While the 2021 NFL season is still months away, it is never too early to prepare for the fantasy season. Whether it’s research, mock drafts, or going with your gut, everyone has a way to prepare for their fantasy drafts. However, this isn’t another article to help you prepare for the fantasy season. Today, I am going to give three bold fantasy predictions for the Buffalo Bills in 2021.
All stats are based on PPR scoring.
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Stefon Diggs Averages Over 20 Fantasy Points Per Game
In his first season with the Bills, Diggs had a career year, totaling 127 catches on 166 targets for 1,535 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while averaging 20.5 fantasy points per game. Furthermore, Diggs led the league in catches, targets, and receiving yards. While he will regress some, the Bills did very little to threaten his target share or role on the team. The loss of John Brown was offset with the addition of Emmanuel Sanders, though Gabriel Davis expects to have the first crack at claiming Brown’s starting role. After averaging 10.4 targets per game to go along with a 29.2 percent target share last season, Diggs has a real shot to finish the season as the overall WR1 and easily average more than 20 fantasy points again.
Josh Allen Leads the Team in Rushing Touchdowns
During his three-year career, Allen has 25 rushing touchdowns, scoring at least eight every season. By comparison, the top running back for the Bills has totaled nine rushing touchdowns over the last three years. Furthermore, during that span, the Bills have gotten a total of 16 rushing touchdowns from their running backs. Despite only getting a total of 1,168 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns from Devin Singletary and Zack Moss last season, the Bills didn’t use a single draft pick on a running back. Unless the Bills add a power running back before the start of the season, expect Allen to be their goal line runner once again this year.
Gabriel Davis Finishes as the Team’s WR2
Last season, Davis showed flashes of turning into a starting-caliber wide receiver. However, he finished fourth on the team among wide receivers, averaging 8.6 fantasy points per game. With Brown in Las Vegas and Sanders primarily a slot receiver, Davis has a great shot of earning the starting job opposite of Diggs. Furthermore, despite finishing fourth among wide receivers on the team in targets per game with 3.9, Davis finished second with seven touchdowns and first with a 10.8 percent touchdown rate. With Sanders and Cole Beasley on the wrong side of 30, expect the Bills to limit their snaps and keep them healthy for the playoffs, opening up more snaps and targets for Davis.
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