2014 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
Buffalo Bills
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

The Bills should make some strides this season but still seem a little ways away from making a run at the playoffs. They'll probably be a few games under .500 but better than last season. It still isn't certain if E.J. Manuel is the franchise quarterback for the team. The progress of this team might hinge on the development of Manuel. The defense is getting better, though, which is a plus. They finally started turning the corner some last season, which is a must because of the division they play.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
Receiver Robert Woods had a decent rookie season but didn't post big numbers. He battled some consistency issues but having inconsistent quarterback play didn't help matters for Woods. He should play a big role in the Bills' offense from day on this season. He should be the slot receiver, giving him good potential in PPR formats. We like his reception potential and expect a good spike across the board in receptions, yards and touchdowns. Woods has the talent to do well in this role and should get his targets in this offense.
FANTASY DUD
Running back Fred Jackson just keeps chugging along. He had another very good season last year and has been a great back for the Bills the last several seasons. But we just wonder how much longer he can go at his current pace. He is going to be 33 years old this season. There aren't many backs in the history of football that have produced good numbers at that age. Jackson might have a hard time matching his past production, especially if C.J. Spiller can stay healthy.

Team Notes

Oct 21, 02:13 PM The Buffalo Bills placed RB C.J. Spiller (collarbone) on short-term Reserve/Injured Tuesday, Oct. 21.
Oct 21, 01:13 PM The Buffalo Bills are signing free-agent RB Phillip Tanner (Cowboys) Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Fantasy Impact: He gives the Bills a little more depth at running back.
Oct 20, 03:23 PM Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (collarbone) underwent surgery Monday, Oct. 20, to repair his broken collarbone. Head coach Doug Marrone said he will have to wait to hear from the doctors about a timetable.
Oct 20, 01:43 PM Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (groin) said he hopes to be able to return from his injury quicker than expected four-week time frame.
Oct 20, 10:13 AM Updating previous reports, Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (groin) said his adductor longus pulled off the bone about a centimeter, and he felt a pop. The injury is typically a four-week injury, but surgery not required.
Oct 20, 09:23 AM Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon is likely to start against the New York Jets in Week 8.

Fantasy Impact: His value sees a big increase but don't get too excited about him. He hasn't done a whole lot in the past with his chances.
Oct 20, 08:32 AM Updating previous reports, Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (collarbone) is out for the season, according to a source.
Oct 19, 09:22 PM Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (groin) had an MRI Sunday, Oct. 19, and he will be out at least two weeks due to the groin injury he suffered in the Week 7 game against the Minnesota Vikings. The team has a bye in Week 9, so it is possible he returns in Week 10 and misses just one game.
Oct 19, 07:02 PM Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (groin) will need further tests to determine the severity of the groin injury he suffered in Week 7 against the Minnesota Vikings, head coach Doug Marrone said Sunday, Oct. 19.

Fantasy Impact: Running backs are dropping like flies for the Bills.
Oct 19, 07:02 PM Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (collarbone) will have surgery Monday, Oct. 20, to repair the broken collarbone he suffered in Week 7 against the Minnesota Vikings. Head coach Doug Marrone said Sunday, Oct. 19, that Spiller will be out 'an undetermined time.'
Oct 19, 06:52 PM Buffalo Bills RB Bryce Brown was inactive for the seventh time this season in Week 7 against the Minnesota Vikings. However, with injuries to RBs Fred Jackson (groin) and C.J. Spiller (collarbone), head coach Doug Marrone said Sunday, Oct. 19, that he would 'have no problem bringing up Bryce.'

Fantasy Impact: Brown might be the logical back to start but that might not happen because he hasn't really played this year. Stay tuned.
Oct 19, 06:02 PM Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon was pressed into duty in Week 7 against the Minnesota Vikings due to injuries to RBs Fred Jackson (groin) and C.J. Spiller (collarbone). Dixon finishes with 13 carries for 51 yards, and he added three receptions for 15 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Dixon could start some games the next few weeks because of injury. He might be worth using for fantasy teams.
Oct 19, 06:02 PM Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins hauled in nine receptions for 122 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Week 7 game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Fantasy Impact: Watkins had the best game of his young career. He has a shot to be a real star in this league.
Oct 19, 03:12 PM Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (groin) is scheduled to undergo an MRI to determine the severity of his groin injury.
Oct 19, 03:02 PM Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (collarbone) has been initially diagnosed with a broken collarbone.
Oct 19, 02:42 PM Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (shoulder) is undergoing an X-ray to hopefully rule out a possible broken clavicle.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
Corey Graham, CB; Brandon Spikes, LB; Mike Williams, WR. 

Losses:
Jairus Byrd, S; Arthur Moats, LB; Alex Carrington, DT; Stevie Johnson, WR. 

2014 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  4 Sammy WatkinsWR
 # 2  12 Cyrus KouandjioOL
 # 3  9 Preston BrownLB
 # 4  9 Ross CockrellDB
 # 5  13 Cyril RichardsonOL
 # 7  6 Randell JohnsonLB
 # 7  22 Seantrel HendersonOL

2014 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 7 1:00PM     at Chicago
2     Sep 14 1:00PM     Miami
3     Sep 21 1:00PM     San Diego
4     Sep 28 1:00PM     at Houston
5     Oct 5 1:00PM     at Detroit
6     Oct 12 1:00PM     New England
7     Oct 19 1:00PM     Minnesota
8     Oct 26 1:00PM     at New York Jets
-- Week 9 Bye --
10     Nov 9 1:00PM     Kansas City
11     Nov 13 8:25PM     at Miami
12     Nov 23 1:00PM     New York Jets
13     Nov 30 1:00PM     Cleveland
14     Dec 7 4:05PM     at Denver
15     Dec 14 1:00PM     Green Bay
16     Dec 21 4:25PM     at Oakland
17     Dec 28 1:00PM     at New England
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