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

Buffalo Bills (vs Indianapolis Colts)

QB Tyrod Taylor: Taylor has been named Buffalo's starting quarterback. The Bills like his mobility and are a run first team but there are much better quarterback options for the 2015 fantasy season. ( 198 yds pass with 1 TD and 1 Int; 16 yds rush )

QB E.J. Manuel: ( 34 yds pass; 2 yds rush )

QB Matt Cassel: ( 1 yd pass )

RB LeSean McCoy: McCoy was traded to Buffalo during the off season. He should receive plenty of opportunity as the Bill's featured running back in 2015. He has been sidelined the past few weeks with a hamstring injury but should be close to returning due to the release of Fred Jackson. ( 69 yds rush; 3 catches for 20 yds )

RB Karlos Williams: Williams has missed the past 2 weeks of preseason work due to a mystery procedure that was performed. Check for updates on Williams's status as week 1 approaches. ( 33 yds rush; 2 catches for 12 yds )

RB Anthony Dixon: Barring an injury or move up the depth chart Dixon currently has minimal fantasy value as a starting running back. ( 25 yds rush; 1 catch for 4 yds )

RB Bryce Brown: ( 12 yds rush; 1 catch for 13 yds )

WR Sammy Watkins: Watkins had only 5 games with double digit fantasy scoring in 2014. This season the Bill's will emphasize the run which will limit Watkins potential scoring. Watkins may have a better rapport with Taylor later in the season but we would not insert Watkins into our week 1 starting lineup. ( 1 yd rush; 3 catches for 51 yds )

WR Percy Harvin: Harvin has not had more than 700 yards receiving since 2011. On his fourth team now, Harvin has missed lots of preseason action with a hip injury and has had little time to develop a rapport with Taylor. ( 7 yds rush; 3 catches for 36 yds )

WR Robert Woods: The only way we would give Woods a look is if Clay and Harvin weren't available for week 1. Woods will be losing receptions to Clay and Harvin and in Buffalo there are limited targets to be shared. ( 3 catches for 31 yds )

WR Marquise Goodwin: Playing behind Watkins, Harvin and Woods, Goodwin currently has no fantasy value. ( 1 catch for 8 yds )

WR Chris Hogan: ( 1 catch for 8 yds )

TE Charles Clay: Hard to recommend Clay as starting tight end now that he is with the Bills. Buffalo went after Clay but he has been dealing with knee issues throughout the preseason and Ryan will want to run the football with McCoy. ( 5 catches for 53 yds )

TE Matthew Mulligan: Mulligan will spend lots of time blocking and should not be rostered in any fantasy football scoring format. ( 1 catch for 6 yds )

TE MarQueis Gray: ( 1 catch for 5 yds )

TE Chris Gragg: ( 1 catch for 6 yds )

PK Dan Carpenter: Carpenter returns to the Bill's for 2015. He is one of the NFL's better place kickers and finished 2014 connecting on 34 of 38 field goal attempts. The only concern with Carpenter is the Buffalo weather can be nasty come the fantasy football playoff run. ( 2 XPs, 2 FGs )

Def Buffalo Bills: The Bill's finished 2014 as the best fantasy defense in most scoring systems as they led the NFL in sacks with 54 last season. The addition of Defensive minded coach Rex Ryan will ensure that they will continue to be one of the top fantasy defenses for 2015. ( 4 sacks, 1 INT, 1 Fumble )



Miami Dolphins (vs Washington Redskins)

QB Ryan Tannehill: Tannehill finished in the top end of the top 10 fantasy quarterback rankings last season. With Landry, Stills, and Cameron as part of his wide receiving corp, expectations are high for the 2015 season. Week one he will face Washington and there is nothing scary about the Redskin's passing defense. ( 293 yds pass with 2 TDs and 1 Int; 15 yds rush )

QB Matt Moore: ( 9 yds pass )

RB Lamar Miller: Miller has a great match up on the road week one at Washington. He will look to build upon his success of of last years season where he rushed for over 1,000 yards. In his favor Philbin wants to feed him the ball more in 2015. ( 62 yds rush; 2 catches for 15 yds )

RB Damien Williams: Williams starts the season as Miami's #2 running back on the depth chart. He has successfully held off rookie Jay Ajayi and will see some action in relief of Miller. ( 14 yds rush; 2 catches for 16 yds )

RB LaMichael James: As the #3 running back behind Miller and Williams, LaMichael James currently should not be rostered in any fantasy football scoring format. ( 5 yds rush; 1 catch for 3 yds )

RB Jay Ajayi: His time has not yet arrived.

