Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 8/29/14 10:14am ET
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (ribs) suffered an injury to his ribs in the same area as his previous one, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Watkins has already missed time with the rib injury, and aggravating the injury in the same spot isn't going to help. The rookie already has an uphill battle for fantasy relevancy given the struggles of EJ Manuel and the typical adjustment curve for a first-year wideout; throw a nagging injury into the mix and his immediate fantasy future becomes even more bleak.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 8/28/14 6:36pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (ribs) could play in the team's final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28, though it likely wouldn't be for long.
Huddle Up: Watkins sat out last week's preseason game, but the Bills would like to get the rookie some more work with only 3 catches for 21 yards on 7 targets so far this preseason.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 8/28/14 10:54pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins has now been ruled out for the remainder of Thursday night's game with a rib injury after originally being ruled as questionable.
Huddle Up: Watkins needed the work with EJ Manuel and Co. after entering the game with only 3 preseason receptions, but then here's the flip side: Possibly re-aggravating the injury. Not good with the season opener only 10 days away.
Jordan Palmer - QBPosted 8/26/14 2:34pm ET
The Buffalo Bills signed free-agent QB Jordan Palmer (Bears) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, Aug. 26.
Huddle Up: The Bills released Thaddeus Lewis and signed the well-travelled Palmer who will add some experience to Buffalo's young QB corps headed by second-year players EJ Manuel and Jeff Tuel.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 8/25/14 8:01pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (ribs) fully participated in practice Monday, Aug. 25. Watkins said he will be able to play in the final preseason game if needed.
Huddle Up: Even though the Bills have already played 4 games, some extra work definitely wouldn't hurt Watkins and the rest of the Buffalo passing-game components as the highly touted rookie only has 3 receptions for 21 yards in 7 targets to show for the preseason so far.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 8/20/14 10:22am ET
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (ribs) did not take part in practice in routes against defenders Wednesday, Aug. 20.
Huddle Up: The Bills aren't providing a timetable for Watkins' return to full contact, but he's been back at practice so the injury doesn't seem to be one that would cause him to miss the start of the regular season.
Stevenson Sylvester - LBPosted 8/20/14 5:51pm ET
The Buffalo Bills have placed LB Stevenson Sylvester (undisclosed) on the Reserve/Injured list.
Huddle Up: The free agent was line in get some snaps with Kiko Alonzo's season-ending injury, but the good-health gods certainly haven't been beneficiaries to the Bills' LB corps this summer
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 8/19/14 11:35pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (ribs) returned to practice on a limited basis Tuesday, Aug. 19. Watkins said he could play in a game, but head coach Doug Marrone said he hasn't decided if Watkins will play in the team's next preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23.
Huddle Up: The preseason hasn't gone as hoped for the fourth overall pick who has only 3 catches for 21 yards on 7 targets. Yet he's going into the season as the Bills' clear No. 1 WR and currently owns the 25th-best ADP among all wideouts.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 8/18/14 6:57pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (ribs) did not practice Monday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: The prize rookie just has bruised ribs from a hit Saturday night in Pittsburgh, but they're obviously sore enough to keep him sidelined for the time being. Coach Doug Marrone doesn't know -- or at least isn't saying -- when he'll return, but there's no need to adjust your WR draft board in the meantime.
Thaddeus Lewis - QBPosted 8/17/14 11:35pm ET
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said he was not happy with the play of QBs Thaddeus Lewis and Jeff Tuel during the second preseason game. Lewis went 1-for-6 for 18 yards and an interception, while Tuel went 5-for-9 for 48 yards and a fumble. The competition for the No. 2 quarterback job is still considered open.
Huddle Up: Not a good situation for the Bills' pass-catchers if starter EJ Manuel underperforms or gets hurt again this season.
T.J. Graham - WRPosted 8/15/14 10:06am ET
Buffalo Bills WR T.J. Graham, TE Tony Moeaki and LB Jimmy Gaines are possible cuts as the deadline looms to trim rosters down from their current 90-player limit.
Huddle Up: With Mike Williams added to the mix, Graham is falling towards the bottom of the receiver rotation and fighting for a job. Since it remains to be seen how much fantasy value EJ Manuel has to spread around his receiving corps, and what kind of bite Sammy Watkins takes off the top, Graham was fighting an uphill battle for fantasy relevancy anyway.
Mike Williams - WRPosted 8/13/14 4:18pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams said he believes he is 65 percent recovered from his offseason leg injury but should be 100 percent for the start of the regular season. Williams has been able to participate during training camp.
Huddle Up: The former Buc only has been targeted 3 times in 2 games this preseason, netting 2 receptions for 28 yards. He has some work to do to hold off Robert Woods (13 targets, 8 receptions, 80 yards) for the starting gig opposite Sammy Watkins.
C.J. Spiller - RBPosted 8/13/14 7:36pm ET
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller has not been talked about with other teams, according to general manager Doug Whaley. "Again, no one, I'll tell you guys and you know I'm a straight shooter. We have not been contacted by any teams. I can probably see where people see our depth at running back and try to connect the dots with teams that don't have depth, but, again, nobody has contacted us," Whalen said.
Huddle Up: Spiller is a free agent at the end of the season and with Bryce Brown waiting in the wings, this could be his last year in Buffalo. However, unless a strong offer comes the Bills way in the next couple of weeks, expect Spiller to remain with the team for the 2014 season as part of a talented backfield committee. Spiller is currently a bit overvalued with an ADP of late Round 3.
