EJ Manuel

EJ Manuel

Height: 6' 4"Weight: 237 lbsAge: 27College: Florida StateDrafted: #16 (1st Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
32nd easiest for QBs
Draft Rank (ECR) N/A
Best / Worst N/A / N/A


E.J. Manuel signs with Raiders

The Oakland Raiders signed former Buffalo Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel.

Fantasy Impact

Manuel, a former first-round pick of the Bills, signed with the Raiders Thursday. He'll likely compete with Connor Cook for the No. 2 quarterback spot on the depth chart behind starter Derek Carr.

E.J. Manuel not expected to remain with Bills

Buffalo Bills beat writer Jay Skurski does not expect the team to retain quarterback E.J. Manuel. "Manuel’s time with the Bills should be over," Skurski said via the Buffalo News. "His legacy will be that of a first-round draft bust, even if it’s not his fault the Bills reached for him."

Fantasy Impact

Manuel, an impending free agent, is unlikely to be retained by the Bills this offseason. The former 16th overall pick in the 2013 draft has never lived up to expectations and is labeled by most as a bust. He will likely compete for a backup role with another club for 2017.

E.J. Manuel fails audition

Buffalo Bills QB E.J. Manuel was unimpressive in his first start in over a year, a Week 17 loss to the New York Jets. Manuel, who was given the start over the injured (and possibly departing) Tyrod Taylor, completed nine of his 20 pass attempts for 86 yards, adding just eight yards rushing on two attempts. He also lost a fumble on the afternoon, and was replaced in the fourth quarter by third string QB Cardale Jones.

Fantasy Impact

This game was viewed as something of an audition for Manuel's future prospects. He once again showed that he is only marginally worthy of an NFL roster spot (despite Bills GM Doug Whaley's apparent feelings to the contrary). Even if he somehow ends up being a starter for the Bills, he is irrelevant for fantasy.

Mike Mahern33 weeks ago
E.J. Manuel to backup Tyrod Taylor

E.J. Manuel is expected to enter the season as Tyrod Taylor's primary backup. Rookie Cardale Jones hasn't shown enough to push Manuel for the backup role.

Fantasy Impact

Jones carries more upside long-term, but he was expected to be a project out of college, and that's certainly been the case for the rookie. Things could change during training camp and the preseason, but it was the team's plan for Jones to take at least a year to learn behind the two veterans.

Blaine Blontz1 year ago
EJ Manuel erratic in loss

Making his second start of the season in relief of injured starter Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel had an uneven performance in his team's week 7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in London. Manuel showed flashes of competence, completing 24 of his 42 passes for 298 yards and two touchdowns, adding 38 yards rushing on 8 attempts. Unfortunately, he alternated those flashes with his trademark indecisiveness and poor decision making. He frequently held on to the ball too long in the pocket and failed to secure possession, as evidenced by his two interceptions and two fumbles (one lost).

Fantasy Impact

While it hasn't been pretty to watch at times, Manuel has actually put up two weeks of better than expected fantasy scoring. That said, most expect Taylor to return to action following the team's week 8 bye, and Manuel hasn't done nearly enough to earn the full time job. He is not worth rostering in fantasy unless Taylor's injury status worsens, and even then he's probably only worth using in an absolute emergency situation.

Mike Mahern2 years ago