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Josh Allen Shreds Panthers Defense, Fantasy Upside and Ceiling Becoming a Reality

We all knew Josh Allen possessed a cannon of an arm. But, if he can start to develop touch on throws down the field (like this), his fantasy and real-life ceiling rises. In Preseason Week 2 action against the Panthers’ starting defense (sans Luke Kuechly), Allen picked apart Carolina’s secondary. In just two drives Allen was 9-for-11 for 102 yards, while setting up two scores. Last year’s QB2 from Week 12-on has shown an improvement in accuracy this preseason and if he can utilize his added weapon in Cole Beasley to move the chains, he’ll keep the offense on the field. Allen will continue to get ground points and chunk plays, but his improvement in the game managing areas will only point his fantasy arrow upwards.

During his two drives, he dropped that corner route throw into a bucket on the sideline (linked above) and then found his tight end in the seam between two defensive backs. These are two tough throws that Allen would have certainly missed last season. Allen has also established a quick rapport with chains-mover Cole Beasley, resulting in five receptions on five targets against the Panthers.

As of now, Allen is our QB17 (+3 vs ECR, +6 vs ADP), ahead of Lamar Jackson, Tom Brady and Mitch Trubisky. He’ll likely stay in that spot entering the season, meaning you can basically get him for free. If you’re securing a stud at quarterback and want to take a flier on a high-upside QB, Allen is your guy.

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