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  Bills | Chris Manhertz goes to PUP list    Thu Jul 30, 06:28 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Chris Manhertz (undisclosed) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, July 30.


  Bills | Two defensive players on NFI list    Thu Jul 30, 03:53 PM

Buffalo Bills DE Mario Williams (undisclosed) and CB Leodis McKelvin (undisclosed) were placed on the Non-Football Injury list Thursday, July 30.

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  Bills | Dan Carpenter placed on NFI list    Thu Jul 30, 03:34 PM

Buffalo Bills PK Dan Carpenter (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Thursday, July 30.

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  Bills | Sammy Watkins' targets to decline?    Sun Jul 26, 11:40 PM

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins was targeted 128 times last year, but only one receiver has been targeted more than 110 times in a season for head coach Rex Ryan.

Footballguys view: We can't see Ryan increasing that number this season...even with a gifted wide receiver like Watkins on his roster. Fantasy owners should consider Watkins a low-end WR2 in PPR leagues. If you can snare him as your WR3, then even better. Nobody doubts his talent, but the nature of the offense is to run early and often--plus, the quarterback situation is bleak. That's why Watkins should go off the board around WR24 and not sooner.

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  Bills | Sammy Watkins' production deceiving     Sun Jul 26, 09:09 PM

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins recorded 53.3% of his receiving yards and four of his six touchdowns in four games last year.

Footballguys view: This is an important note for fantasy owners expecting a huge second-year breakout for Watkins. Yes, he's incredibly talented but the quarterback situation in Buffalo could hold him down. The nature of the run-heavy offense under Rex Ryan could also limit the production for those in the passing game. His current ADP is WR26 (5.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Bills | Percy Harvin struggling with routes    Sat Jul 25, 09:17 PM

Buffalo Bills WR Percy Harvin required detailed instruction on how to run routes during OTAs, and Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News believes Harvin will open the year as the No. 3 receiver behind WR Sammy Watkins and WR Robert Woods.

Footballguys view: We're not shocked. Harvin lacks discipline to his game. Yes, he's electric and explosive with the ball in his hands, but being a great pro goes far beyond that. We'll see if Harvin can improve during camp, but we have our reservations. In a run-heavy offense, fantasy owners shouldn't be adding Harvin to the wish list during their drafts.

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Robert Woods player page
Sammy Watkins player page


  Bills | Sammy Watkins among least productive    Thu Jul 16, 10:36 PM

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins had a catch percentage of 52.0 last season, ranking among the least effective wide receivers in the NFL.

Footballguys view: Watkins will need to clean that up if he's going to play up to his enormous potential. We love his natural ability, but the run-heavy nature of the offense (and the quarterback situation) could hold the Bills passing game down.

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  Bills | Tyrod Taylor given praise    Wed Jul 15, 06:43 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor received a vote of confidence from former teammate Baltimore Ravens FS Terrence Brooks. Brooks said Taylor possesses versatility and speed that makes him worthy of being a starting quarterback. Taylor is competing with QBs EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel for the starting quarterback position this offseason.

Footballguys view: Taylor has to be considered a sleeper in the Buffalo QB competition, and he's certainly an interesting player to keep an eye on. He's got a rocket arm (with little control) and is supremely gifted athletically. Scrambling QBs (even those with accuracy problems...looking at you Tebow) can be valuable fantasy assets--even on a run-heavy team like Buffalo. Watch this competition unfold during training camp and the preseason.

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  Bills | Aaron Williams should be ready for camp    Mon Jul 13, 06:34 PM

Buffalo Bills FS Aaron Williams (hip) should be ready for the start of training camp after undergoing hip surgery earlier this offseason, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

Footballguys view: Williams is a physical playmaker who can make his presence known as a run-defender. He should snare 50 or more tackles in 2015 if healthy.

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  Bills | Leodis McKelvin expected to be ready    Mon Jul 13, 06:33 PM

Buffalo Bills CB Leodis McKelvin (ankle) is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season even though he missed the last five games of last season because of a broken ankle.

