Buffalo defense has good chance to bounce back Week 14
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (9:55 am ET) Fantasy owners have gotten good use out of the Bills DST in recent weeks. After averaging 11.8 Fantasy points through the first nine games, which is a strong average to begin with, the Bills DST has averaged 17.3 Fantasy points in the last three weeks.
It could behoove Fantasy owners to keep the Bills DST active Week 14 as a matchup with the Bucs looms. DSTs are averaging 11.8 Fantasy points per week against Tampa Bay, which is the seventh-highest average. The last two weeks, DSTs have averaged 15.5 points.
Coming out of the bye, the Bills did surrender 34 points and 423 yards in a Week 13 loss vs. Atlanta. However, heading into the bye they didn't allow an opponent to score more than 23 points or total more than 300 yards in three straight games.
Week 14 presents a good time for the Buffalo defense to bounce back after a rough outing, so consider the Bills a viable low-end No. 1 DST.
Bills DST has tough time against Falcons
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (12/1/13) The Bills DST had a tough time against Atlanta Week 13.
Buffalo was actually somewhat disruptive defensively, sacking Matt Ryan six times. They also forced Ryan to lose a fumble. Despite that, the team's secondary had a tough time defending Roddy White. White had his finest game of the season against the Bills. The team was also vulnerable on the ground, giving up three rushing touchdowns. Buffalo will look to get things under control Week 14 against the Buccaneers.
Bills healthy for game against Falcons
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (11/29/13) The Bills are in excellent shape as they prepare for their Sunday game against Atlanta. Defensive tackle Kyle Williams (back), who is questionable, is the lone player listed on their injury report that is not probable.
Back problem prevents Kyle Williams from practicing on Friday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (11/29/13) A back injury had Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williamssidelined from Friday practice and listed as questionable for Sunday against Atlanta. The injury flared up as he awoke in the morning, according to WGR-550.
Bills DST looking at decent matchup
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (11/27/13) The Bills DST is looking at a decent matchup Week 13 against the Falcons.
Atlanta has not been a strong offensive team this season, scoring 20.6 points per game, which ranks 24th in the league. They've allowed opposing Fantasy defenses to score 10.91 points per game against them. Atlanta hasn't necessarily been turnover-prone, so most of their struggles have to do with having fewer weapons than usual.
The Bills haven't been a great Fantasy defense thus far, giving up 24.8 points per game this season. The team has excelled when rushing the passer, however, with 37 sacks thus far. That figure ties them for the league-lead. They also lead the league with 16 interceptions. Buffalo does give up their fair share of points, but have been able to make up for it with turnovers. They are a decent upside play Week 13.
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The Bills DST had a lot of hype in 2012 after signing Mario Williams, but the addition didn't change much. The Bills DST was a middle-of-the-pack option with 30 sacks (one more than 2011), and they allowed 395 points, which was tied with Denver for third worst in the NFL. The Bills DST did have 29 takeaways (20 interceptions) and scored four touchdowns, but the unit has plenty of work to do under new coordinator Mike Pettine, who held the same position with the Jets last year. The Jets were known for creative blitz packages, which should help the pass rush, but this unit has a lot to prove before Fantasy owners can trust them. (Updated 4/25/13)