Buffalo Bills Rumors: Percy Harvin Fantasy Starter Over Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods for Tyrod Taylor as LeSean McCoy Injury Helps Karlos Williams in Week 1

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Sep 14, 2015 11:39 AM EDT
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Buffalo Bills wide receiver Percy Harvin makes a catch against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1 of the 2015 season."

The Buffalo Bills got off to an unexpectedly good start to their 2015 season after the team upset the Indianapolis Colts on Week 1. The Bills were heavy underdogs entering the match, but a mistake-free game from Tyrod Taylor proved to be the x-factor in the win. With a reloaded offense, Taylor had plenty of targets to work with throughout the game and the biggest one of all turned out to be Percy Harvin who once again teased fantasy football owners.

While most fantasy owners likely started Sammy Watkins on Sunday, it was Harvin that led the Bills. He was responsible for Taylor's first touchdown which was a nice 51-yard spiral to the receiver into the endzone. The progress continued as Taylor finished the day going 14 of 19 for 195 yards and one touchdown while Harvin led the team in receiving with 79 yards off five catches. Harvin could be developing into Taylor's favorite target as Watkins ended the day with just three targets and no catches. Watkins was not targeted until the fourth quarterback and while the receiver is choosing his words carefully about the lack of production, it could be a trend developing.

"When we winning, it's not a problem," Watkins said, via Syracuse.com. "Now if we would have lost this game and I had zero yards and zero catches, it probably would have been a problem. For the most part, it's Week 1. We have 15, 16 more games and the playoffs. You can't really base it off yards. The only thing I can do is put everything on film. The coaches see I'm open. They saw. It's just how the game went and other guys had opportunities."

Watkins missed the entire preseason which could be playing a role into his lack of targets. Entering the game he admitted that he had not gotten in much work with Taylor heading into the season and that now being healthy he was hoping that would change. Taylor appears to be more comfortable with Harvin than the former No.4 overall pick. There is no telling if that will change or not.

Fantasy owners were also likely frustrated with LeSean McCoy who was not the running workhorse that the coaching staff predicted him to be. McCoy rushed for 41 yards while also putting up another 46 yards in the receiving game. That certainly was enough to make him a good fantasy pick for the day, but owners need more while the Bills also need better production. Karlos Williams led the team in rushing with 55 yards off six carries with one touchdown. After spending the preseason injured, he turned out some nice numbers for the Bills which is expected to continue as Buffalo aims to keep McCoy healthy.

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