Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen has obviously been one of the biggest storylines of the 2020 NFL season.
Considering how far Allen has come from where people viewed him at the beginning of the season — with NFL.com ranking the Bills quarterback as the 20th overall signal-caller — it is fairly remarkable.
But the Bills’ 3-0 record and 124.8 quarterback rating is just part of the story. Just ask those who play fantasy football.
As Matt Bowen and Tristan H. Cockcroft write at ESPN.com:
With his 31.2 fantasy points on Sunday, Allen has 93.9 for the season, and that is the third most by any quarterback through his team’s first three games of any season since at least 1950, trailing Russell Wilson’s 102.0 this season (see below) and Ryan Fitzpatrick’s 97.4 as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ starter to begin 2018. But don’t let Fitzmagic’s tale from the remainder of that season down your optimism for Allen in this, which has all the markers of a huge breakthrough campaign. Allen has made monstrous strides with his accuracy, completing 71.1% of his overall pass attempts (58.8% in 2019), especially on deep throws, as he is 8-of-13 (61.5%) on passes that traveled at least 20 yards downfield and 30-of-45 (66.7%) on throws of 10-plus yards, after he completed just 22.2% and 44.5%, respectively, in 2019.
Some impressive numbers, from a fantasy standpoint, for the third-year quarterback.
Allen and the Bills are getting ready for a road matchup with the Las Vegas Raiders this Sunday at Allegiant Stadium. The Raiders have done fairly well defending the pass in three games this season, averaging just 242.3 yards-against per-game.