The Bills made their 2nd move up in the 1st round of the NFL Draft to take LB Tremaine Edmunds with the 16th pick. Edmunds will be just 20 when his rookie season begins, sporting elite speed and athleticism in a 6'5, 250-pound frame. He should slot in at MLB right away in a defense that let 2017 starter Preston Brown walk in free agency. That should mean quick IDP value even if Edmunds goes through some real-life growing pains.
Bills LB Matt Milano (hamstring) is out for today's game against the Jaguars. That should leave Ramon Humber returning to the OLB job he occupied to begin the season.
Bills LB Matt Milano missed practice Wednesday and Thursday with a hamstring injury and isn't expected to practice Friday, according to Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News. "Sounds like it will be tough for him to play" against the Jaguars on Sunday, Skurski tweeted. Add that to the Bills entering the game as 8- to 8.5-point underdogs, and we've removed Milano from the bottom of our playoff IDP rankings.
Bills DT Kyle Williams (groin) is active for today's game against the Colts after entering the day questionable. He's an upside D-line option in IDP leagues in a nice matchup. Buffalo will also have top CB Tre'Davious White, who was able to clear the concussion protocol this week after last Sunday's vicious cheap shot from Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski. Slot CB Leonard Johnson (knee), however, is inactive.
Bills DE Jerry Hughes (shin, calf) is inactive for today's game against the Chargers.
Bills DE Jerry Hughes (shin, calf) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers. He returned to limited practices the past 2 days after sitting out Wednesday. He has been a poor IDP producer for weeks now, though, and isn't worth waiting on -- especially for a negative matchup.
Bills DE Jerry Hughes is "day to day" with a shin injury that knocked him out of Sunday's loss to the Saints, HC Sean McDermott told reporters Sunday. It doesn't sound serious, so Hughes might be ready to play against the Chargers this Sunday. But he hasn't given IDP owners much in a while, so there's little reason to wait for him and/or take on any added risk.
Bills OLB Ramon Humber (thumb) and S Jordan Poyer (knee) are active for tonight's game against the Jets. Poyer remains risky for IDP lineups. Humber's a better bet to make it through the game and to find tackle opportunities.
Bills LB Ramon Humber (thumb) and S Jordan Poyer (knee) are questionable for Thursday's game against the Jets. Poyer put in a full practice Wednesday and has said he expects to play after missing last week's game. Humber also put in a full practice Wednesday after being listed as a limited participant the previous 2 days. Humber will step back in ahead of LB Matt Milano if he's active against the Jets.
The Bills have ruled CB E.J. Gaines (hamstring) and OLB Ramon Humber (thumb) out for Sunday's game against the Raiders. S Jordan Poyer, however, remains "day to day" with his knee injury, according to ESPN's Mike Rodak. Poyer missed practice Wednesday and Thursday and doesn't look likely to play, but we'll keep an eye on his status through the weekend. Gaines' absence helps Raiders WR Amari Cooper, while Poyer's situation raises the ceiling for the whole pass offense.
Bills CB E.J. Gaines (groin) and CB Leonard Johnson (hamstring) are active for today's game against the Buccaneers. Neither makes for a strong IDP candidate, but their presence helps the Buffalo team D.
The Bills have ruled out LB Ramon Humber for Sunday's game against the Bengals with his thumb fracture. S Micah Hyde (knee) is questionable.
The Bills announced Monday that OLB Ramon Humber will have surgery on the thumb he injured in Sunday's win over the Falcons. He's out indefinitely. That all but guarantees he'll miss at least Sunday's game at Cincinnati. But we wouldn't be surprised to see Humber back on the field after the Week 6 bye. He's cuttable in the meantime in IDP leagues of shallow to moderate depth.
Bills OLB Ramon Humber is believed to have suffered a broken right hand in Sunday's win over the Falcons. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that he "will miss time." Such an injury doesn't normally keep defensive players out for long, so we'll wait to see a more specific timeline before moving Humber down our Rest of the Season rankings. Any missed games, though, would likely give MLB Preston Brown a bit more tackle upside. The Bills get Cincinnati in Week 5 and then their bye.
The Bills have ruled DT Marcell Dareus out for Sunday's game against the Broncos with an ankle injury. That hurts the Buffalo D-line, but the unit remains an upside play for DFS tournaments.
Bills DT Marcell Dareus missed Wednesday's practice with an ankle injury. HC Sean McDermott said he's "concerned" that Dareus might miss Sunday's game against Denver, according to the Buffalo News. Dareus played just 17 snaps in the Week 2 loss at Carolina. Even at full strength in Week 1, though, Dareus played a smaller share of snaps than in any of the games he played last year. Dareus is only worth hanging onto right now in IDP leagues that play with DT-specific slots.
The Bills sent DT Marcell Dareus home before Saturday's game against the Ravens because of a team rules violation. "Sean and I are going to do things the right way," GM Brandon Beane said, while refusing to specify details. "He violated a team rule, so we sent him home. Disappointing." IDP owners shouldn't worry unless Dareus continues to stay away from the team into next week.
After trading down from 10th overall, the Bills drafted LSU CB Tre'Davious White. He should find an immediate shot to replace CB Stephon Gilmore, who signed with the Patriots in free agency. White picked 6 passes across 4 years, with no more than 2 in any season. He defensed a career-high 14 passes as a senior. White also delivered punt-return TDs in each of the past 3 seasons. Should he start, playing across from CB Ronald Darby might help direct throws to his side of the field. There's fantasy upside here if he starts.
The Bills have hired Rick Dennison as OC. Dennison spent the past 2 years as Denver's OC under Gary Kubiak -- and also coordinated Kubiak's Texans offenses from 2010 to 2013. It's notable that Dennison worked with Tyrod Taylor as Baltimore's QB coach in 2014. We'll see if Taylor is Dennison's QB in Buffalo in 2017 and beyond.
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