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What to do with Josh Allen in Week 7 fantasy football

Quarterback rested from a bye week? Check. Best possible matchup against Miami? Check. Passing and rushing upside? Check. Easy to predict the outcome, but we’re here to analyze Josh Allen’s fantasy football value entering Week 7.

Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills rushes with the ball during the second quarter of the game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Silas Walker/Getty Images

Don’t lie to me: you had forgotten about Josh Allen, right? Don’t sweat it, though, as I don’t blame you. He’s not a top-tier QB, and he is coming back from a bye week. So now you know that he’s again available to start in any of your rosters, and also that he faces Miami this weekend. I could finish this piece here with a simple “Start” and call it a day, but lets at least build a simple case to put Allen in your lineup.

Matchup aside, Allen has passed for 219 or more yards in every game he’s played this season except the one against New England (we can concede him that) and reached 20.8-plus fantasy points in each of them. Yes, you’ve heard rumblings about how Allen is not rushing at the level he showed last season, but he’s still averaging 32 yards per game on the ground and has already scored three rushing touchdowns to go with five passing. Allen is definitely not the best quarterback in the league, and his games tend to be average at best, but the running game he brings with him makes it way more palatable to play him. The most concerning thing about the sophomore so far is his TD:INT ratio, which sits at 5:7 (although, again, three of those interceptions were thrown against the Patriots). Luckily for Allen and his owners, he’s facing a mediocre defense this week.

Fantasy football analysis, Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen

Time to bone-crush the Dolphins! Yay! No, seriously. Miami is giving up the second-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season (28.1) and has intercepted just one pass through six games. On the other hand, the Dolphins have allowed 14 passing touchdowns in the same span—at least two in each game they have played. Not only that, but Miami has also been a mess preventing quarterbacks from scoring on the ground with two rushing touchdowns allowed to QBs on just 20 runs. No matter the game script, every quarterback to go against Miami this season—except Case Keenum in Week 6—has been able to hang at least 23.8 fantasy points on the Dolphins. Allen is averaging 22.0 on the season, so I’m expecting him to easily beat that number in Week 7 playing a horrid team in Miami.

Start/Sit recommendation