Taylor (groin) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. With Taylor unavailable, Damien Harris, Rhamondre Stevenson and Brandon Bolden will handle the Patriots' Week 6 backfield duties.
Taylor (groin) listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. Taylor was added to the Patriots' Week 6 injury report Friday after being limited by a groin injury during the team's final practice of the week. Also listed as questionable for Sunday's contest is lead back Damien Harris (ribs), leaving Rhamondre Stevenson and Brandon Bolden as the team's healthiest backfield options heading into the weekend.
Taylor is inactive for Sunday's game against the Texans. With Taylor not in the mix Sunday, Brandon Bolden figures to handle the bulk of the Patriots' Week 5 change-of-pace looks behind lead back Damien Harris, with Rhamondre Stevenson also a candidate to mix in.
Taylor logged four of a possible 59 snaps on offense in Sunday's 19-17 loss to the Buccaneers, NESN's Zack Cox reports. In the process, Taylor finished with one carry for zero yards and one catch for zero yards, while Brandon Bolden (19 snaps, six catches) continued to earn the bulk of the Patriots' change-of-pace looks behind lead back Damien Harris, with James White (hip) on IR. More importantly, the idea that Taylor could be destined for a higher profile in New England's offense may need to be put on hold for the short term after he recorded a costly second-half fumble in Tampa Bay territory. With that in mind, it's possible that Rhamondre Stevenson, who has been a healthy scratch of late, could reenter the team's backfield mix Week 5 versus Houston.
With James White (hip) expected to miss the rest of the season, Taylor is a candidate to see added work in the Patriots offense, Matt Fairburn of The Athletic reports. It's worth noting that Week 3, at least, it was Brandon Bolden -- normally a core special teamer -- who handled the bulk of the team's change-of-pace duties in the immediate aftermath of White's injury. That said, we suspect Bolden's experience and ability in pass protection gave him the edge as an in-game fill-in option. In the coming weeks, though, we expect both Taylor and power back Rhamondre Stevenson to have an opportunity to log extra snaps as well, especially if one or both can prove capable of handling blocking assignments. In that context, the 5-foot-6, 185-pound Taylor could see enough touches to emerge as an option in deeper PPR formats behind top back Damien Harris.
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