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|Fellow rookies Robert Woods and EJ Manuel seemed to develop some chemistry with each other before injuries hit both youngsters at various times during the course of the season. Woods finished his rookie season with a 40-587-3 stat line but capped it off with offseason ankle surgery. The former second-round pick should open the season opposite rookie Sammy Watkins and will probably kick inside to the slot in three wide receiver sets. Woods runs sharp routes and has steady hands and projects to be a solid possession wide out at the professional level and could develop into Manuel's “go to guy” since they have already established a level of rapport after breaking into the league together. It's hard to imagine eye-popping statistics from Woods this year, but in PPR leagues, he could be worth a shot as a late-round depth player.
| Sammy Watkins misses practie Friday|
Status for Sunday in question
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 7, 11:48 am
|The status of the Bills’ leading receiver for Sunday’s game vs. Kansas City remains in some question.
Wide receiver Sammy Watkins (groin) was not spotted at practice on Friday, multiple club beat writers reported, including Mike Rodak of ESPN.com. (Pro Football Talk)|
FFToday's Take: Watkins tweaked his groin in practice Wednesday and missed practice Thursday and Friday. It appears he will be a gametime decision. The Bills do play early on Sunday so we will know his status when the Inactives come out at 11:30 am Eastern. Robert Woods and Mike Williams would likely start if Watkins sits.
|Watkins, Woods already notice change at QB|
Bills' top WRs react to Orton as the new starter
By: Doug Orth | Thu Oct 2, 4:50 pm
|We're just one practice into the Kyle Orton era, but the Buffalo Bills' top receivers have already noticed a difference in Orton from former starter EJ Manuel.
"We just had a different approach to practice. [Orton] demands what he wants out of us," rookie Sammy Watkins said. "He reads it quicker, the ball is coming out faster. That's just some things that we have to adjust to."
Fellow receiver Robert Woods saw the same: "His directness in the huddle, telling us what to look for and be ready for when we're breaking the huddle when he calls the play." (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: This isn't exactly a shocking revelation, but notable that both receivers were so quick to say something to the media about it. Orton isn't going to turn this offense into a passing-game juggernaut, so the numbers of Watkins and Woods aren't going to skyrocket. However, both players should see a noticeable rise in fantasy value with a more consistently accurate quarterback.