The New England Patriots are set to invade New Era Field on Monday night, and the Buffalo Bills are reeling, coming off of a miserable 37-5 loss at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts. While the Bills might be able to pull off an upset, it’s far more likely that this match-up with New England will look like most of the games between the two teams over the last seventeen years.
In fantasy football, there are few match-ups as promising as a Patriots game against the Bills. If you have a New England player on your team, first of all, shame on you for going over to the dark side. Secondly, play those players confidently this week.
Here are three solid bets for Monday Night Football.
QB Tom Brady
The G.O.A.T. absolutely annihilates the Bills. In 31 games against Buffalo, Brady has completed 64.4% of his passes for 7,798 touchdowns, 68 touchdowns, 22 interceptions, and 101.3 quarterback rating. He’s added 125 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns on the ground in his overall torment of the Bills. Even if New England takes a big lead early, the Patriots won’t let off the gas pedal, so Brady can rack up some big points throughout the day.
RB James White
Buffalo was horrendous on defense last week by all measures, but they were especially inept when trying to contain Marlon Mack. White is a much better receiver out of the backfield than Mack, and he is currently New England’s leader in targets (61), receptions (45), and receiving touchdowns (6). He is also second on the team with 380 receiving yards. Indianapolis abused the middle of Buffalo’s defense last week, and New England’s personnel is superior to Indy’s.
TE Rob Gronkowski
Speaking of players who shred the Bills, the Amherst native has tormented his hometown team throughout the entirety of his professional career. Gronk has caught more passes (66) for more yards (1,027) and more touchdowns (12) against the Bills than against any other team he has faced. He’s compiled those numbers in 13 games. Buffalo’s rookie linebacker Tremaine Edmunds was used, abused, and exposed during last week’s blowout. New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is certainly salivating over the match-up this week.