Buffalo Bills Depth Chart 2019 Bills Depth Chart

4-1, 2nd AFC East

vs MIA

5:00 pm GMT, 10/20

Entering the offseason, the Buffalo Bills knew they needed help and that’s exactly what they got. Rookie quarterback Josh Allen was good but still fairly unpolished in his first year. He eventually took the starting job for most of the year after bridge quarterbacks Nathan Peterman and Derek Anderson were just awful. The offensive unit took a major overhaul and will look to have on of the deeper receiving and running groups in the league. Whether they can prove to be effective is another question. Defensively, the Bills ranked 18th in the league last year and appear very confident in training camp to be even better this season.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
76
#27 QB
Davis Webb D. Webb (3)
75
#64 QB
Running Back RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Duke Williams D. Williams (5)
74
#148 WR
Tight End TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Duke Williams D. Williams (5)
74
#148 WR
Quarterback QB
76
#27 QB
Davis Webb D. Webb (3)
75
#64 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

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
Trent Murphy T. Murphy (1)
78
#37 DE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Corey Thompson C. Thompson (2)
67
#126 OLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Dean Marlowe D. Marlowe (2)
68
#56 SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Levi Wallace L. Wallace (1)
75
#139 CB
Left Defensive End LDE
Trent Murphy T. Murphy (1)
78
#37 DE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Corey Thompson C. Thompson (2)
67
#126 OLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Dean Marlowe D. Marlowe (2)
68
#56 SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Levi Wallace L. Wallace (1)
75
#139 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 Darryl Johnson Jr. D. Johnson Jr.
Left Defensive Tackle LDT Ed Oliver E. Oliver Jordan Phillips J. Phillips
Right Defensive Tackle RDT Star Lotulelei S. Lotulelei Kyle Peko K. Peko
Right Defensive End RDE Jerry Hughes J. Hughes Shaq Lawson S. Lawson
Weakside Linebacker WLB Lorenzo Alexander L. Alexander Corey Thompson C. Thompson
Middle Linebacker MLB Tremaine Edmunds T. Edmunds Julian Stanford J. Stanford
Strongside Linebacker SLB Matt Milano M. Milano Maurice Alexander M. Alexander
Left Cornerback LCB Tre'Davious White T. White Kevin Johnson K. Johnson
Strong Safety SS Jordan Poyer J. Poyer Dean Marlowe D. Marlowe Jaquan Johnson J. Johnson
Free Safety FS Micah Hyde M. Hyde Kurt Coleman K. Coleman
Right Cornerback RCB Levi Wallace L. Wallace

Offense Depth Chart Stats

Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Fumbles Targets Receptions Yards YPC Long TD Attempts Yards Long TD YPC YPG
Frank Gore F. Gore
79
RB 1 36.8 0 RB 1 36.8 0 7 6 37 6.2 13 0 75 333 41 2 4.4 66.6
TJ Yeldon T. Yeldon
78
RB 2 22.6 1 RB 2 22.6 1 11 10 100 10 23 0 10 45 11 0 4.5 9
Patrick DiMarco P. DiMarco
85
RB 3 16.4 0 RB 3 16.4 0 3 3 12 4 5 0 1 1 1 0 1 0.2
Senorise Perry S. Perry
63
RB 4 0 0 RB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Devin Singletary D. Singletary
74
RB 5 36.5 0 RB 5 36.5 0 6 5 28 5.6 12 0 10 127 23 1 12.7 63.5
Christian Wade C. Wade
RB 6 RB 6
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
John Brown J. Brown
77
LWR 1 63.8 39 28 390 70 13.9 38 1 1 4 0 4 0.8
Cole Beasley C. Beasley
84
RWR 2 49 38 27 267 70 9.9 51 0 0 0 0 0 0
Isaiah McKenzie I. McKenzie
69
SWR 3 11.2 5 5 101 100 20.2 46 1 4 14 0 3.5 3.5
Andre Roberts A. Roberts
74
LWR 4 7.3 1 1 6 100 6 6 0 1 7 0 7 2.3
Duke Williams D. Williams
74
RWR 5 51 4 4 29 100 7.2 11 1 0 0 0 0 0
Robert Foster R. Foster
74
SWR 6 20 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nick Easley N. Easley
74
LWR 7
D'Haquille Williams D. Williams
WR 8 0 4 4 29 100 7.2 11 1 0 0 0 0 0

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
Buffalo Bills Bills
81
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
Buffalo Bills
81
4.4 85.9 58.5 27.4 12 3 5
Special Teams Rating
Buffalo Bills Bills
0
Special Teams Rating Kick Return TDs Punt Return TDs Field Goal Blocked Punt Blocked Extra Point Blocked TDs
Buffalo Bills
0
0 0 1 0 0 0
Defensive Backs Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Jordan Poyer J. Poyer
82
SS 1 65.4 33 1.5 2 1 0
Taron Johnson T. Johnson
74
NCB 1 33 2 1 0 0 0
Tre'Davious White T. White
86
LCB 1 64.8 21 1 0 2 0
Levi Wallace L. Wallace
75
RCB 1 65.6 24 0 0 0 0
Micah Hyde M. Hyde
87
FS 1 65.6 16 1 1 1 0
Kevin Johnson K. Johnson
73
LCB 2 18.4 8 1 0 0 0
Kurt Coleman K. Coleman
72
FS 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
Dean Marlowe D. Marlowe
68
SS 2 7.3 4 0 0 0 0
Siran Neal S. Neal
69
NCB 2 25.6 25 3.5 0 0 0
Jaquan Johnson J. Johnson
76
SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cameron Lewis C. Lewis
DB 11
Abraham Wallace A. Wallace
DB 12
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 22 4 66.7 46 10 0 0 1 3 0
Punters Rating
Corey Bojorquez C. Bojorquez
73
Punters Rating Depth Position
Corey Bojorquez C. Bojorquez
73
P 1

