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Four Downs: Buffalo Bills bounce-back candidates after the bye

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In this week’s edition of Four Downs, I take a look at four players who could bounce back for the Buffalo Bills following the bye week. maybe you agree with these picks, or have some of your own bounce-back candidates. Be sure to share them in the comments section below.


Matt Milano

Having Milano included on this list is more about his hamstring injury, and less about his play on the field. After missing the game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Milano had minimal impact against the Tennessee Titans on Monday Night Football. Maybe it was the lingering effects of the injury, or just an off night. Regardless, I would expect to see the Boston College product return to form in week 7.

Gregory Rousseau

It’s been well documented that I am incredibly high on Rousseau, as noted here following him being named AFC Defensive Player of the Week. the rookie’s breakout performance came against the Miami Dolphins in Week 2, and I like his chances to return to form in Orchard Park next weekend.

Dion Dawkins

Dawkins didn’t play poorly against the Titans, but will unfortunately be remembered for the Bills’ final offensive snap of the game. While there have been some rough patches early in the season, Dawkins remains a franchise left tackle. The bye week will allow him to get some extended recovery time since his bout with COVID-19, as he should return to form after the bye.

Isaiah McKenzie

Call this one a bit of a hunch, but I feel that we’re on the verge of the “Isaiah McKenzie game.” He had a 101-yard kick-off return called back on a holding penalty, and hasn’t received many touches (5) on offense this season. I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw McKenzie used on offense a bit more than he has in the past, or if he finally breaks a kick return for a touchdown.