6 under-the-radar players to watch for the Buffalo Bills in Week 18

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Khalil Shakir

One of the ways offenses have been able to move the ball against this Dolphins defense through the air has been to target their slot receiver. In fact, the Dolphins have allowed the most receiving yards to slot receivers in the NFL with an average of 41 receiving yards per game.

While Stefon Diggs has struggled over the past two months and Gabe Davis has been very inconsistent, Khalil Shakir has been pretty reliable out of the slot. Since Joe Brady took over as offensive coordinator, he has caught 14 of his 18 targets with a catch rate of 77% in six games. In four of the six games, Shakir has had 35 or more receiving yards (compared to three in the first 10 games).

This would be a great week to give Shakir an expanded role in the passing game and give him five or more targets to test the Dolphins secondary in a part of the field they have struggled to defend.