Buffalo Bills Depth Chart 2018 Bills Depth Chart

6-10, 3rd AFC East

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The Buffalo Bills ended up turning the keys over to Josh Allen under center, who showcased himself to be a promising talent if he can keep evolving. The Bills don’t have a ton of depth behind him with Derek Anderson and Matt Barkley, so this is going to be his team to control over the next few years. LeSean McCoy’s production took a hit, but his number one spot on the depth chart held for all of 2018. McCoy is up there in age, and the lack of depth behind him for the future is a concern. Chris Ivory didn’t see much time, and Marcus Murphy gained some snaps as the RB2 in the group. Buffalo gave up on Kelvin Benjamin, and Robert Foster moved up to being a WR2 on the team. Zay Jones ended up being the WR1, with limited options behind them. Foster is an interesting talent moving forward, and can certainly be utilized as a deep ball threat in this offense for next season. Charles Clay held down the top tight end spot, but Logan Thomas got some work in late in the year, but is a former quarterback out of Virginia Tech.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Josh Allen J. Allen (1)
73
#44 QB
Matt Barkley M. Barkley (2)
73
#36 QB
Running Back RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Robert Foster R. Foster (3)
68
#139 WR
Ray-Ray McCloud R. McCloud (6)
67
#160 WR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Tight End TE
Jason Croom J. Croom (2)
64
#98 TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Jason Croom J. Croom (2)
64
#98 TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Robert Foster R. Foster (3)
68
#139 WR
Ray-Ray McCloud R. McCloud (6)
67
#160 WR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Josh Allen J. Allen (1)
73
#44 QB
Matt Barkley M. Barkley (2)
73
#36 QB
Running Back RB
Skill Positions Depth Chart
Position POS
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Position 1 2 3 4 5
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Jason Croom J. Croom
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Robert Foster R. Foster
Ray-Ray McCloud R. McCloud
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Josh Allen J. Allen
Matt Barkley M. Barkley
Running Back RB

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
Trent Murphy T. Murphy (1)
80
#45 DE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Corey Thompson C. Thompson (2)
67
#122 OLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Siran Neal S. Neal (3)
69
#52 SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Taron Johnson T. Johnson (2)
67
#138 CB
Left Defensive End LDE
Trent Murphy T. Murphy (1)
80
#45 DE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Corey Thompson C. Thompson (2)
67
#122 OLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Siran Neal S. Neal (3)
69
#52 SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Taron Johnson T. Johnson (2)
67
#138 CB
Defense Depth Chart (4-3)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Position 1 2 3 4
Left Defensive End LDE Trent Murphy T. Murphy Shaq Lawson S. Lawson
Left Defensive Tackle LDT Harrison Phillips H. Phillips Jordan Phillips J. Phillips
Right Defensive Tackle RDT Star Lotulelei S. Lotulelei
Right Defensive End RDE Jerry Hughes J. Hughes Eddie Yarbrough E. Yarbrough
Weakside Linebacker WLB Matt Milano M. Milano Corey Thompson C. Thompson
Middle Linebacker MLB Tremaine Edmunds T. Edmunds Julian Stanford J. Stanford
Strongside Linebacker SLB Lorenzo Alexander L. Alexander Deon Lacey D. Lacey Eli Harold E. Harold
Left Cornerback LCB Tre'Davious White T. White EJ Gaines E. Gaines Lafayette Pitts L. Pitts
Strong Safety SS Micah Hyde M. Hyde Maurice Alexander M. Alexander Siran Neal S. Neal
Free Safety FS Jordan Poyer J. Poyer
Right Cornerback RCB Kevin Johnson K. Johnson Taron Johnson T. Johnson

