Player News - Bills

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Josh Allen (elbow) will miss at least the next two or three games and will be week to week after that.

A second opinion on his elbow from Dr. James Andrews confirmed that Allen has UCL damage to his throwing arm, but he will not need Tommy John surgery. Instead Allen will rest and rehab with the hope that he can return in about one month. With Allen out, the Bills can either start Nathan Peterman or Derek Anderson, who they signed just last week. Streaming defenses against this Bills offense is an attractive strategy.
Oct 16 - 7:09 PM

ESPN's Dianna Russini reports Josh Allen (elbow) will not start Week 7 against the Colts.

Russini adds, "There is concern he will miss weeks." Russini also reports the Bills have yet to decide who will start in place of Allen, but "there is a feeling" coach Sean McDermott "is in danger of losing the locker room" if Nathan Peterman gets another start. Derek Anderson, who was just signed last week, is the only other option on the roster.
Oct 16 - 9:29 AM

Bills coach Sean McDermott was noncomittal Monday when asked if Josh Allen (elbow) will start in Week 7 against the Colts.

The alternatives are Nathan "Pick" Peterman and Derek Anderson. Allen's elbow injury doesn't seem serious, but it's to his throwing arm and kept him out of the end of Sunday's loss to Houston. Allen was struggling mightily even before going down. We'd be surprised to see him out there against Indianapolis.
Oct 15 - 4:15 PM

Charles Clay hauled in 4-of-5 targets for 20 yards in the Bills' Week 6 loss to the Texans.

Clay came out of the gates "hot," catching all four of his passes in the first half. That was it for the low-upside tight end, who will remain just that next week against the Colts.
Oct 14 - 5:10 PM

Zay Jones hauled in 3-of-8 targets for 35 yards and a touchdown in the Bills' Week 6 loss to the Texans.

Jones had Buffalo's biggest play of the game when he got open in the back of the end zone for a touchdown which gave the Bills the lead, but that was about it for the second-round sophomore. This game aside, Jones has been more efficient this season, but there is no fantasy value to find in this passing game.
Oct 14 - 5:09 PM

Kelvin Benjamin hauled in 2-of-6 targets for 43 yards in the Bills' Week 6 loss to the Texans.

Benjamin was predictably quiet for most of this game, but he showed up with a couple big plays in the third quarter. The first was negated by an illegal formation penalty, but he came back on the next drive with a 39-yard catch. That catch went for more yards than he did in any of the first five games this season. He regressed right back to expectations after that, dropping a pass a couple plays later. He will not be an option next week against the Colts.
Oct 14 - 5:08 PM

Chris Ivory rushed six times for five yards and caught his only target for four yards in the Bills' Week 6 loss to the Texans.

With LeSean McCoy back and dominating work, Ivory took a backseat in this one. He has some stash value in deeper leagues in case the Bills trade LeSean McCoy, but that is looking unlikely at this point.
Oct 14 - 5:08 PM

LeSean McCoy rushed 16 times for 73 yards and hauled in 3-of-5 targets for 21 yards in the Bills' Week 6 loss to the Texans.

Aside from Josh Allen scrambles and a random Nathan Peterman touchdown, McCoy was the Bills' offense in this one. He started his day with a 22-yard catch on an ill-advised throw from Allen, and he consistently made things happen in the running game. Unfortunately, it was not enough for the Bills to score more than 13 points. Volume will hopefully keep McCoy in the FLEX range all season, but touchdowns will be difficult to find, assuming he is not traded.
Oct 14 - 5:07 PM

Playing in relief of Josh Allen, Nathan Peterman completed 6-of-12 passes for 61 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Bills' Week 6 loss to the Texans.

Things started well for Peterman. Following a Texans fumble, Peterman led a touchdown drive he capped with a nice throw to Zay Jones in the back corner of the end zone to give the Bills the lead. It went downhill from there, however. After the Texans tied the game with under two minutes left, Peterman threw a horrific pick-six which gave Houston the lead. He followed that up with another bad interception on the next drive to end the game. If Allen is forced to miss time, Buffalo probably would be suited going with newly-signed Derek Anderson next week against the Colts.
Oct 14 - 3:59 PM

Josh Allen exited Week 6 against the Texans with a right elbow injury.

Allen took a big hit to his elbow when was sandwiched between two defenders as he delivered a deep pass to Kelvin Benjamin in the third quarter. He stayed in for another play, but he grabbed his throwing arm after that throw and headed to the sideline. He is officially questionable to return, but he has a big wrap on his elbow which suggests his day is over. Nathan Peterman has taken over.
Oct 14 - 3:10 PM

Bills declared QB Derek Anderson inactive for Week 6 against the Texans.

Signed earlier this week, Anderson is just a veteran mentor for Josh Allen. He could eventually replace Nathan Peterman on the game-day roster, but it is not a given. Buffalo also declared RB Marcus Murphy, OT Conor McDermott, OG Ike Boettger, OG Wyatt Teller, LB Julian Stanford, and CB Ryan Lewis inactive for Week 6.
Oct 14 - 11:33 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Bills are unlikely to trade LeSean McCoy.

The running-back-needy Eagles placed a call to Buffalo this week but those talks didn't get very far. McCoy has history with Philadelphia—it's where he started his career—but he's well-liked in the Bills' locker room and Buffalo values his veteran leadership. Per Rapoport, it would likely take a second-rounder and more to pry McCoy away from Western New York, which the Eagles rightly feel is an exorbitant asking price. The 10-year vet is under contract through 2019.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 14 - 8:26 AM

Bills FS Micah Hyde (groin) is practicing Thursday.

Hyde also got in work Wednesday, putting him on track to return this week. Hyde being healthy would be a massive boost for the defense.
Oct 11 - 12:34 PM

Tre'Davious White (ankle) is participating in Thursday's practice.

He was limited on Wednesday, raising some concerns, but two practices in a row should have him ready to face the Texans on Sunday. He will match up with DeAndre Hopkins in that contest.
Oct 11 - 12:07 PM

Bills CB Tre'Davious White (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Hopefully this won't be a major stumbling block for White as he gets ready for Sunday's matchup with Texans stud DeAndre Hopkins. The 2017 first-rounder currently holds PFF's No. 10 coverage grade among cornerbacks.
Oct 10 - 5:09 PM


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