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WR Andre Holmes - Buffalo Bills

6-4, 210Born: 6-16-1988College: HillsdaleDrafted: ---

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News you need to know

General News (Fri Dec 15): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

General News (Thu Dec 14): partially participated in Thursday's practice.

General News (Wed Dec 13): did not practice on Wednesday.

Week 15: vs Miami Dolphins

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FBG says: Good matchup. It's been a rocky ride, but Tyrod Taylor is likely the Bills' unquestioned starter again. Rookie Nathan Peterman has been abjectly terrible, posting a league-worst 1.24 adjusted net yards per attempt (factoring in sacks, touchdowns, and interceptions). Third-stringer and ideal Wildcat specialist Joe Webb could be even worse. So, assuming he's recovered adequately from his knee injury, Taylor will be back under center in Week 15. That's nice, and it's helpful to us as fantasy owners, but it may not mean too much for start/sit purposes. Taylor is an exceptionally one-dimensional fantasy producer; he'll generally either run for 60+ yards and pay off for owners or fail to bring value. He's only reached 225 passing yards twice thus far in 2017. It certainly doesn't help that he throws to virtually no starting-caliber talent. Kelvin Benjamin remains hurt - he's caught just seven passes over three appearances as a Bill, anyway - while Zay Jones has suffered through an atrocious rookie season (68 targets but just 291 yards), and Deonte Thompson isn't anyone's idea of a WR1. Frankly, the only worthwhile pieces of the Bills passing game are running back LeSean McCoy and tight end Charles Clay, and both have capped upsides as receivers in this offense. Is it possible to wash away a season's worth of poor pass defense with just one masterpiece against Tom Brady? Probably not, but it's worth noting just how great of a game this unit played last week. Second-year cornerback Xavien Howard, one of the league's least effective cover man for most of the year, was thoroughly dominant against the Patriots, refusing to allow a catch and picking off two passes. And there's even further reason for optimism, as the Dolphins have now slotted T.J. McDonald into the lineup to construct a top-tier safety tandem. McDonald and Reshad Jones should discourage downfield throws to a degree, and while Howard's aggressive playing style won't always win out, it's a nice weapon to have. There's still tons of reason for concern here, especially with the team's pass rush still not showing up. But there are steps being taken in the right direction, and the Dolphins may not be an eminently targetable matchup anymore.

Recent Stats and Projections

11 at LAC 39 0 0 0 3 1 7 0 0 0.7
12 at KC 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 vs NE 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
14 vs IND 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 vs MIA PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 1 * * * *
15 vs MIA PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0 * * * *
15 vs MIA PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 1 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 11 vs LAC (3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Despite Kelvin Benjamin missed most of the game with a knee injury, Holmes saw only three targets behind Deonte Thompson and Zay Jones. Holmes' lone catch was a quality effort, however, snaring a high-point comeback target late in the third quarter. Holmes has struggled to produce big plays in an ancillary roles this season, averaging less than 10 yards-per-reception and logging more than 20 yards in only one game.

2017 Week 8 vs OAK (4 / 3 / 51 / 1 rec)

After being minimally involved in recent weeks, Andre Holmes made two highlight catches on the day. One was on a dig route across the back of the end zone where Tyrod Taylor threw to Holmes along the sideline. Holmes caught the ball while dragging both feet and scoring the lone Buffalo receiving touchdown of the game. Holmes second highlight catch was a was a target where he got lost down the field, and made good extension catch along the sideline for 36 yards that set up a Buffalo touchdown.

2017 Week 4 vs ATL (1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)

Andre Holmes was limited to one target which he caught for 10 yards. Holmes continued in his role as an ancillary piece to the run first offense.

2017 Week 3 vs DEN (2 / 2 / 6 / 1 rec)

Andre Holmes was limited to two catches. The first was a touchdown that Zay Jones should have caught but instead deflected directly to Holmes for a two-yard touchdown. The second was in the two-minute drill at the end of the first half. Buffalo was driving to set up a field goal attempt. With no time outs left and 19 seconds on the clock, Holmes ran a four yard out along the sideline which he caught and then stepped out of bounds. The short gain set up a Steven Haucshka 54-yard field goal.

2017 Week 2 vs CAR (4 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)

Andre Holmes struggled to separate throughout the game and poorly executed on routes he was targeted. On one of his catches, he caught a nine yard out route on third and 10, and never gave himself a chance to convert for a first down. The only separation Holmes achieved during the day was on a blatant offensive pass interference on Buffalo's final drive. He pushed off the Carolina cornerback on a comeback route and the penalty halted Buffalo's momentum.

2017 Week 1 vs NYJ (1 / 1 / 1 / 1 rec)

Andre Holmes was targeted early in the game and drew a pass interference penalty against Morris Claiborne on a go route. He also scored a touchdown on a play action pass on goal line where he ran across the formation for a one-yard touchdown. He has difficulty separating from coverage on the outside and was an ancillary piece to the offense.


Latest News

Bills | Buffalo's Week 15 injury report (Fri Dec 15, 03:28 PM) - Buffalo Bills OG John Miller (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 15, and has been ruled out for Week 15. QB Nathan Peterman (concussion) fully participated in practice but has been ruled out. WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. RB LeSean McCoy (non-injury) did not practice but is not on the injury report. TE Charles Clay (knee), OT Seantrel Henderson (back), WR Andre Holmes (neck), CB Leonard Johnson (knee), QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) and DT Kyle Williams (groin) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Bills | Buffalo's Thursday practice report (Thu Dec 14, 03:50 PM) - Buffalo Bills OG John Miller (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 14. OT Cordy Glenn (foot, ankle), WR Andre Holmes (neck) and DT Kyle Williams (groin) were limited. OT Seantrel Henderson (back), CB Leonard Johnson (knee) and QB Nathan Peterman (concussion) participated fully.

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Bills | Wednesday practice report for Buffalo (Wed Dec 13, 04:52 PM) - Buffalo Bills OT Cordy Glenn (illness, foot, ankle), WR Andre Holmes (neck) and DT Kyle Williams (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 13. WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee), TE Charles Clay (knee), OT Seantrel Henderson (back), RB LeSean McCoy (knee) and QB Nathan Peterman (concussion) were listed as a limited participant. CB Leonard Johnson (knee), OG John Miller (ankle) and QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) were listed as full participants.

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