| McCoy limited at practice Friday|
WRs Benjamin, Thompson also limited
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Jan 5, 11:15 am
|Bills LB Matt Milano (hamstring) will not practice Friday but coach Sean McDermott said Friday there is "hope" that Milano can play. TE Charles Clay (knee), QB/WR Joe Webb (ankle), RB LeSean McCoy (ankle), WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) and WR Deonte Thompson (shoulder) will be limited. CB Shareece Wright (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: McCoy will likely be listed as questionable and be a gametime decision. If he ends up being ruled out, Mike Tolbert and Marcus Murphy will carry the running back load.
| Kelvin Benjamin sits out of practice|
Receiver still dealing with soreness in knee
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Dec 20, 11:13 am
|It probably doesn’t come as any surprise, but Kelvin Benjamin and E.J. Gaines are among the players who will not practice at One Bills Drive on Wednesday.
Benjamin has been held out or limited in Wednesday practices since aggravating the torn meniscus in his knee against the Colts in Week 14.
FFToday's Take: Kelvin Benjamin continues to play through his knee injury, catching two balls for 20 yards in last week's win against the Dolphins. Unfortunately, the former Panther is too inconsistent to be a trustworthy fantasy option even if he is able to play in Week 16.
| Kelvin Benjamin hopeful to play|
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Dec 17, 7:00 am
|#Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin, listed as questionable with a knee injury, is hopeful to play today, source said. The team has been confident all week he would do so. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Benjamin has been bothered by a knee injury for a few weeks now, missing a portion of last week's game. He's been expected to play after being limited in practice this week, but the risk of re-injury makes him a dicey WR3 against the Dolphins.
| Bills expected to start Nathan Peterman at QB|
Knee injury for Tyrod Taylor
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Dec 10, 7:15 am
|Buffalo is expected to start rookie QB Nathan Peterman vs Colts with QB Tyrod Taylor questionable with a knee injury, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Peterman took the majority of reps in practice this week so this doesn't come as a surprise. Peterman was a disaster in his last start against the Chargers, throwing 5 INTs in the first half. Kelvin Benjamin, Zay Jones and TE Charles Clay are not desirable fantasy options.
| Tyrod Taylor a gametime decision|
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Dec 8, 11:50 am
|The Bills' starting quarterback will be a game-time decision, coach Sean McDermott said Friday.
With Tyrod Taylor battling a knee injury, McDermott said the team was working through Taylor's availability.
McDermott said earlier this week that Taylor is the starter when healthy. (Buffalo News)|
FFToday's Take: If Taylor sits, Nathan Peterman would be the starter and we've seen what kind of disaster that could be. In positive news, Kelvin Benjamin should return to action which should help the offense as a whole.
| Bills place Jordan Matthews on IR|
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Dec 5, 4:00 pm
|The Buffalo Bills Tuesday placed defensive end Shaq Lawson and wide receiver Jordan Matthews on their injured-reserve list, ending the season for both players.
Lawson suffered an ankle injury in Sunday’s 23-3 loss against the New England Patriots. Matthews had been dealing with a knee issue. (Buffalo News)|
FFToday's Take: Matthews had a disappointing first season in Buffalo (25-282-1) battling both knee and thumb injuries. Zay Jones will operate as the Bills No.1 receiver with Kelvin Benjamin nursing a knee injury of his own. Wide receiver Brandon Reilly will be called up from the practice squad.
| LeSean McCoy misses practice Friday|
Expected to play
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Dec 1, 11:30 am
|LeSean McCoy has knee soreness and will not practice today. Doesn't look like he'll miss the game. Kelvin Benjamin OUT Sunday. (Sal Capaccio on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: McCoy practiced in full Thursday then popped up on the injury report with a knee issue. It sounds like the Bills will give their veteran RB some rest today and he's expected to start on Sunday. Mike Tolbert has been ruled out, meaning Travaris Cadet will again be McCoy's backup.
