|Offense||31st||83.5 (25th)||139.5 (31st)|
|Defense||18th||113.0 (22nd)||246.0 (16th)|
|13||Benjamin, Kelvin||WR||6-5||245||2/5/1991||5||Florida State|
|66||Bodine, Russell||C||6-3||308||6/30/1992||5||North Carolina|
|9||Bojorquez, Corey||P||6-0||208||9/13/1996||R||New Mexico|
|20||Bush, Rafael||DB||5-11||203||5/12/1987||8||South Carolina State|
|42||DiMarco, Patrick||RB||6-1||234||4/30/1989||7||South Carolina|
|49||Edmunds, Tremaine||LB||6-5||250||5/2/1998||R||Virginia Tech|
|4||Hauschka, Stephen||K||6-4||210||6/29/1985||11||North Carolina State|
|50||Humber, Ramon||LB||5-11||232||8/10/1987||10||North Dakota State|
|33||Ivory, Chris||RB||6-0||223||3/22/1988||9||Tiffin University|
|24||Johnson, Taron||CB||5-11||192||7/27/1996||R||Weber State|
|11||Jones, Zay||WR||6-2||200||3/30/1995||2||East Carolina|
|26||Jones, Taiwan||RB||6-0||195||7/26/1988||8||Eastern Washington|
|44||Lacey, Deon||LB||6-3||235||7/18/1990||2||West Alabama|
|88||Lee, Khari||TE||6-4||253||1/16/1992||4||Bowie State|
|58||Milano, Matt||LB||6-0||223||7/28/1994||2||Boston College|
|79||Mills, Jordan||T||6-5||316||12/24/1990||6||Louisiana Tech|
|29||Neal, Siran||DB||6-0||206||8/4/1994||R||Jacksonville State|
|21||Poyer, Jordan||DB||6-0||191||4/25/1991||6||Oregon State|
|75||Teller, Wyatt||G||6-4||314||11/21/1994||R||Virginia Tech|
|82||Thomas, Logan||TE||6-6||250||7/1/1991||4||Virginia Tech|
|7||Carter, Cory (IR)||P||5-11||220||3/5/1994||1||Texas Southern|
|Green, Aaron (IR)||RB||5-11||206||10/15/1992||1||TCU|
|35||Ford, Keith||RB||5-10||219||4/18/1994||R||Texas A&M|
|56||Love, Mike||DE||6-3||255||1/22/1994||R||South Florida|
|31||Marlowe, Dean||DB||6-1||208||7/25/1992||3||James Madison|
|Peko, Kyle||NT||6-1||305||7/23/1993||2||Oregon State|
|5||Phillips, Cam||WR||6-0||201||12/16/1995||R||Virginia Tech|
|52||Thompson, Corey||LB||6-1||222||12/23/1993||R||Louisiana State University - S|
A dislocated elbow can take several weeks to fully heal, but the team is hopeful Gaines will be able to play through the injury next week against the Vikings. With Vontae Davis retiring, Gaines figures to step into a starting role so long as he's able to play, not to mention the depleted Bills simply need able bodies at the cornerback position.
Peko was waived by the Broncos on Oct. 21 to free up roster space for offensive line depth. With defensive linemen Damata Peko (illness) and Adam Gotsis (ankle) questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders, the 24-year-old was called up for added depth. Peko has never played substantial defensive snaps, so even if he's called into the game Sunday, fantasy owners shouldn't consider him until they can see his potential.
Orchard was released by the Browns in early September as part of the team's final roster cuts. The Bills hope the former second-round draft pick will bolster their defensive line as a pass rusher, a role he's been familiar with throughout his career. The 25-year-old defensive end has five sacks in 34 games.
Lee didn't do enough in the preseason to convince the Lions to keep around a fourth tight end, but the 2015 undrafted free agent from Bowie State will do just that with the Bills, where he apparently sits behind Charles Clay, Nick O'Leary and Logan Thomas.
Humber has spent the past two seasons in Buffalo, contributing on defense and special teams. Last season the veteran recorded nine starts, the most in a single season so far in his career, but eventually lost his starting role to rookie Matt Milano. Still, Humber managed to record a career-high 89 tackles (60 solo) to go along with one sack, one pass defensed and one forced fumble. Look for him to once again compete for a starting role during training camp, though for now Milano is the guy.
