LeSean McCoy - RBPosted 7/19/16 4:11pm ET
Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy will play very little in the preseason, if at all, according to ESPN.com's Mike Rodak.
Huddle Up: It would certainly be a smart move by the Bills after McCoy was hampered by nagging injuries for most of the season a year ago and played a career-low 12 games.
Karlos Williams - RBPosted 7/15/16 3:20pm ET
Buffalo Bills RB Karlos Williams was suspended four games Friday, July 15, for violating the substance-abuse policy.
Huddle Up: A troubled offseason (weight issues) just got that much more troubling for the second-year back, leaving Mike Gillislee, Dan Herron and fifth-round pick Jonathan Williams as the primary handcuff options to LeSean McCoy. The latter, though, was just arrested for DUI that could result in a suspension for him as well.
Jonathan Williams - RBPosted 7/15/16 4:01pm ET
Buffalo Bills RB Jonathan Williams was arrested Thursday, July 14, and has been charged with driving while intoxicated.
Huddle Up: It's been quite an offseason for backup Buffalo RBs, and now the rookie fifth-round pick likely will be facing some league discipline. With fellow backup Karlos Williams facing a four-game substance-abuse suspension, Mike Gillislee and Dan Herron look like they will open the season as the primary backups to LeSean McCoy.
LeSean McCoy - RBPosted 7/13/16 10:45am ET
Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy will not be disciplined for his role in a nightclub brawl during the offseason, according to a league spokesperson.
Huddle Up: Good news for the Bills--and for those who are banking on big numbers from McCoy in Buffalo's run-heavy offense.
Karlos Williams - RBPosted 7/12/16 1:12pm ET
Buffalo Bills RB Karlos Williams showed up to minicamp approximately 20-25 pounds overweight. Head coach Rex Ryan indicated the team would need to set a realistic weight-loss goal for Williams by the start of training camp, which probably means he'll be starting practice conditioning on the sideline.
Huddle Up: Yikes -- that's more than a few Buffalo wings and not a good way to kick off your second NFL season. And while Williams is working himself back into shape and good graces, perhaps another backup RB -- a Mike Gillislee, a Dan Herron or fifth-round rookie Jonathan Williams -- might leapfrog him on the depth chart.
Tyrod Taylor - QBPosted 7/12/16 1:12pm ET
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor is entering the final year of his contract but said he is only focused on leading the team to wins in 2016. 'The contract situation will play out. My mindset is to go out there and win games,' Taylor said. 'Do whatever it takes to win games, lead the guys, be the leader on the field, off the field and a commander. But I'm not necessarily focused on the contract. I can't control that. ... I've always been one that focuses on the things I can control, and that's going to be my preparation and how I go out there and play. I'll let everything else take care of itself.'
Huddle Up: Taylor finished 15th among fantasy QBs with 310 points last season, but considering he missed two contests at an average of 22.16 points per, he could very easily crack the fantasy-starter ranks this coming season with better health fortune.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 7/8/16 2:14pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) posted a video on his Instagram that showed him running, and he said 'back on top soon.'
Huddle Up: Solid and steady progress for the Bills' No. 1 wideout, who had foot surgery in late April, and the goal still remains to be ready for training camp and the preseason. Stay tuned ...
Robert Woods - WRPosted 7/7/16 7:41pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Robert Woods played with a torn groin on both the left and right side for about half the season last year. Woods said he feels great now, though, and he looked more quick and explosive this offseason, too. Additionally, wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal said Woods' route-running is better than he's ever seen. Woods said that his chemistry with QB Tyrod Taylor has also improved due to first-team repetitions with each other, and after playing together some of last season.
Huddle Up: Definitely keep Woods on your draft radar given the injury issues Buffalo No. 1 wideout Sammy Watkins is dealing with. If Watkins misses much time, Woods is next in line to move up.
LeSean McCoy - RBPosted 7/7/16 7:46pm ET
Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy's nightclub brawl case has officially been dismissed by the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office Thursday, July 7, according to McCoy's attorney.
Huddle Up: Good news for Bills fans and McCoy's keeper-league owners as the RB unlikely will avoid a penalty from the league as well. If he can now leave his 2015 injuries in 2015, he's certainly worthy of low-end RB1 consideration.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 6/26/16 1:56pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) was noncommittal about his status for training camp. Watkins said if he's not ready for training camp then he'll get ready for the first game of the regular season.
Huddle Up: Watkins, who caught 60 passes for 1,047 yards and nine TDs in 13 games last season, normally would be considered a solid low-end WR1, but his latest health issues certainly has caused his stock to drop. We'll all need to monitor his situation throughout training camp.
