1. Maurice Jones-Drew's bold prediction for the Bills in Week 12
NFL Network analysts provided some bold predictions for Week 12. Former NFL running back Maurice Jones-Drew predicted that the Bills defense will shut down the Chargers polarizing rookie quarterback Justin Herbert. Herbert is coming off one of his best games where he threw for 366 yards and three touchdowns against the Jets. MJD predicts that the Bills defense will make it a tough game for Herbert and thinks he will have three interceptions.
Maurice Jones-Drew: Justin Herbert has been exceptional after being thrown into the fire in Week 2, ranking third in the NFL in passing yards per game (299.9) and eighth in passer rating (104.7). The Bills' defense, which ranks in the bottom half of the league in most categories, comes out of their bye week with a bang and limits Herbert to just 200 passing yards, one TD and three picks, opening the door for other Offensive Rookie of the Year candidates.
2. This Bills receiver is a Week 12 fantasy sleeper
CBS Sports fantasy writer Jamey Eisenburg has Cole Beasley as one of his fantasy sleepers for this week. With John Brown already ruled out of Sunday's game, Beasley's target share will increase according to CBS. This week, Beasley is a very good option in PPR formats. He is only 192 yards away from surpassing his personal-best for receiving yards in a season which he set in 2016 with 833 yards.
WR – Cole Beasley
It appears like John Brown (ankle) will be out this week against the Chargers, and that should be a good thing for Beasley. He's been successful with or without Brown in the lineup, having scored at least 11 PPR points in seven of 10 games this year. However, in the two games Brown has missed in Week 5 at Tennessee and Week 7 at the Jets, Beasley has a combined 17 catches for 165 yards on 18 targets.
3. Micah Hyde: "He just doesn't seem like a rookie"
Sunday's matchup between the Bills and Chargers will be the first time this season that Buffalo faces off against a rookie quarterback. Justin Herbert who was selected with the sixth overall pick by the Chargers this past spring has 2,699 passing yards and 22 touchdowns through nine games. Micah Hyde explains what he has seen from Herbert on tape and how he has been playing better than a rookie.
"He just doesn't seem like a rookie," Hyde stated. "I think that teams do a good job, obviously with guys like Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and the guys that they have on their offense. Some teams try to take away Keenan Allen, maybe double him and stuff like that. You can tell he looks to him, but he comes off of him right away, which as a young quarterback that is impressive because a lot of guys stare their guy down. He's reading the field; he's reading the formations of the defense playing against him and he's able to make big throws so definitely not a rookie. He was forced to come in and play some good ball, and he's definitely doing that."