In the two games that Kyle Orton has been the starting quarterback for the Buffalo Bills, reserve receiver Chris Hogan has emerged as a viable member of the team's passing attack.
Even before the team made Mike Williams a healthy scratch against New England, Hogan had become a part of the slot receiver rotation against Detroit. He made the most of his extended opportunity in Week 6, hauling in a touchdown pass that kept the Bills in the game briefly mid-way through the fourth quarter.
His sample size is very small, but Hogan is now second to only Fred Jackson in terms of targets per snaps played on the 2014 season. He quickly vaulted ahead of rookie Sammy Watkins, the team's top receiver, who was largely ignored by Orton throughout the bulk of the Pats game as the team avoided throwing toward Darrelle Revis. You can bet, moving forward, that getting Watkins involved early will be a priority for the Bills.
Here is the Bills' passing game data through six weeks. Make your fantasy football decisions, if you are unfortunate enough to be reliant on these players, accordingly.
|RB||Fred Jackson||239||39||16.3%||18.5%||30 rec, 245 yds, 1 TD|
|WR||Chris Hogan||50||8||16.0%||3.8%||7 rec, 99 yds, 1 TD|
|WR||Sammy Watkins||382||47||12.3%||22.3%||26 rec, 311 yds, 2 TD|
|WR||Robert Woods||362||43||11.9%||20.4%||21 rec, 234 yds, 1 TD|
|WR||Mike Williams||167||18||10.8%||8.5%||8 rec, 142 yds, 1 TD|
|WR||Marquise Goodwin||57||6||10.5%||2.8%||1 rec, 42 yds|
|RB||C.J. Spiller||148||15||10.1%||7.1%||13 rec, 106 yds, 1 TD|
|TE||Scott Chandler||283||28||9.9%||13.3%||19 rec, 242 yds|
|FB||Frank Summers||87||4||4.6%||1.9%||3 rec, 8 yds|
|TE||Chris Gragg||95||3||3.2%||1.4%||2 rec, 16 yds, 1 TD|