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Unless you didn't see the highlights from his combine performance, it's a pretty well-known fact that Josh Allen has an absolute cannon for an arm. Naturally, it only makes sense that he'd rely on his best attribute during his rookie season.


Allen has made it abundantly clear that he loves to push the ball downfield, throwing a deep pass on 17.7 percent of his passing attempts this season -- the second most of any rookie QB ever.

Deep-ball percentage usually correlates to fantasy success, but it shouldn't make fantasy owners scramble to the waiver wire for Allen. The Bills have one of the worst receiving corps in the league, but Allen's deep-ball ability has even made ​rookie Robert Foster fantasy relevant. Outside of his first-career start against the Chargers, Allen has failed to eclipse 200 yards passing and he has yet to throw for more than one touchdown in a game.

Despite the lack of weapons around him, Allen has found a way to put up fantasy points, thanks to his legs and his mobility. Until Buffalo surrounds him with a bit more talent, the rookie signal-caller is nothing more than a speculative dynasty stash, at best. But his ability to throw the football deep continues to be an asset that simply can't be ignored.  


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