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Bills | EJ Manuel afraid to cut it loose?

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:53:02 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel was called "timid" by former FS Ronde Barber. He holds the ball," Barber said. "He's scared to deliver it when he needs to."

Fantasy Tip: Manuel has a chance to start Week 1 for the Bills, but even as the starter, he is a fringe QB2 at best in Buffalo's run-heavy attack.

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

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 | EJ Manuel adds weight

Sun, 31 May 2015 06:56:11 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel said he added around 10 pounds of muscle this offseason in the hopes of staying healthy during the regular season. Manuel said he believes he still has his quickness and the ability to move around.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel will be part of a quarterback competition during training camp, and it is not known if he is the leading candidate at this point. The winner of the competition likely will not be more than a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues this upcoming season.

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

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.

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Bills | OC says EJ Manuel won't be cut

Tue, 19 May 2015 23:36:15 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel has a firm believer in offensive coordinator Greg Roman, who has said Manuel will not be cut in camp if he doesn't show progress.

Fantasy Tip: Even if Manuel isn't cut, he will be a midrange QB2 at best as a previous fantasy tip suggests.

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

Bills | EJ Manuel fighting for roster spot?

Mon, 18 May 2015 07:06:11 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel needs to show serious progress in organized team activities and training camp or he could be released before the season, in the opinion of beat writer Joe Buscaglia.

Fantasy Tip: If Manuel opens the season as the starter, he's at best a midrange QB2.

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

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 | EJ Manuel likes new offense

Wed, 13 May 2015 10:29:07 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel said he likes the new offense that offensive coordinator Greg Roman is bringing to the team. "I just think the dynamics that we have and the personnel that we have, you look at the receivers, running backs and the tight ends we have at the skill positions and the O-linemen getting better, getting stronger, getting nastier," Manuel said. "But with the shifts and motions and the things we'll do to mix it up for a defense is going to be really good. Instead of just being vanilla we'll have a whole lot of different looks for opponents to prepare for."

Fantasy Tip: Manuel will be one of three quarterbacks competing for the starting job during offseason workouts and training camp. Manuel has struggled at times early in his career and would not be more than a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in 2015 if he wins the job.

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

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 | 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 | Open to drafting QB

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:08:47 -0700

Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley told media he is open to drafting a quarterback next month, but salaries owed to QB EJ Manuel and QB Tyrod Taylor could complicate that.

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

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 | EJ Manuel to have competition

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 21:44:12 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel is not locked in as the starting quarterback. 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. With EJ back there just going into his third year I really believe EJ is going to improve with his fundamentals having (QB coach David Lee) here."

Fantasy Tip: The winner of the three-way battle between EJ Manuel, Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor will be a fantasy backup at best, but they might be worth using in FantasyScore when the matchup is a favorable one.

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

Bills | EJ Manuel still Bills' top QB option

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:16:58 -0800

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel still seems to be the No. 1 option at quarterback, for now, with Josh McCown heading to the Cleveland Browns. Buffalo could still add a quarterback in free agency or the draft.

Fantasy Tip: There's still no guarantee that Manuel will be the starting quarterback once the season begins as the Bills are indeed expected to be in the quarterback market this offseason. If he does start, Manuel should be considered no more than a fantasy backup.

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

Bills | Coach excited about EJ Manuel

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 23:59:11 -0800

Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan is excited about QB EJ Manuel, as he told reporters Manuel "has some potential", but the club is still looking for a long-term signal caller.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel's value goes down as long as the Bills search for a new quarterback continues. Right now, he ranks no higher than a QB3 in most leagues. In short, not a solid starter and not even a quality backup for your roster.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Daily News - Ralph Vacchiano

Bills | QB the No. 1 priority for Buffalo

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:01:33 -0800

Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan said finding a quarterback is easier said than done. Shortly after Ryan was hired, he said there were no guarantees at the quarterback position, simply saying that QB EJ Manuel would get a chance to compete.

Fantasy Tip: No matter who is at the helm of the Bills' offense next year, they probably won't be a reliable starting option in fantasy football. Look elsewhere while drafting your quarterback.

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

Bills | EJ Manuel will have a clean slate

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:27:46 -0800

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel will have a clean slate next season, according to new offensive coordinator Greg Roman. Roman said that Manuel has shown some good things but that his level of consistency needs to be higher.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel will have to make some positive strides in order to be relevant in fantasy football in 2015. He's not worth drafting this year unless you need a low-end backup quarterback.

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

Bills | EJ Manuel not guaranteed QB job

Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:35:41 -0800

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel will receive the opportunity to compete for the starting quarterback job but will not be given the job, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

Fantasy Tip: The Bills likely will look to add at least one quarterback through the draft and free agency to compete with Manuel during training camp. The Bills could become more of a running team with offensive coordinator Greg Roman, which could hurt the fantasy value of the starting quarterback. Owners should consider Manuel a weak No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he wins the starting job.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Daily News - Manish Mehta

Bills | Doug Whaley still high on EJ Manuel

Wed, 07 Jan 2015 09:33:37 -0800

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel's struggles this past season were related to coaching issues, according to general manager Doug Whaley. Whaley has been telling this to head coaching candidates and has talked in glowing terms about Manuel during interviews, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel appears to be the leading candidate for the starting job at this point even though he was benched during the season. The team may bring in another quarterback to compete with Manuel during training camp, but the team's starting quarterback likely will not have much value in fantasy leagues next season.