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  Bills | MarQueis Gray excited about offense    Mon Jul 13, 10:34 AM

Buffalo Bills TE MarQueis Gray is excited about playing in offensive coordinator Greg Roman's scheme with TE Charles Clay. 'This offense right here is tight end heaven,' Gray said. 'We move around so much that we really play receiver, slot, we play everything but running back. You could line up at any of those spots - that's the best part about this offense.' Gray also said this could be his breakout year. 'Especially with this offense and the opportunities coming my way - I'm going to take full advantage of it,' Gray said. 'I want to be that guy where defensive coordinators say 'Watch out for 48.' I want to put fear in the defense.'

Footballguys view: The tight ends may be in heaven, but the quarterback situation in Buffalo is a bit hellish. Matt Cassel has the most experience and could end up as the starter, although Tyrod Taylor is a sleeper in this battle. Gray is competing for the team's TE2 job behind Charles Clay. Fantasy owners should consider Clay at low-end TE2 with TE1 upside in certain matchups.

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  Bills | Charles Clay to move around    Sun Jul 12, 01:36 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Charles Clay said he will be lining up at different positions this season under offensive coordinator Greg Roman. 'Whether it's running routes or catching as receivers out of the backfield, he does a good job of moving guys around,' Clay said. 'I can't think of any position where I'm lined up at more than another. The receivers will tell you the same thing. They're moving around as much as I am.'

Footballguys view: Clay has the ability to be a mid to low fantasy TE1 in an adequate to good pass offense, but Buffalo is far from that. Even if their QB to be named later has exceeds expectations, Clay will still have to fight with Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, Percy Harvin, and two very good passcatching backs for targets in a run-first offense. He's probably not worth a pick in typical leagues, but he could help teams in a bind for a one-week TE play during the season.

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  Bills | LeSean McCoy scares opponents?    Fri Jul 10, 09:25 PM

Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy strikes more fear into defenses than Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray, according to a top personnel executive. 'I'll take McCoy over Murray every time,' the personnel executive said. 'When you played the Eagles, you feared McCoy. He was the guy who scared you the most. When you played Dallas, you didn't fear Murray. He's good. But you didn't fear him. You feared Dez (Bryant), or (Tony) Romo, but not Murray.'

Footballguys view: McCoy was taking too many runs to the corner last year and not having the speed or elusiveness to turn those runs into anything. With Buffalo's line no better than Philly's when they were banged up last year and no credible passing threat at quarterback, the fear of McCoy can be easily counteracted by overplaying the run. It will be an uphill battle for McCoy even though he is basically guaranteed 20+ touches a game.

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DeMarco Murray player page


  Bills | Stephon Gilmore expected to be ready for camp    Wed Jul 8, 01:53 PM

Buffalo Bills CB Stephon Gilmore (undisclosed) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp after missing most of the offseason workouts because of an offseason surgery. Gilmore said the coaches have told him that he will be a big part of the defense this season.

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  Bills | LeSean McCoy has struggled vs. AFC East    Tue Jul 7, 07:22 PM

Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy hasn't seen a lot of action against AFC East teams in his career. However, when he has played against them, he hasn't seen much success. In four career games against AFC East opponents, McCoy has averaged only 62.8 rushing yards per game and 3.8 yards per carry. He has, however, scored seven times in those four games.

Footballguys view: There's no doubt that McCoy is going to a lesser situation than the one he had in Philadelphia, and schedule is one of the smaller parts of the change. The offensive line and overall running game quality goes down, and the QB/passing game quality will be among the worst in the league. He'll get a ton of volume, so he's still in the RB1 mix, but in the second round.

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  Bills | Matt Cassel could receive extension    Sun Jul 5, 10:17 AM

Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel is a candidate for a contract extension if he wins the starting job during training camp. He is scheduled to count $4.75 million against the salary cap this season.