RB Mike Gillislee: ( 2 yds rush )

WR Jarvis Landry: Landry is Tannehill's favorite wide receiver and will look to build upon last seasons success. With more new faces in the wide receiver corps, Tannehill will be going to Landry early and often. ( 6 catches for 66 yds and 1 TD )

WR Kenny Stills: Stills was brought to be Mike Wallace's replacement but he missed most of the preseason with injuries. Stills may have fallen behind Rishard Matthews as Matthews started ahead him in the week 3 preseason game. ( 5 catches for 54 yds )

WR Greg Jennings: Jennings is currently behind Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills, and Rishard Matthews on the wide receiver depth chart. He could fall even further once Parker returns from his foot injury. ( 3 catches for 41 yds )

WR DeVante Parker: ( 2 catches for 37 yds )

WR Rishard Matthews: ( 1 catch for 15 yds )

TE Jordan Cameron: Cameron could be a factor this season in Miami's passing game as long as he can stay healthy. He has yet to play an entire 16 game season. ( 4 catches for 54 yds )

TE Dion Sims: As the #2 tight end behind Jordan Cameron, Sims currently has minimal fantasy value. ( 1 catch for 15 yds )

PK Caleb Sturgis: Sturgis is expected to keep his job over Andrew Franks who was brought in when Sturgis injured himself play kickball in early organized team activities. ( 2 XPs, 2 FGs and 1 missed FG )

Def Miami Dolphins: Miami started out as one of the better fantasy defenses last season. Midway through the season they collapsed and never returned to form. The addition of Ndamukong Suh should bolster the run defense this season. Out of the gate they have a favorable schedule at Washington and then home against Jacksonville. ( 3 sacks, 1 INT, 1 Fumble )



New England Patriots (vs Pittsburgh Steelers)

QB Tom Brady: Brady's 4 game suspension for 2015 has been nullified. Based on today's news Brady will be on the field next Thursday for New England's home opener. He is sure to climb back up from his current ADP as he has a great matchup at home against the Steeler's week 1. ( 320 yds pass with 2 TDs and 1 Int; 3 yds rush )

QB Jimmy Garoppolo: ( 21 yds pass; 1 yd rush )

RB Jonas Gray: Gray appears to be New England's week 1 starting running back while Blount serves his 1 game suspension. If you have better options at running back for week 1, then you should use them as White and Bolden could also be in the mix. ( 48 yds rush and 1 TD; 2 catches for 18 yds )

RB James White: White, Brandon Bolden and Dion Lewis are all in competition for Vereen's 3rd down running back role. Currently Lewis appears to be the front runner for week 1. ( 20 yds rush; 1 catch for 12 yds )

RB Brandon Bolden: Bolden, James White and Dion Lewis are all in competition for Vereen's 3rd down running back role. Currently Lewis appears to be the front runner for week 1. ( 11 yds rush; 1 catch for 2 yds )

RB Dion Lewis: ( 1 yd rush; )

WR Julian Edelman: Edelman has been idle with a leg injury the past few weeks. He is a PPR machine but sees limited red zone action. Downgrade him slightly if Garoppolo starts week 1. ( 4 yds rush; 6 catches for 68 yds )

WR Danny Amendola: For 2014 Amendola only had 200 receiving yards and 1 touchdown. Upgrade Amendola slightly if LaFell continues to miss additional practice time with a foot injury. ( 4 catches for 43 yds )

WR Reggie Wayne: Wayne hasn't had much time to build a rapport with either Brady or Garoppolo, he is not a wide receiver you want in your week 1 starting lineup. ( 3 catches for 32 yds )

WR Aaron Dobson: ( 1 catch for 5 yds )

TE Rob Gronkowski: Gronkowski is rested up and ready for the 2015 season to start. If Garoppolo does start the first few games then Gronkowski's stats may suffer slightly until Brady's return to the starting lineup. ( 6 catches for 87 yds and 1 TD )

