WR Geronimo Allison - Detroit Lions

6-3, 196Born: 1-18-1994College: IllinoisDrafted: ---

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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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 20 vs SF (3 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)

Geronimo Allison caught two passes for eight yard on three targets in the Packers loss to the 49ers on Sunday. This was the story for Allison throughout the season, as he was unable to step his game up to the level necessary for him to be the Packers #2 receiver. He was limited to around three targets per game and was unable to do much with those targets. Allison scored one touchdown on the season in week four, which represented his high mark on the season with 52 yards. Other than that, Allison was a disappointment, as was the rest of the Packers receivers behind Davante Adams. He is a free agent heading into the 2020 season, and from the looks of it, he might not be back in Green Bay next year.

2018 Week 1 vs CHI (8 / 5 / 69 / 1 rec)

Geronimo Allison caught five passes for 69 yards and a touchdown on eight targets against the Bears on Sunday. Allison had been stuck on the sidelines for the first two years of his career, before the departure of Jordy Nelson opened up a spot for him as the Packers #3 wide receiver. In his first game as a starter, Allison played very well and caught the touchdown that started the Packers comeback in the 4th quarter. Allison saw single coverage on the right sideline and ran a straight go-route, managing to get a step in front of his defender. Rodgers was able to create time in the pocket and threw an absolute dart to Allison deep on the right side of the end zone. Allison made a veteran move of extending his right leg just prior to the catch in order to get his right foot down short of the back of the end zone, and then drag his left foot behind him. With as much pressure as there was on that one play, Allison deserves a lot of credit for coming down with the touchdown catch that started the Packers 4th quarter comeback. The Packers have sustained three fantasy worthy wide receivers in years past, and it looks as though Allison could be heading for that role, as he has certainly gained Rodgers trust.

2018 Week 2 vs MIN (6 / 6 / 64 / 0 rec)

Geronimo Allison caught six passes for 64 yards on seven targets against the Vikings. Through two games, Allison has caught eleven passes for 132 yards and a touchdown, while carving out a role in the Packers offense along the way. Allison has proven to be a dependable target for Rodgers, catching all but two targets thrown his way. Allison's long gain of the day went for 22 yards and it showed off the fact that despite being a target for Rodgers mainly in the short passing game as a possession receiver, he has some wiggle to his game and is capable of picking up yards after the catch. Allison ran a 10 yard comeback route along the right sideline and as he caught the ball, he made an impressive fake with his inside shoulder, allowing him to shake his defender and turn the ball upfield along the sideline. He wasn't done there though, as Allison juked the next defender, cut back to the middle of the field and gained another 14 yards after the catch. In addition to having a solid game as a receiver, Allison also made his presence felt on special teams, recording a blocked punt in the first quarter that Green Bay recovered for a touchdown.

2018 Week 3 vs WAS (4 / 2 / 76 / 1 rec)

Allison caught two passes for 76 yards and a touchdown on four targets against the Redskins on Sunday. Allison was fifth in targets among Packers receivers, yet he still managed to lead the Packers in receiving yardage and record their only play over 20 yards on the day. With Allison lined up in slot-right, he ran an up-in-up double move that fooled both Josh Norma and the Redskins safety who bit on Rodgers pump fake. Allison took off up the middle of the field untouched, and scored a 64 yard touchdown, his second on the season. Allison's other catch was a 12 yard grab on third down, where Rodgers was chased out of the pocket and Allison worked back to him, a move that will surely help further the trust between Allison and Rodgers.

2018 Week 4 vs BUF (11 / 6 / 80 / 0 rec)

Allison caught six passes for 80 yards on 11 targets in the Packers win on Sunday. The 11 targets set a career high for the third year wideout, and it comes as Allison is continuing to gain Rodgers trust in the passing game. With Randall Cobb on the sideline for this game, it was interesting to see the types of routes that Allison would be running, as it would serve as a good indication of what the Packers think Allison can do, as opposed to just being the third option behind Adams and Cobb. Allison did not disappoint, running more deep routes than we had seen in the first three games while coming up with a big catch deep in the third quarter. With Allison lined up out wide on the left side of the formation, Rodgers took a deep drop out of the shotgun. Allison ran a deep crossing route, and seeing how much room was out in front of him in the middle of the field, Allison kept running his route which gave Rodgers the perfect window to throw it to him in stride. The catch went for a 27 yard gain, and although it was the only deep ball he was able to come down with, it was encouraging to see Allison get targeted on four of his 11 targets down the field.

2018 Week 8 vs LAR (1 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)

Allison was a small part of the WR2/WR3 committee. He got open and created a little after the catch on his one reception.

2017 Week 2 vs ATL (5 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)

While Allison saw a lot of time on the field, playing 61 snaps, he didn't get much in the way of targets. Unfortunately for all involved, one of those targets was an interception near the end of the first half. It's hard to tell exactly what went wrong--the ball was either terribly overthrown (it honestly looked like Aaron Rodgers was targeting Atlanta's Desmond Trufant) or Allison was not running hard on the route. We're leaning towards the latter, as the receiver saw just three targets the rest of the game.

