College: Louisiana Tech | 4 years
Height: 5'8" | Weight: 180 lbs
Birth Date: 4/30/1994
2020 Bye Week: 11
Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 401 WR
Taylor battled a foot injury last season that required five surgeries. He did not play a game. Taylor is working his way back to health and should be ready for the start of the season. He will try to earn a role with eh team as a reserve receiver. He has produced some with past chances, having 69 receptions in the two seasons he played. Taylor is a small receiver, but runs good routes and does well in moving the chains. He lacks some strength, which is a concern when facing press coverage.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Taylor will get some catches and rack up some yards in the return game, but his overall fantasy numbers won't be anything too special. He should finish with around 30 catches for 300 yards with a few scores.
Still recovering from multiple foot surgeries,Trent Taylors name has ironically re-emerged following news of WRDeebo Samuels foot injury. While TEGeorge Kittleis the unquestioned number one weapon in this offense, the 49ers depth chart boasts a bevy of unproven pass catchers. First-round WRBrandon Aiyukwill be tasked with adjusting to the NFL under unusual circumstances, and last seasons disappointing performance has WRDante Pettisrumored to be on the roster bubble. The 49ers also have receiversTravis Benjamin,Kendrick Bourne, andJalen Hurdvying for targets. There exists a notable opportunity for someone from this group to emerge, at least temporarily, while Samuel recovers. Predicting which of these receivers emerges, however, could be a problem. Nonetheless, there are reasons to pay attention to slot-receiver Taylor as a late-round sleeper. QBJimmy Garoppolofinished the 2019 season ranked 27th in pass attempt distance, 29th in deep ball attempts, and held an average depth of target of only 6.7 yards. Midseason acquisitionEmmanuel Sanderscommanded a 17.4% target share while operating primarily from the slot, and Taylor may have the most direct route to those vacated targets. His ADP of WR175 and current ranking of WR132 reflect both the obstacles facing Taylor and the low cost of gambling on a player who could have a valuable role if Samuels injury lingers.
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The Athletic's Matt Barrows believes that San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Trent Taylor is the favorite to finish third in receptions in 2020 behind tight end George Kittle and receiver Deebo Samuel. Taylor missed the entire 2019 campaign with a Jones fracture in his foot, which is the same injury that Samuel is recovering from right now. The 26-year-old has 69 receptions for 645 yards and three touchdowns in 29 games over his two seasons in San Francisco, but he'll have the opportunity to carve out a starting role this year, especially if Samuel isn't ready for Week 1. The 49ers apparently expect Taylor to be a big part of the offense, too, but fantasy owners will want to see it before they believe it. Rookie Brandon Aiyuk, Kendrick Bourne, Jalen Hurd, Dante Pettis and Richie James will also be fighting for playing time.
San Francisco 49ers WR Trent Taylor (foot) has been working out with QB Jimmy Garoppolo this offseason and said he is able to run routes and cut on his foot.
Fantasy Spin: Taylor missed the entire 2019 season because of the injury and may have to compete for the roster spot during training camp. He likely will be used as a slot receiver if he makes the team but may not have much fantasy value.
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Trent Taylor (foot) has been sprinting, cutting and catching passes from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo while the team waits for the green light to return to their practice facilities. Taylor missed all of 2019 with a foot injury, but he's been part of a group of receivers running routes for Garoppolo in the Bay Area in recent weeks. Others include Jalen Hurd, Shawn Poindexter, Dante Pettis and Kendrick Bourne. Despite missing all of last year, Taylor could be the team's slot man if he proves his health this summer. While he might not be quite ready for football action at the moment, there's still time for him to get up to speed. He'll be a post-injury sleeper late in deep PPR leagues.
San Francisco 49ers WR Trent Taylor (foot) is still wearing a walking boot on his injured foot but expects to take the boot off soon and start working out. He said he needed to undergo five different procedures on his foot.
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Trent Taylor (foot) had five different procedures on his foot. He's still in a walking boot but is expected to get it removed soon and begin his rehab. However, there remains no timetable for his return. Taylor missed all of the 2019 season with his injury and has 69 catches (101 targets) for 645 yards and three touchdowns in 29 games in his two years with the 49ers. There's opportunity behind Deebo Samuel and George Kittle next season with Emmanuel Sanders set for free agency, but Taylor will have to prove his health this offseason to become a sleeper option for fantasy owners next year.