Player News - Bills

Date: Team: Pos:

Charles Clay (knee) is active for Week 3 against the Cardinals.

His status was never in doubt. With Sammy Watkins (foot) inactive and Patrick Peterson locking down the perimeter duo of Marquise Goodwin and Robert Woods, Clay has some sneaky attractiveness as a Week 3 tight end streamer.
Sep 25 - 12:15 PM

Sammy Watkins (foot) is inactive for Week 3 against the Cardinals.

Saving fantasy owners from trying to play him against Patrick Peterson. Beyond Watkins, the Bills' Week 3 inactives list is CB Ronald Darby, WR Greg Salas, LT Cordy Glenn, OL Patrick Lewis, S Colt Anderson, and QB Cardale Jones.
Sep 25 - 11:32 AM

With Sammy Watkins (foot) out, Marquise Goodwin is expected to be the Bills' featured receiver against the Cardinals in Week 3.

Good luck with that. Goodwin torched washed-up Darrelle Revis for an 84-yard touchdown in Week 2 but was useless otherwise, connecting on just one-of-four targets for 28 yards the rest of the night. Though Goodwin is set up for an increased workload with Watkins out and Charles Clay (knee) banged up, he has a nightmare matchup waiting against Arizona's elite secondary. It's possible he'll draw coverage from All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson. Goodwin won't be a recommended fantasy play in Week 3.
Sep 25 - 9:01 AM

The Bills will be without No. 2 CB Ronald Darby (hamstring) Sunday versus Arizona.

Darby is one of the best young corners in the league. His absence will force the Bills to lean more heavily on slot CB Nickell Robey-Coleman and sixth-round rookie Kevon Seymour opposite Stephon Gilmore. It's a huge concern versus Carson Palmer. Darby couldn't get his hamstring right with a ten-day layoff, suggesting the injury may cost him more than one game.
Sep 25 - 8:44 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Sammy Watkins (foot) will not play Sunday against the Cardinals.

Watkins tweeted something Saturday night suggesting he was planning on playing, but it sounds like he failed to receive medical clearance. Schefter reports the Bills will turn to one-trick speedster Marquise Goodwin opposite Robert Woods. Losing Watkins is a huge downgrade to Tyrod Taylor's outlook in an already-tough matchup. Watkins can only be considered week to week. Battling a recurring foot injury, he'll likely be week to week for the rest of the year.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 25 - 7:51 AM

A Saturday night tweet from Sammy Watkins (foot, questionable) indicated he plans to play Sunday against Arizona.

The tweet -- linked below -- reads, "Ready to go out there and compete at the highest level." CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported earlier in the day the Bills were "still holding out some hope" Watkins would give it a go against the Cardinals, despite Rex Ryan's Friday statement that chances were "not real good" Watkins would be able to play. If Watkins does play, he'll be a low-floor WR3 option against Patrick Peterson. The Bills' offense matches up poorly with the Cardinals' defense, which can shut down No. 1 receivers and the running game. Buffalo doesn't have much beyond that.
Sep 24 - 8:58 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Bills are "still holding out some hope" Sammy Watkins (questionable, foot) can play Sunday.

It's not much of an update. Watkins will go through pre-game warmups, but signs point to him sitting out. Marquise Goodwin will start in base sets if Watkins doesn't play, with Charles Clay the favorite to lead Buffalo in targets.
Sep 24 - 5:21 PM

Bills LT Cordy Glenn (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 3.

Glenn hasn't practiced since going down in the opener. Cyrus Kouandjio will continue to start at left tackle.
Sep 23 - 5:32 PM

Bills LCB Ronald Darby (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 3.

Darby practiced on a limited basis and should play. He'll try to bounce back after giving up 100-plus yards and a touchdown to Eric Decker. The entire Buffalo secondary has been torched through two weeks.
Sep 23 - 5:27 PM

Greg Salas (groin) is questionable for Week 3 against the Cardinals.

Salas was limited the last two days. He's coming off a 4/89/1 line on five targets in Week 2. With Sammy Watkins (questionable, foot) not expected to play, Salas will have a role in three-wide sets if active.
Sep 23 - 5:19 PM

Charles Clay (knee) is questionable for Week 3 against the Cardinals.

Clay missed Wednesday's practice but has been a limited participant the last two days. He should be fine for Sunday and could see more work than usual with Sammy Watkins' status up in the air. Clay is a TE2 with upside.
Sep 23 - 4:33 PM

Coach Rex Ryan admitted chances are "not real good" that Sammy Watkins (foot, questionable) plays Week 3 against the Cardinals.

Despite having 10 days between games, Watkins isn't ready to play. He missed every practice this week after getting his surgically-repaired foot stepped on in a walkthrough earlier this week. He's officially questionable and will be a game-time decision. If he sits, the Cardinals D/ST will be an elite play.
Sep 23 - 12:16 PM

Sammy Watkins (foot) was not present for the start of practice Friday.

It's officially time to start worrying about his Week 3 availability. Watkins hasn't practiced at all this week, even after coming off a long week with 10 days between games. If Watkins doesn't play, the Bills will certainly feed LeSean McCoy at will. Charles Clay would become the default top pass-game target.
Sep 23 - 10:57 AM

Charles Clay (knee) returned to Bills practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

Clay's Sunday status is not in doubt. With Sammy Watkins (foot) looking 50-50, at best, Clay's role should be bigger than usual. He still can't be trusted as more than a mid-range TE2.
Sep 22 - 5:11 PM

Bills coach Rex Ryan said there is "some concern" Sammy Watkins (foot) will miss Week 3 against the Cardinals.

Watkins didn't practice for the second day in a row. His foot injury doesn't seem to be getting any better and at this point, sitting out might be the best thing for him. Even if he plays, Watkins has a tough matchup against ace corner Patrick Peterson. Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin would be the featured receivers if Watkins can't get the green light.
Sep 22 - 1:56 PM


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