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Jonathan Taylor

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146 FPTS

RANK: 31


265 FPTS



24 yrs


5'10'' / 226 lbs



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Could be ready to play Week 5

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-10

Taylor (ankle) could pass a physical as soon as Sunday and is planning to return to action when first eligible to return from the PUP list Week 5 against the Titans, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Indianapolis placed Taylor on its PUP list Aug. 29 after he missed time in camp while healing from January surgery on his right ankle. About a month before landing on the PUP list, Taylor put in a request to be moved elsewhere and was eventually granted permission to pursue a deal, but the Colts weren't able to find another team willing to meet their high asking price in a trade for the running back. Though Taylor's relationship with the Colts still remains on shaky ground, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network relays that the 24-year-old is "training hard" as he works his way back from ankle surgery, and there remains a "slim, but possible" chance that he returns to play for Indianapolis when activated. According to Rapoport, Taylor would likely need a contract extension before suiting up for the Colts, something that Indianapolis has not yet been willing to offer. The Colts will most likely continue to engage with teams in trade talks over the next four weeks, assuming Taylor passes his physical and the reports regarding his recovery from the ankle injury remain promising.

Weekly Stats 2022

Stats not available

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing AveragesReceiving Averages
Home Retractable Dome 21 2018.10.862nd950.85.145%
Away Outdoor 13 1217.81.043rd720.85.053%
Away Dome 4 415.61.0423rd800.86.040%
Away Retractable Dome 5 519.70.737th1170.64.749%

Career Stats by Season: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing StatsReceiving Stats
2020 21 IND 15 13 253 6th2321,169115.041%357251%362991
2021 22 IND 17 17 373 1st3321,811185.552%5014367%403602
2022 23 IND 11 11 146 31st19286144.544%215144%281430
"YAC%" is percent of total yards gained after first contact. "Share" of team passing targets.

Staying around team facilities

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-08

Taylor (ankle) has been at the Colts' team facilities rehabbing and attending meetings, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.

He wants to be traded but isn't holding out, and recent comments from GM Chris Ballard suggest the Colts still hope Taylor will change his mind and end up playing for the team at some point after Week 4. He's ineligible for the first four games while on the PUP list, with his slower-than-expected rehab from late-January ankle surgery playing a big role in the complicated situation. If Taylor is eventually medically cleared and removed from the PUP list, he'd have to report to the Colts for at least the final six games of 2023 to accrue a season and become a free agent next year. For now, the Colts head into Week 1 with Deon Jackson, Evan Hull and possibly Zack Moss (arm) as their running backs against the Jaguars.

Could mend relationship with team?

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-31

GM Chris Ballard said Wednesday that he thinks Taylor (ankle) and the Colts can still repair their relationship, Gregg Doyel of The Indianapolis Star reports.

Ballard told reporters he "won't quit on the relationship" even though "the situation sucks" for player, team and fans. For what it's worth, Doyel disagrees with the GM's assessment that things can be fixed, noting that Taylor has made it clear he's done with the Colts. Taylor is ineligible for the first four games of the season on the PUP list and reportedly still has some pain in his surgically repaired ankle, but the Colts can trade him in the meantime if they're willing to rethink a self-imposed Tuesday deadline. Zack Moss (arm), Deon Jackson and Evan Hull are the three running backs on Indy's initial 53-man roster.

Placed on reserve/PUP list

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-29

The Colts moved Taylor (ankle) to the reserve/PUP list on Tuesday, JJ Stankevitz of the team's official site reports.

Now that the move is official, Taylor -- who had been on the active/PUP list and was also seeking a trade -- will be forced to miss the first four games of the coming season. Following the Colts' roster moves Tuesday, Zack Moss (arm), Deon Jackson, and Evan Hull are the team's current running back options as Week 1 approaches.

Expected to head to reserve/PUP list

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-29

With no trade having occurred, Taylor (ankle) is now expected to remain on the PUP list ahead of Week 1, Adam Schefter of ESPN and Tom Pelissero of NFL Networkreport.

Assuming that's the case, the running back -- who has been on the active/PUP list -- wouldn't be eligible to play during the first four weeks of the coming NFL season. In that context, the Colts' top running back options ahead of Week 1 are Zack Moss (arm), Deon Jackson and Evan Hull.

Given until Tuesday to seek trade

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-23

The Colts have reportedly given Taylor (ankle) until Tuesday to find a suitable trade after having granted the running back permission to seek one, Stephen Holder of ESPN notes.

According to Holder, six teams have reportedly inquired about Taylor's availability, while two are thought to have made trade offers. It remains to be seen if any team is willing to give the Colts enough in return for the star running back to advance a deal, but it appears as though Indy is looking for some level of clarity by Tuesday, which is when NFL franchises are required to cut their rosters down to 53 players. Moreover, Taylor is on the active-physically PUP list and must be activated or placed on reserve-PUP (in which case he'd miss the first four games of the regular season) by Tuesday.

Granted permission to seek trade

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-21

The Colts have reportedly given Taylor (ankle) permission to seek a trade, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Colts owner Jim Irsay had previously indicated that Taylor would not be traded, but now it appears as though the star running back, who remains on the active/PUP list, could possibly be on the move after all. With that in mind, Stephen Holder of suggests via a source that the Colts are seeking a first-round draft pick (or a package of picks that equates to one) in a potential deal for the 24-year-old.

To rejoin team Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-19

Taylor (ankle) is slated to rejoin the Colts on Sunday, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.

Taylor hasn't logged any on-field work since suffering a high right-ankle sprain Week 15 of last season. Since then, his recovery extended into the offseason program and training camp, the latter of which he began on the active/PUP list. He also made a formal trade request of the Colts in the middle of it all, and he also has been away from the team since Monday to tend to a personal matter. Coach Shane Steichen told Chappell on Saturday that Taylor still needs to receive medical clearance, so it remains to be seen when he may be able to take part in practice.

Away from team due to personal matter

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-16

Taylor (ankle), who had returned to Indianapolis on Monday, has left the Colts again due to a personal matter, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Per Stephen Holder of, the Colts released a statement Wednesday noting that the running back -- who remains on the active PUP list -- "had a personal matter arise...and his absence is excused." At this time there is no timetable for Taylor's return to the team, but according to Holder, it's his understanding that Taylor's current absence is not related to his contract situation.

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