RB Javorius Allen - Baltimore Ravens
|6-0, 221||Born: 8-27-1991||College: USC||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2015|
Week 6: at Tennessee Titans
FBG says: Good matchup. The Ravens rushing offense has been one of the least efficient groups in football, averaging just 3.4 yards per attempt and four fumbles despite finding the end zone six times. Their longest rush of the season came last week when Alex Collins took his first carry of the game for 19 yards, making this the only offense without a rush of 20 or more yards thru Week 5. Collins saw a season-low 31 percent of snaps as Javorious Allen received more playing time for the third time this season. Despite the extra snaps, Allen has not impressed on the ground with fewer than 100 rushing yards through five games. Collins has not looked much better as he still has yet to top 70 rushing yards in a game despite double-digit rushes in his last three outings. With Allen continuing to get goal-line carries, it is tough to be optimistic about the outlook for Collins. The Ravens offensive line is a talented unit led by right guard Marshal Yanda, but after last week it looks like they need improved play from both center Matt Skura and tackle James Hurst to get back on track. The Titans gave up big yardage totals on the ground again last week, marking the fourth time opposing running backs have amassed over 100 rushing yards against them this season. While this group has yet to allow a rushing touchdown, running backs are still finding plenty of room to run with an average of 102 rushing yards per game and nearly 4.4 yards per carry against the Titans. Their bright spot continues to be Jurrell Casey, as even constant double teams can't stop him. Safety Kevin Byard has been excellent coming in against the run as well. But the rest of the Titans' defensive line leaves much to be desired, while injuries to both Kenny Vaccaro and Wesley Woodyard are not helping. The outlook for Woodyard does not look positive for this week, and with the rookie Rashaan Evans still struggling in run defense, this unit could be in for a challenge against an above average Ravens offensive line.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Javorius Allen's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 5 vs CLE (8 / 34 / 0 rush, 8 / 6 / 44 / 0 rec)
Buck Allen dominated the work in the passing game and around the goal line. Allen looked less than impressive in this game losing a fumble and going to the ground on first contact on the majority of his touches. Allen made a catch on a check down underneath, was wrapped up, and stripped. It was Allen's first fumble of the season compared to the 3 lost fumbles by Alex Collins. Allen gained the edge on his first carry following the fumble and picked up 17 yards. Allen made catches of 7 and 16 yards on the Ravens' final possession in regulation. Allen showed strength and determination refusing to go down on first contact.
2018 Week 4 vs PIT (10 / 30 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Buck Allen made a 15 yard catch on a dump off from Flacco while the Ravens ran their two minute offense. Allen had an 11 yard carry that looked like a rugby scrum to help the Ravens run clock in their 4 minute offense. Allen continues to play large role behind Alex Collins. Allen was praised by John Harbaugh for his high level of play and pass blocking so expect the committee approach to continue.
2018 Week 3 vs DEN (6 / 7 / 1 rush, 4 / 3 / 19 / 1 rec)
Buck Allen received his first touch 5 minutes into the second quarter after making a 3 yard catch on 3rd and 1. Allen made another catch in the flat on 3rd and short and beat Von Miller to the edge for a diving 12 yard touchdown. Allen dropped a check down over the middle. Allen received 2 carries from inside the five yard line and scored a 1 yard touchdown on the second. Allen continues to score touchdowns at a greater rate than he should.
2018 Week 2 vs CIN (6 / 8 / 1 rush, 7 / 5 / 36 / 0 rec)
Buck Allen played a large role against the Bengals. Alex Collins is a flashier player with more ability but the Ravens coaching staff seems to trust Allen more than Collins especially after two week 1 fumbles by Collins. Allen saw a carry from the 1 yard line in place of Alex Collins and scored for the second consecutive week. Allen ran a slant route from the slot and picked up 18 yards. Allen made a number of catches as the Ravens tried to mount their comeback and after the game was out of hand.
2018 Week 1 vs BUF (4 / 17 / 1 rush, 6 / 5 / 15 / 0 rec)
Buck Allen caught a nice back shoulder throw from Flacco on 3rd and 6 for 11 yards. Allen scored a touchdown from one yard out lined up as a fullback with Alex Collins also in the backfield.
Latest NewsRavens | Javorius Allen totals 14 touches (Sun Oct 7, 05:05 PM) - Baltimore Ravens RB Javorius Allen rushed eight times for 34 yards in Week 5 against the Cleveland Browns and he added six receptions for 44 yards on eight targets. Our View: Allen has established a high weekly PPR floor with his heavy involvement in the passing game and at the goal line. He's a solid flex against the Titans next week.
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|6||@ Tennessee Titans|
|7||vs New Orleans Saints|
|8||@ Carolina Panthers|
|9||vs Pittsburgh Steelers|
|10||--- BYE WEEK ---|
|11||vs Cincinnati Bengals|
|12||vs Oakland Raiders|
|13||@ Atlanta Falcons|
|14||@ Kansas City Chiefs|
|15||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|16||@ Los Angeles Chargers|
|17||vs Cleveland Browns|