Player News - Bills

Date: Team: Pos:

Charles Clay (knee) was limited on Wednesday.

Chuck rarely ever does much on Wednesdays and always plays on Sunday. Never 100 percent healthy, Clay is a workmanlike TE2 in fantasy.
Sep 20 - 2:40 PM

Bills DT Marcell Dareus (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

Coach Sean McDermott admitted he's "concerned" Dareus may not be able to play Week 3 against the Broncos. The Bills are already without fellow DT Jerel Worthy, who has been in the concussion protocol for three weeks. Kyle Williams, Adolphus Washington, and Cedric Thornton are available on the interior.
Sep 20 - 9:52 AM

Speaking Monday, Bills coach Sean McDermott remained committed to Tyrod Taylor as his starting quarterback.

After initially dancing around the question, McDermott said "Tyrod is our starter." The Bills' offense was positively putrid on the road against the Panthers on Sunday, though it's unclear how much more Taylor could have done. His "top two receivers" are Jordan Matthews and rookie Zay Jones. Fifth-round rookie Nathan Peterman would not give the Bills a better chance to win. Taylor is going to struggle mightily in Week 3 against the Broncos.
Sep 18 - 1:17 PM

Mike Tolbert rushed three times for five yards in the Bills' Week 2 loss to the Panthers.

Tolbert "added" a two-yard reception. Tolbert will have the occasional 10-12 touch week, but this should be more the norm than his 12-carry Week 1.
Sep 17 - 7:17 PM

Zay Jones caught 2-of-6 targets for 18 yards in the Bills' Week 2 loss to the Panthers.

Jones nearly had a third catch, but couldn't corral what would have been a game-winning, 33-yard touchdown in the dying moments of the fourth quarter. It wasn't a perfect pass from Tyrod Taylor, but one an NFL receiver should have caught. The second-round rookie now has three catches for 39 yards through his first two games. The targets, catches and yardage should all slowly go up, but Jones doesn't have much of a WR4 case right now in one of the league's most run-focused offenses.
Sep 17 - 7:14 PM

Jordan Matthews caught 3-of-3 targets for 30 yards in the Bills' Week 2 loss to the Panthers.

Matthews now has five catches for 91 yards on six targets through two games as a Bill. His target floor should eventually be higher than three, but there's vanishingly-little ceiling to be had in this offense.
Sep 17 - 7:13 PM

Charles Clay caught 3-of-3 targets for 23 yards in the Bills' Week 2 loss to the Panthers.

The Bills couldn't get anything going against the Panthers' elite defense. Clay seems to be one of Tyrod Taylor's top-two targets, but that's not going to mean a whole lot in this run-heavy offense. He'll be a bottom-barrel TE2 for Week 3 against the Broncos.
Sep 17 - 7:12 PM

Tyrod Taylor completed 17-of-25 passes for 125 yards in the Bills' 9-3, Week 2 loss to the Panthers, adding eight carries for 55 additional yards.

The Bills' offense was completely eliminated by the Panthers' elite defense. 52 of Taylor's 180 total yards came on the Bills' desperation final drive. Taylor was actually inches away from a game-winning 33-yard touchdown with 14 seconds remaining, but rookie Zay Jones couldn't quite haul in an imperfect pass. Taylor's season has unfolded as expected through two games so far. He had a nice day at home and quiet one on the road. The Bills are returning home for Week 3, but will be hosting the Broncos. Taylor will be a no-go QB2 for that one.
Sep 17 - 4:49 PM

Bills LT Cordy Glenn is dealing with an ankle injury.

Glenn didn't look like himself before departing. He was announced as "questionable" to return early in the second half, but never checked back in. Dion Dawkins finished the game on Tyrod Taylor's blindside.
Sep 17 - 4:44 PM

LeSean McCoy rushed 12 times for nine yards in the Bills' Week 2 loss to the Panthers, adding six receptions for 34 yards.

The Panthers defense simply torpedoed the Bills' offense. There were no rushing lanes. Losing LT Cordy Glenn to an ankle injury didn't help, while McCoy appeared to tweak his troublesome wrist in the second half. He said neither the wrist nor last week's groin soreness were why he was eliminated. It's a reminder of the risks McCoy faces on a bad team, even as a workhorse. Similar problems could be on tap for Week 3, as Tyrod Taylor will have nowhere to hide against the Broncos.
Sep 17 - 4:33 PM

Bills CB E.J. Gaines (shoulder) is active for Week 2 against the Panthers.

Gaines was never expected to sit. His injury is "just" a contusion, and is unlikely to really limit his effectiveness.
Sep 17 - 11:37 AM

Bills declared RB Joe Banyard, OG Vlad Ducasse, LB Jelani Jenkins, WR Brandon Tate, DT Jerel Worthy, TE Khari Lee and OT Conor McDermott inactive for Week 2 against the Panthers.

It's a quiet list for the Bills as they head to Charlotte to try to spring the massive road upset.
Sep 17 - 11:36 AM

LeSean McCoy (wrist, groin) was taken off the Bills' final injury report for Week 2 against the Panthers.

He didn't practice on Friday but the Bills were just giving him a breather. McCoy was essentially Buffalo's whole offense in Week 1 and that should be the case again in Week 2. He's getting the type of volume fantasy owners dream about, though it's fair to question how McCoy's body will hold up if the Bills keep running him ragged.
Sep 15 - 2:34 PM

LeSean McCoy (rest, groin) did not practice Friday.

Coach Sean McDermott said it was going to be a rest day for McCoy anyway, but he does have some "general soreness" in his groin. It's not going to keep McCoy out against the Panthers, but he's already come down with groin and wrist issues after one game. It's going to take a lot for McCoy to play all 16 games this season with the way Buffalo plans to ride him on offense.
Sep 15 - 10:16 AM

Charles Clay (shoulder) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

The only difference between this and Clay's normal routine is that he's listed with his shoulder and not his knee. Clay will be out there as an upside TE2 against the Panthers.
Sep 14 - 6:02 PM

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