NFL Player Props: Jonathan Taylor Over/Under 95.5 Rushing Yards In Week 16?

Jonathan Taylor #28 of the Indianapolis Colts rushes for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 18, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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At this point, does it really matter how high the NFL player props get for Jonathan Taylor?

Sure, practically speaking, it does matter. But as far as what we see each week from the soon-to-be NFL rushing title holder, there is no line too great for him to conquer. But should you put your money down on him to rush for 95.5 yards this week against the Arizona Cardinals?

All odds via BetPrep updated 6 a.m. ET on Dec. 22.

Jonathan Taylor Vs. Arizona Cardinals

The Prop: Jonathan Taylor Rushing Yards

The Odds: Over 95.5 yards (-116)/Under 95.5 yards (-114)

A few years ago, Jonathan Taylor would be the favorite to win the NFL MVP award. Other than when Derrick Henry is healthy, there isn’t another offense that goes through its running back more than the Colts do with Taylor.

Unfortunately for Taylor, it’s become a quarterback’s award. But the Offensive Player of the Year is still very much in play, as he continues to march through opponents with ease.

The Streak

Jonathan Taylor’s reign of terror against opposing defenses began back on October 17, when he rushed for 145 yards on just 14 carries against the Texans. Before that game, he had broken 100 yards just once in five contests. Since, and including that game, he has gone over 100 yards in seven of nine games.

And he hasn’t stopped at just 100 yards. There was the 145 yards against Houston, followed by another 143 against them three weeks ago. Taylor also had 172 yards against the Jets, 185 yards against the Bills, and 170 yards last week against the Patriots.

Over the last nine games, he has 1,191 yards, 16 total touchdowns. He is averaging 6.0 yards per carry.

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The Opponent

Arizona isn’t bad defensively. They rank 17th against the run, allowing opponents to rush for 112.8 yards per game. That’s down to 109 over the last three weeks. However, they did just allow 112 yards to Lions’ backup running back Craig Reynolds. David Montgomery went for 90, Christian McCaffrey, in between stints on the I.R. went for 95, and early in the year, Dalvin Cook ran for 131.

There is almost no defense in the NFL that is equipped to stop Jonathan Taylor or even slow him, and the Cardinals’ defense won’t fare any different.

The Prop

Nothing is a sure thing. In the Colts’ 34-31 loss to the Titans, Taylor ran for just 70 yards. Although, he only got the football 16 times, for a 4.4 yards per carry average. He also only got to 83 against the Bucs. Although again, in that 38-31 loss, he carried the ball just 16 times.

Nothing is a sure thing, but with Taylor, it’s close. Will he go over 95.5 rushing yards this week against the Cardinals?

All signs point to YES.