|Rookie Josh Allen to start for Bills in Week 2|
Nathan Peterman dismal in Week 1
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 12, 12:45 pm
|Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott on Wednesday named rookie Josh Allen as the starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers, repeating several times that he believed it was the "right move for our team" but declining to explain further. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Nathan Peterman started Week 1 and went 5-of-18 for 24 yards, 0 touchdowns and 2 INTs against the Ravens before being pulled in the 3rd quarter. The rookie will face the Chargers in Week 2 and even without Joey Bosa, it's going to be tough to recommend anyone from the Bills offense.
|Nathan Peterman named starting QB in Buffalo|
AJ McCarron traded to Oakland
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Sep 3, 8:00 am
|The Buffalo Bills announced Monday morning that Nathan Peterman has been named the starting quarterback, bringing to an end what was a three-man competition. The Bills previously had narrowed the field to two by trading quarterback AJ McCarron to the Oakland Raiders on Saturday, leaving the choice to Peterman and rookie Josh Allen, the No. 7 overall draft pick in April. (Buffalo News)|
FFToday's Take: Once McCarron was shipped off to Oakland and the confident reports on Peterman began surfacing out of Bills camp, it was only a matter of time before Peterman was named the starter. Peterman will get a chance to redeem himself from his 5-INT performance against the Chargers last season in his NFL debut. He should be avoided in the majority of fantasy leagues.
| Bills starters expected to play into 3rd qtr|
LeSean McCoy held out of practice Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Aug 24, 9:48 am
|Sean McDermott said the Bills’ starters will play into the early part of the third quarter Sunday. Typical for a third preseason game, when coaches like to get players back on field after halftime. (Mike Rodak on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: HC Sean McDermott want's to get a look at both quarterbacks Nathan Peterman/Josh Allen and the rest of his starting unit when they host the Bengals in their dress rehearsal. LeSean McCoy (groin) will sit out practice Friday and may be held out of the game on Sunday. AJ McCarron (shoulder) is back at practice on a limited basis.
| Josh Allen to start Bills' third preseason game|
Rookie taking the reins Sunday in the wake of McCarron injury
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Aug 21, 9:25 am
|The Bills announced that rookie quarterback Josh Allen will start Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals in the third preseason game - traditionally the dress rehearsal for teams as they prepare for the regular season. The announcement came after Allen worked with the starters at practice in the morning, a development that on its own added another layer of intrigue to the battle for No. 1. (Buffalo News)|
FFToday's Take: While AJ McCarron's shoulder injury isn't as bad as originally feared, he's still out for a while and Allen could provide the offense with a spark. Allen is still not worth adding in most redrafts but it's a situation worth monitoring.
| AJ McCarron gets good news on shoulder|
Initial diagnosis indicated QB fractured his collarbone
By: Doug Orth | Mon Aug 20, 7:10 pm
|Tests have revealed that Bills QB AJ McCarron did not suffer a fracture in his collarbone, per a source. (ESPN - Adam Schefter)|
FFToday's Take: Schefter later tweeted McCarron is expected to return to practice "soon." Josh Allen has reportedly already been named the starter for the Bills' dress rehearsal game against the Bengals this weekend, so one would have to think he will be named the starter shortly if he doesn't lay an egg in that game. The Bills' offense is probably going to be one to avoid as a whole this season for the most part regardless.
| Bills starting QB still TBD|
McCarron injures shoulder
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Aug 18, 7:00 am
|Buffalo Bills quarterback AJ McCarron suffered a hairline fracture in his collarbone in Friday night's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns, The Buffalo News has learned. McCarron, who was competing for the starting job with rookie Josh Allen and Nathan Peterman, started the game and was hit multiple times in the first quarter. McDermott declined to address the quarterback rotation. "With respect to the quarterback questions, we'll evaluate the tape." (Buffalo News)|
FFToday's Take: With McCarron likely to be sidelined multiple weeks with his shoulder injury the competition comes down to rookie Josh Allen and Nathan Peterman. While Allen seems like the obvious choice to many, head coach McDermott will likely wait until after the third pre-season game to make an announcement. Expect both QBs to get extensive playing time against the next week against the Bengals.