Kevin Kolb Fantasy News
Kevin Kolb could be done for year
Monday, August 26, 2013, 12:09pm
The tweet added that Kolb didn't do well post-game answering questions like "where are you" and "what's your name." This explains the Bills QB shopping spree on Sunday, signing free agent Matt Leinart and trading for Lions' Thaddeus Lewis. Looks like, if ready, the Bills QB job is now E.J. Manuel’s going forward.
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Bills sign Matt Leinart
Sunday, August 25, 2013, 5:26pm
Bills hope EJ Manuel ready for Week 1
Sunday, August 25, 2013, 12:45pm
EJ Manuel is expected to miss the remainder of the preseason , but Bills HC Doug Marrone is holding out hope that the Bills top draft choice can be ready to practice the week leading up to the season opener against New England.
“That’s what I’m hoping for,” said Marrone. “He had the procedure done and he was with us on the field the other day just watching and observing. I think we just have to wait until that period where the doctor looks at him and says, ‘Here’s where we are.’ Because people recover so differently from minor stuff.”
Saturday, August 24, 2013, 8:38pm
E.J. Manuel to undergo "minor knee procedure"
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 4:15pm
Manuel looked primed to win the Bills' QB competition. Now Kevin Kolb will have a chance to get a ton of reps in Manuel's absence. It sounds as if this procedure on the knee may be a scope, which usually keeps athletes out 2-4 weeks. After the procedure, the team didn't lay out a timetable for Manuel's return, but he'll likely be day-to-day as camp winds down, leaving it open that he can still win the job. He's been the better option in camp so far.
Beat: Bills' QB competition is "a dead issue"
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 1:35pm
Make whichever argument you'd like in favor of Kevin Kolb. "It was only his first game!" "He was going up against the first team of a good defense!" "He's just coming off an injury!" It really doesn't matter, because in the opinion of many (including your author) the competition to be the Week One starter for the Bills is now a dead issue. Kolb was indecisive, didn't take many chances down the field and missed many of his intermediate targets. His stats, 13-of-21 for 111 yards and an interception make it sound a little better than his day was, but Kolb did himself no favors. Couple that with E.J. Manuel's drive to begin the second half where he went 6-of-6 including a touchdown toss to Brad Smith, and the conclusion for many is consistent: the rookie needs to be named the starter this year. He's the best man for the job and has outperformed Kolb throughout training camp and now in an individual preseason game.
EJ Manuel taking advantage of his time
Monday, August 12, 2013, 9:43pm
EJ Manuel had another strong practice following a strong overall showing in Sunday's preseason debut, Kevin Kolb fiddled with a brace on his injured leg and still might have to miss another week of game time, and the decision on the Buffalo Bills' Week 1 starter may prove to be one of the least complicated decisions rookie coach Doug Marrone will have to make.
Manuel was able to execute a decent two-minute offense, albeit against back-ups, in Buffalo's thrashing of the Colts over the weekend and he sprayed the ball around nicely at practice against today at St. John Fisher College.
La Canfora thinks the competition could already be over with Kolb continuing to miss valuable time in what was supposed to be a battle to be the starter. Manuel brings much more fantasy potential to the position. We already had him ranked ahead of Kolb, but neither QB is getting drafted in typical leagues. If Manuel wins the job, he has the potential to be a sneaky late-round pick with his ability to add points on the ground.
Sunday, August 11, 2013, 9:08am
The Bills younger receivers are expected to get much more playing time with WR Stevie Johnson out with a hamstring injury.
Johnson is expected to miss most of the preseason but it will be interesting to watch the younger receivers, along with Johnson if he does play. They will likely only be as good as whoever is throwing them the ball between Kevin Kolb and EJ Manuel.
E.J. Manuel looks to have Bills QB edge
Monday, August 5, 2013, 10:10am
Kevin Kolb has done little to cement the starting job and Manuel has looked calm in his first training camp. Without Kolb on the field, however, the ability to compare the two was not an option on Sunday. Due to that fact, Manuel's negative plays are a bit amplified and he'll be looking to come out stronger on Monday.
Manuel threw three picks in practice Sunday, but two were deflections and one was an incredible catch. Kolb has the experience edge, but he hasn't been all that successful in the league that it would prevent the Bills from throwing Manuel right out there as the starter. Manuel has the edge in fantasy potential for sure, but even if he's named the starter he should only a low-end QB2 at best, until we see more. Preseason games should give us a better indication as well.
Kevin Kolb slips on wet mat, injures knee
Saturday, August 3, 2013, 1:58pm
Sounds like a good way to tear cartilage or sprain the knee. He's considered "day to day." Not good for Kolb, though it boosts E.J. Manuel's chances of winning the starting job.
Stevie Johnson leaves practice with apparent hamstring injury
Friday, August 2, 2013, 11:16am
Update: Johnson does not have a tear in the hamstring, which is good news, but he's expected to miss most of the preseason as he heals. It's a bad sign given the current state of the Bills' QB position. Johnson needs all the reps he can get with E.J. Manuel and Kevin Kolb.
Johnson is a player who seems to be constantly nicked up, but he hasn't missed a game in three seasons. Hopefully, this isn't severe, though it is likely to push his ADP down into the 8th round.
Stevie Johnson moving to the slot
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 11:17am
Steve Johnson, the Bills' No. 1 receiver, is seeing most of his work at an inside position in the slot this summer. That's a big change. Johnson worked almost exclusively at the outside, X-receiver spot, in catching more than 1,000-yards in passes each of the past three seasons.
The Bills have more outside receiving options this season. It looks like they're going to have the luxury of playing Johnson mostly inside, where his separation ability could be a huge asset to the passing game.
“It's easy money,” says Johnson, because he has more room to go in either direction from the slot.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 4:17pm
Kevin Kolb got the majority of the snaps at quarterback during the team's first training camp practice in pads today.
Manuel arguably threw the ball better than Kolb, although the veteran probably saw more blitzes than the rookie. Kolb underthrew an open Stevie Johnson on a deep ball, got a pass intercepted by Stephon Gilmore on a throw-away down the sideline and had near pickoffs by Gilmore and T.J. Heath. He also beat the blitz with a good quick throw to C.J. Spiller.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 9:02am
“Stud. I mean, legitimately a stud,” said Kolb. “I’ve bragged on him a lot in the last two days and really through camp. I mean, what I see from him, I’ve been with some really good rookie receivers. I mean some really good ones."
Woods has made a handful of plays in the first two practices and his knowledge of the game at his position looks to be well beyond his status of an NFL rookie. To have Kolb mentioning Woods in the same breath as DeSean Jackson is saying an awful lot about what he believes Woods is capable of as a rookie.
Sunday, July 28, 2013, 2:27pm
Rookie first-round draft pick EJ Manuel has the raw potential. Veteran free-agent addition Kevin Kolb has the benefit of six seasons of NFL experience.
"What I look at is it's really which players can we put on the field to win now," Marrone said, after being asked if the Manuel has the edge because he's regarded as the team's future. "A lot of people talk about the future. And really the future for us as coaches and as a team is now."
Marrone will base his decision on what happens on the field in an offseason-long competition. The plan is to have Manuel and Kolb evenly split practice time for the indefinite future before Marrone said it will become apparent to him and the entire team which one has earned the job. Manuel has the most fantasy upside, but Kolb's experience gives him at least a bit of an edge. Whomever wins the job, they won't be an every week fantasy starter in standard leagues considering how deep the position is.