Fantasy Football Week 7 Preview

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Fantasy Football Week 7 Preview

Pierce Muney, Staff Writer

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Welcome to the Week 7 Edition of Delbarton’s Fantasy Football Corner! There are some key players on their bye weeks this week, so you might be looking at the waiver-wire to fill out your starting lineup. Or perhaps your roster is performing sub-par and you are looking to make some changes. Either way, let’s look at the guy you should be targeting either in a trade or on the waiver wire this week.

MUST ADD: Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills

Allen is available in 30% of ESPN leagues, so there is a good chance he may not be available in your league. If that’s the case, I would still recommend trading for him. If he is available in your league, pick him up right away. Allen has only finished with less than 15 points once this season, which came against the Patriots, who have the top defense in the league according to Football Outsiders.

          The Bills have a much easier schedule coming up. In the next five games, they play the Miami Dolphins twice, the Washington Redskins, and the Philadelphia Eagles. In terms of pass defense, Football Outsiders ranks those teams 32nd, 24th, and 19th respectively. Based on these rankings, I predict that Josh Allen will put up at least 18 points in all of those games. There is nothing better than consistency in fantasy football, which is why Josh Allen is so valuable. The Bills also rank 5th in the NFL in terms of time of possession, so Allen will have many opportunities to rack up both passing and rushing yards.

          Now, as I said, there is a 70% chance that Allen is unavailable if you play in an ESPN league. When trading, try to convince the owner that Allen will bust in fantasy playoffs. This is because Allen’s last four games of the season will be played in climates with bad weather, which usually means that teams are going to run the ball more. Owners of a “bad-weather QB” are likely to pick the safer option. However, Josh Allen seems to be a special case. In fact, during the last six weeks of the 2018 season, Allen finished as a top-five QB. In most cases, the QB would struggle when having to throw in the cold or even snow, but Josh Allen seems to defy the odds. This might be due in part to him playing college football at Wyoming; it could also do with him being a mobile QB since rushing yards are worth more than passing yards in fantasy football. Whatever the reason may be, Allen seems to be unaffected by the weather. For these reasons, Josh Allen is a must-grab this week.

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