Bills Fantasy News

Bills say they are still evaluating QB situation

Monday, November 20, 2017, 3:27pm

Joe Buscaglia on Twitter - [Full Article]

Bills HC Sean McDermott on the starting QB: We're still evaluating that right now. We'll take it one day at a time.

Related players: Tyrod Taylor, Nathan Peterman

Fantasy Impact:

It's hard to imagine Taylor not getting the start in Week 12 against the Chiefs.

Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin has no ligament damage

Monday, November 20, 2017, 3:18pm

Chris Brown on Twitter - [Full Article]

McDermott: no ligament damage for Kelvin Benjamin's knee. Still evaluating further.

Fantasy Impact:

The story we posted Sunday, from the San Diego Union-Tribune, speculated Benjamin may have hyperextended his knee based on a replay. Considering the team said there is no ligament damage, that could certainly be the case, but his Week 12 status is up in the air at this point.

Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin leaves with knee injury

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 6:48pm

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

Bills wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin was hit on the right knee on a run after the catch in the first quarter Sunday. He left the game and it was announced quickly that he would not return.

Fantasy Impact:

The story said, by video, the injury appeared to be a hyperextension. There was, however, only one angle. The best-case scenario is a hyperextension sprain and possible bone bruise with ligaments spared. The worst-case is an ACL and/or MCL injury. Earlier this year, Benjamin had an ugly hyperflexion injury on his right knee and ended up playing the next week, the story all said.

Bills WR Jordan Matthews OUT, TE Charles Clay IN vs. Chargers

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 2:49pm

Bills Inactives
CB Shareece Wright
OG John Miller
OT Connor McDermott
RB Mike Tolbert
LT Cordy Glenn
TE Logan Thomas
WR Jordan Matthews

Related players: Nathan Peterman, Charles Clay

Fantasy Impact:

Matthews was questionable coming into this game but won't be able to go because of his knee injury. It's good news for Clay owners as he's active this week. Keep in mind Peterman gets the start at QB.

Philip Rivers clears concussion protocol, to start Week 11

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 10:47am

Eric Williams - [Full Article]

Chargers announce Philip Rivers has been cleared to play on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills by an independent neurological consultant.

Related players: Melvin Gordon, Keenan Allen, Hunter Henry

Fantasy Impact:

Philip Rivers has been below-average for more than a month now, averaging just 13.9 fantasy points in his last four games. He faces a Buffalo team that has been gashed recently on the ground, meaning this could be more of a Melvin Gordon game for the Chargers. Plus, Buffalo is top-10 in our aFPA vs. QB rankings. In 1-QB leagues, it's best to bench Rivers this week.

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:00pm

Bills K Steven Hauschka (right hip) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday.

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:00pm

Bills TE Charles Clay (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 11. Clay should play, but his usage is up in the air given the Bills’ quarterback change.

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:00pm

Bills WR Jordan Matthews (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 11. Matthews should continue to play through the knee injury.

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:00pm

Bills WR Zay Jones (ankle) took full practice reps all week. Jones will be able to play against the Chargers, though his playing time may be reduced with Kelvin Benjamin now in the fold. He’s not on the fantasy radar right now.

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:00pm

Bills RB Mike Tolbert (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 11.

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:00pm

Bills RB LeSean McCoy (not injury related) was removed from the injury report Friday. No worries here.

Cardinals name Blaine Gabbert starting QB for Week 11

Friday, November 17, 2017, 3:52pm

Arizona Cardinals Twitter - [Full Article]

With Drew Stanton nursing a knee injury, the Cardinals will turn to Blaine Gabbert at quarterback this week versus the Houston Texans. Gabbert joins Bills QB Nathan Peterman as quarterbacks making their starting season debut this week—bringing the number of different quarterbacks to start a game this season to 47.

Fantasy Impact:

The good news for fantasy owners is that Gabbert gets to start his season with the third-best possible matchup for QBs against the Texans, according to our aFPA metric. The Texans are allowing 20.1 fantasy points per game (third-most), 269.2 passing yards per game (sixth-most), and 2.1 passing TDs per game (tied for second-most) to the quarterback position. The Texans have also allowed three different QBs to rush for at least 30 yards against them—a feat Gabbert achieved twice in five starts last season.

If you play in a fantasy league that requires you to start only one quarterback you probably have no use for Gabbert, despite the tasty matchup; however, if you play in a two-quarterback or superflex league, Gabbert could make for an ideal QB2 streamer this week.

Bills FB Mike Tolbert (hamstring) ruled OUT for Week 11

Friday, November 17, 2017, 2:25pm

Buffall Bills - [Full Article]

In a crushing blow for Mike Tolbert enthusiasts everywhere, the Bills FB has been ruled out for the team's Week 11 contest against the Los Angeles Chargers after missing three straight practices.

Fantasy Impact:

Tolbert headed into Week 11 as the Bills' second-leading rusher (at the running back position) behind LeSean McCoy. On the season, Tolbert toted the rock 50 times for 179 yards and 1 touchdown. He also caught 12 of his 13 targets for 61 yards. We had Tolbert ranked as our No. 60 RB in all formats and McCoy is a top-6 RB this week.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:07pm

Bills K Steven Hauschka (right hip) was added to the injury report Thursday after missing practice. We’ll keep an eye on this. Hauschka owners may have to pick up another kicker this week.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:07pm

Bills TE Charles Clay (knee) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Clay looks like a go, but there’s no telling if Nathan Peterman will target him as much as Tyrod Taylor did.

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