Fantasy Football Outlook for Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots
The Buffalo Bills face off against the New England Patriots on Sunday at 1pm in Foxboro. In this article, we’ll do our best to analyze how we think certain key players will do in fantasy football.
First, let’s start with the running backs. You can expect another big day from LeGarrette Blount. Blount is just shy of averaging 100 yards per game and is getting 25 carries a week. He’s scored at least a touchdown in each game this season. He’s leading the league in rushing yards (298), rushing attempts (75) and rushing touchdowns (4). He has been a focal point for the offense in the absence of Tom Brady and right now there is no better back to have in fantasy due to the workload he is getting.
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For the Bills, LeSean McCoy should also have a good day. The Bills running game finally got back on track last week after two disappointing weeks to start the season. Last week, McCoy put up 110 yards and two touchdowns against a tough Arizona team.
Shady has the 10th most rushing attempts in the league and the 10th most yards. The Bills will carry a similar game plan into this week as they did last week. They will try to establish a lead, and their running game, so they can keep the clock moving and shorten the game against a good team.
With Sammy Watkins out, McCoy’s role will become that much more important. It will also be easier for the Patriots to key in on him now with Sammy out. He’s got a challenge ahead of him but still look for McCoy to have a good day on Sunday.
Speaking of Sammy Watkins, the big question last week was will he or won’t he play. The answer turned out to be the latter after his injury was aggravated in a walk-through last week. However, if you checked his facebook page the night before the game you might have thought he was going to play. Watkins posted “Ready to go out there and compete at the highest level!”
A lot has changed since that post just a week ago. Watkins was placed on injured reserve on Friday and he won’t be eligible to return for eight weeks. If you don’t have an IR spot in your league, you should drop him. This is absolutely crushing news for the Bills passing game. How will it affect the other Bills receivers? Click on the next slide to find out.