|ADP:||Round: 7, Pick: 2|
|Ht / Wt:||6'5" / 237 lb.|
|Born:||May 21, 1996|
|Drafted:||2018 / Rd. 1 (7)|
Allen picked up a dangerous new target Monday when the Bills acquired Stefon Diggs from the Vikings.
Analysis: Allen and the Bills continue to trend up following a playoff season where the quarterback threw for 3,089 yards and 20 touchdowns while running for 510 yards and nine scores. Diggs and John Brown should work as some sort of 1A/1B combo, while Cole Beasley remains one of the more effective slot guys in the league. Add a potential pass-catching feature back in Devin Singletary to the mix along with a tight end with decent upside in Dawson Knox, and Allen should have plenty of weapons to continue improving his numbers as he gains more experience.
Allen completed 24 of 46 pass attempts for 264 yards, adding 92 rushing yards on nine attempts and catching one pass for 16 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's AFC wild-card loss to the Texans.
Analysis: Allen got off to a strong start with both his arm and legs, capping off an impressive opening drive with a touchdown reception on a trick play. The second-year quarterback regressed in the second half, making some questionable decisions that allowed Houston to catch up and eventually win the game in overtime. Overall, Allen took a step forward as a passer this year (59 percent completion rate, 3,089 passing yards, 20:9 TD:INT) after a mediocre showing in that department his rookie season. The 23-year-old will look further improve from the pocket as he leads Buffalo's strong supporting cast towards another potential playoff run in 2020.
Allen completed three of five passes for five yards before being replaced by Matt Barkley in Sunday's 13-6 loss to the Jets.
Analysis: Allen didn't get the entire season finale off like some other prominent Bills starters, but he only played two drives before leaving the contest to keep him healthy for the postseason. The second-year quarterback wisely didn't attempt to make any plays with his legs, finishing the regular season with 3,089 yards and a 20:9 TD:INT through the air, as well as 510 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground. Allen will need to bring his A-game in his first career playoff appearance next week, as the Bills will be underdogs in Houston.
Coach Sean McDermott expects "a majority" of the Bills starters, including Allen, to play Week 17 against the Jets, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Allen and the Bills are already locked in as the AFC No. 5 playoff seed, so it any playing time received by the starters is likely a means of keeping the rust off ahead of wild-card weekend. With that being said, backup quarterback Matt Barkley is in line to get significant snaps during Week 17's matchup depending on how much Allen ends up playing.
Allen completed 13 of his 26 pass attempts for 208 yards and two touchdowns in the team's Week 16 loss to the Patriots. He also added seven carries for 43 yards.
Analysis: Allen failed to produce much in the first half, compiling only 80 total yards and one touchdown through two quarters. However, he connected for several long completions thereafter, highlighted by a 53-yard touchdown pass to John Brown halfway through the third quarter. As has become the norm, Allen also produced with his legs, surpassing 40 rushing yards for the fourth time in his last six games. With the AFC East now out of reach and a wild card berth locked up, it remains to be seen how much Allen will be on the field in Week 17 against the Jets.
Allen completed 13 of 25 pass attempts for 139 yards, a touchdown and an interception while adding 28 yards and a rushing touchdown on seven carries in Sunday's 17-10 win over Pittsburgh.
Analysis: It was a classic Allen game from start to finish, as he flashed inaccuracies while also making plays when it mattered with both his arm and legs to lead the team to another win. From a fantasy perspective, the strong-armed quarterback doesn't put up gaudy enough passing numbers to warrant "must-start" status, as he needs to make some noise with his legs -- as he did with a rushing touchdown -- to post a big line. Allen may struggle posting a big fantasy game against one of the tougher defenses, the New England Patriots, in a rare Saturday matchup.
Allen completed 17 of 39 pass attempts for 146 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Ravens.
Analysis: Allen completed just 44 percent of his attempts en route to a miserable average of 3.7 yards per attempt. He also took six sacks on the day and his mark of nine rushing yards was his lowest of the season. On a positive note, Allen managed to avoid throwing an interception for the seventh time in the last eight games, though he did lost a fumble in the contest. He will face a tough task as he looks to get back on track next Sunday against the Steelers.
Allen completed 19 of 24 passes for 231 yards and a touchdown while gaining 43 rushing yards and another TD on 10 carries in Thursday's 26-15 win over the Cowboys.
Analysis: With the Bills' defense keeping Dak Prescott in check, Allen was able to settle in and get comfortable, and he set season highs in completion percentage and YPA while scampering for his eighth rushing score of the year. Since Buffalo's Week 6 bye, Allen has turned a corner as a passer and posted a sharp 11:1 TD:INT through seven games, giving him plenty of momentum heading into next week's clash with Lamar Jackson and the Ravens.
Allen completed 15 of 25 passes for 185 yards, two touchdowns and an interception during Sunday's 20-3 win over Denver. He added 56 yards on nine carries.
