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Karabell's first look at Week 4: Assessing Sony Michel, Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield

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Yates 'panicked' about Michel (0:46)

Field Yates says he's panicked about Patriots RB Sony Michel, but still continues to roster him. (0:46)

Three games, three blowouts. Oh, there has also been plenty of off-field drama surrounding the New England Patriots lately, but where it counts -- in the standings -- the defending Super Bowl champions followed up an impressive opening-week win over the Pittsburgh Steelers by handling business against brutal AFC East foes in the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets. The average score of the three contests has been 35-5, and perhaps it says just as much about their foes -- if not more -- as it does about the Patriots.

The Buffalo Bills, however, appear to be a decent team, though it might not show in their competitive wins over the Jets, New York Giants and, on Sunday, thanks to a late rally and a magnificent drive after blowing a two-touchdown lead, the ordinary Cincinnati Bengals. Time will tell, and that time could be coming in Week 4, when the Bills host the team that has won every AFC East title since the Reagan administration (OK no, but close). The Bills cannot keep up with the Patriots offensively, but fantasy managers should learn quite a bit about both squads.