Buffalo Bills Touchdown Machine Scott Chandler Is a Fantasy Must-Start in Week 3

Mike ShiekmanFeatured ColumnistSeptember 21, 2012

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 13:  Scott Chandler #84 of the Buffalo Bills at Cowboys Stadium on November 13, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Buffalo Bills’ tight end Scott Chandler has become a larger part in the team’s red zone offense. For those fantasy free-agent vultures needing a tight end fixture, look no further than Ryan Fitzpatrick’s security blanket.

Chandler has caught a touchdown in his first two games. He’s caught one getting blown out on the road and another in a blowout win at home.

Regardless of the situation, Chandler is getting his number called when the Bills see the red zone. That won’t stop in Cleveland in Week 3, or the rest of the season for that matter.

Good sign for Chandler, good for fantasy owners.

Yet the Bills’ tight end is owned in only 23 percent of ESPN fantasy leagues. For those owners still hanging onto Fred Davis, jump ship before it’s too late.

Bills’ Head Coach Chan Gailey is an innovative offensive mind and loves to use his weapons. As a result, a 6-7 tight end in Chandler is a prime target for those looks.

Not to mention Fred Jackson and David Nelson have been lost for the immediate future. Fitzpatrick will look to his tight end even more than usual.

This theory has held true the first two weeks, as Chandler has received the eighth-most targets among tight ends.

Especially in TD-only leagues, Chandler should be expected to be one hot commodity. There are only 20 total pass catchers who have caught two touchdowns or more this season; Of those 20, Chandler is the most likely tight end be on your waiver wire.

If you needed more reason to like the blonde-haired Bills’ pass catcher this week, check out his stats in September. Chandler has six touchdowns in six weeks of September football dating back to last season.

Something about getting off on the right foot gets the Bills’ tight end going. If you haven’t been getting production at the TE slot, snatch him up while he’s playing in his favorite month.