Tyrod Taylor - QBPosted 6/23/16 1:05pm ET
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor and the Bills are both open to an in-season extension, according to a source. Talks have been ongoing through the offseason, but an extension is not expected before the season starts.
Huddle Up: Taylor definitely had his moments in his first season as a full-time starter, but it seems like the Bills' just want to see a little more. In the meantime, Taylor checks in at No. 13 in the Huddle's preseason fantasy QB ratings.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 6/20/16 12:35am ET
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) expects to be ready when training camp begins July 30, but he said will be cautious when he returns to the field.
Huddle Up: Watkins certainly has the talent and opportunity to be a WR1, but his series of health issues is becoming increasingly troublesome. Definitely a player to keep tabs on in late July/early August.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 6/20/16 5:23pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) will remain in Buffalo, N.Y., most of the summer to remain close to the medical staff to ensure he stays on track to return for training camp.
Huddle Up: Good that Watkins is doing his rehab under team supervision, but fantasy owners will want to see him on the field at full speed in training camp before committing a top draft pick to him.
LeSean McCoy - RBPosted 6/15/16 9:42am ET
Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (ankle) did not take part in team drills at practice Tuesday, June 14, he was able to take part in individual drills and beat writer Joe Buscaglia notes that it appeared McCoy was exploding through the drills quicker than he was last week. Originally the team said McCoy was dealing with a hamstring issue, but he has actually been bothered by an ankle injury.
Huddle Up: Good to see McCoy doing any work, and looking good doing it. The Bills have a deep backfield depth chart to cover for McCoy while he heals fully, but fantasy owners will want to see him taking most of the reps in training camp to feel good about drafting him as an RB1.
Leonard Hankerson - WRPosted 6/15/16 9:42am ET
Buffalo Bills WR Leonard Hankerson worked with the first-team offense, working with QB Tyrod Taylor Tuesday, June 14. He impressed in drills, and could gain the trust of Taylor going into the summer.
Huddle Up: It's conceivable that Hankerson could push his way into a secondary role among Buffalo's receivers, but this is still a run-first team and Sammy Watkins is still the unquestioned WR1 so Hank's fantasy upside is limited.
Karlos Williams - RBPosted 6/15/16 9:42am ET
Buffalo Bills RB Karlos Williams showed up overweight for organized team activities and minicamp this offseason. He'll need to shed some of that weight before the Bills are content with the shape he's in. Williams worked with strength and conditioning coach Eric Ciano following positional drills in the Bills' first practice of minicamp. Head coach Rex Ryan said Williams isn't close to where he needs to be to play at a high level. Williams said he isn't dealing with an injury, and he developed bad eating habits with his pregnant fiance this offseason. 'I like to eat and then her being pregnant gave me an excuse to eat, so eating anything and everything,' Williams said. 'She's getting back to working out herself, so kind of motivating each other, feed off each other's energy, and we're getting ready for camp.'
Huddle Up: We saw what happened to Eddie Lacy last season when his weight started creeping up, and Williams doesn't have nearly the luxury of a secure spot in the depth chart that Lacy had. On the bright side he acknowledges the issue and has a little over a month to get back into shape before training camp. However, the Bills' running back depth chart is thick so if Karlos remains thick himself he could see his workload diminish.
LeSean McCoy - RBPosted 6/14/16 8:10pm ET
Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy is dealing with an ankle injury as opposed to a previously reported hamstring injury, according to head coach Rex Ryan.
Huddle Up: Hammy or ankle -- it makes little difference to fantasy GMs, who have lingering concerns after the RB played in a career-low- matching 12 games a year ago due to hammy and other health issues. Stay tuned ...
Marquise Goodwin - WRPosted 6/11/16 11:46am ET
Buffalo Bills WR Marquise Goodwin's time away to train as a long jumper for the Summer Olympics is hurting his chances of making the roster, head coach Rex Ryan said.
Huddle Up: Not exactly a tough call here: long jumping in the Olympics or a tertiary target for a run-first team. Best of luck to Goodwin in Rio; if the Bills don't want him when he returns, there's sure to be another team willing to give his speed an opportunity.
LeSean McCoy - RBPosted 6/9/16 12:07pm ET
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy will sit out organized team activities this week with hamstring tightness, according to head coach Rex Ryan.
Huddle Up: It is June, but there is cause for some mild alarm bells given the hammy issues that plagued McCoy last season and helped limited him to a career-low 12 games. Definitely something to keep an eye on ...
