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Evan Rodriguez - TE Posted 7/23/14 2:25pm et
Buffalo Bills FB Evan Rodriguez (cramps) and TE Chris Gragg (cramps) were hospitalized because of complications from cramps and were getting hydrated, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Rodriguez has been released from the hospital, while Gragg is still in the hospital.
Huddle Up: A minor setback, but if Rodriguez is hoping to carve out any sort of meaningful role in the Buffalo offense he can't afford even minor setbacks.

Sammy Watkins - WR Posted 7/21/14 1:53am et
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel went 4-for-4 on passes to WR Sammy Watkins during team drills Sunday, July 20.
Huddle Up: There are high fantasy hopes that the fourth-overall pick will quickly get on the same page with the second-year QB and stay there as Watkins easily owns the highest current ADP of any rookie, going 56th overall on average, and 23rd among all wide receivers.

Cordy Glenn - OT Posted 7/21/14 11:11pm et
Buffalo Bills OT Cordy Glenn (illness) does not have a timetable for his return at this point, according to head coach Doug Marrone. 'I don't know that. It's a medical condition. I'm preparing to go on as if he's not playing, which he's not,' Marrone said. 'I'm just waiting for the doctors, and I can't speak about the condition because it's something that happened outside of football.'
Huddle Up: Sounds a little ominous, especially for a guy the Bills are banking on to help drive their ground game and keep sophomore quarterback E.J. Manuel upright so he can hit prize rookie Sammy Watkins down the field. It's definitely a situation worth keeping an eye on.

Sammy Watkins - WR Posted 7/21/14 11:11pm et
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins was poked in the eye during practice Monday, July 21. Watkins returned after temporarily leaving the field.
Huddle Up: There was an initial scare when Watkins left the field, but he returned and made several big plays so no worries; the top fantasy rookie in this year's class is just fine.

Mike Williams - WR Posted 7/20/14 1:58am et
Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams said he felt good after participating in conditioning workouts on the first day of training camp Saturday, July 19. 'I'm fully ready to go,' Williams said. 'I trained this whole offseason. There was really no offseason for me. I kinda had to get my leg better. I had to get back to feeling like Mike again, like my mom always tells me. Today running that conditioning test made me feel like I was Mike again.' Williams had missed several spring practices to rest a surgically-repaired hamstring.
Huddle Up: A healthy Williams will help give E.J. Manuel a deep and talented receiving corps in Buffalo, though Williams will be battling Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods for looks so his fantasy value won't be where it was when he was running as Vincent Jackson's wingman in Tampa.

Marcell Dareus - DT Posted 7/20/14 8:01pm et
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills DT Marcell Dareus failed his conditioning test Sunday, July 20 at Bills training camp, which is why he was put on the inactive list.
Huddle Up: The issues for fourth-year DT have mainly been of the off-field variety, but now with Dareus reporting to camp not ready to contribute, it's a two-pronged headache for the Bills, who already have had their share of bad news so far this offseason.

C.J. Spiller - RB Posted 7/16/14 12:34am et
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller will likely touch the ball 20 times per game if the offense is operating efficiently, according to
Huddle Up: Spiller has averaged 15.6 touches per game in each of the past 2 seasons, and unless Fred Jackson (15.8 per outing in 2013) misses a significant portion of the season, it's going to be tough for Spiller to hit that mark, especially considering that FA signee Bryce Brown also is now in the mix.

C.J. Spiller - RB Posted 7/15/14 3:06am et
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller recently said there's a noticeable difference in the team's running game with a year of experience under the new offensive system. At the same time, Spiller admitted there's still work to be done before the season starts.
Huddle Up: It makes sense that if the team is more comfortable with the system they'll be able to run it more efficiently. The Bills ran the ball well last season, so if Spiller can stay on the field maybe he'll finally live up to the fantasy hype that's surrounded him since he was a first-round pick a few years back.

Mike Williams - WR Posted 7/15/14 12:20pm et
Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams could become one of the main weapons in the red zone for the team this season because of his physical style of play, according to's Mike Rodak. Last year, the Bills were one of just four teams to finish with a red zone touchdown efficiency of less than 50 percent.
Huddle Up: In 4 seasons with the Bucs, the 6-foot-2 Williams was targeted 63 times inside the red zone, resulting in 28 catches for 232 yards and 18 of his 25 career TD grabs. He and 6-7 TE Scott Chandler figure to be EJ Manuel's go-to guys inside the 20 this season.

EJ Manuel - QB Posted 7/13/14 3:57pm et
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel said he wants to play smarter when he runs with the ball because he does not want to suffer another injury. 'That was one thing I had to learn: to be smart when I take off with the football,' Manuel said. 'Instead of trying to get an extra three yards, step out of bounds and slide. Those are all the nuances I had to learn.' Manuel said he is 100 percent healthy and stronger than he was last season.
Huddle Up: Manuel averaged 18.6 rushing yards per game last season to rank 10th among all QBs who played at least half a season, but look for the average to dip, but the overall total to increase this season if the QB heeds his own advice after missing 6 games a season ago.

