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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.


Andrew Luck Returns to Practice

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (foot) returned to practice on Monday. It was expected that the Colts passer would be back practicing quickly after sustaining a minor foot injury in the preseason. All signs point to Luck starting against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1, where he will look to show fantasy owners that he... Read More

1 year ago

Jordan Wilkins is the "Front-Runner" to Start Week 1

According to Mike Wells of ESPN, Indianapolis Colts running back Jordan Wilkins is the "front-runner" to start in Week 1 if lead back Marlon Mack isn't ready. Wilkins wasn't exactly prolific this preseason, averaging 2.8 yards per carry on 27 rush attempts, but Mack still seems to be hobbled by his hamstring and fellow rookie... Read More

1 year ago

Colts Expected To Release Branden Oliver

The Indianapolis Colts are expected to release running back Branden Oliver on Saturday, according to Stephen Holder of The Athletic. Oliver was a depth signing after injuries hobbled the Colts backfield, but his release shows to some degree that the team is confident that their current rotation will be acceptably healthy when the regular season... Read More

1 year ago

Preseason Running Back Depth Chart Analysis

Be sure to stay updated all season long with our constantly updated Running Back (RB) Depth Charts for fantasy football. The regular season is right around the corner and each team's depth chart is mostly complete! Before diving into the fantasy season, RotoBaller has you covered with some last minute running back depth chart recaps... Read More

1 year ago

Wide Receiver Depth Charts Analysis

The regular season is right around the corner and each team's depth chart is mostly complete! Before diving into the fantasy season, Rotoballer has you covered with some last minute wide receiver depth chart recaps for each team, including some useful bits of analysis for players you want to keep on your radar. Please note... Read More

1 year ago


Andrew Luck Confirmed To Start Week 1

Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich said that quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder, foot) is "good to go" for practice next Monday and will start against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1. Luck's status for the Colts regular season opener was the last question that needed answering for fantasy owners, who are expecting big things from... Read More

1 year ago

Erik Swoope Makes Case for Roster Spot

Indianapolis Colts tight end Erik Swoope caught three passes for 23 yards and a touchdown in the team's final preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Although the score took place late in the fourth quarter, Swoope showed exceptional concentration in making the catch to help secure the come-from-behind win. Swoope isn't truly competing for a... Read More

1 year ago

Jacoby Brissett, Phillip Walker Show Promise in Preseason Finale

Indianapolis Colts quarterbacks Jacoby Brissett and Phillip Walker finished the 2018 preseason on a high note against the Cincinnati Bengals. Brissett completed eight of his 12 passes for 68 yards and a touchdown while Walker completed 19 of his 31 passes for 263 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Though neither quarterback will see the... Read More

1 year ago

Christine Michael Suffers Concussion

Indianapolis Colts running back Christine Michael (concussion) suffered a concussion in the team's preseason matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. Michael rushed five times for 41 yards, caught a pass for 20 yards, and lost a fumble before exiting the contest. Although Michael was cleared to return, the Colts chose to sit him for the rest... Read More

1 year ago

Andrew Luck Dealing with Foot Injury

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (foot) is reportedly dealing with a minor foot injury that he suffered on a sack in Week 3 of the preseason against the San Francisco 49ers. Colts head coach Frank Reich noted that the severity of the injury is so small that it is something that Luck would play through... Read More

1 year ago


Andrew Luck Still Lacks Velocity on Throws

Stephen Holder of The Athletic believes that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck's (shoulder) "fastball" is not where it needs to be. Though Holder recognized that Luck's accuracy has returned, the Colts offense has noticeably been more focused on getting the football out quickly rather than deep throws. As Luck's shoulder continues to heal, fantasy owners... Read More

1 year ago

Tyrod Taylor (QB, CLE) - 2018 Fantasy Football Draft Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target ~200 CURRENT ADP: ~210 ANALYSIS: Despite the immense pressure to get the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft into action as soon as possible, Cleveland Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor has put together two solid preseason performances that all but cement his Week 1 status as the man under center. His Week... Read More

1 year ago

Eric Ebron Finds Pay Dirt

Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron caught five passes for 54 yards and a touchdown in the team's preseason matchup with the San Francisco 49ers. This was Ebron's week to go off, as he caught a beautiful 15-yard pass from quarterback Andrew Luck to cap off the first-team offense's only scoring drive. It should be... Read More

1 year ago

Colts Rushing Attack Struggles in Preseason Tilt

The Indianapolis Colts rushing attack was largely ineffective against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3 of the preseason. While rookie Jordan Wilkins received the start, he finished the day with an abysmal 2.0 yards per carry and rotated out with Christine Michael on the first-team offense's third drive. Michael did manage to score a... Read More

1 year ago

T.Y. Hilton Hauls in Two Passes vs. 49ers

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton caught two of his three targets for 17 yards against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3 of the preseason. It was important for Hilton to suit up for the game in order to prove to fantasy owners that he isn't being hindered by an injury to his shoulder.... Read More

