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Buffalo Bills fantasy football recap, week 8: Shady tops the team

Even with a poor rushing output, Buffalo’s lead runner led the Bills in fantasy scoring

The Buffalo Bills laid another offensive egg this week, wasting a tremendous effort from the defense against the New England Patriots in a 25-6 loss on Monday Night Football. Even an exotic game plan full of wild runs and Tecmo Super Bowl play calls couldn’t shake the funk from Buffalo’s moribund offense.

While it was another atrocious day in real life for Buffalo’s offense, there were a few players who registered decent fantasy football scores for the week. Here are Buffalo’s top scorers from Week 8.


RB LeSean McCoy

Shady only managed 13 rushing yards on the day, taking 12 carries to do so, which makes his inclusion on the list a bit surprising. However, it was his day as a pass receiver that provided his fantasy worth, as he hauled in 6 passes for 82 yards, leading Buffalo in both categories. McCoy’s 12.5 fantasy points last night was his high for the season.

K Stephen Hauschka

Buffalo’s only source of scoring was their excellent field goal kicker, who nailed both of his long attempts on the day. His first kick was good from 47 yards away, which is worth 4 points in fantasy football; his second kick was good from 50 yards out, a 5-point fantasy effort, giving him 9 total fantasy points on the day. With Buffalo’s offense continuing to play so poorly, Hauschka remains the best fantasy football player the Bills have in 2018.

WR Zay Jones

If there is one positive to take away from the season so far, it’s that Jones has begun to resemble the high-level wideout the Bills thought they were selecting last season. Jones had another solid day at the office this week, posting 6 receptions for 55 yards, good for 8.5 fantasy points. Jones is the best route runner among Buffalo’s receivers, and he is the only one of the bunch who can create some semblance of separation on his routes, as he has been fairly effective in the slot. The second-year man needed to take a step forward this year, and he has done so even as the offense has taken three giant leaps backwards from a year ago.