QB Josh Allen - Buffalo Bills

6-5, 233Born: 5-21-1996College: WyomingDrafted: Round 1, pick 2018

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 21): Allen was quiet until the fourth quarter, but he did enough to deliver a solid game against an opponent that had been allowing huge games to quarterbacks. Allen remains an upgrade and priority pickup with Philadelphia, Washington, Cleveland, and Miami again up in the next four weeks.

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Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumLPts
4 vs NE 59 13 28 153 0 3 5 26 1 0 12.25
5 at TEN 65 23 32 219 2 1 10 27 0 0 20.65
7 vs MIA 56 16 26 202 2 0 4 32 0 0 21.3
8 vs PHI PROJ-Dodds * 19 32 * * * 8 * * * *
8 vs PHI PROJ-Tremblay * 19 31 * * * 9 * * * *

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

2019 Week 7 vs MIA (16 / 26 / 202 / 2 / 0 pass, 4 / 32 / 0 rush)

Josh Allen came alive in the second half to beat the Dolphins after their offense bogged down early in the game. Buffalo has consistently thrown the ball on early downs to create easy opportunities for Allen this season and Sunday was a similar strategy. Allen moved the ball well to start the game but ground to a halt forcing Buffalo to settle for three field goals. Allen's volume was down as the Dolphins effectively ran the ball and controlled the clock throughout much of the game. Allen heated up in the second half, completing the first eight passes of the half and had big throws including a touch pass to Duke Williams on an over route, John Brown down the seam for a touchdown, and flat pass to Isaiah McKenzie in the flat. Allen also had a short touchdown on a quick flat route to Cole Beasley, before adding a two-point conversion on a designed quarterback run. Allen was more involved in the running game with designed runs this week and managed to avoid some of the bigger hits he has taken in prior weeks. Allen will get a good matchup against a Philadelphia secondary next week at home.

2019 Week 5 vs TEN (23 / 32 / 219 / 2 / 1 pass, 10 / 27 / 0 rush)

Josh Allen started against the Titans after spending the week in the concussion protocol following a vicious hit last week against the Patriots. Allen was more effective this week, limiting his mistakes after an error-prone effort last week. Allen threw one interception, a late throw in traffic across the middle of the field, but otherwise was risk-averse. Allen missed a couple of short throws but played on time in good rhythm throughout much of the game. Buffalo has been very pass-heavy on early downs throughout the season and Sunday was no exception. This allowed Allen to get in rhythm with easy throws early in the game, particularly to John Brown. Allen had a quieter second half, in part because of heavy rains. Allen threw two touchdown passes, the first a throwback across the field on a play-action pass to Lee Smith in the red zone, and the second an RPO to Duke Williams on a skinny post. The RPO was a consistent threat in the game and created defined open reads for Allen. Allen also ran effectively, including several scrambles with slides that avoided contact. Allen will be off next week before a prime matchup against the Dolphins in week 7.

2019 Week 4 vs NE (13 / 28 / 153 / 0 / 3 pass, 5 / 26 / 1 rush)

Josh Allen left the game against the New England Patriots after a hit to his head on a scramble. Before the injury, Allen struggled mightily with his accuracy, consistently missing open targets. Allen threw three bad interceptions. His first was a post to John Brown in double coverage. He then threw two targeting Zay Jones, the first off his back foot and the second on a scramble where he threw the ball across his body into traffic on a scramble. Allen performed better in the second half helping the Bills move the ball including finishing off a drive with a quarterback plunge over the line of scrimmage at the goal line. The Patriots deployed a defensive scheme intending to keep gap integrity in their pass rush which kept Allen in the pocket and did not allow him to create plays with his legs. Allen will look to return from the concussion protocol in a tough matchup at Tennessee. If he is held out of the game, he will have a bye week before facing Miami in week seven.

