Allen completed 19 of 31 passes for 254 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 35-23 win over the Patriots. He added nine rushing attempts for 16 yards.
Analysis: Allen's four-yard touchdown pass to Dawson Knox put the Bills up 14-7 early in the second quarter, but he was intercepted at New England's three-yard line in the final minute of the first half to prevent Buffalo from taking a lead into the locker room. The star quarterback bounced back with a 42-yard touchdown pass to John Brown in the third quarter and a 49-yarder to Stefon Diggs in the fourth, improving his TD:INT to 35:14. Allen added seven rushing touchdowns in 16 games, finishing two short of his career high in both passing and rushing scores. Allen's productive campaign helped the Bills secure the No. 2 seed in the AFC and a home playoff game against the Dolphins in the wild-card round.
Jan 8, 2023 1:16 PM EST
Allen (ankle/elbow) was a full participant in Friday's practice and doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Analysis: Even though Allen was a limited participant in Thursday's session, the Bills never seemed to have much concern about his ability to play in a Week 18 game in which Buffalo can clinch home-field advantage for the postseason with a win plus a Chiefs loss to the Raiders. Allen will have his full complement of weapons available, as none of the 12 skill-position players on the Bills' 53-man roster will enter the weekend with injury designations.
Jan 6, 2023 11:10 AM EST
Allen (ankle/right elbow) was listed as a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
Analysis: Allen was listed as a full participant in Wednesday's walk-through, but the Bills' QB had his practice reps managed Thursday. The team's final injury report of the week will clarify whether Allen approaches Saturday's scheduled game against the Patriots with an injury designation or cleared for Week 18 action.
Jan 5, 2023 12:49 PM EST
Allen completed 15 of 26 passes for 172 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Bills' 35-13 win over the Bears on Saturday. He also rushed six times for 41 yards and another score and committed a fumble that he recovered.
Analysis: Allen and the Bills offense as a whole got off to a slow start in the artic-like conditions of Soldier Field, but the star quarterback ultimately finished with a fantasy-friendly afternoon thanks largely to his work in the second half. Allen did complete a 19-yard touchdown pass to Gabe Davis just past the midway point of the first quarter, but he then added a four-yard scoring rush and 13-yard touchdown toss to Dawson Knox within the last four minutes of the contest. Allen's final numbers through the air were well below his usual standards, however, and he'll draw another tough matchup on the road against the Bengals in Week 17 on Monday night, Jan. 2.
Dec 24, 2022 1:45 PM EST
Allen (right elbow) practiced fully Wednesday.
Analysis: The QB logged a limited listing Tuesday, but Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic relays that was rest-related, rather than indicative of Allen having suffered any setbacks. For his part, the signal-caller noted Wednesday that his elbow "felt really good," adding that "it hasn't felt that good in a long time." With that in mind, Allen shouldn't face any limitations this Saturday against the Bears. In the Bills' Week 15 win over the Dolphins, Allen completed 25 of 40 passes for 304 yards, four touchdowns and no picks, while adding 10 carries for 77 yards.
Dec 21, 2022 12:55 PM EST
Allen was a limited practice participant Wednesday due to a right elbow injury.
Analysis: Allen has been listed on the Bills' injury report for each of the past six weeks due to the elbow injury he originally sustained Week 9 against the Jets, but Wednesday marks the first time he's been anything other than a full participant since late November. The Bills haven't indicated that Allen is dealing with any sort of setback following Saturday's 32-29 win over the Dolphins, so at this stage of the week, fantasy managers can probably view his limitations as precautionary unless the team says otherwise. Allen is still expected to be ready to go for the Bills' Week 16 game in Chicago on Saturday.
Dec 20, 2022 12:32 PM EST
Allen completed 25 of 40 passes for 304 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in Saturday's 32-29 win over the Dolphins. He added 10 rushes for 77 yards.
Analysis: Allen entered Saturday's game having failed to top 300 passing yards in four consecutive games, though he reached that mark on the strength of four completions of 20 yards or more. He also threw for four touchdowns in a game for the third time this season, connecting for scores from 14, 10, four and five yards away. While that combination was plenty impressive enough, Allen also ripped off several long gains on the ground -- highlighted by a 44-yard rush early in the fourth quarter. All told, it was a heroic performance from Allen, as he produced at an exceptional level in every way possible.
