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Bills | EJ Manuel still in Buffalo's plans?

Sat, 06 Feb 2016 18:12:32 -0800

Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan said the team is open to drafting a quarterback but added that the team isn't "done with" QB EJ Manuel.

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Bills | Tyrod Taylor's status unknown

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:00:07 -0800

Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor's (chest) availability for Week 12 against the Kansas City Chiefs is unknown, but head coach Rex Ryan hopes his quarterback will be available. Ryan said he has "no idea" if Taylor will be ready. QB EJ Manuel briefly warmed up on the sidelines in the Week 11 loss to the New England Patriots Monday, Nov. 23.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor ($6,800, 13.6% of cap) looked to be in a considerable amount of pain during the Monday night game, but he never missed a snap. You'll need to watch his practice status this week. The Chiefs defense has stiffened up in recent weeks, so Taylor won't necessarily be an attractive sleeper pick at QB, especially if he's not 100%.

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Bills | EJ Manuel to remain backup in Buffalo

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 17:55:55 -0800

Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan said QB EJ Manuel is still the team's second-string quarterback, even though he was inactive for Week 10's game against the New York Jets. According to Ryan, QB Josh Johnson served as the backup to QB Tyrod Taylor because the Bills had a short week to prepare for the game and Johnson had a better grasp of the game plan as a result of being able to spend more time with offensive coordinator Greg Roman.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) was not needed in the Jets game, so it turned out to be a moot point. Manuel ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) should remain the Bills' No. 2 quarterback for the remainder of the season and would not be a great FantasyScore option if he receives any starts down the line.

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

Bills | EJ Manuel inactive Thursday

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 16:14:54 -0800

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel was a healthy inactive in Week 10 against the New York Jets Thursday, Nov. 12. QB Josh Johnson will serve as the backup to QB Tyrod Taylor. Johnson is familiar with offensive coordinator Greg Roman's playbook after having played for him in the 2012 and 2014 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. It's unknown if Manuel will permanently move to the third-string quarterback.

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Bills | Buffalo's Thursday night inactives

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 16:06:39 -0800

The Buffalo Bills have declared OT Cyrus Kouandjio, QB EJ Manuel, OG Gabe Ikard, DL Kyle Williams, CB Mario Butler, LB Randell Johnson, DL Stefan Charles inactive for Week 10.

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Bills | Unlikely to sign Ryan Mallett

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 09:32:16 -0700

Free-agent QB Ryan Mallett (Texans) could have a suitor in the Buffalo Bills, but it's unlikely that they'd sign him. QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) is expected to be back after the bye week, and Buffalo isn't believed to be looking to replace QB EJ Manuel. Also, QB Josh Johnson is another option for the Bills, and he has knowledge of offensive coordinator Greg Roman's system.

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Bills | EJ Manuel has coach's confidence

Sun, 25 Oct 2015 22:15:34 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel has the confidence of head coach Rex Ryan as his No. 2 quarterback.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) was a bit inconsistent in the team's loss against Jacksonville, subbing for the injured Tyrod Taylor. If he should start again he shouldn't be trusted in FantasyScore.

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Bills | EJ Manuel has up and down game

Sun, 25 Oct 2015 11:31:39 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel went 24-for-42 for 298 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 7 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He also lost a fumble in the game and two of his turnovers resulted in touchdowns for the Jaguars.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel was filling in for Tyrod Taylor who was not able to play because of a knee injury, but Manuel will be going back to the bench since Taylor should be ready to play after the Week 8 bye. Taylor has played well at times this season but should be a starting option against certain opponents.

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Bills | OC confident in EJ Manuel

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 09:46:34 -0700

Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman has full confidence in QB EJ Manuel and won't rule out that he could take the starting quarterback job from QB Tyrod Taylor if he lights it up in Week 7 against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London. "We have full confidence in EJ and we love the skill set. He's doing really good in his preparation. I really think he's growing as a professional in how he prepares week to week and I think that will really serve him well moving forward," Roman said. Roman also said he thinks Manuel can still develop into an elite quarterback. The Bills have some pressure to find out how good Manuel can be after he was a first-round pick, Roman admitted.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) will start again for the injured Taylor this weekend, but the Bills are also missing Sammy Watkins and Percy Harvin, so choosing Manuel as a deep sleeper isn't a smart move on FantasyScore.

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Bills | Tyrod Taylor splitting reps

Wed, 21 Oct 2015 09:23:17 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) took the first repetitions at practice Wednesday, Oct. 21, but the repetitions were split evenly with QB EJ Manuel. Taylor's workload is more than he was able to do at this point last week. However, the coaching staff isn't telling him anything in relation to his status for Week 7 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Fantasy Tip: Expect Taylor ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) to be highly questionable again this week against the Jags. The Bills will likely be without both Sammy Watkins and Percy Harvin, too, so even if Taylor does play, he's a shaky FantasyScore quarterback.

