1. This rookie will help shape the postseason race
NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt released his list of rookies that will shape the postseason race with four weeks remaining in the regular season. Tyler Bass made his list and the rookie kicker has had some impressive games throughout his first year. Bass has been successful on his last nine attempts, extending his career-best streak. With any additionally made field goals, he would have a 10-plus streak. That would be the longest by a Bill since Stephen Hauschka made 17 in a row in games 1-12, 2018.
Buffalo Bills · K Tyler Bass
Drafted: Round 6, No. 188 overall
Successfully completing the transition from college to the pros is a huge leap for kickers, but Tyler Bass has already been a major difference-maker for Buffalo. Bass made six field goals against the Jets in Week 7, comprising the entirety of the Bills' scoring, and he's 7-of-7 in field goals over the past three games. Things figure to get even more challenging for Bass as the season intensifies, but his ability to make kicks will be even more crucial as the weather turns colder in Orchard Park.
2. Kay Adams thinks Cole Beasley will feast again in Week 14
With this being the first week of the fantasy football playoffs in most leagues, Good Morning Football host Kay Adams went through which players should be in your fantasy lineups for Week 14. Cole Beasley was one of the names that Adams said to start this week. Beasley is only 37 yards away from establishing a new career-high for receiving yards in a single season. Adams advises to start Beasley in the flex this week and she would start him over Antonio Brown.
"I have found that Cole Beasley is in fact the fifth-highest scoring fantasy wide receiver over the past month," Adams stated. "Racking up touchdowns in three straight games, and two 100-yard games in that time. Now this Steelers defense may be intimidating to witnesses, but the reality is that they've been middle of the pack against wideouts this entire season. We've seen guys like Randall Cobb, Travis Fulgham and Willie Snead have big fantasy days against them. Honestly, I think with the pass rush, Josh Allen is going to be looking to get the ball out quickly because that's what the Steelers do best. His security blanket in those situations with that rush should be Cole Beasley who should feast again. I would start him in the flex, I think you'll get a top 30 performance and I'd actually start him over Antonio Brown this week."
3. Dawson Knox: "Everything's starting to go uphill from here"
Dawson Knox has faced tough adversity throughout the first half of this season. He suffered a concussion, a calf injury and tested positive for COVID-19. He only played in four of the first eight games of the season. Knox came back in Week 9 and has had seven receptions for 45 yards and two touchdowns through the last four weeks. Knox was asked if he thinks he is starting to hit his stride at the right time of the season and he said he's just excited to see how the rest of this year plays out for him.
"Obviously, the first half of the season was super frustrating and didn't go exactly how I would have hoped it would have gone," Knox said. "But at the same time, I'm very thankful that it happened during the first half and it's not happening right now. So, I'm just glad that's behind me, I'm glad everything's starting to kind of go uphill from here. I'm just praying there are no more setbacks like there were in the earlier part of the season. But really just excited for the rest of the year and how that plays out."