These are the players you should be starting and sitting in fantasy football on the Buffalo Bills in Week 12.
This week’s matchup between the Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Chargers is shaping up to be one of the marquee matchups in terms of fantasy football. The fact that this is two of the better offenses, going up against defenses that haven’t played as well, could be a recipe for a high scoring game.
These are the players on the Buffalo Bills that should be started as well as the players who you may want to keep on your bench in fantasy football.
*All stats courtesy of NFL.com unless otherwise noted.
Buffalo Bills Start ’em
At this point in the season, Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs are must starts regardless of the matchup. However, this matchup presents an opportunity for both players to finish in the Top 3 of their respective positions. Anybody who has either player should feel good about having them in their lineup this week.
Start: Zack Moss
The Bills running game has not been great this season and Devin Singletary and Zack Moss haven’t really been great fantasy options. However, that could change in Week 12 against the Chargers, specifically for Zack Moss.
While it remains to be seen what the workload is going to be between the two running backs, Moss has started to see his touches increase and surpass Singletary as Moss has had 19 over the past two weeks compared to Singletary’s 10.
The other reason Moss is a good start this week is that the Chargers have struggled to keep running backs out of the end zone. According to NFL.com, the Chargers have given up the second-most rushing touchdowns (6) in the NFL over the past four weeks. The fact that Moss has become the goalline back for this offense means he has a good chance to get at least one touchdown in this game.
Start: Tyler Kroft
While the Bills passing game has been one of the best in the league, the tight ends have largely not been big parts. However, the Chargers have struggled to stop tight ends the past four weeks and have given up the fifth-most points to the position and have allowed them to score the most touchdowns in the NFL (4).
The return of Tyler Kroft will be a nice boost to this offense and considering Kroft has been a red zone target for Josh Allen, he has a good chance to find the end zone in this one.
Buffalo Bills Sit ’em
While the Chargers have struggled limiting points to quarterbacks, they have done a good job keeping wide receivers in check. In the past four weeks, the Chargers have given up the fifth fewest points to wide receivers.
While Stefon Diggs should have a big game, this could mean points may be tough to come by for the other wide receivers. The Chargers do have a pretty good group of corners with Casey Hayward and Michael Davis as well Chris Harris Jr., who potentially could be returning this week.
This week’s game for the Buffalo Bills seems to be shaping up to be more about the tight ends and running backs while it is a quieter game for wide receivers not named Stefon Diggs.