Footballguys view: Cassel will be extremely lucky to make the roster at his current rate. He stunk it up in OTAs, and the Bills have no reason to keep him around if he isn't better than Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel. Cassel looking for work before Week 1 is more likely than an extension if trends continue.

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  Bills | Sammy Watkins should be ready for camp    Sun Jul 5, 10:11 AM

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (hip) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp after he was limited during offseason workouts.

Footballguys view: Watkins offseason surgery is not nearly as troubling to his fantasy stock than the uncertainty at quarterback that could have Tyrod Taylor responsible for getting the ball or him - or worse. New acquisitions Percy Harvin and Charles Clay will also get theirs, in addition to fellow rising second-year wideout Robert Woods. Watkins is a hard pick to justify in the first four or five rounds this year.

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  Bills | Fred Jackson favorite for No. 2 RB job    Sun Jul 5, 10:11 AM

Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson is expected to be the leading candidate for the No. 2 running back job entering training camp. Jackson will have to contribute on the field if he wants to stay with the team since he does not play special teams.

Footballguys view: LeSean McCoy will get all of the work that he can handle in Buffalo, but Jackson has a way of hanging around backfields more than his competition expects. He could end up being a superior goal-line and hurry-up offense option, so don't assume Jackson's fantasy value is dead yet. If the Bills do release the underrated heart of the team because of his price tag, a team like the Patriots would be sure to snatch him up.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel afraid to cut it loose?    Sat Jul 4, 08:53 PM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel was called 'timid' by former FS Ronde Barber. He holds the ball,' Barber said. 'He's scared to deliver it when he needs to.'

Footballguys view: Tyrod Taylor is in line to possibly start not because of his ability, but because of the lack of ability from EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel. This is not good news for anyone in this offense.

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  Bills | Percy Harvin looking to improve    Fri Jun 26, 06:49 PM

Buffalo Bills WR Percy Harvin said he has been working with wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal this offseason in hopes of becoming a more complete wide receiver. 'I feel that it's time for me to put it all together,' Harvin said. 'I feel like I have the coaching staff and support here in Buffalo to get that done. The owners here are unbelievable. Everything here spells success for me. The world has yet to see me explode like I'm about to.'

Footballguys view: Harvin has always had talent, but his production hasn't really matched his potential. We're not expecting him to breakout this season on a run-heavy Bills team. The quarterback situation in Buffalo also doesn't give us much confidence. His current ADP is WR38 (10.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Bills | Charles Clay staying on the field    Thu Jun 25, 01:18 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Charles Clay will play on all three downs.

Footballguys view: So he'll be blocking for three downs? While Clay has had moments, he's not on an offense which looks like a passing behemoth. Assuming Matt Cassel/EJ Manuel/Tyrod Taylor/Matt Simms/Hot Dog Vendor throw the ball effectively, there are two things which will still stand in Clay's way. First, he's behind Sammy Watkins, Percy Harvins and Robert Woods in the pecking order of targets. And second this is still likely to be a run-heavy attack and will feature LeSean McCoy an awful lot (and Clay is a very good blocker). So if the ball is heading Clay's direction, it's likely being carried by McCoy while Clay is blocking. Clay is being drafted as a TE2 and a lower-end one at that, which is right about where he should be.

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  Bills | Fred Jackson expects to compete for job    Tue Jun 23, 05:27 PM

Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson said he expects to compete for a roster spot during training camp. 'We'll see what happens with me getting cut or not,' Jackson said. 'I'll go out and do whatever I can to make sure that doesn't happen. We've got to compete every year. This year is no different than any other year. I've got to go out and compete for my job.'

Footballguys view: We love Jackson's mindset here. He's taking nothing for granted--just like he has every season as a pro. Jackson will serve as veteran insurance behind McCoy and makes for a nice RB5 to carry for now, but he's got starter's upside if McCoy gets banged up.

