|Offense||26th||130.1 (6th)||168.1 (31st)|
|Defense||23rd||123.7 (27th)||227.5 (17th)|
|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|
|90||Lawson, Shaq (IR)||DE||6-3||267||6/17/1994||2||Clemson|
|87||Matthews, Jordan (IR)||WR||6-3||212||7/16/1992||4||Vanderbilt|
|89||Towbridge, Keith (IR)||TE||6-5||262||5/21/1995||R||Louisville|
|Carter, Cory||P||5-11||220||3/5/1994||R||Texas Southern|
|Lewis, Marquavius||DT||6-3||270||10/11/1992||R||South Carolina|
|Marlowe, Dean||DB||6-1||208||7/25/1992||3||James Madison|
|Wesley, De'Ondre||T||6-6||331||7/28/1992||3||Brigham Young|
Gaines logged 74 snaps in the ugly 54-24 loss to the Chargers, so it looks like he should be good moving forward after missing three-plus games with the injury. The nine stops represent his single-game high for 2017.
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.
It looks like the reserve cornerback will be able to return for Week 15 when the Bills take on the Dolphins in a crucial game for both teams. Johnson will help the Buffalo defense deal with some of Miami's three-wide sets.
Humber has had three double-digit tackle games this season, but he missed three games due to minor thumb surgery and hasn't been the same player since returning. Milano, meanwhile, has far outperformed his fifth-round status, so the Bills will keep ceding more time to the younger player.
Milano will pass veteran Ramon Humber in the pecking order based on his own strong play coupled with Humber's struggles since returning from thumb surgery. We'll see if Milano can build on his 11-tackle performance in Sunday's win over the Colts, which won't be an easy task considering Indy ran the ball a crazy 46 times in the snowstorm. However, Milano should see plenty of action now, and it's likely the Dolphins focus on the run given Kenyan Drake's success of late, plus former Miami running back Jay Ajayi gashed the Bills for 420 yards last season.
With top defensive end Shaq Lawson (ankle) landing on injured reserve Tuesday, the Bills will bring in Capi to add depth to the defensive line. He likely won't play much of a role in this final stretch of the regular season.
Benjamin, who is playing through a partially torn right meniscus, aggravated the injury in his return from a two-game absence in Sunday's 13-7 overtime win over the Colts. Prior to departing, Benjamin was the top pass-catching option for Buffalo in the snow-filled contest, hauling in three of eight targets for 38 yards and his first touchdown as a member of the Bills. The wideout's ability to participate in the Bills' first practice of the week suggests he could be ready to play Week 15 against the Dolphins, but his persistent knee problems and presence in a weak passing offense will limit his upside during the fantasy playoffs.
McDermott's expectation will become a null point if Kelvin Benjamin (knee) isn't available for Week 15 against the Dolphins. Thompson actually led all Buffalo wideouts with an 85 percent snap share in Sunday's 13-7 win over the Colts, with Jones and Benjamin (61 percent apiece) landing far behind. Of course, the Bills' game plan will look quite different when they don't have to contend with a snowstorm, featuring more three-wide formations and passing plays. There should be room for all three of the aforementioned players to contribute, but Jones is unlikely to venture north of a handful of targets per game unless Benjamin misses more time.
It was the fourth time Brown has reached double-digit tackles this season. The 25-year-old has yet to record a sack this season, but his activity in the tackle department keeps him a consistent IDP performer. He saw 69 defensive snaps (93.0 percent) in the contest.
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.
Cadet was on the field for just four offensive plays, while Mike Tolbert, who had missed the last three games with a hamstring injury, saw 13 offensive plays and turned that into six carries for 32 yards. Cadet has provided some nice depth and versatility to the Buffalo offense since his midseason signing, but it looks like he'll settle into the No. 3 spot in the pecking order now that Tolbert's healthy again.
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.
