What do you get when you throw white-hot running back into a matchup in which he'll be looking to make his former team pay for ever letting him go? A recipe for fantasy success.
That is exactly the hand that Marshawn Lynch is being dealt this week as he heads to the east coast for some revenge against the team that originally drafted him: the Buffalo Bills.
Making the situation even more enticing is the fact that Lynch is coming off the best fantasy game of his entire career after he racked up 128 rushing yards and three touchdowns on just 11 carries. And when you factor in that there are only three teams in the NFL who are allowing more fantasy points to opposing running backs than the Bills, it's looking like Lynch will be a sure fire top-3 play.
Lynch, who is the fifth highest scoring running back in most leagues this season, seems like a lock for a least 100 yards and one touchdown after breaking the century mark in five of his last seven games and scoring seven touchdowns across that span. Don't expect his ailing back to be much of an issue either; there should be no doubts that Lynch will be willing to suck it up to embarrass the team who left him for dead.
Projected numbers: 24 carries, 122 rushing yards, one touchdown