2019 Week 3 vs CIN (23 / 36 / 243 / 1 / 1 pass, 9 / 46 / 0 rush)

Josh Allen had a high variance game in a win against the Bengals. Allen was prone to mistakes during the game, including a bad intentional grounding that took the Bills out of field goal range, a fumbled snap, and throwing a bad interception while falling away from pressure. He was also fortunate a fumble on a carry bounced out of bounds before the Bengals recovered the ball. On the positive side, Allen threw well from the pocket and consistently made plays to get away from pressure. Allen's strength allowed him to break tackle attempts in the pocket on multiple occasions to extend plays. He was strong with his legs running, with both scrambles and designed runs, including a red zone rush that was stopped just short of the end zone on the game-winning drive. Allen showed good rapport with Cole Beasley in the short area of the field but missed a long touchdown chance to Zay Jones on an overthrow. Allen will need to limit his mistakes next week as a home underdog against the Patriots.

2019 Week 2 vs NYG (19 / 30 / 253 / 1 / 0 pass, 7 / 21 / 1 rush)

Josh Allen had a strong performance in a week two win at the New York Giants. Allen has improved this season as a passer, showing more comfort in the pocket and the ability to make multiple progressions in the passing game. Last season, when Allen was forced to scramble, he frequently ran and was prone to bad decisions. Against the Giants, he made better decisions on the move, keeping his head up when he scrambled and made on target throws on multiple occasions. Allen scored a touchdown on the ground and through the air, the first a designed quarterback run in the red zone and the second an easy shovel pass to Isaiah McKenzie on an end-around. Allen could have had a bigger day, as Zay Jones dropped a touchdown in the end zone, and he overthrew John Brown on a 52-yard touchdown. He remains a threat on the ground, with 21 yards rushing, including a third down conversion scramble, but his growth as a passer and a strong relationship with John Brown can open the offense up to go with a strong defense. The Bills play their home opener against the Cincinnati Bengals in week three who were shredded this week by the 49ers.

2019 Week 1 vs NYJ (24 / 37 / 254 / 1 / 2 pass, 10 / 38 / 1 rush)

Josh Allen struggled early against the New York Jets, before leading a fourth-quarter comeback win on the road in week one. Allen lost a fumble on a bad sack on the first drive of the game, then threw a pick-6 on a ball intended for Cole Beasley that deflected off his hands for an unlucky interception. Allen also threw another deflected interception and lost a second fumble but was able to overcome the errors in the second half. He capped off a scoring drive with a roll out for a red zone touchdown and taking the lead on a perimeter throw to John Brown where Brown worked back inside on the play for a contested-catch touchdown. Allen had a good rapport with Brown and Beasley during the game and was allowed to play up-tempo and in a pass-heavy game script from the start, where the first running back carry was on the fourth drive. He will return to the Meadowlands next week to face the New York Giants, who were shredded by Dak Prescott on Sunday.

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Bills | Josh Allen throws two touchdowns (Sun Oct 20, 05:31 PM) - Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen went 16-for-26 for 202 yards and two touchdowns against the Miami Dolphins in Week 7. He also rushed for 32 yards on four carries during the game.

Our View: Allen didn't make any big mistakes and played his best football in the fourth quarter. It was good enough for fantasy but a little disappointing against a weak Miami defense. Next week he gets an Eagles defense that encourages opponents to pass against their weak secondary.
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Bills | Josh Allen practices in full (Fri Oct 18, 03:52 PM) - Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (hand) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.

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Bills | Buffalo's injury report for Week 7 (Fri Oct 18, 02:48 PM) - Buffalo Bills LB Matt Milano (hamstring) and LB Corey Thompson (ankle) were limited in practice all week and are listed as questionable for Week 7 against the Miami Dolphins. CB Taron Johnson (hamstring) was a full participant in practice all week and is also listed as questionable. LB Lorenzo Alexander (rest), QB Josh Allen (hand), WR John Brown (groin), OT Cody Ford (concussion), WR Robert Foster (groin), TE Tyler Kroft (ankle), C Mitch Morse (ankle), DE Trent Murphy (concussion), OT Ty Nsekhe (rest), RB Devin Singletary (hamstring) and RB Frank Gore (rest) participated fully in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and no longer appear on the injury report.

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Bills | Josh Allen practices Thursday (Thu Oct 17, 04:10 PM) - Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (hand) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 17.

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Bills | Josh Allen practices in full (Wed Oct 16, 03:36 PM) - Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (hand) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 16.

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11@ Miami Dolphins
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13@ Dallas Cowboys
14vs Baltimore Ravens
15@ Pittsburgh Steelers
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