The Raiders are placing QB Marcus Mariota on IR with a pectoral strain. Because of this year's COVID-altered rules, that could knock Mariota out for just 3 weeks. Of course, his availability won't matter that much unless starting QB Derek Carr goes down. Nathan Peterman will back up Car until Mariota returns.
The Bills have released QB Nathan Peterman. The 2017 5th-rounder finishes his Buffalo career with a 52.3% completion rate, 3 TDs and 12 INTs in 8 appearances. His 9.2% INT rate is the 8th worst among 444 QBs who have attempted 100+ passes since the 1970 merger. For his sake, we hope Peterman never plays another down in the NFL.
Bills QB Josh Allen has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Jets. The team announced that Matt Barkley will start in his place. Barkley gets the nod over Nate Peterman, who’s tossed 7 picks — vs. 1 TD — on just 49 attempts. Barkley was signed on October 31st and doesn’t project as much of an upgrade. The Jets D/ST remains an elite option.
Bills QB Josh Allen (elbow) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Jets after a limited week of practice. QB Derek Anderson has been ruled out with his concussion. HC Sean McDermott wouldn’t say on Friday whether Nathan Peterman or Matt Barkley will start this weekend if Allen can’t. Regardless, avoid the Bills passing game in fantasy lineups and start the Jets defense.
The Bills are expected to be forced to turn back to QB Nathan Peterman for Sunday's game against the Bears. QB Josh Allen has been ruled out with his elbow injury, while QB Derek Anderson is expected to miss Week 9 after sustaining a concussion in Monday night's loss to the Patriots. Peterman has thrown 4 INTs on just 32 attempts this season. He turns the Bears defense from a great fantasy play to an elite one.
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that Bills QB Josh Allen is expected to miss "at least 2 or 3 games" with the sprained UCL in his throwing elbow. Allen is dealing with a partial tear in the ligament and doesn't need surgery. This doesn't sound like a long-term concern, but the Bills figure to play it safe with their 1st-round rookie. We'll see whether they turn to Nathan Peterman or Derek Anderson against the Colts this weekend.
ESPN's Adam Schefter hears that Bills QB Josh Allen has been diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right (throwing) elbow. The team is sending MRI results to Dr. James Andrews for a 2nd opinion. We don't have an official timeline for Allen's return, but former NFL head team Dr. David Chao considers the rookie "week-to-week" and believes "a good outcome for the Bills would be a return by Allen some time in November." Buffalo recently signed veteran QB Derek Anderson. We'll see if they roll with him or QB Nathan Peterman, but neither guy is a fantasy option.
The Bills have named QB Josh Allen their starter for Week 2, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. That's no shock after Nathan Peterman's indefensibly bad start against the Ravens in Week 1. If Buffalo's willing to insert its 1st-round pick into that environment, why not go ahead and kick off the Allen Era officially against the Chargers? This, of course, remains a hands-off fantasy situation. Allen, though, brings much more fantasy upside than Peterman with his combo of arm strength and rushing ability. The latter, in particular, makes the Bills rookie stash worthy in 2-QB leagues. Allen's skill set also looks like a better fit for WR Kelvin Benjamin, though we'd like to see Benjamin actually do something before using him in fantasy lineups. Benjamin managed 1 catch on 7 targets at Baltimore.
Down 40-0 against the Ravens in the 3rd quarter, Buffalo has benched QB Nathan Peterman and inserted rookie Josh Allen. Peterman went 5 of 18 for just 24 yards and 2 INTs before leaving. We'll see what these means beyond Week 1. The Bills host the Chargers in Week 2.
The forecast for today's Bills-Ravens game calls for a 100% chance of rain and 15 mph winds with gusts up to 21 mph. This had the makings of a low-scoring, run-heavy game anyways, and this weather only makes that more likely. Try to avoid the Bills passing game. Ravens WRs Michael Crabtree and John Brown are still fine WR3s.
The Bills have named QB Nathan Peterman the starter for Sunday's opener against the Ravens. That means we'll have to wait to see 1st-round pick Josh Allen in regular-season action. Peterman fared well in the preseason, completing 33 of 41 passes (80.5%) for 431 yards (10.5 yards per attempt) and 3 TDs vs. just 1 INT. Allen's obviously the long-term answer after Buffalo moved up to draft him, but delaying his debut is likely good for his development. If the Bills' decision here significantly impacts your fantasy football team, you just might be in for a rough year.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Bills QB Nathan Peterman is likely to start against the Colts today. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Friday that QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) could still be active but serve as Peterman's backup for the game. Avoid the position altogether in fantasy this week if you can. A 2nd Peterman start makes the Colts D a fantasy option.
Bills QB Nathan Peterman was mercifully benched at halftime of Sunday's game against the Chargers. The rookie completed just 7 of 16 passes with 5 -- count 'em, 5 -- INTs in the game's first 30 minutes. QB Tyrod Taylor will finish off the game. We'll see who the Bills go to in Kansas City next weekend.
Bills HC Sean McDermott announced Wednesday that QB Nathan Peterman will start this weekend's game against the Chargers. It's a surprising and short-sighted decision (in our opinion). QB Tyrod Taylor, despite a less-than-stellar pass-catching corps, ranks 14th in completion rate, has tossed just 3 INTs all season and sits 16th in QB Rating. Peterman went 7-of-10 for 79 yards and a score in mop-up duty against the Saints last week. The 5th-round rookie completed just 54.4% of his passes and averaged 5.7 yards per attempt this preseason. He's not a Week 11 fantasy option and is a downgrade to Buffalo's offense.
Bills HC Sean McDermott admitted Monday that QB Tyrod Taylor's status for this weekend's opener against the Jets is "up in the air." He remains in the concussion protocol after sustaining the head injury 9 days ago. We'll track his progress, but Taylor shouldn't be in your Week 1 plans. QB Nathan Peterman would draw the start on Sunday if Taylor isn't cleared. The rookie completed just 54.4% of his passes and averaged only 5.7 yards per attempt this preseason.
Bills GM Brandon Beane said on the radio Friday that the team expects QB Tyrod Taylor (concussion) to be ready for Week 1. He added that rookie backup Nathan Peterman would be ready to fill in if Taylor can't go and that Peterman has been better than he expected. That's noteworthy, given Buffalo's lack of commitment to Taylor in the offseason and apparent rebuilding mode. Don't be surprised if Peterman starts some games this year.
Bills QB Tyrod Taylor suffered a concussion in Saturday's game against Baltimore. In the 1st quarter, Taylor took a sack that caused his head to bounce hard off the turf. Rookie Nathan Peterman is now running with Buffalo's starters. Per Sports Injury Predictor, this is Taylor's first concussion. He now has roughly 2 weeks to clear the concussion protocol before the season opener. We'll track his progress closely.
The Bills added QB Nathan Peterman in the 5th round of the 2017 NFL Draft. A broken hand and the emergence of Josh Dobbs crushed Peterman’s first 2 college seasons at Tennessee. He transferred to Pitt in 2015 and started the past 2 years, completing 61.1% of his passes with 47 TDs vs. 15 INTs. He ranked 8th in the nation in passing efficiency in 2016. Peterman is solid-but-unspectacular on tape, drawing Kirk Cousins comparisons from scouts and our own Matt Schauf. He’s also coming from a pro-style offense, which will help his transition to the next level. The Bills have been unwilling to commit to Tyrod Taylor as their long-term starter, so Peterman has a shot to get on the field sooner than later.