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Bills WR Jordan Matthews (thumb) has been cleared to practice, HC Sean McDermott said. Matthews will be limited and remains day-to-day. It'd be a bit surprising if he's able to play against the Bucs on Sunday 3 weeks after breaking his thumb, but it sounds like he has a shot. We'll continue to monitor Matthews' status.

Bills HC Sean McDermott announced that TE Charles Clay had a "procedure" on his injured knee on Monday and will be out "several weeks." We don't have any other details on the injury, but fantasy owners obviously need to find a replacement. The relative good news is that Buffalo has a Week 6 bye, so it's possible he only misses a couple of games. Clay -- who had emerged as an every-week fantasy starter -- is worth stashing if you have room on your bench.

Update: Clay suffered a torn meniscus and sprained MCL, according to both Pro Football Talk and ESPN's Adam Schefter. Expect him to miss at least a month.

Bills TE Charles Clay hurt his knee in the 1st half of Sunday's game in Cincinnati. He was limping heavily on the sideline and was carted back to the locker room. Don't expect to see him back on the field today.

Update: The team announced he's questionable to return.

Bills S Micah Hyde is active for today's game against the Bengals. He had been questionable with a knee injury. He'll carry upside against QB Andy Dalton it what's expected to be rainy game conditions.

The Bills have ruled out LB Ramon Humber for Sunday's game against the Bengals with his thumb fracture. S Micah Hyde (knee) is questionable.

The Bills announced Monday that OLB Ramon Humber will have surgery on the thumb he injured in Sunday's win over the Falcons. He's out indefinitely. That all but guarantees he'll miss at least Sunday's game at Cincinnati. But we wouldn't be surprised to see Humber back on the field after the Week 6 bye. He's cuttable in the meantime in IDP leagues of shallow to moderate depth.

Bills OLB Ramon Humber is believed to have suffered a broken right hand in Sunday's win over the Falcons. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that he "will miss time." Such an injury doesn't normally keep defensive players out for long, so we'll wait to see a more specific timeline before moving Humber down our Rest of the Season rankings. Any missed games, though, would likely give MLB Preston Brown a bit more tackle upside. The Bills get Cincinnati in Week 5 and then their bye.

Bills WR Jordan Matthews needs thumb surgery and is expected to miss "at least" a month, according to insider Sal Capaccio. It's believed Matthews broke the thumb in Sunday's win over the Falcons, although that hasn't been confirmed by the team. Regardless, he's droppable in most fantasy leagues. Matthews has totaled just 10 catches over the first 4 weeks. His absence leaves Zay Jones and Andre Holmes atop Buffalo's WR depth chart. TE Charles Clay will continue to be the team's best target bet.

Bills WR Jordan Matthews hurt his thumb in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Falcons. He's officially questionable to return. We'll update his status when we learn more.

The Bills have ruled DE Shaq Lawson inactive for today's game in Atlanta. He suffered a groin injury in practice this week. Losing their starting left DE certainly doesn't help a Buffalo D that you shouldn't have been starting anyway.

Bills DE Shaq Lawson is questionable for Sunday's game in Atlanta because of a groin injury he suffered in Thursday's practice. He did not participate Friday after leaving the Thursday workout early. Don't bet on him playing this week.

The Bills have ruled DT Marcell Dareus out for Sunday's game against the Broncos with an ankle injury. That hurts the Buffalo D-line, but the unit remains an upside play for DFS tournaments.

Bills DT Marcell Dareus missed Wednesday's practice with an ankle injury. HC Sean McDermott said he's "concerned" that Dareus might miss Sunday's game against Denver, according to the Buffalo News. Dareus played just 17 snaps in the Week 2 loss at Carolina. Even at full strength in Week 1, though, Dareus played a smaller share of snaps than in any of the games he played last year. Dareus is only worth hanging onto right now in IDP leagues that play with DT-specific slots.

Bills RB LeSean McCoy isn't listed on the final Week 2 injury report. He was held out of Friday's practice with a sore groin, but HC Sean McDermott said that he's "very confident" that McCoy will be able to handle a full workload vs. Carolina. We'll keep an eye on his always-shaky durability, but McCoy is safe to keep in Week 2 fantasy lineups.

Bills RB LeSean McCoy was held out of Friday's practice with what HC Sean McDermott called groin "soreness." McDermott added that it was scheduled to be a rest day for McCoy anyway. "There doesn't sound to be concern about McCoy's status for Sunday's game," ESPN's Mike Rodak wrote. We'll keep an eye on this, but keep Shady penciled into fantasy lineups for now.

Bills WR Jordan Matthews (chest) was a full-go in practice all week and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll start Sunday’s game against the Jets. The limited practice time he’s had with QB Tyrod Taylor makes him a risky Week 1 fantasy play.

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (concussion) put in a full week of practice and isn’t on the final Week 1 injury report. He’ll start against the Jets on Sunday. Despite the plus matchup, we’d only trust Taylor in 2-QB leagues.

Bills RB LeSean McCoy (illness) is not listed on the final Week 1 injury report. He was limited on Thursday but returned to a full workout on Friday. McCoy is a strong bet for 20+ touches in Sunday’s home game against the Jets.

Bills RB LeSean McCoy missed Thursday's practice with an illness, according to insider Joe Buscaglia. We'll see if McCoy is able to get back on the field tomorrow, but there's no reason to worry about his Week 1 status at this point.

Bills HC Sean McDermott said Wednesday that WR Jordan Matthews (chest) is expected to start against the Jets this weekend. He suffered a chip fracture to his sternum in his very 1st practice with the team and didn't get any preseason reps. That makes Matthews tough to trust in Week 1 fantasy lineups, despite the plus matchup.

 
 
 

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