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Buffalo Bills Report

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Ryan Fitzpatrick - The typical Ryan Fitzpatrick games have returned as he's thrown for 184 yards the past two games....combined.  Don't expect those numbers to improve greatly this week, even against a very susceptible Patriots' pass defense that's giving up 211 yards per game and has allowed 22 touchdown passes on the season.  They've allowed over 300 yards passing in four of their last five road games.  The opportunities will be there, but with Fitzpatrick as the quarterback, those will likely be wasted opportunities like so many other chances the Bills have had. Verdict: Sit 'Em

Fred Jackson - Jackson continues to start and get the higher percentage of the rushes.  I think that will continue.  Jackson has been very successful against the Patriots recently putting up 276 total rushing and receiving yards and a touchdown in the past two match-ups between the teams.  With Marshawn Lynch starting to come on, don't expect Jackson to get the type of work needed to reaches those numbers again, but he could be in line for a pretty solid fantasy day.  I expect him to be a big factor in the passing game and he seems to be the goal line back at this point.  I'd take a chance and go with him as a flex this week. Verdict: Start 'Em as a flex only

Marshawn Lynch - Lynch is starting to run a lot better recently, picking up 144 yards on 18 rushes over the past two games.  With an offensive line that is beginning to run block a little better, Lynch is starting to benefit.  However, he's still only averaged 8 rushes per game over his last six games.  Don't expect a big game out of him, but he could have a solid game all around.  He's not worth starting in fantasy though. Verdict:Sit 'Em

Terrell Owens - Owens scored last week, but again had a down game.  He's put up good numbers against teams that reside in Florida this season, but has struggled in pretty much every other game.  In the first match-up, Owens had just 2 receptions and was effectively taken out of the game. The Patriots will try to do that again and it's hard to believe they won't succeed. Verdict: Sit 'Em

Lee Evans - If ever there is a team to definitely bench Evans against, it's the Patriots.  He's struggled mightily against them during his career and those struggles should continue. Evans has been a non-factor for much of the season.  God bless you if you are actually contemplating starting him this week, or ever again! Verdict: Sit 'Em

Rian Lindell - Surprisingly enough, Lindell is actually tied with Gostkowski with those 23 field goals made.  Still, you really can't rely on him to get his chances from week to week. Verdict: Sit 'Em

Buffalo D/ST - The pass defense has been opportunistic this season, but it's still hard to imagine them shutting down the Patriots this week. Verdict: Sit 'Em