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Bills vs. Dolphins fantasy projections, Week 11: Sammy Watkins, Mike Wallace are names to watch on Thursday Night Football

We break down the Week 11 matchup between the Miami Dolphins and the Buffalo Bills.

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The Week 11 matchup between the Miami Dolphins and the Buffalo Bills features division rivals going head-to-head, both looking to stay in the playoff race. We've got the fantasy projections for you courtesy of numberFire.

Buffalo Bills

Wide receiver Sammy Watkins was limited to four catches for 27 yards last week against the Kansas City Chiefs. That leaves his fantasy owners wondering if the groin injury he suffered in practice a while back is affecting him more than he's letting on. It's important not to jump to conclusions, however, as Watkins was still heavily targeted in the game and he is still the best offensive weapon the team has going into Thursday night's game. The rookie did post 8 catches for 117 yards and his first career touchdown when the two teams met back in Week 2, so a bounce-back performance in the big game is definitely not out of the question in Week 11.

Watkins' production Thursday will depend in part on quarterback Kyle Orton's ability to get him the ball. Orton has demonstrated he has some fantasy value in deeper leagues this season, but after throwing four touchdowns against the New York Jets in Week 8, Orton was held to just one against Kansas City. Although he's more of a game manager than a game changer, he will be counted on to try and pick apart Miami's defense. If he does so successfully, both the Bills and fantasy owners could surprise their opponents.

Miami Dolphins

After being held out of the end zone in back-to-back games, wide receiver Mike Wallace was able to get back into familiar territory against the Detroit Lions last week. He caught five passes for 51 yards and a touchdown in the game. Although he has not eclipsed 100 yards receiving in any contest this season, Wallace is the most consistent offensive threat the Dolphins have when it comes to the passing game. He will be up against a solid Buffalo Bills defense in Week 11, but given he is pretty consistent and appears to be well past the days of multiple scores and huge yardage games, Wallace is a good bet to produce steady numbers that prove valuable in deeper leagues.

If Wallace does end up posting a spectacular, out-of-this-world performance, it will likely mean quarterback Ryan Tannehill will have to finish the evening with better numbers himself. Tannehill was held to just one touchdown pass and also threw an interception to go with 207 yards in last week's loss. He's only thrown more than two touchdowns in a game once this season and has yet to eclipse the 300-yard passing mark. Fantasy owners should know Tannehill's fantasy value lies in being able to pick up a few yards scrambling and play mistake-free football. If he can do that, his owners will be smiling going into Sunday.