Kickoff: Sunday, October 4th, 4:25 PM ET
Location: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
Betting Odds: BUF -3, 52.5 Total via Oddsshark
Josh Allen (Start, QB1)
Has there been anyone hotter in fantasy than Josh Allen? At this point, he is on pace to be in fantasy MVP contention. Allen has thrown for 300 yards in three straight games and did it last week against a legitimate defense. The first two games against the Dolphins and Jets were understandable but it seems after last week’s performance, Allen is for real. He has 12 total touchdowns on the season and only one interception. This game has sleeper shootout potential and Allen has top-5 upside in my book for week 4.
Devin Singletary (Start, RB2), Zack Moss (Sit)
The Raiders have given up the most points to opposing RBs in fantasy this season and I expect Devin Singletary to have a very solid day, especially with Zack Moss coming back from turf toe. Singletary was heavily involved last week with 71 rushing yards and 50 receiving yards on 4-of-5 catches. He seems to be much more involved in the passing game this year and now all he is missing is the touchdowns. He should have a very good chance to score in this one. Zack Moss can be left on benches unless injuries have left you with no option. It is still not even clear if Moss will suit up this week but he has been trending in the right direction.
Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
Stefon Diggs (Start, WR1), John Brown(Flex, WR4), Cole Beasley (Sit), Dawson Knox (Sit)
Stefon Diggs has emerged as a major threat in the receiving game and one of the best WRs in fantasy. He is averaging 16.9 ppg this season and should keep it going against the Raiders. John Brown missed Wednesday’s practice this week and it is looking unlikely for him to play. Brown’s situation is certainly one to monitor but if he sits, Cole Beasley would have some flex-appeal. Dawson Knox isn’t even in the conversation for starting rosters and can be left on the waiver wire.
Las Vegas Raiders
Derek Carr (Sit, QB2)
Derek Carr has been surprisingly better than anticipated this season but is a sit against a stout Bills defense. Last week he had 261 passing yards and two touchdowns but also lost two fumbles. There’s a good chance that Carr struggles with turnovers this week as well and I would not recommend playing him unless you have no other option or you’re in a Superflex league.
Josh Jacobs (Start, RB1), Jalen Richard (Sit)
Josh Jacobs has a tough outing this week but the man is an animal and sees enough volume that he is essentially matchup proof. Even battling a hip injury last week, Jacobs managed to score double-digit PPR points. Jalen Richard might mix in on passing downs here and there but he is nothing more than a handcuff option. Fire Jacobs up and do not hesitate, even with a daunting matchup.
Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
Henry Ruggs III (Sit, WR4), Hunter Renfrow (Sit, WR5), Bryan Edwards (Sit, WR5), Darren Waller (Start, TE1)
Henry Ruggs is battling an injury and is looking doubtful for this week’s contest. Hunter Renfrow and Bryan Edwards would have deep-league flex appeal but I wouldn’t trust them to do much in this matchup. Edwards is also battling an injury and could miss this game. If there is one way that you can beat the Bills through the air, it is at the tight end position. Darren Waller is a top-5 TE most weeks and the Bills give up the 12th-most points to them this season. Out of this receiving group, Waller is the only one I trust this week.
-Aaron Rader (@Ray_Dur on Twitter and Reddit)