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58 Matt Milano OLB

Buffalo Bills

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
26%21%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
12821.5000

Player Updates

November 18, 2019 03:20 PM
Bills' Matt Milano: Puts together impressive outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Milano recorded seven tackles (four solo), 0.5 sacks and two pass breakups in Sunday's 37-20 win over the Dolphins.

Milano came in second for the team lead in tackles to Tremaine Edmunds (12), and the duo teamed up to take down Ryan Fitzpatrick in the third quarter. When he's healthy, Milano is an every-snap player, and the third-year pro is on track for a career-high 108 stops this season.

November 12, 2019 11:44 AM
Bills' Matt Milano: Sack in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Milano recorded seven tackles (five solo) and one sack across 70 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Browns.

Milano recorded his first sack of the season Sunday, taking down Baker Mayfield for a nine-yard loss early in the fourth quarter. His 58 combined tackles place him third on the Bills defense this season, and that's with a game and some change lost due to injury. He'll look to keep up this level of play against the Dolphins on Sunday.

October 29, 2019 09:48 AM
Bills' Matt Milano: Erupts for 13 stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Milano made 13 tackles (10 solo) in Sunday's 31-13 loss to the Eagles.

Milano is maintaining an every-snap workload even following his return from a hamstring injury, and he leveraged it into a career high for tackles in a game. The third-year pro is on track to achieve a season-long best as well, as Milano has 44 stops through six games, so last year's 78-stop mark is well within reach.

October 27, 2019 11:48 AM
Bills' Matt Milano: Ready to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Milano (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

While Milano practiced on a limited basis just like the week prior, he's able to suit this time around after missing his first game of the season in Week 7. Milano is a strong all-around linebacker and a decent playmaker, while on this day his main assignment should be focusing on trying to slow down Philly's prominent use of tight ends Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert.

October 25, 2019 01:00 PM
Bills' Matt Milano: Game-time call for Week 8
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Sean McDermott said Milano (hamstring) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

We assume that means Milano practiced on a limited basis for a third straight day Friday, just as he did last week before being ruled inactive for the win over Miami. The Bills' defense is fantastic beyond just one starter being in or out of the lineup, but Milano is the linebacker most capable of slowing down Philadelphia's lethal use of tight ends Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert.

October 24, 2019 06:40 PM
Bills' Matt Milano: Second straight with limited work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Milano (hamstring) practiced on a limited basis for the second straight day Thursday, The Buffalo News reports.

Milano missed last week's win over the Dolphins and continues to work on a limited basis. His potential presence Sunday takes on added importance because the Eagles present arguably the league's best tight end tandem in Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert. Milano -- if he plays -- will frequently be assigned to one of them.

October 23, 2019 07:08 PM
Bills' Matt Milano: Works in limited capacity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Milano (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.

Milano worked in a limited fashion all week leading up to this past Sunday's win over the Dolphins, and the third-year pro was still inactive. His status will start out the same ahead of the upcoming Week 8 game against the Eagles, though we'll see if he can ramp up that activity level as the rest of the practice week unfolds.

October 20, 2019 12:08 PM
Bills' Matt Milano: No-go Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Milano (hamstring) won't play in Sunday's home contest against Miami.

Milano was only able to practice on a limited basis following the team's bye week, so there was cause for concern entering the Week 7 contest. The Boston College product has played nearly every snap on defense so far this season, so luckily for the Bills they face the winless Dolphins. In Milano's stead, it's likely that Maurice Alexander will get the starting call at strongside linebacker.

October 18, 2019 03:20 PM
Bills' Matt Milano: Question mark for Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Milano (hamstring) practiced on a limited basis Friday for the third straight day and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Given that the injury is still lingering following the team's bye week, Milano looks like a true game-time decision for Week 7. Milano plays pretty much every down and sits third on the team in tackles with 31, though he's still looking for his first sack or interception.

October 16, 2019 12:24 PM
Bills' Matt Milano: Limited in return from bye
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Milano (hamstring) is a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

While it's a good sign the linebacker is able to practice in his first opportunity since getting injured during the team's Week 5 win ahead of the bye, it's a slight cause for concern that Milano isn't fully 100 percent after such a long break. It still seems like a good bet he'll play in Sunday's divisional matchup against the Dolphins, though it'd be more reassuring if Milano is back to a full level Thursday or Friday.

October 6, 2019 03:52 PM
Bills' Matt Milano: Leaves with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Milano was forced out of Sunday's game versus the Titans with a hamstring injury.

Milano played every snap over the first four games, and he made 26 tackles in that span. The team will likely summon a mix of Maurice Alexander and Julian Stanford in his place.

September 10, 2019 08:36 PM
Bills' Matt Milano: Big opening week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Milano posted nine total tackles -- including one for a loss -- to go with two quarterback hits in Sunday's win over the Jets.

