5 thoughts ahead of Buffalo Bills divisional battle with the New England Patriots

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The Bills need to get the slot receiver involved in the passing game

Since Week 1 of the NFL season, Khalil Shakir has gone from a 10% snap share to 39% last week against the Giants. His snaps have increased with every game this season too. The Bills trust him enough to put him on the field more and more because he's become an elite blocker but why isn't he more involved in the passing game?

Despite the increase in snaps, Shakir has only four receptions on five targets this season. He also added a touchdown. In those limited targets, his quarterback has an impressive QB rating of 139.6. So, I ask again, why isn't he getting more involved in the passing game?

Here are my thoughts on this. The Bills have been rotating Shakir in the slot with both Deonte Harty and Trent Sherfield. It makes it very difficult to build any chemistry or trust with your quarterback when you are constantly in and out of the lineup. I don't expect anything to change but I would love to see the Bills go with Shakir and stick with him in the slot. Let him develop and build that trust with Josh Allen.