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Bills WR Sammy Watkins doesn't need a 2nd surgery on his troublesome foot, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That gives him a shot to play again this season. He's eligible to return in Week 12. Whether he does will depend on his rehab and the Bills' playoff chances at that point. Watkins is only worth stashing in deep leagues and leagues with an IR spot.

Adam Schefter reports that Bills WR Sammy Watkins is expected to visit Dr. Robert Anderson in North Carolina this week to determine if he needs a 2nd surgery on the foot he broke back in the spring. If he does -- which is reportedly what they expect -- Watkins would be done for the season. We'll watch for an update, but Watkins is fine to drop in nearly all redraft leagues if you haven't done so already.

The Bills have placed WR Sammy Watkins on IR with the foot injury that has rendered him all but useless to this point. We don't yet know if this will end his season, as Buffalo doesn't need to decide yet whether to designate him to return. But Watkins can be dropped in most redraft leagues that don't have an IR spot. The Bills added WR Justin Hunter on Friday, but Robert Woods is the 1st option off waivers. Even he brings a fairly low fantasy ceiling, though. This is a situation to try to avoid. Watkins' status pushes Tyrod Taylor to the bottom of QB2 territory as well.

Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots. He didn't practice all week and has no timetable for return. HC Rex Ryan admitted Friday that there's "major concern" that this could be a "long-term issue." Buffalo figures to ride RB LeSean McCoy for as long as possible in New England. WR Robert Woods and TE Charles Clay are the best bet for targets, but neither is a strong fantasy play.

Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) remained sidelined for Thursday's practice. He was expected to test that foot yesterday or today. It's unclear if that hasn't happened yet, or if it did and didn't go well. Either way, Watkins is looking extremely iffy for Sunday's game in New England.

Bills WR Sammy Watkins will test his troublesome foot in practice on Wednesday or Thursday, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. How that workout goes and how the foot responds will determine whether Watkins plays against the Patriots this weekend. Garafolo adds that there's no structural damage to the foot. It remains a matter of pain tolerance. We'll track Watkins' status throughout the week.

Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is officially inactive for today’s game against the Cardinals. Marquise Goodwin starts in his place but shouldn’t be in fantasy lineups. Watkins’ absence also puts a major dent in QB Tyrod Taylor’s upside.

Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) won't play against the Cardinals today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Considering he's 10 days removed from his last game, we can't consider Watkins a lock to be ready for Week 4. Buffalo's bye isn't until Week 10. WR Marquise Goodwin is expected to start in Watkins' place but isn't a fantasy option. WR Robert Woods and TE Charles Clay are the best bets for targets.

The Bills have listed WR Sammy Watkins (foot) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. He didn't practice all week and a final decision on his status won't be made until after warmups. But HC Rex Ryan admitted on Friday that the odds of Watkins playing are "probably not real good." We'll find out his official status by noon ET on Sunday, but he shouldn't be in Week 3 fantasy lineups. Watkins obviously not close to 100% and will be dealing with CB Patrick Peterson if he plays.

Bills HC Rex Ryan admitted that there's "some concern" that WR Sammy Watkins (foot) won't be able to play against the Cardinals on Sunday, per ESPN's Mike Rodak. Watkins has yet to practice this week -- even more worrisome when you consider that the Bills played last Thursday night. Even if he suits up this weekend, he'll be at far less than 100% for a daunting matchup against CB Patrick Peterson. Watkins is best off on fantasy benches for Week 3.

The Bills have fired OC Greg Roman, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. He's the scapegoat for Buffalo's 0-2 start -- even though it was the defense that cost them last night's game against the Jets. Roman is 1 of the league's run-heaviest play-callers, so the move could mean a slight increase in passing. But Rex Ryan is still the HC (for now), so it'll remain a run-leaning offense.

Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is active for tonight's game against the Jets. He reportedly fared fine in pregame warmups, going through some sprints and showing no signs of a limp. Watkins is still a risky Week 2 fantasy start but is capable of paying off with just a big play or 2.

Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) "wants to play and probably will" against the Jets tonight, a league source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter. The issue then becomes Watkins' role and effectiveness. It's possible his snaps are limited on a short week, and he's coming off a disappointing 4-43-0 line in the opener. Watkins sits in WR3 territory in our Week 2 Rankings.

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