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Playoff season is here for fantasy football owners. For those who aren't lucky enough to receive a first-round bye, it's do-or-die time. 


Some teams may have limped into the postseason with a hole in their roster at quarterback for whatever reason. If you're without a QB, the answer may be sitting on the waiver wire as the rookie in Buffalo has proven to be able to hold his own. 


Josh Allen is in line for a big fantasy day next week against the Jets. 

You never would've thought that sentence would be true, especially in his rookie season. That's just the unlikeliness you see in fantasy football. 


It's hard to consider Allen anything but a top-10 option next week. Since returning from injury, Allen has been towards the top of quarterbacks with 25- and 28-point games in standard-scoring leagues. Anytime you can get that kind of production, you take it. 


Allen is a viable fantasy option due to his ability to carve up defenses on the ground and through the air. He not only has 381 passing yards and three scores through the air over the past two weeks but has added 234 yards and a touchdown on the ground over this span.

Allen also has the luxury of going against the Jets next week. Their defense is solid on paper, but not against quarterbacks in a fantasy setting. Over their past eight games, New York has given up 17-plus points to QBs seven times.


The rookie may not be getting the same recognition as others, but he's certainly been doing work against defenses this season.


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