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Quarterback, Buffalo Bills

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Draft: 2013 Round 1 (16)
College: Florida State
Ht: 6’4”  Wt: 237 DOB: 1990-03-19 Age: 24
QB Rank Tier ADP-12
#26 5 -

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G GS Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2013 BUF 10 - 180 306 58.8 1,972 11 9 53 186 3.5 2 173.2 17.3
2014 BUF 4 - 76 131 58.0 838 5 3 16 52 3.3 1 73.1 18.3
2014 (Projected) BUF     256 434 59.0 2,908 13 12 53 205 3.9 2 229.9  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
EJ Manuel had an up-and-down rookie season, but not every quarterback is going to have a rookie season like Robert Griffith III, Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson did in 2012. While it's true that rookie quarterbacks are now more equipped to enter the league and hit the ground running, it's still a tremendously difficult transition to make, and it would be unwise to call a rookie quarterback a “bust” after one season in the league. Manuel threw for 1,972 yards with 11 touchdown passes and nine interceptions. He also ran for 186 yards and two scores. He compiled those statistics in only 10 games, as he was forced to miss six games with multiple knee injuries. Manuel was considered a raw prospect coming out of Florida State, so one could look at his completion percentage of 58.8% as a positive, and hope to see some improvement in his sophomore campaign. Reports from Buffalo's OTAs have not been all that positive, though. Manuel is said to be struggling with accuracy, sailing too many passes over the heads of his wide receivers. He is athletic enough to make plays with his legs, but he doesn't always look to run when the opportunity presents itself. The Bills made a bold move to trade up in this year's NFL draft to acquire wide receiver Sammy Watkins in order to surround their young franchise quarterback with weapons. Their high-tempo offense will make Manuel a potential high upside late-round pick as a backup quarterback for your fantasy team if he can show some improvement. His three knee injuries from last season (requiring an offseason knee scope) and the decision to have him wear a knee brace this season could limit any advantage one would expect to gain from a “running” quarterback. Keep an eye on Manuel this preseason and see if he looks to be moving around well, because there is some potential for a major leap in production from his rookie season.

Fan. Tm. Player
QB1QB1 EJ Manuel
QB2QB2 Jeff Tuel
QB3QB3 Kyle Orton
Bills Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Bills expected to hire Rex Ryan as head coach
49ers Greg Roman expected to be OC
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Jan 11, 10:00 am

Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills are putting the finishing touches on a deal that will make Rex Ryan their next head coach, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The hiring of Ryan would complete an extensive coaching search for the Bills, who have interviewed 12 candidates since Doug Marrone opted out of his contract on Dec. 31. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: ESPN goes on to say that 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman would be Ryan's OC. Roman would likely bring a run-first offense to Buffalo especially considering the Bills may have no other option but to ride out EJ Manuel at quarterback in 2015. Kyle Orton has retired and the Bills do not have a first-round pick in this year's draft.


Kyle Orton retires
Veteran calls it quits at 31 years old
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Dec 29, 11:55 am

Buffalo Bills
The 10-year NFL veteran ended all the talk Monday morning when he surprisingly announced his retirement from football. "I just have been going at it for 10 years, and it's just a family decision, and I've decided to get home and be a dad and call it a day," the 31-year-old Orton said. (USA Today)

FFToday's Take: Kyle Orton became the Bills starting QB in Week 5 throwing for 3,018 yards, 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. The Bills now find themselves with EJ Manuel and Jeff Tuel on the QB depth chart. Expect Buffalo to be shopping in the free agent QB market this off-season.



2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at CHI W 23-20 16 22 72.7 173 1 1 6 19 3.2 1 20.6
2 MIA W 29-10 16 26 61.5 202 1 0 4 6 1.5 0 14.7
3 SD L 10-22 23 39 59.0 238 1 0 5 24 4.8 0 18.3
4 at HOU L 17-23 21 44 47.7 225 2 2 1 3 3.0 0 19.6

2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 NE L 21-23 18 27 66.7 150 2 0 3 23 7.7 0 17.8
2 CAR W 24-23 27 39 69.2 296 1 1 4 13 3.3 0 20.1
3 at NYJ L 20-27 19 42 45.2 243 1 0 6 40 6.7 0 20.2
4 BAL W 23-20 10 22 45.5 167 1 2 11 1 0.1 0 12.5
5 at CLE L 24-37 11 20 55.0 129 0 0 1 14 14.0 0 7.9
10 at PIT L 10-23 22 39 56.4 155 1 1 2 17 8.5 0 13.5
11 NYJ W 37-14 20 28 71.4 245 2 0 7 9 1.3 0 21.2
13 ATL L 31-34 18 32 56.3 210 1 0 4 3 0.8 1 20.8
14 at TB L 6-27 18 33 54.5 184 0 4 5 29 5.8 0 12.1
15 at JAC W 27-20 17 24 70.8 193 2 1 10 37 3.7 1 27.4

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