Buffalo Bills Fantasy Outlook


Sep 29, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel (3) drops to pass against the Baltimore Ravens during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Ravens 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills are coming into week 5 with a record of 2-2.  This is the first game since 2009 that they will be playing in prime time.
Coming into this game the Bills are a little banged up from the past 4 weeks. We will look at who fantasy owners should consider sitting and starting this week.
EJ Manuel is scheduled to have about 14 points against the Browns this week.  He has been inconsistent in the past and this can be a concern for some fantasy owners but if your starting quarterback is on a bye or is injured EJ Manuel will be a decent viable option.
The running back situation for the bills will be a little different this week.  CJ Spiller is coming off of an ankle injury from this past weekend and is slated as a game time decision.  The Buffalo Bills have brought practice squad running back Ronnie Wingo as insurance just in case Spiller cannot go.  Spiller is probably not a good choice to start tonight and if you have other options I recommend starting them.  If Spiller does play he is not going to get the majority of the carries. So Spiller will probably only be around a 6.5-7 points this game, if he plays.
Fred Jackson will get the majority of the carries whether Spiller is injured or not.  Jackson has quietly been racking up yards each and every game and has been a solid player while Spiller has been injured.  If you have Jackson, I recommend starting him because he is going to get the majority carries and will be right around 10 points this week.
Stevie Johnson is going up against Joe Haden this week and this should be a good match-up.  Joe Haden is considered a shutdown corner so Stevie Johnson may not get as many targets that he has been getting in the past but he still will get looks from EJ Manuel.  Johnson would be a good number 2 or number 3 receiver in most leagues and look for him to get about 8 points tonight.
Robert Woods has been getting looks from EJ Manuel each and every week and there will be no change this week.  With Johnson being covered by Haden, Woods is going to be the slot go to guy for Manuel.  Look for what should be about 7/8 point range.
The last fantasy option for the bills is tightend Scott Chandler.  Chandler is a decent option for a tight end 2 in most fantasy leagues.  if you have a bye week or an injury at your tight end position Chandler will be a decent fill in for this week. He’s projected to do about five points.