Fantasy Football 2015: Bills at Jets Week 10 Preview
Buffalo Bills (4-4) at New York Jets (5-3)
Thursday, November 12, 2015; 8:25 PM ET
TV: NFL Network
Kicking off the NFL’s Week 10 schedule on “Thursday Night Football,” we’ve got an AFC East matchup on tap between the Bills and the Jets. Buffalo (4-4) got a key divisional win over the Dolphins in their last appearance, while New York (5-3) edged out the Jaguars in Week 9. This will be a huge game for both teams as they look to catch the undefeated Patriots.
There will be a handful of notable fantasy football players on the field for this one, so let’s take a look at a few names on both sides to see what we should be expecting in our lineups.
Tyrod Taylor, QB, Buffalo Bills: The Bills were running all over the field against the Dolphins, so Taylor didn’t have to do a lot in the air. He was efficient when he did, though, going 11-of-12 for 181 yards and a score.
Taylor also added 44 yards on 10 rushes to ratchet up his fantasy production. Don’t expect any miracles here, but the Jets defense has shown some holes in recent weeks that he may be able to exploit.
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Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, New York Jets: There was some worry surrounding Fitzpatrick coming into this game, as he had some ligament damage in his left hand. He played pretty well, though, with 272 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a close victory at home.
Interestingly enough, Fitzpatrick has two touchdowns in all but one complete game this year, so he’s been a pretty reliable low-end source of fantasy points at QB. He’s a pretty solid backup in most formats.
LeSean McCoy, RB, Buffalo Bills: There’s good news and bad news when it comes to McCoy this week. He bagged 112 yards on 16 carries (a season-high) against the ‘Phins, and also got into the end zone.
The bad news is that McCoy hurt his shoulder. Karlos Williams might be a good pickup for those owners who are able to fit him in, as he posted 110 yards and two scores on nine rushes. As for McCoy, we’ll have to wait and see how he does with the short turnaround.
Chris Ivory, RB, New York Jets: Ivory and the Jets running game was pretty crummy in week 9. He’d finish with just 26 yards on 23 carries, but did bag a pair of short touchdowns.
After 146 yards in Week 6, Ivory has fallen off the wagon for 41 yards against the Pats and 17 yards against the Raiders. He’s no longer a sure thing in fantasy unless he gets into the end zone, which is no guarantee obviously. Tread with caution.
Sammy Watkins, WR, Buffalo Bills: Watkins monopolized Taylor’s passes on Sunday, snagging eight balls for 168 yards and a TD. There were only three completed passes that didn’t go to him in the whole game.
Watkins has been a sketchy fantasy commodity this year thanks to injury and the inconsistency of the Bills offense. This matchup against Darrelle Revis doesn’t bode too well, so he’s a WR3 or a low flex in fantasy.
Brandon Marshall, WR, New York Jets: Marshall had a relatively quiet day in favor of Eric Decker against the Jaguars, but ultimately finished with 44 yards and a late touchdown on four grabs.
Marshall now has double-digit fantasy points in all but one game so far this year. He and Decker have become solid starting options just about everywhere. Keep him locked into your lineup.
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