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

Bills | Buffalo still iffy on EJ Manuel

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 12:07:52 -0800

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel may still not be the team's franchise quarterback, according to general manager Dough Whaley.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel still has an entire offseason to prove he's the next Bills starting quarterback. If Manuel is named starter next season, he's still a backup fantasy quarterback.

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

Bills | EJ Manuel has opening

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 07:07:19 -0800

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel is the only quarterback on the roster, following QB Kyle Orton's retirement Monday, Dec. 29.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel should be involved in a competition in camp next season. He's worth targeting as a suspect QB2 next year.

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

Bills | EJ Manuel won't play in Week 17

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 14:51:30 -0800

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel will not play at all in Week 17 against the New England Patriots, even though the Bills have been eliminated from the playoffs. QB Kyle Orton will remain the starter for the season finale because he continues "giving the team the best chance to win," according to head coach Doug Marrone. Marrone said he hasn't had any talks with the team brass about the future of the quarterback position for the team. Manuel is due to count $2.4 million against the salary cap next year, and releasing him would create $5.25 million in dead money.

Fantasy Tip: The team's decision not to get a look at Manuel in the season finale with nothing on the line isn't promising for his future with the team. Heading into next year, Manuel shouldn't be on any fantasy football radars.

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

Bills | EJ Manuel not in plans this year

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:29:18 -0800

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel will not start again this season if head coach Doug Marrone has the final say. When asked if his decision to stick with QB Kyle Orton as the starter would change if the team fell out of playoff contention, Marrone said, "No. Not for me, unless it changes for somebody else."

Fantasy Tip: Based on the comments, Marrone has no faith in Manuel as a starter, and the only way he will be under center again this season is if Orton were to suffer an injury or if someone above Marrone forced the head coach to make a change.

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

Bills | EJ Manuel improving

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 11:24:28 -0800

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel has been learning from QB Kyle Orton and has shown improvement each day during practice, according to WR Robert Woods.

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Bills | Kyle Orton suffers toe injury

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:22:18 -0800

Buffalo Bills QB Kyle Orton (toe) suffered a minor toe injury Thursday, Nov. 13, in Week 11. Head coach Doug Marrone said he isn't considering making the switch to QB EJ Manuel, based on Orton's performance or health.

Fantasy Tip: Orton and Manuel aren't options you should consider on FantasyScore.

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Bills | EJ Manuel benched

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:39:11 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel has been benched for Week 5. QB Kyle Orton will take over as starter, according to head coach Doug Marrone.

Fantasy Tip: Orton is nowhere near fantasy relevant heading into his first start of the season. Stay away from Buffalo Bills quarterbacks at this point.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Baltimore Sun - Aaron Wilson

Bills | EJ Manuel probable

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:57:39 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel (abdomen) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 26, and is probable for Week 4.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel looks like he is good to go for Week 4, but FantasyScore owners can probably find some better options available to them in Week 4.

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Bills | EJ Manuel takes part in practice

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:43:58 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel (abdomen) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 25.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel is on track to play in Week 4 despite dealing with a minor injury. Manuel costs $4,700 on FantasyScore this week, but owners could consider spending a little more money on a better option at quarterback.

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Bills | EJ Manuel says he's fine

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:07:47 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel (abdomen), who was added to the team's injury report Wednesday, Sept. 24, said he's fine for Week 4 against the Houston Texans.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel should be fine to play Sunday versus the Houston Texans. After struggling in Week 3, Manuel will be an under-the-radar FantasyScore option for $4,700 (9.4% of cap).

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Bills | EJ Manuel a full go

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:58:35 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel (abdominal) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel is a new addition to the injury report this week, but it does not sound like this is anything to be concerned about. Manuel will cost you $4,700 (9.40% of cap) in FantasyScore in Week 4.

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

Bills | EJ Manuel struggles with deep ball

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:22:15 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel struggled with deeper passes in Week 3, completing just three of his 12 attempts. He didn't have a completion for more than 16 yards. Prior to Week 3, just 17 percent of Manuel's pass attempts had traveled more than 10 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel had largely avoided deeper passes in the first two weeks as Buffalo jumped out to early leads, but he really struggled when the Bills fell behind in Week 3 and he was forced to be more aggressive down the field. Unless Manuel can improve on deeper throws, it is going to lead to inconsistent performances from Sammy Watkins and the team's other receivers.

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

Bills | EJ Manuel on the hot seat

Sun, 07 Sep 2014 08:05:14 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel is on the hot seat. The team will not hesitate turning to Kyle Orton if Manuel struggles.

