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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 89 articles so far, you can find them below.


Thanksgiving Thursday Matchups Analysis - Week 12 Starts/Sits

Happy Thanksgiving to all! It was Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks' dominant ground game that carried the day on Thursday Night Football in Week 11. In a rematch of the 2014 NFC Championship, the Seahawks managed to pull out the 27-24 victory in a thriller over Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. Fantasy... Read More

11 months ago

Eric Ebron Not Targeted in Blowout Win

Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron was not targeted in the team's 38-10 victory over the Tennessee Titans. The lofty three touchdown effort that Ebron put up in Week 10 might have set expectations too high for his rest of season value, as it is now wholly dependent on red zone production with No. 1... Read More

11 months ago

Jack Doyle Hauls in Four Passes vs. Titans

Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle caught all four of his targets for 43 yards in a 38-10 win over the Tennessee Titans. Doyle's modest usage is particularly disappointing considering the number of red zone opportunities the Colts had, but he clearly remains the top option at the tight end position based on his snap... Read More

11 months ago

Dontrelle Inman Finds the End Zone in Week 11

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Dontrelle Inman caught four passes for 34 yards and a touchdown on six targets in a 38-10 win over the Tennessee Titans. Inman ranked second on the team in targets and was able to haul in his first touchdown as a Colt, though his status as the team's No. 2 wide... Read More

11 months ago

T.Y. Hilton Explodes Against Tennessee

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton caught all nine of his targets for 155 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-10 romping of the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. A vintage performance from Hilton was all that fantasy owners could have asked for, with Hilton beating Titans defensive back Adoree Jackson over the top for a... Read More

11 months ago


Andrew Luck Puts Up Three Touchdowns, Keeps Streak Alive

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck completed 23 of his 29 pass attempts for 297 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-10 blowout victory over the Tennessee Titans. Luck now has seven straight games with three touchdowns, a streak behind only Peyton Manning (2004) and Tom Brady (2007). The Colts were smooth operators against the Titans... Read More

11 months ago

Thursday Night Football Matchups Analysis - Week 11

The good times continue to roll for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who put up 52 points against the Carolina Panthers last Thursday night and now find themselves in the midst of a five-game win streak. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger continued his absolute dominance at home by tossing five touchdown passes, including scoring receptions from Antonio Brown... Read More

11 months ago

Colts Defense Deserves Sleeper Consideration

The Indianapolis Colts defense has seen a drastic fall in their sack totals, with only four across their last five games compared to 17 in the first four weeks of the 2018 NFL season. They also failed to produce a single turnover against the Jacksonville Jaguars last week while giving up 21 fantasy points to Blake... Read More

11 months ago

Jack Doyle, Eric Ebron Should Be Heavily Involved Against Titans

The Indianapolis Colts have heavily featured their tight end group in the passing game as evidenced by six of their last passing touchdowns coming from the motley crew of Jack Doyle, Eric Ebron, and Mo Alie-Cox. Colts tight ends have been targeted in the red zone the most of any team in the NFL this... Read More

11 months ago

T.Y. Hilton Could Surprise Against Tennessee

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton hasn't been the prolific fantasy wide receiver most owners expected when they drafted him, with only four touchdowns on the season and less than five receptions in four of his seven games. The good news is that Hilton has seen his targets and yardage increase in each game since... Read More

11 months ago


Despite Tough Matchup, Start Andrew Luck as a QB1 in Week 11

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has thrown three or more touchdown passes in six consecutive games, the longest streak since Tom Brady's 10 back in 2007. Despite heading into a Week 11 tilt with a Tennessee Titans defense that has allowed the fewest offensive touchdowns, points per play, and touchdown conversions in the red zone... Read More

11 months ago

Jack Doyle Quiet Against Jacksonville

Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle caught all three of his targets for 36 yards in a 29-26 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. While Colts tight ends accounted for four touchdowns on the day, Doyle was left out of the scoring frenzy with Eric Ebron scoring three touchdowns and Mo Alie-Cox catching a... Read More

12 months ago

Eric Ebron Dominates Jacksonville in Week 10 Win

Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron caught all three of his targets for 69 yards and two touchdowns in a 29-26 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 10. He also added one carry for two yards and a rushing touchdown. Ebron continues to be the go-to red zone target for quarterback Andrew Luck even... Read More

12 months ago

T.Y. Hilton Leads Colts in Receiving Yards in Week 10

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton hauled in three of his seven targets for 77 yards in a 29-26 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 10. The Colts tight end group was heavily targeted in the contest and Jaguars defensive back Jalen Ramsey held him in check, but Hilton was able to break away... Read More

12 months ago

Touchdowns Rain For Andrew Luck in Week 10

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck completed 21 of his 29 passes for 285 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception in the team's 29-26 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Luck opened the day with a beautiful 53-yard strike to tight end Eric Ebron and continued to exploit the Jaguars from that point onward, tossing... Read More

