After a big four-touchdown game in Week 8,
Orton racked up 33 Fantasy points in Week 8, and much of the damage came on passes thrown to Watkins. Though he threw three touchdowns to players not named Watkins, the rookie was on the receiving end of 157 of Orton's 238 yards and three of his 10 completions.
Watkins has emerged as such an explosive playmaker, he is helping revive Orton's Fantasy career. Orton has multiple touchdowns in each of his last three games, while averaging 282 yards through the air. Orton is finding enough success right now to make him at least worth a look for Fantasy owners who need a boost at quarterback, though you won't get anything out of him in Week 9, with the Bills on a bye.
Orton, who added six rushing yards on two carries, was the beneficiary of some terrible quarterback play by the opposing team, as the Jets turned the ball over six times in the loss and continually set Orton and the Bills up with great field position. Orton did his job, protecting the ball while hooking up on touchdowns of 22, 1, 12 and 61 yards, with the longest coming on a fourth-quarter strike to rookie Sammy Watkins. The two could have had a second touchdown hookup, but Watkins was caught from behind while prematurely celebrating what would have been an 89-yard score. Orton had to settle for an 84-yard play, and the Bills scored a rushing touchdown soon after the big strike.
Orton has been a needed shot in the arm for Watkins and the entire Bills passing attack, and he's totaled 1,128 yards with nine touchdowns and three interceptions in his four games. The Bills head into a Week 9 bye with a 5-3 record before facing the Chiefs in Week 10.
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Among quarterbacks with a lower ceiling who nonetheless have jobs locked down,
Orton put his team ahead early in the second quarter, tossing a beautiful 26-yard touchdown to Sammy Watkins early in the second quarter. He saved his best for the end of the game, getting the ball back down six points with a little more than three minutes left in the fourth quarter and engineering an 80-yard drive capped by a two-yard touchdown to Watkins in the corner of the end zone with one second left on the clock.
Orton is 2-1 as the Bills' starter, and he's managed 890 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions during his three games. His next test comes on the road in Week 8 when the Bills square off with the Jets.
Orton completed 24 of 38 passes for 299 yards and one touchdown. He was able to tie the game at 7 in the second quarter with a 7-yard touchdown pass to Robert Woods. His second touchdown pass came with 5:58 left in the fourth quarter. It was an 8-yard touchdown to Chris Hogan, which cut the deficit to 30-22.
Orton, who also lost a fumble Sunday, has passed for 607 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in two games since taking over as the team's starting quarterback. The Bills are back in action Week 7 vs. Minnesota.
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