Bills Fantasy News

Bills WR Jordan Matthews questionable

Friday, October 20, 2017, 1:25pm

Buffalo Bills PR - [Full Article]

After being limited in practice the previous two days, WR Jordan Matthews (thumb) was listed as a full participant in Friday's practice. His game status for this week is questionable.

Fantasy Impact:

With Charles Clay out, Tyrod Taylor can use all the help he can get and he might get it if Matthews returns to the lineup this week. Bills WRs have the best matchup of the week versus the Bucs, according to our aFPA metric. Matthews would return to a cushy matchup and fantasy owners in need of help could look to him as a WR3/Flex option, if he plays. Check back Sunday morning to see where he ranks if he's active.

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:46pm

Bills TE Charles Clay (knee) missed practice again Thursday. Clay was expected to miss about a month after knee surgery.

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:46pm

Bills WR Jordan Matthews (thumb) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Matthews is at practice but isn’t doing as much as the team would like leading up to a tasty matchup against the Bucs. Stay tuned.

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:46pm

Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (right shoulder) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Winston looks iffy for a tough matchup against the Bills.

Bills HC McDermott: WR Jordan Matthews hasn't taken enough reps

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 4:52pm

Joe Buscaglia - [Full Article]

Matthews returned to practice today, but head coach Sean McDermott wasn't pleased with the number of reps he took. Matthews underwent thumb surgery weeks ago and hasn't been a fully active member of the Bills' WR corps since Week 3.

Fantasy Impact:

If Matthews were to return to the field this week it would be a boost to Tyrod Taylor and fantasy owners. Bills WRs have the best matchup of the week versus the Bucs, according to our aFPA metric. However, we don't trust any Bills WR to take advantage of it. Our highest ranked Bills wideout, Zay Jones, comes is our No. 68 WR in standard leagues and No. 70 WR in PPR leagues. Matthews would rank higher than Jones, but his injury status makes him hard to fully trust.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 6:55pm

Bills TE Charles Clay (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Clay was expected to miss about a month after knee surgery.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 6:55pm

Bills WR Jordan Matthews (thumb) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Matthews may be able to return this week. It would be a big boost for Tyrod Taylor.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 6:55pm

Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (right shoulder) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Winston has a sprain to his throwing shoulder, so he’s a dicey start in a tough matchup against the Bills.

Bucs QB Jameis Winston's (shoulder) status depends on pain tolerance

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 10:40am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The team will make a decision to determine if QB Jameis Winston can play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills later this week. The issue is more about pain tolerance than anything. HC Dirk Koetter said there is no risk of further injury.

Related players: Ryan Fitzpatrick

Fantasy Impact:

The story said there is no danger to further damage the shoulder so it's all about the pain. It added Winston would have struggled to push the ball down field which is why Fitzpatrick remained in the game. He'll throw later in the week, but he's not ruled out as of yet, which the team thinks is good news.

Bills say WR Jordan Matthews (thumb) day-to-day

Monday, October 16, 2017, 12:27pm

Mark Gaughan on Twitter - [Full Article]

Sean McDermott says WR Jordan Matthews (thumb) is day to day and "we'll know more tomorrow [Tuesday]." Coming off bye "he made tremendous progress."

Fantasy Impact:

Matthews would be a big boost for the offense, especially with Charles Clay out at TE. Matthews is not quite a lock to play but seems to be ahead of schedule. Another report said Matthews has not begun to catch passes with his injured hand.

Nick O'Leary next man up for Bills at TE

Monday, October 16, 2017, 9:42am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Nick O'Leary is the next man up at tight end for the Bills after starter and team-leading receiver Charles Clay suffered torn meniscus and sprained MCL in his left knee during the Bills' loss Oct. 8 to the Bengals, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Clay could miss six weeks, according to Schefter.

Fantasy Impact:

The story was mostly about O'Leary being a favorite Jameis Winton target at Florida State, as the Bills and Bucs face one another in Week 7. But when Clay went down, O'Leary was an instant factor in the Week 5 game, catching five balls for 54. For those in need of a TE, O'Leary could prove to be a key target for the Bills in their banged up passing game.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 6:43pm

Giants WR Sterling Shepard (ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 6. This leaves Roger Lewis, Travis Rudolph, Tavarres King and Ed Eagan at receiver for Eli Manning.

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:57pm

Giants WR Sterling Shepard (ankle) missed practice again Thursday. Shepard is looking very iffy for Week 6. That would leave Roger Lewis, Travis Rudolph, Tavarres King and Ed Eagan at receiver for Eli Manning.

Bills WR Charles Clay has surgery on torn meniscus

Monday, October 9, 2017, 1:28pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Bills tight end Charles Clay left Sunday’s game with a knee injury and he didn’t wait long to have surgery to address his injuries.

PFT has learned, via a league source, that Clay diagnosed with a torn meniscus and sprained MCL. He had surgery to repair the injury on Monday and coach Sean McDermott told the media that he anticipates being without Clay for multiple weeks.

Related players: Nick O'Leary

Fantasy Impact:

Clay was a major part of the passing game with WR Jordan Matthews out of commission. Nick O'Leary was an instant target at TE once Clay went down.

Bills TE Charles Clay carted off with knee injury

Sunday, October 8, 2017, 3:02pm

Mike Rodak on Twitter - [Full Article]

Charles Clay is walking very gingerly out of the medical tent and onto the back of a cart.

Related players: Nick O'Leary

Fantasy Impact:

Clay is officially not returning. O'Leary was already active replacing Clay at the position so Clay owners may want to keep an eye on how the rest of the game plays out.

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