Friday, November 5, 2010
Fantasy Friday: The Bills vs. tight ends
By Kevin Seifert
ESPN's Matthew Berry had an interesting line this week in discussing his high hopes for Chicago Bears tight end Greg Olsen.
Berry on Olsen: "In the three games the Bears won with Jay Cutler as their quarterback, Olsen had two scores. In the games they lost? No scores and under 75 yards total for Olsen. I'm hoping Chicago used the bye week to figure what works for them and it means getting Olsen more involved. Plus, there's that whole 'Bills give up the most fantasy points to opposing tight ends thing."
What exactly is the whole "Bills give up the most fantasy points to opposing tight ends thing?" I wasn't sure if it was some kind of inside joke in the fantasy world or what. But it appears to be "or what." Maybe this is well known to everyone else, but checking box scores this season reveals some pretty big numbers for tight ends against the Bills' defense. Here is a sampling:
Week 2: Jermichael Finley (Green Bay Packers): Four catches, 103 yards
Week 3: Aaron Hernandez (New England Patriots): Six catches
Week 3: Rob Gronkowski (Patriots): One touchdown
Week 4: Dustin Keller (New York Jets): Two touchdowns
Week 5: Marcedes Lewis (Jacksonville Jaguars): Two touchdowns
Week 7: Todd Heap (Baltimore Ravens): Two touchdowns
We'll see if there are limits to how stubborn Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz can be Sunday in Toronto. Just sayin'.