Shark Bites

ESPN's Marcel Louis-Jacques reports that the Bills have agreed to a 3-year deal with DE Mario Addison. The former Panther will turn 33 at the start of the coming season, but he delivered 9+ sacks each of the past 4 years. He joins a D-line that let Shaq Lawson walk for Miami without much edge-rushing firepower remaining. Carolina, meanwhile, has 2019 rookie Brian Burns ready to seek a larger role in Year 2. Burns' playing time tapered off as his debut season wore on.

FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports that the Bills have worked out a trade for WR Stefon Diggs. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero adds that Diggs and a 7th-round pick will go to Buffalo in exchange for 1st-, 5th- and 6th-round picks from the Bills plus a 4th-rounder in 2021. (Buffalo's Round 1 pick is #22.) Diggs won't turn 27 until late November and still has 4 years left on his current contract. He's coming off consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons, with a career-best 17.9 yards per catch in 2019. Diggs should challenge John Brown for the role of top WR in Buffalo, but the move isn't likely to help his fantasy outlook. The Bills have ranked among the league's most run-heavy offenses since before HC Sean McDermott arrived in 2017. In addition to Brown, WR Cole Beasley remains to eat up some targets. Add in QB Josh Allen's accuracy issues, and you get a potentially frustrating fantasy outlook for Diggs. The new guy's arrival also dings the fantasy outlooks for Brown and Beasley, though Diggs can only help Allen's upside. Minnesota, meanwhile, finds a gaping hole in its WR corps opposite Adam Thielen. We'll see how the Vikings address that need this offseason.

Bills DE Shaq Lawson (hamstring) is active for today's game against the Texans. CB Levi Wallace (ankle) is OUT. Both players entered the day questionable. Wallace's absence leaves Buffalo without its starting outside CB opposite Tre'Davious White. That's good news for Houston WR Kenny Stills (with Will Fuller out).

Bills lead CB Tre'Davious White is inactive for today's game against the Jets. He's a healthy scratch, sitting out a game with no meaning for Buffalo. White's absence boosts the matchup for Jets QB Sam Darnold and WR Robby Anderson.

Bills WR Cole Beasley, WR John Brown, RB Devin Singletary and TE Dawson Knox are all inactive for today’s game against the Jets. Don’t expect to see much of QB Josh Allen or RB Frank Gore. Top CB Tre’Davious White is also inactive for Buffalo.

Here's what Bills HC Sean McDermott said Tuesday about how he'll handle his team's meaningless Sunday finale against the Jets, according to SNY.tv: "We're going to play a majority of the guys. To go into detail will take some time, but the majority of guys will play, not all of them. Josh (Allen) will play. They're not all going to play the same amount in the game. We're going to be smart with that, but it's important that we get work in fundamentally and in terms of execution and we stay as sharp as can be." Translation: Expect most starters to play. Don't expect any key guys to make it past halftime. We'd plan on not using QB Josh Allen, RB Devin Singletary or the WRs, if you can help it.

Panthers EDGE Mario Addison (chest) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. He missed practice Wednesday and Thursday but returned for to limited participation Friday. We'll check Addison's status Sunday morning.

Panthers EDGE Mario Addison missed practice Wednesday and Thursday with a chest injury. We'll see about his Friday participation and game status. Brian Burns would likely see starter-level playing time if Addison can't play in the upside matchup with the Seahawks.

The forecast for today's Ravens-Bills game calls for 15-20 mph winds with gusts of 30+. QBs Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen both do a lot of their fantasy damage on the ground, so neither guy is significantly hurt by the weather. We would slightly downgrade WRs John Brown and Marquise Brown with deep passes likely to be impacted.

Panthers EDGE Mario Addison (groin) is active for today's game against the Falcons. Play him for a high-ceiling sack matchup in your IDP lineups.

Panthers DE Mario Addison popped up on the injury report Friday as a limited practice participant with a groin injury. He's questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons. We haven't seen anything else on the injury yet, so we'll look for more on Addison's outlook through the weekend.

The forecast for today's Broncos-Bills game calls for sustained winds of 20 mph with gusts over 25. Hopefully you're not too invested in these passing games, but the windy conditions downgrade guys like QB Josh Allen and WRs John Brown and Courtland Sutton.

Bills DE Jerry Hughes (groin) is active for today's game against the Dolphins. He reportedly tweaked an existing groin issue in practice this week but still carries big sack upside into the matchup with Miami. Hughes is worth a shot in IDP lineups in most cases where you're considering him.

Bills DE Jerry Hughes is questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. He left Thursday's practice early with a groin injury that then kept him out Friday. "He's day to day," HC Sean McDermott said Friday, according to the team website. "He's had a little bit of (a groin issue) before, but it kind of flared up." We'll check Hughes' status Sunday morning.

Bills TE Dawson Knox (knee) isn’t listed on the final Week 11 injury report. He was added to the injury report and sidelined on Thursday but put in a full practice on Friday. The rookie is a viable fantasy flier in this weekend’s plus matchup against the Dolphins.

Bills TE Dawson Knox missed Thursday's practice with what HC Sean McDermott labeled a "sore knee." McDermott expects the rookie back on Friday, but we'll keep an eye on him.

Panters DE/OLB Mario Addison is inactive for today's game against the Titans. Addison has been away from the team dealing with the shooting death of his younger brother. His absence likely means more playing time for Brian Burns, who has seen his snaps decrease in recent weeks.

Bills CB Levi Wallace is active for today's game against Washington. He entered questionable with a shoulder injury but is available for IDP use.

The forecast for today's Redskins-Bills game calls for winds between 15 and 20 mph with gusts around 30 mph. It won't be as windy as it was last week, but this is still enough to give slight bumps down to the passing and kicking games. Hopefully you were already avoiding Washington's passing game (including Terry McLaurin) in rookie QB Dwayne Haskins' 1st start. QB Josh Allen and WR John Brown remain fine plays on the Buffalo side. We'd try not to use either K in this game.

Panthers DE Mario Addison is questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans. He has been away from the team this week following the shooting death of his younger brother. We'll see about Addison's status over the weekend.

 
 
 

Dominate Your Fantasy Football Draft

Turn your phone into a draft weapon with our FREE APP

Download on the App Store Download on Google Play