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Bills | Tyrod Taylor named starter in Buffalo

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:27:06 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor was named the starting quarterback Monday, Aug. 31, over QB Matt Cassel an QB EJ Manuel.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor is a developing quarterback with some wheels. He's not as polished as a passer. He'll be a low-end QB2 selection that you can probably take a flyer on late in drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Jay Glazer

Bills | Buffalo QBs should play equally

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:07:05 -0700

Buffalo Bills QBs EJ Manuel, Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor are expected to play a series or two each Saturday, Aug. 29, versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. Manuel will start.

Fantasy Tip: This could be the last big opportunity for all three quarterbacks to prove they deserve the Bills' starting quarterback job. Cassel has the experience, while Taylor and Manuel both offer more with their running ability, specifically Taylor. Whoever starts should not be a starting fantasy quarterback, however.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Albert Breer

Bills | Buffalo to use rotation at QB?

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:31:44 -0700

Buffalo Bills QBs Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel may each be rotated in with the starting unit Saturday, Aug. 29, against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to Joe Buscaglia of WGR Sports Radio 550. All three quarterbacks have received first-team repetitions the last two practices.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor was impressive when he started last week in the Bills' second preseason contest. Taylor gives the Bills more options with the offense, but Cassel has much more experience. Manuel seems to be the third option. None of them are worth starting on your fantasy squad.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: WGR Sports Radio 550 - Joe Buscaglia

Bills | Matt Cassel back in mix

Sat, 22 Aug 2015 15:02:07 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel was working with the first-team offense Saturday, Aug. 22.

Fantasy Tip: Cassel and Tyrod Taylor are in a heated battle for the starting quarterback spot. Both would be low-end QB2's as the starter.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Buffalo News - Tyler Dunne

Bills | Buffalo could keep three QBs

Sat, 22 Aug 2015 10:38:12 -0700

Buffalo Bills QBs Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel could all be on the Bills' final roster, according to head coach Rex Ryan. Ryan said there is a high possibility that the Bills could keep all three quarterbacks, adding that Cassel, Taylor and Manuel would all receive playing time in their next preseason game.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor has looked the most promising this preseason. He and Cassel seem to be the two favorites to start with Manuel lurking behind. Ryan may not name a starter until the preseason concludes. Whoever starts isn't worth starting as your fantasy quarterback.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Jeremy Bergman

Bills | All three Bills QBs seeing starter snaps

Sat, 22 Aug 2015 08:49:57 -0700

Buffalo Bills QBs Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel have all received snaps with the first-team offense during team drills Saturday, Aug. 22. Cassel was the first quarterback in the drills.

Fantasy Tip: The Bills may allow this competition to continue until the end of the preseason, but owners should receive some information when the team names a starter for the third preseason game. None of the Bills quarterbacks have much fantasy value and would not be more than a No. 2 quarterback in a deeper league.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Mike Rodak

Bills | Buffalo may wait on QB decision

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12:15:52 -0700

Buffalo Bills QBs Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel are still competing for the starting quarterback job, but head coach Rex Ryan said the team may not announce the starter until Week 1. "This will probably play out," Ryan said. "Indianapolis might not know who the quarterback is until we play them. We may know, but they may not know."

Fantasy Tip: Cassel and Taylor appear to be the major candidates for the job and the third preseason game should answer some questions. Neither quarterback will be a great fantasy option for owners, so the winner of the job should only be seen as a No. 2 quarterback.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Mike Rodak

Bills | Matt Cassel probably won't play

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:29:43 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel will be in uniform but is not expected to play Thursday, Aug. 20, against the Cleveland Browns, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

Fantasy Tip: Cassel is not injured; he's just apparently not a part of the game plan for tonight's contest. This doesn't seem to bode well for Cassel as he is in the midst of a quarterback battle. Tyrod Taylor may be the favorite to start now. It was previously reported that Taylor could win the starting job tonight if he plays well enough. Stay tuned.

