The Las Vegas Raiders had a pretty up and down last two weeks. They opened up their Las Vegas stadium with a nice Monday night win before being dominated by the Patriots last week. This week, they welcome the undefeated Buffalo Bills to Allegiant Stadium.
The Bills are fresh off an impressive win over the Los Angeles Rams. They had a 28-3 lead over the Rams before giving up 26 unanswered points to make the game a nail biter. The run defense of the Bills was the biggest disappointment on that side of the ball. Giving up 167 yards to the Rams and Darryl Henderson.
In their loss to the Patriots, the Raiders defensive running game was exposed. The Pats rushed for 250 yards and two touchdowns. One of the bright spots was Derek Carr’s impressive 24 of 32 performance with two touchdowns and no interceptions.
Date: Sunday, Oct. 4
Time: 4:25 p.m. EST
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Bills: 15th vs. Pass, 26th vs. Rush
Raiders: 18th vs. Pass, 32nd vs. Rush
Bills: -3, -165
Raiders: +3, +145
OUT: LB Del’Shawn Phillips (quadricep)
QUESTIONABLE: DE Mario Addison (knee), RB Zack Moss (toe)
OUT: CB Damon Arnette (wrist, thumb), WR Bryan Edwards (foot, ankle), DT Daniel Ross (foot)
DOUBTFUL: T Trenton Brown (calf), WR Rico Gafford (hamstring), WR Henry Ruggs (knee, hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: S Johnathan Abram (shoulder, thumb), LB Nick Kwiatkoski (pectoral), CB Amik Robertson (illness)
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Josh Allen, Quarterback, $7,300:
Josh Allen was a revelation yet again in the Bills narrow win over the Rams. Allen had his third straight 300-yard passing game like it was nothing. He had moments of concern late in the game. But with four scores, I think he has to be considered a consistent starter at this point.
Devin Singletary, Running Back, $5,900:
The Bills running back had a great game in the absence of Zack Moss. He was clearly the Bills preferred option over T.J. Yeldon. He snagged 13 carries for 71 yards and four catches with another 50 yards. The running back split that was shown in the first couple Bills games seems to be over.
Hunter Renfrow, Wide Receiver, $4,600:
The Raiders wideout had a pretty solid game in their loss to the Patriots. Coming up against a Bills defense that was exposed last week against the Rams, he isn’t a bad option. The Bills are 27th in the league in passing defense, giving up 274 passing yards per game. Renfrow might be worth a start.
Raiders, Defense, $2,700:
There are few offenses more scary then the Buffalo Bills right now. The Bills are fourth in the league on yards per game and third on points. You should be running for the waiver wire if the Raiders are your starting defense.