Buffalo Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel (knee) is practiced on Friday and is listed as probable for the team's Week 10 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The rookie hasn't played since spraining his LCL in Week 5 against the Cleveland Browns. Barring a setback, Manuel is fully expected to be under center on Sunday.
Fantasy Impact: The return of Manuel means that the Bills finally be relieved of the underwhelming services of quarterbacks rookie Jeff Tuel and Thad Lewis. Manuel had mix results in his first five starts which is to be expected for any rookie quarterback. The first-round rookie did manage to throw at least one touchdown in each of his first four complete games and led the Bills to a 2-2 record at the time. Manuel has shown glimpses of potential in his few starts. However, it is hard to get overly excited about his situation in Week 10 against the Steelers and their top-10 pass defense.
The Bills' game plan has been to run the ball heavily and take the load off for their inexperienced quarterbacks. With running back C.J. Spiller going off for 116 yards last week, this isn't likely to change. Manuel is a low-end QB2.