Within a backfield dominated by All-Pro David Johnson, Taylor was almost exclusively contained to special teams this season, earning just 11 snaps on offense. Meanwhile, Chris Johnson (groin), Andre Ellington, and Kerwynn Williams acted as change-of-pace options, depending on the health of the running backs behind David Johnson. Taylor may explore the upcoming free-agent market to learn if a backup RB role is possible elsewhere, but his proficiency as a special teamer may be enough for the four-year pro to remain with the only organization he's ever known.
With a pair of rushes for 14 yards, including one for 12 yards, Taylor matched his carry count on the season. Active for the fifth time in six games, Taylor has been afforded just nine offensive snaps this season, as special teams is his domain with 99 snaps in that realm to date. Expect garbage time to be the extent of his work with the offense as long as the top two running backs read David Johnson and Andre Ellington.
A bruised knee forced Taylor to the sideline in Week 1. With limited practice sessions in advance of Sunday's game, though, Taylor is in line to handle his typical workload on special teams.
Taylor was limited in practice all week, making his questionable status fairly predictable. He's the team's No. 4 option at tail back, making it unlikely he has any fantasy impact even if he's active for the game.
The Cardinals can't be blamed for sitting out their fourth running back, especially if he's unable to handle his typical duties on special teams. With Taylor in street clothes, the Cardinals will rely upon the RB trio of David Johnson, Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington.
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