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Bills | EJ Manuel has fair outing in relief

Sun, 18 Oct 2015 13:50:18 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel threw for 263 yards and one touchdown but was picked off once Sunday, Oct. 18, in a 34-21 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) was going up against the Bengals defense, to be fair. He was also without WR Sammy Watkins for most of the time due to an ankle injury. See how Manuel does against a weaker opponent, assuming Taylor's knee isn't healthy again.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - John Wawrow

Bills | EJ Manuel may push for QB job

Sun, 18 Oct 2015 08:10:58 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel could be given the chance to compete with QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) for the starting quarterback job if he plays well against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 6.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) will receive his first start of the season in Week 6 and could have some offensive weapons returning from injury. Taylor ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) likely will be the starter again when he returns from injury but could be on a shorter leash if Manuel plays well. Manuel is not a great starting option against the Bengals this week.

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Bills | EJ Manuel will start in Week 6

Sun, 18 Oct 2015 07:07:52 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel will be the starting quarterback for the Week 6 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) will be starting in place of the injured Tyrod Taylor ($7,300, 14.6% of cap). Manuel lost the competition for the starting quarterback job during training camp and probably will not be asked to do much in the passing game this week. Owners probably should look for other options to use in their lineups.

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

Bills | Tyrod Taylor expected to sit

Sat, 17 Oct 2015 12:31:00 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) will probably be sidelined for Week 6 against the Cincinnati Bengals. QB EJ Manuel is expected to start.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) is a cheap play on FantasyScore this week, but he's not as versatile as Taylor, so expectations should be tempered. Manuel is expected to have LeSean McCoy and Sammy Watkins back, however, so he isn't the worst low-end play.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Bob Holtzman

Bills | EJ Manuel should start

Sat, 17 Oct 2015 12:02:02 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel is expected to start in Week 6 against the Cincinnati Bengals in place of QB Tyrod Taylor (knee). Taylor tried to convince the coaching staff he could play, but he was deemed not ready.

Fantasy Tip: The Bills aren't the same offense without Taylor, even if they'll have LeSean McCoy and Sammy Watkins back. For FantasyScore players, Manuel ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) provides a cheap option at quarterback and enables higher-salaried players to be rostered. Not a lot should be expected from Manuel, however.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Bob Holtzman

Bills | EJ Manuel takes most reps

Thu, 15 Oct 2015 10:54:18 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel took most of the first-team repetitions again Thursday, Oct. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) wouldn't be a good FantasyScore start against the Cincinnati Bengals if Tyrod Taylor (knee) can't play.

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Bills | EJ Manuel to see majority of reps

Wed, 14 Oct 2015 22:09:03 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel will see "the majority of reps" in practice this week with QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) dealing with a sprained medial collateral ligament, head coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) will more than likely be under center against the unbeaten Cincinnati Bengals, but he is not a recommended FantasyScore start, even at a low salary.

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

Bills | Tyrod Taylor not being ruled out

Wed, 14 Oct 2015 09:17:57 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) will practice on a limited basis Wednesday, Oct. 14, and head coach Rex Ryan thinks Taylor has a chance to play in Week 6 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Ryan said Taylor was "banged up" and "sore" Monday, Oct. 12, and a report later surfaced that Taylor was dealing with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his knee and "might miss multiple games." Ryan is certainly not ruling Taylor out this weekend. QB EJ Manuel would start in Taylor's place if he can't play.

Fantasy Tip: The Bengals present a tough matchup as it is, and the injury on top of it makes Taylor ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) a quarterback to avoid in Week 6. He's likely to be listed as questionable for the weekend. Manuel ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) isn't worth the risk, either, as a deep sleeper if Taylor is inactive.

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Bills | EJ Manuel preparing to start

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 11:51:26 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel is planning to start in Week 6 against the Cincinnati Bengals. QB Tyrod Taylor is suffering from a sprained medial collateral ligament.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel is cheap, but he's too big of a risk to seriously consider starting on FantasyScore this week, unless one wants to invest more on higher-priced players at other positions.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jason La Canfora

Bills | Tyrod Taylor could miss games

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 11:38:35 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) could miss multiple games with a medial collateral ligament sprain he suffered in Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans. QB EJ Manuel will start in Week 6 if Taylor is ruled out.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor has been one of the most pleasant surprises in fantasy football this year, and the Bills surely don't need him to aggravate the injury. Manuel ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) isn't a recommended start, but he could enable more to be spent at other positions for studs.

