The Bills shocked the league acquiring Kelvin Benjamin for a handful of picks just days before their matchup against the New York Jets on Thursday night. Let’s take a look at some of the key match ups for your fantasy team tonight.
The Jets are surprising everyone with their record so far this year The team everyone thought would tank put up a valiant early season fight. However, the Jets gave up 21 points to Tyrod in week 1. This week Taylor may or may not have a big red zone threat at his disposal depending on how quick McDermott wants to throw Kelvin into action.
McCoy racked up 21 points against New York in his regular season debut and looks just as good if not better halfway through the season in a favorable match up.
IF...IF......Benjamin makes a start against the Jets, the Bills benefit from a coverage draw that could free up Jones to avoid early jams on the line. If Jones can free in space his season average could see a significant increase.
This one is tricky, Mathews is a decent value player who has struggled in recent weeks but had a good game against New York once already and could see this as an opportunity to get it going again. Tread carefully but TNF has a way of making superstars out of anybody.
Tentatively I have to put this out there. No one is talking about Jermaine Kearse and he’s a FA in most leagues. This guy is putting up really good numbers for a mid-level receiver on an unknown team. He scored 12 pts against Buffalo in week 1 so he’s worth a look if you need something more at WR2/Flex.
Seferian-Jenkins has continued to prove himself since taking over for Will Tye early in the season. His consistency doesn’t seem to rely on match ups as much as being a favorite target for McCown.
Buffalo has been exceptional on defense all year. That doesn’t look like it will change against a team that remains pretty average in all phases. NY’s OC has managed to make even Josh McCown look competent but I don’t expect a lot from their offense in this matchup.
McCown put up a whole 9.48 points against Buffalo in their first outing. That doesn’t inspire much confidence from me in their rematch.
Benjamin is a huge pick up for the Bills but the chances he catches on in any real fashion after only at most one day of practice is so slim I doubt he even starts. There’s always the chance familiarity with Beane and McDermott allows Benjamin to jump in and catch a few end zone routes but I’m not risking my week on it.
The Jets’ backfield
The Jets have a running back committee and none have cracked 10 points against Buffalo which is a trend throughout most of the season. The Bills win games by keeping it close.
The Jets are highly susceptible to running backs which is Buffalo’s bread and butter right now. I’d sit New York with LeSean McCoy coming to town and so many unknowns on the buffalo offense.
I feel like Tight Ends and Kickers (outside of Seferian-Jenkins) are a wash in this game. Charles Clay is still out. Neither team has been exceptional in the kicking game. It really could go either way.
What are your thoughts on tonight’s prime time event?