Bills vs. Texans: Fantasy football projections featuring Arian Foster, C.J. Spiller, Fred Jackson

Thomas B. Shea

We break down the pertinent fantasy projections for the Week 9 matchup between the Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans

The Houston Texans host the Buffalo Bills in a Week 9 matchup that could provide some huge fantasy opportunities on both sides of the board. Even in a potential Houston romp, Buffalo could make some things happen. To help you prepare your fantasy football lineup this week, we've got player projections courtesy of numberFire.

Buffalo Bills

The Bills send out C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson to face a tough Texans rush defense. Spiller and Jackson have cut into each other's opportunities, leaving fantasy owners in a bind with the two running backs. This is a tough matchup in Week 9, and the projections reflect the tough call.

The passing game is relying on the wildly inconsistent shoulders of Ryan Fitzpatrick. Stevie Johnson is a solid wide receiver option, and his primary value could be if the Bills are down big and trying to come back. The Texans have a strong defense overall, so the value is a bit low for this week.

Houston Texans

Arian Foster is on pace for a career high in carries, so one has to imagine he will get a sizable work load once again in a potential big Texans win. With Ben Tate out with a hamstring issue and Justin Forsett and James Casey working as the primary backups, Foster looks to be in for a huge day.

It will be interesting to see just how much the Texans actually have to pass the ball against the Bills. The Buffalo defense can be beat easily in the passing game, so there is upside from the Texans, but it's just a question of how much it will be necessary.

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