Tyrod Taylor - QBPosted 6/3/16 2:13pm ET
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor has been sharp in red-zone drills, hitting TE Chris Gragg for a pair of touchdowns.
Huddle Up: Taylor is entering a pivotal season as he's in the final year of a bargain-basement 3-year, $3.35 million contract. He showed some strong signs a year ago that he can be an above-average QB (fantasy included), and improving upon that will set the table for a big-$$$ deal.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 6/2/16 11:10am ET
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) said he hopes to remove his walking boot Thursday, June 2. Watkins is not sure how he suffered the stress fracture in his foot. Watkins said he hopes to be ready for the start of the regular season but there is no official timetable for his return.
Huddle Up: "Hopes to be ready for the start of the season" is not something you want to hear with regards to a top fantasy wideout. If the boot is coming off soon that should give Watkins plenty of recovery time before training camp, and if he's running at full speed in early August both the Bills and fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief.
Robert Woods - WRPosted 5/29/16 9:15pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Robert Woods said he feels like he has his speed back this year and expects to be able to create separation from defenders.
Huddle Up: Woods' 2015 numbers (47-552-3) took a definite dip from his figures the previous year (65-699-5), but he could wind up as the Bills' No. 1 wideout if Sammy Watkins can't overcome his myriad health issues.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 5/24/16 10:45am ET
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is expected to be ready for Week 1, but the team doesn't have a target date for his return set, according to general manager Doug Whaley.
Huddle Up: Looks like it will be "leap of faith" time for those who want to spend a high fantasy pick on Watkins, as we won't likely see him much in the preseason.
Charles Clay - TEPosted 5/24/16 1:43pm ET
Buffalo Bills TE Charles Clay (undisclosed) was absent from practice Tuesday, May 24, with an undisclosed injury. Head coach Rex Ryan wouldn't elaborate but added he doesn't think Clay's injury is serious.
Huddle Up: Doesn't sound like anything to worry about long term, but definitely keep an eye on Clay, whose first season in Buffalo ended on IR this past winter.
Tyrod Taylor - QBPosted 5/23/16 12:08pm ET
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor expects more out of the offense because he has a year of experience under his belt, and he wants to open up the passing game.
Huddle Up: Notoriously conservative Rex Ryan might have something to say about how much Taylor opens up the offense, but he's right about being more effective in Year Two of operating the scheme. And with Sammy Watkins on the roster, the Bills certainly have good reason to do more than Ryan's beloved "ground and pound".
Charles Clay - TEPosted 5/22/16 3:56pm ET
Buffalo Bills TE Charles Clay is expected to be more productive in his second season with the Bills, according to offensive coordinator Greg Roman. More looks his way and better health are considered to be two key factors in what Buffalo hopes to be a better season for Clay.
Huddle Up: Clay started strong but had only one double-digit fantasy-point game after Week 4, but Year 2 for Clay -- and QB Tyrod Taylor -- in the Bills' system should bring a bump in production.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 5/17/16 1:17pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is not expected to play in the preseason after undergoing foot surgery three weeks ago.
Huddle Up: At least this happened in the offseason, but it's not exactly encouraging news for Watkins owners who have seen the wideout battle multiple injuries in his two seasons in Buffalo.
Cardale Jones - QBPosted 5/10/16 1:05pm ET
Buffalo Bills QB Cardale Jones has spent a lot of time with quarterbacks coach David Lee working on three- and five-step drops. 'At Ohio State I didn't really have a stance under center because I was never under center,' said Jones. 'I talked to (Lee) after practice and he showed me two things I was doing, which was showing up every once in a while. Those things were dropping my elbow and staggering my feet.'
Huddle Up: After attempting only 269 college passes, the fourth-round pick is truly a long-term project and it will take long-term injuries to Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel for the rookie to sniff the field in 2016.
Tyrod Taylor - QBPosted 5/4/16 10:03am ET
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor is a player the team wants to lock up with a long-term deal, and general manager Doug Whaley said Tuesday, May 3, he is 'supremely confident there's a chance' a deal will get done.
Huddle Up: The Bills haven't exactly gone out of their way to lock up Taylor, but with Cardale Jones as their developmental quarterback they'd love to buy at least a couple years out of their current starter. With Cordy Glenn's deal done there may be more wiggle room under the salary cap as well.
EJ Manuel - QBPosted 5/3/16 12:38pm ET
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel's fifth-year option was not picked up by the team.
Huddle Up: No surprise whatsoever as the former first-round pick is 6-10 as a starter with 521 career passing attempts in three seasons. And now with the selection of Cardale Jones in the fourth round, Manuel's 2016 backup role is possibly in jeopardy.
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