Jonathan Taylor has managed to overcome a change at quarterback (away from the RB-friendly Philip Rivers no less), a banged-up offensive line, and an underperforming team to produce an RB7 season through eight weeks. With plenty of natural rushing ability from day one, Taylor has become a more patient runner with better vision in his second year while contributing just enough in the passing game. He’s also one of the few big-play threats on the ground, in a league that only has a handful of those types of runners. Taylor makes The List ahead of a dream matchup against the Jets, and with a matchup against Jacksonville next week this may be the peak of Taylor’s 2021 season.
Please check out the notes for more of my thoughts, as well as the Sit/Start Podcast and our weekly Sit/Start post on Reddit. Best of luck in Week 9.
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