Kyle Orton, QB, Bills
2014 Outlook: Do Not DraftLast updated on Aug-14-2014 by Larry Gold
Kyle Orton shook off some serious rust, starting his first game in nearly two years for the Cowboys' 2013 season finale. Orton filled in admirably for Tony Romo in a must-win situation with 358 yards and two TDs, but ultimately was picked off late in the fourth quarter, ruining what would have been a remarkable victory. Orton is now holding out and although Dallas would like to retain him for depth, it is uncertain where he will start training camp. Although Orton has shown flashes of being a serviceable starter during his career, it is likely that his best case scenario is as a backup to Romo or somewhere else.
Update: On July 15, 2014, the Dallas Cowboys released Orton.
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, 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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