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Week 1 Matchup: New England at Buffalo


Player Injury
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Average 14.2ppg and NE Allows 18.3ppg (+ 29%)
E.J. Manuel Out 14.5
Thaddeus Lewis Pro 13.6
Jeff Tuel   7.6
Dennis Dixon   0.0
Running Backs
Average 21.9ppg and NE Allows 19.8ppg ( -10%)
Fred Jackson Pro 11.7
C.J. Spiller   8.3
Frank Summers   3.1
Anthony Dixon   2.0
Ronnie Wingo Out 0.6
Anthony Allen   0.0
Wide Receivers
Average 16.5ppg and NE Allows 21.9ppg (+ 33%)
Stevie Johnson Out 6.6
Mike Williams IR 5.6
Robert Woods   5.6
Marquise Goodwin Pro 4.0
T.J. Graham   3.1
Chris Hogan   1.4
Marcus Easley Pro 0.2
Ramses Barden IR 0.0
Kevin Elliott IR 0.0
Tight Ends
Average 6.0ppg and NE Allows 8.3ppg (+ 38%)
Chris Gragg   5.7
Scott Chandler   4.8
Lee Smith   1.1
Tony Moeaki   0.0
Evan Rodriguez   0.0
Average 8.2ppg and NE Allows 6.5ppg ( -21%)
Dan Carpenter   8.2
Defensive Linemen
Average 20.1ppg and NE Allows 16.7ppg ( -17%)
Kyle Williams Pro 6.0
Marcell Dareus   5.4
Mario Williams   5.2
Jarius Wynn Pro 2.3
Alan Branch   2.1
Corbin Bryant   1.3
Jarron Gilbert   0.0
Average 24.4ppg and NE Allows 23.1ppg ( -5%)
Kiko Alonso   9.9
Manny Lawson   5.6
Brandon Spikes Pro 5.1
Jerry Hughes   4.7
Keith Rivers   3.3
Nigel Bradham   2.3
Ty Powell   2.0
Willie Jefferson   0.8
Defensive Backs
Average 35.1ppg and NE Allows 30.0ppg ( -14%)
Aaron Williams IR 7.1
Da'Norris Searcy   6.2
Leodis McKelvin   6.1
Corey Graham   5.9
Jim Leonhard   4.8
Stephon Gilmore   4.6
Nickell Robey   4.3
Ron Brooks   1.8
Duke Williams   1.3

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New England

Player Injury
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Average 16.5ppg and BUF Allows 15.8ppg ( -5%)
Tom Brady Pro 16.5
Running Backs
Average 25.6ppg and BUF Allows 18.1ppg ( -29%)
Shane Vereen Pro 10.9
Stevan Ridley   9.0
Brandon Bolden   6.0
James Develin   2.2
Wide Receivers
Average 23.9ppg and BUF Allows 24.6ppg (+ 3%)
Julian Edelman   8.9
Aaron Dobson Pro 6.9
Kenbrell Thompkins Pro 6.4
Danny Amendola Pro 6.3
Brandon LaFell   6.3
Josh Boyce Out 2.0
Austin Collie   1.6
Matt Slater   0.0
Tight Ends
Average 6.9ppg and BUF Allows 6.8ppg ( -1%)
Rob Gronkowski IR 11.9
Michael Hoomanawanui Pro 2.0
D.J. Williams   0.0
Average 9.9ppg and BUF Allows 8.9ppg ( -10%)
Stephen Gostkowski   9.9
Defensive Linemen
Average 24.8ppg and BUF Allows 25.7ppg (+ 3%)
Sealver Siliga   7.5
Chandler Jones   6.6
Rob Ninkovich Pro 6.3
Tommy Kelly IR 5.5
Chris Jones   4.6
Michael Buchanan   3.0
Joe Vellano   2.9
Andre Carter   2.9
Vince Wilfork IR 2.2
Marcus Forston   1.3
Myron Pryor   0.0
Average 16.8ppg and BUF Allows 24.2ppg (+ 45%)
Jerod Mayo IR 8.9
Dont'a Hightower   5.5
Jamie Collins   3.0
Steve Beauharnais Out 0.5
Chris White   0.0
Defensive Backs
Average 30.7ppg and BUF Allows 31.4ppg (+ 2%)
Tavon Wilson   12.0
Logan Ryan   7.0
Kyle Arrington Pro 5.2
Devin McCourty Out 5.1
Brandon Browner Sus 4.8
Darrelle Revis   4.7
Patrick Chung   4.5
Alfonzo Dennard Out 4.1
Duron Harmon   3.6
Nate Ebner   3.0

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