Dareus (abdomen) is active for Sunday's game against the Raiders. Dareus was considered questionable coming into Sunday, but head coach Rex Ryan's comments throughout the week gave the indication that Dareus would be available for Week 13. Look for him to assume his normal position at defensive tackle for the Bills.
Dareus (abdomen) is questionable to play Sunday against the Raiders. Dareus practiced on a limited basis this week after suffering an abdominal strain last Sunday against the Jaguars. If he's ultimately ruled out, Jerel Worthy will take over at nose tackle.
Dareus (abdominal strain) will practice on a limited basis Wednesday. Coach Rex Ryan said in his press conference that he feels good about Dareus being ready for Sunday's game in Oakland, which is supported by him practicing to some degree early in the week.
Dareus sat out the Bills' last two defensive series Sunday due to an abdominal issue, The Buffalo News reports. Dareus has had trouble staying healthy this season, possibly because he missed a month due to suspension and has been catching up with the team ever since. We'll see what his practice participation looks like later in the week, though with the Bills needing to win at least four of their last five games and possibly all of them, the team can ill afford to lose its star defensive player again.
Dareus posted eight tackles and two sacks during Sunday's win over Jacksonville. If the Bills are going to make a playoff push, Dareus is going to be a key factor in that, as the Buffalo defense has a few shortcomings and he's one of the players that can take over a game. Dareus has only played in three games due to a suspension and injuries, var he's already posted 3.5 sacks and 16 tackles. For leagues that make you choose an interior defensive lineman, that's production that's hard to find.