Buffalo Bills Fantasy Football: Should you sit Josh Allen for week Eight?
Are we concerned about Josh Allen? From a fantasy perspective, I’ve been riding with Allen all year, and the past couple of games, he’s let me down. In the first four games, I looked like a genius for drafting him.
Week 7 in fantasy was a wild ride. I hope you’re ready to buckle up and talk Buffalo Bills’ fantasy! Before we do that, how are you doing in your Fantasy League? Did you just come off a game where you were playing Tyler Lockett and Kyler Murray? Hopefully not because, if so, you 100 percent loss.
Boy, Josh Allen was that Fantasy dude in the first four weeks. Should you start looking for other options now? He was a must-start, but what about now? I personally have Big Ben and Josh Allen on my team. Ben is averaging two touchdowns a game, and Allen didn’t score one touchdown last week.
Josh Allen ended Week 7 with 16 points according to ESPN’s fantasy app. In the past three weeks, Allen hasn’t sniffed 20 plus points. Allen ended the game with 307 passing yards and 61 rushing yards.
With all that information are you sitting him for someone better or riding with the gunslinger.
My answer is gonna be short and sweet. No, I don’t believe it’s time to move Allen to the bench. Let’s break down two plays that would have set Allen above the competition when it comes to the Bills Week 7 game against the New York Jets.
Early in the Fourth Quarter, the score being Buffalo 12, New York Jets 10. Josh Allen snaps the ball from the 42, and, thanks to broken protection in the secondary, Allen found Tyler Kroft wide up and hit him in stride.
Kroft caught the ball and immediately started to trip. He then stumbled for another 10 or 15 yards with no one close to him. Kroft left six points out on the field, not only for Allen but for the whole team.
If Kroft catches this ball and does not start to trip and fall, Allen probably gains another eight points for Fantasy Football. This would have brought his total from 16 points up to 24 just on this play.
Earlier in the game, in the second quarter, the red zone offense appeared. It was second and 10; Allen snaps the ball, sets his feet, and hits Gabriel Davis in the endzone for a touchdown that would have put Buffalo up 16 to 10.
This play was called back because of a mental mistake of a player not lining up on the ball. There have been multiple mental mistakes in the red zone negating touchdowns this season. And this one came after Allen threw a dart to Gabriel Davis.
This play would have netted Allen six more points in fantasy. If this had counted, Allen would have ended the game with 30 points, making him one of the best in Fantasy in Week 7. Just don’t compare him to Kyler Murray’s output.
Look, I get it. I hate thinking of the what-ifs. It’s not what I like to hang my hat on. With that being said, I feel confident in riding with Allen for the remainder of the year. Allen is a must-start still in Fantasy Football.
Mental mistakes are going to happen, but this is the hill I’ve decided to die on. Josh Allen for Fantasy Football MVP.