As head coach Sean McDermott predicted before the session, Taylor was able to take part in the majority of the drills during the Bills' first practice of the week, which should eliminate any concern about his availability for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. The Bills finished out the Week 14 overtime win over the Colts with their third-string quarterback (Joe Webb) running the offense after Taylor was made inactive shortly before the contest and fill-in starter Nathan Peterman exited early with a concussion. Taylor had previously ceded starting duties to the rookie Peterman in a Week 11 loss to the Chargers, but McDermott reiterated Wednesday that Taylor would start for the rest of the season if healthy enough to do so.
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 has shown the ability and leg strength to kick through the winds of New Era Field all season, plus the Colts give up more points than anyone. In other words, there's still some scoring to be had for the Bills. Just know that the weather forecast and a rookie starting at quarterback could limit Hauschka's attempts compared to normal game-day conditions.
It's believed that Williams picked up the injury during the Bills' 13-7 overtime victory over the Colts on Sunday. The significance of the setback isn't yet clear, but if Williams puts in a full practice before the end of the week, he could avoid an injury designation for the Week 15 matchup with the Dolphins.
Hughes played 48 of 71 defensive snaps, which has become roughly the norm as the Bills take him off the field in certain run situations. The five-tackle game represents Hughes' season high, and while his 37 tackles over 13 games is decent for a defensive end, the 3.0 sacks is disappointing for a guy that many assumed would make a run at double digits.
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.
Marlowe is now free from injured reserve and can sign with another team.
The safety's full involvement in the first practice session of the week indicates he'll be ready to play Sunday against the Chiefs. Hyde hasn't forced any turnovers in the Bills' last three games, but hasn't been a total zero for IDP owners with 17 total tackles over that span.
We suspect that his limitations Wednesday were maintenance-related, after McCoy logged 50 snaps in wintry conditions in this past Sunday's 13-7 win over the Colts, a victory that was fueled the running back's 156 rushing yards (on 32 carries) and game-winning TD in overtime.
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.
O'Leary's back injury kept him sidelined for the Week 13 loss to the Patriots, but it looks like he'll be ready to go for Sunday's matchup with the Colts. The third-year player plays second fiddle to Charles Clay (knee) at tight end, so don't expect O'Leary to earn many targets Sunday unless Clay's injury prevents him from playing.
Previously a starter while E.J. Gaines was out with an injury, Wright has apparently fallen all the way to No. 5 on the cornerback depth chart. He actually performed pretty well in Gaines' absence, but the Bills like Leonard Johnson better as the No. 3 guy right now, while No. 4 Lafayette Pitts seemingly has better skills on special teams.
Butler's concussion he suffered early in the preseason essentially cost him any shot at making the Bills' final roster.
Peterman's ability to practice in some capacity suggests that he's progressed through the protocol on at least some level, but he'll likely need to put in a full practice before the end of the week and receive clearance from an independent neurologist in order to dress Sunday against the Dolphins. The rookie, who started in the Week 14 win over the Colts in place of the injured Tyrod Taylor (knee) before exiting with the concussion, is expected to return to a backup role once cleared with Taylor set to go through most of practice Wednesday and seemingly on track to start in Week 15. If Peterman is held out Sunday, third-string quarterback Joe Webb would handle backup duties behind Taylor.
Webb was forced into duty after Nathan Peterman, who had drawn the Week 14 start in place of Tyrod Taylor (knee), was forced from the contest with a head injury. The versatile veteran unsurprisingly saw his pass attempts kept to a minimum, as the game was played in a persistent blizzard and the Bills had little trouble making significant gains in the running game throughout the afternoon. With Buffalo's top two signal callers now injured, it remains to be seen if Webb will be called upon to helm the offense in a Week 15 divisional clash against the Dolphins. However, given that Taylor will have another week to recover, it's also quite conceivable that he could be healthy enough to suit up by the time next Sunday rolls around.
McCray didn't play in 2016 after playing with the 49ers in 2015. He'll compete for a role on special teams and as a depth safety with Carolina in 2017.
