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 have ruled QB Derek Anderson (concussion) out for Sunday's game against the Bears. That confirms the expected: Nathan Peterman will start against Chicago. Good luck to anyone facing the Bears' team D in fantasy this weekend.
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.
The Bills named QB Derek Anderson their starter for Sunday's game against the Colts. There's no way they could go back to Nathan Peterman after he tossed 2 more INTs -- including a pick-6 to lose the game -- in Houston last week. Anderson was signed just 8 days ago and attempted only 67 passes over the previous 3 seasons. Continue to avoid the Bills passing game in fantasy lineups.
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.
Bucs DT Clinton McDonald is doubtful for Monday night's game at Carolina with a hamstring injury. With DT Gerald McCoy (calf) and DE Robert Ayers (ankle) also doubtful, the outlook only gets rosier for Panthers fill-in QB Derek Anderson.
The Panthers have ruled QB Cam Newton out for Monday night's matchup with the Bucs because of his concussion. We'd already added QB Derek Anderson to our Week 5 rankings. The matchup gives him upside into the top 10 among fantasy QBs
Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion) missed practice again on Friday. He's looking like an extreme long shot to get cleared in time for Monday night's game against the Bucs. We've removed Newton and added Derek Anderson to the Week 5 QB rankings.
Panthers QB Cam Newton (back) has been ruled out for this Sunday's game against the Bucs. It sounds like he has a chance to return for Week 16. QB Derek Anderson gets the Week 15 start. Coincidentally, he was also under center against the Bucs for the season opener. He completed 24 of 34 passes for 230 yards, 2 TDs and 0 INTs in that one. He's only an option in 2-QB season-long leagues but is an intriguing minimum-priced play in daily games.
The Panthers announced that QB Cam Newton suffered 2 transverse process fractures in his lower back in Tuesday's car accident. It's the same injury Cowboys QB Tony Romo had earlier this season. Romo ended up missing 1 game. Carolina does still have an outside shot at a playoff berth, but we doubt they'll risk further injury to their franchise QB. For now, consider Newton unlikely to play against the Bucs this weekend. That'd leave QB Derek Anderson as the starter. The 31-year-old actually started the season-opener against Tampa Bay, completing 24 of 34 passes for 230 yards with 2 TDs and 0 INTs. WR Kelvin Benjamin posted a 6-92-1 line in that game, and TE Greg Olsen went 8-83-1. Anderson shouldn't be in Week 15 fantasy lineups, but he's serviceable enough to keep the offense on track.
Panthers QB Cam Newton was injured in a car accident on Tuesday, according to the Charlotte Observer. We don't have any details on the extent of Newton's injuries, but his car was overturned. Stay tuned for update. QB Derek Anderson is Newton's backup.
Update: Steve Crump of WBTV in Charlotte reports that there are no injuries to Newton. He was taken to the hospital as a precaution. His availability for this weekend's game against the Bucs remains uncertain.
Panthers QB Cam Newton is inactive for today’s matchup with Tampa Bay. Derek Anderson will make his first start since 2010.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Panthers HC Ron Rivera is considering holding QB Cam Newton (ribs) out of today's season opener. Newton reportedly "feels good," but the Panthers want to get him healthy for the final 15 games. It'd be a smart move. Newton is best off on fantasy benches this week. If you're hoping to roll with him, you need to have a late-game replacement rostered. QB Derek Anderson will start for Carolina if Newton is out.
The Panthers have officially named Cam Newton their starting QB. The rookie was up-and-down in preseason action, completing just 42% of his passes but tossing 1 TD with 0 INTs. His passing production will continue to be uninspiring, but he could easily rush for 500+ yards and 5+ TDs. That makes Newton a sneaky QB2 candidate. Meanwhile, beat writer Steve Reed reports that Derek Anderson has beaten out Jimmy Clausen for the backup job. It's a good sign for Newton's job security.
The Panthers have signed QB Derek Anderson. Save for his fluky 2007 season, D.A. has been atrocious at the NFL level. His career completion rate stands at 52.6%, and he's tossed 28 INTs compared to just 19 TDs over the past 3 seasons. That being said, he has a shot to see some playing time this season if Carolina opts to go keep rookie Cam Newton on the bench to start the year. Anderson isn't any worse than Jimmy Clausen.
The Cardinals will release QB Derek Anderson, who was set to make $4 million in 2011. Save for one head-scratchingly efficient season with the Browns, Anderson's NFL career has been abysmal. Since that productive 2007 campaign, he's completed just 49% of his passes with 19 TDs and 28 INTs. He'll be lucky to even land a backup job on the open market. The good news: he takes his job seriously.
Cardinals QB Derek Anderson was benched in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game against the Rams. He finished with just 93 yards, 0 TDs, and 1 INT. QB Max Hall replaced Anderson, threw a pick, and then left with a shoulder injury. QB John Skelton is now in the game. A complete mess.
As expected, Derek Anderson has been named Arizona's starting QB for Week 9. While he's not a fantasy option, D.A. gives the Cardinals passing game a better chance than QB Max Hall. It's good news for WRs Larry Fitzgerald and Steve Breaston.
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