Gilliam (ankle) was a full participant during practice Thursday, and he does not carry a game status ahead of Sunday's contest versus Miami.
Analysis: Gilliam did not practice Week 14 due to an ankle injury, causing him to miss his first game of the season Sunday against the Jets. The fullback then worked his way back as a limited participant during practice Tuesday and Wednesday, and he'll be good to go again for Saturday's divisional matchup. Gilliam has not recorded an offensive statistic since Week 6, though he should reprise his roles as a core special-teamer and blocker in the run game.
Dec 15, 2022 12:34 PM EST
Gilliam (ankle) was limited during Tuesday's walk-through practice.
Analysis: Gilliam was unable to practice last week and missed the team's Week 14 win over the Jets. His ability to participate in limited fashion Tuesday is a step in the right direction for the 25-year-old. He'll continue to work to be ready for Saturday's game with the Dolphins as the week progresses.
Dec 13, 2022 1:22 PM EST
Gilliam (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup with the Jets, Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Gilliam will miss his first contest of the year in Week 14 after he suffered an ankle injury at some point over the last week or so. The fullback doesn't typically see too many looks in the Bills' offense, so it's unlikely that his absence will carry much of an impact. Considering he's the only fullback on the Bills' roster, they may need to elevate one from the practice squad or operate with one of their current running backs in that role versus New York.
Dec 9, 2022 7:57 AM EST
Gilliam (ankle) was a non-participant in practice Thursday, Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: This is the second consecutive DNP for Gilliam, as the team preps for a divisional showdown with the Jets on Sunday. The 25-year-old has yet to miss a game this season, so although his offensive snaps are limited, it's unclear what the team would do without the only fullback on it's roster. Gilliam will work to return to the practice field Friday, where his status will likely provide a better outlook for his potential availability Week 14.
Dec 8, 2022 11:32 AM EST
Gilliam played seven of the Bills' 56 snaps on offense and didn't log a carry or target in Sunday's 38-3 win over the Steelers.
Analysis: After drawing six targets between Weeks 2 and 3, Gilliam has now gone without a target in two straight games while playing only 14 snaps in total. The fullback's usage on offense is likely to wax and wane depending on how many short-yardage situations the Bills find themselves in during a given game.
Oct 10, 2022 12:02 PM EST
Gilliam logged two receptions for 17 yards and a touchdown on three targets in Monday's 41-7 win over the Titans.
Analysis: Gilliam put the Bills on the board with 9:07 left in the first quarter, when he reeled in an 11-yard pass from Josh Allen for as score. After inking a two-year extension in August, Gilliam has more job security than most fullbacks around the league, but that doesn't mean he'll be a focal point of the offense. The three targets were a career-high total for Gilliam, who hasn't played more than 42 percent of the Bills' offensive snaps in any of his 18 games across the past two seasons.
Sep 21, 2022 9:15 AM EST
Gilliam signed a two-year, $5.2 million extension with the Bills on Sunday, Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: While Gilliam's statistical production doesn't warrant fantasy consideration, he still offers quality value to Buffalo's offense and special-teams units. Across his first two seasons with the Bills, the undrafted fullback out of Toledo has totaled 230 snaps on offense and 499 on special teams across 30 appearances.
Aug 7, 2022 9:12 AM EST
Gilliam (ankle) is active for Sunday's contest against the Buccaneers.
Analysis: Gilliam was able to log a full practice Friday for the first time in two weeks and will be available Sunday after a one-game absence due to the ankle injury. However, the 6-foot fullback has only produced 18 yards across 11 appearances this season, so he doesn't warrant any fantasy consideration.
Dec 12, 2021 12:17 PM EST
Gilliam (ankle) is questionable for Sunday against the Buccaneers.
Analysis: Gilliam was able to log a full practice Friday after being limited Wednesday and Thursday. He also closed out last week with multiple limited practices, so he appears headed in the right direction.
Dec 10, 2021 5:27 PM EST
Gilliam (ankle) is inactive for Monday's contest against the Patriots.
Analysis: Gilliam registered back-to-back limited practices after being a non-participant Thursday. With their only fullback inactive, the Bills may feature Dawson Knox and Tommy Sweeney in more two tight end sets.
Dec 6, 2021 4:04 PM EST
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.
Jan 5, 2021 5:05 PM EST
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.
Dec 31, 2020 8:11 AM EST
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.
Dec 26, 2020 11:00 AM EST
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.
Dec 24, 2020 12:37 PM EST
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.
Dec 4, 2020 10:58 AM EST
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.
Dec 3, 2020 12:16 PM EST
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.
Oct 24, 2020 10:12 PM EST
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.
Sep 23, 2020 4:41 PM EST
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