1. 6 milestones to watch for in today's game
The Bills can reach some significant milestones in this week's game against the New England Patriots. See below for a list of some of the more notable ones withing reach.
- Today, if the Bills defeat the Patriots it will be the first time since 2016. It would also be their win at home against New England for the first time since 2011.
- With three passing touchdowns, Josh Allen will tie Jim Kelly's (1991) franchise record for most passing touchdowns in the first eight games of a season.
- With 0.5 sacks, Jerry Hughes will surpass Kyle Williams (48.5) for the fifth-most sacks in franchise history. With 1.5+ sacks he will become the first Buffalo Bill since Mario Williams in 2014 with consecutive multi-sack games.
- If Andre Roberts has a 50+ yard kickoff return in the game, he will become the first Bill since Leodis McKelvin in 2008 with 50+ yard returns in consecutive games.
- With a 50+ yard field goal, Tyler Bass will have the first streak of games with 50+ yard field goals by a Bill since Stephen Hauschka on 11/19/17 (50 yds. at L.A.C.) and 11/26/17 (56 yds. at K.C.).
- Regardless of the result of the game, the Bills will have sole possession of first place in the AFC East this late into a season for the first time since week 13 in 1996.
2. CBS Sports picks Zack Moss and Cole Beasley as fantasy sleepers for Week 8
CBS Sports Jamey Eisenberg published his list of fantasy starts and sits for Week 8. He mentions that both Zack Moss and Cole Beasley should be in your fantasy lineups this week.
RB Zack Moss – Sleeper
It's time for the Bills to commit to Moss and see what he can do after Devin Singletary has struggled to be the lead rusher this season. In Week 7 at the Jets, Moss had seven carries for 47 yards, along with three catches for 25 yards. The Patriots have allowed a 100-yard rusher in consecutive games with Lindsay and Wilson, and I have more faith in Moss doing damage on the ground against New England than Singletary. Use him as a flex option this week, especially in non-PPR.
WR Cole Beasley - Sleeper
Even though John Brown should return this week from his one-game absence in Week 7 at the Jets, I'm still using Beasley as a borderline starter in all leagues, with his value slightly higher in PPR. Beasley has scored at least 11 PPR points in six games in a row, including at least 14 PPR points in his past two games against Kansas City and the Jets. The Patriots have allowed nine receivers to either score or gain at least 100 receiving yards in their past five games.
Scroll through to see the team practice in Bills Stadium before this Sunday's game against the New England Patriots.
3. Execute at a high level
The Bills defense will look to build off of the six sack, two-interception game they had last week, and continue to play at a high-level today against the Patriots. Ed Oliver will look to get his second sack of the season and get constant pressure on Patriots quarterback Cam Newton. Oliver spoke about what the defense has been focused on this week and that has been execution.
"Well, it's not so much about what they do," Oliver said. "It is more about what we do, we just have to go out and execute. That's been a big emphasis for the defense as a whole, executing and playing at a high level."