After some maneuvering in the receiving corps the last 24 hours, the Packers made the easy decision to keep Allison in the fold. There's little question he won't fill the leadership void left behind by the release of Jordy Nelson, but Allison's usage should increase in three-wide formations alongside Davante Adams and Randall Cobb. As it stands, Allison seems destined to surpass his career-high marks of 23 catches (on 39 targets) for 253 yards from 2017.
Allison occupied the No. 4 spot on the depth chart at the wide receiver spot for most of the campaign, but his numbers took a small step forward in his second season. The Packers re-signed fellow receiver Davante Adams to a multi-year deal before 2017 came to a close, but they will have decisions to make on wideouts Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, who carry hefty salaries in 2018. If either or both move on, that could allow Allison to move up the ranks, and give him a chance to post more games like his 122-yard outing from Week 3, in which he had Aaron Rodgers throwing him the ball.
Allison suffered a finger injury during Sunday's game in Detroit, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Listed as questionable to return, Allison hurt one of the fingers on his right hand. If his pass-catching is compromised enough, the Packers may hold him out of the remainder of the contest. With Davante Adams (concussion) and Jordy Nelson (shoulder) inactive, the wideout corps would be whittled down to Randall Cobb, Michael Clark, Trevor Davis and Jeff Janis.
Allison (illness) is active Week 17 against the Lions.
Allison returned to practice Friday after missing the first two sessions of the week, which set the stage for the wideout to suit up in Green Bay's final game of the 2017 season. On paper, Allison should be poised to see additional volume in the passing game, as top wideouts Davante Adams (concussion) and Jordy Nelson (shoulder) have already been ruled out. Few receivers outside of Adams have been able to survive the absence of Aaron Rodgers, however, so it's difficult to count on production from Allison in a meaningless game, especially if he's less than 100 percent. Randall Cobb, Michael Clark and even Trevor Davis should also be in the mix in a passing attack led by Brett Hundley.
Allison (illness) returned to practice Friday as a limited participant and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Detroit, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
With Davante Adams (concussion) and Jordy Nelson (shoulder) both ruled out, Allison could be in for a starter's workload if he's able to play in the season finale. If not, Trevor Davis likely would join Randall Cobb and Michael Clark in three-wide formations, with Jeff Janis potentially also getting some opportunities. Sunday's inactive list won't necessarily confirm Allison's status as the Packers will need to use six of the seven spots on players that have already been ruled out. With four other players listed as questionable, Green Bay may need to keep someone active even if they aren't deemed healthy enough to play. Allison seems likely to give it a go, considering he's dealing with an illness rather than an injury. It'll be tough to bank on any kind of target volume, as Adams has been the only piece of the Green Bay passing game to survive Aaron Rodgers' absence.
|2016||Green Bay Packers||10||2||12||202||16.8||39||2||3||0||11|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||15||2||23||253||11.0||72||0||1||1||10|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||10||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||15||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||10||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||15||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||15||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|