Allen had six carries for 25 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 39-38 loss to the Steelers and added two receptions for 32 yards.
Although Allen saw just 13 offensive snaps, he made the most of his opportunities by punching in his third and fourth touchdowns of the season. By comparison, Alex Collins led the way with 29 snaps and Danny Woodhead was on the field for 24 plays, showing that Allen is still the third option out of the Baltimore backfield. Allen has played less than 20 snaps in each of the last four games, which coincides with Woodhead's return from a hamstring injury. Look for Allen to maintain a similar role Sunday when the Ravens return to action against the Browns.
Allen had seven carries for 22 yards to go with one catch for four yards in Sunday's win over the Lions.
Allen has been running better than the numbers may suggest, but there's no denying that his role has been scaled back considerably since Danny Woodhead returned from injury. In the last three games, Allen has a grand total of 18 touches on 38 offensive snaps. For context, Allen hadn't played less than 30 snaps in any game prior to Week 11 when Woodhead got back on the field. The Ravens' crowded running back situation has effectively left Allen as the third back in the pecking order, making it tough to justify holding a roster spot for him in most formats.
Allen rushed for 15 yards and a touchdown on five carries and added a two-yard catch during Monday's 23-16 win over Houston.
Allen got some help from his teammates on a 10-yard score to tie things up early in the second quarter. He cut up the field and was stopped inside the 5-yard line before a crowd of teammates helped push him in. It was just the second rushing score of the season for Allen. The third-year back has also hauled in two receiving scores, but those receiver-out-of-the-backfield opportunities are likely to go toward Danny Woodhead moving forward. While Allen should get more touches than the typical No. 3 back in Baltimore's ball-control offense, don't expect too much.
Allen had three carries for eight yards and caught his only target for a nine-yard gain in Sunday's 23-0 win over the packers.
With Alex Collins serving as the lead back and Danny Woodhead returning from injured reserve to handle passing downs, Allen was relegated to the No. 3 role. He entered the game as Baltimore's leader in carries, targets, receptions and scrimmage yards, but Allen is unlikely to surpass a handful of touches per week going forward unless Collins or Woodhead suffers an injury. This essentially is the role that Allen was expected to handle prior to the season, albeit with Terrance West (rather than Collins) acting as the lead back. West was a healthy scratch for Sunday's game, and his lack of special teams value likely will prevent him from challenging Allen for the No. 3 RB job.
Allen caught seven of eight targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Titans and added seven carries for 21 yards.
Alex Collins remains the lead back on standard downs, but Allen re-emerged as a go-to target out of the backfield on passing downs Sunday after making just one reception in his previous outing. Allen's seven receptions were one shy of tying a season-high and his touchdown grab was his first since Week 2. Baltimore is heading into the bye week and considering that Danny Woodhead could be healthy by the time the Ravens return to action, Allen could see a scaled-back role moving forward.
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