Player News - Bills

Date: Team: Pos:

Zay Jones (knee) wasn't listed on the Bills' final injury report for Week 11 against the Chargers.

He's good to go after getting in a full week of practice. Jones was having his best game of the season before he hurt his knee against the Jets in Week 9. He doesn't carry much fantasy appeal now that Kelvin Benjamin has taken over the lead role in Buffalo's receiving corps. Having Nathan Peterman under center this week won't help matters.
Nov 17 - 2:27 PM

Jordan Matthews (knee) is questionable for Week 11 against the Chargers.

Matthews was limited at practice this week but should see his usual snaps Sunday in L.A. With unproven Nathan Peterman under center, Matthews won't be more than a last-gasp WR4 for Week 11.
Nov 17 - 2:25 PM

Charles Clay (knee) is questionable for Week 11 against the Chargers.

Clay should be fine for Sunday's game in L.A. after getting in a pair of limited practices on Thursday and Friday. Aside from a fluke 113-yard game against Denver in Week 4, Clay has mostly been a non-factor in the fantasy realm. He'll be just a mid-range TE2 Sunday against a strong Chargers secondary.
Nov 17 - 2:24 PM

Jordan Matthews (knee) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

We suspect the Bills are just managing his practice reps. Facing a fierce Chargers secondary on the road with a rookie quarterback under center, Matthews has a lot going against him this week. Fantasy owners should let him ride the pine this week.
Nov 16 - 3:00 PM

Mike Tolbert (hamstring) did not practice Thursday.

It is his second missed practice in a row, making it unlikely he suits up against the Chargers. It is ridiculous this is true, but Tolbert sitting should open up more passing-down snaps for LeSean McCoy. Travaris Cadet will likely serve as the backup if Tolbert sits.
Source: ESPN
Nov 16 - 12:57 PM

Zay Jones (knee) was a full participant at Thursday's practice.

It is his second practice in a row, putting him on track to return this week against the Chargers. Jones had his best game as a pro in Week 9, but he is someone to avoid with Kelvin Benjamin taking over No. 1 duties.
Source: ESPN
Nov 16 - 12:54 PM

Charles Clay (knee) returned to practice Thursday.

Clay had been sitting out Wednesday practices even before his knee surgery, and it looks like the routine remains in place following his return. He will be good to go against the Chargers.
Source: ESPN
Nov 16 - 12:53 PM

Charles Clay (knee) is not practicing Wednesday.

Clay normally sits out on Wednesdays to rest his knee. In his first game back from a multi-week issue last week, Clay caught just two balls for 13 yards. With everyone healthy in Buffalo, Clay is more of a TE2.
Nov 15 - 3:02 PM

Jordan Matthews (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Matthews has long battled knee soreness. He should be fine for Sunday in L.A. against the Chargers, but Matthews is a low-upside WR4 desperation play.
Nov 15 - 3:01 PM

Zay Jones (knee) returned to practice Wednesday.

He missed last week after having his best game as a pro in Week 9 against the Jets with a 6-53-1 line. With Kelvin Benjamin at the X, Jordan Matthews in the slot, and both LeSean McCoy and Charles Clay healthy, Jones will be fighting for scraps as the Z receiver with Nathan Peterman at QB.
Nov 15 - 12:17 PM

Tyrod Taylor has been benched as the Bills' starting quarterback in favor of fifth-round rookie Nathan Peterman.

This comes four days after Taylor went 9-of-18 for just 56 yards in an embarrassing Week 10 home loss to the Saints. Peterman came in for mop-up work late, going 7-of-10 for 79 yards and a touchdown, and coach Sean McDermott is now rolling with his handpicked guy. Taylor is a holdover from ex-coach Rex Ryan and may have played his final snap for the Bills. Due a $10 million salary and $6 million roster bonus next year, Taylor is an offseason cut candidate.
Nov 15 - 9:49 AM

Coach Sean McDermott announced rookie Nathan Peterman will start Week 11 against the Chargers.

"We were made to be more than 5-4, and I've come here to be more than 5-4," McDermott said. "Really, it's about becoming a better team. Every position is evaluated and that's the direction I decided to go." Taylor and the entire offense is coming off a horrendous Week 10 against the Saints, but that was his first bad game at home. Peterman came in late for mop-up work, playing his first 11 snaps of the season. He went 7-of-10 for 79 yards and a score and was handpicked by McDermott and the new regime as a fifth-rounder. He had a nondescript preseason. His first NFL start will be on the road in L.A. against the Bolts. The offense will continue to run through LeSean McCoy.
Nov 15 - 9:43 AM

Kelvin Benjamin played 41-of-48 snaps (85 percent) Week 10 against the Saints.

Despite Sunday being his first game with the team, Benjamin led Buffalo's receiver corps in snaps while seeing the most targets. The Bills also set out to get him going early, targeting Benjamin three times on the opening drive. The offense as a whole struggled against the Saints, but Benjamin should be a useful fantasy option the rest of the way if this usage continues.
Nov 13 - 10:27 AM

Charles Clay hauled in 2-of-3 targets for 13 yards in the Bills' Week 10 loss to the Saints.

In his first game back from a long injury layoff, Clay did not make his first catch until the second quarter, and he was targeted just twice in the first half. Things did not get any better after the break as Clay had a long play called back on a meaningless hold and then bobbled a pass which ended up being intercepted. It was a disappointing outing for Clay, and things do not get any easier with the Chargers up next.
Nov 12 - 4:27 PM

Jordan Matthews hauled in 1-of-2 targets for 14 yards in the Bills' Week 10 loss to the Saints.

With the offense stuck in neutral, Matthews was not targeted in the first half and his first catch did not come until deep into garbage time. With Kelvin Benjamin looking like the clear No. 1 receiver and Charles Clay back in the lineup, Matthews is not a must-own in standard redraft leagues.
Nov 12 - 4:23 PM


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