1. ESPN offers some fantasy football advice for every team
The fantasy football playoffs are approaching fast so ESPN is helping out fantasy owners who have questions for who to put in their lineups. For the Bills, ESPN reporter Marcel Louis-Jacques answered a question about the Bills wide receivers who face the 49ers who have given up the sixth least points to the wide receiver position this season.
Will this be a Cole Beasley week with Stefon Diggs and Gabriel Davis up against the 49ers' tough perimeter corners?
When the Bills need to move the chains, they turn to Beasley in the slot. As he continues toward a career year in nearly every category, Beasley should be a larger part of the Bills' passing game this week than he was against the Chargers last week. Expect Diggs to see his usual workload, but Beasley will be relied upon to pick up chunk gains against a tough 49ers defense. -- Marcel Louis-Jacques
2. Learn how Josh Allen altered his throwing mechanics after his rookie year
Josh Allen needs 62 passing yards to post a new season-high for his career, and with five games left to play Allen is on pace to have his best statistical year as a Buffalo Bill. He was on The Pat McAfee Show on Friday and talked to former NFL punter Pat McAfee about a myriad of football topics. Allen's interview spans from minute 16:30 to 55:30 and one of the things that Allen touched on is how he was able to change his throwing mechanics after his rookie season.
"When I tried to slow things down within my arm, it just didn't feel right and didn't come off the hand right," Allen stated. "And I was so fastball, fastball, fastball my first year coming out. But I did this really cool thing, and I got my whole mechanics digitally mapped. It showed what was firing; my hips, my torso, then your elbow and your hand is supposed to fire. But my hand and elbow were firing damn near before my hips were, so I wasn't really incorporating any part of my legs within my motion. So, being able to add my hips and make that as consistent as possible and try to slow everything else up top and use my hand as the leverage for the speed and the accuracy, changed a lot of things. The accuracy obviously has gone up, but it's actually added some [miles-per-hour] to my throwing power too so it's been a really good process."
3. Andre Roberts' mentality is to be aggressive
Heading into Week 13, the Bills rank number one in average starting field position after kickoffs. A big reason for that is Andre Roberts and his electric return ability. He averages 28.8 yards per kickoff which is second behind O.J. Simpson in Bills franchise history. Also, his 692 kick return yards rank second in the NFL, and he already has more return yards than all of last season. Roberts was asked on Saturday about what his mentality is about taking risks when the games get bigger as the playoffs are approaching.
"My mentality is to be aggressive," Roberts said. "I understand, for the most part, what kickers are trying to do to me now. And the thing is in Buffalo when it gets cold and it's windy here, there's going to be more chances for me to catch and make something happen. I'm going try to be aggressive with everything I can, but also be smart."