Javorius Allen
Javorius Allen
28-Year-Old Running BackRB
New York Giants
2019 Fantasy Outlook
A fourth-round pick of the Ravens in 2015, Allen's role oscillated wildly from season to season, depending on the team's backfield needs. When given regular carries, he didn't display much, never surpassing 4.0 YPC in the two campaigns in which he notched 130-plus rushes (2015 and 2017). Most of his utility came as a receiver, as he managed at least 35 catches in three separate years (2015, 2017 and 2018). Overall, Allen has posted a measly 4.4 yards per touch with 14 total TDs in 54 career games. With the move to New Orleans, he'll compete with the likes of Dwayne Washington and rookie UDFA Devine Ozigbo for slotting behind the RB duo of Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Giants in October of 2019.
Replaces Hilliman in NY backfield
RBNew York Giants
October 11, 2019
Allen signed with the Giants on Friday, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
Allen will replace undrafted rookie Jon Hilliman, who was waived Friday after struggling in the lead backfield role during Thursday's 35-14 loss to New England. The Giants presumably expect to have Saquon Barkley (ankle) and/or Wayne Gallman (concussion) back in the lineup for Week 7 against Arizona.
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How do Javorius Allen's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 0"
218 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.53 sec
Shuttle Time
4.28 sec
Cone Drill
6.96 sec
Vertical Jump
35.5 in
Broad Jump
121 in
Bench Press
11 reps
Hand Length
9.38 in
Arm Length
31.75 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
After disappearing from the offense the previous season, Allen played 16 games in 2017 and resumed his role as the Ravens' top pass-catching back, setting career highs in rushing yards and receptions. The 26-year-old looks the part of a feature back at 6-0, 220, but his size has never translated into powering through tackles, and he instead relies on his agility to make defenders miss while ultimately lacking the speed to outrun them in the open field. He's solid in pass protection, though, and his skill set should allow him to remain the third-down complement to starter Alex Collins. Allen's role could grow if Collins can't duplicate his out-of-nowhere performance from 2017, and it remains to be seen what the offense will look like once the team begins the transition from Joe Flacco to Lamar Jackson. Heading into his fourth season, Allen's ceiling appears firmly capped by both his expected role and his personal limitations as a runner.
Allen parlayed a successful collegiate career at USC into being a fourth-round selection for the Ravens in 2015, and he showed promising early returns as a rookie. However, the Ravens added Terrance West as a free agent and spent a draft pick on Kenneth Dixon in 2016, showing that the organization wasn't sold on Allen as a key backfield component. Allen's carry total dropped from 137 in 2015 to just nine in 2016. He primarily played on special teams, but was listed as inactive for the final five games of the season. Kenneth Dixon's expected season-long absence could lead to Allen seeing more offensive snaps, but he'd still be at-best the third option behind West and Danny Woodhead. Allen's trajectory within the organization makes it difficult to see the USC product having much of a fantasy impact in 2017.
Injuries forced Allen into a starting role for the final six games of his rookie year, and he wasn't particularly flashy, managing just 3.5 yards per carry over that span. That said, there's something to be said for volume and versatility — Allen touched the ball 133 times the final six weeks (including 37 catches on 49 targets) and wound up being the No. 3 PPR back and No. 6 standard back over that period. Let's also give some of the credit to offensive coordinator Marc Trestman, who's the best friend a pass-catching back ever had. Nonetheless, nothing in Allen's tape or efficiency stats carved out a definitive role for his second season. The Ravens hope to get Justin Forsett back to full health this year, they drafted rookie Kenneth Dixon in the fourth round and they have others on standby (Lorenzo Taliaferro, Terrance West, Trent Richardson). Are we sure Jamal Lewis and Priest Holmes don't want to give it a shot, too? Allen has shown he can be quietly effective in a featured role, but he'll need the dominoes to fall just right for him to be a fantasy factor in 2016. There's too much crowding here.
A fourth-round pick out of USC, Allen was considered one of the most NFL-ready backs in this year's draft. While he doesn't possess breakaway speed and isn't as physical a runner as his 6-0, 221-pound frame suggests, Allen was extremely elusive in college as his acceleration and quick feet made defenders miss. He also displayed aptitude in the passing game, both as a receiver and in blitz pickup, which could allow him to become a three-down back if he gets the opportunity. New offensive coordinator Marc Trestman made the most of Matt Forte's skills in Chicago, and while Allen may not be at Forte's level as a player, incoming coaches sometimes prefer “their guys” over holdovers. Despite his initial spot on the depth chart behind Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro, Allen seemingly has a chance to make an impact this season.
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Released from IR
RBFree Agent
August 9, 2019
Allen (undisclosed) was released from the Saints' IR on Friday according to the NFL's official transaction log.
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Lands on IR
RBNew Orleans Saints
July 30, 2019
Allen (undisclosed) has been placed on IR, Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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Inks deal with New Orleans
RBNew Orleans Saints
May 28, 2019
Allen signed a contract with the Saints on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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Trying out for Saints
RBFree Agent
May 23, 2019
Allen worked out for the Saints on Thursday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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Still available on open market
RBFree Agent
April 12, 2019
Allen remains unsigned after the first four weeks of the 2019 league year, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
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