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Brandon Allen (QB, DEN) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 2QB Leagues

OWNED IN: 3% of Leagues

ANALYSISBrandon Allen entered his second professional game aiming to upset the Vikings to go 2-0 in the season, but he couldn’t keep up his early success and finishing carrying the loss. That didn’t mean he had a terrible game, though, as he finished the day with 240 yards and a touchdown on 17 completions. He threw an interception but avoided any fumble, and he was even able to add 18 extra yards on the ground by carrying the ball three times.

Replacing Flacco since Week 9 (with a bye in Week 10), Allen will end the season as Denver’s starter given backup Drew Lock is injured. Allen is now on a two-game streak of scoring 17-plus fantasy points, something other more renown quarterbacks can’t claim for them. He played a much safer game against Cleveland by throwing just 20 passes and completing 12 for 193 yards and two scores with no picks. 

Allen has more than enough tools to exploit in the Broncos offense. The main ones to boost his fantasy value are WR Courtland Sutton and TE Noah Fant, both top-20 players at their positions, although the presence of a two-headed monster in the backfield (Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman) also helps him by keeping defenses honest against the run.

While Allen might keep producing in the 17 to low twenties fantasy points per week, he could turn into a safe option at the position when it comes to scoring weekly points for your team. Consider Allen a great streaming option if you’re using that strategy and are playing in a 2QB league, as you could probably find better or at least other players with higher ceilings in the waiver wire if you play on any type of single-quarterback format.

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