Posted by Brandon Niles
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 9:13pm
Week 3 vs. Denver Broncos
Javorius Allen scored his second touchdown in as many weeks against the Bengals last week on a surprising short-yardage carry. Allen is typically used on passing downs—as evidenced by his seven targets last week—making it surprising to see him getting goal-line work over the physical Alex Collins. Allen only gained eight yards on six carries, so it doesn’t seem like he’s going to take the lead back job away from Collins anytime soon. However, he’ll continue to get change-of-pace work.
Against the Broncos this week, he’s still too risky from a workload perspective to bank on. The touchdowns won’t continue at this pace, so his value is limited to being a low-end flex option in deep PPR leagues.