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AFC East Player Analysis
Mike Rumsey, FantasySharks.com, Senior Staff Writer

Buffalo Bills (vs Oakland Raiders)

QB Kyle Orton: The Raiders aren't bad against the pass and the defense led the way for the win last week against Green Bay. Use another quarterback for week 16. ( 261 yds pass with 2 TDs and 1 Int; 4 yds rush )

QB E.J. Manuel: ( 37 yds pass; 2 yds rush )

RB Fred Jackson: Jackson continues to be the best running back play in the Bills back field. He has a favorable match up against the Raiders this week. Spiller looks like he may return to action this week, but it will depend on how effective he is in practice. ( 55 yds rush; 5 catches for 40 yds )

RB Bryce Brown: Brown and Dixon see limited carries in relief of Jackson. Spiller may enter the mix this week which will further reduce their production. ( 43 yds rush; 2 catches for 26 yds )

RB Anthony Dixon: Dixon and Brown see limited carries in relief of Jackson. Spiller may enter the mix this week which will further reduce their production. ( 29 yds rush; 1 catch for 4 yds )

WR Sammy Watkins: Orton's recent struggles have not helped Watkins. With no red zone action in his past 6 games and only 1 game with over 50 yards passing you should use other receiving options for week 16. ( 5 catches for 65 yds )

WR Robert Woods: With limited targets each week and a quarterback that struggles in the passing game, Woods is not a recommended play week 16 at Oakland. ( 4 catches for 47 yds )

WR Chris Hogan: With Hogan behind Watkins and Woods on the Bill's wide receiver depth chart and Orton's continued struggles in the passing game, it would be best to leave Hogan off any starting fantasy playoff roster. ( 2 catches for 22 yds )

WR Marquise Goodwin: ( 1 yd rush; 1 catch for 9 yds )

WR Marcus Thigpen: ( 1 catch for 1 yd )

TE Scott Chandler: With only two receiving touchdowns and three games with over 50 yards this season, Chandler is too inconsistent to be used a starting fantasy tight end. ( 4 catches for 43 yds )

TE Chris Gragg: Gragg has been inactive the past few weeks and is questionable for week 16 with a knee injury. ( 1 catch for 6 yds )

TE Lee Smith: Smith is an excellent blocking tight end but he does not play a large role in the Bill's passing game. ( 1 catch for 5 yds )

TE MarQueis Gray: ( 1 yd rush; 1 catch for 1 yd )

PK Dan Carpenter: Carpenter connected on all four of his attempts last week. If the offense stalls, the Bills will call his number. ( 2 XPs, 2 FGs )

Def Buffalo Bills: A great match up on the road this week at Oakland. They will force Carr into making mistakes. ( 4 sacks, 2 INTs, 1 Fumble )



Miami Dolphins (vs Minnesota Vikings)

QB Ryan Tannehill: Tannehill had his first game with over 300 yards passing this season last week against New England. He will have a much tougher task this week against Minnesota's 6th ranked pass defense. ( 253 yds pass with 2 TDs and 1 Int; 19 yds rush )

QB Matt Moore: ( 8 yds pass )

RB Lamar Miller: Miami abandoned the run in the second half of last week's game against New England. Miller will look to get back on track this week against Minnesota who give up rushing yards but have allowed on 9 rushing touchdowns on the season. ( 63 yds rush; 3 catches for 19 yds )

RB Daniel Thomas: With only 2 carries last week Thomas remains off the fantasy radar. ( 19 yds rush; 1 catch for 9 yds )

RB Damien Williams: With only 2 rushing attempts over his past 3 games, Williams should not be rostered in any fantasy football scoring format. ( 8 yds rush; 1 catch for 11 yds )

RB LaMichael James: ( 1 yd rush; )

WR Mike Wallace: Wallace will be hard to sit after coming off his first 100 yard receiving performance of the season. Temper your expectations this week as the Vikings have one of the NFL's better passing defenses. ( 1 yd rush; 6 catches for 65 yds and 1 TD )

WR Brian Hartline: With only 3 receptions in his past 3 games Hartline remains an after thought in Miami's passing game. ( 4 catches for 43 yds )

WR Jarvis Landry: Although he has seen limited red zone action the past three weeks, Landry continues to excel and build upon his tremendous rookie season. He sees enough targets each week from Tannehill to be used as a flex player in bigger leagues this week. ( 7 catches for 56 yds )

WR Brandon Gibson: ( 2 catches for 20 yds )

WR Rishard Matthews: ( 1 catch for 12 yds )

TE Charles Clay: Clay had 6 receptions for 59 yards last week. With no red zone action in his past four games you should seek and use other tight end options for week 16. ( 4 catches for 39 yds )

TE Dion Sims: Sims usually sees a couple of targets each week from Tannehill but last week he had none. ( 1 catch for 16 yds )

PK Caleb Sturgis: Sturgis went 2-3 on field goal attempts last week, one was blocked. He is usually good for a couple of field goals each week and has been a steady fantasy producer at the position. ( 2 XPs, 2 FGs )

Def Miami Dolphins: Even with the injuries they will have an easier match up at home against the Vikings this week but will still struggle. They imploded in the second half against New England last week. ( 2 sacks, 1 INT )



New England Patriots (vs New York Jets)

