2010 NFL Preview: Buffalo Bills

Jun 4, 2010

The Bills, at least at the moment, have three running backs capable of carrying the load. Marshawn Lynch is the odd-man-out, who will either be traded or have to wait for an injury to get meaningful carries. Outside of RB, the Bills offer little to fantasy owners.

 

Fantasy Playoffs Schedule:  Slightly Unfavorable
The Bills open the playoffs with a bang facing Cleveland. C.J. Spiller will likely have assumed the lion’s share of the load by then so he could get you off to a hot start on the way to the title. Of course they face Miami and New England in the subsequent weeks so temper your expectations.

 

Five Star Fantasy Options
None

 

Four Star Fantasy Options
None

 

Three Star Fantasy Options
Fred Jackson – Jackson is a versatile RB that can produce even in a time share. He is particularly effective in PPR leagues. He should be more valuable early on, and could give way to Spiller as the season goes along.

 

C.J. Spiller – Spiller could take some time to get acclimated to the NFL, especially if there are any holdups in his contract negotiations. Spiller has big play ability and could contribute right away.

 

Two Star Fantasy Options
Marshawn Lynch – You can’t use him until he gets traded or a defined role, but he is certainly worth drafting and holding on to in deeper leagues. Despite all of his off-the-field transgressions, he can run the football.

 

Lee Evans – Evans has ability, it’s just a matter of who can get him the football on a consistent basis. He scored 7 TDs last year, but only topped 50 yards three times.

 

One Star Fantasy Options
Trent Edwards – Assuming he holds off Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brian Brohm Edwards should at least be on your radar as a starting NFL QB. That said, the ceiling is quite low for Edwards.

 

James Hardy – The #2 WR on a team like Buffalo isn’t a glory position, but given his size (6’5″, 220) he may be worth a flier late in drafts.

 

Bills Defense/Special Teams
Playing the Patriots, Jets, and Dolphins twice is tough, but they also take on the Packers, Ravens, Bengals, Steelers, and Vikings. Two home games against Chicago and Detroit in Weeks 9 and 10 along with the playoff match-up against Cleveland in Week 14 appear to be the only time you can plug their defense in.

 

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