WR Geronimo Allison - Green Bay Packers
|6-3, 196||Born: 1-18-1994||College: Illinois||Drafted: ---|
News you need to know
General News (Fri Jan 17): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will be available to play this week.
General News (Thu Jan 16): partially participated in Thursday's practice.
General News (Wed Jan 15): did not practice on Tuesday (due to illness).
Week 20: at San Francisco 49ers
FBG says: Bad matchup. Green Bay's passing attack graded as a perfectly-average unit throughout the regular season, aside from quarterback Aaron Rodgers' incredible ability to avoid turning the ball over. The Packers ranked as the 16th-highest-volume passing attack in the league, posting 26 passing touchdowns, good for 14th in the league, and 6.1 net yards per attempt, which ranked 16th in the league. Rodgers' mark of just four interceptions was the lowest total in the NFL, and it was a driving force behind the team's relative overachievement this year. Through the air, targets are heavily concentrated at the top, with Davante Adams commanding nearly one-third of the total targets in the offense. Down the stretch of the regular season, Allen Lazard was the only other player to tally more than five targets per game, but he was held without a target last week, as his playing time was limited due to an injury he is expected to heal from ahead of this weekend's matchup. Overall, tight end Jimmy Graham and Aaron Jones are the only two other reliable difference-makers for Rodgers through the air, and both have the potential to command about five targets this weekend. Overall, Adams is an elite fantasy option once again this weekend, and every other Green Bay pass-catcher remains an afterthought in this tough matchup. San Francisco's pass defense has a strong case to be regarded as the best unit in the entire NFL this season. While they have defended limited volume, they've allowed just 4.8 net yards per attempt, which is the best mark in the league. This defense is elite at all three levels, but their pass-rush is especially impressive. Arik Armstead (10 sacks) Nick Bosa (9 sacks,) DeForest Buckner (7.5 sacks,) and Dee Ford (6.5 sacks in 11 games) make up one of the league's best defensive lines. The importance of Dee Ford's return to action last weekend cannot be overstated, as the performance of this pass-rush and overall pass-defense is significantly better when he is on the field. Then, at linebacker, Fred Warner and Kwon Alexander grade as two of the league's best pass-defending players at the position. Warner broke up nine passes this season, which is the second-highest total on the team. Lastly, in the defensive backfield, Richard Sherman, K'Waun Williams, Jaquiski Tartt, and Jimmie Ward makeup one of the league's best secondaries. It will take an exceptional performance out of Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay passing attack if they have any hope of beating the 49ers through the air this weekend in what grades as an extremely difficult matchup.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Geronimo Allison's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 14 vs WAS (1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Geronimo Allison caught one pass for 11 yards on one target in the Packers win over the Redskins on Sunday. This was another forgettable outing for Allison who has clearly fallen by Alan Lazard for the #2 receiver position. The Packers are not passing nearly enough to sustain more than two receiver positions, let alone three with Jones seeing so many targets coming out of the backfield.
2019 Week 13 vs NYG (3 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
Geronimo Allison caught two passes for 20 yards on three targets in the Packers win over the Giants on Sunday. In a game where Rodgers threw for four touchdowns, Allison was once again very seldomly involved in the offense, having been passed by Alan Lazard as the Packers #2 wide receiver. Allison did come up big on a fourth and 10 play where he gained 15 yards and made a nice catch as Rodgers was in the process of being sacked.
2019 Week 9 vs LAC (2 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Geronimo Allison caught two passes for 21 yards on two targets in the Packers loss to the Charges on Sunday. Allison has become an afterthought in the Packers offense, and that trend started well before Adams returned to the lineup. Allison has battled several injuries over the last two weeks, and it is clear that any big games would be a complete outlier for Allison at this time.
