| Derek Anderson to start at QB for Bills|
Sprained elbow for Josh Allen
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Oct 17, 11:30 am
|Derek Anderson will start at quarterback for the Buffalo Bills on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, coach Sean McDermott announced Wednesday. McDermott said rookie quarterback Josh Allen has an elbow sprain and will not play Sunday in Indianapolis. Sources told ESPN's Dianna Russini there is a concern Allen will miss multiple weeks. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Anderson was signed less than two weeks ago but he's best option at quarterback for the Bills as Nathan Peterman continues to be turnover prone. The Colts defense makes for one of the top streamers of the week.
| Josh Allen (elbow) not starting Week 7|
Bills rookie QB sidelined, no starter announced
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Oct 16, 9:40 am
|Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) on Twitter: "Bills rookie QB Josh Allen will not start this Sunday and there is concern he will miss weeks per sources"
Thrust into the game in relief of Josh Allen, Nathan Peterman completed 6-of-12 passes for 61 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Bills' Week 6 loss to the Texans. They also signed Derek Anderson, who could get the start in Week 7, though the starter has not been announced. (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Bills are in a quandary, and whomever starts in Week 7, he will be a huge risk -- even in DFS. Avoid this situation if you can.
|Rookie Josh Allen to start for Bills in Week 2|
Nathan Peterman dismal in Week 1
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 12, 12:45 pm
|Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott on Wednesday named rookie Josh Allen as the starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers, repeating several times that he believed it was the "right move for our team" but declining to explain further. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Nathan Peterman started Week 1 and went 5-of-18 for 24 yards, 0 touchdowns and 2 INTs against the Ravens before being pulled in the 3rd quarter. The rookie will face the Chargers in Week 2 and even without Joey Bosa, it's going to be tough to recommend anyone from the Bills offense.
|Nathan Peterman named starting QB in Buffalo|
AJ McCarron traded to Oakland
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Sep 3, 8:00 am
|The Buffalo Bills announced Monday morning that Nathan Peterman has been named the starting quarterback, bringing to an end what was a three-man competition. The Bills previously had narrowed the field to two by trading quarterback AJ McCarron to the Oakland Raiders on Saturday, leaving the choice to Peterman and rookie Josh Allen, the No. 7 overall draft pick in April. (Buffalo News)|
FFToday's Take: Once McCarron was shipped off to Oakland and the confident reports on Peterman began surfacing out of Bills camp, it was only a matter of time before Peterman was named the starter. Peterman will get a chance to redeem himself from his 5-INT performance against the Chargers last season in his NFL debut. He should be avoided in the majority of fantasy leagues.
| Bills starters expected to play into 3rd qtr|
LeSean McCoy held out of practice Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Aug 24, 9:48 am
|Sean McDermott said the Bills’ starters will play into the early part of the third quarter Sunday. Typical for a third preseason game, when coaches like to get players back on field after halftime. (Mike Rodak on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: HC Sean McDermott want's to get a look at both quarterbacks Nathan Peterman/Josh Allen and the rest of his starting unit when they host the Bengals in their dress rehearsal. LeSean McCoy (groin) will sit out practice Friday and may be held out of the game on Sunday. AJ McCarron (shoulder) is back at practice on a limited basis.
| Bills starting QB still TBD|
McCarron injures shoulder
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Aug 18, 7:00 am
|Buffalo Bills quarterback AJ McCarron suffered a hairline fracture in his collarbone in Friday night's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns, The Buffalo News has learned. McCarron, who was competing for the starting job with rookie Josh Allen and Nathan Peterman, started the game and was hit multiple times in the first quarter. McDermott declined to address the quarterback rotation. "With respect to the quarterback questions, we'll evaluate the tape." (Buffalo News)|
FFToday's Take: With McCarron likely to be sidelined multiple weeks with his shoulder injury the competition comes down to rookie Josh Allen and Nathan Peterman. While Allen seems like the obvious choice to many, head coach McDermott will likely wait until after the third pre-season game to make an announcement. Expect both QBs to get extensive playing time against the next week against the Bengals.