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Dawson Knox OUT for Week 9 vs. Jaguars

We break down the news that Dawson Knox will not play in Week 9.

Dawson Knox #88 of the Buffalo Bills runs the ball in for a touchdown that is called back by a penalty during a game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on October 18, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans defeated the Bills 34-31. Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Friday update: As expected, Dawson Knox is out this week against the Jaguars and looks iff for Week 10 at this point. Tommy Sweeney will continue to be the top tight end for the Bills, but doesn’t hold much fantasy value other than a possible touchdown.

Thursday update: Knox didn’t practice again, per Joe Buscaglia. He is on track to miss another game with his broken hand, but the fact that he hasn’t been placed on I.R. is a good sign he won’t be out for an extended period.

Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox is still recovering from the surgery he had to his hand and did not practice on Wednesday, per Buffalo Bills PR. Knox hurt his hand in Week 6 and needed surgery before going through the bye week and missing Week 8 vs. the Dolphins. Knox was on a tear before his injury, scoring five touchdowns between Weeks 2 and 5. He is currently fourth on the team in receptions, targets and receiving yards, but leads Buffalo in receiving touchdowns.

Fantasy football implications

The backup tight end for the Bills is Tommy Sweeney. He is a third-year player out of Boston College and has played in all seven games this year. In the one game that Knox couldn’t play, Sweeney had three receptions on four targets for 40 yards. This week, the Bills take on the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are giving up the seventh-most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. If Knox misses this game, you can START Sweeney if you are desperate at tight end.