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Colts WR Josh Downs (knee) did not practice on Wednesday. He seems unlikely to play vs. the Patriots this weekend after aggravating that knee injury last Sunday. Isaiah McKenzie will step in as Indianapolis' slot receiver if Downs is out. McKenzie would be a desperation fantasy play.

Colts WR Josh Downs is missing this week's OTAs with what HC Shane Steichen called "a little bit of a knee issue." That obviously doesn't sound like anything significant, but the missed reps aren't ideal for the rookie. We'll let you know when Downs gets back on the field. If healthy, he has a good shot to win the Week 1 starting slot job. WR Isaiah McKenzie is Downs' primary competition for that spot.

The Colts signed WR Isaiah McKenzie, who was cut by the Bills earlier this week. McKenzie is coming off a career-best 42-catch, 423-yard season in Buffalo -- but that still landed him outside the top 50 WRs in PPR points. He currently looks like the favorite to replace Parris Campbell as Indianapolis' primary slot receiver, but we'll see if the team adds anyone else to the WR room. McKenzie isn't an exciting pick in early best-ball drafts.

The Bills released WR Isaiah McKenzie, saving $2.7 million in cap space. McKenzie popped for a few big games in Buffalo over the past couple of seasons but never became a consistent fantasy option. The Bills believe they've found an upgrade in WR Deonte Harty. We'll see where McKenzie lands, but he's not worth a pick in early best-ball drafts.

The Bills are expected to sign WR Deonte Harty to a two-year deal, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The contract will reportedly include $9.5 million total, with $5 million of that fully guaranteed. Incentives could push it to a $13.5 million max value. Those numbers don't guarantee a significant offensive role for Harty, who has done his best work as a return man. Harty collected 64 total receptions and 15 rushing attempts across four years with the Saints, compared with 152 total returns. He figures to push RB Nyheim Hines out of the primary return role. We'll see if Buffalo plans to let Harty compete with Isaiah McKenzie and Khalil Shakir for more on offense. If it does, Harty's speed would make him an intriguing late-round flier. You can consider him near the end of best ball drafts now for that reason.

Bills WR Isaiah McKenzie (hamstring) logged full practice participation all week and doesn't carry an official injury designation for Sunday's Divisional Round game vs. the Bengals. The veteran wideout missed last week's Wild Card matchup vs. the Dolphins due to this injury. McKenzie primarily runs routes out of the slot and will likely draw coverage from Bengals CB Mike Hilton. Hilton only has 4 games this season in which he's allowed more than 50 receiving yards to opposing WRs.

Bills Isaiah McKenzie (hamstring) practiced fully again on Thursday ahead of Sunday's Divisional Round game vs. the Bengals. It seems the veteran wideout is on track to play barring any potential major setback. We'll keep an eye out for updates tomorrow regarding a final word on McKenzie's availability.

Bills WR Isaiah McKenzie (hamstring) practiced fully on Wednesday in advance of Sunday's Divisional Round matchup vs. the Bengals. This is great news considering McKenzie was inactive for the team's Wild Card game vs. the Dolphins due to this injury. We'll see if this trend continues as the week unfolds. Be sure to check back for updates tomorrow.

Bills WR Isaiah McKenzie (hamstring) is inactive for today's Wild Card game vs. the Dolphins. That leaves WRs Cole Beasley, Khalil Shakir and John Brown behind Stefon Diggs and Gabriel Davis. Beasley is the most natural fill-in for McKenzie's slot role.

Bills WR Isaiah McKenzie (hamstring) didn't practice again on Friday and is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's Wild Card game vs. the Dolphins. Should McKenzie miss this contest, WRs Cole Beasley and Khalil Shakir could see a bump in opportunity running slot routes. The Dolphins' primary slot CB Kader Kohou has allowed 50+ yards to opposing WRs in 3 of the team's last 5 contests. Something to consider for fantasy managers participating in playoff contests/formats.

Bills WR Isaiah McKenzie (hamstring) was downgraded to missing practice on Thursday after logging limited participation the day before. It'll be interesting to see if McKenzie can ramp up activity Friday or else he may be in danger of missing Sunday's Wild Card game vs. the Dolphins. Should he sit, WRs Khalil Shakir and Cole Beasley could see a boost in responsibility running out of the slot. We'll keep everyone posted as more information becomes available.

The NFL announced that a neutral-site Bills vs. Chiefs AFC Championship game would be held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Yes ... that'd be Josh Allen vs. Patrick Mahomes in a dome to go to the Super Bowl. Bills-Chiefs produced 62 points in the playoffs 2 years ago and 78 points last year -- with both games coming outside at Arrowhead Stadium.

Bills WR Isaiah McKenzie (hamstring) was listed as limited in practice on Wednesday. There's still ample time for the veteran to ramp up activity ahead of Sunday's Wild Card game vs. the Dolphins. We'll keep tabs on McKenzie as this week marches on.

WR Cole Beasley is coming out of retirement to re-join the Bills, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports. Beasley is 33 now but remained effective as a short-range slot receiver for Buffalo last season, tallying an 82-693-1 line across 16 games. He'll join the practice squad for now but figures to be elevated to the active roster soon. We'll see if he's ready to play vs. the Dolphins on Saturday night. Beasley would be a desperation fantasy play at this point of the season, but his return is bad news for WR Isaiah McKenzie and TE Dawson Knox.

Bills WR Isaiah McKenzie caught 6 of 10 targets for a team-high 96 yards and Buffalo's 1st TD in Sunday's win at Detroit. That's more targets than McKenzie drew in the previous 4 games combined. WR Stefon Diggs endured an inefficient day, drawing 15 targets but catching only 8. He wound up with a solid fantasy line, thanks to a late 5-yard TD catch and a 36-yarder to set up the game-winning FG. WR Gabriel Davis added 4 receptions for 38 yards among 5 targets, while TE Dawson Knox contributed just 2 catches for 17 yards (2 targets). The next 2 weeks bring the season's 1st matchup with the Patriots and then a rematch with the Jets.

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