New York Giants quarterback Tyrod Taylor went down with an injury in the Week 8 matchup against the Jets. Here’s the latest on what we know.
Latest Tyrod Taylor Injury Update
Taylor was tackled by Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley near the sideline in the second quarter. He remained on the turf in pain.
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Taylor was ruled out with a rib injury and was taken to the hospital for further evaluation. The Giants later announced that Taylor suffered an injury to his rib cage and will remain at HUMC overnight for observation.
Before the injury, Taylor was 5 of 8 passing for six yards. He added 33 rushing yards on five carries. Giants’ starting quarterback Daniel Jones has been out with a neck injury, and Tommy DeVito has replaced Taylor in the game. The rookie DeVito has not seen any playing time in the NFL.
At 6:19 PM ET, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported that “Tyrod Taylor was taken to Hackensack Medical Center for further examination on an injury to his rib cage. He will remain in HUMC overnight for observation, per the team.”
Fantasy Implications of Taylor’s Injury
This passing game has largely been a mess regardless of who has been under center, and this doesn’t help. Darren Waller is the lone piece you’re considering, and he falls into the “TE blob” — a gigantic tier of TEs with more risk than reward on a consistent basis.
Understanding that, he’d still be a fringe top-12 TE next week (Daniel Jones won’t be back until Week 10 at the earliest) if he’s healthy in a favorable spot against the Raiders.
Saquon Barkley’s life doesn’t get easier, but there is no actionable here. Barkley deserves to be locked into fantasy lineups across the board, given his propensity for the big play.
— Fantasy analysis provided by PFN’s Kyle Soppe