Marcell Dareus - DT Posted 7/13/14 4:08pm et
There has been no clarification as to whether Buffalo Bills DT Marcell Dareus will receive any suspension for his offseason arrest.
Huddle Up: Dareus turned down a recent plea deal and instead is scheduled to go to trial Sept. 9 -- 2 days after the Bills' Week 1 opener in Chicago -- on a reckless-driving charge, leaving IDP owners in limbo for the time being.

Tony Moeaki - TE Posted 7/10/14 6:50pm et
Buffalo Bills TE Tony Moeaki is not guaranteed a roster spot entering training camp but should have a good chance to win a spot during camp. He made some good plays during offseason workouts.
Huddle Up: Moeaki made a solid rookie impression with 47 catches for 556 yards and 3 TDs in 2010, but he's only had 33 grabs since in missing 2 of the past 3 seasons with injuries. He should stick behind starter Scott Chandler, but he remains way off the fantasy radar.

Bryce Brown - RB Posted 7/8/14 10:58pm et
Buffalo Bills RB Bryce Brown is the only one of the team's top backs that is currently under contract for 2015, and ESPN Bills reporter Mike Rodak believes the team wants him to settle into a regular role.
Huddle Up: So you mean the annual C.J. Spiller-Fred Jackson RBBC might not vex fantasy owners past this season???

Manny Lawson - DE Posted 7/3/14 4:23pm et
The Buffalo Bills could consider starting DE Manny Lawson at strongside linebacker this upcoming season if they move LB Keith Rivers to weakside linebacker.
Huddle Up: Lawson had a career-high 73 total tackles and also notched 4 sacks in 15 SLB starts last season for the Bills. He's also underrated in coverage, making this move a quite feasible option for the team as it tries to deal with Kiko Alonzo's ACL tear.

Kiko Alonso - LB Posted 7/2/14 3:17am et
Updating a previous story, Buffalo Bills LB Kiko Alonso (knee) tore his ACL and is expected to miss the season, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Nigel Bradham and LB Keith Rivers are two potential replacements for Alonso. Both players have been used in multiple packages this offseason.
Huddle Up: Huge loss for the up-and-coming Bills, with the rookie having led the Bills in tackles (159) and interceptions (4) last season. Rivers, the former first-round pick, has the pedigree, but not the proven NFL track record to step in, while Bradham is a 2012 4th-round pick who's made 14 starts in 2 seasons. Whoever it is, though, there's going to be a noticeable dropoff.

Fred Jackson - RB Posted 7/1/14 7:55pm et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson said he hopes to be able to play three or four more seasons but understands he needs to stay healthy and produce on the field.
Huddle Up: Having turned 33 earlier this year, Jackson is long past the typical RB prime, but he is coming off his third-best yards-from-scrimmage season (1,277) and his best in terms of total TDs (10). Expect him to continue to get ample work splitting duties with C.J. Spiller for at least another season.

EJ Manuel - QB Posted 6/27/14 4:19pm et
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins said his chemistry with QB EJ Manuel is not fully there. 'It's not fully there. I mean, we've been connecting at minicamp, and OTAs,' Watkins said. 'But at the same time, I could be wide open, and if he don't feel it, or if I run it a different type of way, he won't throw the ball.'
Huddle Up: Plenty of OTAs and training camp for this duo to get on the same page, but it's vital that they do because they're the projected future of the Buffalo offense.

Scott Chandler - TE Posted 6/24/14 10:15am et
The Buffalo Bills could use some two tight end sets this upcoming season with TEs Scott Chandler and Tony Moeaki since Moeaki was impressive with the first-team offense during minicamp. Moeaki likely will need an outstanding training camp if he wants to unseat Chandler for the starting job.
Huddle Up: Chandler is a sporadic fantasy factor, not to the point of being a starter but contributing enough to warrant attention as a bye week plug in. Moeaki, on the other hand, has the potential to sneak into the bottom of every-week starter status--if he's on the field consistently. Right now all the two are doing fantasy-wise is cutting into each other's value and potential.

EJ Manuel - QB Posted 6/3/14 11:30pm et
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel worked out with San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick in the offseason. Kaepernick is known for his offseason workouts in NFL circles. Manuel said he feels 100 percent after his rookie season was plagued by knee injuries.
Huddle Up: Manuel was never able to build any momentum missing 4 games in the middle of his rookie season and the final 2 games of the year. With the Bills spending the No. 4 pick on Sammy Watkins, a healthy Manuel is in the right situation to surprise.

Fred Jackson - RB Posted 6/1/14 2:08pm et
Buffalo Bills RBs Fred Jackson and Fred Jackson lined up in the same formation at times during organized team activities last week. Jackson would line up at running back while Spiller would motion to different spots in the formation.
Huddle Up: At 33, Jackson is AARP age by RB standards, but don't be shocked to see another workload split develop in the Buffalo backfield this fall. Jackson had 253 total touches to Spiller's 237 last year, and now Philly import Bryce Brown has been added to the mix.

