This will sound like the hottest of hot takes, but the fantasy community needs to consider Josh Allen a top-10 option next week vs. NYJ. He's Lamar Jackson without the pub, a player getting it done via air and ground. At home, he's sure to be an unsung fantasy playoff hero.— Brad Evans (@YahooNoise) December 2, 2018
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.
Josh Allen is the first QB in the Super Bowl era to rush for 95+ yards in consecutive games. https://t.co/KLYiNqnJh9— Buffalo Bills PR (@BuffaloBillsPR) December 3, 2018
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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