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Titans QB Marcus Mariota is expected to be sidelined 4-5 months after undergoing surgery on Wednesday to repair his fractured fibula. “From what I am told, he shouldn’t (lose any mobility) if the surgery goes well," HC Mike Mularkey said. Mariota might miss some or all of OTAs and minicamps, but he should be ready to go for training camp. He turned in a strong 2nd season, tossing 26 TDs vs. just 9 INTs. Mariota is sitting 8th among QBs in fantasy points through 16 weeks. QB Matt Cassel will start Sunday's finale vs. the Texans.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota fractured his fibula in Sunday's loss to the Jaguars. He's done for the season -- even if Tennessee makes it to the playoffs. They'll need the Texans to lose to the Bengals tonight to have a shot at the postseason. QB Matt Cassel will step in as the Titans' starter the rest of the way. He completed 13 of 24 passes for 124 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT in mop-up duty vs. the Jags.

Cowboys QB Matt Cassel will start Saturday night's game against the Jets, but he'll be on a short leash.  Owner Jerry Jones said QB Kellen Moore could see action depending on how Cassel plays.  Moore has received some 1st-team reps in practice this week.  “He really knows this offense,” Jones said of Moore. “His plusses are how well he knows the offense. And how well he gets the balls out. Those are his biggest skills.”  You're obviously staying far, far away from this situation in fantasy lineups.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones confirmed on Friday that QB Tony Romo will miss the rest of the season with a hairline fracture of his collarbone.  He won't need surgery and should be available for most, if not all, of the offseason program.  He'll be back as Dallas' starter in 2016.  QB Matt Cassel will close out the 2015 campaign for the Cowboys.  He's completed 63% of his passes but averaged just 6.5 yards per attempt with 5 TDs and 5 INTs this year.  Cassel is barely on the QB2 radar and is a big downgrade for Dallas' passing game.  Expect heavy doses of RB Darren McFadden the rest of the way.

Pro Football Talk hears that Cowboys QB Tony Romo "most likely" suffered a broken left collarbone in Thursday's loss to the Panthers.  That's the same collarbone he broke back in Week 2.  X-rays at the stadium were officially inconclusive, but Romo admitted afterward that it "feels similar" to the previous injury.  We should get an update on his status tomorrow, but it'd be a surprise to see Romo back on the field this season.  That'll put Matt Cassel back under center -- a big downgrade for Dallas' offense.

Cowboys QB Tony Romo left Thursday's game against the Panthers after suffering an injury to his left shoulder area. That's the side on which he suffered a broken clavicle back in Week 2, and he appeared to be holding the area of that collarbone after going down. Romo had his left arm pinned to his side as he left the field and didn't seem optimistic. We'll see what the diagnosis is.

ESPN's Ed Werder reports that the Cowboys will start QB Matt Cassel when they come out of their Week 6 bye.  QB Brandon Weeden was completely mediocre in 3 starts, tossing just 1 TD with 2 INTs.  Cassel might be a slight upgrade, but he won't be a fantasy option and Dallas' passing game will continue to struggle.  QB Tony Romo isn't eligible to return until Week 11.

Cowboys HC Jason Garrett said after Sunday's loss to the Patriots that he'll "evaluate" the QB situation during the Week 6 bye.  Brandon Weeden has completed 70% of his passes over the last 3 weeks, but he's tossed just 1 TD with 2 INTs.  And Dallas has lost all 3 games.  The Cowboys' problem is that QB Matt Cassel isn't much of an upgrade.  This passing game will continue to struggle until QB Tony Romo returns in Week 11 at the earliest.

The Bills have traded QB Matt Cassel to the Cowboys in exchange for a swap of late 2017 draft picks, according to NFL Network's Albert Breer.  Cassel struggled mightily in Buffalo this summer and was beaten out for the starting job by QB Tyrod Taylor.  In Dallas, he'll begin as QB Brandon Weeden's backup.  We wouldn't rule out Cassel making starts for the Cowboys, but he won't be a fantasy option if he does.

The Bills re-signed QB Matt Cassel just a few days after releasing him.  It was a cost-cutting move for Buffalo and confirmation that no other teams are interested in Cassel's services.  He'll serve as QB Tyrod Taylor's backup and could still make starts this season, but Cassel is well off the fantasy radar.

The Bills have released QB Matt Cassel.  Signed to a 2-year, $10 million deal in March, Cassel was a complete flop.  He struggled throughout training camp and averaged just 5.5 yards per attempt in the preseason.  Buffalo will roll with Tyrod Taylor and E.J. Manuel at QB.

