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Fantasy football Week 5: Buffalo Bills passing game targets

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The Buffalo Bills are changing things up in their passing attack moving to Kyle Orton at quarterback; how might that switch affect the team's targeting tendencies?

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Even before the Buffalo Bills' offense became frustratingly inefficient at passing the football during a two-game losing streak, the team wasn't exactly lighting it up through their air during their 2-0 start. Now, the team is making a quarterback switch in an attempt for more consistency in that phase of the offense.

Until that happens (and it might not), veteran running back Fred Jackson could remain the biggest part of the Bills' passing attack. He's on the field in obvious passing situations thanks to his pass-blocking prowess, but on a per-snap basis, no Bills skill player on offense is being targeted as a receiver more - including star rookie Sammy Watkins, who remains the team's leading receiver in yardage and scoring.

Here is the Bills' target breakdown after four weeks. It'll be interesting to see how things change, if they do, with Kyle Orton pulling the trigger.

Pos. Player Snaps Tar %Snap %Tar Stats
RB Fred Jackson 141 24 17.0% 18.5% 19 rec, 170 yds, 1 TD
WR Sammy Watkins 244 32 13.1% 24.6% 17 rec, 197 yds, 2 TD
WR Robert Woods 233 29 12.4% 22.3% 11 rec, 119 yds
WR Mike Williams 141 16 11.3% 12.3% 7 rec, 134 yds, 1 TD
RB C.J. Spiller 111 10 9.0% 7.7% 10 rec, 81 yds, 1 TD
TE Scott Chandler 187 13 6.9% 10.0% 9 rec, 116 yds
WR Marquise Goodwin 29 2 6.9% 1.5%
TE Chris Gragg 64 2 3.1% 1.5% 1 rec, 14 yds
FB Frank Summers 64 2 3.1% 1.5% 2 rec, 7 yds