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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thu, 29 May 2014 17:52:39 -0700
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel said he has been working on reading defenses and going through his progressions this offseason. "Obviously being a young guy sometimes you would look past somebody in a progression when you could've just held on a half second longer and he may have come open," Manuel said. "So just going through my own film study this offseason is something I noticed."
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 16:26:35 -0700
Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley said the team will look to add pieces to the offense that will help QB EJ Manuel be successful this upcoming season. "It's a quarterback driven league, so we're going to give every avenue and every piece of the puzzle to surround EJ and make him as successful as possible," Whaley said. "What we did this offseason affords us the opportunity to go any way and every way in this draft, but our main focus is making sure EJ progresses."
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:26:10 -0700
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel said he knows that there are things he can improve in his game, which is why he worked out with some of his teammates this offseason to build chemistry with them and become more of a leader.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:06:20 -0700
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel (knees) is healthy entering voluntary workouts and feels normal and had no limitations during the Tuesday, April 22 conditioning program. Bills head coach Doug Marrone expects Manuel to continue developing and believes in his potential.
Fantasy Tip: Manuel should be on your radar only in leagues requiring two starting quarterbacks or the deepest of formats.
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 23:41:52 -0700
The Buffalo Bills are likely to pass on any of the top three quarterbacks in the NFL Draft, suggesting the team is "all in" on QB EJ Manuel for his second season.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:10:43 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller said he is working out with QB EJ Manuel in California this week. Spiller said they have been working on improving their timing.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:07:05 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said the team could go in any direction at the quarterback position next season, meaning QB EJ Manuel's job may not be safe.
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:30:48 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel is excited about the addition of Todd Downing as the team's quarterbacks coach. "I'm very excited to work with coach Downing," Manuel said. "I have a previous history with him last year at the Senior Bowl."
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:52:16 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel said he plans to work out with some of the team's wide receivers at some point in March or April. Manuel said he intends to invite the running backs to the workouts.
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:33:42 -0800
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel (knee) will wear a knee brace moving forward.
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 10:55:54 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel (knee) underwent minor knee surgery after the regular season concluded. Manuel is currently rehabbing the knee.
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 06:59:23 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel (knee) is weighing the possibility of surgery on his lateral collateral ligament in his knee.
Mon, 30 Dec 2013 10:16:30 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel said head coach Doug Marrone informed him that he will be the starting quarterback in 2014.
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 12:21:02 -0800
The Buffalo Bills have declared OG Antoine McClain, WR Cordell Roberson, QB EJ Manuel, TE Lee Smith, OG Mark Asper, RB Ronnie Wingo, WR Stevie Johnson inactive for Week 17.
Sat, 28 Dec 2013 07:18:30 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel (knee) did not progress enough to play in the team's Week 17 game, according to head coach Doug Marrone. "The decision with EJ is very simple; he did not progress in the way that I wanted it to," Marrone said. "I give him credit, he's disappointed. He did everything he could when he was out there. At the end of the day, the decision process was injury related and he was not able to do the things at 100 percent that in my opinion we need to do to win this game."
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 16:33:05 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said QB EJ Manuel (knee) wanted to play Week 17, but that the team was not comfortable with the lateral movement Manuel was showing during practice.
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 10:15:51 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 27, and is doubtful for Week 17.
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 09:40:23 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB Thaddeus Lewis (shoulder) will receive his second straight start in Week 17 against the New England Patriots because QB EJ Manuel's (knee) knee did not respond to treatment as the team hoped. Lewis, who has an injured left shoulder, took repetitions in team drills Thursday, Dec. 26.
Fantasy Tip: Lewis is capable of putting up QB2 numbers against the Patriots if you're looking for a replacement in league's that start two signal callers.
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 16:58:55 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said QBs EJ Manuel (knee) and Thaddeus Lewis split reps with the first-team offense during the team drills Thursday, Dec. 26.
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 13:37:50 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 26.
