RB Javorius Allen - New York Giants

6-0, 221Born: 8-27-1991College: USCDrafted: Round 4, pick 2015

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Week 7: vs Arizona Cardinals

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FBG says: Good matchup. The New York Giants are hopeful that star running back Saquon Barkley will return to the starting lineup in week seven, just four weeks after sustaining a high ankle sprain that typically takes six-to-eight weeks to heal. The Giants' rushing attack has faltered in Barkley's absence, with Wayne Gallman registering 4.0 yards-per-carry this season and Jon Hillman totaling just 3.0 yards-per-carry following Gallman's concussion. Barkley averages over 5 yards-per-carry throughout his career, and his return will provide an immediate boost to New York's rushing numbers in 2019. New York's offensive line has been an average run-blocking unit so far this season, but the Giants' continuity in the trenches is unmatched. The Giants have had the same five-man offensive line unit on the field for every single offensive snap this season, which bodes very well for the unit's long-term outlook and chemistry. Saquon Barkley's potential return to the New York Giants' starting lineup is the single most impactful factor in New York's projected rushing production in week seven. A matchup with the Arizona Cardinals is a favorable matchup regardless of who carries the football, but Barkley has proven to be capable of capitalizing on this matchup to the fullest extent. The Arizona Cardinals' run defense ranks in the bottom third of the NFL in rushing attempts faced, rushing yards allowed, and yards-per-carry allowed through the first six weeks in 2019. The Cardinals face an abnormally high number of rushing attempts on a weekly basis in part thanks to their up-tempo offense that is designed to maximize the possession count for both teams in each game. The Cardinals' defensive personnel is not able to withstand such high-volume rushing attacks, and the recent results bear this out. The Cardinals have allowed at least 1 player to run for at least 88 yards on at least 4.6 yards-per-carry in every game except for week one against the Detroit Lions. Along the defensive line, Arizona's best run-stoppers are average at best. Then, at linebacker, Jordan Hicks and Haason Reddick both grade as well below-average run stoppers. Hicks has flashed the talent of an above-average defender in years past, but he has struggled mightily in 2019 with eight missed tackles. Haason Reddick's 2019 has been a miserable campaign in every way. Reddick himself has missed nine tackles, making him one of the NFL's worst tacklers at his position. Arizona's defense is devoid of the requisite run-stopping talent to contain a running back of Saquon Barkley's caliber. Should Barkley return to the starting lineup in week seven, he's poised for a big day with high rushing volume and exceptional efficiency levels.

Recent Stats and Projections

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Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

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

Latest News

Giants | Jon Hilliman gets the boot (Fri Oct 11, 05:00 PM) - New York Giants RB Jon Hilliman was waived Fri, Oct. 11. Free-agent RB Javorius Allen (Saints) was signed to an undisclosed contract to replace him on the roster.

Our View: Allen could be set up to start against Arizona next week if Saquon Barkley isn't ready and Wayne Gallman is still in concussion protocol. Hilliman was a disaster as a starter vs the Patriots last night.
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