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What to do with Stefon Diggs, John Brown, Cole Beasley in Week 8 fantasy football

We go over Stefon Diggs, John Brown, Cole Beasley’s fantasy football outlook ahead of the Bills Week 8 matchup against the Patriots.

McKenzie #19 after scoring a touchdown reception against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half at Bills Stadium on October 19, 2020 in Orchard Park, New York. Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images

Sunday update: The Patriots ruled out start cornerback Stephon Gilmore due to a knee injury, which boosts the value of all three receivers given the potential change in matchups for each. ESPN projects Diggs with 17.3 points, Beasley with 11.1 points, and Brown with 10.1 pints in PPR leagues.

The Buffalo Bills passing game has enough volume to allow for multiple wide receivers to receive fantasy relevance. As we look ahead to their Week 8 matchup, let’s take a look at what fantasy owners should be doing with Stephon Diggs, John Brown and Cole Beasley.

Fantasy Football analysis: Bills WRs Stefon Diggs, John Brown, Cole Beasley

Buffalo is coming off an 18-10 victory over the New York Jets, and the Bills finished with 307 passing yards. Beasley led all pass catchers with 11 receptions on 12 targets for 112 yards. Diggs caught six of 11 targets for 48 yards, and Brown did not appear in the game with a knee injury, though he is no longer on the injury report.

Buffalo will face the New England Patriots, which fell apart in their loss to the San Francisco 49ers last weekend. They allowed six catches and 115 yards to receiver Brandon Aiyuk, who led all the 49ers pass catchers. One major item to note heading into the game is the potential for high winds and rain for Sunday’s game. Check the weather reports as we get closer to kickoff.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Diggs is a must start every week and is a No. 1 wide receiver for fantasy purposes on Sunday. Beasley can comfortably be used as a third wide receiver, while Brown is a No. 4 at best.