The Buffalo Bills may not be without their starting quarterback for very long. After sitting out a week six loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, quarterback Tyrod Taylor recently said he’s “feeling good” and “optimistic” about his playing status heading into week seven.
Tyrod Taylor says he’s feeling good & optimistic about playing Sunday. Says he has no limitations from knee injury.#Bills
— Vic Carucci (@viccarucci) October 20, 2015
Taylor suffered a sprained knee in a week five win over the Tennessee Titans and the Bills opted to play it safe with him last week. E.J. Manuel took over the offense in week six, but couldn’t generate much offense in a bad loss to the Bengals at home. Needless to say, Buffalo would love to have their top passer back under center.
That’s no guarantee, but Taylor’s optimism suggests there’s a decent chance the Bills get their wish. They surely could use the spark on offense, as the Bills have been wading in the murky waters of mediocrity so far in 2015 and need a big win to get going in the right direction. A healthy Taylor against a beatable Jacksonville Jaguars offense in London could do the trick.
Taylor’s week seven status is obviously still very much up in the air, especially since Buffalo head coach Rex Ryan refused to ruled him out until late in the week last week. That being said, the dual threat passer is the Bills’ top option under center and a matchup with the Jags on a neutral field would be beneficial. Taylor’s mobility is the chief concern here, of course, as he accrues a decent amount of his fantasy points based off of his running ability and tendency to keep plays alive or make plays on the run. He’ll need to be close to full strength for you to feel good about using him in any type of fantasy football league this week. Stay tuned.