If you started Tyrod Taylor, Lesean McCoy, or Charles Clay on your fantasy football team, you're happy with them in your lineup. In ESPN’s Points Per Reception scoring system (PPR) each of the three players scored over 13 fantasy points. While the run game never got going for the Buffalo Bills, the passing game helped owners with Taylor, McCoy, and Clay. Going into an unfavorable matchup, starting your teams favorite players paid off.
QB Tyrod Taylor
Taylor scored 17.8 fantasy points with his 213 yards and 2 touchdowns. You have Rick Dennison to thank for giving Taylor more space to throw the ball with play-action plays and moving him out of the pocket. The passing game made a big jump from last week’s loss at the Carolina Panthers. Kudos to anyone who started Taylor this week in their matchup.
RB LeSean McCoy
The Bills run game was mostly nonexistent Sunday, but that didn't stop McCoy from having a solid fantasy performance. With only 21 yards on 14 carries, McCoy picked up the slack in the passing game. Recording 7 catches for 48 yards, 11.8 of his 13.9 points came from the air. When McCoy doesn't have a good game on the ground, he’s made up for it with 18 catches through the first three weeks. Once McCoy and the offensive line find the rhythm they are looking for, McCoy will continue to be a must start fantasy running back for the remainder of the season.
TE Charles Clay
Last week against the Panther, Clay had just 3 catches for 23 yards with a total of 5.3 points. The Panthers linebackers are among the best in the league and the matchup just wasn't there. This week’s win against the Denver Broncos was a move favorable matchup for Clay, despite the Broncos stellar secondary. Clay reeled in 6 grabs for 39 yards and a touchdown.
K Steven Hauschka
The Bills kicker saw a lot of time this week and delivered long field goals in response. He led all kickers in fantasy points this week with 19, tied with Detroit’s Matt Prater. He will be a solid option going forward if Buffalo’s offense continues to be okay-not-great.