One QB, RB, WR, and TE primed for huge Week 9 fantasy football performances

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TE: Dalton Kincaid, Buffalo Bills

Bills starting tight end Dawson Knox suffered a wrist injury that he tried playing through until Week 7 against the Patriots, where he was limited to just one reception. Since then, he has undergone surgery and been placed on injured reserve. Bills head coach Sean McDermott has gone on the record to say his timeline to return is yet to be determined. Until he returns, rookie Dalton Kincaid is a must-start tight end in a high-powered Bills offense led by one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, Josh Allen.

Over the past two weeks (coinciding with Knox’s injury), Kincaid has been the TE6 on a points-per-game basis. In that span, he has converted 15 targets into 13 passes for 140 yards and a touchdown and is quickly emerging as Allen’s No. 2 option in the Bills passing game. Now, he gets to face a Bengals defense that has allowed 12.8 fantasy points per game to the tight end position in 2023, which is the highest in the NFL per Yahoo Fantasy.

Similar to Joe Mixon, Kincaid will benefit from being in a high-scoring and fantasy-friendly environment against the Bengals on Sunday Night Football in a game that has the second-highest expected scoring total of Week 9.

Kincaid has scored 15-plus PPR fantasy points in each of his past two games and figures to extend that streak to three consecutive games this Sunday.