Offense Depth Chart Stats

QBs
Player Rating
Josh Allen J. Allen
73
Matt Barkley M. Barkley
73
Derek Anderson D. Anderson
68
Quarterbacks Stats Passing Rushing
Player Rating Depth Games Sacks Depth Games Sacks Attempts Completions Completion% Passing Yards Yds/Attempt INTs Attempts Yards YPG TD
Josh Allen J. Allen
73
QB 1 12 28 320 169 52.8 2074 6.5 12 89 631 52.6 8
Matt Barkley M. Barkley
73
QB 2 1 1 25 15 60 232 9.3 0 3 -2 -2 0
Derek Anderson D. Anderson
68
QB 3 2 5 70 42 60 465 6.6 4 1 -1 -0.5 0
Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Fumbles Targets Receptions Yards YPC Long TD Attempts Yards Long TD YPC YPG
LeSean McCoy L. McCoy
89
RB 1 34.9 0 RB 1 34.9 0 46 34 238 7 24 0 161 514 28 3 3.2 36.7
Frank Gore F. Gore
74
RB 2 23.6 0 RB 2 23.6 0 16 12 124 10.3 24 1 156 722 39 0 4.6 51.6
Marcus Murphy M. Murphy
66
RB 3 17.8 0 RB 3 17.8 0 19 11 26 2.4 8 0 52 250 30 0 4.8 22.7
TJ Yeldon T. Yeldon
77
RB 4 36.2 1 RB 4 36.2 1 77 55 487 8.9 37 4 104 414 20 1 4 29.6
Patrick DiMarco P. DiMarco
85
RB 5 10.5 0 RB 5 10.5 0 4 3 62 20.7 38 0 1 9 9 0 9 0.6
Senorise Perry S. Perry
63
RB 6 0 0 RB 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
WRs
Player Rating
Zay Jones Z. Jones
77
Cole Beasley C. Beasley
80
Robert Foster R. Foster
68
John Brown J. Brown
77
Ray-Ray McCloud R. McCloud
67
Da'mari Scott D. Scott
65
Andre Roberts A. Roberts
74
D'Haquille Williams D. Williams N/A
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Zay Jones Z. Jones
77
LWR 1 58.8 102 56 652 50 11.6 57 7 1 0 0 0 0
Cole Beasley C. Beasley
80
RWR 2 44.6 86 65 672 80 10.3 32 3 0 0 0 0 0
Robert Foster R. Foster
68
SWR 3 34.3 44 27 541 60 20 75 3 0 0 0 0 0
John Brown J. Brown
77
LWR 4 47.4 97 42 715 40 17 71 5 3 4 0 1.3 0.2
Ray-Ray McCloud R. McCloud
67
SWR 6 12.1 6 5 36 80 7.2 16 0 2 4 0 2 0.4
Da'mari Scott D. Scott
65
WR 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Andre Roberts A. Roberts
74
WR 7 12.2 18 10 79 60 7.9 20 1 2 20 0 10 1.2
D'Haquille Williams D. Williams
WR 8
TEs
Player Rating
Tyler Kroft T. Kroft
78
Jason Croom J. Croom
64
Tight Ends Stats Receiving
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD
Tyler Kroft T. Kroft
78
TE 1 23.2 6 4 36 70 9 16 0
Jason Croom J. Croom
64
TE 2 25.9 35 22 259 60 11.8 26 1

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
Buffalo Bills Bills
82
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
Buffalo Bills
82
23.4 294.1 179.2 114.9 36 11 16
Special Teams Rating
Buffalo Bills Bills
90
Special Teams Rating Kick Return TDs Punt Return TDs Field Goal Blocked Punt Blocked Extra Point Blocked TDs
Buffalo Bills
90
0 0 0 0 0 0
Defensive Backs Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Micah Hyde M. Hyde
94
SS 1 58.7 58 1.5 0 2 0
Kevin Johnson K. Johnson
76
RCB 1 65 4 0 0 0 0
Jordan Poyer J. Poyer
90
FS 1 63.1 100 7.5 1 4 0
Rafael Bush R. Bush
77
DB 1 30.1 46 2.5 0 0 0
Tre'Davious White T. White
89
LCB 1 60.1 54 1.5 0 2 0
EJ Gaines E. Gaines
78
LCB 2 30 13 0 0 1 0
Taron Johnson T. Johnson
67
RCB 2 36.8 42 2.5 1 1 0
Maurice Alexander M. Alexander
77
SS 2 0 10 0 0 0 0
Siran Neal S. Neal
69
SS 3 1 11 2 1 0 0
Lafayette Pitts L. Pitts
61
LCB 3 5.2 9 0 0 0 0
Ryan Lewis R. Lewis
65
DB 11 21.4 15 0 2 0 0
Kickers Rating Depth Position Points Field Goals Made Field Goal % Made Long Extra Points Made 0-19 FG Attempted/Made 20-29 FG Attempted/Made 30-39 FG Attempted/Made 40-49 FG Attempted/Made 50+ Attempted/Made
Steven Hauschka S. Hauschka
78
K 1 91 22 78.6 54 25 0 3 8 7 4
Punters Rating
Corey Bojorquez C. Bojorquez
73
Cory Carter C. Carter
65
Punters Rating Depth Position
Corey Bojorquez C. Bojorquez
73
P 1
Cory Carter C. Carter
65
P 3

