C.J. Spiller - RBPosted 12/19/14 3:46pm ET
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (shoulder) has been added to the active roster and is probable for Week 16 against the Oakland Raiders.
Huddle Up: Spiller looks like he'll play for the first time since Week 7, but he's certainly a fantasy gamble at best as it's unlikely he'll assume a usable workload right off the bat. Fred Jackson still should receive the bulk of the touches, but they figure to be down as well given the extra backfield mouth to feed.
C.J. Spiller - RBPosted 12/17/14 4:33pm ET
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.
Huddle Up: Spiller has returned to the 53-man roster following his 2-month injury absence, but he's likely going to need to be a full-practice participant before he's declared active and cleared to play Sunday in Oakland.
C.J. Spiller - RBPosted 12/17/14 9:08pm ET
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (collarbone) has not yet been added to the active roster from the short-term Reserve/Injured list. The Bills must add him by Dec. 24, but they must make that move by Saturday, Dec. 20, if they want him to be eligible to play in Week 16 against the Oakland Raiders. Spiller was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17, and he said he's feeling good. The team hasn't made a decision on whether he'll play against the Raiders.
Huddle Up: Even if Spiller plays he'll be hard to trust in Fantasy Super Bowls. Spiller enters a crowded Bills backfield and he's going to be on a snap count in his first game back. Only owners really struggling for a Flex option should turn to Spiller if he's active.
C.J. Spiller - RBPosted 12/15/14 3:57pm ET
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (shoulder) will reclaim a roster spot this week, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Spiller has been cleared and it will be decided if he plays based on how he practices, Marrone added.
Huddle Up: If Spiller plays, he won't have much fantasy value even in a good matchup against the Raiders. Spiller joins a crowded backfield and will likely be on a snap count. He'll be much too risky for owners to insert into lineups for Fantasy Super Bowls.
Kyle Orton - QBPosted 12/12/14 12:15am ET
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel will not start again this season if head coach Doug Marrone has the final say. When asked if his decision to stick with QB Kyle Orton as the starter would change if the team fell out of playoff contention, Marrone said,"No. Not for me, unless it changes for somebody else."
Huddle Up: Orton has been better in fantasy than reality, particularly last week when threw for 355 yards and a TD and ran for another score -- mainly in garbage time -- in a 24-17 loss in Denver. He has the chance to put up some more junk-time points this week if the Bills fall behind early against the visiting Packers.
Kyle Orton - QBPosted 12/11/14 9:58am ET
The Buffalo Bills will stick with QB Kyle Orton as the signal caller as they attempt to sneak into postseason play.
Huddle Up: Orton isn't flashy; he's a competent game manager who'll keep the Bills in games--which isn't all bad, considering their defense is playing so well. However, he isn't necessarily their quarterback of the future so it's still a position of concern for the franchise going forward.
Mike Williams - WRPosted 12/8/14 8:22pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams (calf) and the team have reportedly reached a deal for the injured receiver to be waived Monday, Dec. 8.
Huddle Up: The trade for Williams didn't exactly work out as planned as the WR finished his run with the Bills with eight catches for 142 yards and one TD.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 12/5/14 6:19pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (hip) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 4, and is listed as probable for Week 14.
Huddle Up: Watkins will be out there Sunday if you're banking on a breakout game following his 13-105-0 slump over the last 4 outings.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 12/4/14 4:02pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins has declined in production of late, and he's trying to fight through the rookie wall late in his first season in the NFL. Watkins was named the league's Offensive Rookie of the Month in October, but he had just 13 catches for 105 yards in a four-game stretch in November. "Later in the year, defenders read your body language, how you come off the ball," Watkins said. "There's some things I got to switch up. That comes with just changing your game up. If you do the same thing for nine or 10 weeks, people can figure out how you do things." Watkins has also been drawing the opposing team's top cornerback, and last week it was Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden. It doesn't figure to get any easier for Watkins this weekend, either as the Denver Broncos boast two of the best cornerback tandems in CBs Aqib Talib and Chris Harris Jr. Watkins has also been bothered by a hip injury recently and has dealt with groin problems in the last month. Watkins also admits to battling the mental demands of the NFL as the season wears on.
