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How to watch, what to watch for Bills vs. Broncos in Week 15

The Bills and Broncos face off in Week 15 of the 2020 NFL season. We break down how to watch the game, odds for the matchup, key injuries, and notable fantasy football start/sit considerations.

Quarterback Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills drops back to pass during the NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at State Farm Stadium on December 07, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. The Bills defeated the 49ers 34-24. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The 10-3 Buffalo Bills are red-hot fresh off of handing the Pittsburgh Steelers their second loss in a row on Sunday night. They’ll be headed to the Mile High City this weekend to take on Drew Lock and the 5-8 Denver Broncos.

Bills QB Josh Allen has turned into a new player in his third season, helping turn the Buffalo offense into one of the best in the NFL. The addition of Stefon Diggs has helped a lot too. They get most of their production through the air, which could be bad for Denver, who gives up a ton of yards that way. However, the Broncos D has only allowed 14 passing touchdowns all season, which is the second least in the NFL.

Drew Lock has been the driving force behind the Denver offense when he’s healthy. It’s not that he’s been playing very well, it’s just that nobody on the team is playing that great. He’s had turnover issues, throwing 13 picks in just 10 games. Buffalo’s defense has been getting a ton of turnovers, including two picks on Ben Rothlisberger last week, so that doesn’t bode well for Lock. Their run game is decent thanks to Melvin Gordon, who has close to 800 yards and six touchdowns on the season, and the Buffalo run d has been known to struggle this season.

TV Info

Date: Saturday, Dec. 19
Time: 4:30 p.m. ET
Channel: NFL Network
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Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)

Bills: #7 Overall — #7 offense, #16 defense, #5 special teams
Broncos: #28 Overall — #31 offense, #13 defense, #18 special teams

DraftKings Sportsbook odds

Bills: -6.5, -305
Broncos: +6.5, +255
Total: 50

Fantasy football start/sit advice

Bills

Gabriel Davis, WR, $4,000

The rookie has caught a touchdown in each of his last three games and is also catching 75% of his targets over that span. Diggs and Cole Beasley take a lot of attention from opposing DB’s, allowing Davis to thrive recently.

Dawson Knox, TE $2,800

Knox has become one of Allen’s favorite targets not named Diggs or Beasley. He seems to make one inexplicably dumb play each week, but that doesn’t stop Allen from feeding him. He also has two TDs in the last three weeks.

Broncos

Melvin Gordon, RB, $5,200

Gordon has been a threat on the ground and through the air at times this season. He hasn’t had a lot of success in recent weeks, but attacking the Bills on the ground is the best way to have success.

Tim Patrick, WR, $4,300

Patrick is Lock’s go-to guy this season. He has three touchdowns in the last two weeks, which is half his total for the year. He’s getting hot and now is the right time for fantasy managers to pick him up if they haven’t already.