Allen did not practice this week with an elbow sprain but did some throwing on Friday and is able to grip the football. The Bills seem to feel comfortable enough with how Allen looks and them not elevating Barkley shows the Bills look like they’ll roll with Allen, considering the only other quarterback on their active roster is Case Keenum.
CHI QB Matt Barkley - Week 17, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs. Minnesota
Matt Barkley has been a surprisingly strong fantasy option at QB. After replacing Jay Cutler and Brian Hoyer, the fourth-year player has put together three 300-yard, multi-touchdown games. But those big numbers also come with a grain of salt, as he's thrown eight picks in his last two outings.
Barkley will likely continue his struggles this week, as he gets a tough matchup against the Vikings. While Minnesota has allowed plenty of yards and touchdowns lately, it was against top-tier quarterbacks and not Barkley.
There's a chance Barkley has another solid game, but he's more likely to have a bad game. He's one of the poorer choices at QB this week.