RB Lex Hilliard - New York Jets
|5-11, 231||Born: 7-30-1984||College: Montana||Drafted: Round 6|
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Week 8: vs Buffalo Bills
Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. The Jets' 'Chrises' combination of Chris Ivory (21/107/1 rushing with 4/18/0 receiving) and Chris Johnson (13/61/0 rushing with 2/19/0 receiving) moved the ball very well indeed at New England, with 43/218/1 rushing as a team when the dust settled on a narrow two-point loss to Tom Brady and company. Ivory has gradually become the lead back in this committee, though Johnson still sees a non-trivial amount of touches when the Jets' offense is grinding well. Ivory is the best bet to be a solid fantasy back, though.
The Bills' rush D is really stout, ranking fourth in terms of average yards allowed per game (80.4), and they are tied with K.C. for first in the NFL with zero rushing scores given up to date. Last week, Minnesota managed 29/158/0 rushing at Buffalo, though, after New England had 27/50/0 rushing there two games back. Most weeks, teams are well under 100 yards rushing when the Bills are playing across from them.
This looks like a tough matchup for the home-team Chrises.
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