Mike Gillislee - RBPosted 4/22/17 8:04am ET
The Buffalo Bills have until Monday, April 24, to decide whether or not they plan on matching the two-year, $6.4 million offer from the New England Patriots for restricted free-agent RB Mike Gillislee.
Huddle Up: There is some speculation the Bills are leaning toward matching the Patriots' offer after deciding almost immediately last year he would not do the same with then-RFA Chris Hogan. Buffalo probably also has no desire to lose a productive backup like Gillislee to its division rival just so he can come back and haunt the Bills twice a year for each of the next two seasons. If he remains a Bill, Gillislee would remain one of the top handcuffs in fantasy.
Mike Gillislee - RBPosted 4/18/17 10:40am ET
The New England Patriots have offered Buffalo Bills restricted free-agent RB Mike Gillislee a two-year, $6.4 million contract, according to a source. The first year of the deal is worth $4 million.
Huddle Up: Interesting play. The Pats have moved on from LeGarrette Blount, for all intents and purposes, and it appears the Adrian Peterson intrigue has been shelved. Gillislee showed flashes of brilliance as a spell and situational back in 2016. He would be part of a committee in New England, as well. Think RB4 value for now.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 4/15/17 7:04am ET
The Buffalo Bills have not yet determined if they will pick up the fifth-year option on WR Sammy Watkins' rookie contract but the matter will be discussed internally over the next few weeks, according to a source. He is currently under contract for one more season with a salary cap hit of $6.343 million but if the option is picked up, Watkins would cost the team approximately $13 million against the cap in 2018. A decision will be made by May 2.
Huddle Up: Although it appears likely that the club will pick up Watkins' option, the matter is up for debate because of his recent injury history. He has missed 11 games over the last two seasons and is currently recovering from a second foot surgery. When healthy, Watkins should be viewed as a low-end WR2 or high-end WR3 in most fantasy formats.
Mike Gillislee - RBPosted 4/13/17 5:20am ET
Buffalo Bills restricted free-agent RB Mike Gillislee visited the New England Patriots recently, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Gillislee ran for a robust 5.7 yards per carry each of the last two seasons, and he scored eight times on the ground last year. He's great in small intervals, but he'll need an injury to LeSean McCoy to see a bigger role in Buffalo. He's an RB4 in fantasy unless that happens.
LeSean McCoy - RBPosted 4/4/17 7:40am ET
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy is absent from voluntary workouts this week, and head coach Sean McDermott said he didn't know when McCoy would report. McDermott said he was encouraged by his conversations with McCoy since he took over as coach.
Huddle Up: Shady had the best year he has had in three or four years with a career-high 5.4 yards per rush, 1,267 rushing yards, 13 scores and a 50-356-1 line through the air. Injuries are always a concern with him, though. He's a midrange RB1 in fantasy.
Tyrod Taylor - QBPosted 4/4/17 8:43pm ET
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (groin) declared he is 100 percent healthy as he stepped back onto the field with his teammates as part of voluntary offseason workouts. 'I've felt great since the surgery, and the doctors here and the training staff have done a great job of getting me to 100 percent,' Taylor said. 'I?ve been training and I feel like I?m in great shape.'
Huddle Up: Taylor seems to be in much better spirits than earlier in the offseason, when it was still unknown if he would be brought back as Buffalo's starting quarterback. Plus, he was still facing surgery. With both of those issues behind him, the 27-year-old appears poised to take another leap in 2017. He's been one of the most underrated QBs in all of football, as besides being a solid running threat, Taylor has accumulated 37 touchdown passes compared to just 12 interceptions over the last two seasons. He can provide great value at the end of drafts.
Mike Gillislee - RBPosted 4/3/17 7:51am ET
Buffalo Bills restricted free-agent RB Mike Gillislee is working out with the Bills Monday, April 3. Gillislee is still eligible to be signed to an offer sheet by another team.
Huddle Up: Gillislee offered a lot of pop in a small sample size with 577 rushing yards (5.7 yards per attempt) and eight scores. He added another touchdown through the air. Gillislee is a tasty flex option in most formats.
LeSean McCoy - RBPosted 4/3/17 9:19am ET
Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy was absent from the first day of offseason workouts Monday, April 3.
Huddle Up: McCoy posted on his Instagram that it's his son's fifth birthday, so there's nothing to worry about on that front. McCoy is a midrange RB1 but has had some health concerns of late.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 4/3/17 9:49am ET
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) has had no setbacks and looks good, according to head coach Sean McDermott.
Huddle Up: Watkins has been dogged by injuries in his three-year career. He's probably still a low-end WR2 in fantasy, but the health risk is very real.
Tyrod Taylor - QBPosted 4/2/17 12:01pm ET
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor's 'exceptional mobility' will remain a prominent part of the offense, according to head coach Sean McDermott. 'You've got to be able to run it to win games at the end of the game or to open up games, and that just opens up the play-action game with the play faking and getting Tyrod on the edge of the defense and trying to put ourselves in favorable third-down situations or red-zone situations. That's a big part of the formula to playing winning football,' McDermott said.
