clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Brady, Gronkowski look to continue fantasy football dominance in Buffalo

Two of the Bills’ biggest rivals come to town this Sunday

NFL: New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Whenever the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots meet, Tom Brady seems to have a great game. Brady has thrown for 7,316 yards and 66 touchdowns in 29 games against the Bills; the Patriots are 26-3 in those games. In terms of fantasy football scoring, Brady has more points than anyone other than Russell Wilson and Carson Wentz this season. He will look to continue his run of dominance in 2017 on Sunday, but there are a few other New England players who are worth starting in your fantasy football league this week.

QB Tom Brady

I feel dirty writing this, but Brady is a must-start this week, just as he is every week. The future Hall of Fame quarterback is well on his way to another fantastic season overall, and he is right in the running for the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award, as well.

TE Rob Gronkowski

The Buffalo native has 11 touchdown catches against his hometown team, which is the most he has against any one opponent. He is an absolute monster when healthy, and he has performed quite well all season. He comes into Sunday’s game with 46 catches, 702 receiving yards, and a team-high 7 touchdowns. Buffalo did a great job on Travis Kelce last week, but they lucked out, as well, with Alex Smith choosing not to look Kelce’s way even when he was open at times. Brady won’t make the same mistakes.

WR Brandin Cooks

Buffalo has struggled with big-play receivers since their Week 5 loss at the Cincinnati Bengals, but much of that struggle occurred against Shareece Wright. E.J. Gaines may be able to help slow down New England's potent passing attack, but if the Patriots are creative in moving Cooks around, they could isolate him in the middle of the field against Buffalo’s zone shells, giving him the chance to work against Leonard Johnson, or worse, linebackers and safeties. (Remember Keenan Allen?)