RB Javorius Allen - Free Agent
|6-0, 221||Born: 8-27-1991||College: USC||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2015|
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
2017 Week 1 vs CIN (21 / 71 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Buck Allen saw a carry even before Danny Woodhead left the game with injury. Allen was going to play a role for this offense even before the Woodhead injury. His role increased significantly following the injury and Allen ended up with more snaps and carries than Terrence West. The numbers are slightly skewed by the fact that West did not play in the Ravens final two possessions which featured 6 running plays to Allen. However, the fact remains that the Ravens trust Allen more than West as a pass catcher and Allen ran as well or better than West. Allen appeared to be faster and more sudden than West but perhaps not as powerful. Buck Allen had a 10 yard gain on a nice inside run negated by penalty. Allen also had a 14 yard reception negated by a holding penalty.
2017 Week 2 vs CLE (14 / 66 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 35 / 1 rec)
Buck Allen played very well and may have earned a larger role in the offense going forward. Allen led the Ravens backfield in snaps, carries and targets. Allen is the Ravens most trusted pass catcher and pass blocker at running back and therefore has the most stable role as the Ravens want to use their backs in the passing game. Allen released out of the backfield and worked downfield to get open and was rewarded with a 9 yard touchdown catch. Allen appeared to miss a blitz pickup leading a sack and punt but remained featured in the pass and run game. Allen gained 11 yards on a quick pass out of the backfield. Allen broke a 37 yard run behind a pulling Marshal Yanda showing off his speed and elusiveness in the open field. Allen was brought down at 2 yard line so he nearly had two first half scores. Allen made a catch in the flat and picked up 7 yards. Allen got the edge thanks to a nice block from Austin Howard and stiff armed Jamie Collins on his way to a 14 yard gain.
2017 Week 3 vs JAX (8 / 15 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 13 / 0 rec)
Buck Allen led the Ravens backfield in snaps by a wide margin. Allen could not find any room to run on his receptions out of the backfield or on his carries. Allen was smothered on his routes out of the backfield by Myles Jack and Telvin Smith. Allen remains the Ravens most trusted option in the passing game and the favorite to lead the Ravens backs in snaps on a weekly basis. Terrence West's fumble could create more opportunity for Allen and Alex Collins.
2017 Week 4 vs PIT (2 / 7 / 0 rush, 6 / 6 / 37 / 0 rec)
Buck Allen made his first catch on check down during the Ravens two minute drill before halftime. Allen racked up catches in garbage time as the Ravens went into a hurry up offense. Allen remains the Ravens preferred option in the pass game out of the backfield but may continue to lose touches and snaps with the emergence of Alex Collins.
2017 Week 5 vs OAK (21 / 73 / 1 rush, 5 / 4 / 12 / 0 rec)
Buck Allen took over duties as the lead back after Terrence West left the game with injury. Allen saw a favorable split between himself and Collins. Allen functioned as the goal line back receiving very red zone carry and handled the passing game duties. Allen received 3 consecutive carries inside the Raiders 5 yard line and scored a 1 yard touchdown on his 3rd attempt. Allen picked up 8 yards on a check down from Flacco. Allen got broke more tackles and got stronger as the game progressed. The Ravens final possession consisted of almost entirely run play calls and the Raiders were unable to stop the Ravens ground game. Allen and Collins moved the chains and ran out the clock with tough interior running.
2017 Week 6 vs CHI (10 / 49 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)
Buck Allen led the Ravens backfield in snaps but saw fewer touches than Alex Collins. Allen had an impressive carry up the middle breaking two arm tackles on his way to a 12 yard gain. Allen showed nice burst up the middle running behind Ryan Jensen for 11 yards. Allen found room underneath on a check down and picked up 14 yards.
2017 Week 7 vs MIN (6 / 20 / 0 rush, 11 / 8 / 29 / 0 rec)
Buck Allen saw more snaps and touches than Alex Collins but did not find success on the ground or through the air against Minnesota. Allen's lone highlight was when he slipped a tackle running a screen pass and picked up 12 yards.
