the NFL (122.7 yards per game).

Jonathan Taylor
RB IND (14)
Sun 12/19/21 12:55 AM

Taylor carried the ball 29 times for 170 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 27-17 win over the Patriots.
EDGE Analysis
The Colts held a 17-0 lead at halftime thanks to a special-teams TD and a bit of trickery to Nyheim Hines, but Taylor was still able to grind his way to another 100-yard performance while the team killed the clock in the second half -- until he erupted for a 67-yard touchdown run with two minutes left in the game, squashing any hope New England might have had of a comeback. Taylor has 19 TDs on the season, leaving him one short of the Colts' franchise record of 20 set by Lenny Moore in 1964, and his 11 consecutive games with a rushing TD ties the single-season NFL record held by LaDainian Tomlinson and John Riggins, although Tomlinson's overall record of 14 straight games across two seasons remains a little further down the road. Taylor will look to keep tracking down history in Week 16 against the Cardinals.

Jonathan Taylor
RB IND (14)
Sun 12/5/21 4:13 PM

Taylor rushed 32 times for 143 yards and two touchdowns but lost a fumble in Sunday's 31-0 win over the Texans.
EDGE Analysis
Taylor scored on Indianapolis' opening drive in both halves, finding pay dirt from one and three yards out. Despite coughing the ball up, the tailback largely took advantage of a favorable matchup, tying his season high in carries as the Colts sealed a blowout victory. Although he wasn't targeted for the first time this term, Taylor put together his seventh outing with at least 100 rushing yards, topping 140 for the fourth time. With a touchdown in 10 straight games, Taylor will strive to keep his streak going in difficult matchups against the Patriots and Cardinals once the Colts return from their bye.

Jonathan Taylor
RB IND (14)
Sun 11/28/21 4:35 PM2 Comments

Taylor rushed 16 times for 83 yards and a touchdown and brought in four of five targets for 14 yards in the Colts' 38-31 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.
EDGE Analysis
The Colts went with a pass-heavy approach for a good portion of the game against the Buccaneers' extremely tough run defense, but coach Frank Reich finally unleashed Taylor on the Colts' game-tying drive in the fourth quarter. The second-year back carried the ball eight times on the 10-play march, recording 58 yards, which included a four-yard rushing touchdown. Taylor also continued to enjoy a steady role in the passing game, albeit in not very efficient fashion in terms of yardage Sunday. He'll naturally remain a top play in all formats during a Week 13 home divisional matchup that presents a much more palatable caliber of competition in the form of the Texans.

Jonathan Taylor
RB IND (14)
Sun 11/21/21 4:31 PM

Taylor rushed 32 times for 185 yards and four touchdowns and brought in all three targets for 19 yards and another score in the Colts' 41-15 win over the Bills on Sunday.
EDGE Analysis
Much like in Week 10 against the Jaguars, Taylor got off to a fast start by capping off the Colts' first drive with a three-yard touchdown run, but this time around, he was able to keep up his stellar production for all four quarters despite the extremely difficult matchup. Taylor finished off Indianapolis' next possession with another score, a nifty 23-yard catch and run that saw him deftly elude multiple defenders, and he went on to notch additional rushing touchdowns of one, two and 10 yards. Taylor became the first back this season to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark on the ground, and both his carry and rushing yardage totals were season highs. The MVP candidate will take what now is an eight-game touchdown streak into a Week 12 home matchup against a Buccaneers squad that, on paper, boasts an even tougher run defense than Buffalo's.