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Bills | Matt Cassel has improved

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:54:57 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel has played better since the spring, mainly because of his healed foot. Cassel is primarily competing with QB Tyrod Taylor for the starting quarterback position.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor can apparently win the starting gig with a solid performance tonight against the Cleveland Browns. If he doesn't perform well enough, Cassel could still win the job, especially with the experience he has. Neither should be considered starting fantasy quarterbacks, however.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Albert Breer

Bills | EJ Manuel appears out of race

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:42:03 -0700

Updating previous reports, Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel appears to be out of the competition for starting quarterback with QB Matt Cassel and QB Tyrod Taylor. Cassel has shown good decision-making and command on offense. Taylor has had some accuracy issues.

Fantasy Tip: Whichever quarterback comes out as the starter is probably a weak QB2 in two-quarterback leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Buffalo News - Vic Carucci

Bills | EJ Manuel falling behind

Sat, 15 Aug 2015 18:36:55 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel has fallen behind QB Matt Cassel and QB Tyrod Taylor in the battle for the starting quarterback job because of poor accuracy.

Fantasy Tip: At this point, it sounds like Cassel or Taylor will start for the Bills in Week 1, but regardless of who is under center for Buffalo, don't expect them to provide much help for fantasy teams.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: WGR Sports Radio 550 - Sal Capaccio

Bills | Matt Cassel efficient in start

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 18:22:36 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel went 7-for-8 passing for 45 yards in two drives in a preseason game against the Carolina Panthers Friday, Aug. 14.

Fantasy Tip: It remains to be seen who will start Week 1 for the Bills, but regardless of who is under center in Buffalo, they shouldn't be part of your fantasy plans.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Mike Rodak

Bills | OC unclear on Matt Cassel

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 15:39:19 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel will start the first preseason game, but offensive coordinator Greg Roman did not indicate if Cassel was ahead in the quarterback competition with QBs Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel.

Fantasy Tip: The Bills' quarterback competition has been one of the more intriguing storylines this offseason. Cassel, Taylor and Manuel are all listed as the starting quarterback on Buffalo's first depth chart. Cassel seems to have a slight edge, but who knows what will happen between now and the end of the preseason. Stay away from the quarterbacks in Buffalo.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Buffalo News - Vic Carucci

Bills | Rex Ryan to evaluate QBs in first 2 games

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 17:18:03 -0700

Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan said Tuesday, Aug. 11, the coaching staff will be evaluating the quarterbacks through the first two preseason games. QB Tyrod Taylor is expected to follow QB Matt Cassel Friday, Aug. 14.

Fantasy Tip: EJ Manuel has seemingly fallen out of the quarterback competition in Buffalo, and the Bills seem willing to rely on the two unimpressive veterans. None of three will hold fantasy value to begin the season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Buffalo News - Tyler Dunne

Bills | Matt Cassel running offense

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 08:00:42 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel is running the first-team offense Tuesday, Aug. 11. QB Tyrod Taylor is running with the second team.

Fantasy Tip: Cassel is a low-end QB2 devoid of much upside.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Mike Rodak

Bills | Three QBs listed as starter

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:30:11 -0700

Buffalo Bills QBs Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel are all listed as the starting quarterback on the team's depth chart. Cassel, however, will start in the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 13.

Fantasy Tip: Buffalo's real starting quarterback may not be revealed until after the final preseason game. On paper, Cassel looks to have the best chance to start with his experience. Again, however starts should not be starting for your fantasy squad.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: BuffaloBills.com - Chris Brown

Bills | Matt Cassel starting Friday

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 11:32:56 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel will start the preseason opener against the Carolina Panthers Friday, Aug. 14, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

Fantasy Tip: Cassel, EJ Manuel and Tyrod Taylor should see plenty of playing time this preseason as the Bills continue to figure out who their starting quarterback will be. It looks like the more experienced Cassel has the edge for now. Whoever starts shouldn't be considered more than a backup fantasy quarterback.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Albert Breer

Bills | Matt Cassel solid at practice

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 10:46:06 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel went 9-for-12 with three touchdowns during practice Monday, Aug. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Cassel appears to be the leading candidate for the starting quarterback job and these types of performances should help his chances. Cassel would not be a great fantasy option if he wins the job and should be avoided by owners.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: WKBW.com - Joe Buscaglia

Bills | Matt Cassel expected to start vs. CAR

Sun, 09 Aug 2015 07:30:20 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel is expected to be the starting quarterback for the team's first preseason game against the Carolina Panthers.

