Kickoff: Sunday, November 7th, at 1:00 PM EST
Location: EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Betting Odds: BUF -14.5, 48.5 total via Oddsshark
Josh Allen (Start, QB1)
Josh Allen and the Bills took care of business coming off their BYE, beating the Dolphins in a game that didn’t see much scoring occur until the second half. Allen led the charge, throwing for 249 yards and two touchdowns, with a rushing score as well; 8 carries for 55 yards on the ground. While he did look a bit sluggish to start off the game, Allen found a groove we’ve come to expect of him. The soft schedule of matchups rolls on, as the Bills are traveling to Jacksonville to take on a lowly Jaguars team that has allowed the 11th most fantasy points to QB’s this season.
Zach Moss (Start, FLEX), Devin Singletary (Sit)
The Buffalo backfield has not been the most inviting one for fantasy purposes, as both Zach Moss and Devin Singletary have been fairly average. According to FantasyPros, Moss ranks 27th through the first eight weeks, and Singletary 43rd in full-PPR leagues. In a week where four teams with productive RB’s are on their BYE (Leonard Fournette, D’Andre Swift, and Antonio Gibson), you can confidently start Moss, especially with his recent pass-game involvement. Against the Dolphins, Moss caught six of seven targets for 39 yards, whereas Singletary just caught his lone target for one yard.
Wide Receivers/Tight End
Stefon Diggs (Start, WR1), Cole Beasley (Start, WR3), Emmanuel Sanders (Start, WR3), Tommy Sweeney (Start, TE2)
Stefon Diggs has now scored in back-to-back games, and the touchdown against Miami certainly saved his fantasy day. He had caught five of seven targets for only 40 yards. Set to face a Jags defense that has allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to wide receivers this season, Diggs will remain a WR1 this week, averaging 15.8 points a game through the first eight weeks. Cole Beasley has seen 22 targets between the last two games, totaling 17 receptions, 198 yards, and a touchdown in that span. It’ll be interesting to see if he can sustain the target share, but Beasley finds himself as a solid WR3 this week. Emmanuel Sanders, one of the more consistent receivers in the league of late, laid a goose egg against Miami on just four targets. Better days are certainly ahead, with Jacksonville being a get-right spot. As of writing, Dawson Knox is considered day-to-day and could return to practice this week. If he is active for this game, you can start him, though my guess is Tommy Sweeney gets another go at it this week. He’d be a streamable option if you’re in a bind, though last week he did only see four targets, catching three passes for 30 yards.
Trevor Lawrence (Sit)
The Jaguars finally found the end zone last week against Seattle in the 4th quarter, ultimately losing 31-7 in a rout. Trevor Lawrence completed 32 of 54 passes for 238 yards, the lone touchdown, and an interception. Set to face a Bills defense that has allowed the fewest fantasy points to QB’s this year, Lawrence shall remain on the wire as he has all season long.
James Robinson (Start if active, RB2), Carlos Hyde (Sit)
Luckily for James Robinson owners, he avoided a serious foot injury against the Seahawks last week. His day was shortened, and Carlos Hyde filled the void to the tune of nine carries for 32 yards, and six catches for 40 yards. If Robinson is a go, you can start him, but anticipate for an RB2 finish, as he’s going up against a Buffalo defense that has allowed the fewest points to RB’s on the season. Even if JRob is inactive, I would not recommend starting Hyde in this spot if you can afford it.
Wide Receivers/Tight End
Marvin Jones Jr. (Start, WR3), Laviska Shenault Jr. (Start, FLEX), Jamal Agnew (Sit), Dan Arnold (Start, TE2)
Week 8 was a quiet one for Marvin Jones Jr., as he reeled in five of seven targets for just 35 yards. I would look for him to be involved more this week in a game the Jags will surely be trailing in; though the matchup won’t be easy, as the Bills have given up the second-fewest fantasy points to WR’s thus far. If you haven’t guessed by now, the Bills defense is legit. Laviska Shenault Jr. has was an afterthought against Seattle, catching two of just four targets for 13 yards, and overall he’s been a disappointing option all season long for those who have stuck by him. I covered the Jaguars last week for QBL, and suggested that Jamal Agnew should be a name to watch, and he actually didn’t let my take down. Agnew caught six of 12 targets for 38 yards and a score; which ultimately saved his fantasy day. Will that target share remain? I doubt it, but for a team that will be passing a lot, Agnew may be a speculative waiver add this week for those who like to take chances.
Tight end Dan Arnold had a nice day against the Seahawks, catching eight of 10 targets for 68 yards. It’s interesting to note that in his four games with Jacksonville, Arnold has led the way in receiving yards in two of them. He should find himself as a streaming option this week considering the game script will call for another pass-heavy day for Lawrence.
-Matthew Cava (@cavaM_ Twitter & Reddit)