Tim Graham of the Buffalo News reports that Bills DL Marcell Dareus is facing a 4-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. We'll see if the veteran appeals (which we're assuming he will) and where that process goes. But IDP owners should proceed as though Dareus will miss a quarter of the NFL season. If he carries DT eligibility in your league that requires a starter at the position, then an already shallow pool takes a hit. Otherwise, we're just talking about a DL3 sliding down the rankings. For non-IDP leagues, a Bills defense trying to rebound from a horrid 2015 takes an even bigger hit than it did in losing rookies DE Shaq Lawson and LB Reggie Ragland to injuries. With games at Baltimore, home vs. the Jets and Cardinals and then at New England to start the year, Buffalo doesn't make for an attractive fantasy draft target.
Jaguars DT Marcell Dareus (elbow) is out for today's game against the Chiefs. He put in limited practices all week, so we'd guess he'll be back for Week 2.
The Bills have traded DT Marcell Dareus to the Jaguars for a conditional 2018 draft pick. The selection is reportedly a 6th-rounder that could become a 5th-rounder depending on Dareus’ performance. The move also frees cap space for Buffalo. Jacksonville adds even more talent to an already-loaded D-line. We’ll see if he can garner enough snaps to become an IDP option. Buffalo’s team D doesn’t lose anything. Dareus’ role had already decreased significantly this season. Dareus played under Jaguars HC Doug Marrone when Marrone piloted the Bills in 2013-14
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.
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