Depth Chart Watch: Fallout From Final Cuts
Depth Chart Watch: Fallout From Final Cuts

This article is part of our Depth Chart Watch series.

As preseason ends, most job battles have been settled, but injuries, trades and signings have reshaped a number of rosters. Here's what to know as we head into Week 1.

Bills RB - Coach Rex Ryan said he is "cautiously optimistic" the injured LeSean McCoy will play Week 1. It's unclear how the touches would be split between Anthony Dixon, Bryce Brown and Karlos Williams, all of whom struggled through injuries in camp, if McCoy can't play or is limited.

Bills QB -Matt Cassel entered camp as the favorite but couldn't even make the roster as he was released Saturday. Starter Tyrod Taylor should have value in two-quarterback leagues because of his running ability. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman found success with a similar quarterback in San Francisco in Colin Kaepernick. Taylor is less refined as a passer, of course, but he has a solid group of receivers with which to work and made plays this preseason with his arm, as well as his legs. If McCoy doesn't play Week 1, Taylor might have to carry the offense.

Broncos RB -Montee Ball was released Sunday in an unsurprising move, as he fell to fourth on the depth chart while Ronnie Hillman earned backup duty to C.J. Anderson and Juwan Thompson landed the third-sting job. Hillman is slated for a change-of-pace role behind Anderson and should be owned in most leagues. Anderson's track record stretches all of a half a season, and while his ADP has climbed

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