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What to do with Josh Allen in Week 11 fantasy football

Josh Allen enters Week 11 after completing his best game of the season against the Cleveland Browns. We take a look at Allen’s fantasy value for his game against Miami on Sunday.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen runs with the football during the fourth quarter of the National Football League game between the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns on November 10, 2019, at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, OH. Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The same as the sun comes up every day, Josh Allen perfectly handles the game of football every weekend. And against Cleveland last Sunday he bested all he had done to date. It wasn’t the most efficient performance, sure, but Allen’s 266 passing yards (on 22 of 41 attempts) were enough to get him to 28.1 fantasy points. How is that possible, you say? Because of Allen’s legs. Josh Allen added a measly 28 yards on the ground on just six carries, but two of them went for touchdowns. So that’s precisely how he did it, and how other quarterbacks without that rushing prowess in them will never be able to bring Allen’s upside to the table.

Say what you want, but Allen is currently a QB1 (12th in fantasy points this season) and has been a steady contributor since Week 1. He has fallen from 19 FP just once—against the Patriots, something understandable—in nine games and has yet to finish a game without scoring a touchdown, be it passing or rushing. Allen has not thrown an interception since the Week 6 bye and has only lost one fumble in his last eight games. You won’t catch him throwing for 300-plus yards any time soon (in fact, his season-high was last week’s 266 yards) but he’s a scoring machine sure to put a mark in the touchdown column next to his name weekly. Again, not a high-volume thrower nor a 30-plus fantasy points scorer, but definitely someone to stream and even play weekly if you want to get your team or lineup 20 or more FP any week.

Fantasy Football Analysis, Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen

Picking against the Dolphins has been the story of the season and the strategy of the year in fantasy football. Turns out, though, that Miami isn’t that bad against quarterbacks. The Dolphins are “only” the ninth-worst team in fantasy points per game allowed to the position at 23.7. Not horrid, but bad enough to consider playing almost every quarterback against them.

The Dolphins have allowed a passing touchdown in every game they’ve played this season, but only two on the ground—not because of great defense, but because most teams have not needed to risk their quarterback’s health on unnecessary rushes. Allen already faced Miami in Week 7 and he passed for 202 yards and a couple of scores while rushing for 32 yards—the most Miami has surrendered to a QB. He’s in a perfect matchup to keep scoring his average 21 FP this weekend. Buffalo (-6) is the clear favorite and the game has a low O/U (40.5) but just by scoring his usual couple of touchdowns and racking up the yards that will come with them, Allen becomes a solid play this week.

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