Pro Football Focus: highest graded Buffalo Bills in 2023

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Bills top-graded offensive players

1. Josh Allen - 91.3

Josh Allen may not win the league's MVP award but he's Bills Mafia MVP and is Buffalo personified. There may not have ever been a more beloved Buffalo Bill in the team's history and that's saying a lot. If this young man gets this team to a Super Bowl and wins it, there will undoubtedly be a statue of him erected somewhere in Buffalo. His 91.3 grade is the highest grade awarded from PFF by any quarterback.

2. Stefon Diggs - 81.1

There has been a lot of talk over the last few weeks about Stefon Diggs' decline in production but according to PFF, he was one of the best offensive players on the team. His 81.1 grade ranks him 18th among NFL receivers. He finished the season with 107 receptions, 1,183 yards and eight touchdowns. He was targeted 160 times and while the numbers were down over the last half of the season, the team will need him to make some plays to advance in the postseason.

3. Khalil Shakir - 75.3

Khalil Shakir has been a revelation in 2023. Early in the season, he seemed to be an afterthought, receiving only about ten percent of the snaps in Week One but as the season progressed, he started to get more involved in the offense. You could see the trust that Allen has in Shakir grow each week and Shakir has become an integral part of this offense. Shakir's PFF grade of 75.3 ranks 33rd among receivers. He finished the regular season with 39 receptions on 45 targets, 611 yards and two touchdowns. His 86.6 catch rate was tops in the NFL and I fully expect him to be a vital part of the Bills' postseason run.

4. Dion Dawkins - 73.7

Dion Dawkins is another player who is supremely loved by Bills Mafia. He's had an incredible season and dominated. After a sub-par 2022 season, he bounced back and helped the Bills offensive line become the best line in the Coach McDermott era. He was in on 689 pass plays and gave up only one sack and seven total quarterback hits. Dawkins' 73.7 PFF grade ranks 24th among tackles.

5. James Cook - 71.8

James Cook took over the lead back role this season and did not disappoint, becoming the first Bills' 1,000-yard rusher since LeSean McCoy. Cook's 1,122 yards ranked fourth in the league and was sixth in all-purpose yards with 1,567 yards, adding six total touchdowns. His PFF grade ranks him 29th among all running backs.