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  Bills | QB Taylor a sleeper in Buffalo?    Sun Jun 21, 08:49 PM

Ben Volin, from the Boston Globe, reports that Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor is a player to watch out for in training camp. According to the report, Taylor received almost the same number of reps in OTAs and minicamp as both Matt Cassel and E.J. Manuel.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners in deeper leagues take note. Does anyone have faith in Manuel or Cassel? Taylor has spent his entire career as Joe Flacco's backup, but he accepted an deal smaller than the Broncos offered him so he could compete for a starting job and get out of the shadow of a star quarterback. Taylor is super fast, quick and has a rocket arm but his accuracy and decision making need improvement. Yes, the Bills are going to have a run-heavy offense but remember that scrambling starting quarterbacks can be valuable assets in fantasy football.

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Tyrod Taylor player page
EJ Manuel player page


  Bills | Matt Cassel could be on the bubble    Fri Jun 19, 08:48 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel could be on the roster bubble if he struggles during training camp. The team would save $4.15 million in salary cap space if he is released.

Footballguys view: Even though he's the most experienced quarterback on the roster in Buffalo, nobody should think Cassel's roster spot is safe. If he struggles in training camp and the preseason, the Bills could just let him go and start either E.J. Manuel or Tyrod Taylor.

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  Bills | Matthew Mulligan signed    Thu Jun 18, 04:29 PM

Free-agent TE Matthew Mulligan (Titans) signed an undisclosed contract with the Buffalo Bills Thursday, June 18.

Footballguys view: Mulligan is not a fantasy option, but he could win a spot on the roster because of his run-blocking ability. The Bills are going to run, run and run some more with superstar LeSean McCoy as the lead back.

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  Bills | Sammy Watkins remains idle    Tue Jun 16, 11:26 AM

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (hip) is not participating in team drills Tuesday, June 16.

Footballguys view: Watkins is recovering from hip surgery for a torn labrum, but should be ready to go in time for training camp. The Bills quarterback situation isn't the best, but if healthy we could see Watkins snare about 70 catches for nearly 1,000 yards and 5-7 touchdowns in 2015.

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  Bills | Rex Ryan to look at Evan Mathis    Sat Jun 13, 06:09 PM

Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan said the Bills will do their 'due diligence' on free-agent OG Evan Mathis, but he is 'pretty happy' with his guards.

Footballguys view: Mathis is getting quite a bit of interest on the open market. It's wise for the Bills to look into the possibility of adding him. Mathis is going to come with a decent-sized price tag as he's considered one of the best guards in the game.

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  Bills | Matt Cassel struggles Wednesday    Thu Jun 11, 12:53 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel threw one interception and almost had two other passes intercepted during practice Wednesday, June 10. Cassel shared first-team reps with QB EJ Manuel during practice.

Footballguys view: Color us shocked...if the color of being shocked looks like the color of complete and total expectation. Cassel is an average quarterback (at best) and he's learning a new system in a new offense with new players. We wouldn't touch the Bills quarterback situation with a ten-foot pole, but keep an eye on who wins the job as it will impact the rest of the offense.

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EJ Manuel player page


  Bills | Chris Williams expected at minicamp    Thu Jun 11, 12:39 PM

Buffalo Bills OG Chris Williams (back) is expected to participate in the mandatory minicamp next week.

Footballguys view: General manager Doug Whaley said Williams has not participated in offseason workouts because he is recovering from back surgery. The Bills need some help on the offensive line, and they were hoping Williams might contribute more than he did last season before landing on injured reserve.

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  Bills | Still a QB competition in Buffalo    Wed Jun 10, 06:41 PM

Buffalo Bills QBs EJ Manuel, Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor are still competing for the starting quarterback job, according to head coach Rex Ryan. 'Wisdom tells me to let I play out, we'll see what happens through the end,' Ryan said.

Footballguys view: This isn't an exciting race to watch for fantasy owners. Cassel has the most experience (by far) in this battle, but he's painfully average at best. Manuel has great size and arm strength , but he's hurt a lot and makes poor decisions throwing the ball. Taylor is super quick, super athletic and has a rocket arm, but he lacks sharpness as a passer. The Bills are going to have a run-heavy offense with superstar back LeSean McCoy leading the way. The quarterback won't be asked to do that much for the offense.

