Ralph Wilson Stadium | Sunday, November 14 | 1:00 p.m. EST (FOX)
Pick: Lions 20, Bills 10
200 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 10 rush yardsWith Stafford out with a potentially season-ending shoulder injury, look for Stanton to pick up the slack and throw for two passing TDs.
3 rec, 25 rec yards, 55 rush yardsBest has fallen out of rhythm in the running game, however he still remains a productive pass catcher and has a cushy matchup this week against Buffalo. He is safe to deploy this week.
1 rec, 10 rec yards, 35 rush yardsThe Lions had little luck on the ground against the Jets, minimizing Smith?s role even more than usual. He can only be considered as a Jahvid Best handcuff at this point.
4 rec, 85 yards, 1 TDJohnson struggled, as many have, to break free from Darrelle Revis on Sunday, catching just one pass for 13 yards. He should find plenty of free space against the Bills,.
5 rec, 55 yards, 1 TDWith Calvin Johnson bottled up, Burleson thrived catching seven passes for 113 yards and a touchdown. The Lions may be down to Drew Stanton at quarterback this week, however, limiting the fantasy value for all Detroit skill positions.
3 rec, 25 yardsPettigrew had three receptions for 18 yards and a score last week. While it's nice that he is finding the end zone (three TD?s in his last four games) he still splits too many receptions with Tony Scheffler to be considered a weekly option.
2 PATs, 2 FGsHanson injured his knee during a field-goal attempt against the Jets. He did come back to attempt an extra point in the fourth quarter, but is still considered questionable. Detroit will look to free agency if Hanson can't play this week.
3 sacks, 1 INTThe Lions defense put up a fight against the Jets, holding them to 10 points through most of four quarters. The Bills offense has been clicking of late, however, and to date the Lions haven't given any other reason to be confident in their defense.
205 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 1 INTFitzpatrick can be a solid fantasy quarterback simply because his team often has to throw from behind to catch up and he is not afraid to let loose downfield. He is interception prone as a result, but productive nonetheless.
3 rec, 30 rec yards, 60 rush yardsJackson was largely bottled up against the Bears, carrying the ball eight times for 16 yards. The Lions' soft run defense should offer him some much-needed reprieve after facing Baltimore, Kansas City and Chicago in consecutive weeks.
1 rec, 5 rec yards, 25 rush yardsSpiller is a limited fantasy option as long as he continues to play a minor role in the offense. He had just seven carries last week, with the Bills offense relying heavily on the passing game.
5 rec, 100 yards, 1 TDJohnson had a career day on Sunday, catching 11 passes for 145 yards. He didn't find the end zone for the first time in six weeks, but did cement himself as a fantasy option deserving weekly consideration.
3 rec, 65 yardsEvans saw eight targets on Sunday, but only came away with three catches. Still, Ryan Fitzpatrick likely won't stop targeting Evans downfield anytime soon. Though Steve Johnson may leech targets, there are still plenty of passing attempts to go around.
1 rec, 5 yardsNelson hasn't even been thrown to since Week 7. There is no fantasy value her until further notice.
1 PAT, 1 FGLindell is a decent option as long as the Bills offense remains relatively productive. Against the Lions, Buffalo finally gets an easy defensive matchup, which should help Lindell.
2 sacksThe Bills are last in the league surrendering 29 points per game. If there ever was good matchup for Buffalo, it's this week against a Detroit team potentially down to Drew Stanton at QB. Still, why risk starting bad defense?
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