My understanding is Matt Barkley will get “meaningful snaps” per source. Starter Josh Allen is just 40 yards away from breaking the team’s single season passing record. Bills also following similar formula to last year’s week 17, when they rested key starters.
This does not bode well for Josh Allen's fantasy value this week as he'll most likely get pulled after breaking the team's single-season passing record. With just 40 yards to go, Allen is not a starter for seasonal or DFS in Week 17.
BUF QB Josh Allen - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs. Miami
The Bills are playing for the No. 2 seed in the AFC so it appears Josh Allen will at least start. Last week, he continued his hot streak with 320 passing yards and four touchdown passes. Buffalo's offense with the exception of the first half of the Steelers game, has been on fire.
The Dolphins are up next and are ranked 11th in aFPA to quarterbacks. Miami is playing for their playoff lives so expect everyone who is healthy to be on the defensive side of the ball on Sunday for Miami. Allen threw for 415 yards and four touchdowns when they played the 'Fins back in Week 2.
Start Allen, but understand he might only play a half. He still rates a QB1 for Week 17 and the way he has been playing, a half might be enough. Head coach Sean McDermott says he has a plan but isn't revealing it.