College: Virginia Tech | 10 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 217 lbs
Birth Date: 8/3/1989
Depth Chart: QB.1
2020 Bye Week: 10
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB
|Week 1||6.50||Tyrod Taylor 208 passing yds (5.00 pts)|
Tyrod Taylor 208 passing yds (0.80 pts)
Tyrod Taylor 7 rushing yds (0.70 pts)
|Week 2||19.60||19-219yds / 1.2TDs 4-17yds / 0.1TDs projected|
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Los Angeles Chargers QB Tyrod Taylor (ribs) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 18, and is not on the injury report for Week 2.
Fantasy Spin: Taylor threw for 208 yards in the Week 1 game and was limited to only eight rushing yards on seven attempts. He probably will have to throw more this week in order to try to match the Kansas City Chiefs on the scoreboard but should only be a starting option in two-quarterback leagues.
Los Angeles Chargers RB Justin Jackson (quad) did not practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Week 2 versus the Kansas City Chiefs. TE Donald Parham (illness) returned to a full practice Friday, Sept. 18, and has been removed from the injury report. DE Joey Bosa (triceps), CB Casey Hayward (knee), OG Trai Turner (knee), WR Mike Williams (shoulder) and QB Tyrod Taylor (ribs) also practiced in full Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor is set up for a tough battle in Week 2 against the Chiefs on Sunday that contained Deshaun Watson in Week 1. Taylor wasnt bad, but he also wasnt great in Week 1. The dual threat quarterback rushed six times for only seven yards and threw for 208 yards in Week 1s victory against the Bengals. Taylor will now draw a tough Kansas City Chiefs Defense with an offense that wont allow Taylor to make much, if any mistakes to deliver a victory in Week 2. Taylor is a backend option in two-quarterback leagues and DFS for Week 2.
Los Angeles Chargers QB Tyrod Taylor completed 16 of 30 passes for 208 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1. He also gained seven yards on six runs.
Fantasy Spin: Surrounded by talented playmakers and facing the NFL's worst team from 2019, Taylor could hardly have been less impressive in a game where the Chargers were lucky to escape with a win. Everyone knows he's only keeping the position warm for Justin Herbert, which is the same role he filled for Baker Mayfield in Cleveland in 2018. That year he gave way to Mayfield in Week 3. It wouldn't be shocking to see something similar in 2020.
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor threw for 208 yards during the narrow win over the Bengals on Sunday. He also added six carries for seven yards. This was a classic Taylor performance as he couldn't really get anything going on the day, which was evident by his 53.3 completion percentage. Although the Bolts managed to scrape a win together, the outlook for Week 2 doesn't look as promising as the team will travel back to California for a showdown with the defending Super Bowl Champions, the Kansas City Chiefs. Taylor isn't generally considered a fantasy starter in any format, so for those who are looking for a signal-caller for next weekend, you may want to look elsewhere.
Los Angeles Chargers QB Tyrod Taylor (calf) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 11, and is not on the injury report for Week 1.
Fantasy Spin: Taylor is a starting quarterback for the first time in several seasons and should have a favorable matchup this week. He should be a starting option in two quarterback leagues and could also be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues.
Los Angeles Chargers C Mike Pouncey (hip) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 1 versus the Cincinnati Bengals. OG Trai Turner (knee) did not practice Friday, Sept. 11, and is listed as questionable. WR Mike Williams (shoulder) and OT Bryan Bulaga (hamstring) remained limited in practice Friday and are also listed as questionable. TE Virgil Green (quad) practiced in full Friday and is listed as questionable as well. QB Tyrod Taylor (calf) practiced in full again Friday and was removed from the injury report.
Los Angeles Chargers C Mike Pouncey (hip) did not practice for a second straight day Thursday, Sept. 10. WR Mike Williams (shoulder) and OT Bryan Bulaga (hamstring) were limited. TE Virgil Green (quad) and QB Tyrod Taylor (calf) practiced in full.
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor (calf) is on the team's Week 1 injury report, but he got in a full practice on Wednesday and should be fine for the season opener at the Bengals on Sunday. The Chargers officially named Taylor the starter to open the season last week, while first-round rookie Justin Herbert will be the backup. The 31-year-old will run what's expected to be a more run-heavy offense in 2020. While the Virginia Tech alum can use his legs to make plays, the fact that he won't make a ton of passing attempts like Philip Rivers will keep his fantasy ceiling low. He should have a longer leash than originally expected, but Taylor should only be started as a low-end QB in superlex leagues against Cincinnati.
Los Angeles Chargers QB Tyrod Taylor (calf) was listed as a full participant in the practice report for Wednesday, Sept. 9.
