Two New York teams are set to face off in Week 7. The Buffalo Bills (4-2) will travel to MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Jets on Sunday. The Bills have now lost two straight after kicking off the 2020 season while the Jets are winless at 0-5.
Josh Allen had his worst game of the season in Week 6 and only tallied 122 passing yards and ran for 48 yards on eight carries against the Kansas City Chiefs. Buffalo was at full strength with John Brown and Zack Moss back in the fold but struggled to score points. Rain contributed to Allen’s accuracy problems. The Bills have a good shot at returning to being an offensive excellence against a below average defense.
The Jets were blown out 24-0 in Week 6 and Joe Flacco has continued to be a terrible fill-in for Sam Darnold, who has been sidelined by a shoulder injury. He can’t seem to get the ball to anyone but Jamison Crowder and New York’s backfield has been reduced to Frank Gore following the release of Le’Veon Bell. New York can’t seem to stop anybody, but the Bills’ struggling defense could lend them a helping hand on offense.
Date: Sunday, Oct. 25
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Bills: #19 Overall — #11 offense, #29 defense, #11 special teams
Jets: #32 Overall — #31 offense, #24 defense, #30 special teams
Bills: -13.5, -715
Jets: +13.5, +510
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Josh Allen, QB, $7,700
Allen has had two bad games in a row but will now face one of the worst defenses in the NFL. Buffalo has all its best offensive weapons available and weather shouldn’t be a factor like it was against the Chiefs in Week 6. Two subpar performances haven’t prevented Allen from being one of the most productive fantasy quarterbacks in the NFL this season.
Stefon Diggs, WR, $7,000
A bounce back game for Allen bodes well for Diggs’ production. He’s inside the top 10 in targets and ranks third in targets.
Sam Darnold, QB, $5,000
The Jets have very limited fantasy upside. Joe Flacco has been abysmal throwing the football, but Darnold could inject some energy into the offense if he makes a return. He was listed as doubtful before being ruled out of Week 6, so there’s hope that he can get back into practice and be ready by Sunday.
Jamison Crowder, WR, $5,900
Crowder has three 100-yards games in four starts and has still yet to drop below 10 targets in an outing. While Flacco starting isn’t great for his production, Crowder could return to be an elite fantasy option with the return of Darnold.