Tyrod Taylor benched, Bills to start QB Nathan Peterman in Week 11

The Buffalo Bills have benched quarterback Tyrod Taylor, and Nathan Peterman will start on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday.

Peterman, a rookie fifth-round pick, replaced Taylor with less than five minutes remaining in a 47-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Taylor completed 9-of-18 passes for 56 yards before being benched.

Peterman went 7-for-9 for 79 yards and a touchdown over the final two drives for the Bills, who have lost two straight.

Fantasy Impact: 

In the preseason, Peterman completed 43-of-79 passes (54.4% completion) for 453 yards and a 5.73 yards per attempt average. He threw one touchdown and no interceptions. The Chargers are a bad matchup for opposing quarterbacks (No. 9 in QB aFPA) but starting in Week 12, the Bills don't face a defense higher than No. 20 in that metric. If Peterman plays well, he could work his way into the streaming conversation.

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