1. Bills looking to defend their home territory on Sunday
To start the season, Dion Dawkins has allowed zero sacks and has zero penalties against him.
The Bills left tackle now has his jersey available to purchase at The Bills Store and it means the world to him. Dawkins has caught two passes for touchdowns in the past two seasons and has a chance to make history when he catches his next one. If Dawkins' next catch is a touchdown, he would be the first Buffalo Bills player with a touchdown on his first three receptions. With a tough Rams defense coming into Buffalo today, Dawkins explains what the Bills offense has to do to get the win.
"They are great all the way across the board, Dawkins stated. "I honestly think we have to play at the level that we know how to, and that's Buffalo Bills football. Hard, gritty football, finish every play, run up and down the field, catch, block, pass, all of it. We have to be at our best because we have a target on us now. We are growing and growing, we're showing what we have and what we're capable of. We know teams are coming in here to stop that shine, it's a home game and we have to defend our home territory."
2. Defensive line focused on stopping the run
Through Mario Addison's last four years in Carolina, he had at least nine sacks a year. Through his first two games with the Bills, Addison has a sack in each game. With a sack today, it would mark his third consecutive game with a sack and would be the fifth time in his career with a three-game sack streak. Addison spoke about how the rotation of the defensive linemen can help stop the run and get to the quarterback.
"We always talk about pass rush this and pass rush that, but you can't pass rush until you stop the run, Addison explained. "That's the number one thing that we install here, we are a gap-oriented defense. The first thing we'll do is be in our gap and stop the run. That is self-explanatory, we know that before we can get to the quarterback, we have to stop the run first."
3. This Bills player is a must start in fantasy leagues today
CBS Sports is very high on Devin Singletary this week against the Rams. With Zack Moss out, Singletary's fantasy value is very high. The Rams defense has allowed two running backs to rush for 95+ yards in the first two weeks of the season. The Bills running back should have a productive day on the field, and for your fantasy team.
Devin Singletary is more of a must-start play than a sleeper, but the news of Zack Moss (toe) being out in Week 3 against the Rams significantly increases Singletary's value. Hopefully, he takes advantage of this opportunity, and Singletary is a great option in DFS. He's $4,900 on DraftKings and $5,900 on FanDuel, and I plan to have him in several lineups this week. With Moss out, Singletary should take on a bigger role in a favorable matchup. Through two weeks, Singletary has played 57 percent of the snaps compared to 45 percent for Moss. The playing time is reflective of their workload as well. Singletary has 19 carries for 86 yards, as well as seven catches for 43 yards. Moss, meanwhile, has 17 carries for 48 yards, along with three catches for 16 yards and a touchdown. Hopefully, the Bills give Singletary the chance to work near the goal line. He only has three carries inside the 20-yard-line, one carry inside the 10, and none inside the 5. By comparison, Moss has seven carries inside the 20, four inside the 10, and three inside the 5. That was a big storyline for Singletary last year, who lost out on those short-yardage touchdown chances to Frank Gore. And we know what Josh Allen means to the Bills as a rusher. But this week, Singletary will hopefully get the chance for 20 total touches against the Rams. And so far, Ezekiel Elliott and Miles Sanders beat up this defense in two games. Elliott had 22 carries for 96 yards and a touchdown, as well as three catches for 31 yards and a touchdown. Sanders had 20 carries for 95 yards and a touchdown, along with three catches for 36 yards. I don't expect Singletary to be as successful as Elliott and Sanders, although I'm hopeful. But he's now worth starting in all leagues with Moss out, and he's someone to use with confidence on DraftKings and FanDuel.