Jonathan Taylor Injury Update Boosts Fantasy Outlook in Week 4

Larry Rupp
Jonathan Taylor's injury update boosts his fantasy outlook in Week 4.
Jonathan Taylor's injury update boosts his fantasy outlook in Week 4. / Silas Walker/Getty Images

Running back Jonathan Taylor has had an up-and-down week after being listed as questionable on the injury report due to a knee injury.

The Colts' star had some fluid build up, but he is expected to play in Week 4 as Indianapolis will attempt to win its first game of the season.

Jonathan Taylor Fantasy Outlook

Taylor has been a force for the Colts in the rushing attack. He has seen 75% of the carries through three games played despite splitting snaps with backup Nyheim Hines. It's clear that the team wants to treat him as a workhorse, but the poor offensive line is holding the second-year pro back.

It's fair to say that Taylor's fantasy production has been lackluster so far. He is the RB28 in PPR scoring and has yet to get into the end zone. However, that isn't because of a lack of opportunities. Taylor currently leads all Indianapolis offensive weapons with 15 red zone touches.

The 22-year-old now faces a Miami Dolphins' defense that has given up 5 total touchdowns to opposing RBs through the first three weeks. This is the perfect time for Taylor to turn things around and show why he was drafted as a borderline RB1 in many fantasy football leagues.

Fantasy managers shouldn't overthink this one. Taylor should be in a starting spot every single week as long as he is healthy. The former Wisconsin standout checks in at RB19 in The Duel's Week 4 fantasy football rankings.

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