During fantasy football drafts, players like Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen and wide receiver Stefon Diggs were usually drafted early and should finish as some of the top point scorers at their respective positions by the end of the season.
However, the first game of the season might be tough for both players as the New York Jets allowed the fewest points per game to wide receivers and 14th fewest points per game to quarterbacks, according to NFL Fantasy. One of the reasons quarterbacks had success was because the Jets allowed the third most rushing touchdowns to quarterbacks, which is something Josh Allen should be able to take advantage of in this game.
While Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs are must starts every week, one player that may not be as obvious for this game is rookie Dalton Kincaid. The Bills drafted Kincaid in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft and the former Utah tight end has looked great this preseason.
While it is a risk to start rookies the first week of the season, this is a great opportunity for Kincaid to have a big game right from the start. Last season, the Jets allowed the seventh most points per game to tight ends as they averaged 13.49 points per game.
It was clear offenses saw this was a weakness of the Jets defense as opposing tight ends had the second most targets with 139 total and an average of over eight per game. While Dalton Kincaid won't get all the targets for the position, with Dawson Knox technically the starter, Kincaid brings a little more versatility to the position and the Bills will be creative with how they deploy him.
In the end, Kincaid should approach double digit targets in this game and could finish with around six receptions and 60 receiving yards with a good chance at a touchdown. This stat line would easily make him a Top 12 scorer at a position that is very shallow after the Top 3 tight ends.