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Buffalo Bills

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October 24, 2020 03:12 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Tests positive for COVID-19
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox (calf) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday after testing positive, the Bills' official site reports.

Knox was already going to miss Sunday's game against the Jets due to his calf injury, so perhaps the bigger issue is that the team's tight end room is almost completely depleted, as fellow tight ends Lee Smith, Tommy Sweeney (currently on PUP list), and practice squad player Nate Becker have been defined to have been in close contact with Knox. They have all been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list and cannot take Knox's place in Sunday's game.

October 23, 2020 06:48 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Will miss Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox (calf) has been declared out for Sunday's game at the Jets, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Knox's absence for Week 7 was fully expected after he failed to practice Wednesday through Friday. Tyler Kroft will get a few extra looks in the passing game this weekend, while Knox will set his sights on returning for a big Week 8 contest against the Patriots.

October 22, 2020 02:00 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Misses Thursday's session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox (calf) was unable to practice Thursday, Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site reports.

Knox was ruled out pretty early ahead of Monday's game against the Chiefs and hasn't been able to practice in any capacity this week. Unless he's able to make a surprise return to practice Friday, expect him to be ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Jets.

October 22, 2020 01:44 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Still not practicing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox (calf) didn't practice Wednesday.

Knox hasn't practiced since sustaining his calf injury in the Bills' Week 5 loss to the TItans. He'll need to heal up in a hurry to have a chance to suit up Sunday against the Jets. Tyler Kroft is set to serve as Buffalo's top tight end if Knox sits out again.

October 17, 2020 12:20 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Out for Week 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox (calf) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Chiefs, the Bills' official site reports.

Knox was never much of an option to play after leaving Tuesday's game against the Titans and not practicing all week. Tyler Kroft is in line for more of a role as the primary receiving tight end this week, though the Bills offer plenty of other weapons in front of any of their tight ends in the passing game.

October 16, 2020 04:32 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Another DNP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox (calf) did not practice for the second straight day Friday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

While the Bills' starting tight end has the benefit of an extra day this week given the Monday night matchup, his status is looking very much in doubt at this stage. Tyler Kroft isn't a bad pickup in deeper formats if Knox does get officially ruled out.

October 15, 2020 12:36 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Misses practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox (calf) won't practice Thursday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Knox was forced out of this past Tuesday's loss to the Titans, and his non-participation in Thursday's jog-through suggests that he's not a lock to play Monday against the Chiefs. If he's out or limited Week 6, Tyler Kroft would be in line to see added pass-catching opportunities versus Kansas City.

October 13, 2020 09:24 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Injures calf Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox was forced out of Tuesday's game versus the Titans with a calf injury.

Knox left the game in the second half after catching one of three targets for 15 yards. Tyler Kroft should handle a hefty workload the rest of the game since he's the Bills' only remaining tight end.

October 5, 2020 11:56 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Low production in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox caught two of three targets for 16 yards during Sunday's win in Las Vegas.

Knox only played 48 percent of the offensive snaps after missing Week 3 with a concussion. Backup Tyler Kroft was on the field for 33 percent of those snaps and was also targeted three times, hauling in just one for 12 yards. Knox remains the starter and is the more talented player, but with Buffalo's wide receivers playing so well -- not to mention running back Devin Singletary's involvement in the passing game -- the tight end could be a hit-or-miss option for much of the season.

October 1, 2020 04:28 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Seemingly over concussion problem
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox (concussion) practiced fully for the second straight day Thursday.

Knox missed last week's game against the Rams, but he looks like a good bet to resume his starting role this week against the Raiders. It's at least worth noting that Tyler Kroft caught two TD passes in Knox's absence in Week 3, so while Knox is still the starter and more athletic player, it may not be that easy for the Bills to take Kroft completely out of the game plan right away.

September 30, 2020 08:20 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Back to work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox (concussion) is listed as a full participant for Wednesday's practice, Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site reports.

Though Knox looks like he'll take all the reps in Wednesday's practice, he hasn't necessarily cleared the NFL's concussion protocol just yet. That said, the fact that he's beginning the week on the field is a good sign with regard to his chances of being available in Sunday's game against the Raiders. Even if Knox gets the green light to play this weekend, he may have to fight to earn some looks in the passing game after Buffalo's other tight ends combined for three touchdown receptions from quarterback Josh Allen in the Week 3 win over the Rams.

September 25, 2020 05:32 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Won't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Rams, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

The 23-year-old suffered the concussion during last Sunday's win over the Dolphins and has been unable to practice this week. Knox remains in the concussion protocol and will need to fully clear it before returning to game action. Tyler Kroft is without a catch through two games this season but is likely to start at tight end for the Bills in Week 3.

September 24, 2020 01:40 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Absent from practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox (concussion) isn't participating in Thursday's practice, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Knox remains in the NFL's concussion protocol and hasn't been on the field for either of the Bills' first two practices of Week 3. Unless he's cleared to take some contact at practice Friday, Knox currently looks to be trending toward an absence in Sunday's game against the Rams. Tyler Kroft, who played 51 percent of the offensive snaps in the Week 2 win over Miami without drawing a target, would be in line to start at tight end Sunday if Knox is inactive.