Fantasy Tip: Cassel is currently in a competition for the starting job and may have the lead at this point. Owners probably should avoid whoever wins the starting job since they will have limited fantasy value.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Bills | Matt Cassel scrimmages with ones

Sat, 08 Aug 2015 16:24:15 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel scrimmaged with the first-team offense Saturday, Aug. 8. QB Tyrod Taylor came in with the second-team offense.

Fantasy Tip: Neither quarterback is worth drafting if they win the starter role except near the end of two-QB leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: WKBW.com - Joe Buscaglia

Bills | Buffalo QB situation remains murky

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 11:02:38 -0700

Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan said a decision on who the team's starting quarterback is between QBs Matt Cassel, EJ Manuel and Tyrod Taylor might not be made until the first week of the regular season. Ryan plans to give all three starting candidates first-team repetitions equally in preseason games. The Bills plan to have a large selection of run plays in their playbook this year, and they'll look to take pressure off their quarterback with plenty of run plays.

Fantasy Tip: It just goes to show you how underwhelming Buffalo's quarterback situation is and will continue to be. Fantasy owners should stay as far away from this picture as possible, and make sure to downgrade all of the Bills' skill players in the passing game as a result.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Chris Wesseling

Bills | Buffalo in QB purgatory

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 16:32:58 -0700

Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley said the team is "almost in quarterback purgatory" since they don't currently have a franchise quarterback and are unlikely to receive a high draft pick in the coming years. Currently, Buffalo has a three-way quarterback competition between QBs Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel. Whaley said Manuel is a bit behind and the team is looking to see noticeable improvement from him in 2015. Head coach Rex Ryan has been happy with Manuel but would like to see more consistency with his accuracy. Without a franchise quarterback, Ryan expects the team to have a run-heavy playbook from offensive coordinator Greg Roman.

Fantasy Tip: Matt Cassel likely has the slight edge right now because of his experience, but nothing about Buffalo's QB picture should make you optimistic for the Bills receiving group. Downgrade each one of their aerial weapons in your draft, including young stud Sammy Watkins, who could turn out to be a bust for his owners expecting too much.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Mike Rodak

Bills | Buffalo's QB situation unclear

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 06:06:24 -0700

The Buffalo Bills likely wish they could mold QB Matt Cassel's experience with QB Tyrod Taylor's athleticism and QB EJ Manuel's measurables to create a starting quarterback, in the opinion of The Buffalo News writer Tyler Dunne. Cassel appears to be the leader in the clubhouse among the team's quarterbacks. Manuel continues to struggle in practice, and Taylor seems indecisive at times but shows athletic traits.

Fantasy Tip: Holy dumpster fire, Batman! There is nothing redeeming about this situation for fantasy owners. Avoid it at all costs, and downgrade all of Buffalo's weaponry because of the collective mess under center.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Buffalo News - Tyler Dunne

Bills | Matt Cassel takes first-team reps

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:13:07 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel opened training camp Friday, July 31, as the first-team quarterback.

Fantasy Tip: This situation could become a merry-go-round until a distinguished performance stands out from the crowd. Cassel has no fantasy value if he wins the job.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: WKBW.com - Joe Buscaglia

Bills | Matt Cassel could receive extension

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 07:17:43 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel is a candidate for a contract extension if he wins the starting job during training camp. He is scheduled to count $4.75 million against the salary cap this season.

Fantasy Tip: Cassel will be part of a quarterback competition during training camp and the preseason. He struggled at times during offseason workouts, but there does not appear to be a favorite for the starting job. Cassel would not be more than a No. 2 quarterback in deeper leagues if he is able to win the job.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Buffalo News - Vic Carucci

Bills | Matt Cassel could be on the bubble

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 17:48:34 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel could be on the roster bubble if he struggles during training camp. The team would save $4.15 million in salary cap space if he is released.

