WR Geronimo Allison - Green Bay Packers
|6-3, 196||Born: 1-18-1994||College: Illinois||Drafted: ---|
Week 12: at San Francisco 49ers
FBG says: Bad matchup. Aaron Rodgers once again looks like one of the NFL's most dominant quarterbacks this season, posting the sixth-best adjusted yards per attempt mark in the NFL alongside an impressive 17-to-2 touchdown-to-interception ratio. Schematically, the offense may be different this season under Matt LaFleur, but Davante Adams remains the team's obvious number-one receiving option. Adams has made a seamless return to his role atop the Packers' depth chart after missing over a month due to a toe injury. In his two games since returning, Adams has been the target of one-third of Rodgers' pass attempts, tallying over twice as many targets, receptions, and receiving yards as any other player on the Packers during that time. He hasn't found the end zone yet this season, which will likely change sooner rather than later, as the team lacks a clear number-two receiving target. The Packers' offensive line is one of the league's best at keeping Aaron Rodgers clean in the pocket, but this strength in the trenches will be put to the test in Week 12 against an elite San Francisco pass-rush. The San Francisco 49ers field one of the league's strongest pass defenses this season, boasting a 10-to-11 touchdown-to-interception ratio on the season, to go along with a 4.3 adjusted yards per attempt allowed this season, which ranks 2nd in the NFL. The 49ers have allowed just one 300-yard passing day on the season, and it cleared the 300-yard-mark in the final minute of a 41-17 blowout thanks to a 66-yard touchdown reception by John Ross III. San Francisco's strength against the pass starts along the defensive line, where they field 4 players that rank in the top 42 of the NFL in sacks, with at least 5.0 sacks for each player. They also field one of the league's deepest groups of cornerbacks, led by Richard Sherman, who leads the team with three interceptions, which also ranks fifth in the NFL. Sherman is flanked by a bevy of talented cornerbacks, with K'Waun Williams and Emmanuel Moseley both shining while Ahkello Witherspoon sat out due to a foot sprain. Witherspoon returned in a limited role last week, but without getting a full week of practice in, the team was comfortable sticking with Moseley in the starting lineup in Week 11. Here in Week 12, the 49ers will have difficult decisions to make regarding who starts in their secondary, but these are good problems to have, as they are caused by an overabundance of coverage talent. A clash between Aaron Rodgers, one of the league's best quarterbacks, and the San Francisco 49ers, one of the league's best pass defenses, will be a must-see showdown on Sunday night, with the edge likely going to the defense in this matchup.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Geronimo Allison's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 9 vs LAC (2 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Geronimo Allison caught two passes for 21 yards on two targets in the Packers loss to the Charges on Sunday. Allison has become an afterthought in the Packers offense, and that trend started well before Adams returned to the lineup. Allison has battled several injuries over the last two weeks, and it is clear that any big games would be a complete outlier for Allison at this time.
2019 Week 8 vs KC (3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Geronimo Allison caught one pass for seven yards on three targets in the Packers win over the Chiefs. Much like Valdes-Scantling, Allison has taken a backseat to Lazard and Jake Kumerow, the latter not playing a whole lot of snaps over the last several weeks but seems to make a play every week that continues to put him in the mix for targets. Allison Catching only one pass is a trend that continues to play out, and he has no weekly fantasy value at this time.
2019 Week 7 vs OAK (5 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)
Allison had a big play early that was called back because of a pre-snap whistle and a touchdown that was called back because he stepped out of bounds, but still contributed with some key third down catches.
2019 Week 6 vs DET (7 / 3 / 40 / 0 rec)
Geronimo Allison caught three passes for 40 yards on seven targets in the Packers win over the Lions on Monday. Allison was targeted a team-high seven times by Rodgers, but was unable to do much with those targets. He had a long catch of 21 yards when he was able to get behind the Lions zone coverage, but fell down right after the catch, which was disappointing because he could have turned it into a much bigger play.
2019 Week 5 vs DAL (6 / 2 / 28 / 0 rec)
Geronimo Allison caught two passes for 28 yards on six targets in the Packers win over the Cowboys on Sunday. Like they say in the military, "stuff" runs downhill, and Allison was also a victim of Adams being out with an injury. Without Adams drawing coverage away from the opposing secondary and Valdes-Scalding threatening the Cowboys deep, they were able to keep Allison in check in the middle of the field. Allison has mostly run his routes out of the slot and the Cowboys were not going to let the Packers beat them in the intermediate passing game in the middle of the field. This could be a key reason why Jones was able to kill them in the running game as the Cowboys linebackers were dropping back in coverage when the Packers lined up in the shotgun. Allison's long play of the game came on a 22 yard catch where he was able to beat his man on a deep crossing route which set up a Jones five yard touchdown run. Allison has yet to make a big impact this season, but will need to step his game up if Adams is going to miss any more games.
2019 Week 4 vs PHI (4 / 3 / 52 / 1 rec, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)
Geronimo Allison caught three passes for 52 yards and a touchdown on four targets in the Packers loss to the Eagles. Allison did a lot of his damage, including his touchdown catch, on the final drive of the first half with the Packers in hurry up mode. Allison's touchdown catch came with the Packers facing a second and 10 from the Eagles 19 yard line. Rodgers took the snap under center and dropped back facing zone coverage with the Eagles linebackers dropping back into the intermediate passing zone. Rodgers looked as though he was going to take off and run, which froze an Eagles defender that was dropping back to the goal line in the middle of the field. As soon as that defender started to move towards him, Rodgers threw a pass on the run to Allison that was perfectly on target. Allison jumped up and made a routine catch that the Eagles had no chance of stopping. Through four games, Allison has eight catches on 11 targets for 77 yards and two touchdowns. The stats are not encouraging from a per game perspective, but Allison is catching a solid number of his targets and his two touchdown receptions are tied for most on the team.
2019 Week 2 vs MIN (5 / 4 / 25 / 1 rec)
Allison went up high to get a score, but was a liability on his other receptions, fumbling on one and failing to convert with passive running on another. He was a dumpoff pressure release valve on two of his catches and still isn't a key part of the pass offense.
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