Buffalo Bills: Off-Season Overview
Is it rebuilding if you weren’t there before? Maybe that’s just building for the Buffalo Bills.
Whatever you want to call it, the Bills are going through it.
Usually a quarterback change indicates a shift in philosophy within an organization. Bringing in TWO quarterbacks? Well, that just suggests turmoil.
Yet, that’s what the Bills have done. Buffalo brought in AJ McCarron, one of the more coveted backups in the league. Then, in the draft, took Wyoming’s Josh Allen. Allen boasts the best measurables of any drafted quarterback since probably Andrew Luck. The questions don’t lie in his physique, but rather in his experience against worthy defenses. Allen didn’t face the stiffest competition at Wyoming, and he looks to be a project that could eventually pay off for Buffalo.
Second year player Zay Jones and former Panther Kelvin Benjamin head up the Bills’ wide receiving corps. In six games with Buffalo last year after being traded, Benjamin managed just 16 catches. Jones wasn’t much better in his rookie season.
In fact, Buffalo’s best pass catcher was actually their running back. LeSean McCoy.
I wonder why they made a change at quarterback.
McCoy’s status for 2018 is seemingly up in the air because of some legal trouble he may or may not be in. The Bills brought in Chris Ivory, who you would assume becomes the starter should McCoy end up on the Commissioner’s Exempt List. But I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of Buffalo luring someone like DeMarco Murray out of early retirement if a long legal battle was on the horizon. So, watch for that. But definitely consider Ivory in your plans later on in the draft.
Buffalo Bills: I Gotta Get Me One of Those!
If LeSean McCoy’s legal troubles are behind him, McCoy is absolutely this kind of player. With nearly 1,600 yards from scrimmage and eight touchdowns, even at age 30 Shady is a top 7 fantasy running back. This is the kind of player that wins you a championship.
Buffalo Bills: Buyer Beware
Kelvin Benjamin has had a steady decline in his production every season since he came into the league. Everybody seems to be waiting for him to go back to his 1,000 yard 9 touchdown form from 2015. He’s shown no signs since of being that player. Benjamin has a lot to prove before he’s worth spending any real draft capital on him.
Buffalo Bills: Stay Woke
Chris Ivory was a sneaky good acquisition for the Bills. Ivory is quietly productive wherever he goes. He didn’t see the field much in 2017 because of Leonard Fournette‘s emergence as a three down back. But if McCoy’s legal troubles spill into the season, he could prove more valuable than just a solid handcuff.