By: Mike Panzarella
The Buffalo Bills have a roster filled with new talent. The offense has retooled, both in the draft and free agency with fresh faces in the backfield, offensive line and down the field. In the fantasy world, the Bills are a promising team. Josh Allen’s ability to complete the long ball translates into big points for fantasy owners. In 2018, his debut season, Allen proved to be one of the best options at quarterback for fantasy owners in the final stretch.
Even running back LeSean McCoy, who had one of the worst fantasy performances of his career last year, could be in line to bounce back due to a more talented offense in front of him.
The Bills have a lot of intriguing weapons, and some, if not all, that deserve a look as a mid-to-late round pick.
It might be hard to bet on one Bills wide receiver in particularly, but due to injuries and Allen playing favorites, one could emerge as the clear target leader. Robert Foster has the speed and size to be a top receiver. He also had four games of 94 yards or more last season. The Bills also acquired John Brown, among the most proven of the bunch, who can flag down the deep ball on any given drive.
The two veterans lead the way in Frank Gore and McCoy. McCoy’s numbers dropped but could be in line for a bounce back season. Gore, who seems to always be consistent, is always worth a look. But the newly acquired Devin Singletary, nicknamed the “Motor” could be a great pickup, especially in dynasty leagues.
Tight ends are a tough position to draft, as the drop off from the 1-3 is big. But Tyler Kroft, who has the ability to play despite a foot injury, could be a solid Tight End 2, while Dawson Knox could be in play if Kroft’s injuries come back into the picture.
Among the best last year, the Bills defense added new talent in Ed Oliver, EJ Gaines and Kevin Johnson. They also brought Kyle Williams into the fold as advisor for young talent. The Bills could be as good, if not even better than last year, considering the offense will provide more support, keeping the defense more fresh.
All fantasy rosters should have a mix of players from different teams, but considering a few players from Buffalo, especially in the late rounds, could crown you as the fantasy champ come Christmas time.