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The Bills are holding off on placing C.J. Spiller (collarbone surgery) on injured reserve.

Spiller went under the knife on Monday. "We'll wait and see what the doctor says," coach Doug Marrone said of placing Spiller on I.R. Despite Marrone holding out hope, all signs suggest Spiller's season is over. It should become official within the week.
Oct 20 - 3:04 PM

When asked about Bryce Brown, Fred Jackson said he's "an every-down back."

"We won't miss a beat," Jackson said. Although Anthony Dixon is under the impression he'll be a workhorse now, he's more likely to stick in a big back and special teams role while serving as the complement. Brown struggled with fumbles and bouncing too many runs outside as an Eagle, but is excellent in the pass game and has serious juice in his legs. On 190 career NFL carries, he's produced 878 yards (4.62 YPC) and six touchdowns. With C.J. Spiller out for the season and F-Jax sidelined as much as a month, Brown is a plug-n-play RB2.
Oct 20 - 10:11 AM

Fred Jackson was told his groin injury typically comes with a four-week timetable.

Jackson says he'll try to beat that timetable and hasn't ruled himself out of returning for Week 10. But given the severity of his injury and how difficult it is for running backs to overcome soft-tissue pulls, Week 11 or 12 seems more realistic. His adductor longus pulled off the bone about a centimeter. Jackson remains a hold for owners if possible, especially with tasty matchups against the Packers and Raiders in Weeks 15 and 16. C.J. Spiller (collarbone) is out for the year.
Oct 20 - 9:10 AM

Anthony Dixon is under the impression he'll be the Bills' feature back going forward.

Fred Jackson (groin) could miss a month and C.J. Spiller (collarbone) is out for the season. "This is an opportunity I've been waiting for, to get back in that workhorse role and show people what I can do," said Dixon, who went on to insist he's been mislabeled as a short-yardage back. The problem for Dixon is that the Bills traded for Bryce Brown this summer, a far more talented, versatile and explosive runner. We're expecting Brown to lead the committee, with "Boobie" filling a big back role.
Oct 20 - 8:41 AM

According to CBS' Jason La Canfora, Fred Jackson (groin) will not play in Week 8.

La Canfora and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport are both reporting that Jackson could return in Week 10, following the Bills' Week 9 bye. We'll see. Jackson was in a ton of pain as he was carted off Sunday and serious soft-tissue injuries are hard for running backs to overcome. Rapoport says the "worst case" is a four-week injury. With C.J. Spiller (collarbone) out for the season, Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon are the Bills' top-two backs heading into Week 8 against the Jets.
Oct 19 - 9:01 PM

A source tells PFT that C.J. Spiller (collarbone) is out for the season.

Spiller will have surgery Monday to repair a broken collarbone sustained in Sunday's win over the Vikings. It's awful timing, as he was just about to get a big chance with Fred Jackson suffering a serious groin injury. Instead, Spiller's wildly frustrating contract-year season ends with 69 carries for 287 yards (4.15 YPC) and zero rushing touchdowns in seven games. Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon will move forward as the Bills' top-two backs.
Oct 19 - 6:57 PM

The Bills declined to give details on Fred Jackson's groin injury following Sunday's win over the Vikings.

All coach Doug Marrone said is that Jackson is headed for further testing in the form of a Monday MRI. But given that he had to be carted off, it has the look of a serious injury. C.J. Spiller broke his collarbone Sunday, leaving Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon as the Bills' top two backs.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 19 - 6:10 PM

Following Sunday's win over the Vikings, coach Doug Marrone said he has "no problem bringing up" Bryce Brown.

Brown has been inactive in all seven games so far this season. But the Bills lost Fred Jackson (groin) and C.J. Spiller (broken collarbone) on Sunday, leaving Brown as the next man up. A talented runner that was acquired in an offseason trade, Brown looms as the most sought-after waiver wire add this week. He's rushed 190 times for 878 yards (4.62 YPC) with six touchdowns in his NFL career. This preseason, Brown rushed 34 times for 152 yards (4.47 YPC) and caught eight passes for 68 yards.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 19 - 6:03 PM

Scott Chandler had three catches for 36 yards in Week 7 against the Vikings.

He was targeted six times. Chandler made a big fourth-down catch on the Bills' game-winning drive, but remains just an afterthought in the offense. He has yet to score a touchdown through seven games this season.
Oct 19 - 5:52 PM

Robert Woods caught four passes for 10 yards in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Vikings.

Woods was back to being a non-factor after posting a 7/78/1 line last week. He lost targets to Chris Hogan, who finished behind only Sammy Watkins with 63 yards. Woods remains off the fantasy radar.
Oct 19 - 5:48 PM

Anthony Dixon had 13 carries for 51 yards in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Vikings.

Dixon took over as the lead back after C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson left with injuries in the second quarter. He plodded his way to 3.9 yards per carry, but showed good power between the tackles. With Spiller and Jackson sidelined, Dixon will likely be used in the lesser half of a committee with Bryce Brown and could potentially see goal-line work. Brown is the preferred add in fantasy leagues.
Oct 19 - 5:44 PM

Sammy Watkins had nine catches for 122 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 7 comeback win over the Vikings.

Watkins was matched up with Xavier Rhodes for most of the game, but beat Captain Munnerlyn for one of his touchdowns. He scored on a two-yard pass from Kyle Orton to give the Bills a win on the final play of the game. After being held in check by Darrelle Revis last week, Watkins was targeted 14 times and back to being the clear featured receiver. Watkins will be on the WR2 radar for Week 8 against the Jets.
Oct 19 - 5:12 PM

Kyle Orton completed 31-of-43 passes for 284 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Vikings.

Orton led the Bills to a fourth-quarter comeback, throwing a two-yard touchdown to Sammy Watkins on the final play. Both of his touchdowns went to Watkins, who he targeted a team-high 14 times. Orton still struggled for most of the game before pulling out the win, losing a fumble and taking six sacks. He'll remain a low-end QB2 in Week 8 against the Jets.
Oct 19 - 4:25 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the initial diagnosis is a broken collarbone for C.J. Spiller.

It's terrible news for the Bills, who also lost Fred Jackson to a groin injury on Sunday. If true, Spiller would likely be sidelined for at least six weeks. Buffalo is down to Anthony Dixon as their only healthy running back against the Vikings. Bryce Brown should be active for the first time next week and is a must-add in all formats.
Oct 19 - 2:43 PM

C.J. Spiller was carted off in Sunday's Week 7 game against the Vikings with a shoulder injury.

He's been ruled out for the rest of the game. Spiller was injured on the end of a 53-yard run in the second quarter. With Fred Jackson also leaving earlier in the game, the Bills are now down Anthony Dixon at running back.
Oct 19 - 2:27 PM


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