Javorius Allen
Javorius Allen
27-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
After disappearing from the offense the previous season, Allen played 16 games in 2017 and resumed his role as the Ravens' top pass-catching back, setting career highs in rushing yards and receptions. The 26-year-old looks the part of a feature back at 6-0, 220, but his size has never translated into powering through tackles, and he instead relies on his agility to make defenders miss while ultimately lacking the speed to outrun them in the open field. He's solid in pass protection, though, and his skill set should allow him to remain the third-down complement to starter Alex Collins. Allen's role could grow if Collins can't duplicate his out-of-nowhere performance from 2017, and it remains to be seen what the offense will look like once the team begins the transition from Joe Flacco to Lamar Jackson. Heading into his fourth season, Allen's ceiling appears firmly capped by both his expected role and his personal limitations as a runner. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $2.75 million contract with the Ravens on May of 2015.
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RBFree Agent
April 12, 2019
Allen remains unsigned after the first four weeks of the 2019 league year, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Allen theoretically has some value as a competent option for passing downs, but his lack of explosiveness -- career marks of 3.7 yards per carry and 6.3 yards per catch -- could make it difficult to drum up interest. The 2015 fourth-round pick started six of 54 games in four seasons for Baltimore, with his best stretch of production coming in the second half of his rookie campaign. Another year in Baltimore wouldn't be the worst idea, as the team doesn't have an obvious third-down back to complement Mark Ingram, Gus Edwards and Kenneth Dixon. Given the current construction of the roster, either Ingram or Dixon would have to handle passing downs.
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How do Javorius Allen's 2018 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by the number of times he touched the ball.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
3.9%
 
Positive Run %
80.5%
 
% Yds After Contact
75.5%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.0
 
Rushing TD %
7.3%
 
Touches Per Game
5.4
 
% Snaps w/Touch
24.4%
 
Air Yards Per Game
2.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.11
 
% Team Air Yards
0.8%
 
% Team Targets
8.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
81.4%
 
Drop Rate
2.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.7
 
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How do Javorius Allen's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
222 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.53 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.28 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.96 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.5 in
 
Broad Jump
121 in
 
Bench Press
11 reps
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
31.75 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
Allen parlayed a successful collegiate career at USC into being a fourth-round selection for the Ravens in 2015, and he showed promising early returns as a rookie. However, the Ravens added Terrance West as a free agent and spent a draft pick on Kenneth Dixon in 2016, showing that the organization wasn't sold on Allen as a key backfield component. Allen's carry total dropped from 137 in 2015 to just nine in 2016. He primarily played on special teams, but was listed as inactive for the final five games of the season. Kenneth Dixon's expected season-long absence could lead to Allen seeing more offensive snaps, but he'd still be at-best the third option behind West and Danny Woodhead. Allen's trajectory within the organization makes it difficult to see the USC product having much of a fantasy impact in 2017.
Injuries forced Allen into a starting role for the final six games of his rookie year, and he wasn't particularly flashy, managing just 3.5 yards per carry over that span. That said, there's something to be said for volume and versatility — Allen touched the ball 133 times the final six weeks (including 37 catches on 49 targets) and wound up being the No. 3 PPR back and No. 6 standard back over that period. Let's also give some of the credit to offensive coordinator Marc Trestman, who's the best friend a pass-catching back ever had. Nonetheless, nothing in Allen's tape or efficiency stats carved out a definitive role for his second season. The Ravens hope to get Justin Forsett back to full health this year, they drafted rookie Kenneth Dixon in the fourth round and they have others on standby (Lorenzo Taliaferro, Terrance West, Trent Richardson). Are we sure Jamal Lewis and Priest Holmes don't want to give it a shot, too? Allen has shown he can be quietly effective in a featured role, but he'll need the dominoes to fall just right for him to be a fantasy factor in 2016. There's too much crowding here.
A fourth-round pick out of USC, Allen was considered one of the most NFL-ready backs in this year's draft. While he doesn't possess breakaway speed and isn't as physical a runner as his 6-0, 221-pound frame suggests, Allen was extremely elusive in college as his acceleration and quick feet made defenders miss. He also displayed aptitude in the passing game, both as a receiver and in blitz pickup, which could allow him to become a three-down back if he gets the opportunity. New offensive coordinator Marc Trestman made the most of Matt Forte's skills in Chicago, and while Allen may not be at Forte's level as a player, incoming coaches sometimes prefer “their guys” over holdovers. Despite his initial spot on the depth chart behind Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro, Allen seemingly has a chance to make an impact this season.
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Falls out of role in 2018
RBBaltimore Ravens
January 4, 2019
Allen finished the regular season with 41 carries for 110 yards and three scores while adding 35 catches on 43 targets for 196 yards and two touchdowns.
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Not active Saturday
RBBaltimore Ravens
Coach's Decision
December 22, 2018
Allen (coach's decision) is not active for Saturday night's contest against the Chargers.
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Removed from offense
RBBaltimore Ravens
December 4, 2018
Allen did not play an offensive snap against the Falcons.
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Role disappearing
RBBaltimore Ravens
November 27, 2018
Allen had a two-yard carry on his lone offensive snap in Sunday's 34-17 win over the Raiders.
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Held to two yards
RBBaltimore Ravens
November 20, 2018
Allen carried the ball once for a 2-yard gain during Sunday's 24-21 win over Cincinnati.
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