2017 Week 8 vs MIA (17 / 55 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Buck Allen played second fiddle to Alex Collins against the Dolphins. Allen appears to still be the preferred option in the passing game but Allen has not shown the same explosive ability as Collins. Collins ran hard through contact up the middle for a 9 yard gain. Allen broke tackles attempted by two of the Dolphins starting linebackers on an impressive 9 yard run up the gut. Allen fumbled a carry from the 2 yard line but the fumble was luckily recovered by Chris Moore for a touchdown.
2017 Week 9 vs TEN (7 / 21 / 0 rush, 8 / 7 / 44 / 1 rec)
Buck Allen again took a backseat to Alex Collins but racked up catches in garbage time. Allen was less effective than Collins but still has an edge in the passing game. Allen gained 10 yards on a check down from Flacco. Allen caught a pass in the flat off of play action for a 3 yard touchdown. Allen caught another check down for 9 yards.
2017 Week 12 vs HOU (5 / 15 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Buck Allen ran hard through the hole and kept his legs driving for an impressive 10 yard touchdown run. There was a large pile up inside the 5 yard line and Allen managed to find the end zone. Allen saw fewer touches than Woodhead and Collins but his impressive touchdown run could lead to more playing time for him.
2017 Week 14 vs PIT (6 / 25 / 2 rush, 2 / 2 / 32 / 0 rec)
Buck Allen escaped out of the backfield off of play action and took a check down 20 yards as he tip toed down the sideline. Allen picked up 12 more yards on a simple swing pass to the flat. Allen scored 1 yard touchdown after Collins got the Ravens down to the 1 yard line. Collins and Allen were both lined up in the backfield for the touchdown but Allen got the carry. Buck Allen followed a nice block from Pat Ricard and scored a 9 yard touchdown running off right tackle.
2017 Week 15 vs CLE (13 / 70 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Buck Allen rushed for 65 of his 70 yards in the 4th quarter against the Browns. Allen broke runs of 12, 14, and 16 yards in the quarter with Alex Collins dealing with a minor injury. Allen looked fresh and decisive. Allen broke more tackles and ran with more patience than in previous games. The backfield will still be led by Collins but Allen is more than capable as a backup. It is worth noting that Allen would see a greater bump in fantasy value than Danny Woodhead if Collins misses time with an injury.
2017 Week 16 vs IND (8 / 37 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Allen was the secondary back behind Alex Collins again in this one. He did convert a third and a fourth down and had a pair of excellent runs to get the Ravens deep in Colts territory before being stacked up on a second and short. Allen was used in the red zone despite not scoring and his role is greater there than between the 20s.
2017 Week 17 vs CIN (5 / 37 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Allen wasn't a big part of the offense. He had an early drop, and later had two long runs, including one as the fullback.
2015 Week 1 vs DEN (9 / 30 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Coming off the bench to give Forsett a breather, Allen was one of the few players who consistently found room to operate against the Broncos. Over half of his carries went for at least four yards, though he was unable to evade the swarm of tacklers once he reached the second level. In all, Allen had a solid enough performance, getting the hard yards that were available to him, but otherwise did not stand out.
2015 Week 2 vs OAK (1 / 5 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Allen got a random red zone carry in the 2nd quarter and ran hard up the middle for a 5-yard gain. He followed that up with a short reception before Taliaferro came in on 3rd down. He has clearly fallen to third on the depth chart with the return of Taliaferro.
2015 Week 5 vs CLE (8 / 58 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Javorius Allen assumed the primary backup role with Lorenzo Taliaferro out. Allen burst through the line behind Williams and Monroe, lowered his pads at the second level, then sprinted into the open field for a 44 yard gain. Allen got 2 carries inside the 5 yard and was stopped just short of the goal line. After Forsett left the game with an injury, Allen received two more carries inside the 5 yard line but was unable to punch it in. Expect Taliaferro to get most of the work if Forsett misses time with an ankle injury.
