Josh Allen

Josh Allen


Chance of Injury in 2021: question mark 36%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 2.8%
Projected Games missed for 2021: question mark 1.5
Durability: question mark 1

High Risk


Josh Allen Player Overview

What You Need To Know:

  • Allen’s rushing prowess continued in year 2. He scored 9 times after notching 8 such scores in 2018.
  • His accuracy remained poor, but the Bills surrounded him with a weak cast beyond John Brown.
  • Year 3 brings a major WR upgrade with the arrival of Stefon Diggs. There’s no question this offense is Buffalo’s strongest since Allen arrived, but fantasy-friendly volume still figures to remain spotty.

Allen pays off

Shaky real-life QB … strong fantasy option.

That was Allen’s story in 2019, as he rushed his way to a QB9 finish. He ranked 3rd among QBs in rush attempts (109), 2nd in rush yards (510) and 1st in TDs (9). The 233-pounder popped in 8 of his 9 TDs inside the 10-yard line, as he handled 11 rushes from that area.

As a passer, Allen ranked 5th in air yards per attempt — proof of his fantasy-friendly aggressiveness. He was strong in the red zone with 12 TDs and 0 picks, too. But beyond that, he remained an inefficient thrower with a 71.7% adjusted completion rate — 32nd among 44 QBs with 100 dropbacks — and only 6.7 yards per attempt. Even after getting the best from John Brown, Allen’s adjusted rate on deep throws was just 30.9% —39th among 46 QBs with 10+ deep attempts.

The kid’s still young — but you get the picture. Allen’s been a much better QB in fantasy than in reality.

2020 outlook

The Bills shipped a Round 1 pick to Minnesota for Stefon Diggs, He provides a needed upgrade for a Bills WR corps that had Isaiah McKenzie (39), Duke Williams (19), Robert Foster (18) and Zay Jones (18) rank behind Brown and Cole Beasley in targets.

Allen has worked out with Diggs — and the rest of Buffalo’s key skill guys — as early as May. Diggs has yet to play a full season but is proven as one of the league’s top route runners.

Brown returns to provide the deep threat after nearly reaching 15.0 yards per catch in his 1st season as a Bill. Beasley supplies the chain…

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Josh Allen Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Sep 29, 2019 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Allen left his team's Week 4 game against the New England Patriots in the fourth quarter with a head injury. He was available for the next game
Oct 14, 2018 NFL Arm Elbow Sprain Allen missed 4 games with a right elbow injury. Specifically, the injury was to his UCL.
Nov 11, 2017 Non-NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Allen missed the final 2 regular-season games with a sprained AC joint in his throwing shoulder. He was able to return for the bowl game.
Sep 12, 2015 Non-NFL Shoulder Clavicle Fracture Allen broke his right clavicle in 7 different places in his 1st career start at Wyoming.
Oct 28, 2011 Non-NFL Shoulder Clavicle Fracture Allen missed 4 games of his sophomore season of high school with a broken right collarbone.