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Tyrod Taylor was listed as a fantasy football sleeper on NFL.com

Alex Gelhar viewed Tyrod Taylor as a fantasy football sleeper

Tyrod Taylor put up decent stats in his first year as a starting quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. In terms of fantasy football, Taylor's numbers were modest, but Alex Glehar of NFL.com thinks Taylor could be a sleeper fantasy pick in 2016.

An underdog for his entire career, Tyrod Taylor once again appears to be fighting an uphill battle in 2016, and not just for a contract extension from the Bills, but for respect in the fantasy world. He missed two games with injuries in 2015, but had spurts of fantastic fantasy production. From Weeks 1-4 (pre-injury), he was the fourth-highest scoring quarterback, and from Weeks 9-17 (returning from injury), he was the ninth-highest scoring quarterback. Overall, he averaged 19.33 fantasy points per game in 2015, which extrapolated to 16 games (far from an exact science) would have netted Taylor a whopping 309.28 fantasy points. That would have earned him a fifth-place finish among all fantasy quarterbacks. Now, Taylor isn't a perfect passer by any stretch, but he's competent enough, has an elite wideout in Sammy Watkins and has the rushing ability to give him a safe weekly floor and a ridiculously high weekly ceiling. Of course, there are concerns too, namely that we still don't have a 100 percent clear picture on how Watkins will return from offseason foot surgery (reports are he should be fine by Week 1, but we'll see), and that the Bills still haven't ponied up the dough to extend Taylor. They see him in practice and in the meeting rooms every day, so perhaps they aren't sold yet. Either way, TyGOD is playing for a new contract and put up excellent numbers last season. He's a fantastic option to target if you wait on drafting a quarterback until the very end of your drafts. In TyGOD we trust.

Unless rushing yards are rewarded, Taylor probably shouldn't be your starting quarterback in fantasy football. That said, he should be considered a top backup option at QB.


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