The Buffalo Bills held on to defeat the Detroit Lions in a low-scoring affair on Sunday, gutting out a 14-13 victory at New Era Field. With such a low score, it’s no surprise that the fantasy football scoring was low for most players in the game, as well.
Even though the overall points totals were low, there were still some players who may have helped you to advance in the fantasy playoffs while you enjoyed a Bills win. Here are Buffalo’s top fantasy scorers from Week 15.
QB Josh Allen
If you followed my advice and played Allen this week (looking at you, Matt Warren and Dylan Zadonowicz), then you reaped the rewards from a performance where he totaled 220 yards (204 passing, 16 rushing), one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown. If you didn’t follow my advice (looking in the mirror here), then you started Drew Brees and left Allen on your bench, only to lose your match-up in excruciating fashion. Yuck. Allen scored 19.76 fantasy points this week, which was the fifth-highest total among quarterbacks for the weekend. This is the fourth consecutive week in which Allen has scored among the top-ten in quarterbacks, and he leads all fantasy quarterbacks in both total points (97.14) and average points per game (24.29) in that span. If he’s available in your league, you might want to pick him up. Don’t be like me!
WR Robert Foster
Speaking of Bills players to pick up, Foster has quietly emerged as a legitimate fantasy starter over the last few weeks. His average of 13.08 points per game lands him thirteenth among all wide receivers in fantasy football over the last month, one spot behind Julian Edelman and one spot ahead of Robert Woods. While Edelman and Woods appear on 96% and 98% of Yahoo! fantasy rosters, respectively, Foster is only rostered in 14% of Yahoo! leagues. He caught four passes for 108 yards and one touchdown last week, good for 18.8 fantasy points. At this point in the year, he is beyond worthy of adding as a flex, and he may even creep into WR2-territory depending on your confidence in Buffalo against the New England Patriots this weekend.
WR Isaiah McKenzie
The drop-off from the top two players on the list to the third was a big one, as McKenzie put together a day based mostly on volume, which had not yet happened for him in his young career. Detroit worked hard to take rush lanes and deep shots away from Allen, allowing McKenzie to find some open space in short zones. He led the Bills in targets (seven) and receptions (six) on the day, managing 53 receiving yards on the day. He also added one carry for four yards, bringing his fantasy scoring total to 8.7 points.