Jonathan Taylor is the top fantasy player heading into the season
With the NFL season approaching, Indianapolis Colts running back, Jonathan Taylor, is expected to be the top player in fantasy leagues.
The NFL Draft is behind us, the schedule will soon be released and OTAs are coming up. That means the NFL season will be here before we know it.
That also means the return of fantasy football. Fans around the world will do their best job as general managers to select all the right players that will lead them to a fantasy championship.
Many believe the main player that will do that is Jonathan Taylor, running back of the Indianapolis Colts. Entering his third year in the league, Taylor is ranked as the top fantasy player for the 2022 season.
Matthew Berry of ESPN ranks Taylor as the No. 1 guy and he’s also the first player off the board in ESPN’s fantasy football mock draft.
Colts have top fantasy player in Jonathan Taylor
After Jonathan Taylor’s performance last season, it’s understandable why he is projected to be the top fantasy player this season.
In just his second year in the league, Taylor led the league in rushing yards and touchdowns with 1,811 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also added 40 receptions for 360 yards and an additional two touchdowns.
In fantasy numbers, that resulted in Taylor being the most productive running back and the fifth-highest scoring player behind Cooper Kupp, Josh Allen, Justin Herbert, and Tom Brady.
During Taylor’s All-Pro season last year, he also ran for at least one touchdown in 11 straight games, so he was pretty consistent for the Colts and whatever fantasy teams he was a part of.
The Colts likely aren’t thinking about fantasy football, but they’re definitely hoping for another great year from Taylor. No matter the quarterback brought in or the pass-catchers that were drafted, Taylor is still the identity of this offense.
Indianapolis is probably hoping to have a more balanced attack, and Taylor’s numbers may not be as gaudy as last season, but he should still have the production that’s reflective of his status as the best running back in the league.
Hopefully, that will win some fans some fantasy championships and will win the Colts some championships as well.