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Heading into the 2015 season, the Buffalo Bills defense was considered a top tier option for fantasy football owners. Despite their poor performance last Sunday against the New England Patriots, owners of the Bills' defense can expect better results Sunday in Miami.
When it comes to matching up against the Bills defense, Mario Williams has been a nightmare to contain for the Dolphins. In his last four games against Miami, Williams has combined for 7.5 sacks of quarterback Ryan Tannehill. This includes a stellar performance in Week 11 of the 2014 regular season, where Williams dominated the Dolphins line while recording 3.5 sacks. The Dolphins' starting left tackle, Branden Albert, did not play in that game last season, and may not play this week. Albert left the Week 2 loss to Jacksonville in the second quarter with a hamstring injury, and did not return. If Albert does not suit up, or plays at less than 100 percent, Williams and the Bills' defensive line could be in for a big day against the Dolphins.
Dolphins hurting at RB
Miami's starting running back, Lamar Miller, rolled an ankle last week and is currently considered day-to-day. He missed practice time this week, leaving his status up in the air for Sunday. In a sign that the Dolphins have concern about Miller's health, the team signed Jonas Gray off of their practice squad earlier in the week. If Miller can't go on Sunday, the Bills can expect to see a combination of Gray and second-year back Damien Williams in the Dolphins' backfield.
Aaron Williams unlikely to play
After Sunday's neck injury against New England, it is unlikely that the Bills' starting safety will play in Miami. The Bills have already signed Jonathan Meeks from the team's practice squad, and Bacarri Rambo will start in Williams' place. The loss of Williams is a blow for the Bills' defensive unit, but not enough of one that would keep the team out of starting lineups, even though Tannehill has yet to throw an interception this season.
Despite a wretched performance against the Patriots last week, owners of the Bills' defense are still starting the unit on Sunday. The Dolphins are a bit banged up on offense, and the Bills have traditionally kept them in check. Start this unit with confidence in what should be a low scoring affair.