26-Year-Old Safety – New York Jets
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
In 2014, Allen switched over to cornerback from safety for a decent portion of the season due to depth reasons, but is in line to back up Calvin Pryor at free safety in 2015. Allen had 41 tackles, 0.5...
2015 ADP: –
Bye Week: 5
Antonio Allen Contract Information:
Signed by the Jets in December of 2012.
Allen will likely play cornerback for the rest of the season, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
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Antonio Allen: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Allen also practiced without the red no-contact jersey he had been wearing at recent sessions. Following a concussion in the Jets' third preseason game, Allen's chances of suiting up for Sunday's regular-season opener appear favorable. Additionally, with Dee Milliner (ankle) still on the mend, the converted safety Allen could very well start at cornerback in Week 1 against the Raiders and rookie quarterback Derek Carr.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Allen, a free safety by trade, has been experimenting at cornerback the past couple days amid the Jets' concerning recent injuries at the position. While rookie Dexter McDougle tore his ACL on Sunday, No. 1 corner Dee Milliner suffered a high-ankle sprain during the same practice, and Dimitri Patterson (calf) remains on the treatment table. As such, Allen has been thrust into a new position, a move enabled by rookie free safety Calvin Pryor returning from a concussion. Should Allen indeed start at cornerback come Saturday, he would likely be paired against All Pro wideout A.J. Green, providing a stiff test in his debut at corner.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Allen is expected to battle for the starting free safety spot in training camp. He saw action in seven games with one start in 2012.
Allen, selected in the 7th round (242nd overall) in the 2012 Draft, will compete for a deep safety job. He’s a reliable run defender and brings versatility to the position, having played linebacker at the University of South Carolina for two years before switching to safety.