Milano is looking to build upon his impressive rookie campaign in which he recorded 39 tackles and one interception while logging over 450 defensive snaps. However, despite being penciled in as a starter in advance of the 2018 season, Milano isn't yet on the IDP radar.
Phillips didn't look hampered whatsoever, which is notable since he dealt with an unspecified groin injury earlier this summer. The Virginia Tech product is looking to secure a depth role within the Bills receiving corps.
The score is the Bills' only one through two games in the air. While it's nice that quarterback Josh Allen should look his way as a primary option in the red zone, this is an offense that could struggle all season with a rookie quarterback and a weak offensive line. At least Benjamin appears healthy, and the Bills did finally start to get some mojo going with Allen in the second half.
The big one was a 57-yarder from rookie quarterback Josh Allen, surprisingly the team's longest completion since Sept. 15, 2016. While it's a nice play on the books, Jones remains an unreliable option with three catches or less in 15 of his 17 pro games. Perhaps even more surprisingly, Jones is still looking for his first 70-yard game.
Although they don't have the exact same role, this could be the impetus to get veteran Vontae Davis back in the lineup. Davis was scratched in Week 1, and when Johnson hurt himself the Bills had a tough time moving the pieces around.
Croom appears to be sharing No. 2 tight end duties with Logan Thomas behind Charles Clay, as both players saw the field for 18 offensive plays (28 percent) to Clay's 40 (62 percent). Clay has fought a balky knee among other issues for several seasons, so the situation between Croom and Thomas is worth watching in the event their senior teammate goes down for any length of time in 2018.
Stanford seems in line to suit up against the Chargers on Sunday and stands to receive limited defensive and special teams snaps.
Although he only logged three defensive snaps as a rookie last season, Lacy was still active for all 16 games due to his role as a core special teamer. He lined up for a team-high 285 special teams snaps in 2017, roughly 65 percent, and looks likely to see a similar role this year. However, it remains to be seen if the reserve linebacker will get more of an opportunity on the defensive side of the ball.
Jones doesn't factor much into the offense, but he is a strong special teams player. Moreover, with LeSean McCoy (ribs) in pain and perhaps limited heading into Week 3, it'd help the team and the running back depth if Jones can suit up this week against Minnesota.
This was expected all along unless Allen got hurt or looked pathetic in the Week 2 loss to the Chargers, neither of which happened. The Bills are 0-2 and even though they made the playoffs last season, appear content to make this a sacrificial year that builds up towards a brighter long-term future, which has been supported in several other decisions unrelated to starting a rookie quarterback. Expect Allen to be the guy as long as he shows he's not overmatched.
In a somewhat surprising move, the Bills cut veteran receiver Jeremy Kerley, hence leaving room on the roster for Thomas, who will provide defensive line depth after the Bills finally gave up on Adolphus Washington during the week.
This was much better output after Hauschka watched his offense struggle all game in the opener against the Ravens and ended up with just three points. Hausch Money is about as accurate as they come this side of Justin Tucker, but we can't hide the fact he's with an offense that may struggle this season, one with a rookie quarterback that faces severe road tests in Minnesota and Green Bay the next two weeks.
Williams and the Bills won't know until later in the week if he'll be able to go for the opener in Baltimore. Even if he plays, the team is prepared to give rookie Harrison Phillips a decent amount of playing time behind his mentor, based on Phillips' strong preseason as well as trying to manage Williams' health.
The Bills seem to be leaning toward Hughes playing, though the team's inability to get to the quarterback lately -- just one sack over the last three games -- and the late-afternoon start might have you looking elsewhere for a Week 11 IDP option.
Marlowe is now free from injured reserve and can sign with another team.
There haven't been any reported setbacks on Hyde in his concussion recovery, but by rule he was ineligible for the showcase event based on the timing between his injury in the Bills' playoff loss and the season's final medical check. We assume Hyde will be fine by the time spring practices roll around.
Schefter states that McCoy has had this injury before and even if the Bills take the safe route and sit him out against the Vikings, it's not expected to be a long-term thing. The running back has also showed an ability to play through pain throughout his career, though we'll know more as practice ramps up later in the week. McCoy owners or non-McCoy opportunists should be looking at the waiver wire for Marcus Murphy and Chris Ivory in the meantime.
