The 2018 NFL season is 13 weeks old and the time is now to start picking up people from their fantasy football waiver wire and hoping they can help you secure a playoff spot. Every year a no name blows up in Week 1 and ends up being a top-20 fantasy football player over the remainder of the season. So, instead of letting your competition beat you to the punch, use your fantasy football waiver wire to find the next big thing.
Let’s get things started by taking a look at some fantasy football waiver wire Quarterbacks for Week 14.
Josh Allen, QB, Buffalo Bills
Allen completed 18 of 33 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns (with two interceptions) against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, along with 135 rushing yards. In two games since returning from an elbow injury, he has 22 carries for 234 yards and a touchdown while accounting for over 57 total fantasy points (Yahoo! scoring; four points per passing touchdown).
Allen did not play against the New York Jets in Week 10, but Matt Barkley did and threw for 232 yards and two touchdowns. Overall the Jets are in the top half of the league in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks (ESPN scoring), but they’ve allowed multiple passing touchdowns in nine of 12 games this year.
The Detroit Lions (Week 15) and New England Patriots (Week 16) both entered Week 13 in the bottom-10 of the league against quarterbacks (ESPN scoring), then Allen gets the Dolphins again in Week 17.
Allen is becoming a legit fantasy starter in two-quarterback/superflex leagues, with running ability to bolster his fantasy value. This is looking a lot like Tim Tebow circa 2011, with less talent around him, but don’t dismiss the rookie out of Wyoming at the most important time of the fantasy season.
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