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Fantasy football waiver wire: Buffalo Bills look like good injury replacements

How is Charles Clay still widely available?!

NFL: Denver Broncos at Buffalo Bills Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Surfing the waiver wire is a weekly must for fantasy owners. For a 3-1 team, the Buffalo Bills have few real “superstars,” but there are plenty of players worth adding in leagues all throughout multiple platforms.

TE Charles Clay (67% owned in Yahoo! leagues)

How on Earth is the fourth-highest scorer at the tight end position still available in one-third of fantasy leagues? Clay is Tyrod Taylor’s best target, and he’s the one in whom Taylor clearly has the most trust. With Jordan Matthews expected to miss a month with a thumb injury, Clay’s target share only stands to increase. He’s already caught 18-of-25 targets, and considering that Taylor has only passed 99 times, Clay is literally the recipient of a Buffalo Bills pass on one-fourth of the team’s pass plays. If he’s available, add him.

QB Tyrod Taylor (45% owned)

Taylor may not be the best play on a regular week, but when there are three quarterbacks who have outscored him on a bye and two more who are going to miss time due to injury, he isn’t a bad add on a week-to-week basis. While Sunday’s matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals doesn’t appear to be a great one on paper, the Bengals’ success against quarterbacks is a bit misleading. Cincinnati has allowed the ninth-fewest points to quarterbacks, but that includes abysmal days from a struggling Joe Flacco, whose Baltimore Ravens look downright awful offensively, and rookie DeShone Kizer of the Cleveland Browns. Aaron Rodgers and DeShaun Watson each scored at least 17 points against the Bengals, and Taylor could have a good enough day to break into that 13-17-point realm on Sunday.

K Stephen Hauschka (36% owned)

The Bills’ new “mad bomber,” Hauschka has already hit on four field goals of 50 yards or longer, which ties him with Matt Prater for the NFL lead in that category. His 41 points are good for seventh among kickers, yet he is inexplicably available for add in two-thirds of fantasy leagues. If you’re looking to stream a better kicker than the one you have, chances are that you’ll be able to add Buffalo’s kicker for this Sunday.

Bills Defense/Special Teams (14% owned)

This one is just insulting. Buffalo’s defense is among the league’s best, both in real life and in fantasy football, yet 86% of leagues see the Bills’ defense on the waiver wire. They lead the league in points against, allowing only 54 through four games. They’re third in the league in interceptions with six. Their 11 sacks are good for a ninth-place tie. Go add them now, before other people start to catch on to the fact that Sean McDermott and Leslie Frazier are running a far better defense than the one run by Rex Ryan and company.