Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen will be a top fantasy quarterback next year and could win many people a championship in 2019.
In the last six weeks of 2018, Allen was the top scoring qb with 145.3 points. Allen was 0.8 points higher than second-place finisher Deshaun Watson and 22.9 points higher than third-place Dak Prescott.
In week 17, Allen put up a monstrous 40.5 fantasy points in a five touchdown performance versus the Dolphins. Even without this outlier, Allen ranked second in fantasy points from week 12 to 16.
There is reason to believe Allen could keep up this remarkable pace in 2019.
For starters, General Manager Brandon Beane reworked the offensive line in free agency to protect the young North Dakota State product.
Keeping Allen upright and healthy could allow him to fire more touchdowns, keeping him high on the list of fantasy qbs.
Beane also added several new weapons at the wide receiver position. Having more talent and depth at the position will allow for more separation and open targets for Allen.
The Bills offense, which was abysmal for much of 2018, got much better via free agency. With the NFL Draft looming just several weeks away, the offense could get even better.
Allen is currently ranked by fantasypros.com as the 21st best qb for 2019. In some leagues, he could be available in the last round.
Allen is expected to take big step forward next season throwing the ball, but even if he doesn’t light up the scoreboard through the air, he has proved he can score running the ball. Allen rushed for eight touchdowns and 631 yards as a rookie.
Dual threat quarterbacks are always a sought after weapon in fantasy football because even if the offense isn’t moving the ball, there is the potential for extra points every failed passing play.
If Allen produces like the end of the last season, selecting him in the later rounds of a draft could be very lucrative. It is a low risk, high reward situation that fantasy football players drool over.
Winning a fantasy championship with Allen at the helm would be a Bills fan’s fantasy football dream. Players that miss on the opportunity to draft Allen could be kicking themselves come next fantasy playoff season.