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Mike Clay projects Tyrod Taylor to be 7th-best fantasy football QB in 2017

The Bills QB played in 15 games last year and finished 9th among signal-callers in fantasy football points.

Fantasy football statistics can help to explain regular football performances, and Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor is projected to be among the most effective fantasy producers at the signal-caller spot in 2017, according to ESPN’s Mike Clay.

Clay, who previously ran Pro Football Focus’ fantasy operation, released his updated projects on Sunday (via @DFS_Mathlete)

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For reasons unbeknownst to me, Tyrod’s projection went from a total of 288 points in May to 283 in June, but I’ll trust there’s sound rationale behind the change.

Clay is one of the hardest working, well-respected fantasy writers on the Internet who utilizes an array of analytics to not only make projections but also to further the understanding of individual player performance in the NFL.

In 2015, Tyrod accounted for 270.9 points in 15 games, the ninth-most points among all quarterbacks behind Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan, Drew Brees, Andrew Luck, Kirk Cousins, Dak Prescott, Matthew Stafford, and Blake Bortles.

Tyrod led all quarterbacks with 580 rushing yards and tied Prescott for the most signal-caller rushing touchdowns with six.

Clay is certainly bullish on Tyrod’s 2017 season.