Josh Allen
Josh Allen
22-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Buffalo Bills
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $21.18 million contract with the Bills in July of 2018.
Week 3 starter
QBBuffalo Bills
September 17, 2018
Coach Sean McDermott confirmed Monday that Allen will start Week 3 against the Vikings, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
This was expected all along unless Allen got hurt or looked pathetic in the Week 2 loss to the Chargers, neither of which happened. The Bills are 0-2 and even though they made the playoffs last season, appear content to make this a sacrificial year that builds up towards a brighter long-term future, which has been supported in several other decisions unrelated to starting a rookie quarterback. Expect Allen to be the guy as long as he shows he's not overmatched.
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Depth Chart Status
Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    94
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    0
 
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2018
94
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Measurables Overview

(Compared to other QBs)

Height:   6' 5"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   237 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.75 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.40 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   6.90 sec
GREAT
Arm Length:   33.25 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.13 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   34 in
GREAT
Broad Jump:   119 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   0 reps
Not Available
Buffalo Bills Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
More Fantasy News
Tosses for 245 yards in first pro start
QBBuffalo Bills
September 16, 2018
Allen completed 18 of 33 passes for 245 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions during Sunday's 31-20 loss to the Chargers.
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Slated to retain starting job
QBBuffalo Bills
September 16, 2018
Allen is viewed as the Bills' starting QB moving forward, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
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Earns Week 2 starting nod
QBBuffalo Bills
September 12, 2018
Allen will start at quarterback Sunday in the Bills' Week 2 matchup with the Chargers, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports.
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Week 2 decision still looms
QBBuffalo Bills
September 10, 2018
Coach Sean McDermott said Monday that he hasn't made up his mind yet between starting Nathan Peterman or Allen in this week's game against the Chargers, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. "There are a lot of things that would go into that decision," McDermott said in reference to Allen "To get into all the things that I have to look at and consider, it's not as simple as some might think. I've got to look at the overall team in all three phases and Josh's development being one of them."
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Makes debut
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September 9, 2018
Allen completed six of 15 passes for 74 yards and rushed for 26 yards on four carries during Sunday's 47-3 loss to the Ravens.
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