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QB Josh Allen - Buffalo Bills

6-5, 233Born: 5-21-1996College: WyomingDrafted: Round 1, pick

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Allen left the Week 6 game with an elbow injury

News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 15): Allen suffered an elbow injury that will require an MRI. He was barely on our list of viable options in 2QB/Superflex leagues, but the matchup vs. the Colts this week was going to be a good one.

General News (Tue Oct 16): will be out for Week 7, and there is concern he'll miss multiple weeks, according to ESPN's Dianna Russini.

General News (Mon Oct 15): was knocked out of the team's Week 6 game and is considered week-to-week with an elbow injury, according to head coach Sean McDermott.

Week 7: at Indianapolis Colts

All QB vs IND

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Recent Stats and Projections

3 at MIN 67 15 22 196 1 0 10 39 2 0 26.7
4 at GB 58 16 33 151 0 2 5 19 0 1 6.45
5 vs TEN 65 10 19 82 0 1 4 19 1 0 11
6 at HOU 38 10 17 84 0 0 4 20 0 0 6.2
7 at IND PROJ-Tremblay * 0 0 * * * 0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

Percentile ranks

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

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 6 vs HOU (10 / 17 / 84 / 0 / 0 pass, 4 / 20 / 0 rush)

Josh Allen struggled against Houston. The game script allowed Buffalo to play with a conservative game plan which limited Allen's ability to make big mistakes. No matter the game plan, Allen showed repeatedly he cannot read a defense or change sides of the field with his read. Allen had multiple opportunities where there were reads to the backside of a primary target and instead of transitioning the read across the field, he just pulled the ball down to run. Allen did make two nice throws to Kelvin Benjamin down the field but had limited other success. Allen left the game with an injured elbow he appeared to suffer from a hit. The injury appeared to be from a hit to his elbow more than a throw causing the pain. Allen was replaced by Nathan Peterman.

2018 Week 5 vs TEN (10 / 19 / 82 / 0 / 1 pass, 4 / 19 / 1 rush)

Josh Allen was not asked to do a lot in a low scoring game where Buffalo had an early lead. Buffalo was able to limit Allen to only 19 attempts with a volume based running attack. In the passing game, Allen struggled with accuracy. There were multiple attempts that show as completions in the box score that were caught but the ball placement hurt run after catch opportunities. Allen added a rushing touchdown that showed his athleticism, making multiple cuts to get into the end zone. Allen has struggled with big mistakes and fortunately did not make any against Tennessee.

2018 Week 4 vs GB (16 / 33 / 151 / 0 / 2 pass, 5 / 19 / 0 rush)

After showing promise last week, Josh Allen had a nightmare performance against Green Bay. Allen faced a lot of pressure throughout the game, and it took a toll. Allen was erratic throughout the game, missing multiple throws when he had his feet set, and performing even worse when he was under pressure. Allen had a horrific interception on an ill-advised throw to Zay Jones when he was scrambling to his right and threw a high floating past across his body for an easy interception. Allen's other interception got Kelvin Benjamin knocked out of the game, after staring Benjamin down and leading a safety directly into Benjamin's face. Benjamin was motionless on the ground after the play, before ultimately leaving on his own power. Allen does not have a lot of help in the offense, but he made a bad situation worse.

2018 Week 3 vs MIN (15 / 22 / 196 / 1 / 0 pass, 10 / 39 / 2 rush)

Josh Allen has his best day as a professional quarterback winning at Minnesota. Allen demonstrated the appeal that led the Bills to select him with the seventh overall pick. Allen ran for two touchdowns, the first getting the corner on a red zone scramble while the second was a plunge over the line. Allen also had a wide-open look for a passing touchdown, hitting Jason Croom down the numbers for an easy 26-yard touchdown pass on a faked screen. Allen also showed his athleticism with a highlight hurdle of Anthony Barr in the open field. Allen struggled with pressure and made some bad decisions, but the game against Minnesota showed some of his promise.

