Bills sign QB Kyle Orton as backup


Bills sign QB Kyle Orton as backup

Quarterback Kyle Orton agreed to a one-year deal with the Bills. He'll help QB Jeff Tuel back up second-year QB E.J. Manuel @EJManuel3, who has struggled badly in the preseason. Orton started just one NFL game last season and was considering retirement before accepting this deal.

Fantasy Analysis:

Orton could eventually have some value this season in deep two-QB leagues. The Bills will undoubtedly roll out Manuel to start the year. But given how poorly he played this preseason - 50-of-82 passing for 517 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions - it's not hard to imagine Orton making a push for the starting job at some point. The last time he played in an NFL game, in 2013, the 31-year-old Orton went 30-of-46 for 358 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Don't draft him yet, but if he becomes the starter in Buffalo, he could be a decent bye-week fill-in.

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Stephen Englert has been a fantasy football enthusiast and writer for over 10 years. He is a diehard fan of the Indianapolis Colts first, and his fantasy teams second (barely). He currently lives in Naples, FL.