Chances are, they're not going to sell many jerseys. They won't see their name in the headlines too often, either. They aren't on a first-name basis with fans, like Sammy and Shady and Tyrod, or even Tre'Davious. The following five veteran players might be unheralded, but they should play important roles for the Buffalo Bills in 2017:
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DT Jerel Worthy: A former second-round draft pick of the Green Bay Packers in 2012, it's taken Worthy a while to establish himself as a pro. He started to do that in 2016, though, and throughout the spring worked in with the first team when either Kyle Williams or Marcell Dareus needed a rest. As the No. 3 defensive tackle, Worthy might not put up huge statistics (he finished last year with 12 tackles in 15 games), but it will be important that he gives the Bills quality play so that they can give Williams or Dareus a breather from time to time.
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S Colt Anderson: Injuries limited him to just two games in 2016 for the Bills, but he had played in at least 12 games every year for the previous five seasons. Signed primarily for his ability on special teams, Anderson also figures to be the No. 3 safety, meaning he's one play away from a big role on defense if Micah Hyde or Jordan Poyer were to get hurt.
RB Mike Tolbert: Whenever the discussion of who will be the No. 2 running back comes up, the first name mentioned is usually second-year veteran Jonathan Williams. If spring practices were any indication, however, Tolbert should get a decent amount of work carrying the ball this year, especially in short-yardage situations. He might also be the goal-line back, taking touchdowns away from LeSean McCoy, so keep that in mind from a fantasy perspective.
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TE Nick O'Leary: He quietly started seven games last season and appeared in all 16, making nine catches for 114 yards. Given the depth chart behind starter Charles Clay, O'Leary heads to camp as the top backup tight end in an offense that figures to utilize two players at the position a good deal of the time.
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K Stephen Hauschka: He missed six extra points last season, which is the same problem former Bills kicker Dan Carpenter ran into. The difference is that Hauschka remained nails on field goals, converting 33 of 37 in 2016 (89.2 percent). For his career, Hauschka has made 87.2 percent of his field goals, which ranks third all time. If he can keep up that type of success rate, he'll be a big upgrade from Carpenter.