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Fantasy football Week 3: Buffalo Bills passing game targets

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Sammy Watkins is clearly the top target in the Buffalo Bills' passing offense, but where is the ball going when it isn't headed in Watkins' direction?

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The Buffalo Bills passing offense has not typically produced starting-caliber fantasy players in the past decade or so, but that may be changing thanks to rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins. The No. 4 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft had his first huge game as a pro in Sunday's 29-10 win over Miami, hauling in eight receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown.

As the Bills prepare for their Week 3 showdown with the San Diego Chargers this weekend, Watkins has emerged as the clear go-to target in Buffalo's passing offense. He has played more snaps and seen the highest percentage of targets of any receiver on the team by a country mile to this point, but most tellingly, he also has seen the highest percentage of targets per snap played.

You can bet that the Chargers are keenly aware of the prominence of Watkins in Buffalo's passing offense, and are doing what they can to force EJ Manuel to target players a bit further down this list when the two teams take the field on Sunday afternoon in Orchard Park.

Pos. Player Snaps Tar %Snap %Tar Stats
WR Sammy Watkins 104 15 14.4% 31.3% 11 rec, 148 yds, 1 TD
RB Fred Jackson 57 7 12.3% 14.6% 5 rec, 40 yds
WR Mike Williams 56 6 10.7% 12.5% 3 rec, 39 yds
WR Robert Woods 99 9 9.1% 18.8% 5 rec, 83 yds
RB C.J. Spiller 55 4 7.3% 8.3% 4 rec, 20 yds, 1 TD
WR Marquise Goodwin 21 1 4.8% 2.1%
TE Scott Chandler 71 3 4.2% 6.3% 2 rec, 27 yds
TE Chris Gragg 54 2 3.7% 4.2% 1 rec, 14 yds
FB Frank Summers 42 1 2.4% 2.1% 1 rec, 4 yds