RB Javorius Allen - Baltimore Ravens
|6-0, 221||Born: 8-27-1991||College: USC||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2015|
Week 14: at Kansas City Chiefs
FBG says: Great matchup. The Ravens rushing offense has been elite since Lamar Jackson took over as the starter in Week 11. They've rushed for at least 200 yards in each game and are averaging 238.7 rushing yards per game in his three starts. Jackson has been a huge part of the success as he gives the defense an additional weapon to think about every time he lines up under center. His 265 rushing yards in his first three starts is the most by a rookie quarterback since 1970. Gus Edwards has also seen a big boost in production, handling at least 17 carries in each of Jackson's starts. With Alex Collins set to miss the remainder of the season, Ty Montgomery has emerged as the #2 back, handling 19 touches over the past two weeks. The Ravens offense has not only been more run-heavy but also more efficient with Jackson at the helm. Over the first 10 weeks, Baltimore was 31st in the NFL in yards per carry. Over the last three games, they've averaged an excellent 4.9 yards per carry. This is a unit that is much improved and Matt Bitonti has given this a significant cohesion and power rushing increase indicating the offensive line is vastly improving as well. Kansas City has allowed the second-most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season. The Chiefs allow the 22nd-most rushing yards (122 per game) and rank 31st allowing 5.1 yards per carry as their only way to stop the opponent from running is through the game script of getting out to a lead and have your opponent abandon the run. Kansas City struggled last week, allowing Doug Martin and Jalen Richard of the Raiders to combine for 156 rushing yards. The defense could soon receive a major boost when Eric Berry makes his season debut. He remains listed as questionable but his increasing practice participation means his return is imminent. This is a defense that desperately needs a playmaker as the Chiefs have a severe lack of talent at the linebacker position as Anthony Hitchens and Dorian O'Daniel have been two of the worst linebackers in football this season. Even with talent on the defensive line, the linebackers have not been in the position to clean up tackles at the line of scrimmage.
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 8 vs CAR (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 18 / 1 rec)
Buck Allen played a limited role behind Alex Collins. Allen ran a delayed route out of the backfield and came wide open for a 9 yard touchdown.
2018 Week 7 vs NO (3 / 3 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)
Buck Allen made a man miss on a check down and picked up 17 yards on the Ravens final possession. Allen has seen less usage in the run game and fewer passes out of the backfield the last few weeks. Allen is still the number two behind Collins but figures to see less work than early in the season.
2018 Week 6 vs TEN (1 / 1 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)
Buck Allen made some nice plays early in the game but played a limited role because the Ravens held the lead almost the entire game. Allen made a catch out of the backfield and picked up 11 yards on 3rd and 10. Allen converted another 3rd down with a 6 yard catch on 3rd and 5. The Titans' coverage on both of these plays left Allen uncovered in the flat. Allen drew a holding call on a target 8 yards downfield resulting in another 3rd down conversion. Allen saw decreased usage in the run game which could be a trend going forward.
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.
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