With the Buffalo Bills winning their second consecutive game, this one a 24-21 defeat of the Jacksonville Jaguars, the season is starting to take a positive turn. While it might be too late to salvage any realistic hopes for the NFL Playoffs, the positive growth on the offensive side of the ball for Buffalo might be enough to help as the fantasy football playoffs arrive.
Buffalo had a pair of solid performances on the week, with one of them among the better scoring days among his position for the week. Here were Buffalo’s best fantasy players of Week 12.
QB Josh Allen
Our “bonus player!” had a solid day in real life, but his fantasy scoring day was excellent. Allen only threw for 160 yards and a touchdown, but it was his rushing output (99 yards and a touchdown) that really made his day. If your league is one that gives out bonus points for 100-yard rushing days, those two kneel-downs at the end of the game might have cost you your match-up, but Allen’s 26.3 fantasy points were outstanding even without the bonus. (Side note: if you actually started Allen in fantasy this week, you are the best Bills fan of all.) That output was good for fourth among all quarterbacks this week, trailing only Deshaun Watson, Kirk Cousins, and Dak Prescott. Allen has some favorable match-ups as the season winds down, and with his rushing ability adding value, he could be a dark-horse pickup, especially if your league plays a Week 17 championship game.
WR Robert Foster
For the second straight week, Foster caught a big deep ball; this time, however, he took it to the house. Foster had two catches for 94 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown reception. He had 16.4 fantasy points for the week, which is solid WR2 production, and borderline WR1 numbers. For the week, he tied for 15th among wideouts with Julian Edelman. Owned in 0% of Yahoo! leagues, the speedy undrafted rookie is definitely worth a flier as a boom-or-bust option with a high ceiling.
WR Isaiah McKenzie
Buffalo’s third-leading scorer on Sunday was the other player to reach the end zone. Although McKenzie’s line wasn’t nearly as impressive as Allen’s or Foster’s, he still played a key role in the victory. He ran for eight yards and a touchdown, adding two receptions for 11 yards on the day, good for 8.9 fantasy points. McKenzie is also unowned across Yahoo! fantasy leagues, and while he hasn’t yet had the same impact that Foster has, he is also worth a look in deeper leagues. His role in Buffalo’s offense expanded greatly from his first game with the team to his second, and I expect that he’ll see more touches and plays called for him throughout the month of December.