Buffalo Bills – Fantasy Impact pt 2


Dec 23, 2012; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Buffalo Bills tight end Scott Chandler (84) catches a pass and is tackled by Miami Dolphins strong safety Chris Clemons (30) in the first quarter of a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Chandler was injured on the play. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

TE – Unfortunately for Buffalo Bills fans, the TE spot is always one that is passed up by Fantasy owners.  This year is no different, although Scott Chandler having a record tying year for Bills TEs last year could be a back-up for 10+ leagues.  He won’t put up more than about 4-6 points a game, so back-up or injury ridden teams would be my recommendation for him. 

Dec 30, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams (94) chases New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Jets 28-9. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

DEF – The Bills defense is one that could go either way this year.  They did lose a couple of guys but no one that couldn’t be replaced.  The defensive line is a lot more sound than it was last year and there has been efforts to bring in LBs that will help stop the run and pass.  Moving Aaron Williams to safety and as long as Jarius Byrd Signs, the safety positions will be on lock down.  CB is really the only questionable spot with Gilmore and no one else slated as the started.  There will be a definite competition at the CB spot that will be interesting to watch.  With Mike Pettine coming from the Jets and bring in a more streamlined defensive scheme, they may be one to look at if some of the top defenses are gone early on.  They will definitely be a good bye week team in the middle of the season. 

Nov 8, 2012; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Florida State Seminoles kicker Dustin Hopkins (18) kicks a field goal as safety Chris Revell (86) holds in the second quarter at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

K – Lindell has been the Bills kicker for the past 10 years.  Being in the league for 13 years, his accuracy has begun to wane a bit.  Buffalo drafted Dustin Hopkins out of FSU to compete for the kicker spot.  Lindell would not be on my list of kickers to pick up even in deep leagues, but with a new offensive scheme, the kicker may play a bigger role, which has been the downfall for the fantasy owners and Bills kickers.  If I had to I would look more to Hopkins and watch him in training camp.  He would be my choice over Lindell, even if he is cut from the team.