Huddle Up: McDermott also expressed how impressed he was by Taylor's rehab from groin surgery and willingness to 'make himself available' to the new head coach this offseason. Taylor is also happy to be working with new offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, who served as the quarterbacks coach when both men were in Baltimore in 2014. Assuming the Bills add a capable wide receiver opposite Sammy Watkins in this month's draft, Taylor could flirt with low-end QB1 production from time to time.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 3/28/17 4:21pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) has not had any setbacks in his rehabilitation from offseason foot surgery, according to head coach Sean McDermott.
Huddle Up: Watkins is perennially a risky proposition at wide receiver in the fantasy realm. He has not played a full season since his rookie year in 2014 and has missed 11 games over the last two seasons. The WR1 potential is obvious, especially with Tyrod Taylor, but Watkins has no finished higher than WR15 in his three years in the NFL. He is a low-end WR2 consideration even with the positive news.
Tyrod Taylor - QBPosted 3/14/17 5:55am ET
Updating previous reports, Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor has cap numbers of $9.713 million in 2017 and $18.08 million in 2018. His deal will automatically void if he's on the roster the fifth day after the Super Bowl in Feb. 2019. The Bills will then carry $4.2 million in dead money in 2019, the remaining portion of his $7 million signing bonus he received with the restructure. His 2017 base salary drops from $12 million to $7.5 million, and he does not receive a $15.5 million option bonus because the Bills officially declined his option as part of the restructure. His 2018 salary drops from $13 million to $10 million, and only $1 million is guaranteed.
Huddle Up: Taylor threw for 3,023 yards and rushed for 580 with 17 passing TDs, six picks and six rushing scores in 2016. He's a QB2, in fantasy, but he'll be a matchup play in DFS.
Robert Woods - WRPosted 3/9/17 8:19am ET
Buffalo Bills impending free-agent WR Robert Woods is expected to sign a five-year, $39 million deal with the Los Angeles Rams Thursday, March 9. The deal includes $15 million guaranteed.
Huddle Up: Woods will take over for Kenny Britt as a possession receiver after posting a 51-613-1 line last year. He has been a matchup play in fantasy, and he could be a sneaky back-end receiver in fantasy if he's used properly.
Tyrod Taylor - QBPosted 3/8/17 10:51am ET
Updating an ongoing story, Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor restructured his contract Tuesday, March 8, to remain with the Bills. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: The connection with new offensive coordinator Rick Dennison is encouraging for fantasy purposes. Adding more weapons on the outside will be imperative for Taylor to grow. He's a sketchy QB2 but carries a good deal of upside.
Tyrod Taylor - QBPosted 3/5/17 10:45am ET
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor is of 'significant interest' to the Cleveland Browns should he end up on the open market as expected.
Huddle Up: Taylor is reportedly the Browns' option should they choose not to pursue Jimmy Garoppolo, and it may be the smarter approach anyway. Any attempt to land Garoppolo would require significant draft pick compensation, while signing Taylor would allow the team to address its many non-quarterback weaknesses with the first and 12th picks in April's NFL Draft. Taylor would remain a fantasy QB2 in fantasy should he leave for Cleveland.
Tyrod Taylor - QBPosted 3/3/17 9:32am ET
The Buffalo Bills are 'leaning toward' moving on from QB Tyrod Taylor, according the Buffalo News' Vic Carucci.
Huddle Up: The soap opera continues. Per Carucci, if the $30.75 million guaranteed wasn't tied to Taylor over the next two years, the Bills would likely be bringing him back for 2017. Taylor is unwilling to renegotiate, so it appears he could be on the way out. Taylor is expected to have no shortage of suitors on the market if he is released, as San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns and New York Jets are among the clubs who could use an established veteran quarterback.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 3/1/17 10:04am ET
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is on schedule in his recovery from offseason foot surgery, according to head coach Sean McDermott.
Huddle Up: Watkins underwent a second operation on his foot after the season and probably will not do much until training camp begins. He will be the Bills' No. 1 receiver in 2017 and probably should be considered a No. 3 option for fantasy owners because of his injury history.
LeSean McCoy - RBPosted 2/26/17 4:51pm ET
Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy sent out a tweet Sunday, Feb. 26, which said, 'Buffalo was so special.' However, a source with knowledge of the situation said that the tweet referred to an autograph signing and not McCoy's future with the team.
Huddle Up: McCoy is coming off an excellent all-around season, and he is a RB1 candidate heading into 2017.
Robert Woods - WRPosted 2/25/17 7:22am ET
Buffalo Bills impending free-agent WR Robert Woods remains open to re-signing with the Bills, although he wants the club's quarterback situation to be resolved before he makes a final decision.
Huddle Up: If Tyrod Taylor returns as Buffalo's starting quarterback next season, the chances of Woods remaining with the team are better. Regardless of where he lands, Woods is expected to be used as a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver and should be viewed as a WR4 in most fantasy formats.
Robert Woods - WRPosted 2/24/17 8:29pm ET
Buffalo Bills impending free-agent WR Robert Woods said he would have no problem continuing to serve as the No. 2 option behind WR Sammy Watkins in Buffalo's passing attack.