Analysis: Allen relied heavily on his legs during the first half, converting a pair of third downs with long, scrambling runs. He was able to make more of a difference with his arm in the second half, including a death-knell shot down the sideline to John Brown for a 34-yard touchdown to put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter. Allen air-mailed one second quarter pass to snap a five-game interceptionless streak, but has overall been a low-risk, solid reward quarterback since an uneven first month to the season. After responding relatively well to a tough test versus Denver, Allen and the Bills face a quick turnaround against a top-10 pass defense in Dallas on Thanksgiving.
Allen completed 21 of 33 passes for 256 yards and three touchdowns and added 56 yards and a touchdown on seven runs during Sunday's 37-20 win over Miami.
Analysis: After throwing two first-half touchdowns, Allen decided to get in on the action himself midway through the third quarter, scrambling outside and finding the edge for an eight-yard touchdown, his seventh rushing touchdown of the season. Allen enjoyed a career-high 117.7 quarterback rating Sunday and accounted for four touchdowns for just the second time of his career. Perhaps most importantly for Buffalo's hopes of getting to the playoffs, the sophomore quarterback has been more careful with the football, now going five consecutive games without an interception. Prior to the streak, his previous career high was back-to-back games without a pick. Next up is a top-five Denver defense that got bit late by Minnesota in Week 11.
Allen completed 23 of 32 passes for 219 yards, two touchdowns and 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% 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 suddenly 4-1 Bills take on the winless Dolphins
Allen is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Titans.
Analysis: Allen cleared the NFL's concussion protocol Saturday, paving the way for him to handle the team's Week 5 QB duties. He's recorded an uninspiring 3:6 TD:INT ratio to date, but Allen's activity as a rusher - 31 carries for 131 yards and three TDs so far - continues to prop up his fantasy profile.
Allen (concussion) was cleared from the concussion protocol and is expected to play Sunday against the Titans.
Analysis: While the Bills didn't outright say their starting quarterback would take the field, it certainly appears to be the case after Allen cleared concussion protocol. The second-year signal caller has already thrown an unruly six interceptions through four games, but his completion percentage is up to 60 percent compared to 53 percent last season, and he's easily on pace to set a new career high in terms of passing yards.
Allen (concussion) logged a full practice Friday but is considered questionable for Sunday's game in Tennessee.
Analysis: Allen still needs to be cleared to play in the game. That's no sure thing at this stage, though coach Sean McDermott says he's comfortable starting Allen -- even ahead of the team's Week 6 bye -- should the QB be cleared.
Though Allen remains in the NFL's concussion protocol as of Friday, coach Sean McDermott indicated that if the QB gains clearance prior to Sunday's game against the Titans, he'd be comfortable starting Allen, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
Analysis: With that, Allen figures to be officially listed as questionable for the contest. If the Bills elect to play it safe with the signal caller, however, Matt Barkley would be in line to draw the start at QB on Sunday against Tennessee.
Coach McDermott said after Friday's practice that Allen remains in the concussion protocol, but also said if the quarterback gets cleared before Sunday's game against Tennessee that he'd be comfortable with starting him, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
Analysis: Allen practiced within the limitations of the protocol for the third straight day Friday, but really, everyone needing to make a roster decision on the quarterback will have to wait for the next round of news. Fortunately, the Bills play in the first wave of games Sunday, while Matt Barkley will lead the team if Allen is ultimately held out.
Allen (concussion) took part in Friday's practice, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Allen remains in the concussion protocol, but he has been able to get some work in at all three practice sessions this week, which leaves the door open for him to play Sunday against the Titans. The Bills will release an official update on Allen's status after Friday's practice comes to a close.
Allen (concussion) was listed as a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
Analysis: The participation level represents no change to Allen's listing from Wednesday, indicating that he hasn't advanced to the fifth and final stage of the concussion protocol. According to Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com, Allen was mostly limited to throwing drills during Thursday's session, and coach Sean McDermott was unwilling to shed much light on the quarterback's potential to play Sunday in Tennessee. In the event Allen doesn't gain clearance to suit up, Matt Barkley would step in to start for the Bills, while Davis Webb would likely be promoted from the practice squad to serve as the second-string quarterback.
Allen (concussion) is participating in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: We have to assume he's participating to the level the league's concussion protocol allows, though Allen working with his teammates does suggest he remains on schedule with the protocol. Typically, players have to pass each of the stages with no delays in order to play the following week. We'll have a much better read on Allen's ability to play in Sunday's game against the Titans as Friday and Saturday roll around. If he has a setback or the team decides to go the safe route, Matt Barkley would get the start against Tennessee, while the Bills have a bye in Week 6.
Allen remains in the concussion protocol and will be limited to individual drills and team meetings at Wednesday's practice, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: The clearance for any form of activity suggests Allen has at least made some initial progress through the concussion protocol. He'll still have a few more hurdles to clear in order to suit up for Sunday's game in Tennessee.
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