|Offense||25th||129.5 (8th)||162.5 (28th)|
|Defense||2nd||57.5 (5th)||177.0 (6th)|
|22||Banyard, Joe||RB||5-10||221||11/12/1988||5||Texas-El Paso|
|36||Blanton, Robert||DB||6-1||200||9/7/1989||6||Notre Dame|
|42||DiMarco, Patrick||FB||6-1||234||4/30/1989||6||South Carolina|
|4||Hauschka, Stephen||K||6-4||210||6/29/1985||10||NC State|
|50||Humber, Ramon||OLB||5-11||232||8/10/1987||9||North Dakota State|
|24||Johnson, Leonard||DB||5-10||194||3/30/1990||6||Iowa State|
|11||Jones, Zay||WR||6-2||200||3/30/1995||R||East Carolina|
|7||Jones, Taiwan||RB||6-0||195||7/26/1988||7||Eastern Washington|
|44||Lacey, Deon||LB||6-3||235||7/18/1990||1||West Alabama|
|88||Lee, Khari||TE||6-4||253||1/16/1992||3||Bowie State|
|58||Milano, Matt||OLB||6-0||223||7/28/1994||R||Boston College|
|79||Mills, Jordan||T||6-5||316||12/24/1990||5||Louisiana Tech|
|84||O'Leary, Nick||TE||6-3||252||8/31/1992||2||Florida State|
|21||Poyer, Jordan||FS||6-0||191||4/25/1991||5||Oregon State|
|15||Tate, Brandon||WR||6-1||195||10/5/1987||9||North Carolina|
|5||Taylor, Tyrod||QB||6-1||215||8/3/1989||7||Virginia Tech|
|82||Thomas, Logan||TE||6-6||250||7/1/1991||3||Virginia Tech|
|91||Thornton, Cedric||DT||6-4||290||6/21/1988||6||Southern Arkansas|
|35||Tolbert, Mike||FB||5-9||250||11/23/1985||10||Coastal Carolina|
|40||Vallejo, Tanner||LB||6-1||228||12/16/1994||R||Boise State|
|92||Washington, Adolphus||DE||6-4||295||11/24/1992||2||Ohio State|
|94||Worthy, Jerel||DT||6-2||300||4/28/1990||4||Michigan State|
|20||Wright, Shareece||DB||5-11||184||4/8/1987||7||Southern California|
|17||Butler, Jeremy (IR)||WR||6-2||213||4/22/1991||3||Tennessee-Martin|
|89||Towbridge, Keith (IR)||TE||6-5||262||5/21/1995||R||Louisville|
|Lee, Eric||LB||6-3||260||8/6/1994||1||South Florida|
|97||Lewis, Marquavius||DT||6-3||270||10/11/1992||R||South Carolina|
|Vigil, Zach||LB||6-2||238||3/28/1991||3||Utah State|
|Wesley, De'Ondre||T||6-6||331||7/28/1992||3||Brigham Young|
|66||Henderson, Seantrel||T||6-7||331||1/21/1992||4||Miami (Fla.)|
|19||Powell, Walt||WR||6-0||189||11/23/1991||3||Murray State|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
This essentially confirms that Gaines will be able to play Sunday after leaving Week 1's contest early with a shoulder injury. Expect him to be declared as a full go once Sunday rolls around.
Mabin was dropped in order to make room for linebacker Jelani jenkins. The rookie was on the roster for cornerback depth and special teams. He's a likely candidate to land on the practice squad.
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.
The Bills will continue to use a heavy rotation in their defensive line, but there's a big drop-off between Dareus -- who has All-Pro skills but a history of injury and off-field issues -- and anyone below him on the depth chart.
Blanton, a six-year veteran who suited up in 10 games for the Bills in 2016, will rejoin the club after Buffalo waived fellow safety Trae Elston a day earlier. It's expected that Blanton will step in as the top backup to strong safety Micah Hyde.
Clay's injury was short-lived, as he practiced in a limited fashion Thursday and then ditched all restrictions Friday. The 25-year-old wideout isn't expected to play many offensive snaps, but he may slot in for couple kick or punt returns. However, this won't be enough to vault him onto fantasy owners' radars.
Johnson's questionable status was likely precautionary since it was reported Friday that he was expected to play. He isn't expected to be limited and should see his normal role as a backup corner.
Humber has been blanketing the field through the first two games of the season, as his 23 total tackles this year already surpass his 17 from last season. A contributor on both defense and special teams, Humber combined for 75 total reps on Sunday.
Milano was upgraded from a limited participant Wednesday, so he looks on track to play against the Broncos on Sunday. The rookie fifth-round pick is listed behind Ramon Humber on the depth chart and will likely contribute mostly on special teams.
