Fantasy Player Projections

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QBMatt Cassel

Matt Cassel

225 pass yards, pass TD, INT

Cassel didn’t have a great opener, with 258 passing yards, one TD and two picks (one wasn’t his fault), and now he’s going to have to deal with an angry/embarrassed Bills defense that Mark Sanchez shredded.

RBJamaal Charles

Jamaal Charles

75 rush yards, rush TD, 2 rec, 20 rec yards

The Falcons loaded up against the run in Week 1, which prevented Charles from really racking up yardage and TDs. Expect the Bills to do the same, although they struggled against the Jets offense, giving up 118 rushing yards.

RBPeyton Hillis

Peyton Hillis

35 rush yards, rush TD, 1 rec, 10 rec yards

The carries split ended up being about 2-to-1 in favor of Jamaal Charles over Hillis in Week 1. Hillis was targeted three times in the passing game, however. He's a flex option against a Bills team looking to rebound.

WRDwayne Bowe

Dwayne Bowe

5 rec, 75 yards, rec TD

Just six targets for the Chiefs' top wide receiver against the Falcons. After holding out, a little rust should have been expected. He's still the Chiefs' best passing weapon, and he remains a solid starter against a Bills team that struggled in Week 1.

WRDexter McCluster

Dexter McCluster

4 rec, 45 yards

QB Matt Cassel threw to McCluster more times (10 targets) than any other player in Week 1. The diminutive receiver caught six passes for 82 yards, which earned him a spot on many fantasy rosters for Week 2.

TETony Moeaki

Tony Moeaki

3 rec, 40 yards

The tight end returned from a knee injury with a so-so game against Atlanta. As the season progresses, he could be a tight end to use in bye weeks, but until then, no thanks.

KRyan Succop

Ryan Succop

3 PATs, 2 FGs

The four-year veteran made a field goal (39 yards) and missed one (40) in Week 1. His three extra points helped his fantasy cause, but he’s still a middle-of-the-road kicker in most leagues.


INT, Sack

The Chiefs defense was tough against the run vs. Atlanta (just 84 rushing yards allowed), but QB Matt Ryan nearly passed for 300 yards. They didn't force any turnovers and they got just one sack. As the Bills were embarrassed in Week 1, the Chiefs aren't a strong fantasy start in Week 2.

QBRyan Fitzpatrick

Ryan Fitzpatrick

240 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT

While his three interceptions certainly hurt his fantasy cause, Fitzpatrick was also able to offset the pain a little bit with three touchdown passes. Running back Fred Jackson (knee) is sidelined and receiver David Nelson (knee) is out for the year. Fitzpatrick is still just a fantasy backup.

RBC.J. Spiller

C.J. Spiller

85 rush yards, 4 rec, 35 rec yards, rec TD

Against the Jets Spiller showed flashes of what he used to do every Saturday at Clemson. He had a 56-yard TD run and then another 49-yarder that came up just short of another TD. The Chiefs weren't bad against the run in Week 1, but Spiller is worth a start in Week 2 anyway, with Jackson sidelined.

RBTashard Choice

Tashard Choice

25 rush yards, 1 rec, 5 rec yards

Fred Jackson’s knee injury opens up some playing time for the former Cowboys running back. Despite the bigger role, he’s not expected to contribute much.

RBFred Jackson

Fred Jackson

0 rush yards

Fred Jackson is out for at least three weeks with a knee injury, which makes C.J. Spiller the main running back in Buffalo. Tashard Choice will see more carries in Jackson's absence.

WRStevie Johnson

Stevie Johnson

6 rec, 80 yards, rec TD

Johnson came into Week 1 dealing with a sore groin, but he was able to play -- and he ended up leading the team with five catches (10 targets) and 55 yards receiving. This week's opponent, the Chiefs, had a tough time against the pass in their opener.

WRDonald Jones

Donald Jones

3 rec, 30 yards

Jones will step in to replace David Nelson, who is out for the year with a knee injury. Jones caught two passes for 31 yards against the Jets, but his fantasy potential is limited with the Bills.

TEScott Chandler

Scott Chandler

4 rec, 50 yards, rec TD

Against the Chiefs last season, Chandler notched a pair of touchdown catches, making him a nice sleeper in Week 2.

KRian Lindell

Rian Lindell

2 PATs, 2 FGs

Lindell’s only points came off of four PATs in Week 1 against a tough Jets defense. The scoring should be a little easier against the Chiefs, but don’t use Lindell until the Bills figure things out with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.


INT, 2 Sacks

Jets QB Mark Sanchez torched the Bills D/ST for 266 passing yards and three touchdowns. Shonn Greene even came close to rushing for 100 yards and scored a score. The Bills didn't get any sacks despite DE Mario Williams' arrival, and they only forced one turnover. They're not fantasy-worthy just yet.
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