The suddenly streaking Denver Broncos travel to Buffalo tonight to take on the scuffling Buffalo Bills in a “Monday Night Football”showdown.
These two teams had wildly different expectations coming into the year, with the Broncos coming off a 5-12 season and the Bills earning the No. 2 seed in the AFC.
Fast forward to this season and the Broncos are coming off a surprising home upset of the Kansas City Chiefs two weeks ago, while the Bills fell to a shocking 5-4 record after losing to the Bengals.
Will perennial NFL MVP candidate Josh Allen be able to get the Super Bowl-hopeful Bills back on track in primetime?
Jerry Jeudy Less Than 52.5 Receiving Yards
Jeudy remains a member of the Broncos despite intense rumors regarding his availability around the trade deadline.
His lack of production has been the subject of many analysts around the football world.
Jeury has posted just 336 receiving yards in seven games — an average of 48 yards per game.
He gets a tough matchup Monday against the Bills, who have allowed the seventh-fewest yards per game to opposing wide receivers this season.
Buffalo recently acquired cornerback Rasul Douglas at the trade deadline to further solidify the backend of its defense.
Jeudy has recorded more than 52.5 receiving yards in just two games this season.
He will have a difficult time beating this projection in a matchup against a tough Buffalo defense.
Dalton Kincaid More Than 55.5 Receiving Yards
Kincaid was elevated to the TE1 role when teammate Dawson Knox required surgery on his injured wrist after the team’s surprising Week 7 loss to New England.
Kincaid took a leap forward in that game as he earned eight targets, catching all eight of them for 75 yards.
In the two games since, Kincaid has earned a whopping 18 targets and racked up 146 receiving yards.
His averages over the last three games now sit at 8.7 targets, 7.7 receptions and 73.7 yards per game.
He gets an elite matchup against the Broncos in Week 10. They have allowed the most receiving yards per game to the tight end position this season.
Kincaid has been getting elite volume since Knox’s injury and now gets the best possible matchup against the Broncos.
He should soar over this modest projection.
Samaje Perine More Than 13.5 Receiving Yards
Perine has logged at least two receptions and has recorded more than 13.5 receiving yards in every game this season.
Buffalo is allowing the fourth-most receiving yards per game to running backs this season.
The Bills’ success against the wide receiver position was noted above, and the Broncos seldom use tight ends in the passing game.
This spot sets up beautifully for Perine to beat his receiving yards projection.
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Josh Allen More Than 31.5 Rushing Yards
Calls for Allen to get back to his running ways have been answered the last two weeks as he has racked up 85 total rushing yards over the last two games.
Entering Week 8, Allen had topped 17 rushing yards in a game just twice all season.
The Broncos have allowed just the 14th-most rushing yards per game to quarterbacks this season, but they have allowed the most rushing yards per game overall.
Josh Allen is coming off his two-highest volume rushing games of the season and has another good matchup.
He should be able to beat this projection.