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This Week in Fantasy Football: 2014 NFL Week 9

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
Denard Robinson is becoming a must-have player in fantasy football. (Photo: Melina Vastola — USA Today Sports)

Denard Robinson is becoming a must-have player in fantasy football. (Photo: Melina Vastola — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Doug Moore

Waiver Wire Pickups

Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals (Owned in 50% of Yahoo! Leagues): Palmer has been on a roll since returning from injury (832 yards passing, six TDs, one INT in three games). He threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to John Brown to win the game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, and he has no shortage of weapons. Palmer should be owned in all leagues as a backup quarterback and quick, before someone else scoops him up.

Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals (68% Y!): Dalton has only thrown for 1600 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions in seven games this season. Dalton is not playing at the level everyone expected him to play at and his fantasy value has suffered because of that. But he may be getting back A.J. Green this week, which can definitely improve Dalton’s stock. Dalton also ran for two rushing touchdowns on Sunday. In Week 9, he is playing the Jacksonville Jaguars, a very favorable matchup. If you need a streamer quarterback this week, add Dalton.

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First Downs and Flags: Bills Gift-Wrap Game to Chiefs in Week 9 Loss

Monday, November 4th, 2013

C.J. Spiller was a standout in defeat for the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Staff Writer: John Maher

With EJ Manuel (sprained LCL) and Thad Lewis (bruised ribs) both out due to injury, Jeff Tuel made his first NFL start at quarterback with the Buffalo Bills on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. Many Bills fans were uneasy with Tuel, who completed just 8-of-20 passes for 80 yards in his only prior appearance of the season against the Cleveland Browns in Week 5, taking the helm against the Chiefs, who came into Week 9 as the NFL’s only undefeated team and with the league’s No. 1 scoring defense.

Tuel quickly gained the confidence of the crowd at Buffalo’s Ralph Wilson Stadium when he completed five of his first seven passes for 122 yards, including a 59-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Marquise Goodwin. With the help of the Bills defense shutting down the Chiefs offense, the Bills went into the locker room at the half with a 10-3 lead. Tuel struggled in the second half, however. He finished the game having completed less than half of his passes (18-of-39) for 229 yards and one touchdown but two interceptions, while the Bills lost the game, 23-13, having been outscored 20-3 in the second half.

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Gaffes Cost Buffalo Bills a Signature Victory vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Mistakes by wide receiver T.J. Graham and the Buffalo offense cost the Bills another potential win Sunday. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Five plays into the Buffalo Bills’ first series of the second half, the game was going about as well as anyone could have expected for the home team in Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Even though the Bills had to rely upon their third starting quarterback of the season, undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel, to lead their offense against the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs and their elite defense, the Bills were on the verge of taking a two-touchdown lead. On a drive that started with a 61-yard run by injury-plagued running back C.J. Spiller, a defensive pass interference penalty in the end zone gave the Bills offense first-and-goal from inside the 1-yard line.

Three plays later, everything changed.

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Jeff Tuel to Start at QB for Buffalo Bills Sunday vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Jeff Tuel is starting at quarterback Sunday for the Buffalo Bills. (Photo: Andrew Weber — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

If the Buffalo Bills (3-5) are going to pull off a surprising upset and hand the Kansas City Chiefs (8-0) their first loss of the season, they are going to have to do with their third starting quarterback of the season. With EJ Manuel (LCL sprain) and Thad Lewis (bruised ribs) both inactive for Sunday’s game due to injury, the Bills are turning to Jeff Tuel, an undrafted rookie, to take the reins of the Bills offense under center in Week 9.

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David vs. Goliath: Buffalo Bills Take On Undefeated Kansas City Chiefs in Week 9

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

With Thad Lewis doubtful to play Sunday due to bruised ribs, undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel is expected to be the Buffalo Bills’ starting quarterback versus the Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo: Derick E. Hingle — USA Today Sports)

BBD Staff Writer: Eric Samulski

As we approach the second half of the season, one undefeated team remains in the NFL. Despite being a surprise to most, the Kansas City Chiefs have surged to an 8-0 start on the back of an elite defense, a ball-control offense and the NFL’s best turnover margin (+12). Although the Chiefs don’t appear as if they are a truly dominant team, they are not giving games away.

The Chiefs will play their Week 9 game Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium against the Buffalo Bills. If the Bills want to start the second half off right (see my review of the season’s first half), they are going to need to make plays and limit their own mistakes, two things that have been hard for them to do so far in 2013.

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