- Running back C.J. Spiller had only eight carries and no targets while battling through injuries. Even though Spiller has shown he can carry the load, Buffalo still doesn’t take advantage. His carries for the first five games have totaled 17-16-10-23-8 while getting no catches the last two games. He’s still the long-term solution so he might make an ideal buy-low candidate.
- Meanwhile, quarterback E.J. Manual‘s play has gradually declined since a solid two weeks to start the season and will now be out a few weeks with a knee injury. While Manual is the long-term solution in Buffalo, there might be a half-dozen quarterbacks for you to consider drafting in dynasty circles in 2014 that offer more than Manual.
- Cleveland’s running game averaged less than 3.0 YPC. Keep an eye on whoever takes over that role next year as they HAVE to be better than what they have now.
- Buffalo rookie receiver Robert Woods had 13 targets with five catches for 64 yards. He was working well with Manual at quarterback and should continue that when Manual comes back. He’s at the top of the rookie receiver class at the moment.
- Cleveland receiver Josh Gordon had four catches for 84 yards while trade talk swirls. No matter if Gordon gets shipped off, or sticks around Cleveland with a new, presumably better, quarterback, next year, Gordon is a worthy gamble.
- Buffalo linebacker Kiko Alonso continues his great rookie season with 12 tackles.
- On the other side of the field, Barkevious Mingo had four tackles, one pass defended and, more importantly, four quarterback hits, any of which could have been a sack. Mingo continues to disrupt the backfield in his rookie season.