Fearless Forecast: 1948 TOTAL YDS, 45 REC, 19 TD
Projected Rank: 1
MATT HARMON: Jonathan Taylor absolutely smashed last year, and I think there's really no reason to think if he stays healthy that he's not going to smash this year. We know that Nyheim Hines will be involved, but he's still-- Jonathan Taylor is still a pretty good pass catcher. He can still be involved that way, and he's probably the odds on favorite to lead the NFL in rushing and rushing touchdowns even if he regresses a little bit from where he was last year. I mean, there's just so much room for error with Jonathan Taylor.
I think there's a chance, too, that this Colts offense just straight up gets better with Matt Ryan under center. Matt Ryan fits better from like a timing, progression, passing sense, getting the ball out quickly in this Frank Reich offense. I mean, it's just going to be much more steady, much more smooth and smooth sailing than it was with Carson Wentz. So Jonathan Taylor probably going to go first overall. Very worst, he goes second overall in your fantasy drafts, and I think that's totally understandable.
Right now I see Jonathan Taylor as kind of pushing close to a 2,000 yards from scrimmage player, and I see him being a double digit touchdown guy. I think he's my RB 1 this year, and I think he'll probably be most people's RB 1 this year.