Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 5/20/17 6:36pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is not expected to return to the field until training camp begins.
Huddle Up: Watkins' upside is undeniable, but he is a high-risk WR2 because of his injury history.
LeSean McCoy - RBPosted 5/20/17 7:02pm ET
Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Rick Dennison said he likes 'ball possession' and believes RB LeSean McCoy, the running game and the offensive line are the strengths of the offense.
Huddle Up: After topping 1,200 yard and scoring 13 times last year, it sounds like McCoy could be busy again in 2017. He should be the focal point of a run-first offense and a midrange RB1.
Andre Holmes - WRPosted 5/20/17 7:30pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Andre Holmes has demonstrated smooth route running and good field awareness during OTAs, and beat writer John Murphy believes Holmes is earning himself more playing time.
Huddle Up: If Zay Jones and Sammy Watkins take longer than expected to recover from their respective injuries, Holmes could be a sneaky option in the final rounds of drafts. At the very least, he is a name worth filing away.
Tyrod Taylor - QBPosted 5/20/17 7:39pm ET
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor needs to 'trust his eyes' more and is still a work in progress when it comes to knowing when and where to throw the ball, according to offensive coordinator Rick Dennison.
Huddle Up: Taylor should open the year as the starter in Buffalo, and his ability to throw the deep ball and create plays with his legs make him a solid QB2 and a potential starter against friendly matchups.
Zay Jones - WRPosted 5/18/17 8:34am ET
Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones (knee), the team's second-round pick in 2017, suffered a knee injury Tuesday, May 16, which the team believes is a sprain. He'll miss some time.
Huddle Up: Jones has a chance to be the No. 2 receiver for the team, and this could hurt his chances. Take a wait-and-see approach with him if you're drafting in the near term.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 5/18/17 8:30am ET
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is not participating in the organized team activities Thursday, May 18.
Huddle Up: Watkins has shown equal ability on the field as his propensity for injury. His 60-1,047-9 campaign in 2015 over 13 games had him as a high-end WR2 last year before another foot injury. He'll enter 2017 as a high-risk WR2 that could fall into the WR3 area and handsomely reward you.
Zay Jones - WRPosted 5/18/17 1:38pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones signed his four-year rookie contract Thursday, May 18. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Jones has the opportunity to make an immediate impact in Buffalo as he strives for the No. 2 receiver position alongside Sammy Watkins. Even so, there will be growing pains, and he's already dealing with a knee injury. Jones' real worth will be in leagues with standard scoring.
Zay Jones - WRPosted 5/12/17 4:00pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones has a chance to win the No. 2 receiver job if he has a strong offseason and training camp, in the opinion of BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown.
Huddle Up: Jones should have a solid role in the passing game in his rookie season but has a chance to be a starter if he performs well during the preseason. Owners should consider Jones as a late- round option in most drafts but will have value in keeper leagues.
Zay Jones - WRPosted 5/7/17 6:33pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones' precise route running will translate to the NFL and make him a consistent receiver for the offense, according to former WR Nate Burleson.
Huddle Up: Jones put up huge numbers in college, and he should have a great chance to earn a starting spot during training camp. If he opens the year as a starter, he is worth a look as a WR5. In rookie drafts, he is a solid second-round pick.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 5/5/17 9:03am ET
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins is not expected to receive an extension offer during the season, according to the Buffalo News's Vic Carucci, who believes new head coach Sean McDermott's big-picture vision for the roster doesn't include a huge investment in a receiver.
Huddle Up: Watkins has proven to be a dominant force when he can stay on the field but playing 21 of a possible 32 games over the last two seasons isn't helping his cause. Buffalo recently declined his fifth-year team option, so it is beginning to look like they'll be one of the more sought-after free agents in 2018. Almost regardless of where he might land, he should be no worse than a fantasy WR2 this year and beyond.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 5/2/17 12:25pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins will not have his fifth-year option picked up, according to a source.
Huddle Up: This move, or lack of a move, makes sense for the Bills. Watkins is easily Buffalo's best receiver, but he has begun a track record of not being able to stay on the field after missing 11 total games the last two years. Watkins is a high-risk, high-reward pick and should be drafted as a low-end WR2.
Tyrod Taylor - QBPosted 4/30/17 2:53pm ET
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor will not be handed the starting quarterback job and will need to earn it during offseason workouts and training camp, according to head coach Sean McDermott.
Huddle Up: Taylor is the leading candidate for the job, but he is not guaranteed the job with a new head coach. He had a solid 2016 season with 3,023 yards and 23 total touchdowns. Taylor should be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in most leagues and could be a starting option against certain options.
