Josh Allen
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Thu 8/11/22 9:43 AM

Allen will not play in Saturday's preseason game against Indianapolis.
EDGE Analysis
Some teams will play their starters in the first week of the preseason, but it's the exception rather than the norm, especially for veteran clubs with a reasonable degree of continuity. The Bills have that even with former OC Brian Daboll departing for New York in the offseason, as new OC Ken Dorsey was an internal promotion and will still be working with Allen, Stefon Diggs, Gabriel Davis, Devin Singletary and Dawson Knox, among others. The big offseason additions were oft-injured slot receiver Jamison Crowder and rookie RB James Cook.

Josh Allen
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Tue 7/5/22 5:09 PM

Allen said during last month's minicamp that verbiage and protections have remained the same under new offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey, who previously served as Buffalo's QBs coach for three years, ESPN.com's Alaina Getzenberg reports.
EDGE Analysis
Dorsey replaces Brian Daboll, now head coach of the Giants. Had Daboll not left, Dorsey likely would've, as his work in Buffalo put him on the fast track for an OC job. The Bills still have more continuity than most teams, with Allen throwing to fellow holdovers Stefon Diggs, Gabriel Davis, Isaiah McKenzie and Dawson Knox, while the new additions include slot receiver Jamison Crowder, backup tight end O.J. Howard and fifth-round rookie wideout Khalil Shakir. The team did part ways with Emmanuel Sanders and Cole Beasley, both of whom faded last year, and the Bills are counting on Davis and the other young guys to step up in 2022. Dorsey could try to get his RBs more involved in the passing game after Buffalo spent a second-round pick on James Cook, but it'll likely be Diggs and Davis leading the way as preferred targets for Allen and his cannon of a right arm.

Josh Allen
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Mon 1/24/22 1:26 AM

Allen completed 27 of 37 passes for 329 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday's 42-36 overtime loss to the Chiefs. He added 68 yards on 11 rushing attempts and threw a two-point conversion.
EDGE Analysis
Allen did most of his damage throwing the ball to Gabriel Davis, who finished with 201 receiving yards and caught all four of Allen's touchdown passes. After scoring connections of 18 and 75 yards over the first three quarters, Allen found Davis for a 27-yard touchdown with 1:54 remaining in the fourth. A two-point conversion to the otherwise quiet Stefon Diggs gave the Bills a 29-26 lead, kicking off a wild sequence that saw the two teams combine for 25 points in the final 1:54 of regulation. Allen added a 19-yard touchdown toss to Davis during that sequence, but the Chiefs kicked a game-tying field goal as time expired. It felt like whichever team got the ball first in overtime would win, and that's exactly what happened, as the Chiefs marched it down the field for a game-winning touchdown after winning the toss, ending Allen's season with a loss in Kansas City for the second consecutive season. Allen has cemented himself in the league's top tier of quarterbacks, and his rushing prowess makes him just as valuable to fantasy managers as he is to the Bills.

Josh Allen
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Sun 1/16/22 12:02 AM

Allen completed 21 of 25 passes for 308 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions during the Bills' 47-17 win over the Patriots in an AFC wild-card matchup Saturday night. He also rushed six times for 66 yards.
EDGE Analysis
Allen spearheaded an unforgettable offensive performance by the Bills, one in which the team set a new postseason record with seven touchdown drives in its first seven possessions. The fourth-year signal-caller capped off five of them with scoring tosses to Dawson Knox (twice), Emmanuel Sanders, Gabriel Davis and Tommy Doyle, and he became the third player in the Super Bowl era with at least 150 passing yards and 50 rushing yards in a single half of a playoff game. Allen's 84% completion rate on the night also qualified as the highest by a quarterback with 25 or more attempts in a playoff game since Aaron Rodgers' 86.1% figure in a 2010 divisional-round game. With this momentous, confidence-building performance under his belt, Allen heads into the divisional round with an abundance of momentum as he and his teammates prepare to either visit the Chiefs or host the Bengals next weekend.

Josh Allen
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Mon 1/10/22 12:46 AM

Allen completed 24 of 45 passes for 239 yards and two touchdowns while gaining 63 rushing yards on five carries in Sunday's 27-10 win over the Jets.
EDGE Analysis
The Bills had trouble putting the game away until the fourth quarter, when Allen led his team to two touchdown drives. The victory locked up a second straight AFC East title for Buffalo, and Allen finishes the regular season with a 36:15 TD:INT and 4,407 passing yards -- numbers just shy of his production through the air last season despite playing one more game -- and a career-high 763 rushing yards. The Bills will host the arch-rival Patriots next Saturday in the wild-card round.

