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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 Lose Erik Swoope to Knee Scope

Zak Keefer of the Indy Star has reported that Indianapolis Colts’ tight end Erik Swoope (knee) underwent arthroscopic knee surgery prior to the teams’ preseason opener against the Detroit Lions. He is currently listed as week-to-week on the Colts’ depth chart. The injuries continue to mount for a Colts team that lacks depth on the... Read More

2 years ago

Kamar Aiken Fails to Catch a Pass in Loss to Lions

In the Indianapolis Colts preseason tilt with the Detroit Lions on Sunday, wide receiver Kamar Aiken failed to catch a single one of his three targets on 21 snaps. Aiken was working with the second-team offense in the second quarter when he failed to haul in a pass, but it is becoming increasingly clear why he... Read More

2 years ago

Adam Vinatieri Shows He’s Still Got the Leg in Preseason Game

Having turned 44 years old last December, Indianapolis Colts’ kicker Adam Vinatieri isn’t getting any younger. However, he showed that he clearly still has leg strength and impeccable accuracy during the team’s preseason game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, nailing a 42-yard field goal down the middle of the uprights and adding an extra... Read More

2 years ago

Jack Doyle Solid But Quiet in Loss to Lions

Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle caught one-of-two targets for four yards in the team’s preseason game against the Detroit Lions. He only played eleven snaps in the entire game, but showed off his ability as a blocker and was targeted twice on the opening drive by quarterback Scott Tolzien. Doyle continues to look like... Read More

2 years ago

Colts Owner Unsure Whether Andrew Luck Will Start In Week 1

In a post-game discussion following the Indianapolis Colts’ preseason matchup against the Detroit Lions, team owner Jim Irsay said that he couldn't "say unequivocally” whether quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) will start Week 1 against the Los Angeles Rams, per Zak Keefer of the Indy Star. He does expect that Luck will be back sometime around... Read More

2 years ago


Colts' Offense Struggles With Scott Tolzien at the Helm

Although plenty of first-team starters were absent for the Indianapolis Colts first preseason game, quarterback Scott Tolzien looked abhorrent in limited action. He only completed two-of-five passes for 24 yards, all the while displaying accuracy issues and a tendency to throw erratically under pressure. Tolzien has plenty of time to improve before the team’s Week... Read More

2 years ago

Andrew Luck Has Higher “Strength Levels” Than Last Season

In an interview on NFL Network during the Indianapolis Colts’ first preseason game, general manager Chris Ballard stated that quarterback Andrew Luck’s (shoulder) “strength levels are higher now than at any point last season.” Ballard also noted that there is still no timeline for Luck’s return to action. Strength was never a major issue for... Read More

2 years ago

Marlon Mack Nursing Shoulder Injury

Indianapolis Colts rookie running back Marlon Mack sat out Thursday’s training camp activities due to a nagging shoulder injury he suffered a few days ago, per Zak Keefer of the Indy Star. Mack’s potential breakout will have to be put on hold, as this is the third straight practice he’s missed with lingering shoulder problems.... Read More

2 years ago

Phillip Dorsett Misses Fourth Straight Practice

According to Mike Wells of ESPN, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Phillip Dorsett has missed his fourth consecutive practice while he deals with a hamstring injury. This is a recurring issue for Dorsett, as he also dealt with hamstring problems during the team’s minicamp. Although the injury doesn’t appear to be serious, it’s a big setback... Read More

2 years ago

Andrew Luck Making Progress in Throwing Program

Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) has been making significant progress in his throwing program over the past two weeks, all the while “rebuilding motion [and] strength].” That we haven’t received any information about holdups in the throwing component of Luck’s rehab program is a bright spot in... Read More

2 years ago


Colts GM Admits Andrew Luck’s Week 1 Status is Uncertain

In an interview on NFL Network, Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard told reporter Tom Pelissero that it’s still to be determined if quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) would be ready to start Week 1. Among all the conflicting messages surrounding Luck’s status, this is the first time that someone within the Colts organization has openly... Read More

2 years ago

Donte Moncrief Makes His Return to Practice

After taking some time away from training camp to nurse an AC sprain in his shoulder, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Donte Moncrief made his return to practice on Wednesday, per team beat writer George Bremer. Wednesday was as good a day as any for Moncrief’s return, as the Colts were working in helmets and shorts... Read More

2 years ago

Still No Timetable to Return for Andrew Luck

In answering questions about injury concerns surrounding Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder), head coach Chuck Pagano stated “we are where we are with that… there’s no timeline,” per ESPN staff writer Mike Wells. “When [the trainers] say he’s healthy and ready to go, we’ll get him out there,” Pagano added. It’s not surprising that... Read More

2 years ago

Robert Turbin Shining in Camp, Should Have Expanded Role

Zak Keefer of the Indy Star reports that despite not being mentioned very much, Indianapolis Colts running back Robert Turbin has “been terrific this camp” and “has to have an expanded role this season.” All the buzz about Turbin this offseason has been positive, starting from the hefty praise offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski gave for... Read More

2 years ago

Andrew Luck’s Week 1 Status Becoming More Questionable

In an appearance on Jeff Ratcliffe’s Sirius XM fantasy show, ESPN NFL insider Adam Shefter echoed concerns over Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck’s (shoulder) ability to start in Week 1, saying that there is a “chance he isn’t ready to open the season.” Various sources have already expressed fears that Luck wouldn’t be at the... Read More

