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

We go over the fantasy football and DFS outlook of Josh Allen ahead of the Bills Wild Card matchup against the Colts in the 2021 NFL Playoffs.

Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills makes a pass against the Miami Dolphins during the first quartrer at Bills Stadium on January 03, 2021 in Orchard Park, New York. Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images

Josh Allen only played one half of the Buffalo Bills’ Week 17 game, but in that brief time he managed to throw for 224 yards and three touchdowns. One of the season’s top fantasy performers, as well as an actual MVP candidate, Allen is the most attractive quarterback in fantasy football for the Wild Card round.

Fantasy Football analysis: Bills QB Josh Allen, $7,500

That was actually a pretty good Dolphins defense Allen picked apart part in two quarters in Week 17... or it was. But that’s what he’s done all year, outside of a brief slump in the middle of the season. He’s got an incredibly high ceiling, and even his floor is higher than most quarterbacks playing this weekend. That’s also why he’s a much costlier player than the other signal-callers available.

The Colts defense, also once considered to be a strong one, has given up nine passing touchdowns over its last four games. Even Mike Glennon threw for a pair last week. They’ve also allowed five rushing touchdowns to quarterbacks this season, including such illustrious sneaky athletes like Derek Carr and Ryan Tannehill. Allen has eight rushing scores on the season.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Allen’s the best fantasy option playing this weekend. Start him. In DFS, I wouldn’t hesitate to pay up for him, and I’d think strongly about stacking him with Stefon Diggs (the down side is that everyone and their brother is probably doing the same).