Welcome to our new feature where we recap a particular player’s journey in the 2022-2023 NFL Fantasy Football Season. This article features preseason expectations, draft expectations, overall season production, and critical moments. We will do this for all 32 teams by highlighting a player per team.
After a stellar sophomore season with him ranked the top player in the NFL, Jonathan Taylor became a household name for all fantasy football fans. He ran for 1811 yards and 18 TDs and caught for 360 yards and a couple of TDs. People wondered if he would be the first overall pick for the upcoming season.
Jonathan Taylor was the favorite non-QB player in fantasy drafts as he and Josh Allen were usually the first picks in fantasy drafts. With the RB position so volatile, having the best RB from last season makes it an easy choice for owners with the first or second pick.
OVERALL SEASON PRODUCTION
It was a nightmare of a season for the top-ranked RB of the Colts. There was a perfect storm of chaos from an injured offensive line to a subpar QB performance and to him being hurt. Teams were just focusing on him and were able to neutralize him. JT was only able to play 11 games for the Colts and this hurt the team. He ran for just 861 yards and four TDs. It will be interesting to see if teams will target him in the first round.
CRITICAL MOMENTS DURING THE SEASON
Week 1 vs Houston Texans
It was an amazing start to the season by JT as he rushed for 161 yards and 31 carries in the season-opener. He ran in for a two-yard TD with seven minutes left in the fourth quarter. Fantasy owners were delighted as they expected the Jonathan Taylor of last year to be the same for this season. This would be his best performance of the year with 27.50 FP.
Week 10 vs Las Vegas Raiders
It had been a slow season for Taylor as the Colts went to Las Vegas in Week 10. The Raiders’ defense had no answer as JT ran for 147 yards, including a 66-yard TD run late in the third quarter. His 24.30 FP this week was more than his previous three weeks combined.
Week 12 vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Before being shut down due to a high ankle sprain, Jonathan Taylor’s last good game came against the Steelers. He ran for 86 yards and scored on a two-yard run in the third. It had been a subpar season to this point and we hope JT will be healthy and ready come the 2023 season.