Tyrod Taylor
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8 hours ago1 Comment

Bills head coach Sean McDermott named Taylor the team's starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Though Taylor had turned in his worst outing of the season in a blowout loss to New Orleans in Week 10, it was still surprising when McDermott elected to bench the veteran in favor of untested rookie Nathan Peterman for a road matchup with the Chargers. The quarterback change quickly proved ill advised, as Peterman threw five first-half interceptions before being replaced by Taylor, who completed 15 of 25 passes for 158 yards and a touchdown in relief. While Taylor will get the chance to get the 5-5 Bills back into the win column Sunday, McDermott said that the team will continue to "evaluate every position every week," suggesting that Taylor isn't necessarily a lock to remain the starter the rest of the way.

Tyrod Taylor
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3 days ago2 Comments

Bills coach Sean McDermott declined to commit to Taylor as the Week 12 starter when speaking to the media after Sunday's 54-24 loss to the Chargers, ESPN.com's Mike Rodak reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nathan Peterman made McDermott look bad, throwing five interceptions on 14 pass attempts before giving way to Taylor for the start of the second half. Taylor made things worse in the third quarter when he lost a fumble that was returned for a touchdown, but he bounced back strong in garbage time to finish 15-of-25 passing for 158 yards and a touchdown, adding four carries for 38 yards and another score. Common sense dictates he'll get the start Week 12 in Kansas City, but the Bills apparently are in no rush to make a decision.

Tyrod Taylor
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1 week ago4 Comments

Bills head coach Sean McDermott announced Wednesday that Nathan Peterman would replace Taylor as the team's starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

With the Bills dropping to 5-4 following back-to-back embarrassing losses to the Jets and Saints, McDermott has decided to shake things in an effort to preserve the team's narrow edge on the final wild-card spot in the AFC. Though Taylor's season-long numbers (10:3 TD:INT, 64 percent completion rate, 6.6 yards per attempt) haven't differed much on a per-game basis from what he posted over his 14 starts in 2016, the 28-year-old submitted his worst showing of the season in the Week 10 loss, completing just nine of 18 passes for 56 yards and an interception. The unproven Peterman will get at least one opportunity to see if he can provide better production behind center, but if he falters Sunday, it wouldn't be surprising if McDermott turned the reins of the offense back over to Taylor. Taylor's benching seemingly increases the odds that he'll be released this offseason, however, which would clear up $9.4 million in cap space for 2018.

Tyrod Taylor
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1 week ago

Although Taylor struggled in Sunday's drubbing at the hands of the Saints, coach Sean McDermott insisted Taylor will remain the starting quarterback, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. "Because I believe in Tyrod," said McDermott. "Tyrod is our starter. That's what I said (Sunday). I know what Tyrod has done and I also know what Nate has done. Tyrod is our starter."

EDGE Analysis

Taylor may not be an elite quarterback, but he's done enough good things this season -- not to mention his 10:3 touchdown to interception ratio -- with a questionable offense that he'll be given some leash. The Bills are also in the thick of the wild-card battle, so while switching to rookie Nathan Peterman might appease some portion of the fan base, it seems prudent to stick with the guy that's performed at least capably for three seasons. That said, if the Bills keep losing games and stop playing for this season, the Bills may opt to get an extensive look at Peterman.

Tyrod Taylor
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1 week ago

Taylor completed nine of 18 pass attempts for 56 yards and an interception Sunday against the Saints. He also gained 27 yards on three carries in the 47-10 loss.

EDGE Analysis

Taylor endured perhaps the roughest outing of his career in this one, managing a miserable 3.1 yards per attempt while posting the lowest yardage total of his career as a starter. He finished as the teams second-leading rusher on the day, but even that wasn't enough to amount to anything noteworthy from a fantasy perspective. Taylor came into Sunday on the back of three consecutive productive outings and will look to bounce back next week against the Chargers.

