Each week, we will take a look at how the Buffalo Bills’ opponents performed against the teams in terms of fantasy football scores. In week one, the New York Jets struggled to do much of anything, and it showed from a fantasy perspective. Here are the numbers on the players we signaled out earlier. For information on the scoring system we use to determine the numbers provided, please click here.
The Jets’ backup running back was a hot name at some fantasy football drafts this year, and the Bills shut him down. Powell had 22 yards rushing, and he added 5 catches for 17 yards on the day as a receiver. He did not score a touchdown. His partner in the backfield, veteran Matt Forte, didn’t perform much better, totaling 16 yards rushing and 20 receiving on 3 catches.
WR Robbie Anderson (4.2 points)
Looks like we picked the wrong Jet to ride in the passing attack. Anderson was quiet all day, catching 4 passes on 8 total targets for 22 yards. His newly-acquired teammate, veteran Jermaine Kearse, was the big-gainer for the Jets. He had 7 catches on 9 targets for 59 yards, good for 9.4 points in the debut with the Jets.
Jets D/ST (4 points)
The Jets allowed 21 points, but they did manage to sack Tyrod Taylor twice and intercept him once. I don’t think the most hardcore of Jets fans would have started their defense in any game this year, but if they had, a first week matchup with a “rebuilding/stealth tanking” Bills team would have been almost understandable. Fortunately, the Bills showed that logic to be flawed.
High scorer for the week
QB Josh McCown was abysmal for most of the day, but he topped the list at 11.68 points. He threw for 187 yards and 2 interceptions, but added a touchdown rushing to salvage his day. He actually outscored Tom Brady on the week, beating the future Hall-of Fame player by .8 points. What a weird week one it was.