AJ McCarron Fantasy News

Schefter: Bills QB A.J. McCarron to return to practice soon

Monday, August 20, 2018, 7:19pm

Adam Schefter on Twitter - [Full Article]

Bills QB AJ McCarron is expected to return to practice soon, per source. So another twist to the Bills’ QB competition.

Related players: Josh Allen, Nathan Peterman

Fantasy Impact:

Apparently McCarron does not have a broken collarbone as reports said following last week's game. The Bills did say recently McCarron was getting a second opinion and that tests were inconclusive. It has been a strange and complicated QB competition and rotation, according to those who follow the team. Allen will start this week's game for the Bills and was looking to be the favorite to be the team's starter for Week 1 when McCarron was going to miss time.

Bills QB Josh Allen works with first team Monday

Monday, August 20, 2018, 9:35am

Mike Rodak on Twitter - [Full Article]

Bills HC Sean McDermott said Josh Allen will work with the first-team offense in Monday’s practice and Nathan Peterman will run the second-team offense.

Related players: AJ McCarron

Fantasy Impact:

On Sunday, Peterman led the first team and Allen the second team. McDermott said it’s a rotation, Rodak continued in his tweet. The injury to McCarron (shoulder) seems more likely to open the door for Allen at this point, but the Bills QB rotation so far in camp has been a strange one, according to those who follow the team.

Bills QB A.J. McCarron to get second opinion on shoulder

Sunday, August 19, 2018, 4:29pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

Buffalo Bills quarterback AJ McCarron is getting a second opinion to determine the severity of an injury to his throwing shoulder.

Related players: Josh Allen, Nathan Peterman

Fantasy Impact:

HC Sean McDermott said he could not provide an update on McCarron because tests on his right shoulder were not “totally conclusive.” Other reports say it was a broken collarbone. The injury opens the door for Allen to perhaps win the starting job.

Bills QB A.J. McCarron has hairline fracture of collarbone

Saturday, August 18, 2018, 12:30pm

Vic Carucci - [Full Article]

Bills QB AJ McCarron suffered a hairline fracture of the collarbone in the first quarter of Friday's preseason game versus the Browns, The Buffalo News has learned.

Fantasy Impact:

First-round pick Josh Allen and Nathan Peterman will now compete to start at quarterback in Buffalo in what appears to be an underwhelming passing attack for fantasy purposes.

Bills QBs Nathan Peterman, A.J. McCarron back at practice

Monday, August 13, 2018, 10:28am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The injuries suffered by Bills quarterbacks Nathan Peterman and AJ McCarron at Sunday’s practice were not serious.

Both Peterman and McCarron are back on the field Monday morning, according to reporters on the scene.

Related players: Josh Allen

Fantasy Impact:

Peterman was the starter for the Bills’ preseason opener. McCarron seems likely to start this week, given that he and Peterman have split time with the starters throughout training camp, although head coach Sean McDermott has not announced a starter.

Bills QB Nathan Peterman, A.J. McCarron banged up at practice

Sunday, August 12, 2018, 6:02pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Buffalo Bills quarterbacks AJ McCarron and Nathan Peterman both appeared to be banged up late in Sunday's practice.

McCarron was seen limping after a play during an 11-on-11 drill ended in what would have been a sack. The play was whistled dead because defenders are not allowed to make contact with quarterbacks during practice.

Peterman appeared to be hurt on his final play during a live-action drill at the goal line to end practice. After being tripped while attempting a handoff and falling on his right arm, Peterman spoke to trainers and later was seen testing his throwing arm.

Related players: Josh Allen

Fantasy Impact:

The Bills return to practice Monday in advance of their next preseason game on Friday against the Cleveland Browns. Coach Sean McDermott declined Sunday to name a starting quarterback for that game. Allen saw time with both the first- and second-team units, the story said.

Bills A.J. McCarron ahead of Nathan Peterman in QB race

Thursday, August 2, 2018, 10:06am

Joe Buscaglia - [Full Article]

According to Joe Buscaglia of WKBW, AJ McCarron is taking first-team quarterback reps for the second day in a row. It is the first time either he or Nathan Peterman has done so.

Fantasy Impact:

This indicates that McCarron is ahead of both Peterman and rookie Josh Allen to be the Bills starter. The Bills have no incentive to rush their rookie quarterback, but he will likely get into the mix before Peterman does. We project both McCarron and Allen for over 200 pass attempts this season.

Bills WR Zay Jones has to 'earn his way'

Sunday, June 17, 2018, 2:02pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Bills wide receiver corps is one of the league’s thinner ones heading into training camp, which would seem to bode well for 2017 second-round pick Zay Jones‘ chances of seeing a lot of playing time once September rolls around.

While that may be the case, General Manager Brandon Beane made it clear last week that Jones won’t be guaranteed anything this season.

“He’s not just going to necessarily go right to the top of the line,” Beane said during an appearance on WGR 550, via NewYorkUpstate.com. “He’ll have to earn his way. Part of that will just be just getting his feel. He’s only played with Nathan Peterman. He has not got to play with Josh Allen or AJ McCarron yet. So that bond there will just have to form.”

Related players: Kelvin Benjamin, Andre Holmes, Jeremy Kerley

Fantasy Impact:

Jones had a quiet rookie season dealing with a shoulder injury. As the story pointed out, it's not an overwhelming list of WRs, so Jones certainly has a chance to make his mark and earn a key role in the offense.

Bills QB Josh Allen will get first team reps

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 12:12pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Bills drafted Josh Allen to be their next Jim Kelly, and the Bills will try to get Allen ready for his new role quickly.

On Tuesday, head coach Sean McDermott said Allen will get first-team reps at this week’s mandatory minicamp.

Related players: AJ McCarron

Fantasy Impact:

The story pointed out this seems to be a clear indication the Bills will give him every chance to win the starting job as of Week 1. McCarron had hoped to get a chance to play at least part of the season, and that may still happen. But he’s going to have to earn his playing time by showing he’s better than Allen, the story added.

Josh Allen practicing with the third team

Thursday, June 7, 2018, 10:41am

Joe Buscaglia - [Full Article]

According to Bills head coach Sean McDermott, Josh Allen has been practicing with the third team, while AJ McCarron and Nathan Peterman split first-team reps.

Fantasy Impact:

It is not terribly uncommon for rookie quarterbacks to start the offseason program at the bottom of the depth chart, but it is still somewhat notable given the true disaster the rest of the quarterback depth chart is for Buffalo. Perhaps most notable is that Peterman and McCarron are splitting first-team reps, indicating that Peterman could be in line to open the year as the starter should he play well.

Buffalo Bills sign QB AJ McCarron

Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 9:00pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

The Buffalo Bills finally dipped their toes in the quarterback free agency market by signing former Bengal/Hue Jackson mancrush AJ McCarron to a two-year deal.

Fantasy Impact:

McCarron is most likely the QB1 for the Bills as of right now, with Nathan Peterman penciled in as their QB2. However, with the No. 12 and No. 21 picks in the 2018 NFL Draft, it would not be a shock if they walked away from the draft with their starting QB of the future.

Friday, October 6, 2017, 6:42pm

Bengals QB AJ McCarron (achilles) took full practice reps again Friday.

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6:29pm

Bengals QB AJ McCarron (achilles) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 6:08pm

Bengals QB AJ McCarron (achilles) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm

Bengals QB AJ McCarron (neck) took full practice reps again Friday.