| EJ Manuel out, Thad Lewis to start -- Wed Dec 18 12:10 pm --|
Buffalo QB battled knee injuries during rookie season
|For the third time in four months, Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback EJ Manuel has been sidelined with a knee injury.
Bills coach Doug Marrone announced this afternoon Manuel won't play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins in Ralph Wilson Stadium. Backup quarterback Thaddeus Lewis will start. Jeff Tuel will be the backup. (Buffalo News)|
FF Today's Take: On another note, WR Steve Johnson did not practice with the team on Wednesday as his mother passed away last Saturday. The Bills passing game is off the fantasy radar for Week 16.
| QB Jeff Tuel to start for Bills -- Sun Nov 3 8:45 am --|
Matt Flynn expected to be the backup
|Jeff Tuel will start for the Bills, per source. (Ian Rapoport via Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: With EJ Manuel (knee) and Thaddeus Lewis (ribs, flu) unable to go, the Bills will start Tuel at home against Kansas City in Week 9. He should be no where near your fantasy lineup. Downgrade WR Steve Johnson as well.
| Bills starting QB unclear -- Wed Oct 30 11:55 am --|
Jeff Tuel takes first team reps
|Undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel was taking the first-team snaps at quarterback today as the Buffalo Bills began on-field preparation for Sunday's game against the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs. Thaddeus Lewis was not on the practice field. Lewis took a severe shot to the ribs at the start of Sunday's game in New Orleans, although he played the entire game. (Buffalo News)|
FF Today's Take: Matt Flynn took second team reps and head coach Doug Marrone declined to name a starter for Week 9.
| Bills sign QB Matt Flynn -- Mon Oct 14 1:00 pm --|
QB carousel continues in Buffalo
|The Buffalo Bills signed quarterback Matt Flynn on Monday.
The Bills plan to sign Matt Flynn, who struggled in his brief time with the Raiders this season before he was released.
Flynn was in Buffalo on Sunday, before quarterback Thaddeus Lewis suffered a right foot injury in an overtime loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Lewis was starting in place of rookie EJ Manuel, who is expected to miss several weeks with a knee injury. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: For now, it appears the injury to Lewis doesn't appear serious and he has a good chance of playing in Week 7. Even if Flynn plays he shouldn't be anywhere near your starting lineup.
| Stevie Johnson inactive for Bills -- Sun Oct 13 11:35 am --|
Expect a heavy running attack for Buffalo
|Bills WR Steve Johnson inactive. (Adam Schefter via Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Johnson missed practice this week with a personal matter and has also been dealing with a back injury. Robert Woods will be the only receiver worth trusting for fantasy purposes. Thaddeus Lewis gets the start at QB for the Bills.
| Stevie Johnson gametime decision -- Fri Oct 11 12:45 pm --|
Back injury, personal issues
|Following Friday's practice, head coach Doug Marrone said that both wide receiver Steve Johnson and cornerback Stephon Gilmore will be a game-time decision on Sunday. Johnson has been dealing with an injured back, but that's been coupled with his absence from the past three days of practice due to personal issues. (WGR 550)|
FF Today's Take: In addition to Johnson's back and personal issues he's not qood play with Thaddeus Lewis at QB going against the Bengals defense. Stevie owners should be looking at Plan B even if the wide receiver is active on Sunday.