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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Bills Injury Report: Fred Jackson, Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods

By on 11/08/2014 12:00:00 PM

The Buffalo Bills face the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in a matchup of two 5-3 teams, and the Bills could be missing the services of their top wide receiver in Sammy Watkins, as well as their starting running back, Fred Jackson. Jackson did not play in week eight, prior to the team's bye in week nine. Wide receiver Robert Woods is on track to play after missing the second half in week eight with a back injury.

According to the Bills' injury report, Watkins did not practice on Thursday or Friday after being limited on Wednesday. Watkins is battling a groin injury and with a "questionable" status for Sunday, it is looking like he will be a game-time decision.

Despite being a limited participant in practice all week, Jackson is looking doubtful to play on Sunday even though he is listed as "questionable." It's a good sign that Jackson was able to practice, even if limited, and he should be close to returning.

The bye week must have done wonders for Woods and his back, as he was a full participant in practice this week and is "probable" to play tomorrow.

Fantasy owners should not rely on Watkins playing and need to have a replacement ready in case he can't go. Baring a sudden change, Jackson will be rested for another week before coming back in week 11, so plan on the Bills giving Anthony Dixon the bulk of the carries like they did in week eight. Woods caught all three of his targets for 50 yards and a touchdown before he exited in week eight, and would be expected to see an increase in targets if Watkins is unable to play.

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