|Offense||26th||130.1 (6th)||168.1 (31st)|
|Defense||23rd||123.7 (26th)||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|
|7||Jones, Taiwan (IR)||RB||6-0||195||7/26/1988||7||Eastern Washington|
|17||Butler, Jeremy (IR)||WR||6-2||213||4/22/1991||3||Tennessee-Martin|
|33||Anderson, Colt (IR)||DB||5-10||195||10/25/1985||8||Montana|
|77||Glenn, Cordy (IR)||T||6-6||345||9/18/1989||6||Georgia|
|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|
|90||Lawson, Shaq (IR)||DE||6-3||267||6/17/1994||2||Clemson|
|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 aggravated his right knee injury during the Week 14 win over the Colts, is the only Bills player who draws a questionable designation this week. That said, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com relays that the wideout seems prepared to tough things out and play Sunday. The Bills kick off at 1 p.m. EST, which allows those considering Benjamin in Week 15 lineups a degree of flexibility, given that by that time, only six NFL teams will have already played.
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.
Taylor was inactive for last weekend's overtime win over the Colts, a game started by Nathan Peterman (who is still in the NFL's concussion protocol) and finished by Joe Webb. The Bills passing game has struggled to gain consistency this season, but Taylor can contribute some with his rushing, that is, if his knee issue doesn't impact his mobility too much this weekend. Taylor's Week 15 cause would be aided by the presence of wideout Kelvin Benjamin (knee), who is considered day-to-day, but in line to practice Friday.
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.
Williams was upgraded to a full participant in Friday's practice, which was enough for him to avoid missing his first game of the season. The five-time Pro Bowler has seen his play slip in 2017, as he's tallied only 33 tackles and two sacks in 13 contests, both of which are well behind his 2016 pace.
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.
After logging 32 carries (for 156 yards) in snowy conditions in this past weekend's 13-7 overtime win over the Colts, McCoy's practiced reps were managed Wednesday. His return to a full session Thursday puts the running track in line to play Sunday at home against the Dolphins. While it won't exactly be balmy in Orchard Park on Sunday, the area's current weather forecast doesn't predict either snow or strong wind at that time.
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.
Though listed as a full practice participant Thursday and Friday, the Bills won't rush the QB through the NFL's concussion protocol and he'll sit out Sunday's game, which sets the stage for Joe Webb to serve as Tyrod Taylor's backup in Week 15.
Webb was the backup during the Bills' snow-filled overtime win over the Colts a week earlier, though he served as the understudy to Nathan Peterman for that contest after Taylor was ruled out. Peterman exited early with a concussion in the victory, pressing Webb into regular-season action at quarterback for the first time since 2011. Peterman remains in the concussion protocol and won't play this week, but once both he and Taylor are healthy again, Webb will fade back to the No. 3 role.
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.
Clay is coming off back-to-back quiet efforts, but working in his favor is that the weather conditions for Sunday's home game against his former team won't be nearly as challenging as the snow and high winds that turned the Week 14 win over the Colts into a run-driven affair. Moreover, the return of quarterback Tyrod Taylor should aid Clay, who could end up being a key target in Week 15 with the Bills' top wideout, Kelvin Benjamin, still dealing with knee soreness and questionable to play.
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.
Because Cordy Glenn (foot, ankle) has been ruled out, Henderson is the next man up if left tackle Dion Dawkins is injured Sunday. Henderson will also see the field on occasions when the Bills use six offensive linemen.
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.
When healthy, Glenn is one of the league's better tackles, but that in itself is the problem, as he has battled with various foot and ankle injuries for much of his tenure with the Bills. He's scheduled to undergo a procedure in the coming days to address the matter, which should put Glenn on track to be ready for the start of the Bills' offseason program. The team will continue using rookie Dion Dawkins as the starting left tackle the rest of the season while the Buffalo front office determines whether it's worthwhile to retain the injury-prone Glenn and his high salary in 2018.
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 isn't a high-volume option in the Buffalo offense, though the 6-foot-4 wideout does earn the occasional red-zone target. Even with fellow big-bodied wideout Kelvin Benjamin still dealing with a knee issue that has him listed as questionable for Sunday's contest, Holmes isn't a high-percentage fantasy option, given how touchdown-dependent his value tends to be.
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.
After returning to practice Wednesday, Miller looked like he could be trending toward suiting up in a game for the first time since Week 4. Unfortunately for the reserve guard, he suffered a setback with his ankle during Wednesday's session that will keep him sidelined for yet another week. If Miller fails to progress quickly from this latest aggravation, the Bills could consider shifting him to injured reserve.
Matthews revealed the news on his personal Twitter account, posting a photo of his left knee in a heavy brace and his right ankle in a boot. It's unclear how lengthy of a recovery timeline Matthews will face for either injury, but neither surgery is expected to delay his start to the 2018 campaign. Matthews will head into free agency for the first time in his career after a disappointing, injury-plagued season with the Bills.
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.