One of the biggest question marks in the fantasy football world right now is which running back will take over as the starter with the Arizona Cardinals. The team has several options, and while the world seems content to label Andre Ellington the number one option, running back Stepfan Taylor has also drawn some consideration.
The team finally cut ties with struggling back Ryan Williams, as the former second round pick was plagued with injuries and fumbling problems. The departure of Williams only ensures Taylor to receive more carries this season and a prominent role within the offense.
Taylor has a very strong following around the team’s fan base and many people are hoping he gets a crack at the starting spot. Ellington obviously isn’t an established starter, so a string of poor performances could quickly force him to the bench. Taylor is in a very short-line for that starting job and he could surprise people in 2014.
Not many fantasy fans even know who this kid is. In 16 games last season, Taylor racked up a meager 115 rushing yards. He didn’t score a single touchdown and was buried behind a list of veteran running backs. Taylor has done absolutely nothing up to this point in his fantasy career.
Ellington is the obvious starting tailback in Arizona, so Taylor will still have to fight for carries. If he doesn’t make enough noise early on, he could quickly disappear into the crowded backfield in Arizona.
Taylor seems more and more likely to take over as the number two option, which would make him a pretty cheap handcuff to pair with Ellington.
Bye Week: 4
Projected Round: 16
Auction Value: $2