E.J. Gaines
E.J. Gaines
27-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Buffalo Bills
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $3.6 million contract with the Bills in March of 2019.
Declares himself healthy
CBBuffalo Bills
March 25, 2019
Gaines said Monday that he's healthy and has been cleared by a concussion specialist, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Gaines played just six games (two starts) with the Browns last season due to concussion symptoms. Encouragingly, the 2014 sixth-round pick now appears to have managed a full recovery ahead of training camp. Gaines will face competition from Levi Wallace and Kevin Johnson for the No. 2 cornerback role this offseason.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do E.J. Gaines' measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
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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2016
2015
2014
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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Returns to Buffalo
CBBuffalo Bills
March 25, 2019
Gaines is signing a one-year, $3.6 million contract with the Bills, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Done for season
CBCleveland Browns
Concussion
November 7, 2018
Gaines (concussion) has been placed on injured reserve, which will effectively close out his 2018 campaign, Andrew Gribble of the Browns' official site reports.
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Suffers concussion
CBCleveland Browns
Concussion
November 4, 2018
Gaines won't return to Sunday's game versus the Chiefs due to a concussion, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
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Practices in full Wednesday
CBCleveland Browns
October 31, 2018
Gaines (concussion) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
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Ruled out again
CBCleveland Browns
Concussion
October 26, 2018
Gaines (concussion) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
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