TE Scott Chandler: With Gronkowski ahead of him on New England's tight end depth chart Chandler will have limited fantasy value as a starting tight end. ( 2 catches for 24 yds )

TE Michael Hoomanawanui: Hoomanawanui has too many options ahead of him in New England's passing offense to be fantasy relevant. ( 1 catch for 8 yds )

PK Stephen Gostkowski: Gostkowski has led the NFL in field goals and scoring the past 2 seasons. He receives plenty of scoring opportunities and the Patriots will not hesitate to use him if an offensive drive stalls. If you want him on your fantasy team you will need to draft him much earlier than the later rounds of your fantasy draft. ( 3 XPs, 2 FGs )

Def New England Patriots: New England finished the 2014 season in the middle of the pack in fantasy defense special teams scoring. For 2015 they have a much easier schedule but could have issues with their passing defense due to the loss of cornerbacks Revis and Browner. ( 2 sacks, 1 INT )



New York Jets (vs Cleveland Browns)

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick: Fitzpatrick is currently the Jet's starting quarterback with Geno Smith out of action with a broken jaw. Fitzpatrick has not finished a 16 game season since 2012. Being reunited with Chan Gailey and working with wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker should help his cause. ( 207 yds pass with 1 TD and 1 Int; 18 yds rush )

QB Matt Flynn: ( 14 yds pass )

RB Chris Ivory: Ivory is atop the running back depth chart and is rumored to be more involved in the passing game this season. He will lose some rushing action to Powell and possibly Ridley once Ridley returns. Ivory has a good match up at home week 1 against Cleveland. ( 58 yds rush; 1 catch for 6 yds )

RB Bilal Powell: Powell is currently locked in as the Jet's number two running back. Ivory is the only Jets running back that should be rostered and used as a starter. ( 29 yds rush; 2 catches for 11 yds )

RB Zac Stacy: As the number 3 running back on the depth chart, Stacy currently has minimal fantasy value as a starting running back. ( 18 yds rush; 1 catch for 7 yds )

RB Daryl Richardson: ( 1 yd rush; 1 catch for 1 yd )

WR Brandon Marshall: Marshall was traded to the Jets during the off season. In early preseason action he has led all of the Jet's wide receivers in targets. He has developed and good rapport with Fitzpatrick and should see plenty of attention in the passing game. ( 1 yd rush; 4 catches for 55 yds )

WR Eric Decker: Even with Geno Smith as quarterback, Decker finished last season as the 25th ranked fantasy wide receiver. With the arrival of wide receiver Brandon Marshall from Chicago we would expect to see a drop in yards and targets this season. ( 2 yds rush; 5 catches for 56 yds )

WR Quincy Enunwa: Unfortunately for Enunwa the Jet's passing game provides little fantasy value for a player without the last names of Marshall or Decker. ( 3 yds rush; 2 catches for 16 yds )

WR Jeremy Kerley: ( 1 yd rush; 2 catches for 17 yds )

WR Chris Owusu: ( 1 catch for 4 yds )

TE Jeff Cumberland: With Amaro placed on season ending IR expect a few more targets for Cumberland and Davis. Wait to see how they are utilized in the Jet's passing offense before wasting a roster spot on either tight end. ( 2 catches for 21 yds )

TE Kellen Davis: With Amaro placed on season ending IR, Davis may see a few extra targets. Davis is more of blocking tight end and should not be rostered in any fantasy football scoring format. ( 1 catch for 6 yds )

TE Wes Saxton: ( 1 catch for 1 yd )

TE Jace Amaro: On IR.

PK Nick Folk: Folk is a decent option as a place kicker as he was often called up when the Jet's offense failed to reach the end zone last season. He connected on 32 of his 39 Field goal attempts last season. ( 2 XPs, 2 FGs )

Def New York Jets: Last season the Jet's defense finished as one of the worst fantasy scoring defenses. For 2015 they lose defensive minded head coach Rex Ryan who departed to Buffalo, but resigned cornerback Darrelle Revis. They should be a decent play at home week against the Browns. ( 4 sacks, 1 INT, 1 Fumble )



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