College: Wyoming | 2 years
Height: 6'5" | Weight: 237 lbs
Birth Date: 5/21/1996
Depth Chart: QB.1
2019 Bye Week: 6
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB
Allen was a playmaker his rookie season. He was more of an impact player as a runner than rusher, which was a little bit of a surprise. Allen ran for more than 600 yards and scored eight rushing touchdowns. Allen had 95 or more rushing yards four of his last six games. His season high in passing was just 245 yards, though, which came in Week 2. The Bills lacked playmakers at receiver, which didn't help matters for Allen to produce as a passer. He should get better throwing the ball as the Bills give him more playmakers. Allen completed just 53 percent of his passes and had 12 interceptions to 10-passing touchdowns. Allen remains a bit raw but has all the talent in the world. He has a huge arm, great size and moves around well for a man of his size. Allen has the tools to be a top NFL quarterback for years to come. He lacks some accuracy, though, and needs to shore up his decision making.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Allen was 22nd in fantasy scoring last year and played just 12 games. He had 20-plus fantasy points five of his last six games. He can help fantasy teams because of his ability to make plays with his legs. He could be a solid platoon player for fantasy teams this year. He can throw for around 3,000 yards with around 600-rushing yards and 25 total scores.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen should be considered to be a streaming quarterback option, with weekly upside. As a rookie, Allen started off slow, due in part to the team faltering on offense, as well as missing some time with an elbow injury, but ended the season as a standout performer at the position. Allen enters this season with upgrades on the offensive line, as well as improvements in his receiving corps. The team made moves early in the offseason to bring in John Brown, Cole Beasley and tight end Tyler Kroft. Brown was effective in the early season in Baltimore when Joe Flacco was targetting him downfield but struggled once the offense moved heavily towards running the ball. Beasley has long been an effective slot receiver and should continue to be an effective receiving option in that role in Buffalo. Kroft is certainly an upgrade at tight end from Charles Clay, who left that team after struggling all season to be an effective receiver. Fantasy owners should also be able to rely upon a certain level of rushing production, with Allen having effective fantasy production, rushing for 95 yards and five rushing touchdowns in four of his last six games of the season. However, a majority of that rushing production was on scramble plays, rather than designed runs, meaning that he may struggle to have that level of production in individual games. Allen has the potential to be an effective fantasy quarterback this season, but is more likely to be an effective streaming option.
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Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (hand) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.
Fantasy Spin: Allen has not posted great numbers this season but does have a favorable matchup this week. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback or bye week replacement in deeper leagues.
Buffalo Bills LB Matt Milano (hamstring) and LB Corey Thompson (ankle) were limited in practice all week and are listed as questionable for Week 7 against the Miami Dolphins. CB Taron Johnson (hamstring) was a full participant in practice all week and is also listed as questionable. LB Lorenzo Alexander (rest), QB Josh Allen (hand), WR John Brown (groin), OT Cody Ford (concussion), WR Robert Foster (groin), TE Tyler Kroft (ankle), C Mitch Morse (ankle), DE Trent Murphy (concussion), OT Ty Nsekhe (rest), RB Devin Singletary (hamstring) and RB Frank Gore (rest) participated fully in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and no longer appear on the injury report.
Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (hand) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 17.
Fantasy Spin: Allen has not thrown for more than 255 yards in any game this season but does have eight total touchdowns in five games. He will be facing the Miami Dolphins this week and could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in some leagues.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen has had a bumpy start to the year with seven interceptions and a lost fumble over five games. This week, however, he has an ideal matchup at home against the Dolphins. He has a good chance to put his turnover woes to rest and deliver some solid yardage through the air and on the ground. He should be able to contribute at least two touchdowns on the day as well. He's a fantastic, low-risk QB2 in two-quarterback leagues and a low-end QB1 option in one-quarterback leagues.
Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (hand) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Fantasy Spin: Allen will have a favorable matchup this week and can be a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback in most leagues.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen had been questionable for Week 5's game all week while going through the concussion protocol, but he managed to take the field and lead the Bills to victory. Allen completed 23-of-32 passes on the day for 219 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He also added 27 rushing yards. It was his first game with multiple touchdown passes this season. Allen is a fine QB2 in two-quarterback leagues and can be a serviceable low-end QB1 given the right matchup. The Bills have a bye in Week 6, but then have a very favorable matchup at home against the Dolphins in Week 7.
Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen went 23-for-32 for 219 yards, two touchdowns and one interception against the Tennessee Titans in Week 5. He also rushed for 27 yards on 10 carries.
Fantasy Spin: Allen has been held to under 255 yards in every game this season but threw for at least two touchdowns for the first time in 2019. The Bills have a bye next week, but Allen will have a favorable matchup in Week 7.
