Trent Taylor
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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Trent Taylor is today’s Who The Fuck Is That Guy. Trent Taylor is a random player that nobody knows about and no one will ever draft. Yet somehow, someway he will find a way to win you your fantasy league, a true Who The Fuck Is That Guy.

Background Information

Trent Taylor was selected with the 177th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. He played his college football at Louisiana Tech and had quite the career. Trent Taylor really came onto the scene in 2015 and 2016. In 2015 Taylor put up 1282 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns on 99 catches, averaging 12.9 yards per reception. 2016 was the best year of Trent Taylor’s career. Taylor put up 1803 receiving yards and 12 receiving touchdowns on 136 catches for an average of 13.3 yards per reception. During his time at Louisiana Tech, Trent Taylor showed the potential he has as a high volume wide receiver and that he can produce when given the opportunity to. Now let’s look at what he’s done in the NFL so far.

Past Production

Trent Taylor hasn’t had a dominate or high volume roll in the NFL. However he has been able to produce solid numbers, especially considering his quarterback situation in 2017 and 2018. As a rookie in 2017 Taylor put up 430 yards and 2 touchdowns on 43 catches for an average of 10 yards per reception (nice and easy one there). However, he did take a step back in 2018. Taylor put up 215 yards and 1 touchdown on 26 catches in 2019. A bit of a step back in the yards per reception department at 8.3. He missed the entire 2019 season due to injury. We’ve seen Taylor produce with a large workload in college and show potential in the NFL. in 2020, Trent Taylor has a major opportunity to get the volume he did in college.

Path To Playing Time

Trent Taylor has a great path to playing time in early 2020. For starters, the San Francisco 49ers did not resigh Emmanuel Sanders, leaving a major hole in the receiver room. Second, both Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk are battling injuries, meaning the starting 3 wide recievers will be Kendrick Bourne, Trent Taylor and Dante Pettis if Samuel and Aiyuk cannot play. Taylor would be the 3rd wide receiver if either Samuel or Aiyuk are able to play. Taylor will be getting targets simply because of injuries to other players. Taylor will impress during his time as an injury replacement, then he’ll become a starter.

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