Player News - Bills

Date: Team: Pos:

Zay Jones caught 2-of-9 targets for 17 yards in the Bills' Week 7 win over the Bucs.

He's "up" to 83 scoreless yards on 28 targets for the season. Tyrod Taylor keeps targeting Jones downfield despite his inability to separate and the duo's obvious lack of an on-field rapport. Even against a burnable Raiders secondary, Jones won't be a fantasy option in Week 8.
Oct 22 - 4:58 PM

Nick O'Leary caught 2-of-2 targets for 58 yards in the Bills' Week 7 win over the Bucs.

O'Leary stepped up for gains of 32 and 26 with Buffalo badly in need of pass-catcher help, showing some playmaking ability on his limited opportunities. Fellow TE Logan Thomas caught the Bills' lone passing touchdown. O'Leary will be a low-end streamer when the Bills host the Raiders in Week 8.
Oct 22 - 4:57 PM

Jordan Matthews caught 2-of-3 targets for 10 yards in the Bills' Week 7 win over the Bucs.

Matthews is theoretically Buffalo's No. 1 receiver, but that doesn't count for much when he isn't drawing No. 1-receiver-caliber targets. Matthews is only worth rostering in deep PPR leagues as a possible bye-week flex option.
Oct 22 - 4:55 PM

Deonte Thompson caught 4-of-4 targets for 107 yards in the Bills' Week 7 win over the Bucs.

Signed by the Bills just five days ago after he was cut by the receiver-needy Bears, Thompson exploited the Bucs' secondary relentlessly on deep balls. Thompson can really run, but his on-field performance has been up and down everywhere he's been as a career journeyman. He's a deep-league add at best.
Oct 22 - 4:47 PM

Tyrod Taylor completed 20-of-33 passes for 268 yards and a touchdown and rushed six times for 53 yards in the Bills' Week 7 win over the Bucs.

Taylor shredded the Bucs' defense for all of his 53 yards rushing in the first half, and he found QB-turned-TE Logan Thomas for a 22-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter. Taylor has a great upcoming schedule against the Raiders, Jets, and Saints all in a row. Even with one of the league's weakest pass-catcher corps, Taylor should be an every-week low-end QB1 during that stretch.
Oct 22 - 4:45 PM

LeSean McCoy rushed 23 times for 91 yards and two touchdowns and caught 5-of-7 targets for 31 yards in the Bills' Week 7 win over the Bucs.

He nearly added a receiving score, but Tyrod Taylor's bullet throw was too hot to handle at the end of Buffalo's first drive. McCoy did lose a fumble that gave the Bucs life, but he was predictably the engine behind the Bills' fourth win of the season. McCoy has one of the softest run-defense schedules in the league the rest of the way, beginning with the Raiders next week.
Oct 22 - 4:15 PM

Bills CB E.J. Gaines is done for the day in Week 7 with a hamstring injury.

It's a big loss for Buffalo, as Gaines has played well across from Tre'Davious White when healthy this season. The Bills may have to turn to Shareece Wright.
Oct 22 - 3:04 PM

Bills LT Cordy Glenn will start Week 7 against the Bucs.

There was speculation Glenn wouldn't start after he came off the bench in Week 6. He'll return to the blindside, with Jordan Mills remaining at right tackle. Dion Dawkins will back up at both spots.
Oct 22 - 12:32 PM

Jordan Matthews is active for Week 7 against the Bucs.

He used the bye to get a splint fitted for his surgically repaired thumb. Matthews is in the conversation as a WR4/flex play due to Buffalo's shortage of receiving options. The Bills' Week 7 inactives are OGs John Miller and Connor McDermott, TE Charles Clay, OT Seantrel Henderson, LB Ramon Humber, WR Kaelin Clay, and DT Cedric Thornton.
Oct 22 - 11:41 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms Jordan Matthews (questionable, thumb) is expected to play Week 7 against the Buccaneers.

Matthews is returning two weeks sooner than expected after going down with a broken thumb in Week 4. He'll play with a splint over his glove to stabilize his thumb. J-Matt has an enticing home matchup against the Bucs and should see a steady workload Sunday with Charles Clay (knee surgery) sidelined. That's enough to put him on the WR3 radar.
Oct 22 - 8:33 AM

Bills LT Cordy Glenn (ankle) has been removed from the injury report.

Glenn has been dealing with ankle/foot issues dating back to last season. He was active the week before Buffalo's bye, but didn't start. There's speculation Glenn may not be returning to a starting role — a highly questionable move given his salary and track record. Glenn and Dion Dawkins are easily Buffalo's best tackles.
Oct 20 - 1:45 PM

Jordan Matthews (thumb) is questionable for Week 7 against the Bucs.

Matthews got in a full practice Friday, putting him on track to play after Buffalo's Week 7 bye. With Charles Clay out, Matthews has a heavy target share, but he doesn't have much upside in an offense that goes through LeSean McCoy. Matthews is on the WR3 map against a Bucs secondary that's allowed second-most pass yards in the league.
Oct 20 - 1:30 PM

Coach Sean McDermott said Jordan Matthews (thumb) hasn't taken as many team reps this week as the Bills would have liked.

Matthews is back practicing after undergoing thumb surgery a couple of weeks ago but it sounds like he isn't as far along as McDermott was hoping he'd be. The Bills are dangerously thin on pass-catchers right now with Matthews and Charles Clay (knee) both injured and second-round rookie Zay Jones playing poorly. Tyrod Taylor has a good on-paper matchup against the Bucs this week but it's hard to envision him having a big game with Clay out and Matthews (if he plays) at much less than 100 percent.
Oct 19 - 2:30 PM

Jordan Matthews (thumb) is practicing Thursday.

He was limited during Wednesday's practice, and he likely will be again Thursday. Matthews appears to be trending toward playing this week, but he had still yet to catch passes with his surgically-repaired right hand on Monday. He looks truly questionable. Matthews playing would be a big boost for Tyrod Taylor.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Since 2016, the Bills have averaged 29.3 points at the Ralph, 11.4 points more than on the road. As expected, QB Tyrod Taylor's numbers jump in Buffalo as well. He averages 24.1 PPR points at home compared to 16.5 on the road in large part due to increased TD production - 1.6 per game at home, 0.7 away. With Charles Clay out and the rest of the receivers under-performing, Matthews would have a good shot at coming down with a TD vs. a Tampa D allowing the 6th-most passing scores per game (2.0). It's possible he's limited if he suits up though, so he'll be worth tracking into Sunday
Oct 19 - 11:57 AM

Jordan Matthews (thumb) was officially limited at Wednesday's practice.

It's a step in the right direction for Matthews, though it's far from a guarantee that he'll be ready to play Sunday against the Bucs after undergoing thumb surgery earlier this month. The Bills are dangerously thin on pass-catchers with Matthews and Charles Clay (knee) both hurt.
Oct 18 - 4:31 PM


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