The Bills had one of their most wide-open snap shares among tight ends against Seattle. In most games, they’ve had one top tight end available who gets the majority of snaps. In Dawson Knox’s first game back Sunday from a calf injury and the Reserve/COVID-19 list, he finished slightly behind Tyler Kroft in snaps. Knox’s 24 reps were six shy of Kroft’s 30, but the more intriguing development was the uptick in usage for undrafted rookie Reggie Gilliam. Against Seattle, Gilliam had 13 snaps, his highest share of the season.
The story added some of Gilliam's snaps came on goal-line plays, but the Bills worked Gilliam into offensive formations more. Outside of Kroft’s touchdown, the position overall was a non-factor in the passing game. Kroft’s 1-yard touchdown catch was the only attempt to a tight end the whole game. Were the Bills searching for answers at a position that’s been a big disappointment this season? The snap counts will be something to track next week against Arizona, the story went on to say.
BUF TE Dawson Knox - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs. Miami
Dawson Knox had three receptions for 51 yards last Monday. He has shown signs of becoming fantasy relevant with the fact he has had three touchdowns over the last five games. He should see more time and targets with Cole Beasley and John Brown both out. The Bills are still playing for seeding and we expect Knox to shoulder his normal workload.
Knox faces Miami who is ranked 21st in aFPA to tight ends. He had only one catch for 36 yards in the first meeting with Miami in Week 17.
Sit Knox for Week 17 even though the message is favorable and some key Bills are out of the passing game. He just isn't putting up enough numbers to warrant a start.