The FFL crew breaks down this week's matchup between two undefeated teams in the AFC East.
ANDY BEHRENS: We have a fantasy feast on our hands in Miami today. The undefeated Bills meet the undefeated Dolphins in a battle of offenses that averaged a combined 840 total yards and 67 points per game. That's ridiculous. Buffalo is actually a 5 and 1/2 point favorite on the road. And the total here is 53.
Tank, I'm going to start with you. Can the Bills get to 53 on their own? Can they be stopped? Can they even be inconvenienced?
- No, the crazy thing is that that's not an outlandish question, especially since the Bills are going to have Gabe Davis back. There was one thing that scared me when I saw a clip of him early on in the week trying to test out that ankle. He actually looked pretty explosive coming out the block. But it was when he was trying to break down on the comeback that he looked a little bit gimpy. And he kind of walked around with a limp for a while.
But I think giving him a few weeks to try to get acclimated to what that ankle feels like now, the new normal, along with getting that thing shot up today on Sunday, I feel like he's going to be good to go. And when you pair Gabe Davis and Stefon Diggs with Josh Allen, knowing that they're going to have to shootout because that defensive backfield is hurting, I think we can anticipate them throwing up a lot of points in South Beach.
ANDY BEHRENS: Matt, give us a player or a matchup that you're focused on here?
MATT HARMON: Yeah, the great Tank Williams, former NFL legend himself, talked about Tyreek Hill going up against these backup safeties for Buffalo. And I think that is the matchup to watch here because there is no duo right now at this point like Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle who can put more stress on a defense because of their speed and their route-running ability.
I mean, these guys are complete receivers. It's not just a speed-based equation. They can beat you underneath. They can beat you in the intermediate game. And obviously, we know they can rip you deep. I mean, Buffalo, their trademark under Sean McDermott-- I mean, Micah Hyde, Jordan Poyer, these guys who are going to miss this game, they were not All-Stars. In their previous stop. It's just Sean McDermott always gets these secondary guys, whether it's cornerbacks, safeties, they're on the same page.
They communicate really well in zone coverage. Is that going to hold over here now that we're throwing backups out there, again, against a duo that puts more stress on you than anybody else? I mean, 88% of air yards in week two for the Dolphins went to Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle.
To me, I think these guys are just so unique from a full field perspective that it makes Tua's life so easy. And I'm rolling with Tua over like Tom Brady. I had him as a QB1 in single QB leagues. I'm playing Tua over Tom Brady this week.
ANDY BEHRENS: Yeah, that's actually a really good context because I've got Tua over Rodgers. I've got him over Brady, though that seems weird. But I don't know how you defend Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle at full strength under normal circumstances. And now we're talking about a Buffalo defense that's without something like five regulars this week. The secondary is decimated. That is going to be absolutely brutal.
You look at the other defense though. Miami is giving up 372 yards per game so far. It's only two weeks. But the Ravens just hung 38 on them, right? So I think, I mean, no matter what we're expecting from Miami, Buffalo can put up 40, 50 on anybody. I'm so looking forward to this game. I think it's going to be terribly exciting.
One other thing we need to look out for is what exactly happens in Miami's backfield because last week, Raheem Mostert, kind of out of nowhere, out-snapped and out-touched Chase Edmonds. That's a situation to watch as well.