Stepfan Taylor

#30 RB / Arizona Cardinals / EXP: 3YRS Height: 5-9 Weight: 216 lb Age: 24 College: Stanford Bye 9,18,21

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  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Cardinals' Stepfan Taylor: Posts 62 total yards in 2015

    Taylor posted 17 carries for 58 yards and one reception (on three targets) for four yards during the 2015 campaign. Taylor was again lost in the shuffle for much of the season behind Chris Johnson (tibia), Andre Ellington, and David Johnson. When Chris Johnson and Ellington required time off stemming from injuries in Week 12, Taylor worked behind David Johnson but still contended with Kerwynn Williams for touches. Although Taylor has one year remaining on his rookie deal, both Ellington and David Johnson are under contract, ensuring continued roadblocks to relevance.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Cardinals' Stepfan Taylor: Active Sunday

    Taylor (shoulder) is listed as active Sunday versus the Seahawks, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports. Taylor could play a larger role in the offense if head coach Bruce Arians opts to deviate from his proposed all-out attitude in the season finale. However, Taylor has maxed out at five touches in any given outing this season, so his workload is difficult to project with workhorse David Johnson and Andre Ellington (toe) blocking his path.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Cardinals' Stepfan Taylor: Four yards from scrimmage in Week 14

    Taylor tallied one carry for no yards and one reception for four yards in Thursday's victory against the Vikings. With two games in a five-day span and Taylor tending to a shoulder issue, he received just nine of the Cardinals' 67 offensive snaps, a far cry from the 54 taken by workhorse rookie David Johnson. On a positive note, Taylor picked up three more snaps than fellow reserve Kerwynn Williams, which could indicate the current RB pecking order with Chris Johnson (tibia) out and Andre Ellington (turf toe) still in recovery mode.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Cardinals' Stepfan Taylor: Active Thursday

    Taylor (shoulder) is active for Thursday's contest against the Vikings, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports. Per usual, Taylor will serve in a reserve capacity, but with Chris Johnson (tibia) and Andre Ellington (toe) out of commission, he only has David Johnson and Kerwynn Williams to contend with for snaps. Of course, David Johnson is set to receive upwards of 25 touches, leaving Taylor to use his meager reps wisely.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Cardinals' Stepfan Taylor: Probable for Thursday

    Taylor (shoulder) is listed as probable for Thursday's game against the Vikings, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Reps are in store for Taylor due to the absent Chris Johnson (tibia) and Andre Ellington (turf toe), though David Johnson is bound to receive upwards of 25 touches, according to head coach Bruce Arians. However, the Cardinals' reserve running backs, namely David Johnson, have received consistent run throughout the season, which should benefit current backups Taylor and Kerwynn Williams. As evidence, Taylor notched five carries for 20 yards during Sunday's win in St. Louis.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Cardinals' Stepfan Taylor: Limited Monday

    Taylor (shoulder) was a limited practice participant Monday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. With Chris Johnson (leg) and Andre Ellington (toe) out Sunday at St. Louis, Taylor served as David Johnson's primary backup, earning 12 of 84 offensive snaps, according to Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix. While he had just five carries for 20 yards, Taylor also left the contest with a shoulder injury in the second half. His ability to practice to kick off the week is an encouraging sign, but with a short week on tap, the Cardinals may turn to Kerwynn Williams before Taylor in David Johnson's stead Thursday versus the Vikings.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Cardinals' Stepfan Taylor: Suffers shoulder injury

    Taylor suffered a shoulder injury during Sunday's win in St. Louis, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Taylor's workload was expected to increase due to the absences of Chris Johnson (tibia) and Andre Ellington (toe), and indeed, he earned five carries for 20 yards and was targeted once. Following the reported shoulder issue, though, Kerwynn Williams' usage (six rushes for 59 yards and one touchdown) is explained. If the ailment lingers, the Cardinals could be down to David Johnson and Williams on Thursday against the Vikings.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Cardinals' Stepfan Taylor: Expected to have expanded role

    Taylor is expected to have an expanded role in the Cardinals' offense due to injuries to fellow running backs Chris Johnson (knee) and Andre Ellington (toe), the team's official site reports. David Johnson has already been anointed the top RB, if the veteran Johnson and Ellington require time to recover, but that duo's breakdown of reps implies that another player will get in on the action. As the only option remaining on the 53-man roster Sunday at San Francisco, Taylor picked up seven snaps after the third-quarter departures of Chris Johnson and Ellington, taking his only carry for two yards. In parts of the seasons with the Cardinals, Taylor has displayed ability as both a runner and pass-catcher, averaging 3.2 YPC and hauling in 19 of 25 targets across 41 games. His eventual workload this Sunday in St. Louis will be contingent upon the recoveries of the veteran backs typically in front of him.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Cardinals running backs do little in playoff loss to Carolina

    Cardinals running backs Kerwynn Williams, Stepfan Taylor, Marion Grice and Robert Hughes could do little to nothing in Arizona's 27-16 loss to the Panthers Saturday. Arizona's running backs had 15 carries for 27 yards and one touchdown in defeat. Grice had just one carry for one yard and a touchdown. It was initally called a fumble on the field, with the ball popping out as Grice stretched for the end zone. However, it was overturned and called a touchdown. The Cardinals have been unable to get anything going on the ground the past few weeks, averaging 1.86 yards per carry in Arizona's last two outings.

  • by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Cardinals RB situation a complete mess now

    Whether it was because he was limited in practice by a knee injury leading up to the game or because the Cardinals fell behind early and needed more of a pass blocker in the backfield, running back Kerwynn Williams, who had performed admirably the previous two weeks, totaling 175 yards on the ground, was hardly a factor Week 16 against Seattle, getting two carries for 4 yards. Instead, Stepfan Taylor was the lead ball carrier. Of course, he wasn't so effective in the role, picking up 19 yards on 11 carries, but that's bound to happen for any running back going against the Seahawks. He did at least have 25 yards on two catches. Marion Grice and Robert Hughes also each got a carry, but they haven't been as much of a factor with Andre Ellington out. Williams seems to be the best rusher of the group and the one you'd prefer to see get the carries in Fantasy, but if the Cardinals are that willing to abandon him when the score isn't in their favor, you can never feel confident playing him in Fantasy. Especially now that the Cardinals are down to their third quarterback, the score isn't going to be in their favor so often. Week 17 at San Francisco should be a more competitive game, but given that the 49ers are tough against the run as well, you should probably pass on Williams for the season's final week.

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