Buffalo Bills Depth Chart 2018 Bills Depth Chart

4-9, 3rd AFC East

vs DET

6:00 pm UTC, 12/16

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.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Tight End TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Skill Positions Depth Chart

Defense Depth Chart

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
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
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

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 9 26 227 119 52.4 1429 6.3 9 66 490 54.4 5
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 35.6 0 RB 1 35.6 0 40 29 210 7.2 24 0 145 479 28 2 3.3 39.9
Chris Ivory C. Ivory
78
RB 2 22.4 0 RB 2 22.4 0 20 12 159 13.2 55 0 101 340 21 1 3.4 28.3
Marcus Murphy M. Murphy
66
RB 3 17.7 0 RB 3 17.7 0 19 11 26 2.4 8 0 41 215 30 0 5.2 21.5
Patrick DiMarco P. DiMarco
85
RB 4 8.8 0 RB 4 8.8 0 4 3 62 20.7 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Taiwan Jones T. Jones
72
RB 5 0.3 0 RB 5 0.3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
WRs
Player Rating
Zay Jones Z. Jones
77
Robert Foster R. Foster
68
Deonte Thompson D. Thompson
76
Ray-Ray McCloud R. McCloud
67
Da'mari Scott D. Scott
65
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 58.2 78 44 481 60 10.9 57 4 1 0 0 0 0
Robert Foster R. Foster
68
SWR 3 27.2 27 15 360 60 24 75 1 0 0 0 0 0
Deonte Thompson D. Thompson
76
LWR 4 20.3 26 16 150 60 9.4 15 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ray-Ray McCloud R. McCloud
67
RWR 5 13.6 5 4 31 80 7.8 16 0 1 -3 0 -3 -0.4
Da'mari Scott D. Scott
65
SWR 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tight Ends Stats Receiving
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD
Charles Clay C. Clay
82
TE 1 39.5 35 21 184 60 8.8 21 0
Logan Thomas L. Thomas
62
TE 2 25.1 16 12 77 80 6.4 24 0
Jason Croom J. Croom
64
TE 3 23.5 24 15 147 60 9.8 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
20 236.1 151 85.1 31 8 12
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
Jordan Poyer J. Poyer
90
FS 1 62.8 73 5.5 1 3 0
Rafael Bush R. Bush
77
DB 1 26 39 1.5 0 0 0
Ryan Lewis R. Lewis
65
RCB 1 21.4 15 0 2 0 0
Micah Hyde M. Hyde
94
SS 1 57.3 41 0 0 2 0
Tre'Davious White T. White
89
LCB 1 61.6 43 1.5 0 1 0
Siran Neal S. Neal
69
SS 2 1.2 8 2 1 0 0
Lafayette Pitts L. Pitts
61
LCB 2 3.9 9 0 0 0 0
Taron Johnson T. Johnson
67
RCB 2 36.8 42 2.5 1 1 0
Vontae Davis V. Davis
77
DB 9 29 1 0 0 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 77 20 83.3 54 17 0 3 7 6 4
Punters Rating
Matt Darr M. Darr
77
Colton Schmidt C. Schmidt
75
Corey Bojorquez C. Bojorquez
73
Punters Rating Depth Position
Matt Darr M. Darr
77
P 1
Colton Schmidt C. Schmidt
75
P 2
Corey Bojorquez C. Bojorquez
73
P 3

Last Week's Bills Starting Lineup

QB
Player Rating
Josh Allen J. Allen
73
WR
Player Rating
Robert Foster R. Foster
68
Zay Jones Z. Jones
77
Isaiah McKenzie I. McKenzie
66
Deonte Thompson D. Thompson
76
Ray-Ray McCloud R. McCloud
67
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Robert Foster R. Foster
68
WR 1 73 8 7 104 90 14.9 38 0 0 0 0 0 0
Zay Jones Z. Jones
77
WR 2 69 9 3 22 30 7.3 12 0 0 0 0 0 0
Isaiah McKenzie I. McKenzie
66
WR 3 59 7 4 47 60 11.8 19 0 4 22 1 5.5 22
Deonte Thompson D. Thompson
76
WR 4 11 2 1 14 50 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ray-Ray McCloud R. McCloud
67
WR 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2018 Bills Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
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), Jordan Mills (OT), Wyatt Teller (G)
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)
Week 12: 11/25/18 vs JAX 24-21 W Josh Allen (QB), LeSean McCoy (RB), Zay Jones (WR1), Kelvin Benjamin (WR2), Deonte Thompson (WR3), Jason Croom (TE), Russell Bodine (C), Dion Dawkins (OT), Wyatt Teller (G), Jordan Mills (OT), John Miller (G)
Week 10: 11/11/18 at NYJ 41-10 W Matt Barkley (QB), LeSean McCoy (RB), Robert Foster (WR1), Kelvin Benjamin (WR2), Logan Thomas (TE), John Miller (G), Wyatt Teller (G), Jordan Mills (OT), Dion Dawkins (OT), Russell Bodine (C)
Week 9: 11/4/18 vs CHI 9-41 L Nathan Peterman (QB), LeSean McCoy (RB), Zay Jones (WR1), Terrelle Pryor (WR2), Kelvin Benjamin (WR3), Charles Clay (TE), Dion Dawkins (OT), Vladimir Ducasse (G), Russell Bodine (C), John Miller (G), Jordan Mills (OT)

Bills Looking to Make the Jump to Consistency

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.