2017 Week 3 vs CIN (8 / 6 / 122 / 0 rec)

Allison ended up as the defacto No. 3 with Randall Cobb hurt, and played pretty well overall, but the marquee play for him was a 72-yard catch and run in overtime. On the play, Allison blew by cornerback Adam Jones on the sideline, and Aaron Rodgers dropped a perfect pass into his hands. Allison then dodged Jones not once, not twice but three times, with Jones ending up falling to the turf. Allison made it to the 7-yard line before being brought down, which set up the game winning field goal.

2017 Week 5 vs DAL (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Clearly a fifth wheel, Allison was on the field for just 13 snaps, and saw only two targets.

2017 Week 6 vs MIN (2 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

While Allison has moments, they don't come consistently enough. With Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams and Randall Cobb all healthy, Allison's role is minimal.

2017 Week 7 vs NO (2 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)

As was the case with a lot of receivers, Allison really didn't see much action outside of his one 14-yard catch across the middle near the end of the half.

2017 Week 9 vs DET (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Allison was on the field for a dozen snaps but was only targeted on the final drive of the game, and couldn't haul in either chance, though one drew a pass interference penalty

2017 Week 14 vs CLE (4 / 4 / 29 / 0 rec)

Allison wasn't on the field much, but did a good job when he was, consistently catching balls thrown his way and moving the distance marker when he showed up. On three of his catches, Allison was brought down just short of the marker, but the result was a manageable distance for the offense on the next play.

2017 Week 15 vs CAR (8 / 5 / 33 / 0 rec)

For most of the year, Allison has been very quiet, but he saw a massive uptick in targets with the return of Aaron Rodgers. His eight targets were the most he has seen in the year, tying his Week 3 total, though that week he totaled 122 yards rather than just 33. On Sunday he was mostly hit on short routes, but did a good job of hauling them in for short gains.

2017 Week 16 vs MIN (3 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Other than a tremendous effort in Week 3 against the Bengals, Allison has been as bad as anyone else this season. He wasn't able to get open consistently and when he was, Brett Hundley had trouble connecting with him, which was pretty much the case across the board.

2017 Week 17 vs DET (3 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)

Allison only saw a few targets and really didn't have much opportunity to do a lot with them. Both of his catches were shorter balls, though one he did gain nine yards with.

2016 Week 8 vs ATL (4 / 2 / 21 / 1 rec)

Allison's first ever target as a Packer was a touchdown, which is a pretty strong debut for anyone. On the play, Allison ran a simple hitch route into the end zone, while his coverage stayed behind him, giving him the inside area towards the quarterback. Aaron Rodgers had to scramble and buy time, so Allison drifted slightly to get more open, and Rodgers delivered an easy touchdown pass. Allison had a drop in the third, but made a nice grab along the sideline for a 17-yard play in the fourth and was a target on the Packers last drive, though the defense made a nice play to knock the ball away from him.

2016 Week 9 vs IND (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Allison just saw one target and it came in the end zone, but Rodgers overthrew him and it sailed out of bounds.

2016 Week 10 vs TEN (2 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)

Allison did a nice job getting open as Aaron Rodgers was scrambling for time, and after catching the ball for the first down, was able to make a tackler miss and gain more yards.

2016 Week 11 vs WAS (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Allison was wide open down the sideline, but Aaron Rodgers threw the ball way too high. Allison got a hand on it but couldn't haul it in.

2016 Week 15 vs CHI (1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Allison continues to run some solid routes and occasionally get open, but he is a very distant third option for this team and was barely on the field against the Bears.

2016 Week 16 vs MIN (7 / 4 / 66 / 0 rec)

Allison was tied with Davante Adams for the second most targets on the team, and did a fantastic job of getting open for his quarterback. Many of his receptions came when he was wide open, with few defenders in the area. Probably his best catch came in a little tight coverage by safety Harrison Smith. On the play, Allison was running across the field with Smith right behind him. Rodgers delivered the ball a bit low, but Allison did a nice job of extending his body and scooping the ball before it hit the turf.

2016 Week 17 vs DET (6 / 4 / 91 / 1 rec)

With Randall Cobb inactive, Allison saw his second straight week with significant targets. The rookie continues to show some nice route running, speed and good hands when he is on the field. Allison made a very nice diving catch in the back of the end zone for a score in the fourth quarter to extend the Packers' lead. On the play, the Lions were in tight coverage and Aaron Rodgers had to hold the ball for close to nine seconds before seeing Allison break free. The throw was just a bit low but where only Allison could make a play on it, which he did.

2016 Week 18 vs NYG (2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

With Randall Cobb going nuts all game, Allison saw his role reduced quite a bit. He only saw the ball in the fourth quarter and wasn't a factor overall.