Ricardo Allen
Ricardo Allen
26-Year-Old SafetyS
Atlanta Falcons
2018 Fantasy Outlook
From a statistical standpoint, Allen regressed in a number of categories last season, collecting a career-low 54 tackles and recording just one interception after totaling seven regular-season and postseason interceptions between 2015 and 2016. Nevertheless, the 26-year-old safety remains a reliable presence in the Atlanta secondary, where he started 45 of the team's 48 regular-season contests the past three years. It remains to be seen whether Allen is part of the Falcons' long-term plans, as he'll be playing under a $2.9 million restricted free agent tender that guarantees no commitment from the team past 2018. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $19.5 million contract with the Falcons in August of 2018.
Collects first interception of 2018
SAtlanta Falcons
September 18, 2018
Allen recorded five tackles and an interception during Sunday's 31-24 win against the Panthers.
ANALYSIS
Allen secured a vital interception midway through the fourth quarter of Sunday's game to help put the game out of reach. After a pass deflected off of C.J. Anderson's hands, Allen made a leaping grab to get Atlanta the ball back with a two-possession lead midway through the fourth quarter. Though Drew Brees has yet to throw an interception for the Saints this season, Allen may get a shot at recording a pick for the second-straight week due to the pass-heavy nature of the Saints' attack. Brees has attempted at least 627 passes over nine of the past 11 years -- with an average of 13.3 interceptions per season during that span.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Defensive Snaps:
    139
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    7
 
Def Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
1101
30
2017
957
35
2018
139
7
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other Ss)

Height:   5' 9"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   186 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.46 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.10 sec
ELITE
Cone Drill:   6.90 sec
ELITE
Arm Length:   30.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.25 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   37 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   120 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   13 reps
TERRIBLE
Atlanta Falcons Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
2014
Allen quietly continues to impress as he heads into his fourth season in the league and is set to start at strong safety again for the Falcons. Last season he notched 90 tackles, three passes defensed and two interceptions in 16 games. While he's not the flashiest player, Allen only failed to record less than four tackles in one game last season, and his 1,101 snaps gave him the highest defensive snap count on the team. If he continues to grow in Dan Quinn's defense, Allen could be primed for a breakout season.
Allen started at free safety for the Falcons in 2015, racking up 69 tackles, three interceptions and a sack over the course of 15 games. He's expected to anchor the position again this season, and he should benefit now that he's got a year of Dan Quinn's system under his belt. 70 to 80 tackles and a few interceptions seems like an attainable target for Allen this season.
Allen will contend for the starting free safety role as training camp begins. He'll battle with Charles Godfrey and Kemal Ishmael for that honor, but the winner will certainly have plenty opportunities to put up big defensive numbers in a defense that's hoping to improve on a disastrous 2014 campaign.
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Starting strong safety
SAtlanta Falcons
September 12, 2018
Allen will start at strong safety for the Falcons, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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Back at practice
SAtlanta Falcons
September 3, 2018
Allen (thigh) was a full participant at Falcons' practice Monday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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Ruled out for Saturday's preseason affair
SAtlanta Falcons
Undisclosed
August 23, 2018
Allen has been ruled out of Saturday's preseason contest due to an undisclosed injury, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
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Inks extension with Falcons
SAtlanta Falcons
August 6, 2018
Allen agreed to a three-year, $19.5 million contract with the Falcons on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Receives pay raise
SAtlanta Falcons
June 11, 2018
Allen signed his restricted free agent tender Monday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
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