Josh Allen
Josh Allen
23-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Buffalo Bills
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The knock on Allen entering his rookie season was accuracy, and he did nothing to prove critics wrong. He finished last in the league among 33 qualified quarterbacks with a completion rate of 52.8 percent. While his 11.3-yard average depth of target tied for the league lead (Jameis Winston), Allen completed just 23.7 percent of his attempts longer than 20 yards (29th), and his 11.9 INT percentage was the highest among those with at least 35 downfield attempts. He did better with shorter throws, but his 64.8 completion percentage on attempts of 0-10 yards was still much lower than the league average of 69.7 percent. Allen, who earned the starting job Week 2 and missed four games midseason with an elbow injury, finished 32nd with a 6.5 YPA, besting only fellow rookie Josh Rosen (5.8). Allen used his legs to salvage some fantasy value, rushing for 631 yards - second to Lamar Jackson (695) among QBs - with a position-leading eight touchdowns. His running ability creates some fantasy optimism entering 2019, especially with expected gains in the passing game in Year 2. The Bills added talent and depth with the additions of John Brown, Cole Beasley, Tyler Kroft and Frank Gore, and Allen's elbow is healthy entering offseason workouts. Even if the passing improvement is modest and the rushing isn't quite as efficient as it was last season, Allen has the makings of a decent sleeper candidate with an improved roster around him. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $21.18 million contract with the Bills in July of 2018.
Sets completion percentage mark
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October 6, 2019
Allen completed 23 of 32 passes for 219 yards, two touchdowns and an interception during Sunday's 14-7 win over the Titans. He added 27 yards on 10 carries on the ground.
ANALYSIS
Allen was quiet for much of the first half before finding a wide-open Lee Smith off play action for an eight-yard touchdown right before halftime. Though the stats don't jump out at you, Allen's 71.9 percent completion rate was a career high for a game and he threw for multiple touchdowns for the first time this season. He remains dangerous with his legs, converting a game-winning third-down conversion with a boot-out. These small improvements can expand in Week 7 when the surprising 4-1 Bills take on the winless Dolphins.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Josh Allen's 2019 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
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.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
19.6%
 
Avg Target Depth
8.9 Yds
 
Sack Rate
7.4%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
4.9 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
5.5%
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
110.3
 
Cornerbacks
105.4
 
Safeties
128.1
 
Linebackers
103.2
 
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2019 Josh Allen Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Josh Allen's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
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' 5"
 
Weight
237 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.75 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.40 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.90 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.5 in
 
Broad Jump
119 in
 
Hand Length
10.13 in
 
Arm Length
33.25 in
 
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
The seventh overall pick in the draft, Allen is expected to sit to at least start the year in Buffalo. Coach Sean McDermott said Allen will compete in training camp with AJ McCarron and Nathan Peterman for the starting job, but scouts question whether Allen's game is ready for the NFL. At 6-5, 237, Allen has perfect size for a quarterback, and he has one of the league's strongest arms. But he struggled mightily with accuracy in college at Wyoming, and the need to work on his decision-making and timing likely means he's destined for the backup job behind McCarron. Allen can make all the throws - downfield, outside the numbers, on the run, what have you - but playing behind a shaky offensive line (it lost three starters) with few receiving threats besides Kelvin Benjamin is a tough proposition for any rookie. Nevertheless, McCarron, the four-year backup in Cincinnati, is unproven as well, and whoever emerges with the job is likely to spend more time in a game-manager role than anything, with LeSean McCoy remaining the offensive centerpiece.
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Listed as active Sunday
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October 6, 2019
Allen is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Titans.
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Cleared from concussion protocol
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October 5, 2019
Allen (concussion) was cleared from the concussion protocol and is expected to play Sunday against the Titans.
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Questionable for Sunday
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Concussion
October 4, 2019
Allen (concussion) logged a full practice Friday but is considered questionable for Sunday's game in Tennessee.
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Still in concussion protocol
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Concussion
October 4, 2019
Coach Sean McDermott said after Friday's practice that Allen remains in the concussion protocol, but noted that he would be comfortable starting the quarterback in the event he gains clearance before Sunday's game against Tennessee, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
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Practicing again Friday
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Concussion
October 4, 2019
Allen (concussion) took part in Friday's practice, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.
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