2019 Week 8 vs KC (3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Geronimo Allison caught one pass for seven yards on three targets in the Packers win over the Chiefs. Much like Valdes-Scantling, Allison has taken a backseat to Lazard and Jake Kumerow, the latter not playing a whole lot of snaps over the last several weeks but seems to make a play every week that continues to put him in the mix for targets. Allison Catching only one pass is a trend that continues to play out, and he has no weekly fantasy value at this time.
2019 Week 7 vs OAK (5 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)
Allison had a big play early that was called back because of a pre-snap whistle and a touchdown that was called back because he stepped out of bounds, but still contributed with some key third down catches.
2019 Week 6 vs DET (7 / 3 / 40 / 0 rec)
Geronimo Allison caught three passes for 40 yards on seven targets in the Packers win over the Lions on Monday. Allison was targeted a team-high seven times by Rodgers, but was unable to do much with those targets. He had a long catch of 21 yards when he was able to get behind the Lions zone coverage, but fell down right after the catch, which was disappointing because he could have turned it into a much bigger play.
2019 Week 5 vs DAL (6 / 2 / 28 / 0 rec)
Geronimo Allison caught two passes for 28 yards on six targets in the Packers win over the Cowboys on Sunday. Like they say in the military, "stuff" runs downhill, and Allison was also a victim of Adams being out with an injury. Without Adams drawing coverage away from the opposing secondary and Valdes-Scalding threatening the Cowboys deep, they were able to keep Allison in check in the middle of the field. Allison has mostly run his routes out of the slot and the Cowboys were not going to let the Packers beat them in the intermediate passing game in the middle of the field. This could be a key reason why Jones was able to kill them in the running game as the Cowboys linebackers were dropping back in coverage when the Packers lined up in the shotgun. Allison's long play of the game came on a 22 yard catch where he was able to beat his man on a deep crossing route which set up a Jones five yard touchdown run. Allison has yet to make a big impact this season, but will need to step his game up if Adams is going to miss any more games.
2019 Week 4 vs PHI (4 / 3 / 52 / 1 rec, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)
Geronimo Allison caught three passes for 52 yards and a touchdown on four targets in the Packers loss to the Eagles. Allison did a lot of his damage, including his touchdown catch, on the final drive of the first half with the Packers in hurry up mode. Allison's touchdown catch came with the Packers facing a second and 10 from the Eagles 19 yard line. Rodgers took the snap under center and dropped back facing zone coverage with the Eagles linebackers dropping back into the intermediate passing zone. Rodgers looked as though he was going to take off and run, which froze an Eagles defender that was dropping back to the goal line in the middle of the field. As soon as that defender started to move towards him, Rodgers threw a pass on the run to Allison that was perfectly on target. Allison jumped up and made a routine catch that the Eagles had no chance of stopping. Through four games, Allison has eight catches on 11 targets for 77 yards and two touchdowns. The stats are not encouraging from a per game perspective, but Allison is catching a solid number of his targets and his two touchdown receptions are tied for most on the team.
2019 Week 2 vs MIN (5 / 4 / 25 / 1 rec)
Allison went up high to get a score, but was a liability on his other receptions, fumbling on one and failing to convert with passive running on another. He was a dumpoff pressure release valve on two of his catches and still isn't a key part of the pass offense.
Latest NewsPackers | Geronimo Allison ready to play (Fri Jan 17, 05:17 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Geronimo Allison (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 17, and is not on the injury report for the NFC Championship game. link to story Packers | Geronimo Allison limited Thursday (Thu Jan 16, 05:12 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Geronimo Allison (illness) was limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 16. Our View: We'll see if Allison can get to full participation on Friday. The Packers are up against it versus the 49ers on Sunday. Having someone like Allison to get more looks from QB Aaron Rodgers would help.
link to story Packers | Geronimo Allison sits out (Wed Jan 15, 05:55 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Geronimo Allison (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 15. Our View: Allison should be able to practice fully later in the week. The Packers beat Seattle in the Divisional Round with basically Davante Adams doing everything in the passing game. Allison had only one catch for 11 yards in that contest.
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