1 year ago


Andrew Luck Does It All for the Colts

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck completed eight of his 10 passes for 90 yards and a touchdown while adding four carries for 27 yards against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3 of the preseason. Luck played for nearly a full half and was asked to do everything for the offense, with the team failing... Read More

1 year ago

Preseason Fantasy Risers and Fallers

NFL preseason action is a great opportunity to catch glimpses of what to expect from players come Week 1. Several names can boom or bust their fantasy stocks based on how well they perform in that span, making it especially important for fantasy owners to be aware of how each player has been doing. While... Read More

1 year ago

Marlon Mack May Not Be Ready for Week 1

Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich told the media on Thursday that it is "not a slam dunk" running back Marlon Mack (hamstring) is ready for the start of the regular season. Mack has dealt with a nagging hamstring issue for around two weeks and should be considered questionable to play in the team's opener... Read More

1 year ago

K.J. Brent Avoids Ligament Damage in Knee

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver K.J. Brent (knee) didn't suffer any ligament damage in his knee after getting injured on a nasty fall during a joint practice with the Baltimore Ravens last week, according to Zak Keefer of the Indy Star. Unfortunately for Brent, his odds for playing in the Colts Week 3 preseason game against... Read More

1 year ago

Colts Waive Josh Ferguson, Sign Tion Green

The Indianapolis Colts waived running back Josh Ferguson and signed running back Tion Green on Wednesday. Any concerns fantasy owners might have had about Ferguson taking carries away from the lead back in Indianapolis can be safely swept aside, as it seems his increased snap count with the first-team offense in the team's second preseason... Read More

1 year ago


T.Y. Hilton Returns to Practice

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (shoulder) returned to practice on Wednesday. Hilton missed the team's second preseason game while nursing a small shoulder issue, but it appears the speedy wideout is ready to return to action. The Colts are in desperate need of help at the wide receiver position and fantasy owners are well... Read More

1 year ago

Nyheim Hines Fumbles Again, Fantasy Stock Falling

Indianapolis Colts running back Nyheim Hines rushed five times for 12 yards and hauled in one of his two targets for nine yards in the team's second preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. Unfortunately, his limited workload wasn't his biggest concern, as the rookie fumbled the ball on the opening kickoff of the second half.... Read More

1 year ago

Josh Ferguson Suffers Groin Injury

Indianapolis running back Josh Ferguson (groin) left the team's second preseason game with a groin injury and did not return. Ferguson received two carries and caught a pass from quarterback Andrew Luck before exiting the contest. Although he did take some work from starter Christine Michael, it was clear early in the contest that Ferguson's... Read More

1 year ago

Ryan Grant Fails to Make an Impact

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Ryan Grant failed to haul in his two targets in Week 2 of the preseason against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday. Despite starter T.Y. Hilton sitting out the contest with an injured shoulder, Grant couldn't make any sort of noticeable impact. For fantasy purposes, Grant can be safely avoided until either... Read More

1 year ago

Jack Doyle Continues to be a Safety Blanket

Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle caught two passes for 32 yards in the team's preseason matchup with the Baltimore Ravens on Monday. Doyle was the only reliable target for quarterback Andrew Luck, as T.Y. Hilton missed the game with a shoulder issue. Fantasy owners shouldn't be too afraid of recent free agent acquisition Eric... Read More

1 year ago


Christine Michael Gets the Start vs. Ravens

Indianapolis Colts running back Christine Michael operated as the team's starting running back against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, with the former Seattle Seahawk rushing six times for 12 yards across the first-team offense's five possessions. While Josh Ferguson stole two carries from him, Michael received work as the unquestioned bell-cow and could be the... Read More

1 year ago

Andrew Luck Looks Shaky Against Baltimore

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck completed six of his 13 pass attempts for 50 yards and an interception against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2 of the preseason. Luck continued his trend of throwing the ball short from the Colts first preseason game and added a costly interception in the red zone in what was... Read More

1 year ago

Colts Sign Cobi Hamilton, Waive Tion Green

The Indianapolis Colts have signed wide receiver Cobi Hamilton and waived running back Tion Green, according to George Bremer of CNHI Sports Indiana. With pass catchers T.Y. Hilton and K.J. Brent banged up with injuries, signing Hamilton was a necessary move to build depth. Hamilton recorded a single catch for eight yards on six targets... Read More

1 year ago

Kasen Williams Could Climb Depth Chart

Indianapolis Colts veteran wide receiver Kasen Williams has an opportunity to climb the team's depth chart with the recent string of injuries to pass catchers, according to George Bremer of CNHI Sports Indiana. The former Seattle Seahawk saw work with the first-team offense after T.Y. Hilton and K.J. Brent both left practice on Saturday with... Read More

1 year ago

T.Y. Hilton Suffers Shoulder Sprain

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (shoulder) suffered a shoulder sprain in the team's joint practice with the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday. Head coach Frank Reich told the media that he doesn't believe the injury is serious, but would not elaborate further. An injury to Hilton should signal to Colts brass that they will need... Read More

1 year ago


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