College: Wyoming | 3 years
Height: 6'5" | Weight: 237 lbs
Birth Date: 5/21/1996
2020 Bye Week: 11
Total Pts: 180
Avg Pts: 11.25
Rank: 6 QB
Allen made big strides in year two, finishing ninth overall in fantasy quarterback scoring. He was a surprise top-10 fantasy quarterback. He had 29 total touchdowns to just nine interceptions and led his team to the playoffs. He threw for just more than 3,000 yards and had more than 500-rushing yards. Allen was a consistent producer all season because of his rushing totals, having 20-plus fantasy points 11 games. Allen still has some growing to do but last season is very encouraging for his future. Allen has a huge arm, great size and moves around well for a man of his size. Allen has the tools to be an elite quarterback. He continues to lack some accuracy, though, and needs to show he can play at a high level in crucial moments. Allen looked a little shaky in the playoffs last season.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Allen is a consistent fantasy starter that should be able to repeat or best his numbers from last year. He is a legit top-10 fantasy quarterback. His rushing totals make him an appealing fantasy option, giving him solid week numbers even when he doesn't do much throwing the ball. Allen can throw for around 3,500 yards with 30 total scores and around 600-rushing yards.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen led the team to a playoff berth in 2019 while also emerging as a viable fantasy option. In his second season in the league, Allen saw improvements across the board, throwing for 3,089 yards and 20 touchdowns. His nine interceptions were a step in the right direction from what we saw during his rookie year, and his elevated completion percentage of 58.8 was also welcomed. The Wyoming product's decision making is questionable at times, but he makes up for it with his elusiveness running out of the pocket, leading all quarterbacks with nine rushing touchdowns in addition to finishing behind only Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson in quarterback rushing attempts (109). While the addition of Stefon Diggs may raise his potential, along with the return of familiar faces John Brown, Cole Beasley, and Devin Singletary, the signal-caller will have some tough challenges ahead in 2020 against some defensively sound squads. Though Tom Brady may now be a Buccaneer, the New England defense, especially the secondary unit, is still as good as ever. There is no reason to believe the 23-year-old will regress, but Buffalo's demanding schedule may not leave any room for an increase in statistical output either. Nonetheless, if you are looking for a mostly reliable week-to-week quarterback, Allen is your guy.
|Week 1||12||Josh Allen 3 yd TD rush (6 pts)|
Josh Allen 38 yd TD pass (6 pts)
|Week 2||12||Josh Allen 6 yd TD rush (6 pts)|
Josh Allen 14 yd TD pass (6 pts)
|Week 3||8||Josh Allen 1 passing 2XP (2 pts)|
Josh Allen 1 yd TD pass (6 pts)
|Week 4||6||Josh Allen 1 yd TD rush (6 pts)|
|Week 5||12||Josh Allen 8 yd TD pass (6 pts)|
Josh Allen 7 yd TD pass (6 pts)
|Week 7||14||Josh Allen 1 rushing 2XP (2 pts)|
Josh Allen 20 yd TD pass (6 pts)
Josh Allen 3 yd TD pass (6 pts)
|Week 8||12||Josh Allen 14 yd TD pass (6 pts)|
Josh Allen 28 yd TD pass (6 pts)
|Week 9||12||Josh Allen 1 yd TD rush (6 pts)|
Josh Allen 6 yd TD pass (6 pts)
|Week 10||12||Josh Allen 10 yd TD rush (6 pts)|
Josh Allen 1 yd TD rush (6 pts)
|Week 11||24||Josh Allen 8 yd TD rush (6 pts)|
Josh Allen 40 yd TD pass (6 pts)
Josh Allen 23 yd TD pass (6 pts)
Josh Allen 9 yd TD pass (6 pts)
|Week 12||12||Josh Allen 18 yd TD pass (6 pts)|
Josh Allen 34 yd TD pass (6 pts)
|Week 13||12||Josh Allen 15 yd TD rush (6 pts)|
Josh Allen 25 yd TD pass (6 pts)
|Playoff Week 1||8||Josh Allen 1 passing 2XP (2 pts)|
Josh Allen 3 yd TD pass (6 pts)
|Playoff Week 2||12||Josh Allen 1 yd TD rush (6 pts)|
Josh Allen 14 yd TD pass (6 pts)
|Playoff Week 3||12||Josh Allen 1 yd TD pass (6 pts)|
Josh Allen 53 yd TD pass (6 pts)
|Playoff Week 4||0|
Buffalo Bills WR Josh Allen had the highest rate of uncatchable passes thrown in 2019 at 27 percent, according to Pro Football Focus.
