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.
Fairburn added that Barkley could see some time in the game at QB, but McDermott added not every player is going to play the same. McDermott said he feels it's the right thing to do for the team in this situation. The Bills are locked into the fifth seed.
The good news is Allen ran from the field to the locker room, trying to pump the crowd on the way. But, the Bills are at Tennessee in Week 5 then have a bye in Week 6. Off to a 3-1 start, it's possible the Bills hold out Allen until after the bye week when they take on Miami. Barkley would get the start if Allen isn't cleared by this week.