Fairburn added that Barkley could see some time in the game at QB, but McDermott added not every player is going to play the same. McDermott said he feels it's the right thing to do for the team in this situation. The Bills are locked into the fifth seed.
CHI QB Matt Barkley - Week 17, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs. Minnesota
Matt Barkley has been a surprisingly strong fantasy option at QB. After replacing Jay Cutler and Brian Hoyer, the fourth-year player has put together three 300-yard, multi-touchdown games. But those big numbers also come with a grain of salt, as he's thrown eight picks in his last two outings.
Barkley will likely continue his struggles this week, as he gets a tough matchup against the Vikings. While Minnesota has allowed plenty of yards and touchdowns lately, it was against top-tier quarterbacks and not Barkley.
There's a chance Barkley has another solid game, but he's more likely to have a bad game. He's one of the poorer choices at QB this week.