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Tyrod Taylor player page
EJ Manuel player page


  Bills | Percy Harvin still absent    Wed Jun 10, 10:59 AM

Buffalo Bills WR Percy Harvin is still absent from organized team activities Wednesday, June 10.

Footballguys view: Um, okay. Reports last week said he would show up this week. Stay tuned to this mysterious situation.

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  Bills | Sammy Watkins likely to see fewer balls    Tue Jun 9, 12:47 PM

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (hip) will likely see a reduction from his team-leading 128 targets last season.

Footballguys view: Watkins could still get 100 targets, but the team is trying to spread things around this year. The nature of the offense will be run-heavy with superstar running back LeSean McCoy as the featured player. Fantasy owners should consider Watkins a low end WR2 with upside. Drafting him as a WR3 would be better if you can pull it off.

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  Bills | Sammy Watkins mentally taking reps    Thu Jun 4, 11:20 AM

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (hip) said he is mentally taking repetitions in practice while he is limited. He joins the huddle and then simulates lining up to run a pass route by going to his designated side of the formation but remaining behind the line of scrimmage. 'Mentally, I've got to get my reps,' Watkins said. 'I'm behind. I'm not there every day with the guys running routes. So, mentally, I've got to watch the defense, the coverages, watch how things move because I'm going to be coming back soon. And everything's got to be fast and I've got to pick it up.'

Footballguys view: Watkins should be OK for the start of the season, but his quarterback situation remains brutal. Matt Cassel is average (at best), and isn't accurate downfield. EJ Manuel has been pretty awful when he isn't on the trainer's table. Tyrod Taylor is super athletic, has a rocket arm and is a great unknown after backing up Joe Flacco for years. Watkins has tremendous ability, but his situation leaves him as a WR3 with an ADP of 4.11--reflective of how nervous owners are at this early date.

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  Bills | Marcell Dareus absent Wednesday    Wed Jun 3, 12:39 PM

Buffalo Bills DT Marcell Dareus did not participate in organized team activities Wednesday, June 3. Head coach Rex Ryan said Dareus' absence was not injured-related.

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  Bills | Percy Harvin misses OTAs    Wed Jun 3, 12:29 PM

Buffalo Bills WR Percy Harvin did not participate in organized team activities Wednesday, June 3. Head coach Rex Ryan said Harvin's absence was not injured-related.

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  Bills | Matt Cassel, EJ Manuel split reps    Wed Jun 3, 12:13 PM

Buffalo Bills QBs Matt Cassel and EJ Manuel both worked with the first-team offense during organized team activities Wednesday, June 3.

Footballguys view: They seem to be the top two candidates for the starting job with Tyrod Taylor more of a sleeper at this time. Cassel has the experience edge, but the team wants to see if their 2013 first-round pick (Manuel) can actually stay healthy and play at a decent level. At this time, Cassel could be considered the frontrunner because of his aforementioned experience.....but none of these QBs (maybe Taylor) should be fantasy factors in 2015.

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  Bills | LeSean McCoy practices    Wed Jun 3, 12:12 PM

Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (neck) participated in organized team activities Wednesday, June 3.

Footballguys view: McCoy is going to be the workhorse for the Bills offense. Rushing the ball over 300 times is not out of the question, and it's something McCoy has done each of the last two seasons with the Eagles. Now, Rex Ryan gets to feature McCoy and this will help an offense that should have average (or below) quarterback play.

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  Bills | LeSean McCoy at 300 carries?    Tue Jun 2, 11:10 AM

Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy is expected to receive 300 carries this season, according to teammate RB Fred Jackson. 'I don't know exactly what my role is going to be, Jackson said. 'They say that they want Shady (McCoy) to get 300-plus carries next year. So that's a guy you're feeding the ball all the time. So I'll be ready when my number is called.'

