Buffalo Bills: Von Miller, Leonard Fournette active for Week 18

Buffalo Bills v Los Angeles Chargers
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The Buffalo Bills found earlier on Sunday that they would be heading to the playoffs once again after the Jacksonville Jaguars lost to the Tennessee Titans. They could still win the AFC East with a win on Sunday night and are hoping Leonard Fournette could be a factor in that.

The team signed Fournette back at the beginning of November but he has spent most of the past two months on the practice squad. He was elevated before the Chargers game and played with Ty Johnson dealing with an injury.

This week though Fournette is active after the team elevated him from the practice squad on Saturday. He will replace Latavius Murray, who is a healthy scratch for this game. Murray was relatively ineffective last week with only one rushing attempt for zero yards as well as a big drop on third down.

Buffalo Bills have some notable changes along the defensive line

In addition to Fournette, the Buffalo Bills will have Von Miller active for tonight's game. He was a surprise healthy scratch last week against the Patriots. He has struggled this season after suffering a torn ACL last year and doesn't have a sack through 11 games. It will be interesting to see if sitting out last week can help get the former All-Pro back on track heading into the playoffs.

The Buffalo Bills have defensive end Kinglsey Jonathan inactive this week to create room on the roster for Miller. While Von Miller is back this week, defensive tackle Linval Joseph is inactive for his second straight game.

The Bills got DaQuan Jones back last week against the Patriots after was placed on injured reserve after Week 5. However, it is a bit surprising to see Poona Ford be active over Joseph, who had played pretty well before Jones returned.

Buffalo Bills Week 18 Inactives vs. Miami Dolphins

  • Alec Anderson (Offensive Tackle)
  • Kaiir Elam (Cornerback)
  • Linval Joseph (Defensive Tackle)
  • Latavius Murray (Running Back)
  • Damar Hamlin (Safety)
  • Kingsley Jonathan (Defensive End)