The Week 9 matchup between the Miami Dolphins and the Buffalo Bills features two teams coming off of disappointing losses. We've got the fantasy projections courtesy of numberFire.
Jarvis Landry may not be part of the upper echelon of wide receivers in the NFL in the eyes of some, but in fantasy leagues where receptions and kick return yards get rewarded he's absolute gold. Landry is the Dolphins' Mr. Everything and he managed eight catches for 67 yards and a two-point conversion against the Bills in Week 3. He should see a steady stream of targets this week and although a huge yardage total and a touchdown may be a bit much to expect from Landry, a consistent and steadily productive performance is practically a given.
The same can't necessarily be said for quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Tannehill had easily his worst game of the season last week against the New England Patriots. While he managed to throw for 300 yards, he couldn't find a touchdown pass in a game where the Patriots put up 36 points and would've gladly given up some in garbage time. Tannehill threw two interceptions in the contest and now has nine of them over the last five games. He needs to do a better job taking care of the football.
It's been a rough year in Buffalo when it comes to injuries to key players. Running back LeSean McCoy is just one of the players who has spent a significant amount of time on sidelines this year. He's returned in the last two weeks and found the end zone twice, once for a touchdown and once for a two-point conversion. With the status of wide receiver Sammy Watkins still uncertain for this week, there's a good chance Buffalo's offense runs through McCoy against Miami.
Beyond him, perhaps fantasy owners might get some value out of quarterback Tyrod Taylor this week. He's missed the last two games due to a sprained knee but looks ready to return to the lineup against the Dolphins. Taylor scorched them in Week 3, throwing for 277 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in what represents his best game of the season so far. A repeat performance this week against a defense that is clearly playing better than it was a few weeks ago might be difficult, but Taylor has more upside than any other quarterback on Buffalo's roster.
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