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What to do with Josh Allen in the Divisional round of the 2021 NFL playoffs

We go over the fantasy football and DFS outlook of Josh Allen ahead of the Bills Divisional round matchup against the Ravens in the 2021 NFL Playoffs.

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Is Lamar Jackson or Josh Allen the better QB?

Josh Allen’s MVP-worthy play continued into the postseason. In last week’s Wild Card game against the Indianapolis Colts, he completed 26 of 35 passes for 324 yards and two touchdowns. He added another 54 yards on 11 rushes and scored on the ground too. He should have another big game this week in what should be a high-scoring affair against the Ravens in the Divisional round.

Fantasy Football analysis: Bills QB Josh Allen, $7,400

The Ravens have the eight-best defense against opposing quarterbacks in fantasy, but don’t let that scare you away from having Allen in your lineup. Baltimore plays a lot of man coverage. Allen just so happens to excel against man coverage. According to PFF, he’s got the second-most passing touchdowns (19) and the third-best yards per attempt (8.8) against man coverage. He’s a natural blitz beater too, throwing 18 scores and running in three more against the blitz this year.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Allen could see one of his lowest ownership percentages in DFS this week with Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, Aaron Rodgers, etc. on the board. So it’s a great week to get him in your lineup, DFS or any other format. I’d consider stacking him with Stefon Diggs too.