If you’re looking for a “sexy” fantasy football pick, veteran running back Frank Gore certainly isn’t that. The 34-year old former third round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers has been with the Indianapolis Colts since 2015, and he has been a consistently solid producer for each of his 13 NFL seasons. In a matchup against the Buffalo Bills’ run defense this week, it could be the savvy veteran who has the biggest day among the visiting players, especially with frigid forecasts expected at game time.
RB Frank Gore
Gore has never rushed for fewer than 853 yards in a season which he served as the lead back; in fact, he has never been lower than 967 yards in a season where he played in at least 75% of his team’s games. Gore is on pace for his lowest rushing output as a starter of his career, averaging 52.7 rushing yards per game. The Bills have allowed more fantasy points to running backs than any team in the league, and Gore stands to see plenty of carries on Sunday. The workhorse back is certainly worthy of a flex play this week.
TE Jack Doyle
While Buffalo managed to keep Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs in check two Sundays ago, they were shredded by old nemesis Rob Gronkowski last week against the New England Patriots. The Bills allow the 11th-most fantasy points to tight ends, and Doyle is someone who is quietly having a solid season as Jacoby Brissett’s safety blanket. Doyle has 62 catches for 560 yards and 2 touchdowns on the season. All of those numbers would be tops on the Bills’ roster except for the touchdowns, and Doyle’s pair of touchdown grabs would be good for second on Buffalo’s team in 2017. Doyle is 9th among tight ends in fantasy scoring this season, and he has a good matchup this week.
K Adam Vinatieri
The former Patriot is still deadly accurate, connecting on 22-of-23 field goal attempts in 2017 at the age of 45. He’s also been good on all four of his kicks of 50-plus yards, as well. The veteran is a good streaming option, as Buffalo has allowed the 8th-most points to kickers this season. If the weather is poor, we all know that he can still kick in the snow, so I wouldn’t be afraid to play Vinatieri in adverse conditions.