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Bills | Cordy Glenn cleared

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:12:54 -0700

Buffalo Bills OT Cordy Glenn (illness) has been cleared to participate in team drills, according to head coach Doug Marrone. The team will see how he performs during practice before deciding if he will play in the third preseason game.

Fantasy Tip: Glenn has miss most of training camp because of an undisclosed illness but has time to prepare for the start of the season. His presence on the offensive line should help the values of EJ Manuel, C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson, because he is a Pro Bowl player.

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Bills | EJ Manuel sharp in practice

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:10:21 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel completed 17 of 22 passes during 11-on-11 drills during a joint practice with the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday, Aug. 14. WR Mike Williams said it was the best Manuel has ever looked.

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Bills | HC not overly concerned with QB's batted passes

Mon, 04 Aug 2014 22:41:45 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel had three passes batted down at the line of scrimmage versus the New York Giants Sunday, Aug. 3. However, head coach Doug Marrone said the blame was on the offensive linemen and not necessarily Manuel.

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

Bills | Passing attack not clicking yet

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:01:07 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel said that the passing game took positive steps Tuesday, July 22, but some offensive players said that the execution of the passing game needs to improve.

Fantasy Tip: While Manuel is putting a positive spin on the situation, don't expect him to be more than a backup fantasy QB this season.

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

Bills | EJ Manuel, Sammy Watkins show chemistry

Sun, 20 Jul 2014 18:43:37 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel went 4-for-4 on passes to WR Sammy Watkins during team drills Sunday, July 20.

Fantasy Tip: The fantasy value of both players hinges on how well they can connect, and Sunday's results were definitely a good start. Watkins should still be drafted as a WR3 at this point, but his stock is only going to rise if he and Manuel continue to show chemistry.

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

Bills | EJ Manuel expected to shine

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:09:07 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel should do big things this season, considering how much he's grown mentally and physically, according to C Eric Wood.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel showed signs of stardom last year, but also showed signs of inconsistency, partly due to injuries. He doesn't have the greatest wide receiver corps at hand, but his dual threat ability makes him an intriguing backup option in standard leagues.

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

Bills | EJ Manuel looking to play smarter

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:02:30 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel said he wants to play smarter when he runs with the ball because he does not want to suffer another injury. "That was one thing I had to learn: to be smart when I take off with the football," Manuel said. "Instead of trying to get an extra three yards, step out of bounds and slide. Those are all the nuances I had to learn." Manuel said he is 100 percent healthy and stronger than he was last season.

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Bills | Not spending much on QB spot

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:07:39 -0700

The Buffalo Bills are only spending $4 million in cap space this season on the quarterback position, with QB EJ Manuel's $2.019 million the highest salary.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins' chemistry with EJ Manuel not there

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:45:42 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins said his chemistry with QB EJ Manuel is not fully there. "It's not fully there. I mean, we've been connecting at minicamp, and OTAs," Watkins said. "But at the same time, I could be wide open, and if he don't feel it, or if I run it a different type of way, he won't throw the ball."

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Bills | EJ Manuel not comfortable throwing deep?

Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:14:30 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel reportedly leaned heavily on scrambles and dump-offs at organized team activities, saying he took what the defense gave to him. According to a source, his accuracy during two-minute drills and red zone drills were nothing to write home about.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel was better than people give him credit for in his rookie season with the Bills, but he's still not a reliable fantasy option unless you're playing the quarterback-by-committee game. Unless the offense improves, he's cemented in backup fantasy quarterback territory.

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

Bills | Offense working with full playbook

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:50:25 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel said the offense has not been on the same page at times this week, because the coaching staff has started to use the entire playbook. "We put in a lot of offense so the communication part has been extremely important for us to make sure everybody is on the same page every single play," Manuel said. "That's something that we've really been working on." Manuel said it is frustrating when plays are not executed perfectly but understands there are more practices coming up to work on the plays.

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Bills | Nathaniel Hackett likes the direction of the offense

Fri, 06 Jun 2014 19:44:13 -0700

Buffalo Bills offensive-coordinator Nathaniel Hackett believes the offense is improving on the up-tempo style from last year. Hackett pointed to the development of QB EJ Manuel and the addition of WR Sammy Watkins among the reasons for the improvement.

Fantasy Tip: Ideally, an up-tempo offense means more plays and more opportunities for the team's main weapons. However, Manuel and company likely have a long way to go before establishing week-to-week consistency, and the weather in Buffalo won't help the cause.

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

Bills | EJ Manuel worked with Colin Kaepernick

Tue, 03 Jun 2014 06:09:59 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel worked out with San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick in the offseason. Kaepernick is known for his offseason workouts in NFL circles. Manuel said he feels 100 percent after his rookie season was plagued by knee injuries.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel is worthy of being a QB2 with the potential to crack starting lineups in good matchups or bye weeks.

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