NFL Game Previews: Week 16 Previews
NFL Game Previews: Week 16 Previews

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Miami (-3) @ Buffalo, Sunday 1:00 p.m.

Comments:C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson each averaged over 4.5 YPC in Sunday's victory over the Jaguars, but with the two backs eating into each other's workload, it leaves them as no more than flex options every week, regardless of matchup. A visit from Miami happens to be a pretty friendly one though, so this could be the week to make sure they're in lineups. Prior to a recent trend of opposing offenses giving up on the run against the Dolphins (it's a head scratcher that Pittsburgh and New England didn't run more), they'd allowed at least 100 total yards or a score to a back in nine straight games. As they've improved in slowing teams' ground attacks though, they've found themselves getting beaten more through the air. When Buffalo faced Miami in Week 7, it was Thaddeus Lewis at the helm and with EJ Manuel experiencing some swelling in the knee he injured earlier this season, Lewis will once again get the call. In their first meeting Lewis failed to find the end zone despite completing 65.6% of his passes. This time around he may not have the weapons to do serious damage, but a thinning Miami secondary does appear susceptible to getting burned, so Robert Woods could perform an encore to the best showing of his rookie year, especially with Steve Johnson out of action as he mourns the unexpected passing of his mother... Win and they're in. With the Bengals

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Luke Hoover
Luke Hoover has covered fantasy football for Rotowire.com since 2011 and is most proud of recommending Victor Cruz as a starter in his breakout game against the Eagles. He's a lifelong fan of Notre Dame, the Packers and, unfortunately, the Knicks.
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