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Bills QB Tyrod Taylor appeared to injure his right (throwing) shoulder late in Monday night's loss to the Patriots.  He remained in the game but was clearly bothered.  "I have no idea," HC Rex Ryan said when asked about Taylor's Week 12 availability.  "I hope he's ready."  We'll update Taylor's status when we learn more.  QB E.J. Manuel would start if Taylor isn't ready for Sunday's game in Kansas City.

10:33am EST 11/8/15

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) is active for today's game against the Dolphins. With WR Percy Harvin out and WR Sammy Watkins potentially limited, Taylor is more QB2 for Week 9.

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) put in a full week of practice and is probable for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. There’s some risk here in his 1st action since Week 5. Taylor will also be without Percy Harvin and either without or with a banged-up WR Sammy Watkins. That makes Taylor more of a high-end QB2 for Week 9.

Chargers S Eric Weddle put in limited practices on Wednesday and Thursday after missing the past 2 games with a groin injury. That's obviously a good sign for his potential return, though we'll keep an eye on his status into the weekend. It's worth noting that the Monday night start would leave you short on options if Weddle suffers any setback, though. And a Week 10 bye could motivate the Chargers to pull him early should the team build a lead on the Bears. In short, Weddle will remain risky as an IDP even if he's active for Monday night's game. Keep that in mind as you weigh your lineup options. Meanwhile, LB Manti Te'o (ankle), LB Denzel Perryman (biceps) and DE Corey Liuget (foot) have been sitting out practice this week. Don't expect them to play against Chicago.

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) put in a full practice on Wednesday.  He's set to return for Sunday's game against the Dolphins after missing the last 2.  Taylor is sitting 9th among QBs in fantasy points per game and will be a borderline QB1 for Week 9.

Michael Gehlken confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Chargers WR Keenan Allen will miss the rest of the season because of the lacerated kidney he suffered Sunday against Baltimore. That raises the fantasy profiles of WRs Malcom Floyd, Stevie Johnson and Dontrelle Inman the rest of the way, and leaves targets on the field for TE Ladarius Green and the RBs as well. Losing his #1 WR lowers the ceiling for QB Philip Rivers a bit, but he has spread the ball around quite well so far in an offense that must lean heavily on him with little going in the run game.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (kidney) "could" miss the rest of the season, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.  Allen underwent a "kidney procedure – not a surgery" this week, Schefter adds.  Allen is worth stashing on fantasy benches until we have a clearer picture of his status, but owners need to start preparing to be without him the rest of the way.  WRs Stevie Johnson and Malcom Floyd need to be owned in all leagues.  #3 WR Dontrelle Inman is worth stashing in deeper setups.

Chargers HC Mike McCoy revealed on Monday that WR Keenan Allen has a kidney injury.  McCoy didn't put a timetable on Allen's absence but said, "he's going to miss some time."  He won't play against the Bears next Monday night but does get a Week 10 bye.  Malcom Floyd and Stevie Johnson will serve as San Diego's top 2 WRs for Week 9.  Both are viable fantasy starters in a plus matchup.

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) practiced on Monday.  He had a brace on that injured knee but worked with the 1st-team offense and appeared to be a full-go, according to insider Tyler Dunne.  Taylor is expected back for this weekend's game against the Dolphins, which will provide a boost to the entire offense.  WR Sammy Watkins (ankle) remained sidelined on Monday.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen missed the 2nd half of Sunday's game with what the team is calling back spasms.  He landed hard after making a 13-yard TD catch near the end of the 1st half.  He has an extra day to get ready with San Diego heading to Chicago next Monday night.  We'll track his progress this coming week.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen missed the 2nd half of Sunday's game with muscle spasms.  He appeared to get hurt when he landed hard on his hip on a 13-yard TD catch near the 2nd of the 1st half.  We should get an update on Allen's status tonight or tomorrow.

The Chargers have ruled S Eric Weddle (groin) and LB Manti Te'o (ankle) out for Sunday's visit to Baltimore. It'll be the 2nd straight game away for Weddle and the 3rd for Te'o. We'll check on their statuses heading into a Week 9 Monday night tilt with Chicago. San Diego has also deemed rookie ILB Denzel Perryman (biceps) doubtful for Sunday's game, which means LB Kavell Conner will likely start next to Donald Butler.

Chargers S Eric Weddle and ILB Manti Te'o didn't practice Wednesday. Weddle missed Week 7 with a groin injury, the 1st time he has sat out a game since 2009. Te'o has missed the past 2 weeks with an ankle sprain. We'll see if either can get back in play for IDP owners this week, but don't count on either being available. Rookie LB Denzel Perryman, who started for Te'o the past 2 weeks, also missed Wednesday's practice with the biceps strain that pulled him from Sunday's game early.

Bills HC Rex Ryan said Monday that he's "confident" QB Tyrod Taylor will return after the Week 8 bye, according to ESPN's Mike Rodak. The team ruled him out before the weekend because of his sprained knee, but Taylor reportedly participated in pregame warmups Sunday morning, including dropbacks. We'll be watching the Week 9 practice reports for Taylor's progress. Buffalo will host Miami, which yielded 277 passing yards and 3 TDs to Taylor back in Week 3.

1:37pm EDT 10/25/15

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hip) is active for today’s game against the Raiders. He won’t be at 100%, but the matchup is way too good to consider benching Allen in season-long leagues.

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms that Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hip) is expected to play against the Raiders today.  He only practiced on Friday and is listed as questionable, but Allen has seemed confident about that hip all week.  He should be locked into fantasy lineups in a plus, plus matchup.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hip) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Raiders, but he fully expects to play. "I don't feel it at all,” he said of his hip injury. “I don't feel like I lost a step or anything. I'll be out there.” Go ahead and gets Allen into fantasy lineups for a plus matchup.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hip) missed practice again on Thursday.  NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Allen's injury isn't serious, and Allen said Wednesday that he expects to play this weekend.  But that doesn't appear to be a lock.  We'll update his status again tomorrow.

Bills HC Rex Ryan announced Thursday morning that QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) will not play against the Jaguars this weekend.  He experienced some soreness in that injured knee after practicing on Wednesday.  That again leaves E.J. Manuel as Buffalo's starting QB.  He actually finished Week 6 as a top 12 fantasy QB, thanks in large part to 42 pass attempts and a rushing score.  We're still not comfy with him as a season-long streamer, but he's on the DFS radar vs. Jacksonville's 23rd-ranked QB defense.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hip) did not practice on Wednesday.  His injury reportedly isn't serious, but he's certainly not a lock to play against the Raiders this weekend.  We'll see if he can get back on the field tomorrow.


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