Matt Cassel, QB, Bills
|QB - #46||190.00||BUF||Active||10 years||33||6'4||230|
2015 Outlook: Deep-league OnlyLast updated on Jul-09-2015 by Shawn Childs
Many sites have Cassel listed as the starting QB. Over the last four years, Matt has gone 9-17 with 30 TDs and 34 Ints. This hardly looks like an upgrade to Manuel plus Cassel has completed 59.0 percent of his passes in his career. In his last 30 games, Matt only has two 300 yards passing games with no games with more than two TDs in his last 25 games. His season ended in 2014 in late September due to broken bones in his left foot. Cassel is a low upside player with no long term value.
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Scout Fantasy: 1. The quarterback situation is a mess from the outside looking in. From a fantasy perspective, does it really matter who wins the battle? Aren't all these QBs going to underwhelm statistically and limit the offense in some capacity?
Ryan Talbot, Buffalo Football Report: From a fantasy perspective, you don't want to draft any of Buffalo's quarterbacks. Matt Cassel has never been a fantasy option at quarterback and it's too early to know what you'd get from E.J. Manuel or Tyrod Taylor. If either of the latter two quarterbacks win the job, you may want to monitor them from the waiver wire. Manuel only has 14 starts under his belt and he supposedly looked the best at the team's mandatory minicamp. Tyrod Taylor, the dark horse in the competition, is a bit intriguing as a fantasy option in deep leagues depending upon how your league gives points for running yards from a quarterback. If you pick up any Bills quarterback, it should only be for your starter's bye week but take a wait-and-see approach.
The Bills are expected to have a full-blown quarterback competition this preseason. When they opened camp, Matt Cassel started with the first team and took the majority of the first-team reps. The second quarterback up was Tyrod Taylor, who has become a legitimate contender for the starting job. Third was E.J. Manuel, however, do not read too much into it. This is not necessarily a direct reflection of their current standing on the depth chart.Fantasy Analysis:
Cassel is likely the quarterback the coaches would prefer to win the starting job, nevertheless, reports coming out of Buffalo are very negative regarding his performance. He's the safest pick but also offers the least upside. Manuel is assumed to be his biggest competition, however, Taylor has emerged as a dark-horse candidate to win the job. The Bills QBs are probably best avoided altogether no matter who wins the job. Taylor could offer some upside with his legs.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors7/31 - Bills QB Matt Cassel starts with the first team to open up training camp
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