Taylor was diagnosed with cracked ribs following Sunday's loss to the Cardinals and has been ruled out for at least the 49ers' Week 10 matchup with the Giants, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Taylor was always expected to miss time with the injury, and the 49ers' decision to rule him out this early in advance of Week 10 preparations suggests it's likely he'll miss additional contests. The slot wideout's meager contributions this season (24 catches for 204 yards and a touchdown) won't be missed by many fantasy owners, but he could be featured more down the stretch -- assuming he makes a healthy return -- as the flailing 49ers look to evaluate their younger talent amid another lost season. Kendrick Bourne received the lion's share of Taylor's vacated offensive snaps against Arizona and should do the same in Week 10.
Taylor is suspected to be dealing with cracked ribs and could be out indefinitely, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
The 49ers simply relayed that Taylor hurt his ribs when he exited Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, but the team offered no specificity regarding the extent of the injury. If he did indeed crack his ribs, Taylor, who has recorded 24 catches for 24 yards and a touchdown on the season, would almost certainly miss the Week 10 game against the Giants, though he could be ready to play coming out of the 49ers' Week 11 bye.
Taylor exited Sunday's game against the Cardinals with a rib injury and will not return, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
There's no indication on the specifics of the injury at this point, and Taylor had two catches for 22 yards prior to exiting with the injury. Victor Bolden is likely to step in as No. 3 wide receiver and primary punt returner for the 49ers in Taylor's absence.
Taylor hauled in all three of his targets for 33 yards in a loss to the Eagles on Sunday.
Taylor was actually the 49ers' leading wide receiver on a day when C.J. Beathard completed eight of his 17 successful passes to running backs. The rookie quarterback was under pressure all game long, which better explains his short dump-off passes to his backs and his slot receiver. Taylor will likely draw a rematch against Cardinals safety/nickel extraordinaire Tyrann Mathieu next week after posting five receptions and 47 yards in their previous meeting in Week 4.
Taylor hauled in all five of his targets for 39 yards, but he lost a fumble on his lone punt return Sunday against the Cowboys.
The rookie matched his previous season high of five receptions, but his first fumble of the season likely offset his slim production as a receiver. Taylor has now received five or more targets in three of San Francisco's last four contests. Coincidentally, those three games were ones in which the team fell behind big early and resorted to pass-heavy play calling. Luckily for his fantasy prospects, the 0-7 49ers are likely to fall behind early at least a few more times this season, but we still need to see even more volume for the shifty slot receiver to enter the conversation in standard PPR formats.
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