Bills Fantasy News

C.J. Spiller IN, Bryce Brown OUT for Bills

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 2:59pm

Bills Inactives
Bryce Brown RB
Ross Cockrell CB
Larry Dean LB
Chris Gragg TE
Randell Johnson OLB
Cyrus Kouandjio T
Deonte Thompson WR

Fantasy Impact:

C.J. Spiller is active, but is not a fantasy option. Fred Jackson remains the play and should continue to see the bulk of the RB touches.

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Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Bills RB Anthony Dixon (chest, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 16.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Bills RB C.J. Spiller (shoulder, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 16. Spiller should serve as Fred Jackson’s primary backup, but don’t expect a huge workload. Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon have combined for 12.0 touches in the last four games, so that would seem to be Spiller’s ceiling in his first game back from injury.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Bills TE Scott Chandler (illness) was removed from the injury report Friday.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Bills K Dan Carpenter (right groin, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 16.

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm

Bills RB Anthony Dixon (chest) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm

Bills TE Scott Chandler (illness) was removed from the injury report Thursday.

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm

Bills K Dan Carpenter (right groin) took limited practice reps again Thursday.

Texans won't reveal starting quarterback until Sunday

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 7:21pm

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien isn't revealing who will start at quarterback Sunday against the Ravens.

The Texans can go with Case Keenum, who was signed this week off of the St. Louis Rams practice squad and went 0-8 as a starter for the Texans last season, or they can start mobile former Buffalo Bills quarterback Thaddeus Lewis.

"We're not going to publicly name who's starting," O'Brien said during a conference call with Baltimore reporters Wednesday. "We'll let everybody see that when the game starts."

Fantasy Impact:

The Texans don't hold much of an advantage in this situation, but they do have the element of surprise. We would guess that Thaddeus Lewis gets the nod since he has been with the team longer, but Case Keenum had some success with Andre Johnson in 2013 and knows the offense well.

Bills expected to activate RB C.J. Spiller this week

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 7:17pm

Buffalo Bills - [Full Article]

He was practicing with his teammates on Wednesday, much as he had for each of the past two weeks. The only difference now is he’s been medically cleared for contact. C.J. Spiller has not yet been added to the 53-man roster from his I-R Designated to return status, but it’s anticipated that will take place later in the week.

Bills head coach Doug Marrone liked the way Spiller performed in practice Wednesday.

“I’m not going to sit up here and see he didn’t look good. He looked good, but he’s still working his way back into the football part of it,” Marrone said.

Fantasy Impact:

The Bills are still alive in the playoff hunt, but they'll need some help to make the postseason. If Spiller does play, he probably won't have a big role in his first game back, though he could take over most of the touches that Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown have been getting in the last few weeks. They have combined for 12.0 touches in the last four weeks, so we would expect that would be Spiller's ceiling with Fred Jackson continue to carry the load as the team's primary back.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Bills RB Anthony Dixon (shoulder) practiced fully Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Bills TE Scott Chandler (illness) did not practice Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Bills K Dan Carpenter (right groin) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

C.J. Spiller moved to active roster

Monday, December 15, 2014, 5:24pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Buffalo Bills have cleared running back C.J. Spiller (collarbone) to play and he will be added to the active roster this week, coach Doug Marrone said Monday.

Marrone did not commit to having Spiller, who has been on injured reserve with a designation to return, play in Sunday's game at the Oakland Raiders.

"I'd like to see more participation before we make that decision," he said.

Fantasy Impact:

Spiller returned to practice on Dec. 3 after missing six weeks with a broken collarbone. The Bills had until Dec. 24 to decide whether to place him on their 53-man roster. If Spiller plays, it would likely mean Bryce Brown loses playing time and the Bills ride with Spiller, Fred Jackson and Anthony Dixon.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Packers RB Eddie Lacy (hip, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 15. Lacy is now considered likely to play against the Bills. It’s a homecoming game for James Starks (born in Niagra Falls, NY), and we’re expecting Starks to see more than the usual five or so carries this week due to Lacy’s injury.