Fantasy Football News 9-17-2015
New England Patriots versus Buffalo Bills NFL Daily Fantasy Picks
It will be a battle in the AFC East division on Sunday September 20th as the Buffalo Bills meet the New England Patriots. NFL fantasy draft GM’s can tune to CBS at 1PM Eastern Time to track the results of their roster picks.
The England Patriots enter play at 1-0 with a 28-21 victory in week one against the Pittsburgh Steelers On the stat sheet the Steelers outgained the Patriots by 103 yards but it was late garbage yards by Pittsburgh who was chasing New England in the final quarter.
Buffalo pulled off a mild surprise in week one with a convincing 27-14 victory against the Indianapolis Colts. The Bills put on a very good first half performance defensively against the Colts as Buffalo went into the locker room at halftime up 17-0. The Bills picked off Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck twice and won the turnover battle by a +3 margin by playing turnover free football.
The clubs split their two meetings in 2014. The Patriots crushed the Bills 37-22 in the meeting in Buffalo. The Pats threw for 346 yards in the victory. In a week 17 meaningless game for New England last year Buffalo went on the road and beat the Patriots 17-9.
New England Patriots QB: Tom Brady
Some NFL draft managers may have thought the off field issues facing Tom Brady could impact performance on the field. It wasn’t the case at all as Brady put up some monster fantasy numbers hitting 25 of 32 throws for 288 yards with four touchdowns. Brady has had some good games against Buffalo but has had mixed results passing against a Rex Ryan defense.
New England Patriots RB: Dion Lewis, LeGarrette Blount
Dion Lewis got the bulk of the work at running back for New England in week one. He rushed for 69 yards on 15 carries with his longest run being 13 yards. In the passing game he was third in the team with four grabs for 51 yards.
LeGarrette Blount returns to the Patriots lineup after a one game suspension.
New England Patriots WR: Julian Edelman
As expected Patriots wide out Julian Edelman was highly targeted in week one after the injuries in the receiver position for the team. Against Pittsburgh, Edelman caught 11 passes for 97 yards.
New England Patriots TE: Rob Gronkowski
It was a big fantasy performance for the Patriots talented tight end. Gronkowski caught five balls for 94 yards with three receiving touchdowns.
Buffalo Bills QB: Tyrod Taylor
The fifth year starting quarterback out of Virginia Tech got his first start for Buffalo in week one. Taylor was somewhat of a mystery for the Colts coaching staff to prepare for. Now there is tape on Taylor so it will be interesting to see what Bill Belichick will find in his film study. In the win last week against Indianapolis, Taylor hit on 14 of 19 passes for 195 yards with a touchdown. Taylor has mobility and a threat to run. In week one the Buffalo quarterback rushed four times for 41 yards with his longest run going for 41 yards.
Buffalo Bills RB: LeSean McCoy, Karlos Williams
A lot was expected from LeSean McCoy as he was very displeased by the Eagles head coach Chip Kelly to trade him to Buffalo. With something to prove in week one McCoy was labeled as a fantasy bust in the opener. McCoy had 17 carries for 41 yards for 2.4 yards per rush.
Karlos Williams had six rushes for 55 yards with a touchdown. He had a 26 yard run in the win.
Buffalo Bills WR: Percy Harvin, Robert Woods
Percy Harvin had five catches for 79 yards and a touchdown. He had a 51 yard reception in the victory.
Robert Woods was targeted just twice against the Colts and had two grabs for 27 yards.