Footballguys view: That sounds about right. McCoy is going to be the bellcow back on one of the most run-heavy teams in the league. He's had over 300 carries each of the last two seasons, and he's rushed for almost 3,000 yards combined during that time. McCoy can handle this workload, and he'll be the centerpiece of the Bills offense.

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  Bills | BUF not interested in Ray Rice    Sun May 31, 02:26 PM

Free-agent RB Ray Rice (Ravens) is not a player the Buffalo Bills are interested in signing, according to a source.

Footballguys view: BREAKING: the team with one of the best running backs in the league (LeSean McCoy) and incredible depth at the position (Fred Jackson, Bryce Brown, Karlos Williams, Anthony Dixon) are unlikely to have interest in a back who is no longer what he used to be and didn't play football last year. It would be truly shocking if a team with a stacked depth chart at running back like the Bills would have interest in Rice.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel adds weight    Sun May 31, 09:56 AM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel said he added around 10 pounds of muscle this offseason in the hopes of staying healthy during the regular season. Manuel said he believes he still has his quickness and the ability to move around.

Footballguys view: Adding weight may not be the answer for Manuel staying healthy. He needs to learn when to slide after he crosses the line of scrimmage as a runner. We like that Manuel wants to fight for extra yards, but he needs to be safer when he scrambles.

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  Bills | Tyrod Taylor garnering praise    Sat May 30, 08:56 AM

Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor is in the competition to be the starting quarterback as much as anyone else, according to quarterback coach David Lee. Lee added, 'I think he has a beautiful throwing motion and I just have to think we've got to see how accurate he is.' Head coach Rex Ryan provided Taylor first-team repetitions along with QBs EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel through the first four workouts. 'He is an unknown, never played a whole lot in Baltimore,' Ryan said. 'I think the ability is hard to ignore, some of the things that he has.'

Footballguys view: Watch out for Taylor here in deeper leagues. Rushing quarterbacks are always valuable fantasy assets when starting, and Taylor could make a strong push for the job in training camp. He turned down an offer for more money to back up Peyton Manning in Denver because Taylor believes he can start at this level. The Bills are looking for a quarterback to lead their run-heavy offense, and Taylor may be able to beat out both Matt Cassel and E.J. Manuel.

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EJ Manuel player page


  Bills | Matt Simms claimed    Fri May 29, 05:34 PM

New York Jets QB Matt Simms was claimed off waivers by the Buffalo Bills Friday, May 29. The Bills also waived QB Jeff Tuel.

Footballguys view: We don't see Simms as anything more than a camp arm for the Bills. As a former Jets player, Simms has ties to Rex Ryan and he knows what the coach wants from a quarterback.

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  Bills | LeSean McCoy limited Wednesday    Wed May 27, 09:48 PM

Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (neck) was limited during organized team activities Wednesday, May 27, because of a neck injury. Head coach Rex Ryan said McCoy's injury is not serious.

Footballguys view: McCoy is going to get plenty of work during the regular season. He's the centerpiece of the Bills offense, so it's wise for them to take it easy on him if he's a little banged up during OTAs.

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  Bills | Buffalo QBs receiving equal reps at OTAs    Wed May 27, 02:37 PM

Buffalo Bills QBs EJ Manuel, Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor and Jeff Tuel were given equal repetitions during organized team activities Tuesday, May 26. Manuel and Cassel worked with the starters while Taylor and Tuel worked with the backups. Head coach Rex Ryan said he wants to give everyone a fair chance.

Footballguys view: Cassel has the most experience, but he's not an exciting option as a starter. Manuel is big, somewhat athletic and has a strong arm but his decision making needs a lot of work. Taylor could be a sleeper here. He's ultra athletic and has a rocket arm. He needs to show better accuracy as a passer if he wants to win the starting job in Buffalo.

