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How to watch, what to watch for Dolphins vs. Bills in Week 17

The Dolphins and Bills face off in Week 17 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.

yan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Miami Dolphins celebrates his touchdown pass with Tua Tagovailoa #1, to take a 23-22 lead over the Las Vegas Raiders, during the fourth quarter at Allegiant Stadium on December 26, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

The Miami Dolphins are set to travel for Week 17 to take on the Buffalo Bills in an exciting AFC East matchup. Buffalo has won the division and took down Miami earlier in the year but the Dolphins are still fighting for a playoff spot.

The Dolphins have only lost twice since Tua Tagovailoa took over the starting job but Ryan Fitzpatrick had to save the rookie by relieving him against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 16. Their defense has been anchored by the stellar play of Xavien Howard but slowing down Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs will be very challenging.

The Bills have won five straight and Josh Allen is slinging touchdowns to everyone. Diggs and Gabriel Davis will be Buffalo’s main threats through the air with John Brown on the Covid-19 list and Cole Beasley is week-to-week with a foot injury. The Bills aren’t at full strength but still look like one of the best teams in the NFL.

TV Info

Date: Sunday, Dec. 3
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Channel: CBS
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Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)

Dolphins: #11 Overall — #16 offense, #11 defense, #4 special teams
Bills: #5 Overall — #5 offense, #13 defense, #5 special teams

DraftKings Sportsbook odds

Dolphins: +3.5, +130
Bills: -3.5, -157
Total: 43

Fantasy football start/sit advice

Dolphins

Myles Gaskin, RB, $6,500

Gaskin had his best game yet against the Raiders in Week 16 and amassed 169 total yards to go along with two scores. Miami is reluctant to let Tua stretch the field with his arm so expect plenty of dipping and dunking to Gaskin out of the backfield to move the chains.

Mike Gesicki, TE, $4,200

Gesicki posted a solid stat line after missing Week 15 and DeVante Parker’s Week 17 status is up for grabs. He’s $1,100 cheaper and has stats almost identical to the WR1. Lots of intermediate passing bodes well for Gesicki’s production.

Bills

Josh Allen, QB, $7,600

Allen has eclipsed 34 DKFP in three of his last four games. He’s averaging 289.8 passing yards per game during the Bills’ five-game winning streak. The Dolphins do have an elite secondary but Allen has proved that his legs can be an equalizer. Allen threw for a season-high 415 yards and four scores the last time he faced Miami.

Stefon Diggs, WR, $8,100

The Allen-Diggs batter has been successful all year and connected for eight receptions, 153 yards, and a score the last time it was up against the Dolphins. The NFL’s most targeted man is sure to pick up where he left off, even if he will be facing stiff competition.