Bills vs Texans Fantasy Picks for AFC Wild Card Game

Max Staley
Josh Allen hands the ball off to Devin Singletary.
Josh Allen hands the ball off to Devin Singletary. / Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The standard fantasy football season might be over, but that doesn't necessarily mean you have to stop playing fantasy football. If you're a real die-hard fantasy player, there are plenty of fantasy formats that run through the NFL playoffs.

With less than a week separating the end of Week 17 and the start of the Wild Card Round, there's not much time to prepare, though. So with that in mind, here's some advice for the best fantasy picks in the AFC Wild Card Game between the Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans.

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Start Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo Bills: Devin Singletary really started to come on toward the end of the season, averaging 75.4 rushing yards per game since Week 9. He could be in line for a solid outing against a Texans' defense that ranks No. 22 against the run in Football Outsiders' DVOA metric, and that surrenders the fifth-most PPR points per game to opposing RBs.

Start Carlos Hyde, RB, Houston Texans: The Bills are the league's second-best scoring defense, but they've been a little more vulnerable on the ground than through the air. Buffalo checks in at No. 5 in pass defense DVOA, but the Bills are No. 18 against the run. Houston is also a 2.5-point favorite on FanDuel Sportsbook, and potentially playing with a lead could translate to a heavy workload for Carlos Hyde, who is averaging 73.3 rushing yards per game since Week 9 (excluding Week 17, as he was rested for most of that game).

Sit Frank Gore, RB, Buffalo Bills: To be honest, most of the Bills' skill-position players look like solid plays here. The Texans surrender top-12 PPR production to opposing receivers and top-five production to both running backs and quarterbacks. While that makes Josh Allen and his pass-catchers intriguing plays, Gore isn't seeing enough volume to be fantasy-viable right now. He hasn't recorded more than 10 carries since Week 12, and it looks like Singletary has a firm grasp on this backfield.

Sit Will Fuller, WR, Houston Texans: Will Fuller is one of the most boom-or-bust players in the league, and he could struggle against Buffalo. For one, Fuller has dealt with injuries all year, and he doesn't appear to be fully healthy, having played fewer than 80 percent of the snaps in three of his last five appearances. Even if Fuller does make it through Saturday's contest unscathed, he might not find much success against a Bills' secondary that surrenders the fifth-fewest PPR points per game to opposing wideouts.

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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.