Bills Fantasy News

Bills RB LeSean McCoy under investigation over an alleged assault

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 1:02pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is under investigation over an alleged assault of off-duty police officers at a Philadelphia nightclub, according to multiple reports.

A statement released Monday by Philadelphia police said that two off-duty officers, both 40-year-old black men and members of the city's police department, were injured in a fight with four black men, aged 26 through 30, around 2:45 a.m. Sunday.

Police did not identify the four suspects, but a man familiar with the investigation confirmed to ESPN's Mark Schwarz and The Associated Press that McCoy, who played six seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles, is one of the men under investigation. The man spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to publicly discuss the case.

Related players: Karlos Williams

Fantasy Impact:

McCoy's offseason is not off to a good start. Depending on how this plays out, he could be suspended for part of the 2016 season. Karlos Williams is waiting in the wings.

Chargers fire OC Frank Reich

Monday, January 4, 2016, 8:54pm

Michael Gehlken on Twitter - [Full Article]

Chargers making change at offensive coordinator. Frank Reich is out, sources say. Interviewed for Jets, Bills HC jobs last year.

Fantasy Impact:

We had a news story earlier in the day that Mike McCoy's job as head coach was safe but other changes were expected. The Chargers were beat up on offense with injuries at WR and didn't have much of a running game all year.

Monday, January 4, 2016, 11:56am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Robert Woods revealed Monday that he played 14 games this season with a torn groin after injuring himself in a training camp joint practice with the Cleveland Browns last August.

"I battled through it pretty much all year, and then it finally went out," he said.

Asked how much it limited his performance this season, Woods responded, "I think a lot. I wasn't able to really run too much or open up."

DeAngelo Williams (ankle) to get MRI

Monday, January 4, 2016, 10:19am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Steelers got the help they needed from the Bills and took care of their own business against the Browns, leaving them with a Saturday Wild Card game against the Bengals in Cincinnati.

Now they just need to figure out if running back DeAngelo Williams will be available to help in the effort to extend their season at least another week. Williams left Sunday’s game with an ankle injury that had him standing in the tunnel in a walking boot congratulating his teammates after the game.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Williams will have an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the injury and help determine whether he will be able to play on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact:

If Williams can’t go, the Steelers would turn to Fitzgerald Toussaint and Jordan Todman in the backfield. It very well may mean the Steelers turn to a pass-heavy attack against division rival Bengals in the opening round of the playoffs.

Browns fire HC Mike Pettine, GM Ray Farmer

Sunday, January 3, 2016, 7:17pm - [Full Article]

The Cleveland Browns are rebooting the machine once again.

Coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer have been fired following the team's loss to the Steelers, the team announced in a statement. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport first reported the Farmer news.

Pettine posted a 10-22 overall record after taking over as Cleveland's head coach prior to the 2014 season. Before joining the Browns, Pettine served as the defensive coordinator with the Buffalo Bills (2013) and New York Jets (2009-2012).

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to say Pettine's defense collapsed and the offense struggled to run the ball until late in the year. Farmer will be most remembered for his sour relationship with Pettine and for texting the Browns coaches last year during games, which resulted in a four-game suspension for violating league rules prohibiting electronic communication about competitive or strategic information during games. Farmer had four first round picks in two years, and three of them (Johnny Manziel, cornerback Justin Gilbert, offensive lineman Cameron Erving) struggled to live up to expectations.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (right shoulder, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 17. Taylor is expected to play against the Jets. It’s not a good matchup.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Bills RB LeSean McCoy (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 17. McCoy is looking iffy with the knee injury, so Karlos Williams and Mike Gillislee will once again share the work in the Buffalo backfield. Williams out-touched Gillislee 19-to-11 in Week 16, but Gillislee outgained Williams 109-to-97.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Bills WR Chris Hogan (wrist, probable) was limited Friday after taking full reps earlier in the week and is probable for Week 17.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Jets WR Brandon Marshall (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 17. Marshall is good to go to face the Bills.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (right shoulder) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Taylor should be able to face a motivated Jets team.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

Bills RB LeSean McCoy (knee) did not practice Wednesday. McCoy is looking very iffy with the knee injury, so Karlos Williams and Mike Gillislee will once again share the work in the Buffalo backfield. Williams out-touched Gillislee 19-to-11 in Week 16, but Gillislee outgained Williams 109-to-97.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 9:29pm - [Full Article]

The Bills opened up a pair of roster spots Tuesday placing CB Ron Brooks and TE Charles Clay to injured reserve.

Clay has missed the last two games with a back injury suffered in Week 14 at Philadelphia. He finished his first season with the Bills with 51 catches for 528 yards and three touchdowns.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 9:27am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Only one kicker -- Jacksonville's Jason Myers -- has missed more extra points than Buffalo Bills kicker Dan Carpenter this season.

Sure, the NFL has made it tougher on kickers to convert the point-after attempt, which is now a not-so-certain 33-yard kick. But Carpenter's five misses, including one in Sunday's 16-6 win over the Dallas Cowboys, should be a point of concern for the Bills.

But will it impact Carpenter's status with the team next season?

"Well I think with anybody -- and this is any player -- what you look to do is, regardless of the position, you are going to look to give your team the best possibility of being successful," coach Rex Ryan said Monday. "Dan [Carpenter] has had a history being successful kicking here, so that is something you can’t ignore also. Has he struggled this year? Yes, he has.

"But I think -- you know, I don’t see Lou 'The Toe' Groza coming in. If that happens, then OK. We will see what happens."

Fantasy Impact:

Ryan's response seemed to indicate some pause about keeping Carpenter as the kicker for next season, although it would take a worthy replacement to push him off the roster, the story indicated.

Monday, December 28, 2015, 6:46pm - [Full Article]

The Bills made it official on Monday moving WR Marcus Easley to injured reserve in the wake of his severe knee injury suffered Sunday in the win over Dallas. Claimed off waivers to fill the void left by Easley the Bills were awarded WR Leonard Hankerson.

Hankerson (6-2, 211) was most recently with the New England Patriots, who was claimed off waivers following his release by the Atlanta Falcons. The former third-round pick of the Washington Redskins (2011) was placed on injured reserve by Atlanta in early December with a hamstring injury, but was waived a week later in an injury settlement.

Sunday, December 27, 2015, 8:29pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

Bills wide receiver and special teams ace Marcus Easley suffered a knee injury in the second quarter on Sunday and was carted off the field after the medical staff put an air cast on his left leg.

Fantasy Impact:

Easley has only caught one pass this season, a 58-yard reception for a touchdown. He does most of his work on special teams as a gunner.

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