|Ht / Wt:||6'1" / 255 lb.|
|Born:||August 20, 1997|
|Drafted:||2020 / UDFA|
Gilliam (knee) was absent from Tuesday's injury report.
Analysis: Gilliam's injury is no longer a concern after missing the final two games of the season, and he'll be ready for Saturday's wild-card game against the Colts. The rookie fullback played in 14 games during the regular season, mostly as a special-teams contributor.
Coach Sean McDermott said that Gilliam (knee) won't suit up against the Dolphins on Sunday, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.
Analysis: Gilliam is set to close out the regular-season with back-to-back missed games, though it's possible that the fullback will manage to return during the playoffs. On a positive note for Buffalo, McDermott didn't rule out any other players for Week 17.
Gilliam has been ruled out for Monday's game at New England due to knee/hamstring injuries, the Bills' official site reports.
Analysis: Gilliam sees the bulk of his snaps on special teams, so the Bills will have to dig a little deeper on those units Monday as they shoot for the No. 2 seed in the AFC after clinching the AFC East crown already.
Gilliam (knee/hamstring) was listed as a non-participant on Thursday's practice report.
Analysis: Gilliam is the one guy on the roster capable of playing fullback even though he also serves as a depth tight end, though he's really more of a special teams guy at this stage of his career. We'll see if he can upgrade his practice participation ahead of Monday's game at New England.
Gilliam (hamstring) returned to full practice participation Friday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
Analysis: The fullback's full practice participation suggests he'll be able to suit up Monday against the 49ers. Gilliam has caught only two passes all season, though one went for a touchdown.
Gilliam (hamstring) was listed as limited for Thursday's practice session.
Analysis: While he's not playing much on offense -- just six snaps in Week 12 -- Gilliam suited up over tight end Tyler Kroft in Sunday's win and has been utilized on special teams, so opportunity continues to knock for the FB/TE hybrid out of Toledo, assuming the hamstring issue proves to be something minor.
Gilliam could be forced into action on offense Sunday against the Jets with three others in the tight end room being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday.
Analysis: Tight end Dawson Knox tested positive for the virus while three others in the tight end corps were deemed to be in close proximity to him at some point. Tyler Kroft was not part of that group because, in a good twist of fate, he took a personal day to be with his newborn baby. Gilliam, who shifted from fullback to tight end earlier, was spared as well, since perhaps he was spending time mostly in special teams meetings. While he only has seen 13 offensive snaps this season, that could change out of necessity in Week 7. We don't think that makes him a fantasy factor on almost any level, but don't be surprised either if he shows up in a key play or two. The rookie did score a touchdown in Week 2.
Gilliam caught his only target for a one-yard score in Sunday's win over the Dolphins.
Analysis: When you're an undrafted free agent that found a way to stick with the team and your very first NFL target goes for a touchdown in a tight game, life is good. Gilliam switched from fullback to tight end during training camp as the Bills have seemingly mostly phased the FB position out of their offense. He's deep down the tight end depth chart, but with blocking guru Lee Smith being a game-day inactive Sunday and starter Dawson Knox trying to get back from a concussion, perhaps another end-zone look could be in store for the rookie from Toledo.
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