Fantasy Tip: It looks as though Manuel has a shot to return and start against the New England Patriots in Week 17. If he does, however, he's still not a strong choice, even in leagues that allow you to start two QBs.
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 08:48:21 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel (knee) is practicing Thursday, Dec. 26.
Wed, 25 Dec 2013 13:20:34 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 25.
Tue, 24 Dec 2013 10:09:09 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel (knee) was participating in the individual portion of practice Tuesday, Dec. 24.
Mon, 23 Dec 2013 11:04:33 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said the team will see how QB EJ Manuel (knee) will do during practice Tuesday, Dec. 24, before deciding if he will be able to play Week 17. Marrone did not guarantee that Manuel will play in the game.
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 08:42:07 -0800
The Buffalo Bills have declared FS Aaron Williams, OG Antoine McClain, CB Brandon E. Smith, QB EJ Manuel, OG Mark Asper, RB Ronnie Wingo, WR Stevie Johnson inactive for Week 16.
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 10:26:17 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel (knee) has been ruled out for the team's Week 16 game.
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 08:08:22 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel (knee) is not practicing Friday, Dec. 20.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:19:43 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said he is confident that QB EJ Manuel (knee) will be able to play Week 17. Marrone said Manuel will not be shut down for the season because of the experience he will get when he plays.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 08:44:48 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel (knee) is not practicing Thursday, Dec. 19.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:17:03 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 18.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:37:40 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said QB EJ Manuel (knee) will not play Week 16 because of a knee injury. QB Thaddeus Lewis will be the team's starting quarterback. Marrone said Manuel may be able to play Week 17.
Fantasy Tip: All of the Bills skill players likely will take a fantasy hit with Manuel missing the game. Lewis should not be a starting option even in two-quarterback leagues.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 09:07:19 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel (knee) was participating during the media-access portion of practice Wednesday, Dec. 18.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 12:21:46 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel (knee) is expected to be "OK" after spraining his left knee in Week 15. "(He) went through the whole game (with it)," head coach Doug Marrone said. "I don't feel like it's going to be anything. We have time. He's already watching the Miami tape now to get himself ready." Manuel completed 71 percent of his passes for 193 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Fantasy Tip: Manuel could see some improvement in the final two games after the Bills decided to dumb down their playbook to help him out. However, we don't recommend that you rely on him outside of deep leagues that require two starting QBs.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:22:00 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel (knee) suffered a minor knee sprain Week 15 but was able to remain in the game.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 10:22:55 -0800
The Buffalo Bills plan to scale back their offensive game plan in order to aid the development of QB EJ Manuel for the final three regular season games. Manuel had his worst performance in the Week 14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, throwing four interceptions. However, head coach Doug Marrone believes Manuel is still the long-term answer at quarterback. "He has the ability to do it, there's no doubt in my mind. The problem is that it's like anything else, he's going to take a lot of the heat because of the position and that comes with it. At the end of the day, we need to make sure that the people around him are doing what they're supposed to do," Marrone said.
Fantasy Tip: Manuel has had a tough season, and his midseason injury didn't make things any easier on him. He has plenty of upside left for next year, but it's not wise to rely on him for the last three weeks of the season.
Sun, 17 Nov 2013 15:25:57 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel was without his top two wide receivers in Week 11 against the New York Jets, as WR Stevie Johnson (groin) and WR Robert Woods (ankle) were out due to injury. However, he still completed 20 of his 28 pass attempts for 245 yards and two touchdowns in the wind to pick up a victory.
Sat, 09 Nov 2013 16:42:11 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said he believes QB EJ Manuel (knee) will be smarter when he runs because he has been injured twice this season when he has scrambled. "When people talk about experience, we hope the experiences that he's gone through now will help him going forward to be smart when he runs the football," Marrone said.
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 11:36:09 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 8, and is probable for Week 10.
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 11:05:43 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel (knee) will wear a supportive device on his injured knee in Week 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to head coach Doug Marrone.
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 08:44:40 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel (knee) was announced the starter for Week 10.