Allen did not play an offensive snap against the Falcons. Ty Montgomery's ascent has now neutralized Allen's presence in the Baltimore offense. Since the bye week, Allen's snap counts check in at five, one and zero on offense. Allen still sees time on special teams, but any sort of fantasy-relevant role is seemingly out the window.
Allen had a two-yard carry on his lone offensive snap in Sunday's 34-17 win over the Raiders. Ty Montgomery seems to have taken Allen's role as the de facto pass-catching back out of the Baltimore backfield. The former Packer played 28 offensive snaps and had 11 touches from scrimmage compared to Allen's one snap. Allen now profiles as the No.4 back in the Baltimore offense when Alex Collins is active, and with Lamar Jackson absorbing a fair share of carries, there simply aren't enough touches to go around for the former USC Trojan.
Allen carried the ball once for a 2-yard gain during Sunday's 24-21 win over Cincinnati. Allen can't blame his uneventful day on the insertion of a run-first quarterback and sudden emergence of rookie Gus Edwards, but they certainly didn't help. Allen now has just six carries since Week 6. He had kept his value up as a receiver, with 14 catches in his previous four games, but that worth might be diluted if Jackson continues to play in place of Joe Flacco (hip). Allen's value is probably low as a runner no matter what, but keep an eye on the quarterback situation to see if Allen is likely to see a couple of passes come his way. Sunday brings a Raiders defense ranked 17th in opponent passing yards at 245 per game.
Allen took one carry for six yards and caught five passes for eight yards in a 23-16 loss to the Steelers on Sunday. Ty Montgomery was inactive for his first game as a member of the Ravens, but he should be ready to push Allen for playing time on passing downs after a Week 10 bye. Allen has produced just 5.6 yards per catch this season and 6.3 per catch for his career, lacking the speed or elusiveness to take advantage of his reliable hands. The Ravens presumably hope to reduce his role over the final seven weeks of the season.
Allen had three carries for three yards and added three catches on three targets for 21 yards Sunday against the Saints. Allen's effectiveness as a runner has been non-existent of late with all of four carries for four yards in his last two games. He has remained effective in the passing game, but his early-season value was mostly bolstered by his work near the goal line. In the last two games, the Ravens have turned to Alex Collins and even Lamar Jackson to punch it into the end zone. With Allen failing to get much traction on the ground between the 20s, the Ravens aren't finding much reason to give him carries near the goal line now, either. Allen and the Ravens will face the Panthers in Week 8.
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