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Buffalo Bills opponent fantasy football preview: Leonard Fournette is heating up

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The Jaguars’ star runner has fully recovered from an early-season hamstring injury

The Jacksonville Jaguars come to Orchard Park this week to play the Buffalo Bills in a match-up of 2017 Wild Card teams that have struggled in 2018. Both teams’ current playoff hopes are on life support, and while the loser won’t be officially eliminated from contention, taking on an eighth loss makes a postseason trip nearly impossible. Of course, a victory will merely keep the faintest of hopes alive, but it’s certainly better than a loss.

In terms of fantasy football, a game between two teams with identical 3-7 records doesn’t seem to have many viable players to start, but there are a few who will be worthy of consideration from each side. Here are the Jacksonville players worth considering this weekend.


RB Leonard Fournette

The bruising runner started the season terribly, suffering a hamstring injury early in the first game of the year. He did not fully recover from the injury until after Jacksonville’s bye week, but since then, he has been fantastic. Fournette has scored 46.5 fantasy points over the last two weeks, and the Bills have allowed the tenth-most points to running backs this year. He’s a strong receiver out of the backfield, with great speed in the open field and a bruising running style—Fournette is the complete package.

K Josh Lambo

The Bills have done a great job holding teams to field goals, especially at home, allowing 11 field goals in 4 home games. Lambo has scored in double-figures in three consecutive games for Jacksonville. This is a good match-up for the Jaguars’ kicker.

Jaguars D/ST

While Jacksonville’s stop unit hasn’t been nearly as dominant as they were last year, they are still an immensely talented group that has the potential to wreak havoc on offensive game plans. The Bills will most likely start rookie Josh Allen, who hasn’t played since spraining his elbow in a 20-13 loss to the Houston Texans in Week 6. If Allen continues to struggle with resetting protections (something that plagued him prior to his injury), it could lead to a sack party for the Jags if the rookie hasn’t learned enough from the bench.