QB Tom Brady: Brady got off to a slow start last week but he came on strong in the second half. He should be busy again this Sunday as New England won't find much rushing room against the Jets defense. ( 251 yds pass with 2 TDs and 1 Int; 2 yds rush )

QB Jimmy Garoppolo: ( 11 yds pass )

RB Shane Vereen: Vereen saved his stats with a rushing touchdown last week but he had only 6 carries for 5 yards. The Jets are great against the run as they have allowed only 7 rushing touchdowns so far this season. He is not a recommended play this week. ( 13 yds rush; 2 catches for 20 yds )

RB LeGarrette Blount: Blount did find the end zone last week but he wasn't much of factor gaining only 17 yards on 8 carries. With a tough match up against the Jets 4th ranked rushing defense and Gray now in the mix, there are better running back options for week 16. ( 22 yds rush; 1 catch for 3 yds )

RB Jonas Gray: Gray led all New England running backs with 62 rushing yards last week, but Blount and Vereen saw the red zone action. With all three in the mix now none of these running backs are viable options for week 16. ( 42 yds rush; 1 catch for 4 yds )

RB Brandon Bolden: ( 5 yds rush; 1 catch for 2 yds )

RB James White: ( 3 yds rush; 1 catch for 1 yd )

WR Brandon LaFell: LaFell has been limited with a shoulder injury. In his past two games he has not found the end zone and has only one game with over 60-yards receiving. ( 3 catches for 36 yds )

WR Julian Edelman: Edelman has scored in back to back weeks. Brady continues to target him heavily as he has 7 catches or more over his past four games. He is currently the best fantasy play out of New England's wide receivers. ( 4 yds rush; 8 catches for 72 yds )

WR Danny Amendola: With Gronkowski, Edelman, and LaFell seeing the majority of Brady's attention in the passing game little is left for Amendola. ( 3 catches for 26 yds )

WR Brian Tyms: ( 1 catch for 2 yds )

TE Rob Gronkowski: Gronkowski's production all came in the second half of last week's game. With 11 receiving touchdowns and over 1000 receiving yards Gronkowski continues to sit at the top of the fantasy tight end rankings. ( 6 catches for 95 yds and 1 TD )

TE Tim Wright: Wright remains off the fantasy radar with two targets in week 14 and no targets last week. ( 2 catches for 22 yds and 1 TD )

TE Michael Hoomanawanui: Hoomanawanui excels as blocker and sees limited targets from Brady. ( 1 catch for 6 yds )

PK Stephen Gostkowski: Gostkowski keeps racking up the points and Belichick won't hesitate to use him if the offense stalls. ( 3 XPs, 2 FGs )

Def New England Patriots: New England's defense is still giving up too many yards but they have been playing better over the past two weeks. Expect more turnovers this week against the Jets 25th ranked offense. ( 2 sacks, 1 INT )



New York Jets (vs New England Patriots)

QB Geno Smith: Smith had a clean game last week but has only thrown over 200-yards once in his last four games. Use another quarterback option for week 16 as Geno Smith will not deliver a fantasy Superbowl win. ( 182 yds pass with 1 TD and 1 Int; 19 yds rush )

QB Michael Vick: ( 56 yds pass; 12 yds rush )

QB Matt Simms: ( 3 yds pass )

RB Chris Ivory: Only use Ivory if you don't have better running back options for this week. Last week he shared carries with Johnson. Ivory did find the end zone but this weeks opponent New England, have only allowed 5 rushing touchdowns so far this season. ( 53 yds rush; 1 catch for 6 yds )

RB Chris Johnson: In his current time share with Ivory, Johnson continues to provide minimal fantasy value. This week is also not the best of match ups as the Patriots are one of the better teams against the run. ( 44 yds rush; 1 catch for 12 yds )

RB Bilal Powell: Powell sees limited action out the Jets backfield in relief of Johnson and Ivory. ( 14 yds rush; 1 catch for 8 yds )

WR Eric Decker: Decker is coming off his first 100 yard receiving game this season. Temper your expectations as he was held to 65 receiving yards when these teams met in New England back in week 7. ( 6 catches for 67 yds )

WR Percy Harvin: Harvin wasn't a member of the Jets when these teams met back in week 7. He is not a recommended play this week as last week against the NFL's 30th ranked passing defense he had 0 catches. ( 11 yds rush; 3 catches for 35 yds )

WR Jeremy Kerley: Kerley usually hauls in a pass or two, but after last weeks no catch effort, he offers negligible fantasy value. ( 2 yds rush; 3 catches for 26 yds )

WR T.J. Graham: ( 1 catch for 8 yds )

TE Jeff Cumberland: With a couple of targets each week from Smith, Cumberland continues to have minimal fantasy value. ( 2 catches for 23 yds )

TE Jace Amaro: Amaro returned to action last week but he is too inconsistent to be counted on as a starting fantasy tight end. ( 3 catches for 23 yds )

TE Zach Sudfeld: ( 1 catch for 3 yds )

PK Nick Folk: Folk continues to have games where he receives only one field goal attempt. He has a shot this week, as he connected on 4 out of 5 field goals when these teams met back in week 7 in New England. ( 1 XP, 2 FGs )

Def New York Jets: Not a recommended play with New England visiting this week as they gave up over 340-yards last week to the Titans and managed just one sack and one fumble recovery. ( 1 sack )



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