There are a lot of bodies in Bills camp right now. Several of them are battling for the WR roster spots, and it will be tough, because we have seen most of these guys be productive with this team when on the field. Like last season, injuries may be the deciding factor. We saw some of these guys come out of nowhere and then disappear again due to injuries, but even in the short time they were productive. So here is how things look to break down for the Bills.
Stevie Johnson - The clear cut #1 WR for the team. Always a good play and has a good chemistry with Ryan Fitzpatrick.He is a solid WR2 for fantasy football purposes. He has a bit of a nagging injury history, and may miss a few games here and there which could help open up opportunities for the next guys.
Donald Jones- He had some injury problems last season but in the few games he did play he looked great. Jones is the lead candidate for the WR2 job in Buffalo, but coach Chan Gailey has said he will be using a lot of wide receivers this year, and with Jones’s injury history that could be a concern. He is currently going undrafted in fantasy leagues, but could be a solid flex play.
David Nelson- Nelson plays a lot as a slot receiver, yet he is built like a tight end. He is one of the biggest targets the Bills have. Nelson had some great games last season and should see a significant increase in playing time in 2012. In most leagues he is going undrafted, but could be a great late round flyer for PPR leagues.
Marcus Easley- According to camp reports Easley hasnt looked good so far this season. This 3rd year wide receiver needs to make a huge splash with the remaining time in camp to ensure a roster spot. Often wide receivers have breakout seasons in their 3rd year, so if he does make the roster make sure to monitor him throughout the season. Easley is currently going undrafted in fantasy drafts and rightfully so.
T.J. Graham- The Bills moved up in this year’s draft to get this guy so they will be using him. One of the fastest wide receivers on the team, look for him to be the Bills deep threat. He might not see as much time on the field as the other receivers, but offers big play ability on every down he is on the field. Graham will also be looking to contribute in the return game. He is currently going undrafted in fantasy leagues, but if you are in a dynasty league or a league that gets points for return yards, this is a guy to keep an eye on.
Naaman Roosevelt- Another guy that’s on the roster bubble, but reports are he has been impressive in camp. Roosevelt had a few average games last season having to fill in for the injury-riddled wide receiving core. If he makes the team, he will have to drastically improve his play to be fantasy relevant.
Derek Hagan- The Bills re-signed Hagan for this season after picking him up last year because all of the team’s receivers kept getting hurt. At best, he is a depth option for the team, and probably wont be very useful for fantasy football purposes.