Taylor Rapp

Taylor Rapp

26-Year-Old SafetyS
Buffalo Bills
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Buffalo had an offseason of turnover in their secondary, with Micah Hyde entering free agency and potentially retiring while Jordan Poyer landed with the division-rival Dolphins. That will give Rapp the chance to step into a starting role in his second year with Buffalo after serving as a reserve in 2023 with a significant role on special teams. That isn't to say he doesn't boast plenty of experience on a defensive unit, as he served as a regular starter for much of his four-year tenure with the Rams. That sample tells us that Rapp has the skills to be a ball-hawking safety - he has multiple picks in three of his five seasons - that also racks up a lot of tackles. Given his limited role in his first year with the Bills, his full potential in 2024 may be overlooked. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a three-year, $14.5 million contract with the Bills in March of 2024.
Back in Buffalo on three-year deal
SBuffalo Bills
March 6, 2024
Rapp (calf) re-signed with the Bills on Wednesday on a three-year contract worth up to $14.5 million, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
With the Bills releasing Jordan Poyer earlier Wednesday and with Micah Hyde scheduled for free agency, keeping Rapp was a priority for general manager Brandon Beane. Rapp played on a one-year deal with the Bills in 2023, appearing in 16 regular-season games (four starts) and registering 50 tackles (33 solo), one interception, one fumble recovery and 0.5 sacks. Presumably past the calf injury he sustained in the playoffs, the 2019 second-rounder likely settle into a full-time starting role in 2024.
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Measurables Review
How do Taylor Rapp's measurables compare to other safeties?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
208 lbs
 
Shuttle Time
3.99 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.82 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.0 in
 
Broad Jump
115 in
 
Hand Length
9.00 in
 
Arm Length
30.75 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Rapp steps into an interesting situation as the new Safety in Buffalo. The Bills have an exceptional pair of veteran Safeties in Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer but they've each had their share of injuries in recent years and they're not getting any younger. Rapp was a four-year starter for the Rams and should provide a younger veteran option for the Bills to rotate in.
Rapp’s career has had a strange trajectory. He raced to triple-digit tackles as a rookie second- round pick in 2019 before being benched in 2020 in favor of Jordan Fuller, then a rookie sixth- round pick, though Rapp then rejoined the starting lineup in 2021. Rapp was a standout IDP in both of his starting seasons, and with his playing time all but assured now, he should continue producing for his IDP investors.
After an impressive, 100-tackle showing as a rookie in 2019, Rapp was injured in training camp and then lost his spot in the lineup to start the 2020 campaign. However, his playing time increased, and he recorded 34 of his 44 tackles on the season during a five-game stretch between Weeks 3 and 7, which reaffirmed his fantasy upside. Rapp later sustained a season-ending knee injury Week 10 but is expected to be healthy entering the 2021 campaign. Additionally, he has a starting job to lose this year. The Rams allowed John Johnson to depart in free agency, making Rapp and sophomore Jordan Fuller the top safety duo for the team. Rapp could be an IDP gem and an excellent value in drafts.
It's not clear whether Rapp will play fewer rover-type looks under a new defensive coordinator, but in Wade Phillips' 2019 defense Rapp often found himself tracking down ballcarriers, producing as an IDP even while John Johnson (shoulder) and Eric Weddle were both on the field. Rapp's production went up another level after Johnson's injury, though, and he finished with 100 tackles and two interceptions while playing 834 snaps. Johnson is back but Weddle isn't, and they both might need to play more in the box because the Rams never really replaced Cory Littleton after the coverage linebacker signed with the Raiders.
The 61st overall selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, Rapp was the Rams' first pick and projects to open the season in a supporting role behind safeties John Johnson and Eric Weddle. Rapp was a three-year starter at Washington and is considered an intelligent defender who can make an impact around the line of scrimmage as both a run stopper and a blitzer. It's probably best to take a wait-and-see approach with Rapp in seasonal IDP settings.
More Fantasy News
Won't play vs. Chiefs
SBuffalo Bills
Calf
January 19, 2024
Rapp (calf) is out for Sunday's game versus the Chiefs, Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN.com reports.
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Remains sidelined at practice
SBuffalo Bills
Calf
January 18, 2024
Rapp (calf) did not participate at the Bills' practice Thursday.
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Not practicing Wednesday
SBuffalo Bills
Calf
January 17, 2024
Rapp (calf) was listed as a nonparticipant in Wednesday's walk-through practice.
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Won't play Sunday
SBuffalo Bills
Calf
January 12, 2024
Rapp (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's wild-card playoff game against the Steelers, Alec White of the Bills' official site reports.
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Tending to calf injury
SBuffalo Bills
Calf
January 10, 2024
Rapp (calf) did not participate at Buffalo's walkthrough practice Wednesday.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
New contract, bigger role in '24
SBuffalo Bills
March 7, 2024
Rapp, whom the Bills re-signed on a three-year deal worth up to $14.5 million Wednesday, should have a much bigger role in 2024 thanks to Buffalo's recent personnel moves at safety, Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Rapp was a solid performer during his Bills 2023 debut campaign, recording 50 tackles, including 0.5 sacks, one interception, an additional pass defensed and one fumble recovery across 16 regular-season games. The sixth-year veteran was unable to participate in the postseason due to a calf injury, but come training camp, he's expected to slot into the starting strong safety role after the release of Jordan Poyer and pending entry of Micah Hyde into the open market.
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