Buffalo Bills

AFC East

2018 seventh-round wide receiver Austin Proehl has turned heads in the early phases of Buffalo's rookie minicamp by consistently gaining separation and combining quickness with crisp route-running. (Source: Chris Brown via BuffaloBills.com)

Fantasy Impact: Proehl (5-9, 182) is tiny and will have to continue using those traits to make it in the NFL. The good news is that the Bills have one of the thinnest receiving corps in the league, leaving the door open for Proehl to have a legitimate shot at making the 53-man roster.

Bills beat writer Vic Carucci is reporting that offensive guard Richie Incognito will retire from the NFL after playing 150 games since 2006. (Source: Vic Carucci on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Apparently Incognito was upset that the Bills asked him to take a pay-cut, saying "I'm, done. That's it. It's been a long career. Went to the doctor. My liver and kidneys are shutting down. The stress is killing me. It's just about doing what's right. I just want to be in the Hall of Fame." While there has been some off-the-field stuff that may prevent him from getting into the Hall of Fame, Incognito's play on the field was very deserving, ranking among the best at the position for the last decade. This is another knock to LeSean McCoy and the Bills run game, who just lost Eric Wood to retirement and offensive tackle Cordy Glenn to a trade. The Bills offensive line is in clear rebuild mode and should start looking at the possibility of trading away McCoy, who likely has one or two years left.

Category: Rumors

According to NFL Insider Adam Caplan, the Bengals have acquired offensive tackle Cordy Glenn in a trade with the Bills. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In order to get it done the Bengals reportedly swapped first-round picks with the Bills, moving from No. 12 to No. 21 or No. 22 (unsure of which one). Coming into the NFL Draft, the Bengals were more than likely to draft two offensive lineman within the first two days, though this takes a huge load off. Glenn was playing at a Pro Bowl level with the Bills until 2017 when his health seemed to be a constant issue. If he's healthy, the Bengals got themselves a long-term solution at left tackle, seeing he's just 28 years old. Glenn signed a five-year, $60 million deal with the Bills in 2016. This is a massive deal for the Bengals and their skill-position players.

Category: Transactions

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Buffalo Bills have agreed to trade QB Tyrod Taylor to the Cleveland Browns for a 2018 mid-round draft pick. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Just hours after the Browns traded for Jarvis Landry, they made another notable offensive personnel move, acquiring Taylor from the Bills for a third-round pick in 2018. And although the Browns added a quarterback, I don't believe they are out of the QB market just yet. It wouldn't surprise me if they targeted one early in the upcoming NFL Draft or even if they took a flier on AJ McCarron. For Taylor, he'll leave a lasting image in Buffalo as he was the last Bills quarterback to led the team to the postseason since the Rob Johnson/ Doug Flutie era.

Category: Transactions

Multiple reports say Bills center Eric Wood has suffered a neck injury that will end his career at age 31. (Source: Adam Schefter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a heartbreaking blow for the Bills, not only because he's been one of the better centers in the league over his nine-year career, but as the longest-tenured player on the offense, he was its heart and soul. Between this, new coordinator Brian Daboll and the expected departure of quarterback Tyrod Taylor, the Bills' offense will likely be drastically different next year, rendering 2017 pretty much useless from a fantasy prep standpoint.

Category: Injury Updates

Buffalo Bills K Steven Hauschka again made the most of limited opportunity in his team's season ending Wild Card Playoff loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Hauschka converted on his lone attempt, a 31 yard second quarter field goal.

Fantasy Impact: Hauschka had about as good a season as one could expect playing for a team whose offense was as up and down this year as the Bills' was. He remains an experienced, skilled and reliable NFL kicker, whose value could see an uptick in 2018 if the changes that are likely to come for the Bills offensive personnel leads to a unit that produces more consistent scoring opportunities.

Category: Game Recaps

Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones found little room with which to make an impact in his team's Wild Card Playoff loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jones made two receptions on four targets for just 20 yards in the contest.

Fantasy Impact: Jones was not the only one held in check in this game - neither team was able to register much fantasy production on offense, as the defenses dominated the afternoon. Jones entered the 2017 with a certain amount of optimistic expectation, due to his combination of talent and opportunity. Based on those expectations, it's hard to view Jones' season as anything but a disappointment. The good news is he's still young, still skilled, and now has a year of experience under his belt from which to learn. His prospects entering his second season will be contingent upon the changes likely to come for the rest of the Bills offensive personnel. Depending on how those changes manifest themselves, Jones could be something of a value pick in drafts heading into 2018.

Category: Game Recaps

Buffalo Bills WR Deonte Thompson was unable to make a significant impact on his team's first playoff game in 18 years, a road loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Thompson saw 6 targets, which led all Bills WRs, but was only able to haul in two of them for 22 yards on the afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: This game was a defensive struggle, which made it difficult for any off the role players for either team to make their mark. Thompson has been a surprising contributor for this year's WR starved Bills team, showing more flashes of skill and production than anyone had any reason to expect. Thompson is an unrestricted free agent heading into 2018, and one would think he represented himself well enough to earn another contract (and playing time), be it for the Bills or another team looking to add quality WR depth.

Category: Game Recaps

Buffalo Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin was unable to make a significant impact in his team's Wild Card loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Benjamin was targeted just twice in the contest, hauling in just one reception for 9 yards.

