Tyler Allgeier

Atlanta Falcons
Running Back
Atlanta Falcons
Running Back
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Tyler Allgeier News

Garners 10 rushing attempts in loss

Allgeier rushed 10 times for 52 yards during Sunday's 19-16 loss to Pittsburgh.

Analysis: Allgeier saw one fewer rushing attempt and recorded eight fewer yards than Cordarrelle Patterson, who ended with 11 carries for 60 yards. The rookie first-round pick ripped off 20 yards on his first touch in the second quarter but was bottled up for the remainder of the game. As long as he continues to split work with Patterson, Allgeier's overall value will be limited, but his consistent work should keep him on fantasy radars, especially in deeper leagues.

Dec 4, 2022 1:46 PM EST

Records 54 yards

Allgeier rushed the ball 11 times for 54 yards in Sunday's 19-13 loss to the Commanders.

Analysis: Allgeier matched Cordarrelle Patterson for the team lead in carries, and he was fairly efficient with his opportunity. His day was highlighted by gains of 15 and 11 yards, which helped him top 50 rushing yards for the second consecutive game. Though Allgeier has a consistent role in Atlanta's offense, he isn't likely to see a spike in usage barring the absence of Patterson.

Nov 27, 2022 6:52 PM EST

Solid efficiency in win

Allgeier rushed eight times for 55 yards and secured his only target for nine yards during Sunday's 27-24 win over the Bears.

Analysis: Allgeier only saw nine touches but was efficient in his limited work. Cordarrelle Patterson only had two more rushing attempts than the rookie, but Marcus Mariota dominated the ground work, rushing 13 times for 25 yards and a score. As expected, Allgeier's role has diminished with Patterson's return, but he remains heavily involved in the offense and should continue to be on fantasy radars.

Nov 20, 2022 1:37 PM EST

Paces backfield in loss

Allgeier rushed eight times for 20 yards and netted -17 receiving yards while bringing in all three of his targets during the Falcons' 25-15 loss to the Panthers on Thursday night.

Analysis: The rookie led the Falcons backfield in carries on the night, but he was nowhere near as efficient as he'd been in a Week 9 loss to the Chargers (10-99). Allgeier's negative receiving yardage ultimately made a lackluster fantasy night even more forgettable, and the fact head coach Arthur Smith spread the workload on the ground among four backs overall Thursday night muddles the fantasy picture for Atlanta's backfield even further.

Nov 10, 2022 9:54 PM EST

Most productive back in loss

Allgeier rushed 10 times for 99 yards and brought in his only target for 24 yards in the Falcons' 20-17 loss to the Chargers on Sunday.

Analysis: Despite Cordarrelle Patterson returning from his four-game stint on IR due to a knee injury, it was Allgeier who easily paced the Falcons in rushing yards on the afternoon. The rookie did log three fewer carries than his veteran backfield mate, but Allgeier's explosiveness was evident on his game-long 44-yard run and 24-yard reception. It will be interesting to see if Patterson is afforded even more work at Allgeier's expense in Week 10 with a short week ahead of that divisional road matchup against the Panthers.

Nov 6, 2022 4:20 PM EST

Does damage in passing attack

Allgeier rushed 14 times for 39 yards while securing all three of his targets for 46 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 37-34 win over the Panthers.

Analysis: Allgeier was inefficient on the ground and took a backseat to Caleb Huntley, who finished with 16 rushes for 91 yards -- both team highs. However, the rookie fifth-round pick salvaged his fantasy production by doing damage through the air. Allgeier's three receptions marked his first career game with multiple catches, and his 25-yard receiving touchdown was his second career score. Allgeier could see a reduced role when Cordarrelle Patterson (knee) returns from IR, which could be as soon as Week 9, but Allgeier figures to still be involved in Arthur Smith's run-first offense as long as he continues to churn out yards.

Oct 30, 2022 3:09 PM EST

Tallies first career touchdown

Allgeier carried the ball 16 times for 50 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-17 loss to the Bengals.

Analysis: After splitting work with Caleb Huntley in Week 6, Allgeier took hold of the lead back role against the Bengals by accounting for 16 of the team's 23 carries by running backs. He failed to tally a gain of at least 10 yards, though he did manage a pair of nine and eight-yard rushes, respectively. However, the highlight of his day came on a one-yard plunge into the end zone just before halftime -- the first touchdown of his career. Allgeier has at least 10 carries in five of his six games this season, tallying 50 or more rushing yards on three occasions.

Oct 23, 2022 8:14 PM EST

15 carries in win

Allgeier recorded 15 carries for 51 yards during Sunday's 28-14 victory over the 49ers.

Analysis: Allgeier saw one fewer rushing attempt and totaled eight fewer yards than Caleb Huntley, though neither running back saw any work work in the passing game. With Cordarrelle Patterson (knee) sidelined, the rookie fifth-round pick has rushed 23 times for 129 yards while securing his only target for 20 yards. Both running backs figure to see increased work as long as Patterson remains on injured reserve, but their overall potential will continue to be limited as long as they continue to split carries.

