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Josh Allen finishes second in MVP voting, wins Fantasy Football Player of the Year

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen had a historic season for the Buffalo Bills and was rewarded for that with the NFL’s DraftKings Fantasy Football Player of the Year. He also finished second in the NFL’s MVP voting and received votes for the Offensive Player of the Year at last night’s NFL Honors award ceremony.

In the MVP race, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers ran away with the award with 44 of the 50 votes. Allen came in second with four votes followed by Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes with two votes. In terms of value to their team, Allen was the most important player in the league this year accounting for more points and yards related to the team total than anyone.

He also earned three votes for the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year Award, which went to Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry. Henry has 32 votes, Rodgers had five as did Mahomes, Allen tied Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce with three votes and New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara had two votes.

Allen set franchise records in multiple categories this season as the Bills’ offense scored more points than any in team history. Wide receiver Stefon Diggs led the league in receptions and yards and Allen scored 46 touchdowns throwing through the air, on the ground, and even receiving. Allen was held without a touchdown in just one game this season.

Allen finished first or second in scoring in fantasy football leagues this year, depending on the scoring system. Some leagues count passing touchdowns differently, so there is some variance.