Passing Matchups Week 20

Footballguys Staff takes you through the Passing Matchups for Week 20


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Buffalo Passing Offense at Kansas City- Good

Josh Allen finished the regular season as the league’s top fantasy quarterback while amassing career-best numbers in his efforts leading the Bills passing offense. While he struggled in last week’s matchup against Baltimore, Allen played a clean game and helped vault the Bills to this week’s conference title game. He will have a full complement of offensive weapons at his disposal this week, including the league’s leader in receiving yards--Stefon Diggs. The chemistry that quickly developed between Allen and Diggs in their first year together has been remarkable--especially in the downfield passing attack as that is where Diggs has made such a strong impact. Including the two postseason games, Diggs has amassed over 100 receiving yards in five of his last six games while scoring six times over that span. A combination of John Brown and Cole Beasley also offer solid options beyond Diggs. Beasley may still be limited from a late-season knee injury, but Brown showed last week he is far from limited as he had a great game catching eight passes for 62 yards while gaining just as many looks as Diggs.

The Chiefs passing defense did not play well down the stretch in the regular season, but they looked solid against the Browns in last week’s big win. A strong pass rush has been a staple of this Chiefs team for the past few years. While their sack numbers were far from eye-popping this season, this defensive line is capable of generating solid pressure--highlighted by defensive tackle Chris Jones, who had another Pro Bowl season. The Bills, however, do have a strong offensive line that did a great job protecting Allen throughout the season. The secondary for Kansas City has been decent throughout the regular season, especially against wide receivers as the position scored the second-fewest PPR fantasy points per game when facing Kansas City. However, Stefon Diggs will mostly see Charvarious Ward in coverage, which represents a distinct matchup advantage in favor of Diggs. The poor red-zone defense of Kansas City will also be something to watch this week, as the Chiefs rank last in the league allowing a touchdown over 75% of the time teams make it inside the 20.

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