Huddle Up: The fantasy owners whom Watkins helped get to the postseason with his strong start are counting on a late-season resurgence from the rookie as he's caught only 13 of his 31 targets for 105 yards and no TDs over his last 4 games. It's hard to keep starting him but don't completely write off his talent and potential, either.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 12/1/14 5:15pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (hip) suffered a hip injury in Week 13, and the severity of the injury is not known. Watkins was able to play every snap during the game.
Huddle Up: Watkins is expected to play in Week 14. However, his fantasy value has plummeted with the Bills passing game struggling over the last month of the season.
C.J. Spiller - RBPosted 12/1/14 8:46pm ET
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (shoulder), who is on the short-term Reserve/Injured list, has been making good progress in his effort to return before the end of the season, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Spiller can resume practicing with the team Wednesday, Dec. 3, if he's ready. He won't be able to return until Week 16 against the Oakland Raiders, however.
Huddle Up: Spiller could return in time for those playing in the fantasy semifinal or championship rounds, but if you've made it that far it's unlikely you'd need to roll the dice on on a RB coming off a 2-month layoff.
Robert Woods - WRPosted 11/28/14 3:07pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Robert Woods (ankle) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 28, and is probable for Week 13.
Huddle Up: Woods will be available Sunday as he tries to follow up on his season-best 9-118-1 Week 12 outing.
Dan Carpenter - PKPosted 11/28/14 3:07pm ET
Buffalo Bills PK Dan Carpenter (groin) is expected to play in Week 13. 'Yeah, absolutely,' said head coach Doug Marrone. 'We're just listing (his injury) in case there is a setback so we have it documented.'
Huddle Up: Sounds like no worries if you have Carpenter -- fantasy's eighth ranked kicker.
Robert Woods - WRPosted 11/27/14 5:47pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Robert Woods (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 27.
Huddle Up: Woods was limited a second straight day, but there's no indication that his Week 12 in danger as he tries to follow up on his best fantasy outing (9-118-1) of the season.
Fred Jackson - RBPosted 11/25/14 1:00am ET
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (groin) returned to action Monday, Nov. 24 following his Week 11 injury absence and finished with 45 total yards and a touchdown on 13 touches in the Bills' 38-3 rout of the New York Jets in Detroit.
Huddle Up: Jackson, who had missed two of the Bills' last three games, carried the ball 10 times for 32 yards and a score to finish second to Anthony Dixon (12-54-1) on the team in rushing and added thee receptions for 13 yards. He didn't appear to suffer any health setbacks and should be in line for more touches in the coming weeks.
Fred Jackson - RBPosted 11/22/14 9:33pm ET
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (groin) is officially listed as questionable for the team's Week 12 game Monday, Nov. 24, but head coach Doug Marrone said he is planning on Jackson playing.
Huddle Up: Jackson is still less less than 100 percent, going up against a tough rush defense and playing on Monday night. He's a risky flex option this week for fantasy owners with Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon also in the mix for touches.
Fred Jackson - RBPosted 11/20/14 3:55pm ET
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson said he believes the team is at a disadvantage for its Week 12 game against the New York Jets because the snow in the Buffalo area has prevented the team from practicing. Jackson said the players are using their iPads to study the game plan for Week 12.
Huddle Up: Yeah, we'd say being unable to practice is certainly a setback. The new date -- likely Monday -- and location for the contest should be announced soon with Ralph Wilson Stadium and the Buffalo area blanketed by ongoing snowfall.
Kyle Orton - QBPosted 11/17/14 3:12pm ET
Buffalo Bills QB Kyle Orton will continue to be the team's starting quarterback, according to head coach Doug Marrone.
Huddle Up: Orton has struggled the last two weeks but overall he's played better than E.J. Manuel. He's nothing more than a QB2n for fantasy purposes.
Chris Hogan - WRPosted 11/14/14 12:39am ET
Buffalo Bills WR Chris Hogan hit career highs with 7 receptions and 74 yards Thursday, Nov. 13 in a 22-9 loss to the host Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: Hogan has become a fantasy factor, particularly in PPR leagues as he's now had 6 or more targets and 5 or more catches in four of the Bills' last 5 games. He's also caught a pair of TDs in that span, but of course no Buffalo player was able to find the end zone Thursday night.
