The Buffalo Bills scored a huge victory this week, knocking off the reeling Kansas City Chiefs 16-10 at Arrowhead Stadium. Neither the Bills nor the Chiefs had a victory in the month of November, as the teams entered the month a combined 11-4, but combined for five losses once the calendar passed Halloween. A low-scoring affair usually isn’t very good for fantasy football, and this game was no different. However, there were a few players worthy of note for the Bills on Sunday.
QB Tyrod Taylor
The Bills’ quarterback made his return to the lineup, and he was, well, himself on Sunday. Taylor threw for 183 yards on 19-of-29 passing (65.5%) with one touchdown pass. He also added 27 rushing yards on 9 attempts. Taylor’s 14.02 fantasy points were most among Buffalo players, and Taylor was second only to Chiefs’ quarterback Alex Smith (14.46) in points for the game. Taylor very well could have had more on the day, but even though he was very efficient in the first half, offensive coordinator Rick Dennison decided to abandon the passing game in the second half. Taylor attempted 24 passes in the first half, but was only 4-of-5 for 62 yards in the second half. He took two sacks, as well, but the Bills passed on only seven of their 21 second half plays.
WR Zay Jones
The conservative second half approach limited Buffalo’s top receiver on the day, as well. Jones was targeted 10 times, by far the highest number on the squad, but he only hauled in 3 passes for 33 yards. Luckily, one of those grabs was an 11-yard touchdown that served as the game’s only end zone trip for Buffalo. Jones’s 10.8 fantasy points represent the second-highest output of his career, and he has now been targeted 24 times in Buffalo’s last three games.
RB LeSean McCoy
Shady was bottled up all day, as he only gained 49 yards on 22 rushes. He did catch all four of his targets, gaining 30 yards receiving on the afternoon. A 9.9-point fantasy game isn’t what you want out of McCoy, but it was at least enough to help out in a close game. With Travaris Cadet showing good burst and usefulness in the passing game (6 carries, 28 yards, 3 catches, 21 yards), it’s at least possible that the Bills may look to limit McCoy’s touches a bit in the coming weeks. However, McCoy is still as explosive as anyone in the league, and he should be in your lineup if he’s on your team.
K Stephen Hauschka
“Haush-money” may have missed a 50-yard field goal, but he made one, as well. He was 3-for-4 on the day, adding an extra point to his ledger for a total of 13 fantasy points.