Fantasy Football: Can Josh Allen be trusted in Week 11?

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The Buffalo Bills have been a mess the past few weeks and Josh Allen has been a big reason for that. He is currently in the midst of a six-game streak with at least one interception and this past week against the Broncos had three of the four turnovers (two interceptions, one fumble).

The Bills would make a change at offensive coordinator this week as they fired Ken Dorsey and replaced him with Joe Brady, who was the quarterback coach. Brady previously was the offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers for roughly a season and a half in 2020 and 2021.

While Josh Allen has struggled with turnovers, he has still been pretty productive in terms of fantasy football. In fact, he still leads the position in total fantasy points at 235.7 and only .1 points behind Jalen Hurts for points per game at 23.6 points.

Can fantasy football managers trust Josh Allen in Week 11?

The recent struggles, combined with a change in who is calling plays, would set up Josh Allen for another down week. Combined with the fact that the Buffalo Bills are playing the New York Jets, these factors are not good news for the Buffalo Bills quarterback.

Josh Allen and the Bills played the Jets in Week 1 and Allen had only 236 passing yards and one touchdown with four turnovers. This is a trend that carried over from last year as well as Josh Allen had only 352 passing yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in two games.

The thing that saved Allen's score last year against the Jets, and why I think he is still worth a start this week, is his ability to run with the ball. In the two games last year, Allen had three rushing touchdowns and over 120 rushing yards.

On a short week, Joe Brady is probably going to simplify the offense as much as possible and that means utilizing Josh Allen's rushing ability to keep the offense on track. This is a week that Josh Allen probably finishes somewhere 8-12 in terms of scoring among quarterbacks but should have better games looking ahead to the rest of the season.