2015 Week 7 vs ARI (3 / 25 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Allen showed good speed, power, and even some shiftiness on his touches. He seems to be improving each week and the Ravens running game might be in good hands if Justin Forsett goes down.
2015 Week 8 vs SD (4 / 1 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)
Buck Allen's first catch was dump off from Flacco and Allen was tackled before he could turn up field for a 2 yard gain. Allen caught a swing pass from Flacco, juked Brandon Flowers and dove forward for a 9 yard gain. Allen released into the flat after helping out in pass protection, caught the pass from Flacco, and out ran the pursuit down the sideline for 19 yards down to the 1 yard line. Allen was dropped for a 7 yard loss on 3rd thanks to an unblocked blitzing linebacker. Allen continues to get more involved in the offense but Forsett was still getting almost all of the crunch time carries.
2015 Week 11 vs LA (22 / 67 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 48 / 0 rec)
Buck Allen filled in Forsett and saw every carry except for 2 given to Kyle Juszczyk. Allen followed Urschel and Yanda for a 6 yard gain. The following play he made a beautiful cutback and ran behind Eugene Monroe through the second level before lowering his pads and trucking Rodney McLeod for 17 yards. Allen found a crease between Ryan Jensen and John Urschel and surged ahead for 7 yards despite heavy traffic. Allen nearly broke a big run behind Rick Wagner but was tripped up as he ran through the hole and was dropped for a modest gain. Allen made his first catch midway through the third quarter and was heavily involved in the passing game from then on. On his first reception he slipped an ankle tackle from Akeem Ayers and lowered his pads as he plowed into two more defenders for 12 yards. Allen caught his next target, slipped a Janoris Jenkins tackle attempt and was tracked down by Laurinaitis after a 9 yard gain. Allen was able to make a defender miss, or plow forward for extra yardage on every reception he had. Allen is more able to make defenders in the open field than Forsett. He made back to back catches for 7 and 14 simply releasing out of the backfield as a check down option. Allen picked up 8 on a carry as Urschel sealed off Aaron Donald and Yanda bulldozed Laurinaitis. Expect Allen to shoulder the load and to continue to rack up touches and yardage.
2015 Week 12 vs CLE (12 / 55 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 29 / 1 rec)
Buck Allen was stuffed on numerous at the line of scrimmage but ran well. Allen is able to create yards after contact on almost every carry and continues to be elusive as a receiver out of the backfield. Allen made a nice cutback behind Ryan Jensen through a huge hole and was dragged down after a gain of 21. Allen continues to perform well in pass protection and had a nice block against Karlos Dansby giving Schaub time to throw. Allen caught a checkdown with 4 Browns between him and the end zone but simply split the first two defenders, then muscled his way past two more for a 13 yard touchdown. Allen saw every first half carry and snap at running back before Terrence West began spelling him in the 3rd quarter. Allen made a catch a few yards behind the line of scrimmage and was able to fight past two defenders for 7 yards. Allen made a nice cut on a screen pass behind his blocker and gained 11. Allen picked up 7 and 12 on two well blocked carries as the Ravens tried to hold onto their lead.
2015 Week 13 vs MIA (17 / 63 / 0 rush, 13 / 12 / 107 / 1 rec)
Buck Allen was finding success early in the game running up the middle. Allen was able to consistently pick up solid gains to keep the offense on schedule. Allen was rarely stopped at the line of scrimmage or dropped for a loss. Allen was heavily involved in the pass game thanks to check downs from Schaub and by design. Allen tallied receptions of 8, 8, 11, 7, and 4 yards in the first half all being releasing into the flat out of the backfield with the exception of one quick screen. Allen took advantage of horrendous tackling and effort by the Dolphins racing 41 yards down the sideline on a dump off from Schaub. Allen broke free for 17 yards running through a massive hole cleared by Marshal Yanda. Allen picked up 12 more making a defender miss along the boundary on another check down. Despite his yards per carry Allen has shown himself to be an effective engine of a dysfunctional offense. Allen was tough running inside, made yards after contact, and took advantage of open space when he found it.
