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Fantasy Football 2014: 5 Buffalo Bills You Should Draft

Fantasy Football 2014: 5 Buffalo Bills You Should Draft

C.J. Spiller
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The Buffalo Bills haven't reached the postseason since 1999, the longest drought in the NFL. But they do have pieces to make that jump, as well as help fantasy football owners reach their respective playoffs. Buffalo may not have the most exciting offense in football, but their high run volume makes and speed makes for some intriguing players to target for fantasy purposes.

5) Buffalo Bills D/ST

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5) Buffalo Bills D/ST

Buffalo Bills
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Thanks to the emergence of Kiko Alonso, the Bills defense served as a top-10 unit in 2013, ranking second in the NFL in sacks (57). Mario Williams, Kyle Williams and Marcel Dareus anchored a top-five defensive line, and sacks are a great source of fantasy points. But Buffalo was also very quietly second in the league in interceptions as well (23). This defense may give up big plays, but they also make big plays, too.

4) Sammy Watkins

Sammy Watkins
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4) Sammy Watkins

Sammy Watkins
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The number four overall pick in the draft, Sammy Watkins is the most polished wideout to come into the league since A.J. Green. Buffalo invested quite a lot to obtain him, so you know they are going to get him the ball. He has been impressing quite a bit during OTAs, has tremendous skills and a great work ethic. Don't draft him as atop-25 guy, seeing as only two rookie wideouts have posted 1,000 yards since 2005. But take him as a WR3 or four.

3) Fred Jackson

Fred Jackson
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3)Fred Jackson

Fred Jackson
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Fred Jackson has served as one of the most underrated backs in football over the years, and that trend continues into 2014. Last year, Jackson finished as a top-12 fantasy back, thanks to his 9 rushing scores. Despite splitting time with C.J. Spiller, he still finished with 200 carries, and because Spiller isn't a goal line back, Jackson should see that role. Two of Spiller's career 12 rushing scores came within the five-yard line.

2) Robert Woods

Robert Woods
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2) Robert Woods

Robert Woods
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With Stevie Johnson gone, the Bills are able to slide Woods into the slot, a role that could help him be more productive, Buffalo believes. Woods showed flashes as a rookie, hauling in 40 passes for 587 yards and three scores. Quarterback E.J. Manuel favored him at times last year, and the two had quite the rapport. He could serve as a nice PPR sleeper.

1) C.J. Spiller

C.J. Spiller
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1) C.J. Spiller

C.J. Spiller
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One of the first round running back busts from a season ago, Spiller dealt with a nagging ankle injury all year long. But he still nearly rushed for 1,000 yards and still had over 200 carries. Only 21 other backs accomplished that feat last year. Buffalo ran the ball more than anyone last year, and during his tenure at Syracuse, Doug Marrone was very run heavy. This offense will start with Spiller, who, just two years ago, was the 7th-best back.