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NFL offseason wish list: Buffalo Bills

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Three things I’d love to see the Bills do this offseason.

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Welcome to our fantasy football wish lists where we’re going through each NFL team and listing three things we’d love to see them do this offseason for fantasy reasons (but also real football reasons).

Lucky for the Bills, the biggest thing they normally have to worry about each offseason, getting themselves a quarterback, has already been taken care of. Josh Allen in his rookie year was less than stellar as a passer—sure he made the occasional “holy shit” throw but his stats are far from great—but his rushing ability caught many by surprise. Nonetheless, like most teams who’ve hit on a rookie quarterback, this offseason will be all about giving Allen all the weapons he needs for both him and fantasy owners to succeed.

Sign Golden Tate

I can promise you this won’t be the last time I mention Golden Tate in this series but this is the first and he would make a perfect addition in Buffalo. Outside of Zay Jones, there’s no one else in Buffalo who you can reliably trust will be a productive receiver in 2019. Tate brings veteran leadership and elite route running to the Bills’ offense and gives Allen a legit go-to receiver, something every young quarterback desperately needs. Plus I want to get him to an offense where he’s the only option so he gets upwards of 100 targets. That can happen in Buffalo.

Sign Tevin Coleman

Josh Allen was the Bills leading rusher last year. Let that sink in. Josh Allen. The quarterback. LeSean McCoy is old, Chris Ivory is fine and behind them, the Bills don’t have much else. Coleman would not only put a younger and more explosive back in the Bills’ backfield, he’d also be a reliable pass-catcher out of the backfield. I know Allen has a rocket arm and can effortlessly chuck the ball deep, but giving him a weapon on outlet passes will help get the ball out of his hands.

Sign Daryl Williams

Signing a offensive lineman is never the sexiest addition to an offseason wish list and the only way they offer fantasy value is if you play in a league where you get points for pancake blocks. But we know how important offensive line play is and the Bills’ line left a lot to be desired last year, giving up the 10th most sacks (41, tied with the Lions and Buccaneers) and the ninth most QB hits (101). Williams is a solid left tackle and would be an upgrade over the Bills’ current situation. If Allen is going to take a step forward to become the next great fantasy quarterback, he’s going to need time in the pocket to get the ball downfield (or quickly in the hands of Tevin Coleman since that’s the whole reason I put him on this list).