12 months ago


Eric Ebron Back to Being Touchdown-Dependent for Week 10

Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron is in line for less receiving work with No. 1 tight end Jack Doyle back in action. Doyle has out-snapped him 193-71 and ran 57 more pass routes in the games they have played together, but that doesn't mean Ebron can't carry red zone upside. Ebron has managed to... Read More

12 months ago

Jack Doyle Startable Against Jaguars

Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle made an emphatic statement when he returned from a hip injury in Week 8 to catch all six of his targets for 70 yards and a touchdown. When it comes to starting tight ends in fantasy football, Doyle's matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars' No. 1 passing defense isn't all... Read More

12 months ago

T.Y. Hilton One to Fade Against Jacksonville

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton has been a virtual non-factor on the field since returning from a hamstring injury with a total of five receptions for 59 yards and two touchdowns across two games. Unfortunately, fantasy owners aren't likely to get a bounce-back game from the shifty wideout when the Colts take on the... Read More

12 months ago

Temper Expectations for Andrew Luck in Week 10

The Indianapolis Colts have managed to keep quarterback Andrew Luck upright this season. The seventh-year passer hasn't been sacked in a career-high 156 consecutive dropbacks and continues to put up exceptionally efficient red zone numbers, but a tough matchup with a Jacksonville Jaguars defense allowing the second fewest yards per pass attempt could bring him... Read More

12 months ago

Thursday Night Football Matchups Analysis - Week 10

If you had told me San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens would throw for over 250 yards and three touchdowns in his first taste of NFL action, I would have called you crazy. Yet here we are, scratching our heads about how the Oakland Raiders only managed to generate 242 yards of total offense in... Read More

12 months ago


Thursday Night Football Matchups Analysis - Week 9

Deshaun Watson is BACK! Although the Houston Texans quarterback didn't exactly accomplish much on the ground, Watson managed to throw for five touchdowns in what was easily the highest number of passing scores he has had in a game this season. Unfortunately, the Texans didn't escape the game unscathed, as wide receiver Will Fuller tore... Read More

12 months ago

Dontrelle Inman Produces Against Raiders

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Dontrelle Inman caught six of his seven targets for 52 yards in a 42-28 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. After dropping a goose egg last week, Inman came out of the gate hot against the Raiders with six catches (tied for the most receptions on the team). Inman isn't... Read More

12 months ago

Eric Ebron Hauls in Touchdown on Limited Targets

Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron caught all three of his targets for 37 yards and a touchdown in the team's 42-28 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. What would have been a forgettable game for the former Detroit Lion was largely salvaged by a 20-yard touchdown grab in the third quarter. Fantasy owners... Read More

12 months ago

Jack Doyle Leads Colts in Receiving Yards in Return

Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle caught six of his seven targets for 70 yards and a touchdown in the team's 42-28 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. After missing five games due to a hip injury, Doyle returned to his role as quarterback Andrew Luck's reliable target down the middle. His team-leading seven... Read More

12 months ago

T.Y. Hilton A Non-Factor Against Oakland

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton caught one of his five targets for 34 yards in the team's 42-28 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Hilton's lone reception came in the third quarter when he caught a 34-yard bomb from quarterback Andrew Luck. While the Raiders didn't seem to have an answer for the... Read More

12 months ago


Andrew Luck Continues Three-Plus Touchdown Streak

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck completed 22 of his 31 pass attempts for 239 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-28 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. He also lost two yards on two carries. The streak of three-plus touchdown games continues for Luck, who showed exceptional poise in finding his tight ends in... Read More

12 months ago

Colts Defense a Strong Play Against Oakland

The Indianapolis Colts defense is coming off of a highly productive week in which they only allowed 303 offensive yards and five points total while recording two sacks and five takeaways. The Oakland Raiders, who currently have the third-worst turnover differential in the league and have given the football away 11 times on the season,... Read More

12 months ago

Eric Ebron Ready to Get Back on Track Against Raiders

While Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron put up a disappointing three receptions for 31 yards against the Buffalo Bills last week, his share of the receiving targets remained at a lofty and team-leading 30.4 percent. Fantasy owners may be hesitant to start Ebron given wide receiver T.Y. Hilton's improving health and No. 1 tight... Read More

12 months ago

T.Y. Hilton Draws Great Matchup Against Oakland

What could have been a disappointing return for Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton last week was salvaged by two touchdown receptions. Although Hilton played only 53-percent of the team's offensive snaps in Week 7, his six targets inside of the 10-yard line on the year should inspire confidence that he will produce against a... Read More

12 months ago

Andrew Luck is a Top-10 Option in Week 8

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has thrown for four touchdowns in three of his last four games and has found himself as a top-10 fantasy quarterback over that entire span. One reason for that success has been the Colts' tendency to throw the football inside their opponent's 20-yard line, where Luck currently leads the league... Read More

12 months ago


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