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Alontae Taylor

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108 FPTS

RANK: 227





24 yrs


6'0'' / 195 lbs




Performs well in new role

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-17

Across 17 games in the 2023 regular season, Taylor tallied 75 tackles, including one sack, and 14 passes defended with two interceptions.

Taylor transitioned to a new role this season as the Saints' primary nickel back, and the move appeared to pay off for team and player alike. The 2022 second-round pick logged a career-high in tackles along with his first NFL sack. He also nabbed the first two interceptions of his career over the final two games of the regular season, finishing tied for second on the team in passes defended behind fellow cornerback Paulson Adebo (18). Taylor has two seasons remaining on his four-year, $7.2 million contract.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

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Career Stats by Season: 2022 to 2022

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Gets first career INT in win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-01

Taylor registered four tackles (three solo) and one interception in Sunday's 23-13 win over the Buccaneers.

Taylor picked off Baker Mayfield on a pass intended for Trey Palmer early in the second quarter. It was Taylor's first interception of his two-year career and he played every defensive snap for the third time in four games. The 2022 second-round pick out of Tennessee has 74 tackles (55 solo), including 1.0 sacks, 13 passes defended, one interception and one forced fumble over 16 games this season.

Will play Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-29

Taylor (hip) is active for Sunday's contest against the Colts, John Hendrix of reports.

Taylor was a limited participant in practice both Thursday and Friday after popping up on the injury report with a hip injury. He's operated as the nickel cornerback behind starters Marshon Lattimore and Paulson Adebo and will be crucial in limiting the Colts' passing attack in Week 8.

Dealing with hip injury

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-27

Taylor (hip) is questionable to play against the Colts on Sunday in Week 8.

Taylor first popped up on the injury report when he logged a limited practice session Thursday, and he followed that with another limited session Friday. The second-year pro has logged at least 60 percent of the Saints' defensive snaps in each game so far this season, so his potential absence would certainly be felt. If Taylor does sit out Sunday, Isaac Yiadom could see more work.

Stands out on defense Week 3

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-25

Taylor tallied five tackles (all solo), including one sack, and notched five pass defenses Sunday in a Week 3 loss to the Packers.

Taylor picked up his first NFL sack in the second quarter, taking down Jordan Love on a third-down play for a 14-yard loss. His most impressive feat, however, was his racking up of five pass defenses throughout the contest, and he now leads the league in that category with seven on the campaign. Taylor has also posted 14 tackles through three games, with four of them going for a loss.

Role likely solidified

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-29

Taylor will likely operate as the team's slot corner this season, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Taylor was believed to be in competition with Bradley Roby for the role, but with Roby's announced release Tuesday, it appears the Tennessee product won the job. Taylor appeared in 13 contests for New Orleans in his rookie season after being selected in the second round of the 2022 Draft and compiled 46 combined tackles and 11 passes defended.

Trending up in preseason

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-15

Taylor's stock is trending up following the Saints' 26-24 preseason win over the Chiefs on Sunday, according to Jeff Duncan of

Taylor recorded two tackles in Sunday's contest, but his biggest impact came when he deflected a pass near the end of the first half, resulting in an interception for safety Ugo Amadi. The second-year cornerback still didn't have the cleanest game, however, as he was also beaten in coverage by Chiefs' wideout Richie James for a 43-yard completion earlier in the second quarter. Taylor figures to continue competing with longtime veteran Bradley Roby for the third cornerback spot behind Marshon Lattimore and Paulson Adebo.

Participating in team drills

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-10

Taylor (hamstring) has returned to team drills at practice, Todd Graffagnini of the Saints' official website reports.

Taylor was nursing a hamstring issue at the start of camp, but it appears he has put that issue behind him. The second-year cornerback tallied 46 tackles (37 solo) and 11 passes defensed across 13 games (nine starts) during his rookie campaign in 2022.

Leaves practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-02

Taylor (hamstring) left camp after suffering a hamstring injury Wednesday, Jeff Duncan of reports.

The Saints' second-year cornerback will miss some time after coming up with a hamstring injury during camp, but the injury isn't too serious according to head coach Dennis Allen. Last season, Taylor had a great rookie season for New Orleans, tallying 11 pass breakups and 46 tackles in his nine starts. Expect him to immediately slot back into the starting defense once he's healthy.

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