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Jared Allen

32-Year-Old Defensive End – Chicago Bears

2014 Defensive Stats











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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Allen turned 32 in April, and it's reasonable to suspect he's in the midst of his decline. Of course, when you're a player with 128.5 sacks in 10 years, even an in-decline version of yourself is proba...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 6"   WT: 270   DOB: 4/3/1982  College: Idaho State  DRAFTED: 4th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract


Jared Allen Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $32 million contract with the Bears in March 2014. Deal includes $15.5 million in guaranteed money.

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Allen was credited with a half-sack and five total stops for the Bears in last Thursday's loss to the Cowboys.

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Jared Allen NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2007 25 14 - 64 - 15.5 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2008 26 16 - 54 - 15 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2009 27 16 - 50 - 14.5 - 1 1 - 3 - - - -
2010 28 Min 16 60 45 15 11 6 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
2011 29 Min 16 65 47 18 22 3 1 0 4 4 0 0 0 0
2012 30 Min 16 46 36 10 12 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2013 31 Min 16 52 33 19 11.5 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2014 32 Chi 13 51 34 17 4.5 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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Defensive Snaps in 2014

Jared Allen was on the field for 711 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.


Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Jared Allen was on the field for 75 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 1053 66
2013 1000 95
2014 711 75
Jared Allen 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 Buf 53 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @SF 62 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 @NYJ 65 5 7 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 GB
5 @Car 59 6 7 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Atl 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Mia 45 7 4 2 2 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @NE 58 7 5 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @GB 53 9 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Min 47 4 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 TB 68 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Det 73 6 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
14 Dal 62 8 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 NO 66 8 4 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
16 Det
17 @Min

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Jared Allen
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Height:   6' 6"
Weight:   270 lbs
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Jared Allen: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Allen made five stops and registered a sack in the Bears' Week 11 victory over the Vikings.

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Allen logged five tackles, but didn't register a sack in Sunday's 51-23 loss to the Patriots.

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Allen contributed two tackles and a sack in Sunday's win over the Falcons.

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After missing the previous week due to a bout with pneumonia, Allen returned to action Sunday against the Panthers, amassing a team-leading seven tackles and defending one pass in the defeat.

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Allen (illness) is active for Sunday's game at Carolina.

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Allen (illness) is probable for Sunday's game against Carolina, ESPN's Michael C. Wright reports.

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Allen (illness) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, the Bears' official site reports.

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Allen (illness) was able to get in a workout Monday,'s Jeff Dickerson reports.

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After seeing his streak of 113 consecutive starts come to an end in Sunday's loss to the Packers, Allen looks to be on the road to recovery following a nasty bout with pneumonia. Allen will still have to regain a considerable amount of weight after the illness severely weakened him, putting his status in limbo for Week 5.
Allen's illness is actually pneumonia, Fox's Jay Glazer reports.

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Allen (illness) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Packers, Michael C. Wright of ESPN Chicago reports.

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Allen was held out of practice all week while he dealt with the flu, and he apparently wasn't able to recuperate quickly enough for the team to feel comfortable using him Sunday. With Allen missing his first game since the 2007 season and snapping a streak of 113 consecutive games played, Willie Young will step in to make his first start of the season at defensive end. Though Allen gets top billing on the team's defensive line as a perennial Pro Bowler, Young has actually been the Bears' best pass rusher this season, amassing four sacks in the first three games.
Allen (illness) did not practice Friday and is questionable for Sunday's game against Green Bay, the Chicago Tribune's Rich Campbell reports.

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Although he was a slight disappointment in 2012 with just 46 tackles and 12 sacks, it's safe to bet on Allen improving his numbers in 2013. The addition of first-round pick defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and the continued development of fellow end Everson Griffen should allow Allen to see more collapsed pockets than in recent years, and the addition of first-round press corner Xavier Rhodes alone could result in an extra coverage sack or two in 2013. In addition to the improved supporting cast, Allen will have his odds aided by the fact that he'll be recovered from the torn shoulder labrum through which he played in 2012. Allen is a player who depends on his violent hands as much as his athleticism, so playing with a gimpy shoulder no doubt hurt his effectiveness last year.


It is fair to wonder at this point whether Jared Allen is a Hall of Famer. He finished 2011 with 66 tackles (48 solo) and 22 sacks, as well as one safety, one interception and four forced fumbles. It's difficult to grasp just how disruptive Allen is, but perhaps the fact that he has four safeties and four interceptions in the last four years effectively makes the illustration. He has 105 sacks the last eight years, including 62 in his four years as a Viking. Allen is an exceptional talent whose surrounding conditions rarely amount to anything significant Ė Allen dominates, and he does it no matter who is playing next to him. Like all NFC North defensive linemen, Allen benefits from the pass-happy nature of the Packers and Lions offenses Ė neither of which counters Allen's presence with an especially skilled group of offensive tackles. The bottom line with Allen, though, is that he is a blue chip IDP and a justifiable first selection among defensive linemen. He is matchup-proof and situation-proof (he recorded at least half a sack in all but three games last season), and he's perennially among the top candidates to lead the league in sacks.


