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QB Josh Allen - Buffalo Bills

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

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 24): Allen was a revelation at Minnesota, capitalizing on turnovers and finishing drives with both his legs and arm. His willingness to run, especially in the red zone, will buoy his weekly fantasy prospects despite playing in one of the weakest offenses in the league. He's worth a streamer look against the Packers in Week 4.

Week 4: at Green Bay Packers

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Recent Stats and Projections

1 at BAL 32 6 15 74 0 0 4 26 0 0 6.3
2 vs LAC 62 18 33 245 1 2 8 32 0 0 17.45
3 at MIN 67 15 22 196 1 0 10 39 2 0 26.7
4 at GB PROJ-Tremblay * 19 31 * * * 8 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

Percentile ranks

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

Recent Game Summaries

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.


Latest News

Bills | Josh Allen continues to make progress (Mon Sep 24, 08:15 PM) - Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen was praised by his offensive coordinator Brian Daboll after the Week 3 win against the Minnesota Vikings. 'There were obviously some good things for him,' he said. '(He) was good with his reads, for the most part, and made some loose plays with his feet. (There are) a lot of things to still clean up on. I think his footwork is getting better, his eye control and getting the ball out on time is getting better, but there are some good examples, like there were last week, of some things we need to clean up. (It will) continue to be a work in progress.'

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Bills | Josh Allen earns first NFL victory (Sun Sep 23, 04:15 PM) - Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen completed 15-of-22 passes for 196 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 3 win against the Minnesota Vikings while also running for 39 yards and two scores.

Our View: Allen led the team with energy and capitalized on the opportunities the Bills defense created against Kirk Cousins. Allen's running ability and willingness to take things into his own hands in the red zone will make him worth a streaming look against the Packers next week.
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Bills | Josh Allen to start again (Mon Sep 17, 05:13 PM) - Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen will be the starting quarterback against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3.

Our View: No surprise here. Allen struggled in his first start last week but he's the franchise quarterback of the future. He'll get plenty of time to gain valuable experience during his rookie year.
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Bills | Josh Allen throws for 245 yards (Sun Sep 16, 05:39 PM) - Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen went 18-for-33 for 245 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 2.

Our View: Allen was more than respectable in his first NFL start and he gave the offense more life than Nathan Peterman. He'll have another very tough matchup next week against the Vikings, but at least the Bills are showing some fight on offense.
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Bills | Josh Allen to start Week 2 (Wed Sep 12, 09:32 AM) - Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen will be the starting quarterback in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Chargers, according to sources.

Our View: Nathan Peterman has not finished a game as the starter for the Bills in two years. He either gets hurt or gets benched. This time, we knew Peterman's benching was inevitable because Allen is the quarterback of the future. It looks like the Bills are ready to take their lumps with a rookie quarterback who was not ready to start a week ago. Downgrade all your Bills players accordingly.
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