2018 Week 2 vs LAC (18 / 33 / 245 / 1 / 2 pass, 8 / 32 / 0 rush)

Josh Allen was inconsistent in his first career start against the Los Angeles Chargers. Allen was frequently under pressure and sacked five times, four of which were in the first half. The five sacks do not do the game justice as Allen was under heavy pressure and forced to scramble frequently, especially early in the game. As the game progressed, Allen was able to get time to throw. Allen showed why he was such a polarizing quarterback in the pre-draft process throughout the game. On the positive side, Allen scrambled well and was effectively used on some designed runs showcasing his athleticism. His touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin encapsulated Allen's game: he starred down Benjamin on the entire route then threw a fastball that only one or two other quarterbacks could have threaded between the closing coverage to Benjamin for a touchdown. On the other hand, Allen's bad moments were very low. He attempted to hit Jason Croom on a crossing route that was covered. The pass called for a touch throw over a defender, but Allen underthrew it for an interception. Allen was also in the grasp of a defender nearly taking a sack, when he threw a ball into double coverage for an easy interception. Allen has a lot of growing to do, but Buffalo did a good job of trying to make it easier for him with play design, shotgun formations, and throws to running backs out of the backfield on first down. Allen's first start showed some of his promise, but also showed why he is a long-term project at the position.

2018 Week 1 vs BAL (6 / 15 / 74 / 0 / 0 pass, 4 / 26 / 0 rush)

Josh Allen replaced Nathan Peterman in the second half. Allen was running from pressure frequently and received little help from his offense. He led a scoring drive, that should have been a touchdown when he threw a strike to Kelvin Benjamin that was dropped. The throw showed Allen's promise, and the impact his arm strength can have on a game. Allen also to the offense with his rushing ability, getting carries of 11 and 14 yards.


Latest News

Bills | No surgery for Josh Allen (Tue Oct 16, 07:14 PM) - Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (elbow) will not undergo surgery on his partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, but he is expected to miss two to three weeks after receiving a second opinion.

Our View: Allen will be considered week-to-week after the two-to-three week period, according to this report. We think the Bills turn to Derek Anderson as their starter while Allen is out.
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Bills | Josh Allen could miss multiple weeks (Tue Oct 16, 01:55 PM) - Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (elbow) could miss multiple weeks with a right-elbow injury suffered in Week 6 against the Houston Texans, sources told ESPN's Dianna Russini.

Our View: No surprise here. Allen was considered week-to-week with this injury so that's a sign it could be some time before he's able to return. With Allen out, the Bills have the choice of newly signed Derek Anderson or pick-six prone Nathan Peterman.
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Bills | Josh Allen out at least one week (Tue Oct 16, 08:35 AM) - Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (elbow) will be out for Week 7, and there is concern he'll miss multiple weeks, according to sources.

Our View: Allen could miss multiple weeks but Fantasy GMs weren't relying on him or the Bills passing game in 2018. Starting Nathan Peterman or Derek Anderson is the choice the Bills will have to make...and neither is a great option for the team.
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Bills | Josh Allen week-to-week (Mon Oct 15, 04:22 PM) - Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (elbow) is considered week-to-week with an elbow injury, according to head coach Sean McDermott.

Our View: The Bills are going to wisely monitor their young quarterback closely. Even though Nathan Peterman was their backup to Allen in Week 6, his continuous poor play might propel the Bills to elevate newly acquired Derek Anderson to the starting position while Allen is out.
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Bills | Josh Allen to have MRI (Mon Oct 15, 08:06 AM) - Updating previous reports, Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (elbow) will have an MRI on his right elbow Monday, Oct. 15.

Our View: Allen injured his elbow when he was sandwiched between two defenders on Sunday against the Texans. Nathan Peterman took over for the Bills in that game but continues to struggle. If Allen has to miss some time, the Bills could turn to veteran Derek Anderson who they signed just last week.
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