Oct 16, 2022 2:17 PM EST

Stifled by Tampa Bay

Allgeier rushed 13 times for 45 yards during Sunday's 21-15 loss to Tampa Bay.

Analysis: Allgeier led the backfield in rushing attempts during the first game without Cordarrelle Patterson, who's set to miss at least four contests while on IR with a knee injury. However, the rookie fifth-round pick struggled to find any running room against Tampa Bay's strong run defense. Caleb Huntley was a little more efficient on the ground, rushing eight times for 34 yards, but Avery Williams syphoned the only rushing touchdown. Allgeier figures to be the No. 1 guy with Patterson sidelined, but Atlanta certainly won't shy away from getting other guys involved, though the Falcons' running backs face another stiff test against the 49ers in Week 6.

Oct 9, 2022 2:04 PM EST

Increased role on horizon

Allgeier is set for an expanded role after the Falcons placed Cordarrelle Patterson (knee) on injured reserve Monday, Scott Bair of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: The injuries keep coming for the Falcons' running back room, which already has Damien Williams (ribs) on IR, so the rookie fifth-round pick may get an extended look as a lead back early in his career. With Patterson limited in the second half, Atlanta turned to Allgeier (11 touches for 104 yards) and Caleb Huntley (10 rushes for 56 yards and a score) as the two dominated on the ground en route to a comeback victory. After being elevated from the practice squad ahead of Week 4, Huntley was officially signed to the active roster Monday to take Patterson's spot, but Allgeier figures to get the first crack as the team's lead back in the absence of Williams and Patterson. Avery Williams, who was converted to running back this offseason, will likely get a few additional looks as well, but he's been limited to a change-of-pace role to start the season. Through three appearances, Allgeier has totaled 28 touches for 164 yards from scrimmage (5.9 yards per touch), but he'll face a stiff test against Tampa Bay in Week 5.

Oct 3, 2022 11:04 AM EST

Eclipses 100 total yards in win

Allgeier rushed 10 times for 84 yards and caught his lone target for 20 yards in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Browns.

Analysis: The Falcons went with a committee approach to their backfield Sunday, splitting carries between Allgeier (10), Caleb Huntley (10) and starter Cordarrelle Patterson (nine). The rookie did the most with his touches, but the other two backs scored a touchdown each. Patterson (knee) was banged up during practice this week, which could have resulted in the sudden shift in touch distribution. Allgeier will look to build of the best game of his young career in a tough matchup against the Buccaneers next Sunday.

Oct 2, 2022 5:41 PM EST

Modest production in win

Allgeier tallied six rushes for 25 yards and hauled in his only target for five yards during Sunday's 27-23 victory over Seattle.

Analysis: Allgeier played 21 offensive snaps, three more than last week when he made his season debut, but he saw three fewer touches as Cordarrelle Patterson dominated the ground game. With Mike Davis (ribs) on IR, the rookie fifth-round pick has emerged as the top backup behind Patterson, while Avery Williams continues to operate in a limited role. Through his first two games, Allgeier has rushed 16 times for 55 yards (3.4 YPC).

Sep 26, 2022 7:40 AM EST

Earns backfield split

Allgeier carried the ball 10 times for 30 yards in Sunday's 31-27 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Allgeier was inactive in Week 1, but he made his regular-season debut and tied for the team lead in carries. He worked into the offense early on, tallying three carries on the team's opening drive. Allgeier didn't look particularly explosive, but he could work on early downs and around the goal line moving forward.

Sep 18, 2022 9:07 PM EST

Set for pro debut Sunday

Allgeier is listed as active Sunday at the Rams, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.

Analysis: A rookie fifth-round pick, Allgeier was a healthy scratch during the Falcons' season-opening loss to the Saints, as the team rolled with Cordarrelle Patterson, Damien Williams and Avery Williams at running back. Damien Williams picked up a rib injury during that contest and proceeded to miss every Week 2 practice before the team ruled him out Friday and placed him on IR on Saturday. With the older Williams sidelined for at least the next four games, Allgeier will get a chance to make his presence felt on the field, though Patterson still is expected to garner most of the RB reps Sunday.

Sep 18, 2022 11:47 AM EST

Chance to make NFL debut in Week 2

With Damien Williams (ribs) ruled out, Allgeier has a chance to make his NFL debut in Week 2, Scott Bair of the Falcons' official site reports.

Analysis: The rookie fifth-round pick was a healthy scratch for the season opener, and Falcons head coach Arthur Smith said special teams were part of the reason for Allgeier's inactive status, per Jeremy Brener of SI.com. "A lot of it comes down to special teams. Some weeks, maybe we'll have five running backs up." However, Allgeier won't need to wait for one of those situations as he appears to have a solid opportunity to make his NFL debut in Week 2 after Williams was ruled out. Avery Williams, who was converted to running back this offseason, operated as No. 3 RB against the Saints, but it's unclear if Atlanta would trust him for primary backup duties yet. If Allgeier is active, Atlanta figures to at least give the rookie a few touches behind Cordarrelle Patterson, who dominated the workload in Week 1.

Sep 16, 2022 10:28 AM EST

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