Fantasy 101: Allen and Bills dominate Seahawks in shootout



Josh Allen had a huge bounce back performance as the Buffalo Bills held on to a 44-34 victory over Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks in Buffalo on Sunday.

Here’s the fantasy reaction from this week nine matchup.


BUFFALO BILLS


QB Josh Allen (31-for-38 and 415 passing yards, three passing TDs, and a rushing TD)


After a slow October, Allen picked up right where he left off in September, tying a season-high with 415 passing yards and four total touchdowns on Sunday afternoon. The third-year QB torched the league’s worst-ranked pass defense all day long, throwing for 282 yards and three of those touchdowns in the first half. Allen and the Bills seemingly had this plan all along as the Bills threw it 38 times compared to its 19 rush attempts despite jumping out to a 17-0 lead midway through the first half.


Even when the Seahawks made it a game, the Bills continued to step on the gas with Allen’s arm. It should be fantasy galore for Allen and company as the Bills travel to Arizona to take on Kyler Murray and the Cardinals.


WR Stefon Diggs (9 catches for 118 yards)


Up against a very fantasy friendly secondary, Diggs had no issue finding wide open space on Sunday finishing with a team-high 118 yards and game-high 12 targets on the day. Even though he’s only scored three times this season, Diggs remains one of the most consistent WRs in fantasy with six catches in eight of nine games this season.


The 118 yard performance on Sunday was encouraging to see as it was his first one in nearly a month and his fourth of the season. Diggs gets a tough draw next week against Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson in what should be a shootout in the desert next Sunday afternoon.


WR John Brown (8 catches for 99 yards)


Was it a coincidence that Allen had his best game in awhile when Brown was 100% healthy? I think not. After battling injuries all season-long, Brown put together his best performance of the season with a season-high in catches, yards, and targets. Even though Diggs is the clear WR1 on the team, Brown is one of Allen’s go-to weapons not only deep down the field but also on underneath routes as he showed today on multiple occasions.


If Brown can continue to stay healthy, he should be a reliable weapon going forward in one of the league’s more pass happy offenses. The second year Bills WR should be considered a flex option next week.




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QB Russell Wilson (28-for-41 for 390 yards, two passing TDs, a rushing TD, two interceptions and two fumbles lost)