Foster, an undrafted rookie free agent from Alabama, was a roster-bubble decision that the team decided to keep. He's continued to work his way up -- after Jeremy Kerley got cut Saturday, Foster was one of only four wideouts the Bills suited up Sunday, and he saw action on 47 percent of the offensive plays. While that's still modest usage, it's mildly impressive he's already the No. 4 guy on the team, and all it may take is another injury or two before Foster starts getting meaningful volume, albeit in a weak offense.
Bush was rarely summoned on defense in 2017, as he made most of his contributions on special teams. The 30-year-old safety will likely have a similar role with the Bills since Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer are both established in the secondary.
Despite a much-maligned 2017 campaign that included a five-interception half against this same Chargers squad the Bills face in Week 2, Peterman emerged from training camp as Buffalo's top quarterback, beating out Allen and the since-departed AJ McCarron for those honors. Though he seemed to show some increased comfort behind center during the preseason, Peterman reverted to his rookie-year from in the Bills' embarrassing 47-3 loss to the Ravens, completing just five of 18 passes for 24 yards and tossing two interceptions before being pulled in the third quarter. Allen didn't provide much better production upon replacing Peterman, but it appears the Bills are inclined to let the No. 7 overall pick learn on the fly with Peterman providing little evidence to date that he's an NFL-caliber starter. Over his five career regular-season appearances, Peterman owns a 2:7 TD:INT and has completed just 43.2 percent of his passes. He's also been pulled early in all three of the games he's started.
The veteran was shut out in the first game, so at least he was more involved Week 2. Clay saw action on 69 percent of the offensive plays, while Logan Thomas was in on 31 percent of the plays and Jason Croom saw 26 percent. Clay still has good pass-catching chops, but he's got a low ceiling and could struggle to find meaningful production in an offense that may limp along for much of the season, with a few options ahead of him in the passing game.
This was pretty much a no-brainer with two depth cornerbacks hurting and Vontae Davis infamously quitting the team in the middle of the team's Week 2 loss. The Bills had a choice between Lewis and undrafted rookie Levi Wallace, but Lewis has a little more experience, which might be put to use right away in Week 3 with the team so depleted at cornerback.
Even though he's not a true starter, Lawson had earned extra playing time with a good summer and preseason, but he'll have to take a step back for at least one game. Jerry Hughes and Trent Murphy will be counted on for more snaps as the Bills try to stop the Chargers' potent offense.
The starting defensive tackle missed some practice time over the weekend, but even if he's limited Monday, it looks like he'll be fine. Lotulelei is set to start next to Kyle Williams -- with rookie Harrison Phillips spelling the two -- in what should be a decent defensive line for the team.
Thomas appears to be sharing No. 2 tight end duties with Jason Croom behind Charles Clay, as both players saw the field for 18 offensive plays (28 percent) to Clay's 40 (62 percent). Clay has fought a balky knee among other issues for several seasons, so the situation between Thomas and Croom (both players have decent pass-catching ability) is worth watching in the event their senior teammate goes down for any length of time in 2018.
McDermott suffered an undisclosed injury in the Bill's preseason finale against Chicago, but appears to have recovered in time for Sunday's season-opener against the Ravens. The 25-year-old stands to enter the 2018 season as a reserve offensive lineman.
Murphy had seemingly passed Chris Ivory for No. 2 duties and even though he got three carries to Ivory's two, it was Ivory who got the goal-line plunge for Buffalo's only rushing score, while the former Jaguar was also involved in the passing game just like Murphy. There will be some guesswork involved if starter LeSean McCoy misses some time to a rib injury suffered Sunday, though the early word is Shady will try to play through the issue.
Yarbrough will primarily face competition from Ryan Davis for the starting nod at the defensive end spot opposite Jerry Hughes. Even with his snap count on the rise, Yarbrough has a modest 18 tackles and one sack on the season, so there wouldn't seem to be much IDP upside to mine here.
Coach Sean McDermott didn't want to get into Murphy's status yet for the opener in Baltimore, but he won't really be IDP worthy yet even if he plays, given the likelihood of limited snap counts. The Bills can rely more on Jerry Hughes and Shaq Lawson until Murphy is fully up to speed.
This is exactly why the Bills traded up to select the rookie in the first round in April. Edmunds was the only Buffalo defender to play all 80 snaps, so unless the 20-year-old struggles conceptually -- which doesn't seem to be expected given his football smarts and background in a football family -- Edmunds is going to be a three-down player and should rack up plenty of stats in his debut season.
