This article is part of our NFL Waiver Wire series.
The season is almost here, and if your league hasn't run waivers yet, it likely will before Week 1. If you haven't drafted, continue to use these as suggestions for late-round lottery tickets. Also, make sure to read the previous Waiver Wire columns, as they highlighted players such as Chris Carson, Jordan Wilkins, Eli Manning, James Washington and Ryan Grant.
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This column is geared toward "standard" 12-team leagues and based upon a $100 free-agent budget. Please, please adjust for your league based on both the number of teams (I'm in a 24-team league, for example) and budget.
Josh Allen, BUF - An injury to his collarbone/shoulder likely omits AJ McCarron from starting for the Bills in Week 1, but the team might have been leaning toward Allen anyway. Allen looked good in his two preseason games and now only has to edge out Nathan Peterman to win the starting gig. Allen was already named the starter for Sunday's preseason affair with the Bengals, an indication that the Bills might start him Wee 1. That Week 1 matchup in Baltimore isn't ideal, but in two-quarterback leagues any starting quarterback has value. It's also worth noting that Vegas had Allen as the rookie quarterback with the highest over/under for games started this season at 9.5. Every couple of years a rookie quarterback makes an immediate fantasy impact; Allen