Josh Allen 2021 Fantasy Football Tip: How Will Bills QB Follow Up His Breakout Campaign?

Josh Shepardson offers his Josh Allen 2021 Fantasy Football Tip And Outlook. See The Game Day’s full 2021 fantasy football draft coverage.

Josh Allen 2021 Fantasy Football Tip

Josh Allen 2020 Fantasy Football Recap

Josh Allen 2020 Fantasy Football Ranking (PPR)

2nd Overall, QB2 (per FantasyPros)

Josh Allen 2020 Stats

  • 572 pass attempts
  • 396 completions
  • 4,544 passing yards
  • 37 passing touchdowns
  • 10 interceptions
  • 69.2% completion rate
  • 102 rushing attempts
  • 421 rushing yards
  • 8 rushing touchdowns
  • 4.1 rushing yards per attempt
  • 1 receiving touchdown
  • 16 games

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Josh Allen 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook

Allen improved by leaps and bounds as a passer in his third NFL season last year, going from one of the worst in the NFL to one of the best seemingly overnight. Granted, the addition of Stefon Diggs certainly helped there, but Allen deserves credit for his transformation as well. After improving his footwork and learning to make smarter decisions in the pocket, his passing numbers rivaled those of Tom Brady and Russell Wilson last year.

Between his success through the air and on the ground, Allen was the second-most valuable player in fantasy football last year behind only Kyler Murray. Already one of the best rushing quarterbacks in the NFL, Allen is now arguably its best dual-threat quarterback. The question is, can he sustain last year’s improvements going forward?

For starters, it helps that the Buffalo Bills will return their entire starting offensive line from 2020, which is widely regarded as one of the league’s better units. Buffalo also brought in another talented veteran receiver for Allen to work with in Emmanuel Sanders, which will give him another weapon beyond Diggs.

Perhaps most importantly, however, Brian Daboll is still the team’s offensive coordinator. Under Daboll, the Bills had the second-highest scoring offense in the NFL last year. They were also quite pass-happy, especially given their lack of talent at running back, which encouraged Allen to often run the ball himself rather than hand it off — particularly in the red zone.

With Allen’s personnel and coaching essentially remaining the same from last year, he should be able to flourish once again as Buffalo’s most talented passer and rusher. He’s capable of surpassing 4,000 yards through the air, 500 yards on the ground, and finishing with 40-50 total touchdowns.


Josh Allen 2021 Fantasy Football Draft Value (PPR)

Allen enters 2021 as a clear top-3 quarterback option in fantasy, surpassed perhaps only by Patrick Mahomes. Allen’s running ability enhances his floor, and he’s a better passer than other dual-threat QBs such as Murray and Lamar Jackson. Finishing as the top scorer in fantasy football is within his range of outcomes, so it makes sense that he’s currently going as the second signal-caller off the board in preseason fantasy drafts after Mahomes.

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    Betting Impact:
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    Betting Impact:
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    Betting Impact:
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    The Boston Celtics are +310 to win the 2021-22 NBA Championship, per BettingPros consensus odds.

    Betting Impact:
    The Celtics peaked as high as high as -230 prior to Game 3 and now sit at an attractive +310. Boston entered the season at +4000. The odds could swing wildly again if Boston wins Game 6.

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