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The Bills have selected DE Gregory Rousseau 30th overall in the 2021 NFL Draft. Rousseau took a medical redshirt as a 2018 freshman after fracturing his right ankle but then exploded in his 2nd season. He racked up 15.5 sacks among 19.5 total tackles for loss, leading the conference in both categories and earning 2nd-team All-America honors. Rousseau opted out for 2020, though. He may need to add strength and refine his technique before earning consistently strong playing time in the NFL. Rousseau played multiple spots along the line in 2019 but likely lacks the bulk to hold up as an inside rusher early in the pros. In Buffalo, he lands in a great situation for developing his natural ability.

The Bills “aren’t giving up on Dawson Knox,” per Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic. “Dawson, going into Year 3, we have big expectations for him,” GM Brandon Beane said. “It’s a big offseason for him. He’s already told us that he plans to link up with Josh (Allen) out in California, which will be good for those guys to continue to get more reps.” Drops (13 on 94 career targets) have been Knox’s biggest issue thus far. Buffalo has yet to sign an impact free-agent, though, instead adding former Seahawk Jacob Hollister. If the depth chart remains favorable, Knox should have some streaming value in 2021. Just keep in mind that Buffalo ranked 2nd league-wide last year in percentage of 4-WR sets. With Stefon Diggs, Cole Beasley, Emmanuel Sanders and Gabe Davis, the position remains one of strength.

Bucs TE O.J. Howard has been setback-free so far in his recovery from October's torn Achilles, HC Bruce Arians said Tuesday. Arians added that Howard is "real close" to getting back to pre-injury form, although that seems optimistic for an injury that often takes a year-plus to return from. It does sound like he has a good chance to be ready for the start of the 2021 campaign. It's worth remembering that Howard out-targeted TE Rob Gronkowski 19 to 14 over the first 4 games of last season.

The Broncos are exercising the $7 million guarantee option on the 2021 salary for OLB Von Miller, according to Mike Klis of 9News. That keeps Miller around for the coming season. It's noteworthy because Miller's $18 million salary for 2021 led to talk of Denver potentially cutting him. The 2 sides reportedly negotiated in an attempt to lower his cap number, but no revision was made. Miller lost all of last season with an ankle injury. The Broncos keeping him around at the big salary for what will be his age-32 season indicates they expect Miller to be back to familiar form.

The Bills have agreed to a 4-year, $44 million extension with LB Matt Milano, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The deal includes $24 million guaranteed. It obviously locks Milano in as a full-timer for at least the next couple of seasons. Milano struggled through hamstring and pectoral injuries last season that limited him to just 3 games of at least 50% playing time. It's particularly telling that Buffalo paid up in spite of that. Milano carries top-20 IDP scoring upside at his position.

The Texans released RB Duke Johnson, saving about $5 million against the 2021 salary cap. Johnson sputtered to career-low 3.1 yards per carry this past season, although he still averaged a strong 8.9 yards on 28 grabs. He was never more than a role player for the Texans, though, reaching 15 touches in a game just once. Johnson has now played for multiple NFL coaching staffs, and none have deemed him more than a change-of-pace back. We'll see where he lands, but it'd be unwise to expect his role to change much on his new team.

Bills WR Gabriel Davis (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend's AFC Championship vs. the Chiefs. The rookie only got in a limited practice on Friday and will be at less than 100% if he suits up. Davis' absence would open up more snaps for WR Isaiah McKenzie and/or TE Dawson Knox.

Bills WR Gabriel Davis (ankle) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. The rookie seems to be in danger of missing this weekend's AFC Championship. Even operating as Buffalo's #4 WR, Davis has seen 8 targets over the past 2 weeks. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

Bills RB Zack Moss underwent "tight rope" surgery to repair his high-ankle sprain on Tuesday morning, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. That's the procedure QB Tua Tagovailoa had at Alabama in 2019, ultimately returning to play 3 weeks later. Moss is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for the start of the offseason program, per Schefter. Moss averaged a solid 4.3 yards per carry as a rookie, emerging as Buffalo's lead ball-carrier over the 2nd half. His upside is capped going forward, though, by the presence of RB Devin Singletary and the Bills' pass-centric offense.

Bills RB Zack Moss will miss the rest of the playoffs with the ankle injury he suffered in the Wild Card win over the Colts, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That leaves T.J. Yeldon, Taiwan Jones and Antonio Williams behind Devin Singletary in the RB room. Even in Buffalo's pass-heavy offense, Singletary is a good bet for 15+ touches in this weekend's game vs. the Ravens.

Bills RB Zack Moss left Saturday's win over the Colts with an ankle injury and is expected to miss some time, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. It remains to be seen just how long, as we await an official diagnosis. Obviously, it'll also depend some on how far the Bills advance. We'll watch for updates. In the meantime, Devin Singletary gains fantasy upside.

Bills WRs Stefon Diggs (oblique) and Cole Beasley (knee) are active for today's game against the Colts. Diggs was expected to play, but Beasley had been genuinely questionable. He carries attractive upside against an Indy defense that tends to funnel action to the middle in the passing game. Of course, he also carries some risk of re-injury or playing limited snaps. Keep both aspects in mind as you set your lineups for the Wild Card round.

Bills WR Stefon Diggs is "a go" for Saturday's playoff opener against the Colts, despite his oblique injury, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. Expect to have Diggs available for fantasy lineups. Teammate Cole Beasley (knee) is also "confident" he'll be able to play through the knee issue that cost him Week 17. Garafolo reports, though, that the Bills will need to assess his condition before the game Saturday to determine his availability. Beasley figures to be a risky fantasy option even if he plays. We'll confirm the status on both wideouts when the inactives come out around 11:30 a.m. ET.

Bills WR Stefon Diggs (oblique) is listed as questionable for Saturday's Wild Card game vs. the Colts. He got in limited practices on Tuesday and Thursday, sitting out in between. We don't know much about this injury but would be surprised if it kept Diggs out this weekend. We'll see if we get any updates on his status between now and kickoff.

Texans RB Duke Johnson (neck) is inactive for today’s game against the Titans. David Johnson should continue to dominate backfield touches.

Bills QB Matt Barkley is expected to get "meaningful snaps" in today's game against the Dolphins, according to NFL Network's Michael Giardi. It's sure looking like Buffalo will rest a bunch of starters in this one. QB Josh Allen notably needs 40 passing yards to break the team's single-season record, so we might see him stay in just long enough to get there. We're expecting WR Stefon Diggs to be pulled early, too.

The Bills have made CB Tre'Davious White, DE Jerry Hughes and DE Mario Addison healthy scratches vs. the Dolphins today. That points to the team planning to rest starters in general over playing for the win. Keep that in mind if you've been planning to start QB Josh Allen or WR Stefon Diggs in a season-long lineup.

Texans RB Duke Johnson (neck) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Titans. His return would siphon a few touches from RB David Johnson. We’ll get Duke’s status around 3 pm ET on Sunday.

Texans RB Duke Johnson (neck) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday. If he's able to return for Sunday's finale vs. the Titans, he'd figure to steal a handful of touches from RB David Johnson.

Bills WR Stefon Diggs (foot) put in a full week of practice and isn't listed on the final injury report. He's ready to rock for Monday night's game vs. the Patriots.

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