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Jonathan Taylor Not Concerned About Potential Role in Colts Backfield

Jason Schandl
Indianapolis Colts rookie running back Jonathan Taylor is not concerned about his potential role in the backfield.
Indianapolis Colts rookie running back Jonathan Taylor is not concerned about his potential role in the backfield. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images
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The Indianapolis Colts were one of the most run-heavy teams in the NFL in 2019, and they look committed to continuing that approach. They selected Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor with the No. 41 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, despite still having workhorse Marlon Mack on the roster.

Coming into a crowded backfield could be frustrating for a rookie, but Taylor doesn't sound concerned.

That's exactly the kind of attitude that teams and fans want to hear from their players — especially rookies, who may not get many opportunities early on.

Taylor is also no stranger to making his reps count. He averaged at least 6.3 yards per carry in each of his three seasons in Wisconsin, averaging 6.7 per carry for his career and scoring 55 total touchdowns.

With Taylor unconcerned about being a star or workhorse back early on, this could be one of the best backfields in the league as he joins a 1,000-yard rusher in Mack and a dangerous receiving back in Nyheim Hines.

This backfield is a true three-headed monster.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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