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News: 1 day agoAllen completed 19 of 36 passes for 213 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the Bills' 23-20 win over the Ravens on Sunday. He also rushed 11 times for 70 yards and another score and fumbled once but recovered.
Spin: Allen and the rest of the offense opened the game in forgettable fashion, scoring all of three points for nearly the entirety of the first half before the star quarterback found Isaiah McKenzie for a four-yard touchdown pass with nine seconds remaining in the second quarter. That began a comeback from a 20-3 deficit that saw Buffalo's defense lend a major hand by shutting out Baltimore over the final two quarters. Allen wasn't anywhere near as efficient as usual against a tough Ravens defense in inclement weather, but his 11-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter and a pair of double-digit-play drives that culminated in field goals were enough for the Bills to complete the rally. With a major road challenge now in the rearview mirror, Allen will turn his sights to a home date with the Steelers in Week 5.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Allen enters his fifth NFL campaign looking to pace all quarterbacks in fantasy points for the third consecutive season. The 26-year-old has ranked no lower than eighth in pass attempts, completions, yards and TDs each of the last two seasons, but it's his legs that give him such a huge edge in fantasy. Allen has ranked no lower than fourth in carries and rushing TDs among QBs in his career and ran for a career-high 763 yards in 2021. Allen's rate stats plummeted last season (63% completions, 6.8 YPA), but his heavy pass volume, aggressive nature (top 10 in average depth of throw all four seasons) and high-end rushing output are more than enough to allow elite fantasy production. He's your top QB fantasy option.