Nathan Peterman - QBPosted 4/29/17 12:01pm ET
The Buffalo Bills selected Pittsburgh QB Nathan Peterman with the No. 171 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Saturday, April 29.
Huddle Up: As long as Tyrod Taylor remains healthy and in favor, Peterman is an afterthought in 2017. He should battle Cardale Jones for the backup role and enter the mix for 2018 when Taylor's deal offers an out. When Peterman is given a shot, he has the tools to develop into a serviceable fantasy starter.
Nathan Peterman - QBPosted 4/29/17 7:13pm ET
Buffalo Bills QB Nathan Peterman's accuracy and timing of his throws and his 'ability to work under center' stood out, according to head coach Sean McDermott. 'It's not something you see often in the college game,' McDermott said.
Huddle Up: Coming from a pro-style offense, Peterman could make a quicker transition to the NFL game than a lot of rookies. Tyrod Taylor is running the show in Buffalo for now, but Peterman could have his chance in a couple of years. He is worth stashing in dynasty formats.
Zay Jones - WRPosted 4/28/17 4:43pm ET
The Buffalo Bills selected East Carolina WR Zay Jones with the No. 37 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Friday, April 28.
Huddle Up: Jones may have a chance to compete for a starting job during training camp, so owners will need to monitor his situation. He could be a late-round pick in fantasy drafts in 2017 if he has a solid role in the passing game. He will have more value in keeper leagues since he has a chance to be a weekly flex option.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 4/28/17 6:32pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins' (foot) fifth-year option likely will not be picked up before the May 2 deadline, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Watkins is recovering from foot surgery and has dealt with injuries over the last few seasons. He should continue to be the Bills' No. 1 receiver in 2017 and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Mike Gillislee - RBPosted 4/24/17 1:05pm ET
Buffalo Bills RB Mike Gillislee's two-year, $6.4 million offer sheet was not matched by the Bills, thus officially making him a member of the New England Patriots, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Patriots' backfield is officially a crapshoot. With Dion Lewis, James White and Rex Burkhead, among others, already in the mix, Gillislee's touches will be limited. Trying to figure out who Bill Belichick will utilize any given week could turn into regret.
Mike Gillislee - RBPosted 4/24/17 4:44pm ET
New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee is expected to receive a role like the one free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) had this past season.
Huddle Up: Gillislee probably will receive a majority of the carries in the running game and likely will only see a few targets in the passing game. He was very successful in his limited playing time in 2017 and could be a No. 3 running back for fantasy owners.
Mike Gillislee - RBPosted 4/22/17 8:04am ET
The Buffalo Bills have until Monday, April 24, to decide whether or not they plan on matching the two-year, $6.4 million offer from the New England Patriots for restricted free-agent RB Mike Gillislee.
Huddle Up: There is some speculation the Bills are leaning toward matching the Patriots' offer after deciding almost immediately last year he would not do the same with then-RFA Chris Hogan. Buffalo probably also has no desire to lose a productive backup like Gillislee to its division rival just so he can come back and haunt the Bills twice a year for each of the next two seasons. If he remains a Bill, Gillislee would remain one of the top handcuffs in fantasy.
Mike Gillislee - RBPosted 4/18/17 10:40am ET
The New England Patriots have offered Buffalo Bills restricted free-agent RB Mike Gillislee a two-year, $6.4 million contract, according to a source. The first year of the deal is worth $4 million.
Huddle Up: Interesting play. The Pats have moved on from LeGarrette Blount, for all intents and purposes, and it appears the Adrian Peterson intrigue has been shelved. Gillislee showed flashes of brilliance as a spell and situational back in 2016. He would be part of a committee in New England, as well. Think RB4 value for now.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 4/15/17 7:04am ET
The Buffalo Bills have not yet determined if they will pick up the fifth-year option on WR Sammy Watkins' rookie contract but the matter will be discussed internally over the next few weeks, according to a source. He is currently under contract for one more season with a salary cap hit of $6.343 million but if the option is picked up, Watkins would cost the team approximately $13 million against the cap in 2018. A decision will be made by May 2.
Huddle Up: Although it appears likely that the club will pick up Watkins' option, the matter is up for debate because of his recent injury history. He has missed 11 games over the last two seasons and is currently recovering from a second foot surgery. When healthy, Watkins should be viewed as a low-end WR2 or high-end WR3 in most fantasy formats.
Mike Gillislee - RBPosted 4/13/17 5:20am ET
Buffalo Bills restricted free-agent RB Mike Gillislee visited the New England Patriots recently, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Gillislee ran for a robust 5.7 yards per carry each of the last two seasons, and he scored eight times on the ground last year. He's great in small intervals, but he'll need an injury to LeSean McCoy to see a bigger role in Buffalo. He's an RB4 in fantasy unless that happens.
