Bills Cut All But 5 Receivers, Leave Stevie Johnson As Top Fantasy Target

Aug 30, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson (13) catches a touchdown pass from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (not pictured) during the first quarter of a preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE

The Bills kept five wide receivers after roster cuts Friday: Stevie Johnson, David Nelson, Donald Jones, T.J. Graham and WR/QB hybrid Brad Smith. We break down the fantasy implications.

The Buffalo Bills trimmed their roster down to 53 players Friday, and did some of their most significant cutting within the wide receiver corps. The Bills will open the regular season with five wideouts: Stevie Johnson, David Nelson, Donald Jones, T.J. Graham and WR/QB hybrid Brad Smith. Kamar Aiken, Marcus Easley, Derek Hagan, Ruvell Martin and Naaman Roosevelt were sent packing.

Analysis: The Bills cut some quality wideouts, so either they really like their current starters or, as the Buffalo News points out, there is potential move for a free agent in the hopper. We'll see how that shakes out. For now, Johnson is the clear Bills wideout to target in fantasy leagues. He has shown a penchant for red zone work, making him a solid source of touchdowns. Jones appears to lead for the team's No. 2 receiving spot, making him a potentially overlooked WR3 target in fantasy drafts.

For more on the Bills, check out the SB Nation blog Buffalo Rumblings. For more fantasy info, check out the SB Nation Fantasy War Room 6-10pm Monday through Friday, 4-9pm Saturday and Sunday.

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