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Bills | Optimism in EJ Manuel allows trade

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 07:06:58 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel gave head coach Rex Ryan enough optimism to allow them to trade QB Matt Cassel to the Dallas Cowboys. "How we feel about EJ Manuel is why a move like this is made," Ryan said. "At this spot, this was more done by how we view EJ Manuel than Matt Cassel. EJ will develop more as the two than the three."

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

Bills | Buffalo's Week 2 inactives

Sun, 20 Sep 2015 08:37:11 -0700

The Buffalo Bills have declared DL Andre Fluellen, TE Chris Gragg, QB EJ Manuel, OG Gabe Ikard, WR Marquise Goodwin, DL Stefan Charles, LB Tony Steward inactive for Week 2.

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Bills | Bryce Brown leads Bills inactives

Sun, 13 Sep 2015 08:38:19 -0700

The Buffalo Bills have declared DL Andre Fluellen, RB Bryce Brown, TE Chris Gragg, QB EJ Manuel, OG Gabe Ikard, WR Marquise Goodwin, LB Tony Steward inactive for Week 1.

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Bills | EJ Manuel not seeking trade

Wed, 09 Sep 2015 10:00:48 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel said he isn't seeking a trade after being placed at No. 3 on the depth chart. "I'm good where I'm at right now with the Bills," Manuel said. "The league works in mysterious ways sometimes, and it's a business. I know that opportunity is going to come and I'll be ready to go."

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Bills | Matt Cassel to serve as backup

Tue, 08 Sep 2015 09:31:50 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel will serve as the backup to QB Tyrod Taylor. QB EJ Manuel is the third-stringer.

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Bills | Matt Simms might still make roster

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 19:35:27 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB Matt Simms is not believed to be in line to make the 53-man roster, and "the odds are stacked against" him according to head coach Rex Ryan. However, if the team elects to cut QBs Matt Cassel or EJ Manuel, that could change things dramatically.

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Bills | EJ Manuel expected to be No. 2

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 08:32:30 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel is expected to remain on the team as the backup quarterback. There is growing expectations that QB Matt Cassel will be cut.

Fantasy Tip: Neither quarterback has any fantasy value behind Tyrod Taylor.

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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.

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Bills | EJ Manuel, Tyrod Taylor play well

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 07:05:59 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel went 7-for-8 for 170 yards and two touchdowns in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29. QB Tyrod Taylor went 12-for-13 for 122 yards and a rushing touchdown during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel could be back in the competition for the starting job after his performance, but all three quarterbacks played well in the game. The Bills are expected to name a starter in the near future but that player will be no more than a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.

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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.

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Bills | EJ Manuel starting preseason game

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:56:00 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel will start the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel has been a distant third in the QB competition for most of camp. This could be his final chance to impress. He's not worth drafting in single-year leagues.

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Bills | EJ Manuel wants to stay in Buffalo

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:57:45 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel said he loves being with the Bills and wants to stay with the team, despite seemingly being the third quarterback on the depth chart. Manuel has rolled well with the punches, however, saying he's taking what is given to him and just doing his best. He is also looking forward to Buffalo's third preseason game this weekend. "I don't know how it's going to play out as far as the game yet, but for me, whatever reps I do get, I just try to take advantage of them like I did the past two weeks," Manuel said.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel played well last week against the Cleveland Browns, throwing for 111 yards and one touchdown. Unfortunately for Manuel, Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel haven't really done anything to force the Bills to demote them. Manuel may very well make the final roster, but it doesn't look like he'll start at this point.

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

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 | 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bills | EJ Manuel plays with second team

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 13:03:01 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel received second-team repetitions Monday, Aug. 17.

Fantasy Tip: There is a caveat, however. Both Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel played with the first team. It looks like Manuel is still third on the quarterback depth chart. Whoever is named starter before the regular season still won't be worth starting on your fantasy roster(s).

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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.

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Bills | EJ Manuel running third team

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 08:00:14 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel is running the third-team offense Tuesday, Aug. 11.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel still has a chance to win the starting job, but he's not worth drafting right now.

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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.

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Bills | EJ Manuel struggles Monday

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 10:56:01 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel went 3-for-10 with one interception during practice Monday, Aug. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel is still a candidate for the starting quarterback job but will need to improve during the preseason if he wants to win the job. Manuel would not be a great fantasy option if he wins the starting job.

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.

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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 | EJ Manuel working with starters

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:54:29 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel is working with the first-team offense during practice Saturday, Aug. 1.

Fantasy Tip: Manuel is part of a three-player competition for the starting quarterback job and each player likely will spend time with the starters. Manuel has a chance to win the job if he performs well during training camp and the preseason but would not be more than a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he wins the job.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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