Fantasy Spin: Taylor doesn't appear to be at risk of missing Week 1. He'll be a mid-tier QB2 option against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said on Wednesday that "Tyrod Taylor is our starter" for Week 1 against the Bengals. This was always the expectation despite the Bolts taking Justin Herbert in the first round of this year's draft. The Chargers obviously think Herbert is their QB of the future, but he might receive a redshirt year in 2020, so Taylor could be a more attractive QB2 in superflex leagues now. LA's offensive line should be much better as well, but there just isn't a ton of fantasy upside for Taylor with the team expected to lean on their defense and running game.
Los Angeles Chargers QB Tyrod Taylor will enter the season as the team's starting quarterback.
Fantasy Spin: Taylor has played well in the past and should keep the starting job for most of the season even though Justin Herbert is on the roster. He can be considered a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Los Angeles Chargers QB Tyrod Taylor likely will be the No. 1 quarterback when practices start, according to head coach Anthony Lynn.
Fantasy Spin: Taylor is competing with Justin Herbert for the starting job but should have an advantage since he has played in the NFL and Herbert was not able to practice this offseason. He had some success as a starter a few years ago but should only be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he wins the job.
Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said the team is happy with their three quarterbacks -- Tyrod Taylor, rookie Justin Herbert and Easton Stick -- but that Kaepernick "definitely fits the style of quarterback for the system we're going to be running." It sounds as though Kap is on the Chargers' emergency workout list this year. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has encouraged a team to sign Kaepernick this offseason, but it remains to be seen if that will happen. It also remains to be seen if Kaepernick even has interest in going to a team as a backup instead of a starter. It feels like there is more legitimate interest from teams in signing Kap than there has been in the last three or four seasons.
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor is expected to be the team's Week 1 starter in 2020, according to The Athletic's Daniel Popper. The Bolts took Oregon QB Justin Herbert with the sixth overall pick in last month's draft, but the Chargers remain high on Taylor, especially since head coach Anthony Lynn has previous experience with Taylor as his signal-caller in Buffalo. The lack of on-field work this spring due to COVID-19 isn't helping Herbert's cause to start right off the bat in his rookie season, either. We could see Herbert on the sidelines much longer than expected in 2020, which is great news for Taylor's undervalued stock as a QB2 with upside in this stacked Chargers offense.
Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn continues to emphasize confidence in veteran QB Tyrod Taylor, who is expected to earn the QB1 job for the Chargers to start the season. How long Taylor holds onto the starting role will largely be determined by the development of rookie QB Justin Herbert, a first-round selection.
Fantasy Spin: Taylor shouldn't be considered during your fantasy drafts this year. While he's had moments during his career, he is simply keeping the seat warm until Herbert earns the starting job. Herbert's best value is in dynasty formats.
The Los Angeles are hiring Pep Hamilton as their new quarterbacks coach on Thursday, according to a source. Hamilton most recently was the head coach and general manager for the XFL's D.C. Defenders. He spent 2017 and 2018 as Michigan's assistant head coach and passing game coordinator. Hamilton has coached for five NFL teams, most recently as the quarterbacks coach for the Browns in 2016. He helped groom Andrew Luck at Stanford and with the Colts from 2013-15. His approach at the position should benefit Tyrod Taylor in 2020 and rookie Justin Herbert as he transitions as the team's franchise quarterback into the future.
Los Chargers QB Tyrod Taylor is not considered a bridge quarterback by head coach Anthony Lynn, and Lynn believes Taylor can be a good NFL starting quarterback.
Fantasy Spin: The Chargers probably will select a quarterback at some point during the 2020 NFL Draft, but Taylor appears to be the leading candidate for the starting job. He could be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in leagues but is not a starting option.
The Los Angeles Chargers have loved Georgia offensive tackle Andrew Thomas, a first-team All-American left tackle who played against the highest level of competition in college. Needing more help on the left side of the offensive line, Thomas would be a smart pick by the Bolts at No. 6 overall if they decide to pass on quarterback Tua Tagovailoa or Justin Herbert. Thomas is widely considered to be one of the top four offensive tackle prospects in this draft class, so don't be surprised if he comes off the board within the top 10 picks on Thursday night. A pick of Thomas would be excellent news for quarterback Tyrod Taylor and running back Austin Ekeler.
Los Angeles Chargers center Mike Pouncey (neck) is reportedly doing well, according to general manager Tom Telesco. Hes trending in the right direction, Telesco said. It doesn't sound like Pouncey has been medically cleared yet, but there is still plenty of time before the season begins. The 2020 season will be Pouncey's third season with the Chargers, but he played in only five games last season. The organization is hopeful that the four-time Pro Bowl center can be the focal point of their offensive line, which has already been significantly upgraded through free agency. If Pouncey can stay healthy in 2020, LA's offensive line could be a strength for quarterback Tyrod Taylor or whoever else may be under center.