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The Spotlight Series
A Footballguys Spotlight is an in-depth look at a player. His plusses and minuses are examined, and we give you our bottom-line stance on his 2022 prospects. If a player listed below doesn't yet have a link, don't worry. It's coming soon.
Waiting on drafting a quarterback while loading up at other positions, mainly running back and wide receiver, has become all the rage over the past ten years. But is it still warranted? The game of football is rapidly changing right before our very eyes, and fantasy players will want to adapt to the ever-evolving sport if they wish to find sustained success. One of the recent major developments has been the influx of hyper-efficient dual-threat quarterbacks capable of attacking defenses through the air and on the ground, and the leader of this group accumulating fantasy points in bunches is none other than Josh Allen. He’s the consensus No. 1 quarterback around the industry and deserves to be.
Defenses have had no answer for Allen over the past two seasons.
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Allen has been a cheat code, and the only reason he didn't finish first in fantasy points per game in 2020 is due to Dak Prescott's insane five-game stretch to begin the year before his season-ending injury.
By now, especially after his memorable postseason performance against the Chiefs last season, we understand Allen's cannon for an arm provides elite passing upside. He has thrown for 8,951 yards and 73 touchdowns over the past two seasons. Allen's massive frame (6-foot-5 and 233 pounds) also allows him to bully defenders on the ground. As we know, rushing stats usually get rewarded more points than passing stats, so anyone who dominates on the ground like Allen has a decided advantage. Let's take a look at his rushing production since he entered the league:
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Allen's rushing production has been consistently impressive all four years of his career, and at just 26 years old, there is no reason to believe this won't continue in 2022.
Exciting Supporting Cast
Pro Football Focus recently ranked the Bills' offensive line as the 20th best unit in the league. That's not ideal, but it's certainly not a death knell either, especially with left tackle Dion Dawkins leading the way. The genuine reason for excitement is the skill players.
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