The Buffalo Bills would love to finally make it back to the playoffs after what seems like an eternity. They have revamped their offense and defense. This will also impact who excels and stalls on your fantasy team.
Star: Robert Woods (WR)
13 Stats: 40 catches-587 yards-3 TD
Why He’s a Star: Most lists would list Sammy Watkins as the star of the group, and I cannot really argue that. However, when healthy, EJ Manuel seemed to have a connection with Woods. Also, with Watkins, Mike Williams, CJ Spiller, and others on the field, Woods should see plenty of single coverage. I wouldn’t be surprised to see between 800-1,000 yards and 6 TDs.
Avoid: Mike Williams (WR)
13 Stats: 22 catches-216 yards-2 TD (with Tampa Bay)
Why to Avoid: Between a torn hamstring that led to missing 10 games and off the field issues with his brother, 2013 was not a good year for Mike Williams. He’s hoping to have a better year in 2014. However, with Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods getting more targets, Williams probably won’t reach the 996 yards he had in 2012.
Sleeper: Bryce Brown (RB)
Why He’s A Sleeper: Certainties every year: death, taxes, and a Bills RB gets injured. Hopefully that will not be the case this year. But if it is, expect Bryce Brown to step in and succeed. He displayed a tremendous amount of skill with Philadelphia. If given the chance in Buffalo, he will excel. Brown is worth a stash on your bench.
IDP to Watch: Da’Norris Searcy (DB)
13 Stats: 48 tackles, 23 assists, 3.5 sacks, 1 interception, 1 TD
Why: Searcy played more in 2013 than he had in the previous two years. He’s already penciled in to start in place of a departing Jairus Byrd. Now, Searcy may see even more playing time filling in for Kiko Alonso in different sub-packages. Searcy is definitely a DB with a high ceiling this year in IDP leagues.