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Josh Allen limited all week in practice, but will start in Week 12 vs. Lions

We break down the news that Josh Allen has an elbow injury and what it means for Week 12 and beyond.

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Wednesday update: Allen was limited for Wednesday’s practice, but was removed from the final injury report. With no designation, there is no question Allen will be playing on Wednesday against the Lions. He’s struggled at times of late, but he’ll be starting on Wednesday.

Tuesday PM Update: Allen was listed as limited again on Tuesday. He is playing on a short week, so you would like to see a full participation on Wednesday to give confidence that he will play on Thursday. He didn’t look like himself last week, but it has been reported he is at least practicing without a brace on his elbow this week, so that might be a good sign.


Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen is still dealing with an elbow injury and was listed as a limited participant in practice on Monday ahead of their Thanksgiving showdown against the Detroit Lions. The Bills only conducted a walk-through, so his injury designation is an estimation.

After a slow start against the Browns on Sunday, Allen and the Bills got things going in the second half to pull away for a 31-23 victory. The MVP candidate wasn’t as crisp as he was in previous weeks, but still had a decent outing by going 18-27 for 197 yards and a touchdown through the air. He notably only had three carries for seven yards and the lack of designed runs is a tell that the Bills coaching staff wanted to protect him.

Fantasy football implications for Week 12

Allen should be good to go again on Thursday but monitor his status over the next few days. It wouldn’t be a surprise if the team limits his activity to allow his elbow to heal even more.