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EJ Manuel player page
Jeff Tuel player page


  Bills | Rex Ryan favoring Tyrod Taylor?    Sun May 24, 08:50 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor was recruited by head coach Rex Ryan in free agency. Ryan believes in the talent evaluation personnel of Taylor's former team, the Baltimore Ravens, and he has always wanted a dual-threat quarterback to lead his run-heavy offense.

Footballguys view: Taylor is one of the quickest and fastest players in the NFL. He can get to top speed in a hurry, and Taylor has make-you-miss ability as a runner in the open field. Taylor possesses a rocket arm, but his accuracy leaves a lot to be desired. He was a 57 percent passer in four years of college at Virginia Tech, and Taylor has only thrown 35 passes in four years as a pro (with a completion percentage of 54.3). He's the most interesting of the Buffalo QBs, and rushing quarterbacks are always players fantasy owners should be monitoring.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel part of open competition     Sat May 23, 11:44 PM

Buffalo Bills QBs EJ Manuel, Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor and Jeff Tuel will all have a chance to win the starting job, according to general manager Doug Whaley.

Footballguys view: Let's go ahead and leave Tuel out of this conversation. Manuel is big, athletic and has a strong arm but he failed to make quick decisions as a passer. Cassel has the most experience, but he's not an exciting option as a starter--even for a team that is going to be run-heavy on offense. Taylor is supremely gifted athletically and he has a rocket arm, but he's unproven and needs to be more accurate as a passer. The Bills are going to run the ball as much as possible, and any starting quarterback for them isn't going to be much of a fantasy factor.

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EJ Manuel player page
Jeff Tuel player page


  Bills | OC says EJ Manuel won't be cut    Wed May 20, 02:36 AM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel has a firm believer in offensive coordinator Greg Roman, who has said Manuel will not be cut in camp if he doesn't show progress.

Footballguys view: The talk about Manuel getting cut was a bit surprising, but anything can happen in the NFL. Teams can move on from young quarterbacks if things aren't moving in the right direction. Manuel has raw natural talent and athleticism, but he needs to improve (and quicken) his decision making and accuracy as a passer.

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  Bills | Ronald Darby signs    Tue May 19, 05:26 PM

Buffalo Bills rookie CB Ronald Darby signed a four-year deal worth $4.6 million Tuesday, May 19, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The Bills didn't have a first-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft, but they promptly scooped up Darby in the second round. He's a speedy cover corner with the hip transition to play off the line of scrimmage. Darby has good click-and-close ability when the play unfolds in front of him. The rookie has starter's upside, but this season he'll compete to be the nickel corner behind Leodis McKelvin and Stephon Gilmore.

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  Bills | Sanjay Lal talks Buffalo WRs    Tue May 19, 09:10 AM

Buffalo Bills wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal discussed the team's wide receivers in great detail Monday, May 18, saying he likes the flexibility among the corps and their ability to execute on the field. Lal believes Bills WR Sammy Watkins can become a complete receiver, and he praised WR Robert Woods' ability as a route runner. Lal doesn't want to pigeonhole WR Percy Harvin as being a gadget-play receiver.

Footballguys view: The Bills have almost everything for a playoff run...and they certainly have a fine group of wide receivers. The talent is there, but fantasy owners need to recognize that this is going to be a run-heavy offense featuring superstar running back LeSean McCoy. Buffalo is set up with quality talent on both sides of the ball, but they still lack a good quarterback. We'll see if Matt Cassel, E.J. Manuel or Tyrod Taylor can take advantage and be decent with the star talent around them.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel fighting for roster spot?    Mon May 18, 10:06 AM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel needs to show serious progress in organized team activities and training camp or he could be released before the season, in the opinion of beat writer Joe Buscaglia.

Footballguys view: Manuel was the team's first-round pick in 2013 with the idea that he could be the quarterback of the future. That has all changed now after two seasons of injury, inconsistency and disappointment. Manuel is big, athletic and has a strong arm but he fails to make decisions quickly (or throw accurately) as a passer. He's competing with Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor for the starting job in Buffalo.

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