Worthy has reportedly started to finally see some progress in the concussion protocol, but he's not far enough along yet to be ready for Sunday's game. His absence will leave the Bills particularly short-handed because Marcell Dareus has also been ruled out for Week 3.
It was the last target that could have changed the Bills' fortunes, as the rookie couldn't come up with a Tyrod Taylor fourth-down pass on the final drive that would have put the team near the goal line in a 9-3 defeat. The pass wasn't perfect, but it was one Jones could have reeled in. To his credit, he took the blame. Jones' output is certainly disappointing through his first two NFL games given his starting status, as he has just three catches for 39 yards.
Brown played all 69 defensive snaps and even put in some overtime with five special teams plays. While the seven-tackle output was better than his poor Week 1 showing of just three tackles, Brown is starting to get behind his usual 120-ish tackle pace. That can change quickly, however, especially as Brown gets his sea legs under him with the new defense.
Coleman had attended training camp with the Bills and initially earned a spot on the 53-man roster heading into the regular season, but was cut loose days before the team's Week 1 win over the Jets. He'll rejoin Buffalo to add depth along the defensive line after the team bid adieu to linebacker Jelani Jenkins on Tuesday.
A 2011 fourth-round pick, Jones has mostly played special teams to this point in his career, taking 44 carries for 183 yards and catching 17 passes for 240 yards in 66 career games. He'd likely be at the bottom of the pecking order even if McCoy were to suffer an injury.
Taylor threw for just 125 yards as his struggles to help produce victories on the road continue. But the Bills couldn't run the ball either -- LeSean McCoy was held to just nine yards -- and Taylor was just one throw away from turning the game around and providing an upset for a team whose defense played its heart out. McDermott suggested it's the offensive game plan that needs refining, not a change of quarterback. The Bills have started out the season looking stronger than expected, but it's also a rebuilding year so expect the cries for rookie Nathan Peterman to grow if the offense struggles to score points in future games.
The Bills chose to use Kaelin Clay in the returner role, possibly because Clay came over from the Panthers and coach Sean McDermott thought he'd have better knowledge of how to bust one against his former team. In reality, this was kind of a strange decision, as Tate is one of the league's better return men and has performed well in his 16 games with the Bills. Since Clay didn't do much in the game besides mishandling a punt, we'd expect Tate to be handling the return duties again in short order.
After missing a 46-yard field goal, his lone attempt, in the team's season opener, Hauschka converted on a 45-yard kick in Week 2. He is now 1-of-2 on the season and will look for more opportunities in Sunday's contest against Broncos.
Williams missed practice time last week due to personal reasons, but there shouldn't be any concern over his Week 1 availability now that he's back in the fold with no injuries of note.
Hughes has been a good fit for first-year head coach Sean McDermott's new 4-3 defense from the day they instituted it. He posted back-to-back 10-sack seasons for the Bills when the team ran a 4-3 scheme, then struggled -- like a lot of his teammates did -- in Rex Ryan's defense the last two seasons, posting five and six sacks, respectively. Based on the way Hughes has put pressure on the quarterback the first two games, it's looking like he'll end up being a sneaky IDP choice.
The 29-year-old was on the open market for only a few days after the Cowboys cut ties with him when a hamstring injury sidelined him for much of training camp. Buffalo's decision to bring Thornton aboard suggests he's reasonably healthy now, but it's not expected that he'll see many snaps this season behind the dominant defensive tackle tandem of Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams.
The new-look secondary played well in this one, with Hyde and fellow safety starter Jordan Poyer doing a nice job in the secondary. That said, it was against Josh McCown, who's now 2-21 in his last 23 starts, so things will get a little more challenging when the Bills travel to Carolina this week. Hyde and Poyer were two of four Bills who played every defensive snap.
McCoy was listed with a (wrist) next to his name, but that's seemingly soreness stemming from a Week 1 ding, just like the minor groin issue that sidelined him for a practice next week. The Buffalo offense revolves around McCoy, plan and simple, and rest days are going to be part of his routine throughout the season.
O'Leary has played almost half of the offensive snaps through two weeks, but he only has one reception on two targets. It's clear he still plays second fiddle to Charles Clay, so his fantasy value will remain stagnant for the time being.
Wright has two competitors for the open second starting corner spot -- rookie Tre'Davious White will get the first. Kevon Seymour sat out the contest with a shoulder injury, while E.J. Gaines was said to have an equally strong game.