| Kelvin Benjamin has torn meniscus|
Timetable for return unknown
By: Doug Orth | Mon Nov 27, 5:00 pm
|Bills confirm Kelvin Benjamin has a torn meniscus. Sean McDermott misunderstood a question about his injury today. (ESPN - Mike Rodak)|
FFToday's Take: It's a tough break for owners hoping he was on track for a Week 13 return. There's a strong chance Benjamin may not be able to play again during the final four games of the fantasy season, which would leave Zay Jones as the likely top receiver in Buffalo's ground-based offensive attack. If so, owners should treat the rookie as a low-end WR3.
| No practice for Benjamin Friday, Tolbert out|
Travaris Cadet will backup McCoy
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 24, 10:30 am
|The Buffalo Bills could be without their top wide receiver when they head to Kansas City to play the Chiefs.
Kelvin Benjamin is not expected to practice on Friday. He did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday, either. Running back Mike Tolbert (hamstring) will be out for the Bills this week. (New York Upstate)|
FFToday's Take: With both Benjamin and Tolbert likely to miss, Zay Jones and Travaris Cadet will see an increase in snaps. Cadet will be the primary backup to LeSean McCoy while Jones, Jordan Matthews and Deonte Thompson will be the top three wideouts against the Chiefs.
| Kelvin Benjamin injures knee in Week 11|
Avoids serious injury; status unknown heading into Week 12
By: Doug Orth | Mon Nov 20, 6:10 pm
|Bills HC Sean McDermott: no ligament damage for Kelvin Benjamin's knee. Still evaluating further. Hyde should be OK going forward. (BuffaloBills.com)|
FFToday's Take: If Benjamin can make it back in time, he has a good matchup awaiting him in Week 12. Then again, much figures to depend on who McDermott decides to start at quarterback. Nathan Peterman did nothing to inspire confidence in fantasy owners with five first-half interceptions in Week 11, while one has to wonder how long Buffalo will stick with Tyrod Taylor in any game considering it has already benched him once. If Taylor starts, Benjamin should be a low-end WR2 versus the Chiefs.
| Zay Jones out, Clay expected to play|
Bills TE hasn't played since Week 5
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 10, 11:30 am
|Left tackle Cordy Glenn and wide receiver Zay Jones have been ruled out for the game because of injuries. Jones hurt his knee against the Jets and the rookie’s absence will open up more room for Kelvin Benjamin in the offense as Benjamin makes his Bills debut after last week’s trade with the Panthers. Tight end Charles Clay is questionable, although the signs have been positive about his return from a knee injury. (Pro Football Talk)|
FFToday's Take: The Bills should have their tight end back but will be missing WR Zay Jones. Benjamin and Jordan Matthews should be the main targets on the outside for Tyrod Taylor. Clay is a viable tight end streamer for those desperate for a warm body at the position.
|Kelvin Benjamin to sit for TNF in Week 9|
Traded to Bills on Tuesday
By: Doug Orth | Thu Nov 2, 7:00 pm
|Kelvin Benjamin is out. (ESPN - Josina Anderson)|
FFToday's Take: The odds Benjamin was going to suit up for Buffalo just over 48 hours after his trade from the Panthers were long, so this shouldn't come as a shock. On the plus side, perhaps a week off will give his knee some more time to heal. Expect KB to suit up in Week 10 and pick up where he left off - keeping in mind the usual caveats about players changing teams midseason and learning the playbook - and remain a fantasy WR2 once Tyrod Taylor gets comfortable with him.
|Bills acquire WR Kelvin Benjamin|
Panthers receive a third- and a seventh-round pick in the 2018 draft
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Oct 31, 3:35 pm
|The Carolina Panthers have traded top wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin to the Buffalo Bills for a third- and a seventh-round pick in the 2018 draft. By heading to Buffalo, Benjamin will be reunited with Bills head coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane, both of whom used to work in Carolina. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: The Bills are certainly a WR-needy team. McDermott is familiar with Benjamin from his days as the defensive coordinator in Carolina. This seems like a lateral move for Benjamin's fantasy value and slight bump up for Devin Funchess in Carolina.