QB Derek Anderson - Buffalo Bills
|6-6, 240||Born: 6-15-1983||College: Oregon State||Drafted: Round 6, pick 2005|
News you need to know
General News (Fri Dec 14): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report.
General News (Fri Dec 14): has cleared the concussion protocol and could serve as the team's No. 2 quarterback in Week 15 on Sunday, Dec. 16.
General News (Thu Dec 13): partially participated in Thursday's practice.
General News (Wed Dec 12): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.
General News (Mon Dec 10): remains in the concussion protocol.
Week 15: vs Detroit Lions
FBG says: Good matchup. Rookie Josh Allen continues to flash big, explosive traits as a pro quarterback. His mobility and footspeed have been huge for the Bills' anemic offense, and his arm is truly NFL-caliber. And his aggressive mindset has created a handful of big plays, plus a dynamic connection with fellow rookie wideout Robert Foster. Still, Allen remains an exceptionally raw passer. In terms of adjusted net yards per attempt, which factors in touchdowns, interceptions and sacks, he sits dead-last among 35 qualifying quarterbacks. Allen has averaged just 169 yards per start, with just 5 touchdowns on the season. He's paying off with his legs, but remains miles from fantasy relevance as a passer. Foster has emerged as the team's most dynamic receiver, racking up 330 yards over the last 4 weeks. He's broken loose for receptions of 47, 43, and 75 yards, and caught 7 of his 8 targets last Sunday. Foster is primarily a vertical threat, but certainly boasts the talent to unseat Zay Jones as the Bills' No. 1. Jones is a severely limited receiver, averaging an anemic 6.2 yards per target on the year. Altogether, there isn't nearly enough volume or efficiency here to produce a worthwhile fantasy starter, despite a few moments of dynamism between Allen and Foster. The Lions continue to struggle mightily against the pass. The raw numbers aren't terrible: they're allowing just 233 yards per game, good for 11th-best in football. But that's a deflated number, as the 5-8 Lions have faced just 31 attempts a game, second-fewest in the league. And from an efficiency standpoint, they've been a bottom-of-the-barrel unit. Opposing passers are completing 67% of those throws and producing 6.9 net yards per attempt (seventh-most). Their Week 10 drubbing by Allen Robinson and the Bears was extreme, but a great snapshot of their weaknesses, specifically tight coverage and downfield tackling. Aside from top cornerback Darius Slay, who's been good but not great this year, the Lions sorely lack talent in the secondary. Teez Tabor and Nevin Lawson have been targeted frequently and with great success, leading to Tabor's complete benching in Week 12. His replacement, Mike Ford, has been a step up but still nothing to fear. This group will breathe a little easier Sunday against erratic Bills rookie Josh Allen and his barren receiving corps, but remains very beatable by the big play. Robert Foster will see some downfield opportunity, and he faces some very winnable matchups beyond Slay.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24
Derek Anderson's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 8 vs NE (22 / 39 / 290 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Derek Anderson kept the game close by not making the critical mistake for much of the game. However, Anderson missed his biggest throws of the game, including a deep overthrow of Kelvin Benjamin and a flea flicker attempt towards Charles Clay. Anderson turned the ball over twice with the game still in doubt, including a turnstile left tackle blocking attempt as Anderson was hit on his blindside for a fumble. Later, Anderson threw a pick-six interception to ice the game for the Patriots. Anderson best throw of the game, a long attempt to Jason Croom, was on point but bobbled by Croom and reversed on replay.
2018 Week 7 vs IND (20 / 31 / 175 / 0 / 3 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Derek Anderson started for the Buffalo Bills in place of injured Josh Allen and ineffective Nathan Peterman. Anderson struggled to knock of the rust and constantly threw underneath the sticks on third and long. Anderson had struggles in the middle of the field, including two interceptions on off target throws. He also threw an interception along the sideline that was more of a miscommunication with Andre Holmes than poor throw. Anderson was also strip sacked from behind and lost a fumble. He did show chemistry with former Panther teammate Kelvin Benjamin including back a shoulder throw.
Latest NewsBills | Buffalo's Week 15 injury report (Fri Dec 14, 03:53 PM) - Buffalo Bills CB Ryan Lewis (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 14, and has been ruled out for Week 15. PK Stephen Hauschka (hip) and TE Logan Thomas (hamstring) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. QB Derek Anderson (concussion) and TE Jason Croom (groin) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report. link to story Bills | Derek Anderson out of concussion protocol (Fri Dec 14, 01:00 PM) - Buffalo Bills QB Derek Anderson (concussion) has cleared the concussion protocol and could serve as the team's No. 2 quarterback in Week 15 on Sunday, Dec. 16. link to story Bills | Thursday practice report for Bills (Thu Dec 13, 03:48 PM) - Buffalo Bills CB Ryan Lewis (concussion) and PK Stephen Hauschka (hip) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 13. QB Derek Anderson (concussion) was limited during practice. TE Jason Croom (groin) and TE Logan Thomas (hamstring) fully participated in practice. link to story Bills | Buffalo's Wednesday injury report (Wed Dec 12, 03:20 PM) - Buffalo Bills PK Stephen Hauschka (hip) and CB Ryan Lewis (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 12. QB Derek Anderson (concussion) was limited. TE Jason Croom (groin) participated fully. link to story Bills | Two in concussion protocol (Mon Dec 10, 05:12 PM) - Buffalo Bills CB Ryan Lewis (concussion) is going through the concussion protocol after suffering the injury in the Week 14 game. QB Derek Anderson (concussion) remains in the protocol. link to story More News
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