Huddle Up: Woods could sign elsewhere in the offseason, but he is likely to be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver wherever he ends up. Heading into 2017, he projects as a WR4 for fantasy purposes.
Tyrod Taylor - QBPosted 2/22/17 5:27am ET
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (groin) was medically cleared following last month's groin surgery, according to a team source. He has a $27.5 million option bonus due March 11.
Huddle Up: Taylor is unlikely to see that bonus and probably won't remain with the club. He has been a decent dual threat at the position, but he'll have to land in the right situation. Even then, he's a high-end QB2 in fantasy.
Tyrod Taylor - QBPosted 2/21/17 10:14am ET
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor may not end up going anywhere after all, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, who said there is 'better chance than not' Taylor remains with the Bills.
Huddle Up: Taylor will have suitors should he hit the market and is not open to a contract restructure, so Buffalo is either going to swallow hard on committing $30.75 million to him over the next two years or move on without him. A return seems the most likely outcome because the Bills know what they have in Taylor and new offensive coordinator Rick Dennison has worked with him before. Even in a slightly more wide-open offense than what he's had in his first two years with Buffalo, Taylor could flirt with low-end QB1 status.
LeSean McCoy - RBPosted 2/17/17 6:32am ET
Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy could be a surprise cut this offseason, in the opinion of NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal. McCoy isn't a perfect fit in offensive coordinator Rick Dennison's one-cut running system. If McCoy is designated as a post-June 1 cut, the team recoups $6.25 million in cap room.
Huddle Up: McCoy quietly had a big year. His 5.4 yards per rush was the best of his career. He had 1,267 rushing yards, 14 total TDs, 50 grabs and 356 receiving yards. He's 29 this year, and injuries are always a concern. However, he re-established his RB1 value.
Tyrod Taylor - QBPosted 2/14/17 9:37pm ET
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor is liked 'a lot' by new Cleveland Browns quarterbacks coach David Lee, who spent the past two years coaching Taylor in Buffalo. In addition, Lee would 'welcome continuing to work with him.'
Huddle Up: Taylor's status with the Bills is still up in the air, as he's due a lot of guaranteed money and the team hasn't yet decided their course of action. Furthermore, Taylor isn't willing to take a pay cut. Thus, there is a decent chance he could be released, and if that happens, the Browns look like a good fit for the dual-threat quarterback. Even though the Browns are coming off a 1-15 campaign, they could still provide Taylor with a solid amount of ammo to keep him fantasy relevant.
LeSean McCoy - RBPosted 2/4/17 10:06am ET
Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy said he believes he is the best running back in the NFL if he is healthy.
Huddle Up: McCoy ranked sixth in the NFL with his 1,267 rushing yards and fourth in rushing touchdowns even though he missed one game because of an injury. He also caught 50 passes for 356 yards and one touchdown. He should continue to be one of the top running backs in the league and should be a No. 1 running back for all owners.
Tyrod Taylor - QBPosted 2/3/17 10:55am ET
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor wants to remain in Buffalo, but admitted Friday, Feb. 3, in an interview on the team-produced radio show he is waiting to see whether 'management chooses to keep (me) around'.
Huddle Up: Taylor had groin surgery last month and is in a race against the clock to get healthy enough to pass a physical before March 9 that could determine whether or not the Bills can release him. Buffalo may have signaled its desire to keep him around when it hired new offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, but it will be up to Taylor's health and willingness to agree to a more team-friendly contract (he's guaranteed $30.75 million in 2017 if he cannot pass the physical) that determines whether he stays or goes.
Charles Clay - TEPosted 1/26/17 10:14am ET
Buffalo Bills TE Charles Clay caught all four of his touchdowns at home this season. He also caught those four touchdowns during the second half of the season.
Huddle Up: Clay was a solid contributor in the passing game over the last part of the season and will continue to be the starting tight end for the Bills. Clay could be a low-end No. 1 or a fine No. 2 tight end for owners next season.
Tyrod Taylor - QBPosted 1/25/17 10:00am ET
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (groin) is recovering from groin surgery, but general manager Doug Whaley will not use that as a factor in determining the quarterback's future with the Bills. Buffalo has until March 11 to pick up Taylor's contract option, which has an injury guarantee for $27.5 million. Taylor is said to be recovering on schedule.
Huddle Up: Taylor has shown flashes, but a new system and staff could extract the most out of him. The massive contract is a far greater sticking point, however, and it seems to be a reach to expect him to return at this price. Stay tuned, but he isn't more than a QB2 in any conceivable situation.
LeSean McCoy - RBPosted 1/23/17 5:14pm ET
Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy rushed for 11 of his 13 touchdowns at home this season.
Huddle Up: McCoy was one of the best running back in the NFL this season, finishing in the top 10 in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns. McCoy should continue to be a focal point on offense under head coach Sean McDermott and likely will be one of the first running back taken in fantasy drafts.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 1/20/17 3:01pm ET
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) underwent a second surgery on his injured foot last week. Watkins is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: Watkins likely will be sidelined for all of the offseason workouts but should take part in training camp as long as there are no setbacks. He will enter next season as the No. 1 receiver for the Bills and can be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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