Milano showed no rust whatsoever in his first real game since recovering from a broken leg in Week 15 of last season, playing all 72 of the team's defensive snaps. The third-year player posted 78 tackles, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries in just 13 games last season, and if he can get through 16 games healthy, there's little reason he can't get to triple-digit tackles for the first time. This is a very good defense, and a number of the plays will end up stopping with Milano and fellow linebacker Tremaine Edmunds.

July 30, 2019 05:44 PM
Bills' Matt Milano: Recovery going well
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Milano, who suffered a broken leg during Week 15 last season and underwent surgery, has not had any limitations through training camp so far, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. "He's not quite there yet, but he's really close," said defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier.

Milano, drafted in the fifth round of the 2017 draft, has not only worked his way into a long-term starting position for the Bills, but has become IDP viable as well, posting 78 tackles and six turnovers in 13 games last season. If he's at full health for the 2019 season, Milano and teammate Tremaine Edmunds can be counted on for strong numbers. Both linebackers have quickly become playmakers, plus they get an extra boost since Sean McDermott teams tend to lean toward high production from the LB spots.

May 23, 2019 04:32 PM
Bills' Matt Milano: Looking strong in OTAs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Milano (leg) has been able to practice in full during OTAs this week, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW.com reports.

The team doesn't seem to be taking a cautious approach with the linebacker, who is working his way back from the broken leg he suffered in Week 14. The 24-year-old will still need to shake off some rust after the long layoff from on-field activity, but all signs point to him making a healthy return in 2019 and re-emerging as a pivotal player on defense.

May 18, 2019 12:36 PM
Bills' Matt Milano: Smooth recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Milano, who suffered a broken fibula in Week 14 and missed the rest of the season, has been participating in offseason workouts so far and is said to be on schedule to return before the season gets underway John Murphy of the Bills' official site reports.

The team may ease him back during the summer program, which shouldn't be a problem since he has two years in Sean McDermott and Leslie Frazier's defense, but it sounds like he's well on track. Milano should be on IDP radars after posting 78 tackles, seven passes defensed, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries in just 13 games.

December 12, 2018 12:48 AM
Bills' Matt Milano: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bills placed Milano (leg) on injured reserve Tuesday, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

Milano broke his fibula during Sunday's loss to the Jets and underwent surgery soon after. While he will miss the remainder of the season, he is expected to be ready for training camp next season. Even with the pending three missed games, Milano finishes his second season with a strong 78 tackles, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries.

December 10, 2018 10:40 PM
Bills' Matt Milano: Out for season following surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Milano (leg) underwent surgery Monday, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

Milano sustained a broken fibula during the fourth quarter of Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Jets. Following surgery, Milano will miss the remainder of the season but believes he can be ready before next season's training camp.

December 9, 2018 10:52 PM
Bills' Matt Milano: Carted off Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Milano was carted off the field due to a left foot injury he suffered in Sunday's game against the Jets, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW.com reports.

Milano got twisted awkwardly near the goal line late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game, and his injury is being diagnosed as a left foot injury. Following the game, Milano was seen hobbling around the Bills' locker room with his left shoe off after he was taken for x-rays, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

November 26, 2018 12:48 PM
Bills' Matt Milano: Tallies another interception
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Milano recored three tackles (all solo) and an interception in Sunday's win over the Jaguars.

Milano now has interceptions in back-to-back games and three on the season. He's improved on his 2017 season in nearly every statistical category and he still has five games left to play. Looking ahead, Milano and the Bills will take on the Dolphins in Week 13.

November 22, 2018 03:31 PM
Bills' Matt Milano: Ready for Week 12
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Milano has cleared the concussion protocol and will play in Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

The bye week came at the perfect time for Milano, as he'll practice fully Wednesday and won't miss any game time. He's been quite the playmaker for the Bills in just his second season, recording 61 tackles, six passes defensed, two interceptions and three fumble recoveries through 10 games. The Buffalo defense is much better with him out there.

Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/8/19NYJ0000
29/15/19NYG0000
39/22/19CIN0000
49/29/19NE0000
510/6/19TEN0000
710/20/19MIA0000
810/27/19PHI0000
911/3/19WAS0000
1011/10/19CLE01.000
1111/17/19MIA00.500
1211/24/19DEN0000
1311/28/19DAL0000
1412/8/19BAL0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
1512/15/19@ PIT8:20 pm
1612/21/19@ NE4:30 pm
1712/29/19NYJ1:00 pm
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2017Buffalo Bills164932.017011515.01502
2018Buffalo Bills137852.026134113.72907
2019Buffalo Bills128253.0291.5000.0009
TOTAL41209137.0722.545614.029018
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2017Buffalo Bills16001014011
2018Buffalo Bills1300003030
2019Buffalo Bills1200001010
TOTAL41001054051
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/223
Birthdate:
7/28/1994
Age:
25
Hometown:
Commack, NY, USA
School:
Boston College
NFL Experience:
3
Awards: