|Offense||27th||117.7 (11th)||184.4 (30th)|
|Defense||25th||119.9 (24th)||246.9 (24th)|
|13||Benjamin, Kelvin||WR||6-5||245||2/5/1991||4||Florida State|
|39||Cadet, Travaris||RB||6-1||210||2/1/1989||6||Appalachian State|
|42||DiMarco, Patrick||FB||6-1||234||4/30/1989||6||South Carolina|
|36||Elston, Trae||DB||5-11||190||2/16/1994||1||Ole Miss|
|4||Hauschka, Stephen||K||6-4||210||6/29/1985||10||NC State|
|66||Henderson, Seantrel||T||6-7||331||1/21/1992||4||Miami (Fla.)|
|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|
|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||DT||6-4||295||11/24/1992||2||Ohio State|
|20||Wright, Shareece||CB||5-11||184||4/8/1987||7||Southern California|
|33||Anderson, Colt (IR)||DB||5-10||195||10/25/1985||8||Montana|
|17||Butler, Jeremy (IR)||WR||6-2||213||4/22/1991||3||Tennessee-Martin|
|7||Jones, Taiwan (IR)||RB||6-0||195||7/26/1988||7||Eastern Washington|
|89||Towbridge, Keith (IR)||TE||6-5||262||5/21/1995||R||Louisville|
|47||Lee, Eric||LB||6-3||260||8/6/1994||1||South Florida|
|Lewis, Marquavius||DT||6-3||270||10/11/1992||R||South Carolina|
|Wesley, De'Ondre||T||6-6||331||7/28/1992||3||Brigham Young|
Gaines' full session likely paves the way for him to return from a three-game absence and suit up Sunday against the Chargers. It's expected that Gaines will settle back into starting duties at cornerback, with Shareece Wright presumably fading into a slightly more limited role as a nickel or dime back.
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.
Johnson will continue in a reserve role since E.J. Gaines (shoulder) is also active Sunday. However, he's logged over 45 defensive snaps four times this season, bringing him near fantasy relevance.
Humber, who did have 10 tackles in Sunday's bludgeoning at the hands of the Saints, has struggled the past two games while frequently missing tackles. Rookie Matt Milano performed well when Humber was out, so Frazier could start to mix Milano back in a little more until Humber proves as sturdy as he was prior to the injury.
Milano has been receiving starter's action since Humber went down with a thumb injury, but that play count is about to get reduced. He'll make a strong sub for Humber and veteran Lorenzo Alexander, but there are better IDP choices than Milano, despite the fact that he's had some big plays in recent weeks.
Benjamin was injured while making a 20-yard catch on the fourth snap of the game, getting carted off to the locker room and ruled out for the rest of the game shortly thereafter. He was able to limp off the field under his own power and was spotted walking out of the locker room without crutches after the game, Matthew Fairburn of Syracuse.com reports. With Jordan Matthews (knee) already inactive, Nathan Peterman -- and eventually Tyrod Taylor -- primarily relied on Zay Jones, Deonte Thompson and backup running back Travaris Cadet in the passing game. Should he make a quick recovery, Benjamin would have an attractive Week 12 road matchup against the Chiefs.
While Jones (ankle) isn't a high-percentage fantasy play in his return from a one-game absence -- especially with rookie Nathan Peterman making his first start at QB for the Bills -- he is at least an option for folks scrambling for a wideout at this stage, particularly for those who had anticipated utilizing Matthews in their Week 11 lineups.
This is Brown's second straight 10-tackle week, and with fellow linebacker Ramon Humber (thumb) doubtful for Week 5, this kind of production is expected to continue against the Bengals.
The Bills have been getting killed in the run game the last two contests, so they decided to add some size in the 6-foot-5, 341-pound Coleman while releasing smaller defensive lineman Jerel Worthy. Coleman won't be an IDP factor, but he could see some immediate time on early downs as the team attempts to start plugging some holes.
The Bills cut Lacey just one day earlier to make room on the roster for waiver claim Tyrell Adams, but the team ended up reversing the transaction after Adams failed his physical. Lacey will thus stick around for the Bills as Sunday's matchup with the Buccaneers approaches, but he'll be limited to nothing more than a special teams role if he's active for that contest.
We don't think Davis will see a full log of plays like a normal starter would, as Lorenzo Alexander can be used to rush the passer on downs he'd normally sit. Still, it's a nice development for the journeyman Davis, who's now with his third NFL team.
Unsurprisingly, Jones has been placed on IR after being lost for the season due to a broken arm. As a result, the Bills signed Travaris Cadet, who most recently played for the Jets, to bolster their backfield.
Much of that production came in garbage time of a brutal 54-24 loss, but Cadet certainly looked better than Mike Tolbert has in recent weeks. It may not make too much of a difference with LeSean McCoy healthy and playing the role of bell-cow back like a man several years younger, but Cadet might end up providing a more valuable insurance policy than Tolbert for McCoy owners. He certainly has more ability in the passing game.
Wood was removed from the Bills' injury report after turning in a full practice Wednesday following limited sessions Monday and Tuesday. The 31-year-old should start at center like he usually does and play a full slate of snaps.
Nathan Peterman made McDermott look bad, throwing five interceptions on 14 pass attempts before giving way to Taylor for the start of the second half. Taylor made things worse in the third quarter when he lost a fumble that was returned for a touchdown, but he bounced back strong in garbage time to finish 15-of-25 passing for 158 yards and a touchdown, adding four carries for 38 yards and another score. Common sense dictates he'll get the start Week 12 in Kansas City, but the Bills apparently are in no rush to make a decision.
It looks like some combination of Jordan Matthews, Micah Hyde, Taiwan Jones and Deonte Thompson will serve as the primary return men Thursday. Tate is one of the league's better returners, but he doesn't offer much in the receiving game even though he made a big play last week against the Raiders. Coach Sean McDermott must have a different strategy set for this week, while Tate's outlook may not get much better once the Bills start suiting up newcomer Kelvin Benjamin in Week 10. Tate's best hope might be if his special teams replacements simply botch the job.
Hauschka was added to the Bills' injury report after the sore right hip limited his participation in Thursday's practice, but the kicker's full practice a day later clears up any concern about his health. The 32-year-old has proven reliable when called upon in the kicking game this season, nailing 17 of 19 field-goal tries and all 19 of his extra-point attempts.
This is the first fumble Williams has recovered since 2013. However, he's still averaging under three tackles per game with just one sack on the season, making it difficult to summon him in most fantasy formats.
Hughes avoided missing his first game since the 2011 season, and he'll slot back into his top defensive end role. However, Philip Rivers has been a tough man to sack this season, ranking third in the league in sack percentage (3.29 percent). Hughes hasn't had a sack in five weeks either, making him an unfavorable IDP option in Week 11.
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.
Hyde was given the questionable designation after halftime, and could be held out if there is even slight concern given the 37-7 halftime deficit to the Chargers. Trae Elston has stepped in at strong safety in Hyde's absence.
McCoy miraculously broke out of a two-game slump despite watching Nathan Peterman throw five interceptions before halftime. The veteran back ripped off a 37-yard scamper and a 27-yard touchdown to tie the game at 7-7 early in the first quarter, only to watch Peterman hand the Chargers an insurmountable lead. Tyrod Taylor came in for the second half and eventually connected with McCoy for a 12-yard score early in the fourth quarter. Regardless of which quarterback is under center, McCoy profiles as the only reliable piece of the Buffalo offense for a Week 12 game in Kansas City.
This will be the first start of Elston's career, who could stand to have a decent tackle total if Derek Carr throws as much as he did last week in an attempt to beat the Bills' depleted secondary.
The touchdown was the first of O'Leary's career. O'Leary took the reins with Charles Clay out in recent weeks with three 50-yard games in his previous four outings. He showed on Sunday that he can still be somewhat productive with Clay back in the fold, seeing the field for 19 offensive snaps to Clay's 29, but it is also likely that Clay will begin overtaking some of those snaps in the coming weeks as he knocks off some of the rust from his mid-season knee injury. Expect O'Leary's production to decline accordingly.
Wright started in Gaines' place in the Bills' Week 8 win over the Raiders and saw 64 defensive snaps, logging four tackles and two pass breakups. Look for Wright to handle a similar snap count Thursday in what amounts to an easier matchup against a Jets passing attack that's lacking in established talent at receiver.
Butler's concussion he suffered early in the preseason essentially cost him any shot at making the Bills' final roster.
Buffalo's decision to start the fifth-round rookie backfired in a major way, as Peterman essentially handed a victory to another AFC wild-card contender. A pick-six on the opening drive wasn't actually his fault and the final interception may have been caused by a bad route, but the other three were caused by bad throws and bad decisions. Peterman also failed to move the ball, completing only six of 14 passes for 66 yards, with two carries for four yards. Tyrod Taylor seemingly played well enough in garbage time to retake the starting job for Week 12 in Kansas City, though head coach Sean McDermott wasn't ready to make any commitment when he talked to the media after Sunday's blowout loss, ESPN.com's Mike Rodak reports.
Lee was promoted from the Bills' practice squad just last week, but now finds himself without a job. The 23-year-old will look to catch on with another team or practice squad in need of linebacker depth.
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.
McCray is now removed from injured reserve and immediately eligible to sign with any team other than the Panthers.
Following a three-game absence, Clay hauled in just two of three targets for 13 yards in last Sunday's 47-10 loss to the Saints, but with that contest under his belt, he could be more involved this weekend, assuming no setbacks with his knee. That's a scenario that could be in effect Sunday if the tight end holds up well enough to provide Buffalo's new starting signal-caller, Nathan Peterman, with a safety valve in the team's passing game.
It's unlikely Washington receives any punishment from the league office either.
It looks like the Bills will get their second-year pass rusher back this week following a one-game absence, where he'll shoot for his third sack of the season against the Bengals and Andy Dalton. We'll see if Lawson gets a questionable status or no injury designation at all following Friday's practice.
Thomas wasn't present Wednesday while attending to the personal matter, prompting head coach Sean McDermott to express some uncertainty regarding the tight end's status for the Week 8 matchup with the Raiders. However, with Thomas back at practice a day later, it appears safe to conclude that he'll be in the fold come Sunday. Look for Thomas, who recorded his first NFL touchdown reception in the Week 7 win over the Buccaneers, to serve as Nick O'Leary's top backup.
Henderson was unable to participate in Friday's practice due to a tweaked back, but the minor injury won't keep him sidelined for the Bills' home matchup against New Orleans in Week 10.
McDermott was formally with the Patriots. The UCLA product figures to function as a depth lineman for Buffalo.
Incognito played through the ankle injury in Sunday's win over the Raiders and prepares set to do so again in Week 9 after turning in a full practice Wednesday. He'll start at left guard.
With regular starter Ryan Kelly (foot) set to make his season debut Sunday against the 49ers and reenter the starting lineup, the Colts no longer had a need for an extra center on the roster. Redmond will be eligible to sign with any team or practice squad upon clearing waivers.
Tolbert's lack of availability for the contest isn't a surprise after he failed to practice Wednesday through Friday. His absence leaves Travaris Cadet as the lone healthy running back behind starter LeSean McCoy.
Murphy has previously had stints on the Colts' and Jets' practice squads this season. The Bills are lacking in depth at running back after Taiwan Jones (arm) was moved to injured reserve following the team's Week 9 loss to the Jets, but Murphy will likely need another injury to one of LeSean McCoy, Mike Tolbert or Travaris Cadet before earning a promotion to Buffalo's 53-man roster.
The starting left tackle will miss his fourth game of the season and third in a row. Rookie Dion Dawkins has been performing well in his place, but the Bills simply run the ball better with Glenn in there -- in the six games Glenn has played, the Bills have averaged 123 yards on the ground, compared to 87 yards rushing in the three he's missed.
This is Poyer's second double-digit performance of the season, but he doesn't have any other games with over seven tackles. The fifth-year safety has already posted a career-high 50 tackles this season, which averages out to just over six tackles per game.
White also had four passes defensed and was a major factor in keeping Trevor Siemian out of rhythm Sunday. The rookie first-round pick has looked great in his first three career games, with 16 tackles (14 solo), seven passes defensed and an interception.
Even with rookie Zay Jones out with an ankle injury, Holmes is at best serving as a No. 4 receiver behind newcomer Kelvin Benjamin, Jordan Matthews and Deonte Thompson. There was actually a chance the Bills would cut Holmes last week, as a combination of releases to fringe players would have netted the team a third-rounder based on offseason activity. In the end, the Bills decided they like what they have and will stick with the veteran Holmes as a depth receiver.
The Bills have done some roster shuffling in the defensive backfield, with Colt Anderson being moved to IR and Robert Blanton being released, while Thomas and fellow Tuesday signee Trae Elston will apparently compete for depth looks or special teams action.
He needs surgery after breaking his forearm in the Bills' win over the Falcons on Sunday, so the special teams standout will now apparently miss the rest of the season, unless he works out an injury settlement with the team.
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.
Glenn left practice Thursday with an ankle injury, and after being unable to give it a go Friday, he'll be held out this weekend. Ryan Groy will serve as the primary reserve at guard in Miller's absence.
Matthews practiced to some degree most of the week, so this is a bit of a surprise. Since the Bills' passing attack has been inconsistent all season and will now try rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman at quarterback, perhaps the absence takes some of the guesswork out of things for Matthews owners.
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.
The veteran linebacker now has 56 tackles (43 solo) through nine games, putting him on pace for 100 tackles this season. However, Alexander has recorded just two sacks this season, which is nothing compared to the monstrous 12.5 sacks he racked up in 2016.
It'll be interesting to see how Thompson is used once rookie Zay Jones gets healthy and comes back to the fold. For now, the current Bills wideout pecking order seems to be Benjamin and Jordan Matthews as the top two, followed by Thompson followed by Andre Holmes. In a run-based offense, that makes Thompson hard to roster even though he's had two big games out of four with the Bills, but he's essentially a dart at best, especially with Benjamin acquired via trade and tight end Charles Clay healthy again.
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.