WR1: Eric Moulds – 1998
Fantasy points: 191
The Bills needed a replacement to Andre Reed in the late ’90s, Eric Moulds–their first round pick in 1996–quickly proved that he could be that guy. Moulds burst onto the scene in 1998, solidifying himself as a star, and earning a Pro-Bowl nod. He was a catalyst for the team’s playoff rebirth, as he gave Doug Flutie a go-to target and deep threat.
A physically imposing receiver, Moulds looked the part of the most athletic player on the field at all times. His stats reflect that, as he caught 67 passes for 1,368 yards and nine touchdowns. His 1998 season was the best in Bills fantasy receiving history, in terms of standard scoring/ His 2002 season takes the cake in PPR, with nearly 290 points, as he caught 100 passes.
WR2: Andre Reed – 1989
Fantasy points: 188
As Jim Kelly’s go-to target during the K-Gun days, Andre Reed had a Hall of Fame career in Buffalo. But his best–fantasy–season came before the Bills’ offense took off in the early ’90s. In 1989, Reed broke the 1,000-yard barrier for the first time in his career four weeks before the season ended.
Reed finished 1989 with 88 receptions,1,312 yards, and nine touchdowns; all in the top-six in the NFL for the year. His finite route-running, competitiveness, and sure-hands made him a consistent target in Buffalo for 14 seasons. Many campaigns, including 1991 and 1994, can contend for his best fantasy year; but 1989 stood above the rest and sparked a legendary career.
WR3 (bench): Peerless Price – 2002
Fantasy points: 176
If Eric Moulds was Superman for the early 2000’s Bills, Peerless Price was Batman. Though undersized at 5-foot-10, Price was able to shred defenses alongside Moulds. At times, with Eric Bledsoe passing to them, they were unguardable and were a true dynamic duo. 2002 is where they showed that, as both had 1,200+ receiving yard seasons.
Price caught 94 passes for 1,252 yards and nine touchdowns in 2002–it was his first, and ultimately only 1,000 receiving yards season. He was a speedy receiver that stretched the field with the best of them and treaded yards after the catch. Though Price wasn’t the star Moulds was, his 2002 season is entrenched in Bills history.
WR4 (bench): Stevie Johnson – 2010
Fantasy points: 167
After a couple of years battling injuries and working his way up the depth chart, Stevie Johnson earned a starting job in 2010 and didn’t cede it until he left Buffalo. He was a bright spot for some frustrating Bills offenses, as he immediately became Ryan Fitzpatrick‘s top target.
As the owner of one of the most creative/tricky arrays of release moves and a well-run route tree, Johnson was a consistently open target in Buffalo. In 2010, that showed, as he recorded career bests in nearly every offensive category. For the season, he tallied 82 catches for 1,073 yards and ten touchdowns, while solidifying himself in fantasy football “steals” folklore.