Powell claims he accidentally used a product that caused the positive result, but has accepted the NFL's discipline and won't appeal. He'll be eligible to return to the team's active roster in early October following the Bills' Week 4 matchup against the Falcons. Powell has hauled in just 14 passes throughout his past two seasons in Buffalo, while news of a suspension won't bode well for his chances at making the team in the long run.
Butler's concussion he suffered early in the preseason essentially cost him any shot at making the Bills' final roster.
Tyrod Taylor (concussion) looks like he's going to be ready for Week 1, but Peterman is making some observers think he could be the team's quarterback of the future. He'll enter the season as the clear No. 2 option at the position after having passed up veteran T.J. Yates (concussion), and if Taylor struggles early, there could be some calls for the rookie to play from a fan base looking for something fresh and new.
Lee had five tackles and two sacks during Houston's preseason games.
The new Buffalo brass came over from Carolina and it has familiarity with Webb, who was just released by the Panthers over the weekend. Him staying is no sure thing, as the Bills have two quarterbacks -- Tyrod Taylor and T.J. Yates -- who will eventually return from concussions. The Bills could decide to keep Webb over Yates as the third QB, hower.
Clay was limited in the Bills' first practice of the week Wednesday, but his upgraded status a day later implies that the knee issue isn't anything that will put him at risk of being inactive for Sunday's tilt with the Broncos. The veteran has been one of the few reliable pass catchers in the Bills' green receiving corps this season, hauling in seven of 12 targets for 76 yards and a touchdown through Buffalo's two contests.
It's unlikely Washington receives any punishment from the league office either.
Lawson will be tasked with pressuring Broncos' quarterback Trevor Siemian on Sunday. This will be the toughest offense the Bills have faced, since they held the Jets and Panthers to a combined 21 points through the first two weeks.
Thomas is still relatively new to the position after being drafted by the Cardinals as a QB, but he offers a great target at 6-foot-6, plus he's a former Virginia Tech teammate of Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Being a No. 3 tight end in a run-heavy offense doesn't offer much to look at, but Nick O'Leary at No. 2 doesn't have much of a pro resume, and No. 1 Charles Clay has ongoing knee issues.
Tolbert does most of his damage in the red zone as a goal-line vulture, but the Bills didn't pass midfield until the first minute of the third quarter and only incurred as deep as the Panthers' 27-yard line in Week 2. As a result, his bull-dozing style didn't come into play against the organization that employed him the past five seasons. With the similarly staunch Broncos coming to town next Sunday, Tolbert will likely find the going tough for the second game in a row.
The Bills revealed some bad news with Friday's injury report, as arguably their best offensive lineman (Glenn) and best defensive lineman (Marcell Dareus) will be unavailable Sunday against a Broncos team that's been tough for its first two opponents to stop.
That's Poyer's second straight week with a sack, and he now has 14 stops on the season to go with five passes defensed and an interception. Barring injury, he won't leave the field as Buffalo's free safety and should continue to put up IDP-worthy numbers. His first year in the Bills' defense seems to be suiting his style of play well.
Ronald Darby will definitely be one of the cornerback starters, but based on White getting mostly first-team reps at minicamp and the praise coming from his coaching staff, he probably has a leg up over Kevin Seymour for the other starting spot.
Holmes was removed from Sunday's 9-6 loss to the Panthers with an arm/shoulder injury, but it apparently isn't anything that warrants concern moving forward. Serving as Buffalo's No. 3 wideout, he's caught three passes for 19 yards and a touchdown on five targets while logging 73 offensive snaps through two weeks. A nightmare matchup with the 'No Fly Zone' secondary won't help matters.
Even though he's healthy, the rookie linebacker will be hard-pressed to find playing time behind Lorenzo Alexander and Ramon Humber, who combined for 18 tackles in Week 1. Expect to see Vallejo on special teams and select defensive packages.
Tyrod Taylor can't get any rhythm going with his wideouts, as Matthews' five catches on the season leads the corps. Until the Buffalo offense shows some explosiveness, Matthews won't have the same value he had in Philly, though we'd expect more volume ahead than the six targets Matthews has received to date. After all, he's still building his chemistry with Taylor after missing most of his preseason time with the Bills due to a chest injury.
DiMarco hasn't contributed much in the way of measured stats the past few years, recording just 20 receptions for 162 yards and three touchdowns while playing in all 32 games the past two seasons. That being said he's a great blocker and was a large factor in the Falcons offense this past season. He'll be a large help to LeSean McCoy and Tyrod Taylor now that he'll be in Buffalo.
Considering Alexander is 34 and just went through a busy game (55 total snaps between defense and special teams) in hot weather, this seems easily merited. Alexander is continuing his career revival, with 15 tackles and a sack through two contests.