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What to do with John Brown, Cole Beasley in Week 16 fantasy football

The Bills shaky passing game face the best pass defense in the NFL. We break down the Week 16 fantasy football start/sit implications.

John Brown, Devin Singletary, and Cole Beasley of the Buffalo Bills look on during the third quarter of the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on September 15, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

John Brown has been Buffalo’s top option at WR, leading the team in targets (111) and receiving yards (1,007). Brown has been the Bills’ primary deep threat, leading the team in average air yards per target while seeing nearly 40% of the Bills’ air yards, a number that ranks towards the top of the leaderboard among all receivers. Cole Beasley has seen less target volume, but he has been Buffalo’s primary receiving target near the end zone, as he leads the team in receiving TDs and targets inside the 10-yard line.

Fantasy football analysis: Bills WRs John Brown and Cole Beasley

Brown and Beasley enter into a very difficult matchup in Week 16 against a Patriots defense that has been elite against the pass. New England has held WR to the fewest DraftKings fantasy points per game on the back of the fewest receiving TDs and fewest receiving yards. The Patriots have also held QBs to the lowest passer rating by a good margin. In addition, the game’s total points of 37.5 on DraftKings Sportsbook is tied for the lowest on the Week 16 schedule, so this game appears to be set to be low-scoring. Unless playing in a deeper league, Brown and Beasley are probably better left on the bench in this matchup that looks tough for fantasy scoring.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Sit John Brown and Cole Beasley