Tyrod Taylor
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3 weeks ago

Taylor completed 29 of 40 passes for 285 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in Thursday's 34-21 loss to the Jets. He also rushed six times for 35 yards and a touchdown and fumbled twice, losing one.

EDGE Analysis

Taylor's final line was a perfect illustration of how the same statistics can be considered ineffective from a real-world football perspective and a success from a fantasy point of view. The 28-year-old was actually ineffective moving the ball for the majority of the contest, as the Bills punted a total of six times, lost the ball on downs on another drive and also saw three more possessions end courtesy of lost fumbles. One of those miscues was committed by Taylor himself, as he lost the handle on the ball early in the fourth quarter at his own 17-yard line after getting sacked by Jordan Jenkins. The seven-year veteran did lead Buffalo to a pair of late fourth-quarter scores and pushed his passing yardage total to a season high in the process. Taylor also managed to throw multiple touchdowns for the first time since Week 3 with his late-game surge, as he hit Deonte Thompson from the 26 yards out with 4:10 remaining. By adding a one-yard scoring dive with 2:29 left, he managed his first three-touchdown effort of the season.

Tyrod Taylor
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3 weeks ago

Taylor will have to wait until Week 10 before throwing to newcomer Kelvin Benjamin, who is inactive for Thursday night's game against the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Benjamin is destined to provide the Bills' wideout corps -- and in turn, Taylor's fantasy upside -- with a boost, especially in the red zone, but given that the wideout just arrived via a trade on a short week, the 6-foot-5, 245-pounder will be held out Thursday. Looking ahead though, Benjamin should benefit greatly from the added preparation time he'll see before Buffalo's next contest, Nov. 12 against the Saints. Look for Jordan Matthews, Andre Holmes and Zay Jones to head Buffalo's Week 9 WR corps, before the team introduces Benjamin to the mix in Week 10.

Tyrod Taylor
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3 weeks ago

Taylor will have a new teammate to throw to after the Panthers traded Kelvin Benjamin to the Bills on Tuesday in exchange for two draft picks.

EDGE Analysis

The only negative whatsoever to this trade is that it comes in the week the Bills play the Thursday game, meaning Benjamin may not have much time to get ready for a new offense. Other than that, this is nothing but a blessing for Taylor, who hasn't had much to work with all season outside of LeSean McCoy and Charles Clay, but Clay is now injured and none of the wide receivers has done much. Taylor ranks 23rd among quarterbacks in standard scoring, though the Bills have been hitting their stride more offensively lately and with a legitimate starter like Benjamin on board, it could be a decent time to pick up Taylor if you need bye-week help, etc.

Tyrod Taylor
QB BUF (6)
3 weeks ago

Taylor completed 20 of 27 pass attempts for 165 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 34-14 win over the Raiders. He also scored a one-yard touchdown on the ground.

EDGE Analysis

Taylor completed 74 percent of his passes, but he averaged just 6.1 yards per attempt using the dink-and-dunk approach. He salvaged his day with a six-yard touchdown pass to Andre Holmes in the first quarter and a short touchdown plunge of his own in the fourth. Taylor will seemingly never rack up huge yardage totals through the air, but his ability to take care of the football -- he has just two turnovers this season -- and his contributions in the rushing game make him a palatable fantasy option given the right matchup. He'll face another beatable defense Thursday against the Jets.

Tyrod Taylor
QB BUF (6)
1 month ago

Taylor completed 20 of 33 passes for two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's win over Tampa Bay. He also rushed six times for 53 yards.

EDGE Analysis

The Bills, like most teams this season, rolled up yardage against the Bucs to the tune of 434 total yards. Taylor and the Bills still don't offer much of a passing attack, but at least the team got Jordan Matthews back Sunday following a short absence due to thumb surgery, plus newcomer Deonte Thompson offered a nice speed threat that Taylor put to good use (four catches for 107 yards). Taylor remains a middling option, but he continues to have a decent floor because of his rushing ability and ability to not turn the ball over.