Sunday Update: It appears like Byrd is set to lead the Patriots’ receiving corps. The wideout is projected for 8.38 fantasy points. He’s become a favorite of Newton and has 28 targets on the year while Meyers has just 7. Meyers is expected to take a big leap and is projected for 8.08 points. Don’t expect a monster performance from either wideout. The Patriots appear will likely depend on running back heavily in this matchup.
How should you handle the Patriots wide receiver situation? Let’s take a closer look.
Fantasy Football analysis: Patriots WRs Damiere Byrd, Jakobi Myers
The Patriots could not get much of anything going against the San Francisco 49ers through the air or on the ground. Among the receivers, Meyers led all Patriots pass catchers with four catches on six targets for 60 yards. Byrd caught one of two targets for 16 yards.
New England will take on the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. In its last game, Buffalo allowed just 120 passing yards to the New York Jets. Denzel Mims led the Jets receivers with four receptions for 42 yards. One thing to note is the weather in Buffalo has the potential for high winds and rain.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
No New England wide receivers are worthy of starting this weekend. There are so many question marks to trust any of them.