Monday, August 20, 2018

2018 Fantasy Football Projections: Buffalo Bills

In addition to viewing our 2018 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2018 fantasy football projections for the Buffalo Bills.



Josh Allen363.8211261916.414.626.9121.10.50.3155.67
While there are more important attributes in quarterback play, few, if any, quarterbacks in the league have a stronger arm than Allen, the seventh-overall pick in this year's draft. With A.J. McCarron breaking his collarbone in the team's second preseason game, Allen appears to be the favorite -- although not necessarily a "lock" -- to start heading into the season over Nathan Peterman. Since the Bills are far from loaded with playmakers, none of the Bills signal-callers are worth drafting in standard one-QB formats.
Nathan Peterman9753.463132.94.514.400.132.68
With McCarron breaking his collarbone, it's still possible that Peterman starts the season over Allen. Or if Allen starts (and struggles), Peterman could get some relief duty and a start or two. Either way, he's not worth drafting outside of deep 2-QB leagues.
A.J. McCarron24.315.21700.
Signed to a backup-sized contract this offseason, McCarron was the favorite to enter 2018 as the team's starter before breaking his collarbone. Either way, it was only a matter of time before the team transitioned to Allen.

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Running Backs


LeSean McCoy248.61031.7641.7308.61.70.7178.83
Averaging a career-low 4.0 yards per carry, McCoy was a do-it-all option for the Bills last season. Not only did he rush for 1,138 yards and six touchdowns, but he led the team in targets (77) and receptions (59). Given the serious domestic abuse allegations he faces, something he categorically denies, there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding his status for 2018. For what it's worth, coach Sean McDermott says McCoy looks "quicker, faster and more powerful than last year."
Chris Ivory134.8525.73.412.4980.41.382.57
Ivory averaged a career-low 3.4 YPC for Jacksonville last season as the 30-year-old back signed a two-year deal with Buffalo. With McCoy facing serious allegations, Ivory would be the first option if McCoy were to miss any time.
Travaris Cadet20.
Patrick DiMarco3.
Marcus Murphy5.824.70.11.47003.77
Taiwan Jones2.28.800.88.8001.76

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Wide Receivers


Kelvin Benjamin54.17525.70000.2109
Traded during the season to the Bills, Benjamin finished the full season with 48 receptions, 692 yards and three touchdowns. With only 16/217/1 in his six games with the Bills, Benjamin wasn't 100 percent during that time, but he should lead the team in receiving assuming good health in 2018.
Corey Coleman25.7336.
A top-15 pick in 2016, Coleman has underwhelmed in two injury-plagued seasons -- 33/413/3 in 2016 and 23/305/2 in 2017 -- over a total of 19 games played. Dealt to the Bills for a seventh-round 2020 pick, Coleman gets a fresh start with the receiver-deficient Bills.
Zay Jones29.7332.62.1000045.86
Following a bizarre offseason incident, Jones will look to improve upon a less-than-mediocre rookie campaign (27/316/2). Given the team's trade for Corey Coleman, Jones has even less fantasy appeal heading into Year 2.
Jeremy Kerley27.4268.51.40001.532.25
Andre Holmes11107.81.1000017.38
Rod Streater8.8101.20.90000.115.32
Ray-Ray McCloud0.910.80.100001.68
Austin Proehl0.32.9000000.29

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Tight Ends


Charles Clay48.6529.74.40000.179.17
Leading the team in receiving yards (558) last season, Clay may be the team's most reliable pass-catcher outside of LeSean McCoy, who led the team in targets and receptions. With more than 500 receiving yards in all three of his seasons in Buffalo, Clay has top-12 upside if he can stay healthy all season.
Nick O'Leary16.4229.61.10000.229.16
Logan Thomas11.6118.31.40000.120.03

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