Game day update: The Buffalo Bills’ receivers will look to continue their dominance when they face the Niners on Monday. This season, Stefon Diggs has been a perfect WR1 in fantasy football and should be able to reach 10 points. In addition to Diggs, Cole Beasley has seen his production go up this season and become a reliable second target next for QB Josh Allen.
On Monday night, Diggs and Beasley will be going up against a Niners’ defense that is allowing 20.2 fantasy points per game and zero touchdowns in the last two games. ESPN projects Diggs, Beasley, and Gabriel Davis to score 11.3, 7.4, and 6.2 fantasy points.
A lot of targets opened up with John Brown unable to take the field for the Bills and it seemed like Cole Beasley was the main recipient of most of them in Week 10. Unfortunately, Week 12 brought a low number of available targets to go around as Josh Allen only attempted 24 passes. Stefon Diggs saw roughly half of those targets, but it was Gabriel Davis who won the fantasy day with the most points of the receiver corps. Which of these Buffalo wideouts can help your lineup this weekend? We break down the fantasy analysis below.
Fantasy Football analysis: Bills WRs Stefon Diggs, Cole Beasley, Gabriel Davis
Stefon Diggs has seen a steady stream of targets all season, averaging 10 per game. He is averaging 18.0 fantasy points per game and is the 5th ranked fantasy wide receiver. He was able to tally 10.9 points in Week 12 on seven receptions for 39 yards, but was unable to find the endzone. In comparison to his usual performances, this was disappointing for fantasy owners, but it was nothing to worry about. He is still Josh Allen’s favorite target. The 49ers have allowed the ninth fewest PPR points to opposing wideouts this season, but Diggs is matchup proof due to his high target volume and big play capability. Start him as a WR1 this weekend.
Cole Beasley was a target monster in Week 10, hauling in 11 of 13 targets for 109 yards and a touchdown. He shined in the absence of John Brown as he proved to be a reliable weapon for Josh Allen. He received only four targets in Week 12 as the Bills only attempted 24 passes and he turned them into two receptions for 25 yards. Beasley should continue to remain involved in the offense and the Bills are more than likely to attempt more passes this weekend. Beasley can be added to lineups as a WR3/flex option.
Gabriel Davis was the lone receiver to find the end zone in Week 12, as he caught three of four targets for 79 yards and a touchdown to finish with 16.9 points. Davis had a similar stat line in Week 9 against Seattle before laying a goose egg in Week 10. This speaks to Davis’ boom/bust nature and is the reason he can’t be trusted in lineups on a weekly basis. Keep him on the bench in Week 12.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Stefon Diggs as a WR1
Start Cole Beasley as a WR3/flex
Sit Gabriel Davis