Tyrod Taylor vs. Jimmy Garoppolo (most likely)
We would still avoid starting Tyrod Taylor at this point. He’s 18th amongst all quarterbacks in scoring in Yahoo leagues. In Week 2, he was the fourth-leading scoring quarterback when he threw for 297 yards, with three touchdowns and an interception. The problem is 52 percent of his yards and 67 percent of his touchdowns came on just two plays.
Besides Week 2 Taylor has been awful. He hasn’t thrown for over 120 yards in either of the other weeks this season. Most quarterbacks in today’s league can throw for that amount in their sleep. Part of the problem has been an injured and limited Sammy Watkins which has made the Bills more predictable on offense. With Watkins out for the next eight weeks, we wouldn’t expect Taylor’s numbers to improve enough to merit a start.
The Patriots quarterback mystery appears to be solved. It looks like New England will start Jimmy Garoppolo tomorrow according to several sources including the below tweet from Bleacher Report.
If he does play, that’s the worst case scenario for the Bills. The Patriots other two options Jacoby Brissett and Julian Edelman don’t throw nearly as well as Garoppolo. New England will be able to run a much better mix of running and passing plays with Jimmy G. in the lineup.
I still wouldn’t expect them to pass excessively, though. Garoppolo is coming off a shoulder injury and his arm probably won’t have the stamina to air it out all day on Sunday. How will this affect the Patriots receivers? Click on the next slide to find out.