Fantasy Tip: Cassel will still compete for the starting job during training camp, but he struggled during organized team activities. Cassel likely will not have a lot of fantasy value even if he wins the starting job this season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Mike Rodak

Bills | Matt Cassel struggles Wednesday

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 09:53:02 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel threw one interception and almost had two other passes intercepted during practice Wednesday, June 10. Cassel shared first-team reps with QB EJ Manuel during practice.

Fantasy Tip: Cassel will compete with Manuel for the starting quarterback job during training camp, and neither quarterback appears to have a big advantage. Owners probably should consider the winner of the job to be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback this season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Mike Rodak

Bills | Still a QB competition in Buffalo

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:41:38 -0700

Buffalo Bills QBs EJ Manuel, Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor are still competing for the starting quarterback job, according to head coach Rex Ryan. "Wisdom tells me to let I play out, we'll see what happens through the end," Ryan said.

Fantasy Tip: The Bills' quarterback battle could go on well into training camp and the preseason. Whoever ends up starting won't be worth drafting as a starting fantasy quarterback, however.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Conor Orr

Bills | Matt Cassel, EJ Manuel split reps

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 09:13:56 -0700

Buffalo Bills QBs Matt Cassel and EJ Manuel both worked with the first-team offense during organized team activities Wednesday, June 3.

Fantasy Tip: Both quarterbacks will be competing for the job during training camp, but it does not appear like either quarterback has an advantage at this point. The winner of the competition likely will not have a lot of fantasy value and probably would be a No. 2 quarterback in leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Mike Rodak

Bills | Tyrod Taylor garnering praise

Sat, 30 May 2015 05:56:07 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor is in the competition to be the starting quarterback as much as anyone else, according to quarterback coach David Lee. Lee added, "I think he has a beautiful throwing motion and I just have to think we've got to see how accurate he is." Head coach Rex Ryan provided Taylor first-team repetitions along with QBs EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel through the first four workouts. "He is an unknown, never played a whole lot in Baltimore," Ryan said. "I think the ability is hard to ignore, some of the things that he has."

Fantasy Tip: Even if he enters Week 1 with the starting gig, Taylor would be nothing more than a fringe No. 2 quarterback. At this point, he doesn't warrant a draft pick outside of cavernous two-QB leagues, but the Buffalo quarterback situation is worth monitoring. There are a lot of weapons attached to the offense, and their strong defense projects to frequently tilt the field advantage in the offense's favor. Plus, rushing yards can bolster a quarterback's fantasy point total in a hurry, and Taylor has the ability to scamper. Continue to check back for updates on Taylor and the QB battle in Buffalo.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - Sal Maiorana

Bills | Buffalo QBs receiving equal reps at OTAs

Wed, 27 May 2015 11:37:32 -0700

Buffalo Bills QBs EJ Manuel, Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor and Jeff Tuel were given equal repetitions during organized team activities Tuesday, May 26. Manuel and Cassel worked with the starters while Taylor and Tuel worked with the backups. Head coach Rex Ryan said he wants to give everyone a fair chance.

Fantasy Tip: Cassel and Manuel are still the two frontrunners for the starting gig, but Taylor has the best chance to give them a run for their money. Whoever starts for the Bills will be a backup fantasy quarterback.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra

Bills | EJ Manuel part of open competition

Sat, 23 May 2015 20:44:49 -0700

Buffalo Bills QBs EJ Manuel, Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor and Jeff Tuel will all have a chance to win the starting job, according to general manager Doug Whaley.

Fantasy Tip: Cassel and Manuel figure to be the main players for the starting gig, but neither should be considered more than a low-end QB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: BuffaloBills.com - Chris Brown

Bills | Matt Cassel to be backup?

