• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bills QB Tyrod Taylor puts up decent stats in loss to Giants

    Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (ankle) completed 28 of 42 passes for 274 yards with one touchdown and one interception Sunday against the Giants. He also rushed six times for 15 yards.Taylor connected with nine different receivers as tight end Charles Clay led the way with nine catches on 13 targets for 111 yards. His streak of passing for at least three touchdowns ended at two, but he's thrown for 270 yards or more in successive outings. That's a fairly solid output without top wideout Sammy Watkins.Up next is a trip to face the Titans in Week 5.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor active Sunday

    Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants. Taylor's status for Sunday's game was never truly in question, as he was a full participant all week in practice despite a minor ankle injury.The bigger issue for Taylor may be a lack of options to throw to, as receivers Sammy Watkins (calf) and marquise Goodwin (ribs) have both been ruled out for the contest, as has pass-catching running back LeSean McCoy (hamstring).Taylor at least has a favorable matchup, as the Giants are ranked dead last in the league in passing yards allowed per game (335.7) over the first three weeks.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bills QB Tyrod Taylor probable for battle against Giants

    Bills starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor (ankle) is probable for Sunday against the Giants.Though Taylor suffered a minor ankle injury in Week 3, he practiced fully this week. Taylor put up gaudy numbers in his last game and given that he'll be taking aim at a New York defense that has allowed a league-high 335.7 passing yards per game, he looks like a viable option for Fantasy lineups.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bills QB Tyrod Taylor throws for 277 yards, three TDs in win

    Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (chest) completed 21 of 29 passes for 277 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 41-14 win at Miami. He also carried the ball three times for 12' yards. Taylor played a stellar game, and looked really comfortable in the pocket, while not taking a sack nor turning the ball over. He showed a good rapport with Charles Clay and Percy Harvin, who combined to catch 12 passes for 148 yards and a touchdown. The only negative thing was that Sammy Watkins left the game Sunday with a calf injury, and did not return. The first-year starting QB is off to a nice start this year, and will look to keep it going at home against the Giants in Week 4.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bills QB Tyrod Taylor throws three TDs, three INTs in loss

    Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor completed 23 of 30 passes for 242 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions, while also rushing five times for 43 yards and another score during Sunday's 40-32 loss to the Patriots. The Bills were overmatched for much of the game, scoring 19 points in the fourth quarter before their comeback fell short. Taylor connected with eight different receivers, throwing his touchdowns to Robert Woods, Sammy Watkins and Charles Clay. While the three interceptions surely hurt, it was a huge performance in fantasy formats that don't penalize turnovers. Taylor's job is far from in jeopardy, and he'll look to cut down the turnovers in Week 3 at Miami.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    QB Tyrod Taylor throws, runs Bills past Indianapolis

    Chalk up as a success the first performance of Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor since being named the starter. Taylor outperformed Colts counterpart Andrew Luck in leading his team to victory Sunday. He compiled a 123.8 quarterback rating by completing 14 of 19 passes for 195 yards and one touchdown. He was not intercepted. The lone score was a 51-yard strike to veteran wideout Percy Harvin with just one second remaining in the first quarter. Taylor also contributed on the ground by rushing for 41 yards in nine attempts. He will try to guide his team to another win in Week 2 against the Patriots.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Bills coach Rex Ryan officially tabs Tyrod Taylor as QB

    Bills coach Rex Ryan made the news official at a press conference Monday, naming Tyrod Taylor the team's starting quarterback, citing his "explosiveness" at the position, per The Buffalo News. Taylor has put up impressive numbers during the preseason, going 24-for-31 for 236 yards, but has not started a game since the 2011 Orange Bowl when he was the signal-caller for Virginia Tech. He has played in 14 games as a backup with the Ravens. Ryan said that Taylor is "on top of what we are doing," and that with a team built to win now, Taylor gives them the best chance over fellow quarterbacks EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel. Taylor is scheduled to make $833,333 this season, but that figure could increase to $2 million with performance- and playing-time bonuses.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Report: Bills name Tyrod Taylor starting QB

    After a wide-open quarterback competition, the results are apparently in for Bills coach Rex Ryan. According to FOX Sports insider Jay Glazer, the Bills are prepared to name Tyrod Taylor their starter for Week 1. Taylor has performed well in the preseason, earning the edge over EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel, perhaps due to his threat as a runner in addition to his passing ability. Taylor has yet to make an NFL start, appearing in 14 games in four seasons as a backup with the Ravens.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Bills' Manuel gets start over Taylor, Cassel in third preseason game

    Bills coach Rex Ryan said EJ Manuel will get the start over Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel in the team's third preseason game Saturday against the Steelers. Taylor and Cassel have each started one preseason game. "My plan was to give everybody opportunities," Ryan said Thursday. "Nobody can say nobody wasn't given a fair shot here." Manuel has completed 13 of 22 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns through two preseason games. Taylor has completed 12 of 18 passes for 114 yards. He also has rushed for a team-high 88 yards on 10 attempts through two games. Cassel has appeared in just one game, completing 7 of 8 passes for 45 yards.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Bills QB Tyrod Taylor makes case for starting nod with fine effort

    Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor strengthened the competition for the starting job at that position with a fine effort Thursday in Cleveland. Taylor completed 7 of 10 passes for 65 yards in helping his cause in what is shaping up as a battle with Matt Cassel, according to ESPN. Taylor only put three points on the board, but he added 41 yards rushing in just four attempts.