Opponent: Buffalo Bills
Location: Ralph Wilson Stadium (Away)
I knew it. Placed my faith in Ryan Tannehill last week saying he was worth considering as a starter and he completely blew it. I’m not particularly surprised as Tannehill has been doing this all season whether the matchup is good or not. So this week I’ll say this – I love the matchup, I think Tannehill could have a big game but start him at your own risk. I prefer to stay away.
The production of Reggie Bush has continued to drop off dramatically as the season continues and last week he was benched due to an early fumble. I’ve never been a big fan but the talent is there. As of right now, I’d call him a mid level flex but he is a very risky one. His backup Daniel Thomas is going to get a lot more touches which hurts Bush. Speaking of Thomas, I like him in deeper leagues as he appears to have a stranglehold on the short yardage job. A shame for those in the deepest leagues who for whatever reason own Jorvorskie Lane.
Even when a team’s quarterback isn’t strong, there is usually that one guy who stands out and for Miami it’s Brian Hartline who is now a legit fantasy starter. I like him as a WR2 this week against the Bills although most weeks he is more like a nice flex. Hartline’s emergence has been largely a result of the ineffectiveness of Davone Bess who has had multiple opportunities to shine but done nothing with them. Bess shouldn’t be owned in standard leagues and should be avoided as a starter in all but the deepest leagues.
Anthony Fasano may have started the season putting up decent numbers – although never spectacular – but now he’s an afterthought. Leave him on waivers.