LeSean McCoy - RBPosted 4/4/17 7:40am ET
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy is absent from voluntary workouts this week, and head coach Sean McDermott said he didn't know when McCoy would report. McDermott said he was encouraged by his conversations with McCoy since he took over as coach.
Huddle Up: Shady had the best year he has had in three or four years with a career-high 5.4 yards per rush, 1,267 rushing yards, 13 scores and a 50-356-1 line through the air. Injuries are always a concern with him, though. He's a midrange RB1 in fantasy.
Tyrod Taylor - QBPosted 4/4/17 8:43pm ET
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (groin) declared he is 100 percent healthy as he stepped back onto the field with his teammates as part of voluntary offseason workouts. 'I've felt great since the surgery, and the doctors here and the training staff have done a great job of getting me to 100 percent,' Taylor said. 'I?ve been training and I feel like I?m in great shape.'
Huddle Up: Taylor seems to be in much better spirits than earlier in the offseason, when it was still unknown if he would be brought back as Buffalo's starting quarterback. Plus, he was still facing surgery. With both of those issues behind him, the 27-year-old appears poised to take another leap in 2017. He's been one of the most underrated QBs in all of football, as besides being a solid running threat, Taylor has accumulated 37 touchdown passes compared to just 12 interceptions over the last two seasons. He can provide great value at the end of drafts.
Mike Gillislee - RBPosted 4/3/17 7:51am ET
Buffalo Bills restricted free-agent RB Mike Gillislee is working out with the Bills Monday, April 3. Gillislee is still eligible to be signed to an offer sheet by another team.
Huddle Up: Gillislee offered a lot of pop in a small sample size with 577 rushing yards (5.7 yards per attempt) and eight scores. He added another touchdown through the air. Gillislee is a tasty flex option in most formats.
LeSean McCoy - RBPosted 4/3/17 9:19am ET
Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy was absent from the first day of offseason workouts Monday, April 3.
Huddle Up: McCoy posted on his Instagram that it's his son's fifth birthday, so there's nothing to worry about on that front. McCoy is a midrange RB1 but has had some health concerns of late.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 4/3/17 9:49am ET
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) has had no setbacks and looks good, according to head coach Sean McDermott.
Huddle Up: Watkins has been dogged by injuries in his three-year career. He's probably still a low-end WR2 in fantasy, but the health risk is very real.
Tyrod Taylor - QBPosted 4/2/17 12:01pm ET
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor's 'exceptional mobility' will remain a prominent part of the offense, according to head coach Sean McDermott. 'You've got to be able to run it to win games at the end of the game or to open up games, and that just opens up the play-action game with the play faking and getting Tyrod on the edge of the defense and trying to put ourselves in favorable third-down situations or red-zone situations. That's a big part of the formula to playing winning football,' McDermott said.
Huddle Up: McDermott also expressed how impressed he was by Taylor's rehab from groin surgery and willingness to 'make himself available' to the new head coach this offseason. Taylor is also happy to be working with new offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, who served as the quarterbacks coach when both men were in Baltimore in 2014. Assuming the Bills add a capable wide receiver opposite Sammy Watkins in this month's draft, Taylor could flirt with low-end QB1 production from time to time.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 3/28/17 4:21pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) has not had any setbacks in his rehabilitation from offseason foot surgery, according to head coach Sean McDermott.
Huddle Up: Watkins is perennially a risky proposition at wide receiver in the fantasy realm. He has not played a full season since his rookie year in 2014 and has missed 11 games over the last two seasons. The WR1 potential is obvious, especially with Tyrod Taylor, but Watkins has no finished higher than WR15 in his three years in the NFL. He is a low-end WR2 consideration even with the positive news.
Tyrod Taylor - QBPosted 3/14/17 5:55am ET
Updating previous reports, Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor has cap numbers of $9.713 million in 2017 and $18.08 million in 2018. His deal will automatically void if he's on the roster the fifth day after the Super Bowl in Feb. 2019. The Bills will then carry $4.2 million in dead money in 2019, the remaining portion of his $7 million signing bonus he received with the restructure. His 2017 base salary drops from $12 million to $7.5 million, and he does not receive a $15.5 million option bonus because the Bills officially declined his option as part of the restructure. His 2018 salary drops from $13 million to $10 million, and only $1 million is guaranteed.
Huddle Up: Taylor threw for 3,023 yards and rushed for 580 with 17 passing TDs, six picks and six rushing scores in 2016. He's a QB2, in fantasy, but he'll be a matchup play in DFS.
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