Josh Allen will give it a full-go after clearing the concussion protocol on Saturday. It won't be easy sledding in Tennessee, but we know Josh Allen isn't one that needs things easy. The Titans are average against the pass and Allen is a middling fantasy starter this week.
Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (concussion) has cleared the concussion protocol and is expected to play in the Week 5 game.
Fantasy Spin: Allen is coming off a disappointing Week 4 game with three interceptions before leaving with a concussion. He has posted six total touchdowns this season but may only be a starting option in two-quarterback leagues.
Updating previous reports, Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 4, and is listed as questionable for Week 5.
Fantasy Spin: Allen has gone from limited the previous two days to a full-go Friday, lending to the growing speculation that he'll be cleared from the concussion protocol and be active for Sunday. Stay tuned ...
Buffalo Bills LB Corey Thompson (ankle) and TE Tyler Kroft (ankle) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 5 versus the Tennessee Titans. OT Ty Nsekhe (ankle) also did not participate in practice this week but is listed as questionable. CB Taron Johnson (hamstring) and RB Devin Singletary (hamstring) were limited in practice all week and are listed as questionable. WR Robert Foster (groin) was downgraded to a limited practice Friday, Oct. 4, and is also listed as questionable. QB Josh Allen (concussion), FB Patrick DiMarco (concussion) and S Dean Marlowe (concussion) practiced in full Friday and are listed as questionable as well. WR Cole Beasley (ankle, rest) did not practice Friday but no longer appears on the injury report. OL Spencer Long (ankle) and CB Tre'Davious White (ankle) practiced in full all week and have also been removed from the injury report.
Updating previous reports, Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (concussion) could still start in Week 5 even though he was in the concussion protocol as of Friday, Oct. 4. Coach Sean McDermott said Friday that if Allen clears the protocol before Sunday's game at Tennessee, he'd be comfortable starting him.
Fantasy Spin: Again, it's more of a long shot, but there's still a chance Allen plays, and we'll monitor developments over the next 48 hours prior to kickoff.
Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (concussion) remains in the concussion protocol head coach Sean McDermott said Friday, Oct. 4,
Fantasy Spin: Unless there's a sudden change in the next 24 next hours, Allen will miss his first start of the season with Matt Barkley getting the call against the Tennessee Titans. Make plans accordingly.
Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (concussion) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 3.
Fantasy Spin: Allen could be a game-time decision for Week 5 because he needs to receive medical clearance before he is allowed to play. Fantasy players may want to look for other starting options this week because of Allen's uncertain status.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (concussion) remains in the league's concussion protocol on Thursday. Allen has done non-contact work at practice this week, but he's not quite there yet. That could come on Friday, but he's definitely questionable to play in Week 5 against the Titans. Even if he does play, Allen will be more of a QB2 in a tough matchup on the road. Backup Matt Barkley would get the nod if Allen isn't cleared, making it hard to trust any of Buffalo's pass-catchers, namely John Brown and Cole Beasley. Tennessee's defense/special teams would be a top-five fantasy unit if Barkley is starting.
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (concussion) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 3, as he remains in the concussion protocol. In the opinion of beat reporter Sal Maiorana, it would make sense for the Bills to rest Allen in Week 5 with the team's bey week immediately following in Week 6.
Fantasy Spin: We'll see about Allen's prognosis over the next few days, but until we hear otherwise, plan on Matt Barkley getting the start Sunday against the Titans.
Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (concussion) is participating in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 3.
Fantasy Spin: Allen was limited Wednesday, and we we're waiting to see what his level of participation was Thursday. He still has to be cleared of the concussion protocol of course, but given his midweek participation, he has a better shot of playing in Week 5 than we thought entering the week.
Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (concussion) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Fantasy Spin: Allen needs to be cleared by doctors before he is able to play, so he could be a game-time decision for Week 5. He would be facing a solid Tennessee Titans defense if he plays but could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in some deeper leagues.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (head) remains in the league's concussion protocol and will do some individual work at practice on Wednesday, according to head coach Sean McDermott. Allen must be cleared from the protocol to have a chance at playing in a tough matchup this Sunday against the Titans on the road. He's shaping up to be a risky low-end QB2 considering his injury. If he can't get cleared, the Bills will roll with backup Matt Barkley. It would be a downgrade to Buffalo's pass-catchers and an upgrade to the Titans Defense/special teams, which would become a top-five fantasy unit in Week 5.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (concussion) is in the league's concussion protocol on Monday after leaving the game in the fourth quarter against the Patriots after taking a big hit to the head. There's no guarantee that Allen will be cleared ahead of the Week 5 matchup with the Titans, so you need to have other options available if he cannot go. Matt Barkley replaced Allen in the fourth quarter in the Week 4 loss to the Patriots and would start under center if Allen is unavailable. Barkley would be a downgrade for Buffalo's pass-catchers if he were to start. Tennessee's defense/special teams would also become a viable streaming option.