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Josh Allen Fantasy Struggles Won’t Be a Trend

Josh Allen fantasy owners may be a bit worried. He has been mediocre, at best, the past two weeks, after being an MVP candidate the first month of the season. In his two most recent contests, he has averaged just over 190 passing yards, with four touchdowns but three interceptions. Although many are starting to panic over Allen an elite fantasy QB1 option, these past two weeks are nothing more than an anomaly.

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Josh Allen Fantasy Struggles

Through the first four weeks, Allen wasn’t exactly playing scrubs all game long. Sure, he got a very favorable draw against the Jets in the opener, but the Dolphins and Rams have proven to be formidable defenses this season. The Titans have a sneaky good defense, which finally came out of its shell after an early bye, and Kansas City was an outlier on a rainy afternoon.

While certainly fantasy owners would expect their elite quarterback options to be amazing every week, it’s extremely rare for that to actually happen. Every quarterback has a bad week. Look at Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson, for example. Rodgers looked like an old man and Russell wasn’t producing much of anything against Minnesota in Week 5 until the final drive. Even then, he only completed 4-of-12 passes on the final possession.

These games happen for every player. The fact that Allen was able to throw for two touchdowns in the miserable conditions against the Chiefs is a minor miracle in itself. He also added four points just from rushing, which gives him a high floor even when his arm isn’t perfectly synced with his receivers.

Another encouraging sign is that he hasn’t fumbled in the last three games. He ran eight times in a downpour with a wet ball and didn’t cough it up once. If he can limit his mistakes, even in games where his production may not be elite, he’ll still easily be a QB1 option.

Josh Allen Fantasy Outlook

Looking forward, Allen plays the rest of the AFC East again, along with the rest of the NFC West, outside of the Rams. He also faces off against the Chargers, Steelers and Broncos. The only defense right now, on paper, that can possibly hold Allen to performances like those of the last two weeks is Pittsburgh, and even they have shown some holes.

Remember, we are only six weeks into the season. He has been on another planet for four of them and has looked human for two. Allen’s recent fantasy struggles won’t be a trend. Don’t let recency bias trick you into making a dumb mistake that’ll cost you your fantasy matchup.

Be confident firing up Josh Allen as your QB for the rest of the season.


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