September 23, 2020 10:40 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Sits out Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday.

Knox starts his week off as a spectator after suffering a concussion in last week's win over the Dolphins. The tight end will need to clear the NFL's concussion protocol in order to play in Sunday's game against the Rams. Knox's potential absence would leave the Bills with Tyler Kroft and Reggie Gilliam at the position Week 3.

September 20, 2020 04:00 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Suffers concussion Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox won't return to Sunday's game versus the Dolphins after suffering a concussion.

Knox reeled in a 38-yard reception before leaving the game and entering concussion protocol. Tyler Kroft and Reggie Gilliam will handle the reps at tight end for the remainder of Sunday's contest.

September 15, 2020 08:00 AM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Low volume in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox caught two of three targets for 26 yards in Sunday's win over the Jets.

The good news is that Knox received two red-zone looks and played 64 percent of the offensive snaps while no other Bills tight end saw more than five percent. He'll have a chance to make more of a dent on the scoresheet against the Dolphins in Week 2, though with Stefon Diggs, John Brown, Cole Beasley, Devin Singletary and Zack Moss all in the fold and quarterback Josh Allen still looking for opportunities to run the ball himself, it's going to be difficult for Knox to see his production elevated to the level of the league's top tight ends.

September 9, 2020 05:48 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Team's top tight end
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox is listed as the first tight end on the first unofficial depth chart the Bills released Wednesday, Maddy Glab of the team's official site reports.

The Bills may not come out with an "official" depth chart ahead of Week 1, but it's clear Knox is expected to get the biggest share of tight end snaps for now, with Tyler Kroft and blocking specialist Lee Smith working behind him. Knox has the ability to build off his 28-388-2 line from his rookie season, but at the same time, he's got a now-healthy Kroft to share reps with, not to mention a new star wideout in Stefon Diggs in the mix.

August 15, 2020 01:52 AM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Impressing OC
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll has been impressed with how Knox and tight ends coach Rob Boras have worked together so far in training camp. "Dawson has done a really good job," Daboll told Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site this week. So Rob [Boras] does a good job meeting extra with them. He's a young player still, really young. Hopefully we get more out of him this year. I know he's working hard to do that."

Knox will be competing with veteran Tyler Kroft for looks in the Buffalo offense. Knox, a second-year player, has the better athletic skills and more upside, so we'll see if he can keep chugging along the learning curve and take the top job to himself instead of having to share it with Kroft.

July 9, 2020 01:12 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Ready to go in Year 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox has been working through drills this offseason that will help him reduce his number of dropped passes in 2020, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. "I think a big piece of it is going to be his availability and his consistency," head coach Sean McDermott said this week. "Sometimes what you see the first year is the lack of at times consistency, and I think Dawson is aware of that and he's committed to developing to the point where that becomes a strength of his and we're here to help him with it."

Knox had the NFL's worst drop rate (12 percent) among tight end qualifiers in 2019, and his 56 percent catch rate was also remarkably low. Even so, those figures alone don't indicate that Dawson turned in a bad rookie season. To the contrary, he filled a major hole after starter Tyler Kroft suffered a broken foot before the season. Knox finished with a 28-388-2 line, far better than most preseason projections put him down for. He will likely be competing with Kroft -- who returned toward the end of the season -- for the bigger role in Buffalo's offense in 2020, but the former offers the bigger upside if he can win the job outright, or even cause the Bills to think about releasing Kroft in a potential cost-cutting move. Knox is worth watching as he continues to get more familiar with the NFL game -- it's worth noting he started his career at Mississippi as a quarterback -- as well as offensive coordinator Brian Daboll's system.

January 26, 2020 02:04 AM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Strong rookie season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox caught 28 of 50 targets for 388 yards and two scores during his rookie campaign.

Knox was picked in the third round as more of a project type and had been expected to serve as the backup to free-agent signee Tyler Kroft, but Kroft struggled with injuries and Knox ended becoming the starter for much of the season. While the Mississippi product struggled a bit with drops, he also showed a knack for big plays and an ability to rumble for yards after the catch. Kroft is healthy again, but Knox offers more upside and (for now) a better rapport with quarterback Josh Allen, so there's a chance he gets to take the starter's job and run with it in 2020.

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Game Log
WkDateOpponentResultRECYDSLGTD
1Sun 09/13vs NYJW 27-17226150
2Sun 09/20@ MIAW 31-28136360
3Sun 09/27@ BUFL 32-3500-0
4Sun 10/04@ LVW 30-2321690
Career Receiving Stats
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2020BUF4369315.5360102
2019BUF15112838813.94927115
Total19143448114.24928117
Career Rushing Stats
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2020BUF43000.00000
2019BUF1511199.09001
Total1914199.09001
 
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Height/Weight:
6-4/254
Birthdate:
11/14/1996
Age:
23
Hometown:
Brentwood, TN, USA
School:
Ole Miss
NFL Experience:
2
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