Bryce Brown - RBPosted 8/9/14 5:47pm ET
Buffalo Bills RB Bryce Brown was praised by head coach Doug Marrone, who said he thought he could be a starter in the league. Brown had 64 yards on 11 carries in the first preseason game. 'I think, in my mind Bryce Brown is a very talented running back that has the potential to start in the NFL,' Marrone said. 'So I think what happens a lot, when he is in the game I think he is one of the better players on the field. So, his production is not surprising for any one of us.'
Huddle Up: Brown is listed as fourth on the depth chart behind C.J. Spiller, Fred Jackson and Anthony Dixon but that's a bit misleading. If something were to happen to Spiller or Jackson, Brown would be the beneficiary. Also, there's a chance neither of those two are on the Bills' roster in 2015, so Brown could be Buffalo's starting running back next season. Brown has a shot to contribute this year with injuries and he's also a great stash in dynasty leagues.
Fred Jackson - RBPosted 8/8/14 12:31am ET
Buffalo Bills RBs C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson will likely see the bulk of the action in Buffalo's backfield this year, barring any roster changes. Head coach Doug Marrone recently frowned upon the idea of utilizing three running backs.
Huddle Up: There has been talk that free-agent acquisition Bryce Brown will get his fair share of the action but fantasy GMs might have to be content to deal with the Jackson-Spiller RBBC for a 5th straight season.
Mike Williams - WRPosted 8/8/14 11:59pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams started ahead of WR Robert Woods in the preseason game against the Carolina Panthers Friday, Aug. 8. Williams had one grab for 28 yards, while Woods led the team with four grabs and he posted 31 yards.
Huddle Up: Williams and Woods will both be on the field in three-receiver sets, along with rookie Sammy Watkins. Woods offers more upside at his Round 14 ADP. Williams is currently going undrafted. He could carve out a role as a red zone threat but it's hard to imagine Williams catching a ton of passes in Buffalo's run-heavy offense.
Robert Woods - WRPosted 8/6/14 10:22am ET
Buffalo Bills WR Robert Woods had limited snaps with QB EJ Manuel Tuesday, Aug. 5, and he wasn't on the field during a red zone drill.
Huddle Up: Former Buc Mike Williams has been seeing increased reps with the ones, and Sammy Watkins has the other spot sewn up. Curious development, since Woods was Manuel's favorite target last season. It's definitely a situation to keep an eye on, especially if Manuel is able to develop as a quarterback this season and provide the Bills with passing game productivity.
Ramses Barden - WRPosted 8/6/14 3:49pm ET
The Jacksonville Jaguars will sign free-agent WR Ramses Barden (Bills).
Huddle Up: With Justin Blackmon and Ace Sanders opening the regular season on suspension, and Cecil Shorts and Allen Robinson currently dealing with injuries, the Jags need WRs, and the 6-foot-6 former Giant & Bill will get a chance to make a preseason impression.
Fred Jackson - RBPosted 7/30/14 5:10pm ET
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson signed a 1-year contract extension worth $2.6 million on Wednesday, July 30, according to a source. Jackson could earn an additional $1 million in incentives.
Huddle Up: Jackson turned 33 in Feb. and the Bills' backfield is more crowded than ever with the free-agent signing of Bryce Brown, but expect the vet to be a big part of the team's 2014 plans coming off his 253-touch season of a year ago -- the second-highest single-season total of his 7-year career.
Anthony Dixon - RBPosted 7/28/14 11:49pm ET
Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon was listed as the No. 3 back on the team's first official depth chart with RB Bryce Brown listed as the No. 4 back.
Huddle Up: You'd think it would be just the opposite with all the glowing Brown reports coming out of Bills' camp so far, but we haven't even gotten to the Hall of Fame Game yet so no need to pay these early depth charts too much attention.
Tony Moeaki - TEPosted 7/27/14 2:13pm ET
Buffalo Bills TE Tony Moeaki (hamstring) will be out a significant amount of time with a hamstring injury. TE Chris Gragg (dehydration) is expected back by next week.
Huddle Up: Moeaki can't seem to stay on the field -- he's already missed 33 of a possible 64 games so far in 4 pro seasons -- and it looks like starter Scott Chandler isn't going to have much competition for the time being.
Scott Chandler - TEPosted 7/27/14 8:43pm ET
Buffalo Bills TE Scott Chandler suffered a groin injury Sunday, July 27. WR Kevin Elliott is suffering from concussion-like symptoms.
Huddle Up: With backups Tony Moeaki (hamstring) and Chris Gragg (dehydration) already out, it leaves the Bills pretty thin at TE with Will Smith currently the only man standing. We don't yet know the severity of Chandler's injury, so keep an eye on this developing situation.
Fred Jackson - RBPosted 7/26/14 1:00pm ET
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (leg) suffered a lower leg injury during practice Friday, July 25.
Huddle Up: Meanwhile Bryce Brown has looked great in the early going. It's too early in camp to be overly concerned about Jackson's injury, but if he's out of the lineup and Brown is on the field looking good it could shuffle the Bills' backfield committee.
Tony Moeaki - TEPosted 7/26/14 1:00pm ET
Buffalo Bills TE Tony Moeaki (hamstring) and S Kenny Ladler (hamstring) suffered hamstring injuries during practice Friday, July 25.
Huddle Up: Moeaki has flashed fantasy promise but just can't seem to stay healthy. On the sidelines icing a bad hammy is no way for him to beat out Scott Chandler for reps in the Bills offense.
Evan Rodriguez - TEPosted 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 - WRPosted 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 - OTPosted 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 - WRPosted 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 - WRPosted 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 - DTPosted 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.
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