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QB Josh Allen - Buffalo Bills

6-5, 233Born: 5-21-1996College: WyomingDrafted: Round 1, pick

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 12): Allen should return in Week 12 just as the Bills offense is showing signs of life. He's still only a desperation option no matter how deep your league is.

Week 11: bye week

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Josh Allen's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 6 vs HOU (10 / 17 / 84 / 0 / 0 pass, 4 / 20 / 0 rush)

Josh Allen struggled against Houston. The game script allowed Buffalo to play with a conservative game plan which limited Allen's ability to make big mistakes. No matter the game plan, Allen showed repeatedly he cannot read a defense or change sides of the field with his read. Allen had multiple opportunities where there were reads to the backside of a primary target and instead of transitioning the read across the field, he just pulled the ball down to run. Allen did make two nice throws to Kelvin Benjamin down the field but had limited other success. Allen left the game with an injured elbow he appeared to suffer from a hit. The injury appeared to be from a hit to his elbow more than a throw causing the pain. Allen was replaced by Nathan Peterman.

2018 Week 5 vs TEN (10 / 19 / 82 / 0 / 1 pass, 4 / 19 / 1 rush)

Josh Allen was not asked to do a lot in a low scoring game where Buffalo had an early lead. Buffalo was able to limit Allen to only 19 attempts with a volume based running attack. In the passing game, Allen struggled with accuracy. There were multiple attempts that show as completions in the box score that were caught but the ball placement hurt run after catch opportunities. Allen added a rushing touchdown that showed his athleticism, making multiple cuts to get into the end zone. Allen has struggled with big mistakes and fortunately did not make any against Tennessee.

2018 Week 4 vs GB (16 / 33 / 151 / 0 / 2 pass, 5 / 19 / 0 rush)

After showing promise last week, Josh Allen had a nightmare performance against Green Bay. Allen faced a lot of pressure throughout the game, and it took a toll. Allen was erratic throughout the game, missing multiple throws when he had his feet set, and performing even worse when he was under pressure. Allen had a horrific interception on an ill-advised throw to Zay Jones when he was scrambling to his right and threw a high floating past across his body for an easy interception. Allen's other interception got Kelvin Benjamin knocked out of the game, after staring Benjamin down and leading a safety directly into Benjamin's face. Benjamin was motionless on the ground after the play, before ultimately leaving on his own power. Allen does not have a lot of help in the offense, but he made a bad situation worse.

2018 Week 3 vs MIN (15 / 22 / 196 / 1 / 0 pass, 10 / 39 / 2 rush)

Josh Allen has his best day as a professional quarterback winning at Minnesota. Allen demonstrated the appeal that led the Bills to select him with the seventh overall pick. Allen ran for two touchdowns, the first getting the corner on a red zone scramble while the second was a plunge over the line. Allen also had a wide-open look for a passing touchdown, hitting Jason Croom down the numbers for an easy 26-yard touchdown pass on a faked screen. Allen also showed his athleticism with a highlight hurdle of Anthony Barr in the open field. Allen struggled with pressure and made some bad decisions, but the game against Minnesota showed some of his promise.

2018 Week 2 vs LAC (18 / 33 / 245 / 1 / 2 pass, 8 / 32 / 0 rush)

Josh Allen was inconsistent in his first career start against the Los Angeles Chargers. Allen was frequently under pressure and sacked five times, four of which were in the first half. The five sacks do not do the game justice as Allen was under heavy pressure and forced to scramble frequently, especially early in the game. As the game progressed, Allen was able to get time to throw. Allen showed why he was such a polarizing quarterback in the pre-draft process throughout the game. On the positive side, Allen scrambled well and was effectively used on some designed runs showcasing his athleticism. His touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin encapsulated Allen's game: he starred down Benjamin on the entire route then threw a fastball that only one or two other quarterbacks could have threaded between the closing coverage to Benjamin for a touchdown. On the other hand, Allen's bad moments were very low. He attempted to hit Jason Croom on a crossing route that was covered. The pass called for a touch throw over a defender, but Allen underthrew it for an interception. Allen was also in the grasp of a defender nearly taking a sack, when he threw a ball into double coverage for an easy interception. Allen has a lot of growing to do, but Buffalo did a good job of trying to make it easier for him with play design, shotgun formations, and throws to running backs out of the backfield on first down. Allen's first start showed some of his promise, but also showed why he is a long-term project at the position.

2018 Week 1 vs BAL (6 / 15 / 74 / 0 / 0 pass, 4 / 26 / 0 rush)

Josh Allen replaced Nathan Peterman in the second half. Allen was running from pressure frequently and received little help from his offense. He led a scoring drive, that should have been a touchdown when he threw a strike to Kelvin Benjamin that was dropped. The throw showed Allen's promise, and the impact his arm strength can have on a game. Allen also to the offense with his rushing ability, getting carries of 11 and 14 yards.

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Latest News

Bills | Week 10 Buffalo Bills inactives (Sun Nov 11, 11:39 AM) - The Buffalo Bills have declared OL Ike Boettger, TE Charles Clay, RB Chris Ivory, OT Conor McDermott, LB Trent Murphy, QB Derek Anderson and QB Josh Allen inactive for Week 10.

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Bills | Josh Allen expected to return after bye (Sun Nov 11, 11:12 AM) - Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (elbow) is expected to be ready to play in Week 12's game versus the Jacksonville Jaguars Nov. 25, according to a source.

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Bills | Josh Allen will not play (Sat Nov 10, 04:05 PM) - Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (elbow) has been ruled out of the Week 10 game.

Our View: Allen is getting closer to a return but there is zero reason for the Bills to rush him back. QB Matt Barkley is expected to be the starting quarterback against the New York Jets.
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Bills | Josh Allen listed as questionable (Fri Nov 9, 02:17 PM) - Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (elbow) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 9, and is listed as questionable for Week 10.

Our View: We might see Allen on Sunday and we might see Nathan Peterman. The way this season is going for the Bills, we'll probably see both. The Jets D/ST is a decent play on the start whoever is facing Buffalo strategy.
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Bills | Josh Allen to be limited Friday (Fri Nov 9, 10:32 AM) - Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (elbow) will be limited in practice Friday, Nov. 9.

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Schedule

11--- BYE WEEK ---
12vs Jacksonville Jaguars
13@ Miami Dolphins
14vs New York Jets
15vs Detroit Lions
16@ New England Patriots
17vs Miami Dolphins