C.J. Spiller - RB Posted 5/30/14 6:25pm et
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) said he feels great while taking part in organized team activities this week. Spiller wasn't the same after battling through an ankle injury for most of last season. "I don't feel nothing, I feel great," said Spiller. "This is the best I've felt since 2012 when I had that great year. The ankle feels wonderful. I just have to keep doing what I need to do to stay healthy this whole season and try to go out there and make plays."
Huddle Up: No question, a healthy Spiller makes for a happy fantasy owner. And as he's seemingly recovered from the issue that plagued him last year, that's a good place to start. We'll see how long it lasts.

Mike Williams - WR Posted 5/29/14 11:54pm et
Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams will re-enter a pre-trial intervention program that will allow him to avoid two misdemeanor charges. Williams took part in organized team activities for a second straight day Thursday, May 29, as he's facing misdemeanor charges of trespassing and criminal mischief after he reportedly caused $200 in damage to his girlfriend's front door last year.
Huddle Up: The Bills, who dealt Stevie Johnson, are counting heavily on Williams to start opposite first-round pick Sammy Watkins. First, though, the former Buc needs to get his legal ducks in a row and show he can steer clear of future off-field issues.

Robert Woods - WR Posted 5/25/14 3:04pm et
Buffalo Bills WR Robert Woods will be the team's slot receiver.
Huddle Up: Woods, a 2013 2nd-round pick, had a decent rookie season with 40 catches, 587 yards and 3 TDs, but might find it hard to significantly improve those numbers with the team drafting Sammy Watkins and adding free agent Mike Williams.

Bryce Brown - RB Posted 5/11/14 6:43pm et
Updating previous reports, the conditional draft choice the Philadelphia Eagles will receive from the Buffalo Bills in the RB Bryce Brown trade will either be a 2015 fourth-round draft choice, a 2016 third-round draft choice or a 2016 fourth round draft choice. The pick will depend on how San Francisco 49ers WR Stevie Johnson performs since the Bills traded the pick they received in that trade to the Eagles.
Huddle Up: Brown's presence only muddles an already muddled fantasy RB situation even further with C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson vying for touches.

Stevie Johnson - WR Posted 5/8/14 10:28pm et
The Buffalo Bills likely will place WR Stevie Johnson on the trade block after they selected WR Sammy Watkins in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Hampered by injuries, Johnson hit a 4-year low with 52 catches, 597 yards and 3 TDs this past season and clearly becomes expendable with the Bills' young WR corps, headed up by Watkins and 2013 2nd-round pick Robert Woods.

Sammy Watkins - WR Posted 5/8/14 10:28pm et
The Buffalo Bills selected Clemson WR Sammy Watkins with the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Regarded by many as the draft's most explosive offensive playmaker, the former ACC standout Watkins immediately steps in as EJ Manuel's No. 1 target in Buffalo. Watkins had 101 catches for 1,464 yards and 12 TDs this past fall as a junior.

C.J. Spiller - RB Posted 5/3/14 12:04am et
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller said there is no timetable for when contract extension talks with the team will start but is interested in staying with the team. Spiller is entering the final year of his contract but will have to hire a new agent before talks can begin.
Huddle Up: Given the way Spiller has tended to get nicked, it is hardly a surprise the Bills are in no rush to commit long-term money. The current market for running backs doesn't help Spiller either, but he could capitalize by more consistently making the big plays he's known for and driving up his price... or at least finding a way to stay on the field.

EJ Manuel - QB Posted 4/26/14 12:20am et
Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley said the team will look to add pieces to the offense that will help QB EJ Manuel be successful this upcoming season. 'It's a quarterback driven league, so we're going to give every avenue and every piece of the puzzle to surround EJ and make him as successful as possible,' Whaley said. 'What we did this offseason affords us the opportunity to go any way and every way in this draft, but our main focus is making sure EJ progresses.'
Huddle Up: Reading between the lines, look for Buffalo to add a receiver or two in a draft class especially deep at the position. And if one or more of the "big three" quarterbacks in this class slip down the board to the Bills, expect them to deal out of the spot.

Mike Williams - WR Posted 4/4/14 12:58pm et
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded WR Mike Williams to the Buffalo Bills Friday, April 4, in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick in this year's draft.
Huddle Up: Williams played just six games last season as the Bucs' wingman to Vincent Jackson. With Josh McCown now at quarterback in Tampa Bay, prevailing wisdom suggests the Bucs will go after a wide receiver in the first round--likely Mike Evans, giving the Bucs a "twin towers" approach similar to what McCown had in Chicago with Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.

Scott Chandler - TE Posted 3/23/14 3:37pm et
Buffalo Bills TE Scott Chandler is scheduled make $1.25 million next season and $1.95 million in 2015. The deal also included a $1.2 million signing bonus.
Huddle Up: Chandler's targets, catches and yardage have increased each of the past 3 seasons, and he's a TE2 after a 53-655-2 performance this past fall.

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