The Bills haven't said so officially, but Clay's restricted practice reps is likely designed to limit the strain on his knee, for which he required arthroscopic surgery earlier this season. It's expected that Clay's practice involvement will be limited in advance of each of the final three regular-season contests, but he doesn't look to be at any real risk of missing action. However, it's looking unlikely that the tight end will rediscover his strong early-season form. After opening the campaign with 20 receptions for 258 yards and two scores in the Bills' first five games, Clay has managed 14 receptions for 131 yards and no touchdowns in his five games since coming back from the surgery.
It's unlikely Washington receives any punishment from the league office either.
Lawson was carted to the locker room after suffering the injury and was later spotted in a walking boot. The Bills aren't likely to comment on his status for the Week 14 game against the Colts until resuming practice Wednesday, but at the moment, it's looking unlikely that Lawson will be available for the weekend. If that's the case, Eddie Yarbrough could be in line for more snaps at defensive end.
The converted quarterback did see the field for 33 percent of the offensive plays, but with O'Leary about to return to practice this week, Thomas could be relegated to No. 3 and mostly a special teams role.
Henderson was held out of practice on Thursday and Friday due to his back injury, but the team was holding out hope he'd recover in time for Sunday's game. His absence will leave the Bills' offensive line reserves rather thin for the week.
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.
The burly tailback made his return after a three-game absence due to a hamstring injury and was effective with his modest number of opportunities. Tolbert remains a decidedly complementary option behind the elite LeSean McCoy, with his only true fantasy value coming from occasional goal-line opportunities.
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.
With Shaq Lawson placed on injured reserve, Yarbrough is in line to start at defensive tackle along with veteran Kyle Williams, though Ryan Davis will be sprinkled in for certain packages.
Glenn was limited in practice throughout the week but he's not yet healthy enough to play. Look for rookie Dion Dawkins to fill in once again while Glenn is sidelined.
It was the second time this season Poyer has tallied 11 tackles, while the eight solo stops is a season high. He was one of two Bills players to play in every defensive snap. The 26-year-old figures to remain heavily involved on defense as the season progresses.
The Texans brought Carter in for added competition, but they opted for veteran Shane Lechler as their starter.
White suffered the concussion in Sunday's loss to the Patriots and was limited in Wednesday's practice, but he looks to be symptom-free now and should be ready to play Sunday against the Colts. Look for White to be a full-go as the Bills' starting cornerback across from E.J. Gaines.
Holmes likely picked up the injury in the Bills' 13-7 overtime victory over the Colts on Sunday. If the wideout is able to put in at least a limited practice Thursday or Friday, he'll likely gain clearance to suit up Week 15 against the Dolphins, but don't expect Holmes to hold a major role in the Bills' passing attack. He's been targeted just four times over the Bills' last five games, making one reception for seven yards.
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.
Dawkins did not practice Wednesday due to an illness, but it looks like he's put that behind him and should be a full go for Sunday's matchup in Kansas City.
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.
Doss failed to play a significant role for the Broncos this season after appearing in six games and recording four tackles with Denver last year. The defensive back will likely go unclaimed and end up as a free agent.
Matthews had been fighting through the knee injury for the past three weeks, missing one contest before returning for the Bills' last two games, only to be shut down for good. The wideout also was sidelined for a large portion of the preseason with a fractured sternum and missed an additional contest due to a broken thumb, with the assortment of injuries rendering him a major disappointment this season for a Bills squad that was banking on him taking a stranglehold of the No. 1 receiver role. He'll finish the campaign with 25 receptions for 282 yards and a touchdown, which could result in a cool market for the 2014 second-round pick as he heads into unrestricted free agency for the first time in his career this offseason.
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.
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.
Thompson logged the longest reception of the game for either team, although it was his only catch of the afternoon. The veteran is projected to have a larger role for the final three games of the season with Jordan Matthews (knee) now on injured reserve and Kelvin Benjamin also having exited Sunday's game early with yet another knee injury.
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.