Last Week's Bills Starting Lineup

QB
Player Rating
Josh Allen J. Allen
73
WR
Player Rating
Zay Jones Z. Jones
77
Robert Foster R. Foster
68
Isaiah McKenzie I. McKenzie
66
Ray-Ray McCloud R. McCloud
67
Victor Bolden Jr. V. B. Jr.
61
Da'mari Scott D. Scott
65
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Zay Jones Z. Jones
77
WR 1 58 9 6 93 70 15.5 26 2 0 0 0 0 0
Robert Foster R. Foster
68
WR 2 58 5 4 21 80 5.2 8 1 0 0 0 0 0
Isaiah McKenzie I. McKenzie
66
WR 3 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ray-Ray McCloud R. McCloud
67
WR 4 4 1 1 5 100 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Victor Bolden Jr. V. B. Jr.
61
WR 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Da'mari Scott D. Scott
65
WR 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tight Ends Stats Receiving
Player Rating Depth Position Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD
Jason Croom J. Croom
64
TE 1 30 4 2 32 50 16 26 0
Charles Clay C. Clay
82
TE 2 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Logan Thomas L. Thomas
62
TE 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2018 Bills Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week 17: 12/30/18 vs MIA 42-17 W Josh Allen (QB), LeSean McCoy (RB), Zay Jones (WR1), Robert Foster (WR2), Charles Clay (TE), Wyatt Teller (G), Ryan Groy (C), Jordan Mills (OT), John Miller (G), Dion Dawkins (OT)
Week 16: 12/23/18 at NE 12-24 L Josh Allen (QB), Keith Ford (RB), Zay Jones (WR1), Logan Thomas (TE), Jordan Mills (OT), Wyatt Teller (G), John Miller (G), Dion Dawkins (OT), Ryan Groy (C)
Week 15: 12/16/18 vs DET 14-13 W Josh Allen (QB), Marcus Murphy (RB), Zay Jones (WR1), Jason Croom (TE), Wyatt Teller (G), Jeremiah Sirles (OT), Ryan Groy (C), Dion Dawkins (OT), Jordan Mills (OT)
Week 14: 12/9/18 vs NYJ 23-27 L Josh Allen (QB), LeSean McCoy (RB), Isaiah McKenzie (WR1), Zay Jones (WR2), Robert Foster (WR3), Charles Clay (TE), Ryan Groy (C), John Miller (G), Dion Dawkins (OT), Wyatt Teller (G), Jordan Mills (OT)
Week 13: 12/2/18 at MIA 17-21 L Josh Allen (QB), LeSean McCoy (RB), Kelvin Benjamin (WR1), Zay Jones (WR2), Deonte Thompson (WR3), Charles Clay (TE), Jordan Mills (OT), Wyatt Teller (G), Russell Bodine (C), Jeremiah Sirles (OT), Dion Dawkins (OT)

Preseason Analysis: Bills Looking to Make the Jump to Consistency

After finally getting rid of Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo made a questionable move to trade up and draft Josh Allen. This could be a very Buffalo Bills move given his wide range of outcomes as an NFL pro for Allen, and he won’t have much help to make up for his likely flaws early on. Buffalo also landed A.J. McCarron which for some reason teams have an obsession over. This group of quarterbacks is an odd bunch when you consider that McCarron is in a mentoring role and has never been a starting quarterback. Buffalo has been a run heavy team for a while now, and that will be the case again this year. LeSean McCoy is still the guy, but on the wrong side of 30 for a running back, Chris Ivory is not a bad backup to keep an eye on just in case. Buffalo has a bottom five receiving core, and that might be generous. Jordan Matthews is gone, leaving Kelvin Benjamin, Zay Jones, and Andre Holmes as their options. You have Charles Clay at the tight end position, but injuries seem to derail him every year. Outside of McCoy, there is not much to like here this season.

The Buffalo Bills finally broke through in 2017, reaching the playoffs for the first time in more than a decade before losing in the first round to Jaguars. Though there was still quite a distance between them and the first place New England Patriots in the AFC East. Which is why they let long-time starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor sign with Browns in the off-season. They then signed highly touted backup quarterback A.J. McCarron from the Bengals, and they swung for the fences early in the draft for Wyoming standout Josh Allen. Allen has a huge arm and is physically everything you want in a quarterback, but he was very inconsistent while playing in a mid-major college conference. He especially has problems with accuracy. He could eventually turn into a star, but initial reports are that he is currently behind backup second-year pro Nathan Peterman, who was absolutely horrendous in his lone start last year, in which he threw 5 interceptions in only one half of play against the Chargers.

Whoever becomes the starting quarterback of the Bills is likely going to have little to work with in terms of weapons, apart from LeSean McCoy, who has been one of the better running backs in the league. Still, McCoy is now on the wrong side of 30, and he is the subject of rumors relating to the assault of his ex-girlfriend. The team did sign free agent running back Chris Ivory, but like McCoy, he is on the wrong side of 30, and he has been in decline the past few years. The Bills do have a decent tight end in Charles Clay, and wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin — who was once a first-round draft pick — could develop into something good. But other than that they just have a lot pieces at the moment. Though they do have one of the better offensive lines in the league, led by second year left tackle Dion Dawkins. However, it remains to be seen how good they will be in 2018 without Pro Bowl guard Richie Incognito, who left the team in the off-season under what could only be called bizarre circumstances. On defense, the Bills drafted linebacker Tremaine Edmunds from Virginia Tech later in first round. He will join star linebacker Lorenzo Alexander. The team also picked up free agent defensive end Trent Murphy from the Redskins, who has shown flashes of talent during his few years in the league. The team also has a solid defensive backfield, which is led by All-Rookie cornerback Tre'Davious White and second-team All Pro safety Micah Hyde.