Bills Fantasy News

Monday, October 27, 2014, 5:56pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Bills RB Bryce Brown played on just 14 snaps.

Four of Brown's seven carries came in the first half but gained only six yards. Coach Doug Marrone said Brown would have received more time if the Bills were in a spread look on offense.

Fantasy Impact:

Instead, the Bills were in more of a ground-and-pound mode, playing with the lead for the entire game. That led to Dixon, the more bruising back, receiving more carries. He wasn't any more effective than Brown and finished with 22 carries for just 44 yards, his longest run was five yards. The Bills have a bye Week 9.

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Jets make QB change, Michael Vick to start

Monday, October 27, 2014, 5:52pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The New York Jets are moving away from Geno Smith. Perhaps for good.

Rex Ryan announced Monday that Michael Vick will start Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.

"I feel, right now, that this is the right move," Ryan said.

Smith's benching comes one day after the second-year passer threw three interceptions in a span of six plays during the first quarter of Sunday's embarrassing 43-23 home loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Fantasy Impact:

Vick provided a temporary spark against the Bills, but eventually turned the ball over three times himself. While Vick hasn't been great in a couple of mop-up appearances, perhaps with a week of preparation he can at least be put in a better situation. Ironically, his first game comes at Kansas City against his former coach Andy Reid, who should have a good idea how to game plan against him. Vick has some potential for owners who are struggling in two QB leagues as a possible low-end QB2 with some upside. But he tends to turn the ball over and injuries are also a factor.

Chargers Beat: Ryan Mathews could be back Week 9

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:39am

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews knew he wouldn't play the Bills.

He knew he wouldn't face the Jaguars or the Jets, the Raiders or the Chiefs. It became clear, well in advance of Thursday night, he wouldn't be active against the Broncos either. This next game, Nov. 2 in Miami, is different. For the first time, there seems a chance he could play.

"That's in my head," Mathews said Friday. "I'm just going keep doing my treatment this week, come back on Monday, and see what they say."

Fantasy Impact:

The Chargers running back missed his sixth straight game Thursday night to a right knee injury. He sprained his medial collateral ligament Sept. 14 against the Seahawks. Mathews is nearing a return, unlikely to miss more than one additional game, if that, the story said. If he plays Nov. 2, he could be eased in, but perhaps the thing to note is if Mathews is on your wire, now may be the time to pick him up. Branden Oliver hasn't been impressive rushing the ball the last two weeks, so there's a good chance Mathews slides right back into his RB1 role. Oliver did catch seven passes Thursday night against Denver so he's still likely to have a role in the offense. Donald Brown is also expected to practice next week.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Bills RB Fred Jackson (groin, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 8. Jackson is expected to miss around four weeks with the groin injury. Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown are likely to split the workload with Jackson sidelined and C.J. Spiller out for most of the year. Dixon was working with the starters in practice, and should see more carries and most of the goal line work, while Brown would serve as the pass-catching speed back.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Jets RB Chris Johnson (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 8. Johnson should be fine to disappoint fantasy owners against a tough Bills rush defense.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 8. Decker will be fine to play against the Bills. It’s a good matchup, so Decker should produce as long as he stays healthy.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Bills WR Marcus Easley (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 8.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Bills WR Marquise Goodwin (hamstring, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 8.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Bills WR Sammy Watkins (groin, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 8. Watkins is ready to face a mediocre Jets secondary.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Bills RB Fred Jackson (groin) missed practice again Thursday. Jackson is expected to miss around four weeks with the groin injury. Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown are likely to split the workload with Jackson sidelined and C.J. Spiller out for most of the year. Dixon is first to work with the starters in practice, and should see more carries and most of the goal line work, while Brown would serve as the pass-catching speed back.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Jets RB Chris Johnson (ankle) took full practice reps again Thursday. Johnson should be fine to disappoint fantasy owners against a tough Bills rush defense.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Decker should be fine to play against the Bills. It’s a good matchup, so Decker should produce as long as he stays healthy.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Bills WR Marcus Easley (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Bills WR Marquise Goodwin (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Bills WR Sammy Watkins (groin) took full practice reps again Thursday. Given the full participation, Watkins is looking good for Week 8.