Bills HC Rex Ryan isn't planning on revealing his starting QB until just prior to the team's Week 1 game against the Colts.  "I'm not going to make that decision until we play Indy," Ryan said. "Competitive reasons, whatever. Go for it. We don't need to tell them. Until the league makes us tell them, we can just go right up in there and say, 'We're not gonna say anything.'  We may know. But why would we say any different? The quarterbacks that we're talking about, they're all three different. So plan for all three of them. And I think that's smart on our part."  Can't argue with Ryan's logic there.  And none of the Bills QBs should be a major part of your fantasy draft plans anyway.  The smart money is on Tyrod Taylor winning the job, but he's only worth considering as a 3rd QB in best-ball leagues.

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor was efficient if not spectacular in Thursday night's preseason game.  Playing the entire 1st half with the starting offense, he completed 7 of 10 passes for 65 yards, 0 TDs and 0 INTs.  Taylor added 41 yards on 4 carries, including a 21-yard gain on a read-option play.  It's that rushing ability that could make this guy a sneaky fantasy option.  If Thursday night's game was an audition for the starting job as we've heard it was, Taylor is now the favorite to be Buffalo's Week 1 starter.

Bills HC Rex Ryan said after Friday night's game that QB Tyrod Taylor will start the 2nd exhibition against the Browns. Ryan said all 3 of his QBs played at a high level against the Panthers. Taylor delivered 47 rushing yards to go with 5-of-8 passing for 49 yards. He followed Matt Cassel in the game and led 2 TD drives. EJ Manuel threw the Bills' only TD pass. This still looks like a wide-open battle.

The Buffalo News' Tyler Dunne believes the Bills' starting QB job is Matt Cassel's "to lose."  Cassel has reportedly strung together a couple of days of solid practices -- something he, Tyrod Taylor and E.J. Manuel had previously been unable to do.  Cassel was always the favorite to win this job because of his experience, but he still needs to avoid a disastrous preseason to be under center come Week 1.  That's certainly not a given.  Continue to stay far away from Bills QBs in fantasy football drafts.

A group of 35 NFL coaches and executives didn't have anything good to say about Bills QBs Matt Cassel and E.J. Manuel.  Cassel "is not accurate, has a long motion, a big over-stride, a flat ball and he just looked like he has regressed," an offensive coach said.  Most of the group couldn't believe Buffalo signed Cassel to be a potential starter this season.  The word on Manuel wasn't any better.  "Manuel has no instincts after the ball is snapped," a personnel director said. "He's a great kid, has some talent. But he could not decipher or make quick decisions in college, and I do not see him doing it now."  The underwhelming top of the depth chart is why QB Tyrod Taylor has a chance to start for the Bills.  But he completed just 52.7% of his college passes and has attempted just 35 throws as a pro.  Buffalo's giant question mark at QB is a major concern for the team's pass catchers -- especially WR Sammy Watkins.

ESPN Bills writer Mike Rodak on Friday placed QB Matt Cassel in the group of "on the bubble" players to make Buffalo's regular-season roster. This follows word of QB Tyrod Taylor getting a serious shot at the starting role and reports that Cassel looked bad in OTAs. Any of the 3 Bills QB competitors still seem to have a chance at the gig, but it appears we shouldn't assume Cassel is the front-runner just because of his experience.

QB Tyrod Taylor is getting “every opportunity” to win Buffalo’s starting job, per Pro Football Talk. Taylor – a 5th year pro – hasn’t started an NFL game. But he’s competing with EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel for the Week 1 nod. “The coaches have done a good job of splitting reps, and getting us all equal reps, getting us an equal opportunity to work with the ones, twos and threes,” Taylor said. “All of us have worked with each group an equal amount of time. That’s all I can ask for.” Buffalo’s messy QB situation is a reminder that they’ll field a run-heavy offense in 2015.

"Only word can describe his performance to the only practice the media was able to see this week: Woof."  That's Bills insider Joe Buscaglia on QB Matt Cassel's performance at Wednesday's practice.  Cassel's touch, timing and accuracy were all off, according to Buscaglia.  It's only 1 practice in June, but it obviously doesn't inspire much confidence in the guy who's considered the favorite to start for Buffalo this season.  QB remains a major concern for the Bills and is 1 of the big reasons to expect a run-heavy attack in 2015.

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