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About Taylor Maxston - RotoBaller

Born and raised in Alberta, Canada, I have been fortunate enough to have played, coached, and analyzed football while learning from some of the most influential people in my life along the way. Those experiences have inspired a passion for fantasy football that I hope to share with readers and other content creators!

Taylor Maxston - RotoBaller has written 633 articles so far, you can find them below.

Colts Head Coach Says Andrew Luck is "Real Close" to Throwing

Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich insists quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) is "real close" to throwing actual NFL footballs. Reich also added that Luck would be the one who determines what day that will be, but all signs point to the quarterback's 522-day absence from in-game action coming to an end. Fantasy owners shouldn't be too... Read More

1 year ago

Eric Ebron Believes He Can Be the Zach Ertz of New Colts Offense

Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron expects to be the Zach Ertz of a reformed offense under newly hired Colts head coach and former Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich. "He's done great things with tight ends," Ebron said, "I think he's brought me in here to be that ... effective player for him." Reich... Read More

1 year ago

Jacoby Brissett Praises Changes in Play Calling for 2018

When Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett was asked on Wednesday about the differences between the old and new offensive systems, he identified the biggest change as the play calling. “It’s no knock on anybody," Brissett stated, "It’s just how you call [plays] and when you call them." While this shouldn't be taken as a slight against... Read More

1 year ago

Colts "Not Worried" About Andrew Luck Not Throwing

Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich told the media on Wednesday that the team is "not worried at all" about how quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) has yet to resume throwing. Luck also explained how he is following a timeline that included when he would start throwing, but wouldn’t share it. If he can manage to... Read More

1 year ago

Valuing Mitch Trubisky in Dynasty Leagues

When it comes to success in the National Football League, there are a number of ways to put together a championship contending roster. Some emphasize a dominant defense that can suffocate any opposing offense, while others involve building a rock solid offensive line to control the tempo of the game. However, it might be more... Read More

1 year ago

Colts GM: Andrew Luck is the “Strongest I’ve Seen Him"

Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard told a crowded room at a local fundraiser that quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) is the “strongest [he has] seen him, both mentally and physically.” While Ballard didn't hint at when Luck would return to throwing the football, it seems as if the recovery process is coming along nicely for... Read More

1 year ago

Cornerback Bashaud Breeland Visits with Colts

Free agent cornerback Bashaud Breeland (foot) visited with the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN. The former Washington Redskin agreed to a three-year, $24 million deal with the Carolina Panthers back in March, but did not end up signing due to a failed physical. With the issue supposedly healed, Breeland could... Read More

1 year ago

T.Y. Hilton "All In" on New Coaches and Staff

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton is reportedly completely buying into the team's new body of coaches and staff heading into 2018, per Zak Keefer of the Indy Star. "He's giving us everything he's got, he's all in", Keefer tweeted he has heard. Hilton, who is looking to rebound from a mediocre season in which... Read More

1 year ago

Malik Hooker Dons Cleats, Runs on Tuesday

On Tuesday, Indianapolis Colts safety Malik Hooker (knee) released a video on his Twitter account of him working out in cleats, cutting and sprinting about six months after undergoing major knee surgery. There has been little news about Hooker since the Colts Week 7 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he suffered damage to his... Read More

1 year ago

Terrance West Visits With Colts

Free-agent running back Terrance West visited the Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday, per NFL Insider Ian Rapoport. The former Baltimore Raven played in only five games in 2017, mustering 161 total yards on 41 touches while dealing with a number of injuries. If signed, West would join a crowded and unproven Colts backfield that likely wouldn't... Read More

1 year ago

Nyheim Hines Shows Off Pass-Catching Skills in Rookie Minicamp

Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich has been highly impressed with rookie running back Nyheim Hines' intelligence and pass-catching skills so far in minicamp, per Andrew Walker of Hines should see playing time as both a running back and slot receiver in order to best utilize his 4.38-second 40-yard dash speed. For fantasy purposes,... Read More

1 year ago

Colts Head Coach: "Everything Going to Plan" with Andrew Luck

While Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) still isn't throwing the football, head coach Frank Reich told the media on Saturday that "everything [is] going to plan, and he's doing exceptionally well," according to Zak Keefer of the Indy Star. As tedious as these Luck updates have become, the Colts organization has been doing just... Read More

1 year ago

Colts "Very Confident" Andrew Luck Will Be Ready By Camp

After speaking with team sources, NFL Network's Charley Casserly reported on Friday's edition of Rookie Camp Live that the Indianapolis Colts are "very confident" quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) will be ready for training camp in late July. The Colts have been helping Luck along extremely cautiously in order to have him ready to go for... Read More

1 year ago

Colts Sign Wide Receiver Kasen Williams

The Indianapolis Colts signed free-agent wide receiver Kasen Williams and waived wide receiver DeAndre Smelter on Friday. As an undrafted free agent out of Washington, Williams has played in 10 career games and has totaled 10 receptions for 92 yards and one carry for five yards in his time with the Cleveland Browns and Seattle... Read More

