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The Bills may not be the best team in the AFC East, they may not even be the second best team after finishing 8-8 last year, but they do have some interesting fantasy football contributors on the roster, starting with quarterback Tyrod Taylor.
Taylor is a legitimate QB1 option due to his ability to make plays down the field with his arm and his ability to run the football is (in my opinion) second only to Cam Newton at the QB position. The Virginia Tech product burst on the scene in his first year as a starting QB in the NFL and will want to build on that season by putting up better numbers this year. Expect Taylor to get more freedom on the field after gaining his coaches trust.
Shifting gears here the Bills also boast a strong running game with top-10 back LeSean McCoy and the currently suspended Karlos Williams. McCoy will dominate carries for the first four games while Williams is suspended, but ultimately will lose some goal line touches to Williams later in the season once he returns from suspension. Look for McCoy to get yards and Williams to serve as a solid handcuff in case McCoy gets injured.
With regards to the wide receiver position the Bills fantasy options start and end with Sammy Watkins. Watkins is a borderline top-10 receiver in the league and will be targeted a lot in the passing game. He is also one of the best downfield threats in the league and the Watkins-Taylor combo was a very solid fantasy connection last year. The only other somewhat consistent receiving option in Buffalo is tight end Charles Clay. Clay is a steady TE who is capable of making plays as Taylor’s safety net.
The Bill schedule does offer a few favourable match ups as well. Games against the New England Patriots and the New York Jets are difficult divisional games, but after their bye week in week 10 they only play two playoff teams from last year (Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers).
QB Tyrod Taylor; WR Sammy Watkins; RB LeSean McCoy; RB Karlos Williams; TE Charles Clay