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Buffalo Bills fantasy football recap: Defense leads the way

The Bills’ defense/special teams used turnovers to turn in a solid fantasy scoring day

The Buffalo Bills continued to provide poor fantasy football scoring returns last week. At this point, unless the fantasy league you’re playing in is a 16-team league, there really aren’t any Bills players who are worthy of starting, and there really aren’t many worthy of rostering, either.

Buffalo’s leading receiver on Sunday was Zay Jones, who managed to pull in three catches for 20 yards. Jones is also the team’s leading receiver on the year, totaling 13 receptions for 164 yards on the whole season thus far. Kelvin Benjamin leads the team in targets with 26, but he’s only managed eight catches on the season.

Sunday was an ugly game from a fantasy football perspective, but there were a few players who actually managed to make it into double-figures.

QB Josh Allen

The Bills’ rookie once again provided some value with his legs, scoring on a 14-yard rushing touchdown on Buffalo’s first drive of the game. Unfortunately, that one play represented almost his whole day’s fantasy output, as he managed just 82 yards passing and 19 yards rushing overall. He was also intercepted once, giving him a total of 10.2 fantasy points on the day. Allen has another difficult match-up ahead of him next week, as the Bills go on the road to face the Houston Texans and their scary-good defensive line.

RB LeSean McCoy

Shady had his best game since Week 16 of last year, rushing for 85 yards on the day. While he certainly wasn’t efficient, as he did so on 24 carries, he still managed to gain the yardage. He also caught two passes for 23 yards, bringing his total fantasy points to 11.8 on the day. Perhaps this will be a springboard for McCoy to bigger numbers as the year continues. At the very least, it appears that offensive coordinator Brian Daboll is going to feed his running backs the football in order to take the pressure off of Allen until the rookie is a bit more comfortable.

Bills D/ST

Buffalo’s defense did a whole lot of things right on Sunday, holding the Tennessee Titans out of the end zone all afternoon. They also managed to force three turnovers, recovering two fumbles and intercepting one pass. The Bills also sacked Marcus Mariota twice. When all was said and done, their defense scored 12 fantasy points, good for its second-highest scoring output on the year. The Bills D/ST is a fairly good play at this point, with 12 sacks, three interceptions, and six recovered fumbles on the year. With availability in 98% of Yahoo! fantasy leagues, the Bills’ defense might be worth an add over the next few weeks.