Fantasy Player Projections

 
Buffalo Bills
Gillette Stadium | Sunday, September 26 | 1:00 p.m. EST (CBS)
Pick: Patriots 34, Bills 13
New England Patriots
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBRyan Fitzpatrick
115 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 2 INT
Fitzpatrick gets the start this week over Trent Edwards, though he won't be a major boost for the offense.
RBFred Jackson
2 rec, 10 rec yards, 35 rush yards
Good luck predicting the Bills' distribution of carries between Jackson, C.J. Spiller and Marshawn Lynch. If you can count on anything, it's that Jackson appears to be the goal-line back.
RBC.J. Spiller
2 rec, 20 rec yards, 35 rush yards
Spiller has 15 touches through two games, and coach Chan Gailey says the team plans to work him into the offense slowly. That, combined with the fact that the Bills appear to be showcasing Marshawn Lynch for a trade means you should look elsewhere this week.
RBMarshawn Lynch
25 rush yards
Lynch led the team with 17 carries last week after rushing just three times in Week 1. Theories ran wild that the Bills were showcasing the back to the Packers. In any case, have fun deciding which Bills runner to use this week.
WRLee Evans
4 rec, 50 yards, 1 TD
Evans is nominally the top option in the Bills' offense, but that doesn't mean much when your passing game is as limp as it looked with Trent Edwards at quarterback. Ryan Fitzpatrick at the reins should at least mean more downfield targets for Evans.
WRRoscoe Parrish
2 rec, 20 yards
Parrish caught the team's only touchdown on Sunday, though try not to read too much into it. He had just two catches on the day, and can't be relied on in any fantasy format until the Bills find a quarterback.
TEJonathan Stupar
2 rec, 15 yards
Stupar caught two passes for 14 yards last week. If that sounds exciting to you, go ahead and pick him up. Otherwise, leave him on waivers where he should be.
KRian Lindell
1 PAT, 2 FGs
Lindell should remain on fantasy waivers as long as the offense is sputtering. He is 1-for-2 on field goals this season.
Defense
1 sack
The Bills were carved up by Aaron Rodgers and the Packers last week, and will face an even pass happier offense against the Patriots.
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBTom Brady
240 pass yards, 2 pass TD
Brady wasn't in top form last weekend, throwing two picks against the Jets. He should bounce back against the Bills.
RBFred Taylor
1 rec, 5 rec yards, 45 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Taylor is ostensibly the head of the Patriots' committee of running backs, though a toe injury may have limited his touches last week. Taylor had just five carries. At this point, no tailback should be considered a reliable fantasy option in New England.
WRRandy Moss
5 rec, 90 yards, 2 TD
Moss had a quiet game against the Jets, outside of a beautiful one-handed touchdown. Moss will get much better numbers against the woeful Bills.
WRWes Welker
7 rec, 80 yards
He is still technically recovering from an ACL injury, though his production hasn't slowed much. Welker has three touchdowns through two games, after catching four all of last year.
WRJulian Edelman
3 rec, 40 yards
Randy Moss and Wes Welker hog too many targets to let Edelman produce with any kind of consistency.
TEAaron Hernandez
2 rec, 25 yards
Hernandez caught six passes for 101 yards against the Jets. No doubt he flew off waivers in a lot of leagues this week, though one good game does not mean he has established a consistent role just yet.
KStephen Gostkowski
4 PATs, 2 FGs
Gostkowski has missed three of his last four field goals, raising concern in New England, especially considering his recently signed extension.
Defense
4 sacks, 2 INT, 2 Fumbles, 1 TD
The Patriots are a worthy defensive option this week against the awful Bills' offense.
 
 
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