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Bills' Logan Thomas: Low production in Sunday's win
Thomas caught his only target for one yard during Sunday's 41-10 win over the Jets while seeing action on 41 percent of the Bills' offensive snaps. He also completed a 15-yard pass on a fake punt.
The trick play was a thing of beauty and certainly contributed to the big win, but Thomas didn't have much production beyond that. Neither he nor Jason Croom (no catches) took advantage of starter Charles Clay being shelved with a hamstring injury, as the Bills simply spread Clay's usual modest targets elsewhere in the offense. The Bills are taking a good look at many of their younger players in what's turned out to be a rebuilding season, so Thomas will continue to have a small role even if Clay returns to action following the team's Week 11 bye. That role won't yield more than a few catches here and there, however.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Deonte Thompson: Reaches deal with Buffalo
The Bills signed Thompson to a contract Wednesday.
This will be Thompson's third stint with the Bills. He returns to the team after being cut loose by the Cowboys, with whom he appeared in eight games this season and hauled in 14 of 20 targets for 124 yards. Thompson adds depth to a Buffalo wideout corps that has struggled most of the season, but the group showed some life in the 41-10 win over the Jets in Week 10. As the season progresses, Thompson's fantasy upside hinges on his ability to develop chemistry with rookie quarterback Josh Allen. Until a connection on that front develops, the speedy wideout is off the fantasy radar.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Micah Hyde: Collects first interception of season
Hyde recorded two tackles and one interception during Sunday's 41-10 victory over the Jets.
After collecting 11 total interceptions over the past three seasons, Hyde endured an eight-game drought to begin 2018 before picking off his first pass Sunday. In addition to the lack of turnover production, Hyde is averaging just 3.6 tackles per game, which has lessened his appeal in IDP formats.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Jason Croom: Fails to make most of chance
Croom was on the field for 60 percent of the offensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Jets but was not targeted in the passing game.
Croom's playing time went way up with Charles Clay shelved with a hamstring injury, but nothing much came of it even with the Bills having their biggest offensive day of the season. The Bills are taking a good look at many of their younger players in what's turned out to be a rebuilding season, so Croom will continue to have a small role even if Clay returns to action following the team's Week 11 bye. That role won't yield more than a few sprinkled catches, however.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Kelvin Benjamin: Catchless in big win
Benjamin failed to haul in any of his three targets during Sunday's 41-10 win over the Jets.
The Bills had their biggest offensive showing of the season on Sunday, but their supposed top target was not a part of it as LeSean McCoy and Zay Jones stole the show. Benjamin has topped 50 yards just once this season and has only one score despite a skill set that seems made for the red zone. The quarterback carousel that has no doubt impacted all of Buffalo's receivers may continue following the bye with rookie Josh Allen (elbow) potentially returning. Benjamin probably will struggle to make the adjustment against a Jaguars defense surrendering a league-best 201 passing yards per game.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Andre Holmes: Targeted once in big win
Holmes caught his lone target for 21 yards during Sunday's 41-10 win over the Jets.
Sunday was far and away Buffalo's biggest offensive outpouring of the season, but it didn't do much for Holmes, who has now caught one or no passes in five of his last six games. The statuesque target remains a good deep threat who might have the advantage of catching passes from big-armed rookie Josh Allen (elbow) following the bye. That's where the good news ends. Week 12 brings a Jacksonville defense giving up just 201 passing yards per game, the best in the league.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Levi Wallace: Shines in upset win
Wallace, an undrafted rookie making his first NFL start, played every defensive snap Sunday, and logged one tackle and one pass defensed in the win over the Jets.
The IDP numbers are modest, but Wallace and stud corner Tre'Davious White completely shut down the Jets' passing attack. With Phillip Gaines getting cut last week and Vontae Davis quitting on his team earlier in the season, the starting job looks like Wallace's to lose. The 3-7 Bills might give him some rope, too, as they've transitioned to a state of giving younger players a fair look. Wallace is used to the spotlight after playing in many big games at Alabama.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Terrelle Pryor: Shut out Sunday
Pryor failed to record a reception on his three targets in Sunday's win over the Jets.
Pryor was nowhere to be found against his former team, logging only 31 offensive snaps (42 percent) after leading Bills wideouts in reps just a week prior. Given the inconsistency of his snap counts, Pryor won't attract much fantasy attention once the Bills return from their bye next week.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Isaiah McKenzie: Instant return option
McKenzie, picked up by the Bills a week ago, had five of the six returns in Sunday's win over the Jets. He had four punt returns for 42 yards (10.5 average) and had the team's only kickoff return for 33 yards. McKenzie also had three carries for 32 yards and one catch for 14 yards.
