Josh Allen | Bills QB

Date of Birth:  05/21/1996
Age:  22
Height  6'5"
Weight:   223
College:  Wyoming
Drafted:  2018 | Round 1 | Pick 7
Depth Chart:  Starter

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Josh Allen | Bills QB

Josh Allen (right elbow) has been ruled out for Week 10.

The Bills have announced that Matt Barkley is expected to start against the Jets, as they're looking to get a spark on offense against the Jets with Nathan Peterman struggling. The good news for Allen is he appears to be close to a return after being limited in practice all week, so he should have a decent shot of playing in Week 12 after Buffalo's bye next week.

Josh Allen | Bills QB

Josh Allen (right elbow) is officially listed as questionable for Week 10.

This was expected with Allen remaining limited in practice today. It looks like the rookie quarterback's status will come down to how he's feeling on gameday, though we'd expect the team to exercise caution if he's not very close to 100%. Allen's status will be known by 11:30 AM ET on Sunday.

Josh Allen | Bills QB

Josh Allen (right elbow) will be limited in today's practice.

Bills head coach Sean McDermott says they're still working through the quarterback situation, indicating there's still hope for Allen to play this Sunday against the Jets. Nevertheless, we'll see how he's listed on the official Week 10 injury report when it's released later today.

Josh Allen | Bills QB

Josh Allen (right elbow) remains limited in practice.

Two straight limited practices is a good sign for Allen, but he probably needs to get in a full practice before feeling good about his chances of playing. Expect the Bills to exercise caution with their rookie franchise quarterback, so Allen is on the doubtful side of things for now. We'll see how he's listed on the official Week 10 injury report when it's released tomorrow.

Josh Allen | Bills QB

Josh Allen (right elbow) practiced on a limited basis today.

The rookie quarterback is nearing a return, and getting back to practice—even on a limited basis—is a good sign. We'll continue tracking Allen as he looks to make his return to the field for the Bills.

Josh Allen | Bills QB

Josh Allen is expected to miss at least two or three games after receiving a second opinion on his elbow, according to Tom Pelissero.

Dr. James Andrews checked out the rookie’s injury, and it’s fortunately not going to require surgery. However, the expectation is that Allen will miss two or three games and then be week-to-week after that, so Buffalo will be without their franchise quarterback at least into November. In the mean time, Nathan Peterman or veteran Derek Anderson will look to keep the Bills competitive, but it’s going to be a tall task surrounded by the league’s worst supporting cast. Hopefully Allen makes a full recovery and is able to continue progressing in 2018.

Josh Allen | Bills QB

Josh Allen (elbow) is week-to-week, head coach Sean McDermott has announced.

Allen left Sunday's loss to the Texans in the third quarter before Nathan Peterman took over for the remainder of the game, so it's not a surprise considering it was an injury to Allen's throwing arm and he couldn't return to the game. Buffalo recently signed veteran Derek Anderson to mentor the rookie, and McDermott said that "all options will be on the table" at quarterback this week, suggesting Anderson could end up starting over Peterman if Allen is unable to go. This probably doesn't impact Buffalo's skill-position players much, but Kelvin Benjamin—who declined to run routes with the No. 7 overall pick before the game yesterday—could get a boost after spending with with Anderson in Carolina. Also, the Colts will be a top-end D/ST streamer for Week 7. Hopefully Allen can heal up and continue progressing after leading the Bills to a couple wins already in his young career.

Josh Allen | Bills QB

Josh Allen (elbow) did not return in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

Allen was forced to leave the game with a elbow injury in the third quarter, but Nathan Peterman unfortunately threw a couple interceptions in the final two minutes as the Bills lost, 20-13. Before leaving the game, Allen was 10/17 for 84 yards through the air with four carries for 20 yards on the ground. Hopefully the injury is nothing serious for the rookie and he can return to the field next week against the Colts, but Buffalo could be without their franchise quarterback for some time considering it's a throwing-arm issue. We'll provide an update when one is available.

Josh Allen | Bills QB

Josh Allen leaves game with elbow injury; is questionable to return.

It's unclear what happened to the rookie quarterback, but he's on the bench as Nathan Peterman enters the game for the Bills. The rookie quarterback was taking some big hits as he puts his body on the line to pickup yardage, so perhaps something happened to his throwing elbow. Hopefully it's not too serious, but we'll update you as more information becomes available.

Josh Allen | Bills QB

Josh Allen, Bills upset the Titans to improve to 2-3.

Allen was 10/19 for 82 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception, also adding four carries for 19 yards and a score in a 13-12 victory. The stats weren't pretty on a day that Buffalo ran it 43 times, but Allen was able to get the team in field goal range for a last-second game-winner, and he continues to show flashes—like on his 14-yard touchdown run—that should have the Bills excited. Next week, the No. 7 overall pick will look to get his third win when Buffalo travels to Houston. Consider Allen a completely unpredictable QB2 option.

Josh Allen | Bills QB

Josh Allen throws two interceptions in Packers' loss.

Coming off a huge win in Minnesota last week, Allen and the Bills had another tough task facing the Packers in Lambeau Field. Buffalo was shut out, as they couldn't get much going offensively through the air or on the ground. Allen was 16/33 for 151 yards and two touchdowns along with five carries for 19 yards; he also lost a fumble in the game. The rookie quarterback was sacked seven times, as he was under constant pressure and couldn't escape danger behind an offensive line that really struggled. Allen has two touchdowns and four interceptions through three NFL starts, but he should get better with more experience and more help around him. Keep in mind this is arguably the worst supporting cast in the league that he's playing with.

