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What to do with Cole Beasley, John Brown vs. Texans in playoff fantasy football

Are either of these Bills wide receivers worth adding to your line-up as they take on the Texans this weekend?

Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown makes a catch in front of Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Steven Nelson during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

John Brown and Cole Beasley should be well rested heading into their playoff showdown with the Houston Texans this weekend, as they were both inactive in Week 17. They face one of the weakest secondaries in the league, as they match-up with the Houston Texans 29th ranked pass defense. The Texans have allowed 33 passing touchdowns this seasons and allow an average of 267 passing yards per game. They are average in terms of allowing big plays, as they have given up 12 plays of 40+ yards on the season. How will the Bills wide receivers match-up against this defense? We break down the fantasy implications below.

Fantasy football advice, Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown

John Brown is the kind of player who only needs one catch to have a solid fantasy outing. That was the case in Week 16 against a tough Patriots secondary, when Brown caught one of four targets for 53 yards and a touchdown. He finished the day with 12.6 fantasy points. Luckily for Brown, he has a much friendlier opponent this weekend in the Houston Texans. Brown has developed significant chemistry with Josh Allen, and the two have been sure to attack susceptible secondaries with big plays all season. Allen looks for Brown often, as he has averaged 7.6 targets per game since the Week 6 Bye. With a DFS salary of $6,000, Brown comes at a good value this week, with a good match-up and a high target volume.

Fantasy football advice, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley

Cole Beasley has finished out the fantasy season with consistently good performances, minus a weak outing against the Steelers in Week 15. If that game is removed, he has averaged 14.2 points per game since the Week 6 Bye. He has also had more than six targets in all but two games in that stretch. Beasley has a high floor and with a price tag of $5,600 he comes at a discounted price with similar value to John Brown.

Start/Sit Advice:

Start John Brown in DFS line-ups for fair value with big play upside.

Start Cole Beasley in DFS line-ups as a discount value with a solid floor.