Poyer tied a season-high with 75 defensive snaps Sunday and recorded his first interception since Week 5. He now has 87 tackles (61 solo) through 13 games this season, which is easily a career-high. He'll look to add to his season-total Sunday against the Patriots.
Carter was waived after tearing an ACL during last Friday's preseason game, leaving Colton Schmidt without any more competition for the punting job in Buffalo.
It's good to see Newhouse on the field in the wake of an Aug. 3 event when the offensive lineman left practice in an ambulance. The veteran tackle is competing for the top job at swing tackle in advance of the 2018 campaign.
The Bills really made out in trading down with Kansas City and still getting a guy who looks like he could be an elite corner for years to come. White has a legitimate case for both Rookie of the Year and Defensive Rookie of the Year, though the competition for both will be pretty close. The secondary was the Bills' best overall unit on both sides of the ball in 2017, and three or all four starters should be back next season. White will assume his spot as the No. 1 corner no matter what else the Bills do this offseason.
Phillips, the team's third-rounder in April, has already been tabbed as the No. 3 defensive tackle so he's in line to get starter's time if Williams' injury lingers into the regular season.
Ivory is still dealing with Marcus Murphy for scraps behind LeSean McCoy, though the bigger news for both reserves is that McCoy suffered a rib injury during the game and reportedly didn't look too good in the locker room after the game.
In a surprising decision, Davis reportedly told teammates and the coaching staff in the locker room during the intermission that he had no desire to continue his 10-year career, resulting in the Bills finishing the contest with only three healthy cornerbacks. Davis currently remains on the 53-man roster, but it's expected that he'll either be released or formally file for retirement in the coming days to open up a spot for the Bills to add another player. If this is indeed the end for Davis, he'll walk away from the NFL with 22 career interceptions over 121 games with Miami, Indianapolis and Buffalo.
Holmes has been sidelined since Thursday while nursing a quadriceps injury, but coach Sean McDermott never expressed much concern regarding the wideout's health. Holmes is expected to play a depth role in the Bills' receiving corps this season.
The Bills have a new-look offensive line after losing three starters in the offseason, but at least Groy has some experience to offer after filling in for long-time center Eric Wood in the past when Wood was injured.
Buffalo's best lineman by a fair margin, Dawkins' continued health is key to the performance of every skill position player on the Bills. Dawkins will work to protect starting quarterback Nathan Peterman during Sunday's season-opener against the Ravens.
Mills was able to log a full practice Friday after appearing in limited fashion earlier this week, so he'll be good to start at right tackle in the wild-card round.
Miller hasn't seen game action since Week 4 but appears to be clear of the lingering ankle injury. The 24-year-old started the first four games of the season, but it's unclear what role he'll return to since he has not seen the field in almost three months.
DiMarco's availability comes as no surprise as he was deemed likely to play heading into the weekend. He could see a slight uptick in snaps with Mike Tolbert (hamstring) sidelined, though LeSean McCoy and Travaris Cadet figure to lead the backfield in touches.
Alexander was given a rest day heading into Week 2's matchup against the Chargers on Sunday. The 35-year-old managed eight combined tackles in the Bill's season opener against the Ravens, in which Buffalo's defense fell apart at the seams. The linebacker was mostly used in run defense Week 1 and looks likely to continue in that role as the season progresses. While Alexander likely won't come close to his 12.5-sack 2016 season, he should continue to be a reliable accumulator of tackles.
The Bills already have four running backs and a fullback on the active roster, so Ford has a long way to go before achieving relevance, but at least the team sees him as a worthy project. The Bills also signed tackles Gerhard de Beer and De'Ondre Welsey, wide receiver Cam Phillips, defensive end Mike Love, linebacker Corey Thompson, safety Dean Marlowe and cornerback Levi Wallace to the practice squad.
That breaks the sixth-rounder's string of five straight absences and led to McCloud being listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers. There's not much short-term fantasy upside here, but given the state of the Bills' passing game it's not out of the question that McCloud could gain modest utility as the season rolls along if he's able to click with Josh Allen, the team's new starting QB.
It still isn't clear what sort of injury Green is dealing with. In any case, he'll now become a free agent, assuming he passes through waivers unclaimed.
Pitts spent the first seven weeks of the season as a special teams contributor for the Jaguars prior to being waived Tuesday. The 25-year-old will likely take on a similar role in Buffalo.