News: Bills LB Arthur Moats (right calf) isn't expected to return for another 2-3 weeks, according to coach Chan Gailey on Monday. Moats suffered the injury in the second week of the preseason against Denver and hasn't played since.
Analysis: Moats played in 15 games as a rookie in 2010 and registered 33 tackles to go along with 2 1/2 sacks. He was expected to have a more contributing role this season, but the nagging injury has set him back. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on his progress in recovery, but Moats is not worth owning in IDP leagues for now.
News: Bills LB Arthur Moats was able to double his season sack total in the Week 15 game against the Dolphins. He entered the game with 1 1/2 sacks on the year, and that's the amount of take-downs he finished with on QB Chad Henne. He added six tackles -- five solo -- including one for a loss.
Analysis: The rookie out of James Madison is seeing more playing time in recent weeks as the defense deals with injuries and the team evaluates its young talent. He now has 2 1/2 sacks in his last two outings. Moats might be on the verge of viable Fantasy play heading into 2011. For now, he might be worth a flier at the end of the season.
News: Bills LB Arthur Moats totaled three tackles (one solo) and one sack in Week 14 against the Browns. He also forced a fumble. Moats has 1 1/2 sacks in 12 games.
Analysis: The rookie from James Madison makes his greatest impact on special teams for the Bills. He doesn't have the stats right now to matter in Fantasy IDP leagues.
News: Buffalo rookie LB Arthur Moats is probably out 2-3 weeks with an elbow injury, coach Chan Gailey said following the Week 4 loss to the Jets. Moats left the game late with the injury after making one tackle.
Analysis: Moats has played in all four games thus far and has made four tackles. He is a rookie and is not a recommended option in Fantasy IDP leagues, hurt or not, for Week 5 against the Jaguars.
News: The Bills have signed two rookie draft picks, LB Arthur Moats and QB Levi Brown. Moats, the first of Buffalo's two sixth-round picks, set a James Madison school record with 29 career sacks. As a senior, he was named the Football Championship Subdivision's top defensive player.
Analysis: Moats was a defensive end in college, but he should be able to make the switch to inside linebacker. He has minimal Fantasy value coming into the NFL as a rookie and should not be drafted in the majority of IDP leagues this year.
News: The Bills drafted LB Arthur Moats in the sixth round of the NFL Draft at No. 178 overall. Moats is expected to play inside, and he's 6-foot, 246 pounds.
Analysis: Moats was a defensive end at James Madison, but he should be able to make the switch to inside linebacker. He has minimal Fantasy value coming into the NFL as a rookie and should not be drafted in the majority of IDP leagues this year.