Fri, 15 May 2015 16:32:06 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel is likely to enter Week 1 of the season as the team's backup quarterback, in the opinion of The Buffalo News' Vic Carucci. He also thinks head coach Rex Ryan and offensive coordinator Greg Roman are open-minded about QB EJ Manuel and will give him a fair shot to compete for a starting job this summer. If Cassel or QB Tyrod Taylor win the starting job, the Bills would be expected to trade Manuel before outright cutting him.

Fantasy Tip: Until we know who the starter is in Buffalo, you can turn your head the other way. Whoever does wind up starting in Week 1 will probably be considered undraftable in standard fantasy leagues, anyway.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Buffalo News - Vic Carucci

Bills | Three Buffalo QBs receive equal reps

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:12:11 -0700

Buffalo Bills QBs Matt Cassel, EJ Manuel and Tyrod Taylor each took an equal amount of snaps Tuesday, April 28, at the team's voluntary minicamp. Head coach Rex Ryan didn't name a favorite, saying all three could be [starting] NFL quarterbacks.

Fantasy Tip: Whoever starts for the Bills will have Sammy Watkins and Percy Harvin to throw to and LeSean McCoy behind them, so the supporting cast is there. However, none of the three warrant starter consideration on fantasy squads.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Gregg Rosenthal

Bills | Matt Cassel has high hopes

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:25:10 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel believes the talent in Buffalo exceeds that of the 2010 Kansas City Chiefs squad he was a part of. "We've got all the pieces to the puzzle here to be a successful football team… Our offense has the best skill players in all the league in my opinion."

Fantasy Tip: Cassel can think what he wants, but the Bills certainly don't have the best quarterback corps in the league, which will hinder the rest of the offense to an extent; whether Cassel or EJ Manuel wins the starting quarterback job, neither are worthy of starter consideration for fantasy teams.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: BuffaloBills.com - Chris Brown

Bills | All four Buffalo QBs to get first-team reps

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:06:22 -0700

Buffalo Bills QBs EJ Manuel, Matt Cassel, Jeff Tuel and Tyrod Taylor will all receive first-team repetitions in workouts, according to offensive coordinator Greg Roman.

Fantasy Tip: The Bills possess one of the least exciting quarterback groups in all the NFL. Manuel and Cassel are the favorite heading into the offseaon. Whoever wins the starting job will have minimal fantasy value, however.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: WGR Sports Radio 550 - Joe Buscaglia

Bills | No leader for BUF quarterback job

Mon, 06 Apr 2015 10:06:36 -0700

Buffalo Bills QBs EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel will receive a fair shot to win the starting quarterback job, according to head coach Rex Ryan. "I'm lining them up to literally have a competition for the position," Ryan said. "People will say, 'Well, is this guy ahead of the other?' There's going to be assumptions, but the great thing is, let it play out. Give both guys the opportunity and then at the end of the day, the cream will rise to the top. It usually does." Ryan did not rule out the possibility of QB Tyrod Taylor winning the job.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel and Cassel likely will be the two main candidates for the job and will compete for the job during training camp. The winner of the job should be seen as a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Buffalo News - Vic Carucci

Bills | Rex Ryan expects competition at QB

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 10:46:30 -0700

Buffalo Bills QBs EJ Manuel, Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor will compete for the starting quarterback job during offseason workouts and training camp, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel and Cassel appear to be the most likely candidates to win the starting job, but Taylor could have a shot depending on his work in the offense. Owners should consider whoever wins the starting job as a No. 2 fantasy quarterback next season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - Sal Maiorana

Bills | Matt Cassel will have shot to start

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 21:43:29 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel will have a chance to win the starting quarterback job in training camp and the preseason. Head coach Rex Ryan said Friday, March 20, that the quarterback competition will be open. "It's a competition and whoever earns the job will be the guy that's out there," Ryan said. "We have some talented guys and we'll see what happens. You bring in a veteran like (QB Matt Cassel). He's done some pretty good things in this league. He's got that veteran presence about him."

