The Bills have struggled to say the least against the run this year, and the way New England uses there running backs, we should consider Shane Vereen as a flex option. Keep an eye on Brandon Bolden's status through practice this week, but I have a feeling Vereen has earned the right to be the primary backup to Stevan Ridley, even if Bolden is healthy.
Even Danny Woodhead is worth a look as a flex, at least in PPR leagues because the Patriots are sure to build a big lead and use all three running backs. Vereen and Woodhead will also see action in the passing game, and Vereen trades off with Ridley in goal-line responsibilities.
Brandon Lloyd Worth Starting
Another Patriot we need to consider putting in the lineup is Brandon Lloyd. Tom Brady made it a point to get the football to Lloyd in the red zone before the teams bye week, and Lloyd rewarded his fantasy owners with two touchdown scores.
It could’ve been more for Lloyd as he was targeted on other drives in the end zone but failed to convert.
Beyond the joy of seeing Lloyd put points on the board, it was nice to see Brady make a point to come down to the end zone and greet him on both touchdowns. The facial expressions from Brady to Lloyd suggests it was important that Brady get him included in the offense and he wanted Lloyd to know it.
The Bills have struggled against good teams this year, and the Patriots lit them up a month ago. By the way, Lloyd’s only other touchdown on the year came against the Bills, so get him in the lineup.
|5||Arian Foster||@ Bears|
|8||Julio Jones||@ Saints|
|11||Victor Cruz||@ Bengals|
|12||Demaryius Thomas||@ Panthers|
|13||Roddy White||@ Saints|
|17||Eric Decker||@ Panthers|
|19||Reggie Wayne||@ Jaguars|
|21||Willis McGahee||@ Panthers|
|22||Calvin Johnson (I)||@ Vikings|
|24||Mikel Leshoure||@ Vikings|
|25||Michael Turner||@ Saints|
|26||Chris Johnson||@ Dolphins|
|27||Jamaal Charles||@ Steelers|
|28||Ryan Mathews||@ Buccaneers|
|29||Miles Austin||@ Eagles|
|32||Denarius Moore||@ Ravens|
|33||C.J. Spiller||@ Patriots|
|35||Andre Johnson||@ Bears|
|36||Fred Jackson||@ Patriots|
|40||Stevie Johnson (I)||@ Patriots|
|42||Titus Young||@ Vikings|
|45||Dwayne Bowe||@ Steelers|
|46||Hakeem Nicks||@ Bengals|
|47||Malcom Floyd||@ Buccaneers|
|48||Shonn Greene||@ Seahawks|
|49||Ahmad Bradshaw (I)||@ Bengals|
|51||Dez Bryant (I)||@ Eagles|
|53||Vick Ballard||@ Jaguars|
|59||Danny Amendola (I)||@ 49ers|
|60||Steven Jackson||@ 49ers|
|62||Kenny Britt||@ Dolphins|
|63||Ryan Broyles||@ Vikings|
|66||Joique Bell||@ Vikings|
|67||Darrius Heyward-Bey||@ Ravens|
|68||Andre Brown||@ Bengals|
|69||Marcel Reece||@ Ravens|
|71||Jeremy Kerley||@ Seahawks|
|72||Taiwan Jones||@ Ravens|
|73||Donald Brown||@ Jaguars|
|75||Felix Jones||@ Eagles|