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The Bills have named QB Josh Allen their starter for Week 2, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. That's no shock after Nathan Peterman's indefensibly bad start against the Ravens in Week 1. If Buffalo's willing to insert its 1st-round pick into that environment, why not go ahead and kick off the Allen Era officially against the Chargers? This, of course, remains a hands-off fantasy situation. Allen, though, brings much more fantasy upside than Peterman with his combo of arm strength and rushing ability. The latter, in particular, makes the Bills rookie stash worthy in 2-QB leagues. Allen's skill set also looks like a better fit for WR Kelvin Benjamin, though we'd like to see Benjamin actually do something before using him in fantasy lineups. Benjamin managed 1 catch on 7 targets at Baltimore.

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Here's what Bills HC Sean McDermott said Tuesday about how he'll handle his team's meaningless Sunday finale against the Jets, according to SNY.tv: "We're going to play a majority of the guys. To go into detail will take some time, but the majority of guys will play, not all of them. Josh (Allen) will play. They're not all going to play the same amount in the game. We're going to be smart with that, but it's important that we get work in fundamentally and in terms of execution and we stay as sharp as can be." Translation: Expect most starters to play. Don't expect any key guys to make it past halftime. We'd plan on not using QB Josh Allen, RB Devin Singletary or the WRs, if you can help it.

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Bills QB Josh Allen (concussion) is active for today’s game against the Titans. He’s more of a QB2 vs. the #8 defense in adjusted fantasy points allowed to QBs.

Bills QB Josh Allen has cleared the concussion protocol and will start Sunday's game against the Titans. He's a shaky QB1 play vs. a Tennessee defense sitting 8th in adjusted fantasy points allowed to QBs.

Bills QB Josh Allen (concussion) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Titans. He put in a full practice on Friday, but HC Sean McDermott said that Allen is still in the protocol. It looks like he has a shot to be cleared in time for Sunday’s game, though. We'll continue to update his status throughout the weekend.

Bills QB Josh Allen (concussion) remained limited in Thursday's practice. He still has multiple stages of the protocol to pass through and seems no better than 50/50 to be cleared in time for this weekend's game against the Titans. QB Matt Barkley will start if Allen can't.

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