Josh Allen | Bills QB

Josh Allen, Bills shock the Vikings with dominant road victory.

Allen completed 15/22 passes for 196 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions, also adding ten carries for 39 yards and two scores in a 27-6 win. It's been a season with a lot of surprises thus far, but this was probably the biggest, as despite facing the best defense in the league and a legitimate Super Bowl contender, Allen looked like the best player on the field. He started things off in the first quarter with a ten-yard touchdown run that was capped off with a Superman dive to outrun Anthony Barr, and the rookie later hurdled Barr with ease on another first-down conversion. After that, Allen found Jason Croom down the right sideline for a 26-yard score and then rushed for another touchdown on a quarterback sneak. Overall, it was a phenomenal performance by a quarterback that many "experts" said wouldn't be ready to start for one or two years, and while there will be growing pains, Buffalo fans should feel confident that they have their guy. Allen's rushing upside alone puts him on the streaming radar heading into a Week 4 matchup with the Packers.

Josh Allen | Bills QB

Josh Allen shows flashes in first career start.

Allen completed 18/33 passes for 245 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions, also adding eight rushes for 32 yards in a 31-20 loss to the Chargers. The rookie made some ill-advised throws, including an interception that he tossed on the run into traffic, but he didn't have much help behind a sub-par offensive line with a lack of talent at receiver. Overall, Allen absorbed five sacks, and he escaped others based on his individual playmaking ability. Unfortunately, a difficult matchup in Week 2 will only be followed up by the toughest one imaginable as the Bills head to Minnesota next Sunday, so Allen should remain on the bench or waiver wire for now.

Josh Allen | Bills QB

Josh Allen | Bills QB

Josh Allen is starting Week 2 for the Bills, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Nathan Peterman drew the start in Week 1 against the Ravens, and there was some thought that he would continue starting against an extremely difficult opening few games of the season for Buffalo. However, after Peterman struggled to get anything going to open the season, the Bills are going with the potent rookie quarterback Allen; also, Peterman threw five first-half interceptions in last year's matchup against this week's opponent, the Chargers. In relief last week, Allen went 6/15 for 74 passing yards while adding four carries for 26 rushing yards. Allen is not a recommended fantasy option at such a deep position quite yet, but he's someone to keep an eye on because of his dual-threat potential.

Josh Allen | Bills QB

Josh Allen makes NFL debut in Week 1 loss.

The Bills were getting blown out by the Ravens, so Allen was inserted into the game for starter Nathan Peterman, who threw two interceptions. All things considered, Allen played pretty well, going 6/15 for 74 passing yards while adding four carries for 26 rushing yards. Even if Allen draws the Week 2 start, it'll be hard to trust him in fantasy lineups behind what might be the league's worst offensive line.

Josh Allen | Bills QB

Josh Allen (head) has been cleared to return to today's game.

Allen looked fine after taking a big hit late in the second half, and he indeed is OK and can return to the game. He might be done anyway, but we'll see if he gets more time. Hopefully the offensive line protects their rookie quarterback if he does hit the field again today.

Josh Allen | Bills QB

Josh Allen leaves preseason game with apparent head injury.

Allen just took a big hit with under a minute to go in the first half, and his head slammed on the turf. The rookie quarterback appeared to want to remain in the game, but it was out of his hands. Allen is now headed to the locker room, and his day is almost certainly done. Buffalo's offense line played very poorly against Cincinnati, giving Allen (sacked five times) little time to throw, which makes it a tough evaluation for the coaches as they determine a starting quarterback. Allen was 6/12 for 34 yards before leaving. We might see Allen in the team's fourth preseason game this week.

Josh Allen | Bills QB

Bills head coach Sean McDermott says the team is going to "mix [Josh Allen] in with the starters" during minicamp this week.

Allen has been and will continue to work with the third unit, but it makes sense for Buffalo to see how he does in limited action with the starters. The No. 7 overall pick could quickly jump Nathan Peterman on the depth chart if he shows well, and we believe he has a good chance of opening up the regular season as the starter over A.J. McCarron, though he will need to earn it. If Allen does see the field as a rookie, he might have some fantasy value due to his ability as a runner. In rookie drafts, the strong-armed signal-caller should probably be the first quarterback off the board.

Josh Allen | Bills QB

Bills trade up, get their quarterback in Wyoming's Josh Allen.

After only two quarterbacks (Baker Mayfield to the Browns; Sam Darnold to the Jets) went in the top six of the draft, Buffalo make the jump from No. 12 overall to No. 7 overall, giving Tampa Bay two second-round selections to move up. GM Brandon Beane deserves credit for sticking to his guns and not giving up multiple first-round picks to move up in position for a quarterback. And Josh Allen is a big, strong quarterback that should fit perfectly in Buffalo and their cold-weather Northeast climate. Beane, who used to be in Carolina's front office, is familiar with a similar quarterback in Cam Newton, who had similar accuracy questions coming into the NFL. Because the Bills signed A.J. McCarron in free agency, there is no rush to play Allen in year one. The fantasy outlook for Allen is extremely bright long-term, but he might not see the field early as a rookie.

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