Dec 17, 2022 9:24 PM EST
Allen completed 16 of 27 passes for 147 yards and one touchdown while rushing 10 times for 47 yards and another touchdown in Sunday's 20-12 win over the Jets.
Analysis: After holding Allen without a passing touchdown in their previous meeting, the ferocious Jets defense gave him trouble early in this one, as Buffalo punted on each of its first two possessions for the first time in 18 games. The Bills punted on their next three drives as well before the Jets gifted them a fourth down conversion with an encroachment penalty, and Allen capitalized by capping that drive with a 24-yard touchdown pass to Dawson Knox in the final minute of the first half. After the Jets tied the game early in the third, Allen answered with a five-yard touchdown run as the Bills took the lead for good. The dual-threat quarterback has thrown 26 touchdowns and rushed for another six heading into a Week 15 home game against the Dolphins.
Dec 11, 2022 1:18 PM EST
Allen completed 22 of 33 passes for 223 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Bills' 24-10 win over the Patriots on Thursday night. He also rushed eight times for 20 yards and lost a fumble.
Analysis: Allen put together a solid performance against a defense that had allowed an NFL-low 130.2 passing yards per home game, despite the fact he took two sacks and six hits overall. One of those did lead to a late second-half fumble by Allen at the Patriots' 41-yard line, but New England was unable to convert the opportunity into points. Otherwise, Allen put together his second straight two-touchdown performance with second-quarter eight-yard scoring tosses to Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis. Allen and his teammates now get some much-needed time off ahead of a Week 14 home showdown against the Jets on Sunday, Dec. 11.
Dec 1, 2022 8:21 PM EST
Allen logged his first full practice Monday since suffering a right elbow injury against the Jets in Week 9, Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Despite being limited at practice over the past three weeks due to an elbow injury he suffered in the team's Week 9 loss to the Jets, Allen has still suited up for three straight games, leading the Bills' to a 2-1 record. During that stretch, Allen has completed 63.4 percent of his passes for 780 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions. The issue doesn't appear to be impacting his throwing ability too much, but it's still a positive sign to see the superstar quarterback return to full practices for the first time in a month. Allen shouldn't have any limitations heading into Thursday's divisional showdown against New England.
Nov 28, 2022 12:57 PM EST
Allen completed 24 of 42 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns with one interception in Thursday's 28-25 win over the Lions. He added 78 rushing yards and another TD on 10 carries.
Analysis: While his Thanksgiving performance was somewhat marred by another red-zone interception on Buffalo's first drive of the second half, Allen was clutch when it counted, finding Stefon Diggs on a five-yard TD strike with just under three minutes left in the fourth quarter before hitting his No. 1 receiver again for a 39-yard gain with only 23 seconds left to help set up Tyler Bass' game-winning field goal. It's the first time in five games since the Bills' bye that Allen has produced three or more touchdowns, giving him some much-needed momentum heading into a crucial AFC East road tilt against the Patriots in Week 13.
Nov 24, 2022 3:16 PM EST
Allen (right elbow) doesn't carry an injury designation for Thursday's game against the Lions, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
Analysis: Allen was listed as limited at Wednesday's walk-through, as the QB continues to manage a right (throwing) elbow that hasn't cost him any starts. He'll be facing a Detroit defense in Week 12 that's allowing an average of 262.2 passing yards per game to date, and as long as he's able to play, Allen remains a top level fantasy lineup option on a weekly basis.
Nov 23, 2022 9:24 AM EST
Allen (elbow) practiced in a limited capacity Tuesday.
Analysis: Despite his listing on the Bills' second Week 12 practice report, Allen appears to be putting his right elbow injury further in the rearview mirror, as he was spotted without a sleeve on his throwing arm during the open portion of Tuesday's session, according to Josh Reed of WIVB-TV. Assuming he logs another capped practice Wednesday -- or, better yet, gets back to full -- Allen likely will head into Thursday's game at Detroit without a designation, like he did last week.
Nov 22, 2022 12:14 PM EST
Allen (right elbow) was listed as limited on Monday's practice estimate, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
Analysis: Allen continues to manage a right elbow issue that he's been playing through, so his listed limitations Monday are presumably indicative of that trend. There's nothing to suggest that the QB's availability for Thursday's game against the Lions is in any danger, and chances are that Allen will approach the contest minus a Week 12 injury designation.