1 year ago

Ryan Grant and Chester Rogers Eyeing No. 2 Wide Receiver Duties

Indianapolis Colts wide receivers Ryan Grant and Chester Rodgers have had their fair share of hurdles in their NFL careers, but both appear ready to battle it out for the team's No. 2 wide receiver spot, according to Indy Star reporter Zak Keefer. Grant and Rogers will both have to prove that their injury histories... Read More

1 year ago

Colts Wide Receivers See Star Potential in New Offense

Amid hype surrounding a new fast-paced offense in Indianapolis, Colts wide receivers Ryan Grant and Chester Rodgers believe the sky is the limit on how productive they can be in the scheme. "I feel like we’re not handicapped in this offense, and I feel like it’s gonna bring the best out of all of us,"... Read More

1 year ago

Marlon Mack Believes He Can Be The Colts Lead Back

After a rookie season characterized by flashes of both brilliance and questionable play with seemingly no middle ground, second-year Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack believes he "can be that explosive guy" in the backfield for 2018. Unfortunately for fantasy owners who believed in that explosiveness, Mack finished his rookie season second in the league... Read More

1 year ago

Rookie IDPs in the Best Fantasy Situations

While it may seem complex, adding individual defensive players (IDPs) to your fantasy league can be a fun way to spice up the overall level of competition! While the core nucleus of our fantasy lineups will always be on the offensive side of the ball, a strong defensive crew can be a difference-maker on any... Read More

1 year ago

Colts GM Excited About New Offense

Though he sees plenty of talent already on the roster, Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard believes that the new offensive scheme incorporated by head coach Frank Reich will "lift players across the board." Reich is expected to implement more no-huddle components to the offense alongside concepts learned from his time in Philadelphia. With the... Read More

1 year ago

Marlon Mack Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard told the media on Tuesday that sophomore running back Marlon Mack (shoulder) played the entire 2017 season with a torn labrum and has since undergone offseason surgery to repair it. Mack's injury struggles were no secret during the year, but he still managed to produce 358 rushing yards, 225... Read More

1 year ago

Colts Have Turned Down Trade Offers for Andrew Luck

Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard has reportedly received calls from multiple teams within the past six months asking about trading for quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder), but Ballard hasn't come close to considering a deal. When healthy, it is abundantly clear that Luck is a franchise quarterback and Ballard's denial of trade offers could signal... Read More

1 year ago

Colts Head Coach "Fine with Running Back by Committee"

In response to a question about the lack of a true lead back on the roster, Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich told the media that he is fine with a committee at the running back position, per Stephen Holder of the Indy Star. The Colts did draft two running backs in the mid to... Read More

1 year ago

Colts Waive Matt Jones

The Indianapolis Colts have waived running back Matt Jones, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. Jones managed to rack up 248 carries for 964 yards and six touchdowns in his time with the Colts and Washington Redskins. Unfortunately, he failed to climb the depth chart and become fantasy relevant in 2017, with Jones seeing action in... Read More

1 year ago

Andrew Luck Not Throwing at Veteran Minicamp

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) is not throwing at the team's veteran minicamp, per George Bremer of CNHI Sports. This should hardly come as a surprise given general manager Chris Ballard's statements from four days ago, but Luck wasn't even out there playing catch with his fellow veterans, according to Bremer. Luck hasn't thrown... Read More

1 year ago

Colts Have Turned Down Trades for Jacoby Brissett

The Indianapolis Colts have reportedly turned down multiple trade offers for quarterback Jacoby Brissett, according to NBC Sports' Michael Smith. General manager Chris Ballard spoke highly of Brissett, mentioning "he’s committed, he’s a great teammate, he’s got juice" and "he holds people accountable." Given the sudden transition to an ailing team after being traded by... Read More

1 year ago

Andrew Luck Still Not Throwing a Football

Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard told the media on Friday that quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) is still not throwing a football, but is instead doing "a lot of the exercises... conducive to the same thing." The former first overall pick missed all of last year while recovering from shoulder surgery and doesn't seem too... Read More

2 years ago

Colts Open to Trading Back Further in the NFL Draft

When it comes to how the Indianapolis Colts will handle the sixth overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, general manager Chris Ballard made it clear that he is completely open to trading back "if it is the right thing for us to do and there's enough players on the board." After making a blockbuster... Read More

2 years ago

Dwight Freeney to Sign Contract and Retire with Colts

Former Indianapolis Colts pass rusher Dwight Freeney is expected to sign a contract with the team and immediately retire, per Mike Wells of ESPN. Colts fans should have many fond memories of Freeney, as he spent the first 11 years of his career in Indianapolis and eventually formed one of the best pass-rushing tandems in... Read More

2 years ago

T.Y. Hilton Embracing a New Era for Colts

As a member of the old guard for a young Indianapolis Colts squad, wide receiver T.Y. Hilton is excited for what the future holds, according to Zak Keefer of the Indy Star. Hilton is the third longest-tenured Colt, only behind kicker Adam Vinatieri and left tackle Anthony Castonzo, with six years of relevant fantasy production... Read More

2 years ago

Malik Hooker Non-Committal About Timetable for Return

Indianapolis Colts safety Malik Hooker (knee) refused to answer any media questions on Tuesday about his timetable to return from an ACL injury he suffered in the 2017 season. Hooker was a shining young star last season in the seven games he played in, hauling in three interceptions and making four pass breakups in that... Read More

2 years ago

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