2 years ago


C.J. Fiedorowicz (TE, HOU) - 2017 Fantasy Football Sleeper

By virtue of the position they play, the value of tight ends in fantasy football is often downplayed. Some of them can get similar target shares to top wide receivers (see the Travis Kelces and Kyle Rudolphs of the world), yet the production for most fantasy tight ends is largely predicated on two things: their... Read More

2 years ago

Andrew Luck Doing On-Field Rehab Drills with Teammates

Zak Keefer of the Indy Star reports that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) suited up in a red non-contact jersey for the team’s open practice on August 5 and participated in a team stretch/rehab session with other injured players. This is the first time Luck has done so since undergoing offseason surgery on his... Read More

2 years ago

Donte Moncrief Misses Second Straight Practice

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Donte Moncrief (shoulder) was among several injured players who sat out the team's open practice on Saturday evening, Zak Keefer of the Indy Star reports. This was more of a precautionary measure, as Moncrief suffered an AC sprain in his shoulder during training camp on August 3 after landing awkwardly while... Read More

2 years ago

Marlon Mack Turning Heads at Camp

ESPN staff writer Mike Wells stated in a training camp report on Indianapolis Colts rookies that running back Marlon Mack “is making sure he’s not a forgotten player in the team’s draft class.” He also earned praise from head coach Chuck Pagano, who said, “[Mack]’s a talented guy… he’s going to be a special player.”... Read More

2 years ago

Phillip Dorsett Looking Strong on Downfield Catches

In reflecting on Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Phillip Dorsett’s performance in training camp so far, Zak Keefer of the Indy Star reports that he has “looked really strong” with “lots of downfield completions.” Unfortunately, the competition for the No. 3 wide receiver role in the Colts offense will not be producing a relevant fantasy asset... Read More

2 years ago


Donte Moncrief Suffers Mild AC Sprain in Shoulder

After falling awkwardly during one-on-one drills Thursday, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Donte Moncrief is reportedly dealing with a mild AC sprain in his shoulder, per Kevin Bowen of Colts.com. His injury is being considered day-to-day. Although Moncrief hadn’t missed a single game through his first two NFL seasons, he had to deal with nagging shoulder... Read More

2 years ago

Erik Swoope Making Plays on Day 4 of Camp; Possible Deep Sleeper?

Zak Keefer of the Indy Star called Indianapolis Colts tight end Erik Swoope “a guy with a huge ceiling” after watching him make an exceptional back-shoulder touchdown catch on Day 4 of training camp. “He’s approaching [this year] with a little more accountability,” Keefer said, “they’re going to need him.” While No. 1 tight end Jack... Read More

2 years ago

Colts Confident in Current Quarterback Group

When asked about whether he would like to have a veteran quarterback in training camp, Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski stated that he "feels good about what they've got," per Zak Keefer of the Indy Star. Chudzinski appears to have at least some faith in second-string quarterback Scott Tolzien's ability to run the offense,... Read More

2 years ago

Kamar Aiken Having an Unimpressive Camp

In discussing the performances of Indianapolis Colts wide receivers during training camp, team reporter Stephen Holder described offseason acquisition Kamar Aiken as a player who he is “still waiting to flash” and hasn’t “seen much of anything from." Aiken was signed by the Colts in the 2017 offseason with the expectation that he would compete... Read More

2 years ago

Andrew Luck Expected to Come Off PUP Before Regular Season

Contrary to a previous report, Indianapolis Colts beat writer George Banner has reportedly been told by the team that quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) is expected to come off of the Physically Unable to Perform list before the regular season begins, much like what general manager Chris Ballard had stated last week. The roller coaster news around... Read More

2 years ago


Andrew Luck Could Open Regular Season on PUP

In an article discussing how Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) has remained sidelined during training camp, CBS Sports NFL columnist Jason La Canfora stated that he has “heard plenty of rumblings about [Luck] starting the year on the Physically Unable to Perform list” as the team emphasizes “the process” with his injury. Luck would... Read More

2 years ago

Boom or Bust - Quarterback Projections for 2017

Ahhh… the question of when to draft a quarterback in fantasy football… a dilemma as old as time itself. Is it better to take a stud quarterback early on or to take your chances with depth at the position later? If you find yourself agreeing with the second option, you aren’t alone. It seems that... Read More

2 years ago

Donte Moncrief “Owns the Day” at Colts Training Camp

In recapping the events of Day 2 of Indianapolis Colts minicamp, Indy Star reporter Stephen Holder called wide receiver Donte Moncrief “the best player on the field” after observing him score three touchdowns in various parts of practice and show reliable hands on tough catches. After his sensational practice, Moncrief told reporters that “this year, being... Read More

2 years ago

Chester Rogers Occupying No. 3 Receiver Spot for Colts

For the second straight day of Indianapolis Colts training camp, second-year wide receiver Chester Rogers has been filling the No. 3 receiver spot on the first-team offense, per Zak Keefer of the Indy Star. Rogers has been on the rise ever since the start of training camp, drawing rave reviews from the team and reporters. A... Read More

2 years ago

Frank Gore Dealing With Ankle Injury

Zak Keefer of the Indy Star has reported that the Indianapolis Colts are currently monitoring an ankle issue with starting running back Frank Gore, who is still practicing but having his workload scaled back as a precautionary measure. It’s not surprising to hear that age might be catching up to Gore, as he has averaged... Read More

2 years ago


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