Fantasy Start/Sit Week 4: QB Tyrod Taylor


Tyrod Taylor had a 17 point week against one of the top defenses in the NFL. Can he continue his streak of solid quarterback play against the fast Atlanta defense?

Tyrod Taylor will once again, for the third straight week, play a team that has been in the Super Bowl in the past two years. Last week Taylor played very well against the Denver Broncos, a game that the Buffalo Bills were home under-dogs.

All statistics and fantasy projections per ESPN standard scoring leagues.

Here is how Tyrod Taylor performed in recent weeks:

  • Week 2 @ Carolina Panthers
    • 125 passing yards
    • 55 rushing yards
    • 0 touchdowns/0 interceptions
    • 10.5 fantasy points
  • Week 3 vs. Denver Broncos
    • 213 passing yards
    • 13 rushing yards
    • 2 touchdowns/0 interceptions
    • 17.8 fantasy points

It is important to remember that Tyrod Taylor has the ability to pick up fantasy points on his legs, and that can put stress on opposing defenses. That is a big plus for him while debating between him and another fantasy quarterback. The Atlanta Falcons are no slouches when it comes to defense. It is a group that helped them get to the Super Bowl last season, and compliments their high-powered offense very nicely.

Here is how the Atlanta Falcons’ defense has fared against opposing quarterbacks in recent weeks:

  • Week 2 vs. Green Bay (Aaron Rodgers)
    • 343 passing yards
    • 2 touchdowns
    • 18.5 fantasy points
  • Week 3 @ Detroit (Matt Stafford)
    • 264 passing yards
    • 1 touchdown
    • 16.5 fantasy points

Although the Falcons’ defense has given up quite a few fantasy points; it is important to remember that these are some of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.

Here are Tyrod Taylor’s ESPN projections for week 4:

238.6 yards – 1.2 touchdowns – 36.3 rushing yards – 18.2 fantasy points

Tyrod Taylor is projected to score the fifth-most fantasy points among all quarterbacks, which makes him a must-start in all leagues. It is not often when Tyrod Taylor is projected to have a better week than Drew Brees, but the Buffalo Bills are hot, and so is their quarterback.

The secondary of the Atlanta Falcons will give up points to great offenses, and relies on its’ offense to bail them out at times. I actually like this match-up a lot. The Bills can not get down early. If they do they will be forced into passing situations; when the run game is their bread and butter.



Next: Buffalo Bills vs. Denver Broncos: Predominantly Orange’s view on week 3

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