E.J. Manuel injury update: Still out for a while, not worth stashing in fantasy leagues

Jason Miller

E.J. Manuel is still out with his knee strain. We break down the fantasy implications.

Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel will not play against the Bengals on Sunday. He is expected to be out until close to Thanksgiving. Thad Lewis is going to start.

The Bengals are going to be licking their chops against Lewis. The QB wasn't all that terrible in his debut on Thursday, completing 22-of-33 of his passes for 206 yards with a pick. Still, Geno Atkins figures to give him a headache with up-the-middle pressure, while the edge rush should be a nightmare as well.

Fantasy impact: This is going to hurt a lot of the Bills players, and the team better hope they can get the ground game going. Lewis hopefully won't have to throw the ball more than 20 times, and if he does, don't expect his passer rating to be better than the 83 he posted in Week 5. We'd sit Robert Woods even though Stevie Johnson is dealing with a hamstring injury, but Scott Chandler might be a popular target as a security blanket. To be clear, the only options are C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson this week.

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