Josh Allen
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Sun 1/2/22 4:48 PM

Allen completed 11 of 26 passes for 120 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions in the Bills' 29-15 win over the Falcons on Sunday. He also rushed 15 times for 81 yards and two touchdowns and threw a two-point conversion pass.
EDGE Analysis
Allen's passing line tells the story of what an atrocious day through the air it was for the talented signal-caller, a surprising development given the relatively favorable matchup presented by the Falcons defense. However, as ugly as his performance was from a pure football perspective, it was a solid one from a fantasy standpoint thanks to his one- and four-yard touchdown rushes in the first quarter. Allen's passing yardage total was his lowest of the season and his third sub-200-yard effort of the campaign overall, and he'll certainly be aiming to go into the postseason on an exponentially better note when he faces the Jets in Week 18.

Josh Allen
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Sun 12/26/21 4:33 PM

Allen completed 30 of 47 passes for 314 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 33-21 win over New England. He added 64 yards on 12 rushing attempts.
EDGE Analysis
Allen capped Buffalo's first drive with a three-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah McKenzie on fourth down, but he couldn't replicate that success on a 4th-and-goal attempt from the one-yard line in the second quarter, as he threw a third consecutive incompletion on a ball that bounced off Emmanuel Sanders. He bounced back later in the second quarter with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs, giving the Bills a 17-7 halftime lead. Allen's third touchdown of the afternoon was a two-yard strike to Dawson Knox, which completed the scoring and put the game away with 2:30 remaining in the fourth quarter. Buffalo's back in the driver's seat in the AFC East heading into a Week 17 game against Atlanta, and Allen's 34:12 TD:INT is among the leading reasons for the team's success.

Josh Allen
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Fri 12/24/21 4:17 PM

Allen (foot) has no injury designation for Sunday's game against the Patriots after practicing fully Wednesday through Friday.
EDGE Analysis
The foot injury Allen suffered in the Week 14 overtime loss to Tampa Bay initially looked like it might threaten his availability for Week 15, but the quarterback returned to full participation in practice last Friday, then started and finished with 210 passing yards and three touchdowns through the air in Sunday's 31-14 win over the Panthers. Allen's usage on the ground (three carries for 24 yards) against Carolina was lighter than it had been in recent weeks, but now that he's gotten a week of full practices under his belt, the Bills could loosen the reins a bit. Rather than worrying about a potential setback with the foot, Allen's greater concern for Week 16 is the fact that he won't have two of his top pass catchers at his disposal in a matchup with a tough New England defense. Slot man Cole Beasley (illness) and outside receiver Gabriel Davis (illness) are both ineligible to play this week after landing on the reserve/COVID-19 list, though the return of Emmanuel Sanders (knee) from a one-game absence should cushion the loss of Davis to some degree. Allen will also be missing 2-3 starting offensive linemen this week.

Josh Allen
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Thu 12/23/21 11:43 PM

Allen (foot) was able to practice fully Thursday.
EDGE Analysis
Allen was a much more dicey proposition for the Bills' Week 15 contest after injuring his toe/foot in a crushing overtime loss to the Buccaneers in Week 14, but he came out of the most recent game none the worse for the wear and likely won't have a designation this weekend. This will be one of the more important regular-season games of Allen's young career, as the winner will be in position to take the AFC East crown. Allen is likely to be missing one major weapon in Cole Beasley (COVID-19), but it also looks like veteran Emmanuel Sanders (knee) will be ready to step back in following a one-week absence.

Josh Allen
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Sun 12/19/21 4:22 PM

Allen completed 19 of 34 pass attempts for 210 yards, three touchdowns and one interception while running for 24 yards on three carries in the 31-14 win over Carolina on Sunday.
EDGE Analysis
Allen generally did well while playing through the foot tweak he suffered in Week 14, especially given the pressure applied by the Carolina pass rush. Perhaps Allen's box score wasn't particularly clean in this game, but the Carolina defense is often tough against the pass, so between that and the foot issue Allen deserves lenient grading. A Week 16 road game against the Patriots is one of the worst-case scenarios for a quarterback, and the pass blocking might be an ongoing concern, but at least a game like Sunday's serves as reminder that Allen can win even in difficult circumstances.