The Buffalo Bills lost to the New England Patriots on Sunday, 23-3. Any time a team only musters three points in real life, it’s easy to imagine them having few bright spots in terms of fantasy football. That was certainly the case with the Bills on Sunday, as only one player even managed to hit double-digits in terms of fantasy scoring. Here were the “standout” performers on the day.
RB LeSean McCoy
Shady led the Bills in more ways than one, amassing 93 rushing yards on only 15 carries on the day. Ten of those carries came in the first half, as Buffalo went down 16-3 after the first drive of the third quarter and largely abandoned the run from that point forward. McCoy also added 2 catches for 9 yards, bringing his point total for the afternoon to 11.2 for the game.
Buffalo’s defense is back...somewhat. The Bills managed to score 5 fantasy points, buoyed mostly by 3 sacks and an interception by Tre’Davious White. They allowed plenty of yardage and 23 points, but it wasn’t a bad performance overall for the defense.
RB Travaris Cadet
Buffalo’s change-of-pace back was actually the team’s second-highest individual scorer in terms of fantasy points, coming in with 5.6 points on the day. Cadet carried the ball 4 times for 22 yards, and caught 3 passes for 19 more. Had Joe Webb put just a little less on a seam throw in the second quarter, Cadet would have added a fourth grab and a touchdown to his afternoon, but alas, the ball glanced harmlessly to the turf instead.
TE Charles Clay
A long reception that was called back due to a LeSean McCoy penalty makes his stat line look far more tame, as Clay managed to lead the team in receptions with only 3. He totaled 20 yards on the day, bringing his fantasy scoring total to 3.5 for the afternoon.
WR Zay Jones
Jones led the Bills in receiving yards on Sunday. He had 2 catches for 22 yards. That pretty much sums up the kind of afternoon it was for the Bills’ offensive (in more ways than one) unit. That output was good for 3.2 fantasy pints on the afternoon. While Jones continued his streak of heavy targets, seeing 7 on the day, he also continued a trend from early in the season by catching an incredibly low percentage of balls thrown his way.