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Stepfan Taylor

Arizona Cardinals
Running Back

Ht: 5.8 | Wt: 214

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Cardinals | No clear backup to Andre Ellington

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:42:26 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor and RB Jonathan Dwyer will both be used to spell RB Andre Ellington this season, according to's Josh Weinfuss.

Fantasy Tip: Unless Taylor or Dwyer can separate and become the clear No. 2 back, it is going to be tough to know which player is worth owning as a potential handcuff to Ellington.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Josh Weinfuss

Cardinals | Jonathan Dwyer endearing himself to coach

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:00:40 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer received praise from head coach Bruce Arians during organized team activities for his pass-catching abilities. Dwyer also is effective in pass blocking, which is something that Arians covets in his offense.

Fantasy Tip: Stepfan Taylor is expected to be the main complementary back to Andre Ellington in 'Zona's backfield this year, but Dwyer could gain more traction if he continues to display the qualities that Arians likes. Dwyer would be more valuable in PPR leagues, but for now, he's undraftable.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Darren Urban

Cardinals | Bruce Arians elaborates on Andre Ellington's role

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:11:09 -0700

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians expanded on how the team plans to use RB Andre Ellington this year at the owners meetings this week. "He is still not a guy who you will pound up the middle 30 times a game and survive," Arians said. "He can run the football 30 times a game if you do it correctly, but you'd rather have him have 10 catches and 20 carries and let Stepfan Taylor or (Jonathan) Dwyer have the rest of the carries pound the rest of the ball up in there."

Fantasy Tip: This much is clear: The Cardinals want Ellington to be their lead back, but like most teams these days, they'll be wary not to overuse him. But Ellington will see plenty of touches each game, probably enough to make him a legitimate RB2 with upside to break out. He's an ideal candidate in PPR formats, too.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Darren Urban

Cardinals | Andre Ellington to be focus of offense

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 07:33:13 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington has added 10 pounds already this offseason. Head coach Bruce Arians said they want to build the offense around him.

Fantasy Tip: Ellington will likely be Arizona's lead back next season with Rashard Mendenhall expected to depart in free agency. However, Stepfan Taylor should cut into Ellington's touches enough to make him more of an RB2. Ellington will be more valuable in point-per-reception leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Darren Urban

Cardinals | Confident in Stepfan Taylor

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:04:40 -0800

Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim is confident in RB Stepfan Taylor as a complement to RB Andre Ellington if impending free-agent RB Rashard Mendenhall leaves in free agency.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Chris Wesseling

Cardinals | Week 15 Inactives

Sun, 15 Dec 2013 11:58:46 -0800

The Arizona Cardinals have declared LB Dontay Moch, OG Earl Watford, TE Rob Housler, DL Ron Talley, QB Ryan Lindley, RB Ryan Williams, RB Stepfan Taylor inactive for Week 15.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall doubtful

Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:36:46 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) is listed as doubtful for Week 8. RB Andre Ellington likely will start at running back with RB Stepfan Taylor being the No. 2 running back. Head coach Bruce Arians said RB Ryan Williams could be active for the game, but that would be a game-time decision.

Fantasy Tip: Ellington probably will receive most of the work at running back if Mendenhall is out for the game. Ellington should be seen as a No. 2 running back or flex option for most owners this week.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Darren Urban

Cardinals | Ryan Williams doesn't have a role

Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:26:01 -0700

It appears as though Arizona Cardinals RB Ryan Williams will stay inactive on game days unless there is an injury to a running back ahead of him on the depth chart. RB Stepfan Taylor has added value because of his importance on special teams.

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Cardinals | Ryan Williams on bottom of depth chart

Tue, 10 Sep 2013 17:17:46 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Ryan Williams is now listed fifth on the running back depth chart behind (in order) RBs Rashard Mendenhall, Alfonso Smith, Stepfan Taylor and Andre Ellington. Ellington is listed fourth despite having eight offensive snaps to Taylor's zero in Week 1 against the St. Louis Rams.

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Cardinals | Stepfan Taylor in short-yardage situations?

Wed, 04 Sep 2013 17:51:55 -0700

Arizona Cardinals beat writer Mike Jurecki believes RB Stepfan Taylor will be used in short-yardage situations and will see the goal line carries.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor is listed as the third RB on the depth chart behind Rashard Mendenhall and Ryan Williams, so don't look for him to make much of a fantasy splash, at least initially. He is worth stashing away in long-term keeper formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Xtra 910 Radio - Mike Jurecki

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