2015 Week 14 vs SEA (8 / 14 / 0 rush, 9 / 5 / 44 / 0 rec)
Javorius "Buck" Allen had an uninspiring 14 yards on eight rush attempts in Baltimore's Week 14 loss to Seattle. He did add five catches for 44 yards in the passing game on nine targets in a game they trailed from start to finish. Since Justin Forsett's season-ending injury in Week 11, Allen has averaged nine targets and seven receptions in the passing game but Baltimore's run game was completely shut down by the Seahawks. Allen was second on the team in targets but in red zone, he also committed his first career fumble late in the first half. The Seahawks would score two plays later increasing their lead to 14-3. Our own Matt Waldman has stated that Allen isn't the type of back to create his own momentum as a runner and he struggles to break many tackles if he is not moving down hill with momentum. Those facts were clearly evident in this game where he did not break many tackles and rarely made it to the second level outside of a 17-yard reception in the fourth quarter. However, receptions like these highlight his ability to catch targets from a variety of different angles including while his back is to the line of scrimmage.
2015 Week 15 vs KC (4 / 18 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Javorius Allen fumbled early in Sunday's game against the Chiefs, who were able to scoop it up and return it for a 73-yard touchdown. The miscue brought an early end to Allen's day, who fumbled the ball for the second week in a row. Allen watched the remainder of Sunday's dismantling at the hands of the Chiefs from the sidelines. His penance is expected to go no further than the early end to his day on Sunday and he should return to a normal workload in Week 16.
2015 Week 16 vs PIT (18 / 79 / 1 rush, 5 / 5 / 35 / 0 rec)
Javorius Allen had 18 rushes for 79 yards and 1 touchdown while adding 5 receptions on 5 targets for 35 yards. Early 1st quarter, Allen ran up the middle for a 6 yard gain. On the next play, Allen ran up the middle for a 9 yard gain. Early 2nd quarter, Allen caught a screen pass for a 3 yard reception. Late 2nd quarter on a 3rd and 2, Allen caught a screen pass for a 9 yard reception. Late 2nd quarter, Allen caught 2 screen passes for 5 and 10 yard receptions. Early 3rd quarter, Allen ran up the middle for a 11 yard gain. On the next play, Allen ran up the middle for a 5 yard gain. Mid 3rd quarter, Allen caught a screen pass for a 8 yard reception. Early 4th quarter on 2nd and goal, Allen ran up the middle for a 3 yard touchdown run. On the play, Allen cut back to the middle and down forward into the end zone. Mid 4th quarter, Allen ran up the middle for a 14 yard gain. On the next play, Allen cutback and ran up the middle for a 10 yard gain.
2015 Week 17 vs CIN (15 / 38 / 0 rush, 10 / 6 / 32 / 0 rec)
Javorius Allen reassumed his starting role after a strong performance against the Steelers. Allen saw all the touches on the Ravens opening possession including a reception for negative yardage because of slip in the backfield. Allen dropped his second target that was thrown slightly behind him on a dump off over the middle. Allen followed Marshal Yanda around the edge and into the open field for 14 yards on his best run of the day. Allen picked up 7 more yards again running right and plowing through traffic. Allen made a 10 yard catch over the middle and nearly slipped a Vincent Rey tackle for more yardage. The catch set up a field goal as time expired in the 2nd quarter. In the second half the Ravens abandoned the run game in part because of inefficiency and part game script. The Ravens found success in some matchups downfield but the success faded as the Bengals no longer felt the threat of the Ravens rushing attack. Allen saw far fewer carries in the second half at lower yards per attempt than the first. Allen caught a pass in the flat and tip toed down the sideline for a 9 yard pick up. Allen again caught a pass in the flat and outraced Rey down the sideline for 13 more yards.