Coming into week 6, the Buffalo Bills still have some options through a fantasy possibility, even with EJ out for a couple of weeks.
We will first look at CJ Spiller. Spiller at this point is a guy that you have to start in your lineups no matter what his probability is. If he is able to play, play him. He only had 8 carries last week and 13 snaps but was still able to use his explosiveness and break a big one finishing with over 12 points. Look for a similar performance this week even though the Bengals have given up the 9th fewest points to running backs. I’m looking at a 10+ point game.
Fred Jackson has been the fantasy powerhouse for the Bills. If you have him, he would not be a bad starter as he already has 70 total fantasy points through 5 weeks. That’s over a 10 point average each week. He will probably get the start again this week and even in the loss was able to put a 21 point game together. Don’t expect 20 points this week but look for the 10+ point average to be hit again. If the Bills get Jackson the ball, Jackson will get it done.
Stevie Johnson is listed as questionable and is listed as a game time decision. He is coming off of two very poor weeks with a -.10 and a 1.90 in his last two games. Without Manuel in the lineup, Lewis may be looking elsewhere to secure receptions and this is even if Johnson plays. Not a great match-up. If you have other options then I would go that route. If he plays, look for Johnson to be in the 7 point range this week.
Robert Woods is coming off a 13 target game last week where he was able to bring in just under 7 points. With Lewis at quarterback, look for the Bills to be running the ball more often to allow Lewis to get his feet wet with the offense. I don’t expect them to come out slinging the ball around the field. Lewis is also mobile so if the first two looks are not available we may see Lewis running as well. Don’t rule out Woods though, either way with Johnson playing or not, Woods will get the majority of the targets this week. 6 points.
The Bengals defense has been strong against all of the positions above and TE is not different. Chandler is a big option and allows for an outlet pass if Lewis is in trouble. He knows how to get open as well. Look for Chandler to be on the consistent and bring in about 5 points today. I think he may get some red zone looks as well so look for the points to be higher with a TD.