Last Week's Bills Starting Lineup

Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
John Brown J. Brown
77
WR 1 53 5 5 75 100 15 21 0 0 0 0 0 0
Duke Williams D. Williams
74
WR 2 51 4 4 29 100 7.2 11 1 0 0 0 0 0
Cole Beasley C. Beasley
84
WR 3 42 3 3 21 100 7 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
Andre Roberts A. Roberts
74
WR 4 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 7 7
Isaiah McKenzie I. McKenzie
69
WR 5 8 2 2 52 100 26 46 0 0 0 0 0 0
Zay Jones Z. Jones
76
WR 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D'Haquille Williams D. Williams
WR 7 0 4 4 29 100 7.2 11 1 0 0 0 0 0

2019 Bills Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week 5: 10/6/19 at TEN 14-7 W Josh Allen (QB), Frank Gore (RB), Duke Williams (WR1), Cole Beasley (WR2), John Brown (WR3), Lee Smith (TE), Mitch Morse (C), Cody Ford (OT), Quinton Spain (G), Jon Feliciano (G), Dion Dawkins (OT)
Week 4: 9/29/19 vs NE 10-16 L Josh Allen (QB), Frank Gore (RB), John Brown (WR1), Cole Beasley (WR2), Zay Jones (WR3), Dawson Knox (TE), Quinton Spain (G), Dion Dawkins (OT), Jon Feliciano (G), Mitch Morse (C), Cody Ford (OT)
Week 3: 9/22/19 vs CIN 21-17 W Josh Allen (QB), Frank Gore (RB), John Brown (WR1), Cole Beasley (WR2), Lee Smith (TE), Quinton Spain (G), Cody Ford (OT), Dion Dawkins (OT), Mitch Morse (C), Jon Feliciano (G)
Week 2: 9/15/19 at NYG 28-14 W Josh Allen (QB), Frank Gore (RB), Zay Jones (WR1), John Brown (WR2), Lee Smith (TE), Cody Ford (OT), Dion Dawkins (OT), Quinton Spain (G), Jon Feliciano (G), Mitch Morse (C)
Week 1: 9/8/19 at NYJ 17-16 W Josh Allen (QB), Devin Singletary (RB), Cole Beasley (WR1), John Brown (WR2), Lee Smith (TE), Quinton Spain (G), Cody Ford (OT), Jon Feliciano (G), Dion Dawkins (OT), Mitch Morse (C)

Preseason Analysis: Bills Looking to Make the Jump to Consistency

What to expect from Josh Allen in Year 2?

After being essentially thrown into the starting role last year, Josh Allen entered training camp with the clear knowledge that he’ll be the man this year. With the starting job already secured, he no longer has to worry about playing time and impressing coaches enough to get the call. Instead, Allen has already 11 starts under his belt and will focus on refining his skills and playmaking ability. Last year, he completed only 52.8% of passes for 2,074 yards. Additionally, he did succeed for 10 passing TDs though the 12 interceptions negated much of that success.

The Bills will definitely be looking for more out of Allen who has a lot to improve on. So far this year, Allen has been quoted as being intelligent and being able to decipher defenses with his decision making. Hopefully that’s the case or otherwise, Buffalo could be looking to draft yet another QB in their recent history. He looked sharp in his first preseason action though there’s likely a lot of work left to be done.

 

Have the Bills assembled the deepest running back core in the league?

A year after Josh Allen led the team in rushing yards, what did Buffalo do in the offseason? They signed Frank Gore and T.J. Yeldon as well as drafting Devin Singletary in the third round to add to LeSean McCoy and Chris Ivory. If I didn’t know better, that’s five very capable backs that are worthy of either being borderline starters or decent second or third backups on any team. However, the Bills decided they needed all of them on the same roster.

This will definitely be a position to watch out for in order to determine exactly which order and who gets called upon in game by game action. McCoy appears to be the frontrunner for the starting job, followed by Gore, and then everyone else. However, with so many options, I wouldn’t be surprised to see any of the projected starters get benched for lack of production. There’s simply too many options for Buffalo at this position and someone won’t get their fair share of carries. 

More receivers to go with the running backs?

Just like the running backs, the Bills also made some moves at the wide receiver position to give Allen even more weapons. Among his top targets last year, Buffalo still retains Zay Jones and Robert Foster while Kelvin Benjamin departed for the Chiefs. Welcome in Cole Beasley, Andre Roberts, and John Brown to that group and there’s a chance the Bills could have a very formidable core. While none of these names immediate stands out as top wideout, they all have decent NFL experience and will be reliable targets for Allen.

First off, Jones was Buffalo’s leading receiver a year ago and will likely take up a starting role this year. His 54.9% catch rate is a bit low but he did enough last year to earn him another shot. Foster caught 61.4% of balls thrown his way though with limited targets; he’ll be a fringe starter depending on his preseason. The longtime Cowboy, Cole Beasley, is another bubble starter who’s been very reliable receiver throughout his career. Roberts hasn’t been a solid starter since 2012 and will likely be regulated to 5th on the WR depth chart. Finally, Brown showed promise as a starter last year in Baltimore and has the makings of a solid WR2 or even WR1 potential.