Buffalo Bills Week 4 Fantasy start/ sit: Can Josh Allen keep it up?

Buffalo Bills. Josh Allen (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Buffalo Bills. Josh Allen (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /
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Falling Stars

Players to avoid this week

Josh Allen – QB, Buf

Even though I believe Josh Allen is going to have a great season and surprise many people, I don’t think will be a great week for him. The Pats defense has yet to allow an offensive touchdown. The law of averages says this run can’t continue, then again football isn’t played with math books.

New England will do a great job testing how accurate Allen can be by making him throw into tight coverage. That may lead the sophomore signal-caller into throwing more interceptions than he has this season. Plus, in his lone start against the Patriots last season, Allen only had 11 fantasy points. I think he’ll get most of his points this week running the ball and maybe eke out a touchdown with an estimated 15 point maximum.

John Brown – WR, Buf

Like I mentioned above, New England is going to force the Bills to convert some tough plays on offense. Bill Belichick knows where an opponents strength lies on offense and takes it away from them. Josh Allen has shown he can throw the deep ball, especially to receiver John Brown.

The speedy wideout will likely draw coverage from top cornerback Stephon Gilmore. That matchup will make it hard for him to make an impact on this week’s game. Brown is averaging 10 points per contest but has not faced a great corner like Gilmore yet. Starting Cole Beasley over him would be a better option.

Dawson Knox – TE, Buf

Everyone loves a great underdog story. Heck, I just love underdogs in general. A superhero dog, what’s not to love? Dawson Knox may be wearing the red, white, and blue colors of Superman, but his fantasy value this week screams more Ryan Reynolds as the Green Lantern.

The rookie third-round pick out of Ole Miss had a great outing against the Cincinnati Bengals last time out registering three catches for 67 yards and a touchdown. However, this week’s matchup is not favorable for him. In their first three games, NE has allowed one point to MiamiTE Mike Gesicki, half-a-point to Jets TE Ryan Griffin and four points to Pittsburgh TE Vance McDonald. The NFL loves when their rookies shine and sell jerseys, but don’t look for Knox to be an ideal poster child this week.