Javorius Allen
Javorius Allen
27-Year-Old Running BackRB
Baltimore Ravens
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
$Signed a four-year, $2.75 million contract with the Ravens on May of 2015.
Finds end zone again Thursday
RBBaltimore Ravens
September 14, 2018
Allen had six carries for eight yards and a touchdown Thursday against the Bengals and added five grabs for 36 yards on seven targets.
ANALYSIS
Game flow dictated Baltimore to go to the air after falling behind by 21 points early in the second quarter. That allowed Allen to see more playing time than usual, as he had an even snap split (42) with starter Alex Collins. Allen has actually played more snaps than Collins to this point in the season, but the game flow in both games has been abnormal with Baltimore opening a 40-point lead in the opener and having to play catch-up Week 2. In closer games where Baltimore isn't forced to abandon the run, Allen figures to see his role reduced.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    72
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    38
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
41
93
2017
465
167
2018
72
38
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other RBs)

Height:   6' 0"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   222 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.53 sec
AVERAGE
Shuttle Time:   4.28 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   6.96 sec
AVERAGE
Arm Length:   31.75 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.38 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   36 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   121 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   11 reps
TERRIBLE
Baltimore Ravens Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
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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Five receptions Week 1
RBBaltimore Ravens
September 10, 2018
Allen took four carries for 17 yards and added five receptions for 15 yards on six targets in Sunday's win over the Bills.
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Picks up 14 yards
RBBaltimore Ravens
August 9, 2018
Allen gained three yards on one carry and 11 yards on two receptions in Thursday's preseason game against the Rams.
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Not playing in Hall of Fame Game
RBBaltimore Ravens
August 2, 2018
Allen isn't in uniform for Thursday's Hall of Fame Game against the Bears, freelance NFL writer Jeff Zrebiec reports.
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Set to work behind Collins
RBBaltimore Ravens
June 29, 2018
Allen slots in as the Ravens' No. 2 running back behind Alex Collins, Sarah Ellison of the team's official site reports.
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Competing with Dixon
RBBaltimore Ravens
June 26, 2018
Allen needs to fend off competition from Kenneth Dixon, according to the Ravens' official site.
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