E.J. Gaines
E.J. Gaines
27-Year-Old CornerbackCB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
Questionable
Injury Groin
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for E.J. Gaines in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Released with an injury settlement by the Bills in August of 2019.
Receives injury settlement
CBFree Agent
Groin
August 18, 2019
The Bills released Gaines (core muscle/groin) from injured reserve with an injury settlement Sunday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Gaines suffered the injury during practice and was deemed to be out "a few weeks" following his diagnosis. He'd been competing for a starting cornerback role in Buffalo but was only seeing second-team reps before his injury. Now that he's been released, once healthy, Gaines is free to sign with any team in the league and could be a hot commodity in free agency.
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Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
190 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.44 sec
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Gaines has appeared in just 22 games over the past two seasons, but has racked up 95 tackles and four forced fumbles during that time. The Browns signed him to a one-year, $4 million deal, though he isn't guaranteed to start for his new team.
Gaines was limited to just 11 games (10 starts) in 2016, as he dealt with quadriceps, thigh, chest and quad injuries during the season. It's a concerning trend after he missed all of 2015 with a Lisfranc foot injury. Despite missing five games, Gaines was still able to rack up 56 tackles (47 solo) and seven passes defended last year, so there was modest fantasy production when he was on the field. However, he struggled mightily in the real game and isn't a lock to remain entrenched in a starting role considering there's a new coaching regime in charge. With that said, opposing offenses may choose to look his way more often than opposite cornerback Trumaine Johnson, which should enable Gaines to post target-worthy tackle totals. It's probably best to see how things play out early in the season before turning to Gaines in most settings, though.
Though Gaines started 15 games as a rookie in 2014, he took a backseat to both Trumaine Johnson and Janoris Jenkins in 2015. Jenkins bolted for the Giants during the offseason, though, but it appears Lamarcus Joyner has the edge at replacing him in the starting lineup. If that situation holds, Gaines will be utilized as a depth option in the Rams' secondary in 2016.
Due to an injury to Trumaine Johnson, the likely starter heading into 2014, Gaines took hold of the starting cornerback spot and never let go. The rookie tallied 70 tackles, two picks and two fumble recoveries, but a Lisfranc foot injury will keep him out the entire 2015 season.
Gaines picked off five passes and was part of a ferocious Missouri defense in 2013 before being picked in the sixth round. The defensive backfield was the Rams' weakness in 2013, and St. Louis is hoping Gaines can be one of their cornerbacks of the future.
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Placed on IR
CBBuffalo Bills
Groin
August 10, 2019
Gaines (core muscle/groin) has been placed on injured reserve by the Bills.
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To be sidelined multiple weeks
CBBuffalo Bills
Groin
August 6, 2019
Coach Sean McDermott said Tuesday that Gaines (groin) will be out "a few weeks," Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN reports.
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Out for Monday's practice
CBBuffalo Bills
Groin
August 5, 2019
Gaines will sit out Monday's practice session due to a hip/groin injury, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
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Healthy for training camp
CBBuffalo Bills
July 25, 2019
Gaines, who missed time with an undisclosed injury during spring work, was practicing with the top unit during the first day of training camp Thursday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
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Sidelined at practice
CBBuffalo Bills
Undisclosed
June 4, 2019
Gaines did not participate in Tuesday's practice due to an undisclosed injury, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
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