Fantasy Impact: The game was mostly a defensive slog, which had a significant impact on the Bills offensive production, particularly their passing game. Benjamin has not delivered on his potential since joining the Bills via trade mid-season, mostly due to injury, and he carries a hefty price tag relative to his production should the Bills elect to hold onto him under the terms of his current contract heading into 2018. On the other hand, it's easy to envision a healthy Benjamin being a productive contributor for the Bills, given their current lack of reliable playmakers at the position. Bottom line: his prospects going forward are too murky to accurately assess at this time, due to the myriad variables in play.

Category: Game Recaps

Charles Clay caught three passes for 15 yards in Buffalo's wild-card loss at Jacksonville. He was targeted six times.

Fantasy Impact: Clay missed a few series with a hamstring injury, and also had an 11-yard gain erased because he stepped out of bounds before the catch. When he was healthy, Clay was Tyrod Taylor's favorite target this year, but "healthy" is a loaded word for oft-injured Clay, which adds some uncertainty to the high-priced tight end's future with the Bills. Taylor's future is even more uncertain, so the fantasy outlook for any Buffalo player is up in the air during the offseason.

Category: Game Recaps

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (ankle) will play in the Wild Card Round of the NFL Playoffs. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As expected, McCoy will play in Sunday's Wild Card Round matchup against the Jaguars. In a small two-game slate for DFS, McCoy is reasonably priced. Despite a tough matchup -- he's expected to be the focal point of the Bills offense, garnering a heavy workload -- I believe McCoy could be a top three RB in DFS to close out the week.

Category: Injury Updates

Bills tight end Nick O'Leary scored a 26-yard touchdown Sunday against Miami. It was his only catch on two targets.

Fantasy Impact: O'Leary had the whole end zone to himself, as the Dolphins defense lost track of him. His other target was also in the end zone but slightly overthrown. It was only his second touchdown of the year, so he shouldn't be in consideration for playoff DFS even as a dart throw.

Category: Game Recaps

Third-stringer Joe Webb came in at quarterback in the third quarter of the Bills' overtime victory Sunday over Indianapolis after Nathan Peterman was knocked out of the game. Webb completed 2 of 6 passes for 35 yards and an interception. He ran five times for 27 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Webb isn't even a full-time quarterback, as he actually came into the game leading the Bills in special-teams snaps. It showed, until he dropped a 34-yard dime to Deonte Thompson in overtime during the Bills' game-winning drive. With Tyrod Taylor's knee not ready for action and Nathan Peterman in concussion protocol, it's conceivable that the eight-year veteran could get his first NFL start since 2013 next week at home against Miami. Regardless, fantasy owners shouldn't even give him a thought.

Category: Game Recaps

Nathan Peterman completed 5 of 10 passes for 57 yards and a touchdown Sunday before leaving Buffalo's snowy game against Indianapolis after a hard hit to the head in the third quarter. He also ran four times for 10 yards. Coach Sean McDermott said after the game that Peterman is in concussion protocol.

Fantasy Impact: The best thing that can be said about Peterman was that he didn't throw any interceptions, after tossing five picks in the first half of his one previous NFL start a few weeks ago against the Chargers. He did as well as could be expected in a game that was played on the planet Hoth, as a lake-effect squall dumped a foot of snow on the field. His touchdown was a nicely thrown 8-yarder to Kelvin Benjamin. With the Bills still in the playoff hunt, Peterman's status for next week depends more on Tyrod Taylor's health than his own. Fantasy owners can still ignore him.

Category: Injury Updates, Game Recaps

Buffalo Bills WR Jordan Matthews continued his underwhelming 2017 fantasy campaign with another disappointing stat line in his team's week 13 loss to the New England Patriots. Matthews finished the contest with a single reception on three targets for just 14 yards.

Fantasy Impact: The Bills passing offense is currently inept, and their inability to constructively utilize their playmakers at the WR position is a huge reason why. As long as this remains the case, Matthews can't be trusted for any meaningful fantasy production until further notice.

Category: Game Recaps

The Buffalo Bills defense was a mess against the Jets on Thursday. They failed to record a turnover for the first time this season, and allowed 334 total yards.

Fantasy Impact: Prior to this game, the Bills defense was stout, forcing multiple turnovers and keeping their opponents out of the end zone. Owners have to hope that they get it back together before facing the Saints in week 10.

Category: Game Recaps

Mike Tolbert was some what involved in the offense in the second half on Thursday but he only managed to rush for three yards and catch three passes for 13 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Nothing to see here. Tolbert is not worth a roster spot at this point.

Category: Game Recaps

Buffalo Bills WR Andre Holmes was held to one catch on three targets for a meager 14 receiving yards in his team's week 9 road loss to the New York Jets.

Fantasy Impact: Holmes is too inconsistent, and too far down the pecking order on a below average passing offense to justify fantasy consideration. Look elsewhere.

Category: Game Recaps

Logan Thomas, who scored a 22-yard touchdown last week, caught one pass for seven yards Sunday against Oakland. It was his only target.

Fantasy Impact: This normally wouldn't warrant a fantasy update, but what's amazing about it is that he did it less than a week after the death of his baby daughter one day after she was born. Coach Sean McDermott gave him the game ball afterward. If heart and inspiration were fantasy categories, Thomas would've been a game-winner this week. But as it is, he has no fantasy value in a Buffalo offense that continued to trend away from its tight ends.

Category: Game Recaps

Marcell Dareus was traded to the Jaguars Friday in exchange for a conditional sixth round draft pick. The Jaguars will be on the hook for the remaining three years and 49 million owed to Dareus.

Fantasy Impact: This trade is no surprise. Dareus' off-field issues and suspect work ethic put him in the doghouse with the new regime in Buffalo. He became a rotational player only seeing 34% of snaps. The Bills 4-3 defense should maintain their elite play without Dareus going forward.

Category: Transactions