Every year we give our premium content members a team-by-team, player-by-player look at the NFL season that was. The coverage will be in-depth, but because the Dynasty Capsule series begins immediately after the regular season, we won’t use it to discuss free agency or the draft. Come see us in early May once Mr. Irrelevant is off the board for another 32-article series giving you the same detailed discussion you’ll see below.
Buckle up dynasty fans, because you’re about to be reminded why our motto is, “There is no off-season.”
The Buffalo Bills had an interesting season. By most accounts, the 2016 campaign was a failure — the team’s starting quarterback was effectively benched and the coach was fired — but it wasn’t really that bad. The Bills had the AFC’s seventh-best point differential at plus-21. For reference, the Miami Dolphins had a minus-17 point differential, actually getting outscored by their opponents this season, but Miami went 10-6 while Buffalo was 7-9.
The losing record doesn’t mean the Bills are barren of talent from a dynasty perspective. Buffalo continued running the ball as well as anyone in the league, and Sammy Watkins is still a top-end asset despite an injury-plagued season.
Buffalo has a big decision to make at quarterback and a slew of wideouts entering free agency. The Bills could look a lot different in 2017, depending on what they do over the next few months.
Before we put 2016 in the rearview mirror, let’s break down each of Buffalo’s relevant skill-position players and their performances from this past season.