2017 Fantasy Football Projections: Buffalo Bills

- Updated: Saturday, July 1st


In addition to viewing our 2017 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2017 fantasy football projections for the Buffalo Bills:

Quarterbacks

PlayerComp.Att.YardsTDINTRushYardsTDPoints
Tyrod Taylor330.9529.1384822.39.297.45074.6303.02
No team threw the ball fewer times than the Bills (474) in 2016, but that didn't keep Taylor from finishing as a top-10 fantasy quarterback (QB8) last season. While the dual-threat quarterback threw for 3,023 yards and 17 touchdowns, he ran for 580 yards and six scores. In his two seasons as a starter, Taylor has rushed for 1,148 yards and 10 touchdowns.

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Running Backs

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDPoints
LeSean McCoy244.21152.99.649.1376.31.7220.72
In standard-scoring formats, only two running backs -- Johnson and Elliott -- scored more fantasy points than McCoy in 2016. In 15 games, McCoy had 1,267 rushing yards (a career-high 5.4 YPC), 50 catches for 356 yards and scored 14 total touchdowns. The return of Tyrod Taylor is a positive for McCoy's 2017 fantasy outlook.
Jonathan Williams73.3310.433.221051.14
On limited touches (110 in 15 games), Mike Gillislee scored a total of nine touchdowns and the 27th-most fantasy points (39th in PPR) among running backs last season. With Gillislee now in New England, the 223-pound second-year back is expected to move into the role vacated by Gillislee and he has weekly flex upside even if McCoy stays healthy for a full season. That said, fullback Mike Tolbert could take some of those opportunities away from Williams.
Mike Tolbert48.9172.30.311.389.1027.94
Patrick DiMarco9.631.607.960.309.19
Jordan Johnson9.640.400004.04

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Wide Receivers

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDPoints
Sammy Watkins74.31114.37.7000157.63
The obvious concern with Watkins is health (foot). Playing just 21 games over the past two seasons, Watkins had another foot surgery in January, but he is expected to be ready for the 2017 season. That said, foot injuries (especially for wide receivers) are always tricky and worrisome as we've seen with Watkins. When healthy, however, he has the talent and potential to be as domimant as any receiver.
Zay Jones63.9756.94.8000104.49
The 37th-overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Jones set the records for most receptions in a season (158) and career (399) at East Carolina and should enter the season as the starter opposite Watkins.
Andre Holmes22.1303.5200042.35
Despite being the third receiver on a run-first team, there is some deep sleeper appeal with Holmes. Even with Watkins and (likely) Jones ahead of him on the depth chart going into the season, Watkins' durability is always a question mark and Jones is a rookie.
Philly Brown20.9258.61.600035.46
Rod Streater13.3167.51.600026.35
Brandon Tate3.246.304.845.409.17

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Tight Ends

PlayerRec.YardsTDPoints
Charles Clay62.5649.54.692.55
In his two seasons with the Bills, Clay has averaged 3.9/38.6/0.25 per game. While he's finished both seasons as a top-20 fantasy performer, he's nothing more than a low-end TE2 going into 2017.
Nick O'Leary6.479.507.95

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