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.
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.