Fantasy Spin: Allen threw more touchdowns and fewer interceptions in 2019 than he did over his 12-game rookie season. The addition of WR Stefon Diggs as a deep threat should help Allen's overall numbers, but he needs to improve on his career completion rate of 56.3 percent. He's being drafted as a mid-tier QB1 in hopes of a breakout season, but he carries a high amount of risk at his current price.
Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen added muscle to his upper body this offseason, according to his personal quarterback coach, Jordan Palmer. 'He's in crazy shape and spinning it great,' Palmer said.
Fantasy Spin: Questions about Allen's accuracy from the pocket remain, but he appears focused on trying to improve as a passer. In the meantime, his rushing ability should keep him in the low-end QB1 conversation again in 2020.
Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen was on target on only 31 percent of passes that traveled at least 20 yards down the field, according to Pro Football Focus. The average in the NFL was 43 percent.
Fantasy Spin: Allen has a few downfield threats in Stefon Diggs and John Brown, so it would help the offense if he can improve his deep ball. Allen should be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback or a high-end No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen planned out two separate "camps" for his teammates this offseason during the coronavirus pandemic. The first one was staged in California, with rookie running back Zack Moss and rookie wide receivers Gabriel Davis and Isaiah Hodgins on hand. The second camp was a lot more detailed and took place in Miami. Allen thinks both camps were great for everyone to get to know each other better and build more valuable chemistry. The young signal-caller is working to schedule another trip right before camp next month. It's nice to see Allen taking a leadership role in a unique offseason, but it remains to be seen if he can take the next step as a passer in 2020. If he does, he has easy top-five fantasy upside at his position because of his ability to also rack up points with his legs.
Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen will be running an offense which returns a league-most 95.4 percent of its 2019 snaps.
Fantasy Spin: Of course, Allen has one notable new toy to work with in WR Stefon Diggs, but the overall continuity should help Allen take even more strides in his third season as the Bills' starter. Value him as a low-end but solid QB1.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen does not sound like he is going to change the way he plays football anytime soon. "I'm going to continue to play the game the way I love it," said Allen. He threw for 3,089 passing yards with 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions last season. Allen is known for having a cannon when it comes to arm strength, but he does need to improve his accuracy. It sounds like he plans to continue to air it out next season. Because of his ability to use his legs to rack up yards and fantasy points, Allen is a QB1 with high-end upside if he can take the next step as an accurate passer and sound decision-maker.
Buffalo Bills WR John Brown caught 10-of-26 deep targets from QB Josh Allen in 2019, resulting in a 38.5 completion percentage and 109.5 passer rating on those throws. All the other Bills combined to catch four of Allen's 37 deep pass attempts, greatly contributing to Allen's league-worst 22.2 percent completion rate on deep passes last season.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen was the only player on NFL.com's Nick Shook's list of top-10 QBs under pressure to have a negative completion percentage above expectation in 2019, but his passer rating under pressure (80) and TD-to-interception ratio of 5:2 land him at No. 9. He took three and a half seconds on average to get rid of the football when under pressure, something he faced 125 times while completing 87 passes. Allen's legs give him considerable fantasy upside at his position, but if he can improve his decision-making and accuracy down the field, he has realistic top-five upside in 2020. Gaining wide receiver Stefon Diggs as his new No. 1 target certainly won't hurt.
Jacksonville Jaguars edge-rushing linebacker Josh Allen had an incredible rookie season in 2019, being selected to the Pro Bowl with 54 total disruptions and 10.5 sacks. He had a disruption rate of 16.2 percent and a sack rate of 3.1 percent, but how much of his success had to do with fellow pass-rushers Calais Campbell and Yannick Ngakoue? Campbell is now playing in Baltimore after a trade and Ngakoue is disgruntled and wants to be traded. If Ngakoue leaves, too, Allen will have a tougher time putting up those kind of numbers in his second season. The 22-year-old seventh overall pick should still be a force to be reckoned with for years to come, but he might not be a weekly starter in IDP leagues just yet.
Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen has 17 rushing touchdowns in 27 career starts. Only free-agent QB Cam Newton (Panthers) has had more rushing touchdowns in his first 27 starts.
Fantasy Spin: Despite below average accuracy, Newton has been a high-end fantasy quarterback for much of his career because of his rushing stats. Allen may never reach Newton's level, but his running ability can keep him in the QB1 mix.
Buffalo Bills WR Stefon Diggs has only worked with QB Josh Allen during drills at the recent workouts in Florida.
Fantasy Spin: The team has not been able to hold offseason workouts, but Allen and Diggs have found a way to work on building their chemistry. Diggs likely will be the top option in the passing game this upcoming season and should be considered a No. 2 wide receiver in most fantasy leagues.
Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen worked out with several of the team's pass catchers in Florida Thursday, May 28, including WR Stefon Diggs. RB Devin Singletary, WRs John Brown, Isaiah McKenzie, Nick Easley, WR Gabriel Davis and Isaiah Hodgins and TEs Dawson Knox, Tommy Sweeney, Jason Croom and Nate Becker were among the players participating in the workout.
Fantasy Spin: The Bills have not been able to practice this offseason, so Allen and his teammates have begun working out together. Allen is coming off a solid 2019 season and should be helped with the addition of Diggs. He should be at least a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues and could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen and wide receiver Stefon Diggs have gathered in Florida this week to work out together. Allen and backup Matt Barkley threw to rookies Isaiah Hodgins, Gabriel Davis and Zack Moss in California earlier this month. It's the first time that Allen and Diggs have met since the Bills acquired Diggs from the Vikings in March. Others present in Florida include quarterback Jake Fromm, receivers John Brown, Robert Foster, Cole Beasley, Isaiah McKenzie and Nick Easley, running back Devin Singletary and tight ends Dawson Knox, Tommy Sweeney, Nate Becker and Jason Croom. Allen has the weapons around him to take another leap in 2020 if he develops as a passer, giving him top-five QB upside. Diggs' ceiling depends on how much Allen improves with deep-ball accuracy, making him a midrange WR2.
Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen ran 21 times in the red zone in 2019 and scored nine touchdowns on those runs - four more rushing scores than any other quarterback had inside the 20.
Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen forced 20 missed tackles while running in 2019, which ranked second among quarterbacks.
Fantasy Spin: Allen rushed for 510 yards and nine touchdowns last season to go along with his 3,089 passing yards and 20 passing touchdowns. His running ability adds to his fantasy value and could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in some deeper leagues.
Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen completed 69 percent of his passes during two receivers within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage - the worst rate by any qualifying quarterback last season.
Fantasy Spin: Allen has been a much better quarterback in fantasy than real life through two NFL seasons, and this is yet another stat that reinforces the notion. To their credit, the Bills have given him a quality supporting cast that should be capable of snagging a few more of his errant throws if his accuracy doesn't improve much in 2020. So long as his rushing numbers remain somewhat steady, Allen should remain firmly in the fantasy QB1 conversation this summer.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen and new wide receiver Stefon Diggs, who was acquired in a mid-March trade from the Vikings, haven't been able to work together on the field due to the coronavirus restrictions. However, general manager Brandon Beane said the two "have been (video) gaming" as a way to get to know each other better. It's not on-field work, but it could lead to trust between the two that can translate to the football field later this year. The Bills aren't the only team dealing with slow development with new players in new systems, but the chemistry between Allen and his new No. 1 wideout will be something to watch in 2020. Diggs should remain a strong WR2 in his new home as a run-after-the catch threat, but Allen's inconsistency in the passing game could make him a frustrating weekly play for fantasy owners.
Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen completed a mere 17.1 percent of his throws that traveled at least 20 yards downfield, according to Pro Football Focus. It tied Pittsburgh Steelers QB Mason Rudolph for the worst mark in the league.
Fantasy Spin: Allen's accuracy has long been his biggest shortcoming, but the Bills have taken several steps to help him out since he was drafted in 2018. The latest addition is Stefon Diggs, who is generally considered one of the best route-runners in the league. Fantasy owners can hope that Diggs' arrival will allow Allen to complete over 60 percent of his throws in 2020 - he hasn't reached that mark yet in his career - which would only augment his ability as a runner. Consider him a low-end QB1 again this season.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen had a solid 2019 campaign on paper, but looked completely lost during their playoff loss to the Houston Texans. Head coach Sean McDermott said most times, how the quarterback goes is how the team goes." Allen threw for 3,089 passing yards with 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions last season. However, his accuracy and decision making are still a question mark going into his third season as the starting quarterback. There's no doubt that Allen has the arm strength and potential to be the captain of this team. However, it's time for him to step up in a big way for Buffalo in 2020.
With the 128th pick in the NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills took UCF wide receiver Gabriel Davis. Davis is a bigger-bodied receiver who can use his length to make plays and grab jump balls, though he lacks some of the quickness that youd like to see from receivers at the NFL level. Davis wont be expected to contribute immediately in Buffalo, as the team has John Brown, Stefon Diggsand Cole Beasley, but he could potentially provide a red-zone threat situationally and be a future deep threat for quarterback Josh Allen in 2021 or 2022. But for now, this landing spot isnt good for Davis immediate fantasy value, nor for his dynasty value.