Anthony Dixon - RBPosted 11/14/14 9:49am ET
Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon carried the ball a team-high 10 times in the team's Week 11 game Thursday, Nov 13. He finished with 35 yards rushing and also caught two passes for 13 yards.
Huddle Up: Dixon led the team in carries but Bryce Brown had the better fantasy night, catching seven balls for 57 yards. Brown has taken over C.J. Spiller's role in Buffalo's offense. When Fred Jackson returns from his groin injury, Dixon will be the third back on the depth chart.
Kyle Orton - QBPosted 11/14/14 11:52am ET
Buffalo Bills QB Kyle Orton (toe) suffered a minor toe injury Thursday, Nov. 13, in Week 11. Head coach Doug Marrone said he isn't considering making the switch to QB EJ Manuel, based on Orton's performance or health.
Huddle Up: Orton has struggled to get the ball down the field in consecutive games but overall he's played better than Manuel and he has Buffalo fighting for a Wild Card spot. Expect the Bills to stick with Orton. He remains a QB2 for fantasy purposes.
Fred Jackson - RBPosted 11/13/14 12:37pm ET
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (groin) could sit out the Week 11 game Thursday, Nov. 13, against the Miami Dolphins due to the short week. His status is much more questionable than it was last week.
Huddle Up: Maybe pushing his return and playing this past Sunday wasn't the best idea for Jackson who had seven touches for 49 yards. If you have him slotted into your starting lineup, though, you're obviously going to need to monitor pre-game reports.
Fred Jackson - RBPosted 11/13/14 8:12pm ET
The Buffalo Bills have declared RB Fred Jackson (groin), OT Cyrus Kouandjio, DL Jarius Wynn, WR Marquise Goodwin, RB Phillip Tanner, LB Randell Johnson and CB Ron Brooks inactive for Week 11.
Huddle Up: Bryce Brown is slated to start tonight for the visitors, while Anthony "Boobie" Dixon and Phillip Tanner will get mixed in against the Dolphins.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 11/11/14 1:09am ET
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (groin) practiced in full Monday, Nov. 10. Watkins played 93 percent of the offensive snaps in Week 10 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: Watkins saw quite a bit of PT Sunday, but it didn't translate into much fantasy success as he caught only 4 of his team-high 10 targets for 27 yards -- matching his second-worst single-game yardage total of the season.
Fred Jackson - RBPosted 11/11/14 1:09am ET
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (groin) was limited in practice Monday, Nov. 10. Jackson played only 27 offensive snaps in Week 10 against the Kansas City Chiefs but is confident that he'll be ready to play against the Miami Dolphins in Week 11 Thursday, Nov. 13.
Huddle Up: Jackson had only three rushing attempts and four receptions for 49 total yards, and look for that total to increase against a tough Miami D Thursday night.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 11/11/14 5:49pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (groin) was a full participant in practice Tuesday, Nov. 11.
Huddle Up: The rookie wideout will be good to go Thursday night in Miami after two full days of practice participation.
Fred Jackson - RBPosted 11/11/14 11:34pm ET
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (groin) was limited in practice for the second straight day Tuesday, Nov. 11.
Huddle Up: Jackson should definitely play Thursday night -- as he did in Week 10 -- and he may remain on a pitch count given the short week.
Fred Jackson - RBPosted 11/10/14 9:52am ET
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (groin) had just three carries for 10 yards in the team's Week 10 game Sunday, Nov. 9.
Huddle Up: No real surprise here as it was a surprise that Jackson was even active Sunday. It sounds like he made it through the game OK, though, and his workload will increase in the coming weeks.
Fred Jackson - RBPosted 11/7/14 12:57pm ET
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson's (groin) availability for Week 10 hasn't been determined yet, according to head coach Doug Marrone.
Huddle Up: If they don't know by now, that's not a good sign for Jackson or his fantasy owners. Expect to be treated to Boobie Dixon and maybe a smattering of Bryce Brown this week.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 11/7/14 4:17pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (groin) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 7, and is questionable for Week 10.
Huddle Up: This is headed toward a Sunday morning game-time decision, but it's not looking promising for Watkins who hasn't been able to do anything in practice since the injury cropped up Wednesday. Get another WR option ready now.
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