Fantasy Tip: Cassel hasn't been a fantasy option in quite some time, but if he were come in and steal the show, he could re-emerge as a decent fantasy backup option in standard leagues. He would also have some value in FantasyScore when the matchup is favorable.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: BuffaloBills.com - Chris Brown

Vikings | MIN receives draft picks for Matt Cassel

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:43:27 -0800

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel was traded to the Buffalo Bills Wednesday, March 4. The Bills swapped their 2015 fifth-round pick for the Vikings 2015 sixth-round draft pick. Minnesota will also receive a 2016 seventh-round draft pick.

Fantasy Tip: Cassel will be in contention with EJ Manuel for the starting quarterback position. Neither one is a legitimate option as a starting fantasy quarterback.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Alex Marvez

Vikings | Matt Cassel traded to Buffalo Bills

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:51:14 -0800

Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel was traded to the Buffalo Bills for an undisclosed draft pick Wednesday, March 4.

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Bills | Matt Cassel traded to Buffalo

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:39:08 -0800

The Buffalo Bills acquired QB Matt Cassel from the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday, March 4, for an undisclosed draft pick.

Fantasy Tip: Cassel will likely compete with E.J. Manuel for the starting job, but neither is a good starting option in 2015.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Vikings | MIN hasn't contacted Matt Cassel

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 23:36:00 -0800

Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel (Vikings) has not been told yet whether Vikings general manager Rick Spielman wants to bring Cassel back in 2015.

Fantasy Tip: Even if Cassel returns, he carries minimal fantasy value as a quarterback unless he ends up in a situation where someone gets hurt and Cassel starts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Chris Tomasson

Vikings | Matt Cassel to go under knife

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 08:15:20 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel (foot) is scheduled to undergo foot surgery Friday, Sept. 26.

Fantasy Tip: Cassel is on Injured Reserve, and this is Teddy Bridgewater's team. With byes starting, he'll have some value as a potential matchup play, but he's clearly not yet an every-week starter.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Vikings | Matt Cassel to meet with specialist

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:44:42 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel (foot) will meet with a foot specialist Thursday, Sept. 25, to find out if he needs surgery on his injured foot.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Brian Murphy

Vikings | Matt Cassel likely needs surgery

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:55:20 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel (foot) likely has a Lisfranc fracture or dislocation that will require surgery, in the opinion of Dr. David J. Chao, a former NFL head team physician.

Fantasy Tip: Teddy Bridgewater will be the team's quarterback moving forward. His value is limited to dynasty leagues for now, but he could serve as a bye-week replacement in favorable matchups.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NationalFootballPost.com - David J. Chao, MD

Vikings | Matt Cassel to IR

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 06:21:41 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel (foot) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list, Wednesday, Sept. 24, which ends his season.

Fantasy Tip: It's Teddy Bridgewater's team now for the foreseeable future. His value is restricted to dynasty formats right now, but he could be a matchup play before the season is over.

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Vikings | Matt Cassel to see specialist

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:10:06 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel (foot) will see a foot specialist Thursday, Sept. 25, after he broke several bones in his left foot in Week 3.

Fantasy Tip: Cassel won't start in Week 4. That much we know. Teddy Bridgewater will be a risky play at FantasyScore against the Falcons.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Ben Goessling

Vikings | Matt Cassel has broken foot

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:44:06 -0700

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel (foot) has several fractured bones in his foot, head coach Mike Zimmer said Sunday, Sept. 21, after the Week 3 game against the New Orleans Saints.

Fantasy Tip: With Cassel sidelined, the head coach said Teddy Bridgewater will take over as the starting quarterback. In standard fantasy leagues, he is a low-end QB2 at best. In FantasyScore for Week 4, Bridgewater could be a very intriguing option if the price is right.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Albert Breer

Vikings | Matt Cassel carted off

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:52:53 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel (toe) was carted off the field in Week 3 after suffering a toe injury. He is considered questionable to return.

Fantasy Tip: Teddy Bridgewater has replaced Cassel and could keep the job if he plays well. Neither quarterback likely would be a good choice on FantasyScore at this point.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Ben Goessling