The Buffalo Bills are going into their Week 11 contest without wide receivers Stevie Johnson and Robert Woods. In their home game against the New York Jets, the running game will have to step up to compensate.
Lead wide receiver Stevie Johnson will be sidelined with a groin injury that has kept him out of practice all week, while Robert Woods is still nursing an ankle issue and expected to return by Week 13. Woods and Johnson have combined for 67 receptions, 820 yards and 5 touchdowns. The tandem has created almost half of the Bills pass offense, leaving big shoes to fill for Marquise Goodwin and company.
Thankfully the Bills have a solid foundation in the running game with tandem backs Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller to turn to for support. Buffalo ranks 3rd in the league with 1407 team rushing yards, with Jackson and Spiller combining for 1058 yards and 7 touchdowns.
Jackson and Spiller might have a hard time finding running room against the number one rush defense, but expect them to be relied on heavily to move the chains.
No Buffalo wide receivers are advised fantasy starts in any formats for Week 11. With all of the attention focused on the backfield, Jackson and Spiller could both be used as risky RB1 or high-end RB2 options in standard formats.