Jerry Hughes Fantasy Football News 2017

Bills DE Jerry Hughes (shin, calf) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers. He returned to limited practices the past 2 days after sitting out Wednesday. He has been a poor IDP producer for weeks now, though, and isn't worth waiting on -- especially for a negative matchup.

Bills DE Jerry Hughes is "day to day" with a shin injury that knocked him out of Sunday's loss to the Saints, HC Sean McDermott told reporters Sunday. It doesn't sound serious, so Hughes might be ready to play against the Chargers this Sunday. But he hasn't given IDP owners much in a while, so there's little reason to wait for him and/or take on any added risk.

Bills DL Marcell Dareus (groin) and OLB Jerry Hughes (hand) are active today against the Bengals. Hughes has been playing through his injury for several weeks, despite the consistent "questionable" designation. Dareus will appear in just his 2nd game of the season but carries IDP upside against a Bengals pass rush that has had shaky times this season.

Bills DL Marcell Dareus (groin) and OLB Jerry Hughes (hand) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals. Both players put in limited practices all week. Hughes has been playing through his issue. Dareus has made it into just 1 game this year, sitting out the Week 9 trip to Seattle. We'll check on their statuses Sunday.

The Bills will have OLBs Lorenzo Alexander (hamstring) and Jerry Hughes (hand) in tonight's game against the Seahawks. Both are active after entering the day questionable. Hughes is fine to use as you normally would in an upside matchup against Seattle's shaky pass protection. Alexander seems a bit risky, though you're probably using him if you've waited to this point.

The Bills have ruled DT Marcell Dareus out for Monday night's game in Seattle after a groin injury that basically cost him the whole practice week. Dareus got on the field Friday, but HC Rex Ryan told reporters he was "very limited." Dareus has played just 1 game this season thanks to suspension and then 2 injuries. Buffalo has also deemed OLBs Lorenzo Alexander (hamstring) and Jerry Hughes (hand) questionable. Alexander looks iffier after starting the practice week on the sideline. The Bills also have rookie OLB Shaq Lawson to spell Alexander even if he's active.

Bills DL Marcell Dareus (hamstring) will finally make his 2016 debut today against the Patriots. He lost 3 games to a hamstring injury after serving a 4-game drug suspension to open the season. OLB Jerry Hughes (hamstring) is also active after entering today questionable. Both make for iffy, low-level IDP options.

Bills DL Marcell Dareus (hamstring) and OLB Jerry Hughes (hamstring) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots. Each guy put in limited practices all week and seems on track to play. Dareus told reporters early this week that he'd be making his debut this week after missing his 1st 3 games back from suspension. We'll check on their status Sunday morning.

Bills edge rusher Jerry Hughes will be moving back to a primarily OLB role in 2016 as Buffalo plans to play a truer 3-4 front, according to the team website. That's not surprising, given Rex Ryan's history of favoring such a system. He likely leaned 4-3 in 2015 to leverage a defensive roster that better fit that formation. Hughes underwhelmed as a 3-4 OLB in Indy after arriving as a 1st-round pick, but we'd bet on Ryan being able to put him in position to make plays -- as well as Hughes having grown in general since those days. The more important factor for IDP owners will be whether Hughes switches to a LB designation for 2016. That would lower his fantasy football value, though his double-digit sack potential will keep him relevant either way. Keep an eye on the potential position switch in your league as we head into drafting season. Ditto for Marcell Dareus and a potential switch from DT to DE in leagues that split those positions.

The Bills have re-signed DE Jerry Hughes a day before he was to reach unrestricted free agency. “Yeah there (were other teams calling), but we were still listening to Buffalo,” Hughes told the team website Monday. “I made it clear to them especially from my point of view I made it clear to my camp that (Buffalo) was the place I wanted to be.” His deal reportedly calls for $45 million over 5 years, with $22 million guaranteed. Hughes broke through for 19 sacks with the Bills over the past 2 seasons after beginning his career as a disappointing 1st-round pick in Indy. Staying in a loaded Buffalo front 7 can only help his value going forward. We'll see, however, if Rex Ryan's scheme changes Hughes' position from DL to LB for IDP purposes. We'd bet that it will, which will hurt his fantasy value in most IDP leagues.

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Bills LB Manny Lawson (hamstring) is doubtful for Sunday's clash with the Saints.  He originally suffered the injury in Week 6 against the Bengals but played through it last week.  After 2 games of playing less than half of his team's defensive snaps, however, Lawson missed practice all week and looks like he'll sit out Week 8.  Jerry Hughes should continue to see extra playing time as a result.

Buffalo traded ILB Kelvin Sheppard to Indianapolis for OLB Jerry Hughes. Sheppard looks like a depth player for Indy behind some combination of LBs Jerrell Freeman, Pat Angerer and Kavell Conner. His departure creates a starting opportunity for Bills 2nd-round pick Kiko Alonso. The former Oregon Duck looks like an intriguing late-round IDP in 2013 leagues and a high-upside dynasty selection. Hughes, meanwhile, gets a new start after failing to deliver on his 1st-round status with the Colts. He could enter the starting competition under new DC Mike Pettine. Hughes did enjoy his most productive season last year after the Colts switched to a 3-4 scheme from the 4-3 that kept Hughes at DE.

DE Robert Mathis left Friday night's game early with a hamstring injury. It's not yet clear how serious the injury might be. Given that it's the Colts, we can probably count on 2 things: 1) Mathis will miss some practice time over the next 2 weeks. 2) He'll be listed as "questionable" for Week 1. It might be noteworthy that he was listed as "doubtful" to return Friday night rather than out. We'll keep an eye on his situation. The next guys in would be Jerry Hughes and Jamaal Anderson, neither of whom has proven himself worth a look in the pros.

 
 
 

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