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3 reasons Josh Allen should be first QB drafted in fantasy football

ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 25: Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills exits the field after the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at New Era Field on November 25, 2018 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo defeats Jacksonville 24-21. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 25: Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills exits the field after the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at New Era Field on November 25, 2018 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo defeats Jacksonville 24-21. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) /
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Sep 27, 2020; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) reacts to his touchdown run with teammate running back Devin Singletary (26) against the Los Angeles Rams during the second quarter at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports /

Rushing touchdowns sets Josh Allen apart

When it comes to quarterbacks, rushing touchdowns can be a great equalizer in terms of scoring. If Mahomes and Allen both finish the year with 40 total touchdowns but eight of those for Allen were rushing touchdowns he could potentially end up with 16 more points just in terms of touchdowns.

The reason, that standard scoring in fantasy football will give quarterbacks four points for every passing touchdown but six points for rushing touchdowns. Patrick Mahomes has had only six rushing touchdowns over the past three seasons while Josh Allen has had 25 rushing touchdowns during that stretch.

When considering the Bills didn’t get much production from the running backs, and Josh Allen is essentially their primary rushing weapon around the goal line, this is a number that likely won’t go down this year. If Josh Allen continues to average around eight rushing touchdowns a season, it will only help his chances of finishing as the top scoring quarterback.