Stepfan Taylor, RB, Cardinals
|RB - #95||ARI||Active||1 year||22||5'9||214||@KULABAFI|
2013 Outlook:Last updated on Jul-12-2013 by Matt De Lima
A steady, between-the-tackles runner, Stepfan Taylor grinded out the tough yards for the Stanford Cardinal. It's unlikely he sees the field much as a rookie, but this backfield lacks a permanent fixture. It is possible that the stars align and Taylor eventually sees a RB2 role in the near future. Given the Cardinals' work-in-progress backfield, he's an intruiging late-round dynasty pick you would need to stash for a season or two in order for him to blossom.
I usually don't pay much mind to most players who miss Wednesday practices. After getting beat up almost every week for close to three months, all of these players could use a little extra time off, especially those on teams that are eyeing a playoff run. But I do get concerned when I see players whom have already taken a lot of time off, including the previous week's game, not return to the practice field Wednesday. Such is the case with Cardinals running back Andre Ellington.
Ellington, who didn't play last week against the Eagles due to a knee injury, missed the day's practice. For what it's worth, he thinks he will be able to suit up this weekend against the Rams.
"I'm fine right now," Ellington said Monday via Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official website. "It's a day by day thing. I'll be ready to go on Sunday."
Love the attitude, but that optimism might be squashed by reality soon. We'll see if Ellington can get some work in Thursday. Ellington, if healthy, would be a worthy flex play against a Rams defense that has allowed the third-most fantasy points to running backs. If he has to miss another game, Rashard Mendenhall would pick up a few more carries, and Stepfan Taylor would be the backup runner.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors12/5 - Cardinals RB Andre Ellington misses first practice of the week after sitting out Week 13
11/28 - Cardinals RB Andre Ellington added to injury report on Thursday
Average Draft PositionStepfan Taylor was drafted in 21% of MyFantasyLeague.com leagues with an average drafting position of 196.10
2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
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