Predicting the Bills Stat Leaders

Passing Yards: Nathan Peterman - 2,850 yards

I suspect Peterman to play around 12 games this season. He should be throwing for around 220-235 each game. Allen could throw for around 1,000 yards if he played in spot duty and 4 or 5 games throughout the season.

Passing Touchdowns: Nathan Peterman - 13

It'll be tough to throw more than 13 touchdowns in 12 or so games for Peterman considering the Bills are likely to keep the ball on the ground. Again, Allen could throw for 3 or 4 touchdowns depending on how much he plays.

Rushing Yards: LeSean McCoy - 1,075 yards 

Shady should average 16-19 carries a game, rushing for 3.75-4.0 a carry. Even though Shady has averaged 4.6 yards a carry since his arrival to Buffalo, I think we can all agree that we'll see a slight drop-off this year behind a rebuilding offensive line.

Rushing Touchdowns: LeSean McCoy - 7

McCoy has rushed for 22 touchdowns over his first three years in Buffalo, I would imagine him keeping up with that pace this year. Chris Ivory could see a good amount of goal line carries this year to try and keep Shady fresh. I'd be shocked if Ivory had anymore than 5 touchdowns though.

Receptions: LeSean McCoy - 63

Similar to the rushing attack, McCoy should be featured in the passing game as well. McCoy lead the team last season with 59 catches and 77 targets. The Bills offense will need to get McCoy involved early and often if they wish to move the ball.

Receiving Yards: Kelvin Benjamin - 780 yards

Although McCoy will likely lead the team in catches, his yards per catch are relatively low. Benjamin, the Bills best receiver, should be the only player to eclipse the 600-650 yard mark. Zay Jones and Charles Clay are also candidates for 500-600 yards this year, but shouldn't get anymore than that.

Receiving Touchdowns: Kelvin Benjamin - 6

This could very well go a number of ways. Jones, McCoy, and Clay could all be fighting for the most receiving touchdowns as the years comes to a close. Benjamin will get the most redone targets being 6'5". Peterman showed during preseason that he isn't afraid to let Benjamin go up and get the ball.

Tackles: Tremaine Edmunds - 128

Shortly after being drafted, Edmunds was widely proclaimed to be a candidate to lead the entire league in tackles. After watching him in preseason, the 20 year old still has a lot to learn, but his physical traits should still keep him in the conversation.

Sacks: Jerry Hughes - 8.5

Possibly playing without Trent Murphy and Kyle Williams, Jerry Hughes will be targeted throughout much of the season, making it difficult to put up great numbers. If everyone on the defensive line rotation is healthy, Hughes could get 10 sacks.

Interceptions: Micha Hyde - 4

White could be considered here, but I think teams would be smart to look elsewhere when passing the ball. Hyde, should be able to come over the top and generate a fair amount of interceptions as he did last year for the Bills. 

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