Josh Allen left Week 6 with an elbow injury, and his chances of starting in Week 7 aren’t looking good.
When asked who will be the starter, head coach Sean McDermott said “all options are on the table” against the Indianapolis Colts.
The Buffalo Bills have only won two games and the rookie quarterback is struggling, so it makes sense to rest him until he’s fully healed.
So far in 2018, Allen has completed 75 of his 139 passing attempts (54% completion rating), is averaging 138.7 passing yards per game, threw two touchdowns, and has been picked off five times.
But the options behind him aren’t any better…
Starting the Colts if Josh Allen Can’t Play in Week 7
If Allen can’t start in Week 7, Nathan Peterman will be the signal caller.
And if you’re looking for a defense to stream, that makes the Colts a strong option.
Peterman only appeared in four games last year, but he was picked off five times. In 2018 in just two appearances, he’s been intercepted four times.
The team could also turn to Derek Anderson, who signed with Buffalo on Oct. 9.
However, he could be a little rusty…
Since 2011, Anderson has backed up Cam Newton for the Carolina Panthers. He hasn’t attempted more than eight passes since 2016, and he hasn’t averaged more than 90.6 passing yards per game since 2014.
The Colts had a rough outing against the New York Jets in Week 6, but I like the consistency the defense has offered each week in terms of interceptions and fumbles.
Outside of Week 2, the Colts have intercepted at least one pass in each game. The defense also has four fumble returns in six games.
They should have plenty of chances to rack up points if Peterman or Anderson starts.
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