Allen's overall numbers were once again of standout quality, but 2010 was a bit of an off year for him. His 60 tackles (45 solo) were his most since arriving in Minnesota, but the 11 sacks were his fewest since his 7.5-sack season in 2006. In addition, he had only one forced fumble, his lowest total since his 2004 rookie season. Allen also made things tough on fantasy owners by recording only sack through the first seven games. But for those of his owners who made the fantasy playoffs, Allen went on a well-timed tear of 10 sacks in the last nine games, salvaging a season that was close to going down as a career worst. But with four straight years of at least 11 sacks and 22 career forced fumbles, Allen should not be doubted. The explosive and powerful rusher remains one of the league's elite.


Allen has been the picture of consistency the last three years, tallying 14.5 or more sacks and 51 or more tackles each season, and missing just two games in that span. He was also consistent week-to-week last year, going as many as two games without a sack just twice. Last season, he even gave owners a nice little bonus ó the second interception of his career and his first NFL touchdown. Still just 28, Allen should continue to be one of the most productive linemen in any fantasy format this season. Allenís off-field behavior will always be a concern; with alcohol-related incidents in his past, any transgression would likely draw a significant smack-down from Commissioner Goodellís office. But the bigger issue this season could be the possibility of suspensions for Viking interior linemen Pat and Kevin Williams for PED violations. Losing those big DTs could allow opposing linemen to double Allen more often, which might hurt his overall numbers. However, at press time it appears that a court injunction will allow the Williamsí to play a full schedule this season.


Allen is an elite pass rusher Ė but his acquisition was something of a risk for Minnesota; he was suspended for two games in 2007 after a DUI incident. Thus far, the move has panned out. Allen followed up his breakout 15.5-sack 2007 season with 15 in his first season in purple. But heís no one-dimensional pass-rusher. Allen has posted healthy tackle numbers every season since his second in the league, including a career-high 77 in 2006. Playing alongside Minnesotaís outstanding DT tandem of Pat Williams and Kevin Williams means offensive lines canít double Allen nearly as much as his talent demands Ė and that means quarterbacks will spend a lot of time flat on their backs when playing the Vikings. One concern is that another alcohol-related incident would result in a stiff suspension. Another concern is that both Pat and Kevin Williams could be suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFLís anti-doping policy.


Allen led the NFL with 15.5 sacks in 2007, achieved in only 14 games because of a two-game suspension for driving under the influence. Allen made 64 tackles last year after a career-high 77 in 2006. He has at least nine sacks in three of his four NFL seasons and at least 57 tackles in each of the last three. Allen was traded from Kansas City to Minnesota in April and signed a six-year, $74 million deal (more than $31 million guaranteed) that is the richest in NFL history for a defensive player. The Vikings have perhaps the league's best defensive line, which figures to free Allen for plenty of sack and tackle opportunities. The only knock on Allen is his history of off-the-field problems. He is one DUI away from a one-year suspension but claims heís been alcohol-free for more than a year.


Entering his fourth NFL season, Allen has the on-the-field aspect of professional football under control. Itís once the cleats are off that Allen starts running into problems. Multiple DUI arrests, a contract dispute and a league suspension that will hold him out of the seasonís first two games cloud Allenís 2007 status. However, he maintains that he has been alcohol-free for several months now, and since he will be playing for a big-money deal next offseason, Allen will have plenty of motivation. His sack total dipped to 7.5 last season, but Allenís 77 tackles (65 solo) are elite for a defensive end. Youíll need to find an alternative for the first two weeks of the year, but once Allen returns, his disruptiveness of the edge will make him an elite IDP once again.


Allen got to start midway through 2004 and hasnít looked back. In the second half of that rookie campaign, he went on a tear of five sacks in six games that put the league on notice the Chiefs had found a winner in the fourth round. He sure delivered on the promise last year, turning in a season topped by just five other defensive linemen. Donít expect him to take any plays off: this guy is relentless whether itís the pass rush or run pursuit. For leagues that count passes defended and forced fumbles, Allen posted five passes defended and forced seven fumbles. Heís doing it all on a team whose next best sacker was Eric Hicks with four. Just imagine if he got some help.


Allen burst onto the NFL scene last season, leading the Chiefs with nine sacks in his rookie campaign. Entering this year as the team's starting right defensive end, Allen has the talent to improve his numbers in his second season. A great pass rusher, Allen should be the defensive line's biggest fantasy contributor.


A fourth round pick in the 2004 draft, Allen's greatest impact will probably be limited to special teams contributions and little else.