| Sammy Watkins expected to start -- Sun Nov 27 8:15 am --|
Percy Harvin dealing with migraines
|#Bills WR Sammy Watkins, activated off IR on Sat, will not only play but start, source said. His playtime will depend on how his foot feels. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: With Percy Harvin (migraines) and Robert Woods (knee) expected to miss this week's game, Watkins will be in the starting lineup and play as much as his foot will let him. He's a risky start but could help owners is a bind at the wide receiver position.
| Bills hope Sammy Watkins can play Week 12 -- Mon Nov 21 7:20 pm --|
HC: Won't push WR to play unless he is ready
|Rex Ryan on Sammy Watkins: "I'm speaking on behalf of every Buffalo Bills fan: I hope he can play some" in Sunday's game. Ryan reiterates Bills won't play him if he isn't ready. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Watkins hasn't played since Week 2. Even though he can come off IR this week, it appears like he'll face long odds of playing more than a few snaps even if he is cleared to play. Unfortunately, the Bills need him more than ever after Robert Woods suffered a knee sprain in Week 11 and doubtful for Week 12. It does sound like Watkins is nearing a return, however, and he'll have three home games against the Steelers, Browns and Dolphins if he can make it back for the fantasy playoffs.
| Sammy Watkins not quite ready yet -- Mon Nov 14 5:15 pm --|
Eligible to practice, come off IR in Week 11
|Bills HC Rex Ryan says Sammy Watkins is eligible to return to practice, but the trainers think he's not ready this week. (Joe Buscaglia on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Watkins reportedly told Ryan he feels "fantastic", but this news casts doubt on the receiver's probable Week 12 return as well. While he is still worth a stash in deeper leagues, the odds of him knocking off rust before the fantasy playoffs are getting slimmer by the week. There's no guarantee he makes it back this season either, although we obviously aren't at that point yet. Robert Woods figures to remain the top receiver in Buffalo's run-based attack for at least another 1-2 weeks.
| LeSean McCoy practices Friday, questionable -- Fri Oct 21 11:45 am --|
Ryan: "We're not ruling Shady out at all"
|LeSean McCoy was front and center in the stretching line at Bills practice Friday and went through some basic pass-catching drills during the portion of practice that was open to media. Receiver Robert Woods and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus were not at the start of Friday's practice. (Buffalo News)|
FF Today's Take: Rex Ryan went on to say: "We're not ruling Shady out at all. We'll be smart with him, but he looked pretty good [today]." It sounds like McCoy will be a gametime decision. If he sits, Mike Gillislee would get the start and be a solid RB2 against the Dolphins defense.
| Sammy Watkins out with foot injury -- Fri Sep 30 12:10 pm --|
Missed practice Friday
|Rex Ryan says Bills WR Sammy Watkins is out for Sunday's game. (Vic Carucci on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Ryan indicated that Watkins foot injury may keep him out beyond Week 4. This is not only based news for Watkins' owners but Tyrod Taylor owners as well. With Greg Salas also out, Robert Woods, Marquise Goodwin, Walter Powell and Brandon Tate round out the WR depth chart.
| Sammy Watkins out with foot injury -- Sun Sep 25 8:00 am --|
Marquise Goodwin expected to start
|WR Sammy Watkins is out today vs. Cardinals due to his foot injury, per source. Marquise Goodwin expected to start in his place. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Watkins has been questionable throughout the week and it appears will sit this week out. Goodwin and Robert Woods are expected to start at receiver for the Bills but neither are trustworthy fantasy options. Tyrod Taylor's value takes a hit as well in his matchup against Arizona.