2016 Fantasy Football Defenses: Number 12 – Buffalo Bills
The Rex Ryan led Buffalo Bills are known to be a defensive minded first team. Nothing has changed this season.
Buffalo scored seven or more fantasy football points on defense and special teams eight times. That’s half a season of stability in the category.
Sure teams would like every position to get at least 10 points in a standard league but that doesn’t happen each week. The Bills scored four points or less in seven games. The feast or famine Bills did okay last season.
Buffalo has seven bad match-ups this season. Thankfully one of the bad match-ups comes week four against the Patriots without Tom Brady on the road at Gillette Stadium. This could mean good things for the Bills taking on the new guy, Jimmy Garoppolo.
The Bills accumulated 17 interceptions (two touchdowns), 23 fumble recoveries and 21 sacks last season.
The Bills accumulated 17 interceptions, two interceptions for touchdowns, 23 fumble recoveries and 21 sacks last season.
Buffalo averaged a little over one interception,1.5 fumble recoveries and a little over one sack per game. These aren’t bad numbers for the guys in western New York state. Unfortunately, the consistency wasn’t there for the Bills last year.
The Bills had seven games at or below four fantasy points on defense and special teams. The teams highest fantasy output came at Miami in week three of the season. The Bills racked up 18 points that day.
Preston Brown took an interception 43-yards for the score with right before halftime. The Bills gave up 14 points to the Dolphins beating Miami 41-14.
If the Bills become more consistent, this team should be a nice plug and play defense for 10 to 12 team standard leagues.