Considering the Bills won the game in large fashion and McKenzie looked better than any other option the team has tried lately, all to go with the notion they would prefer not to use starting safety Micah Hyde on punt returns, it looks like these will be McKenzie's jobs to run with once the Bills come off their Week 11 bye. The offensive output was mostly the result of a garbage-time situation, but it looks like the Bills may have gotten the return man they've been searching for.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Derek Anderson: Still in concussion protocol
Anderson (concussion) remains in the concussion protocol, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
Anderson continues to progress in his recovery from a concussion sustained in Week 8. With Matt Barkley having led the Bills to a 41-10 win over the Jets and rookie quarterback Josh Allen (elbow) nearing a return to full health, it appears unlikely that Anderson will start another game this season. It's possible the veteran could remain in Buffalo as a depth option and educator for the two other younger quarterbacks in the room, but Anderson could realistically be a candidate for release when healthy.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Taron Johnson: Managing shoulder injury
Johnson (shoulder) is "managing things" with regard to a shoulder injury that forced him to exit Sunday's win over the Jets, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.
Johnson appears to have aggravated a minor shoulder injury, and should be considered a question mark for a Week 12 game against the Jaguars following the Bills' bye. The rookie fourth-round pick has worked through lingering shoulder injuries throughout the entire season, and has seen his snap count limited as a result.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Matt Barkley: Set to turn keys over to Josh Allen
Despite Barkley's impressive performance against the Jets on Sunday, head coach Sean McDermott said Monday that quarterback Josh Allen (elbow) will return to the starting lineup when healthy.
Few predicted the kind of success Barkley would find against the Jets in a game that marked the quarterback's first live action since he was with the Bears in 2016. However, Buffalo's top priority is developing its prized rookie, and it's now clear Barkley's one-game renaissance won't deter the team from its long-term plan. While Barkley likely has done enough to establish himself as the clear No. 2 option over Nathan Peterman and Derek Anderson (concussion), he'll only have fantasy value going forward if Allen is forced to miss any more games. With Buffalo on bye Week 11, Allen has roughly two more weeks to bounce back from his elbow injury. McDermott indicated Monday that Allen has already resumed a throwing regimen and is making daily progress in his recovery.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Josh Allen: Will start when healthy
Head coach Sean McDermott said Monday that Allen (elbow), if healthy, will return to the starting lineup Week 12 following Buffalo's Week 11 bye.
Allen has been out of commission since Week 6 due to an elbow injury. With Derek Anderson (concussion) also unavailable and Nathan Peterman getting benched after throwing three picks against Chicago, the Bills turned to veteran Matt Barkley to command the offense for Sunday's 41-10 demolition of the Jets. However, despite Barkley's impressive play, Buffalo is still committed to Allen's development, and it's now clear that the rookie will get as many reps as his health will allow. Fortunately, McDermott said that Allen has resumed throwing and is making progress in his recovery, which suggests Allen has decent odds of making a return when the Bills reconvene for a Week 12 game against Jacksonville.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Matt Milano: In concussion protocol
Milano is in the concussion protocol following his departure from Sunday's win over the Jets, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
Milano has gone from being a low-round draft pick in 2017 to one of the team's most consistent performers (61 tackles, six passes defensed, two interceptions), so any time missed would affect what's turned out to be a strong Buffalo defense. With the Bills on bye in Week 11, there's a decent chance he'll be back for the team's next outing in Week 12 against the Jaguars.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Josh Allen: Week 12 start not guaranteed
Coach Sean McDermott says he's undecided on his Week 12 starting quarterback after Allen's (elbow) teammate Matt Barkley led the Bills to a surprise win Sunday over the Jets, Kyle Silagyi of the Bills' official site reports. "Yeah, give me some time here on that," McDermott said. "We'll reassess [Monday] when we get in and look at the film. I'm just proud of the guys, really, the way they battled [Sunday]. The week before the bye, in particular, to be focused and come out with that type of energy says a lot about them."
Allen, who's now missed four games after suffering an elbow injury in the Week 6 loss to the Texans, was close to being ready for Sunday's start, but the team decided to play it safe and roll with the journeyman Barkley, who tossed for 232 yards and two touchdowns (no interceptions) with an impressive 9.3 yards per attempt. Make no mistake, Allen is the long-term starter, but the Buffalo offense showed a spark for one of the only times all season Sunday, with Barkley looking more polished than anyone could have expected in his first start in nearly two seasons. It'll be interesting to see how the Bills manage the practice reps over the bye leading up to a Week 12 matchup against the Jaguars, though one thing's for sure -- Derek Anderson (concussion) and Nathan Peterman won't be starting again anytime soon.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Shaq Lawson: Posts sack in Week 10 win
Lawson recorded three tackles (two solo), including a sack, and a pass defensed in Sunday's win over the Jets.
Lawson got the start Sunday while Trent Murphy (knee) was held out. The result was Lawson's second sack of the year and second pass defensed. He's been a capable defender but hasn't put up big numbers to warrant much IDP consideration. He'll look to build off of Sunday's game in Week 12, when Buffalo plays Jacksonville following its bye.... See More ... See Less
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