Bills Fantasy News

Jamaal Charles, Knile Davis split work

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 10:39am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles was technically the starter and Knile Davis the reserve Monday night, but beyond that the lines were blurred. They both played a lot early in the game, a rotation the Chiefs haven't used since Davis joined the team as a third-round draft pick last year.

There was much to like about the results, with Davis rushing for 107 yards on 16 carries and Charles 92 yards on 18 carries. What may be more meaningful to the Chiefs than the stats was this: They got as much from Davis as they did Charles.

"We knew before the game started that I was going to get some reps and Knile was going to get some reps," Charles said. "Knile is starting to believe in himself. He's starting to feel comfortable, and I'm happy for him."

Fantasy Impact:

The two players complement each other. Both are fast and big-play threats. But Davis is bigger, more powerful and wears down a defense faster. Charles has the ability to make defenders miss. As the story said, it was really the first time Reid has used that type of rotation, and that even dates back to his days with the Eagles. It will be interesting to see how this plays out going forward because that matchup was a pretty good one and all the results were positive. Unfortunately for owners of both, there are some really tough matchups coming up, starting with the 49ers in Week 5, followed by the Bears, Chargers, Rams, Jets and Bills.

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Arian Foster (hamstring) remains day-to-day

Monday, September 29, 2014, 4:53pm

Houston Chronicle - [Full Article]

Arian Foster acknowledged postgame he wasn’t 100 percent during the Texans’ 23-17 home victory against the Buffalo Bills.

Texans coach Bill O’Brien said Monday the team’s attack must return to form, with daily improvements peaking Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

“We have to look at our game plans and think about what our players do well and run those type of plays. … We’ve just got to be more consistent in how we run the football,” O’Brien said.

Foster (hamstring) remains day to day, O’Brien said.

Fantasy Impact:

Foster was limited to eight rushes for six yards. The Texans running game as a whole wasn't much better and netted just 37 yards on 24 carries. Foster plays an early game in Week 5 at Dallas so we'll know his start an hour or so before kickoff.

Kyle Orton will start at QB for Bills

Monday, September 29, 2014, 4:15pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Buffalo Bills have made a change at quarterback.

Coach Doug Marrone announced Monday that Kyle Orton will replace EJ Manuel as the starter when the Bills visit the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Marrone said he came to his decision Monday afternoon.

"I didn't ask (the front office) for an agreement," Marrone said, via ESPN.com. "I just went in and said this is the direction I'm going."

Marrone wouldn't commit to Orton for the rest of the season. The coach said the decision to start Orton was made to help the team make a long-term decision moving forward.

"(We) can't keep going in direction that we're going," Marrone said.

Fantasy Impact:

Manuel, a first-round pick in 2013, continued his struggles in a Week 4 loss to the Houston Texans, throwing two interceptions, including a pick-six to J.J. Watt. In four starts, Manuel completed 58 percent of his passes with five touchdowns, three interceptions and a passer rating of 80.3. The Bills, 2-2, committed a good amount of money to Orton with a two-year $11 million deal, an indication Manuel may be on a short leash. Orton comes into a pretty good situation with a potent running attack as a security blanket and a talented WR1 in Sammy Watkins. It's a tough first matchup, however, against the Lions on the road in Week 5, but Orton at least has some QB2 fantasy potential in certain matchups.

Monday, September 29, 2014, 2:35pm

MLive.com - [Full Article]

Lions running back Joique Bell is believed to have suffered a concussion at the end of the third quarter. He was evaluated for a head injury and team officials prohibited him from speaking to media after the game, a league-wide policy for concussed players.

"Not going to talk about injuries, in particular," Caldwell said. "I'll leave that up to our injury report. You can take a look at that when it does come out."

Fantasy Impact:

Theo Riddick has a hamstring issue, meaning Reggie Bush could be in line for a big workload in Week 5 against the Bills.

Andre Johnson 'fine' after feeling 'little pop' in ankle

Monday, September 29, 2014, 8:39am

HoustonTexans.com - [Full Article]

Andre Johnson says he is "fine" after suffering an ankle injury in Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills.

"I just think I was more scared than anything because I felt a little pop," Johnson said after the game. "I didn't know what it was, so I went and got it checked and they let me come back in."

The All-Pro receiver headed to the locker room for further examination after getting his ankle examined on the trainers' table behind the Texans bench.

Fantasy Impact:

The good news is Johnson was able to come back in the game. We'll see if he appears on the injury report this week. It's worth keeping an eye on, but as of now he looks good to go for Week 5 at Dallas.

Joique Bell suffers a concussion

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 8:23pm

Dave Birkett on Twitter - [Full Article]

Lions RB Joique Bell did in fact suffer a concussion. Lions wouldn't make him available after the game.

Fantasy Impact:

Bell with have to go through protocol in order to play Week 5 against the Bills. If Bell can't go, Reggie Bush should see an increase in touches with Theo Riddick perhaps getting a chance to contribute.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Bills QB E.J. Manuel (abdomen, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 4. Manuel will be fine to face the Texans in Week 4.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Bills RB C.J. Spiller (chest, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 4. Spiller was a midweek addition to the injury report, but the probable tag indicates it’s not serious.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Bills WR Marcus Easley (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 4.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Bills WR Marquise Goodwin (illness, doubtful) missed practice again Friday and is doubtful for Week 4.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Bills WR Sammy Watkins (ribs, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 4. Watkins will continue to play through the injury, but he has been pretty hit or miss so far this season.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Bills WR Robert Woods (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 4. Woods should be fine to face the Texans.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Bills QB E.J. Manuel (abdomen) took full practice reps again Thursday. Manuel should be fine to face the Texans in Week 4.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Bills RB C.J. Spiller (chest) was added to the injury report Thursday after taking full practice reps. Spiller was a midweek addition to the injury report, but the full practice indicates it’s not serious. We’ll monitor his activity on Friday.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Bills WR Marcus Easley (knee) missed practice again Thursday.