Nov 21, 2022 4:31 PM EST
Allen completed 18 of 27 passes for 197 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions and rushed three times for seven yards in the Bills' 31-23 win over the Browns on Sunday.
Analysis: Following a week of plenty of upheaval for the Bills, Allen and his offensive teammates were nowhere near their top level of efficiency. However, after a slow start, Allen was able to build some momentum beginning late in the second quarter when he hit Stefon Diggs for a five-yard touchdown. Allen then went on to helm five second-half scoring drives, although all but one ended in a Tyler Bass field goal. The quiet performance was a disappointment overall for fantasy managers, but Allen snapped a three-game streak of multi-interception performances and now gets an immediate chance to put together a more prolific effort at Ford Field when Buffalo faces the Lions on Thanksgiving afternoon.
Nov 20, 2022 1:37 PM EST
Allen (right elbow) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game against the Browns in Detroit.
Analysis: Unlike last week, there's no uncertainty surrounding the status of Allen's right elbow ahead of kickoff. However, due to a Lake Effect Snow Warning in the Buffalo area, the NFL moved the Bills' Week 11 home matchup to a neutral site, with the same start time of 1:00 p.m. ET. Allen thus will be taking on a Cleveland defense that has given up the seventh-most yards per attempt (7.6) to opposing quarterbacks this season.
Nov 18, 2022 11:34 AM EST
Allen (elbow) and the Bills are now scheduled to play Sunday's game against the Browns at Ford Field in Detroit, after the NFL announced Thursday that the game has been moved from Buffalo due to the major snowstorm that's expected to strike Western New York this weekend, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Though the Bills will lose out on a true home game as a result of the change, the move to a domed stadium in Detroit at least removes the potential headache fantasy managers might have faced in determining how the inclement weather might affect their players' production. Allen was a limited participant in practice Thursday for the second day in a row while he continues to manage a UCL injury to his right elbow, but he's not believed to be at any risk of missing Sunday's game after playing through the issue in the Week 10 overtime loss to the Vikings.
Nov 17, 2022 1:19 PM EST
Allen (right elbow) remained limited at practice Thursday.
Analysis: Allen continues to manage a UCL issue in his throwing elbow, but it's something that he played through in Week 10 and we'd expect the QB to be available for Sunday's scheduled home contest against the Browns, barring any setbacks. It remains to be seen, however, if Allen heads into the weekend with an official Week 11 injury designation. Added context on that front will arrive no later than Friday, plus it's worth noting that NFL.com relays that the league is monitoring weather in the Buffalo area ahead of the weekend, with a major snowstorm expected to hit Western New York in the coming days. For now, Buffalo and Cleveland are slated to kick off in Orchard Park at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.
Nov 17, 2022 12:42 PM EST
Coach Sean McDermott noted that Allen (elbow) will be limited at practice Wednesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
Analysis: Alaina Getzenberg ESPN previously relayed via McDermott that the QB came out of this past Sunday's 33-30 overtime loss to the Vikings in a "good spot" in terms of his right elbow injury. As Allen continues to work through his ulnar collateral ligament issue though, it's not surprising that his practice reps are being managed ahead of Sunday's game against the Browns. Barring any setbacks, Allen is in line to start this weekend, however he may need to practice fully by the end of the week in order to avoid a Week 11 injury designation.
Nov 16, 2022 9:55 AM EST
Although Allen and the Bills had a rough outing in Sunday's overtime loss to the Vikings, coach Sean McDermott and offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey stated Monday that the quarterback didn't have any throws he was incapable of making with his elbow sprain, Alec White of the Bills' official site reports.
Analysis: It wasn't Allen's arm that cost the Bills the game Sunday, as the star QB threw for 330 yards and ran for another 84, but some costly decisions by both Allen and his teammates handed the team a devastating loss, the second straight game the Bills have blown a double-digit lead. While the staff did mention that they cut out designed run plays for Allen, fantasy managers should be able to proceed with him as normal the rest of the way. While his elbow is not 100 percent, the word has been that he may not be able to do much more damage to it by playing through the pain. If there's any consolation to Allen's sloppy play of late (he has six interceptions over the last three weeks), it might just be that Buffalo has to play its starters full force all the way through Week 18 as it fights for playoff positioning instead of just coasting to a bye, as looked to be the case just a few short weeks ago.
Nov 14, 2022 9:33 PM EST
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