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Kyle Allen

#2 QB,

Steelers

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ACTUAL 2022

16 FPTS

RANK: 61

2023 SEASON

13 FPTS

RANK: 69

AGE

27 yrs

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

6'3'' / 210 lbs

COLLEGE

Houston

SEASONGPFPTSRANKPAATTPACMPPAYDPATDPAINTCOMP%RUATTRUYDRUTD
202311369th32192151159.4undefinedundefinedundefined
202221661st78464162459.06130
3yr Ave68440th19812513517663%14481

Lands in Pittsburgh

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-25

The Steelers agreed to terms on a contract with Allen on Monday, Alan Saunders of SteelersNow.com reports.

Allen lands in a quarterback room that just brought in new faces Russell Wilson and Justin Fields. Currently Wilson looks to be the favorite to start, though coach Mike Tomlin has stated that Fields will get opportunities to compete. Allen, meanwhile, looks firmly comfortable as the No. 3 option on the depth chart. He served as the backup to Josh Allen in 2023.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022

9.8
6.1

Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingPassing StatsRushing StatsAdvanced Passing StatsTargets
WEEKSTADIUMGAMERANKSPREADO/UATTCMPYDTDINTCOMP%RATINGATTYDTDAIRCATCH20YD+PLAYWRRBTE
12 @MIA Outdoor 84° 9.8 29th 14.045.539262151266.767.84120469%33%25%49%26%23%
13 CLE Dome 37° 6.1 29th 7.547.539202011251.353.5210459%0%44%41%18%36%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsPassing AveragesRushing Averages
LOCATIONSTADIUMGPGSGMRANKYDTDINTCOMP%RATINGAIRCATCH20YD+YDTD
Home Outdoor 4 37.653rd960.5061.194.969%50%670.3
Home Retractable Dome 1 16.117th2011.0251.353.559%0%410.0
Away Outdoor 2 212.937th2481.51.570.483.172%40%4100.0
Away Retractable Dome 1 06.752nd671.0080.0127.980%0%600.0

Career Stats by Season: 2018 to 2022

Fantasy PointsPassing StatsRushing StatsAdvanced Passing StatsTargets
SEASONAGETEAMGPGSTOTALRANKATTCMPYDTDINTCMP%RATINGATTYDTDAIRCATCH20YD+PLAYWRRBTE
2018 22 CAR 2 1 27 47th31202662064.5113.151918.765%75%-58%23%19%
2019 23 CAR 13 12 177 28th4893033,322171662.0803210625.468%22%21%54%24%17%
2020 24 undefined 4 4 45 44th87606104169.099.372614.871%60%35%47%28%16%
2021 25 undefined 2 0 8 64th19121201063.298.621106.274%0%4%74%5%16%
2022 26 HOU 2 2 16 61st78464162459.060.661303.764%11%34%45%22%30%
*"Air" yards thrown per completion. Pass was "Catch"able. Percent of passes thrown "20yds+" that were completed. "Play" action pass percent of total pass plays.

Bad development for positioning

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-07

The Bills signed veteran quarterback Mitch Trubisky to a two-year deal on Wednesday, presumably to serve as Josh Allen's top backup.

Kyle Allen played the backup role for Josh Allen in 2023, but with the latter mostly healthy that yielded only spot mop-up duties, as the former never even attempted a pass. Kyle Allen likely won't be doing that for the Bills in 2024 following the Trubisky signing, as Trubisky comes with a better resume and has a first-round label from 2017. Plus, Trubisky is better suited to serve as at least a partial replica of Josh Allen, as both have strong arms, can be tough to tackle and have running ability. There may no longer be room for Kyle Allen on the roster.

Limited action in seven games

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-22

Allen finished the 2023 regular season with seven appearances, most of it coming in mop-up duty, and zero starts.

Mop-up duty by be selling Allen's role a bit strong, as he never attempted a pass and rushed for minus-13 yards. Given the amount of time that teammate Josh Allen has to play the role of Superman and his propensity for running the ball so frequently, it's a bit of a surprise that Kyle Allen wasn't needed for at least 1-2 starts. We'll see if the Bills bring him back for the No. 2 role again next season, where he'd potentially be given the keys to a fantasy luxury vehicle if his teammate were to miss any time. At the very least, it would save some extra tailoring work for the team equipment manager again.

Mops up in Week 15

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-20

Allen played Buffalo's final seven snaps on offense in Sunday's 31-10 win over the Cowboys, attempting no passes and kneeling down twice for minus-2 yards.

Allen checked into the game with 10:37 remaining in the fourth quarter, when Buffalo held a commanding 31-3 lead. The Bills didn't ask Allen to do anything more than to keep the clock moving, as the team ran the ball on all seven of his plays. Allen has yet to attempt a pass this season despite coming off the bench on six occasions this season, usually in garbage-time scenarios.

Sees action in Week 3

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-26

Allen saw action for the second straight week, playing 11 snaps in Buffalo's 37-3 win over Washington in Week 3. He did not attempt a pass and rushed twice for minus-2 yards.

The score indicates exactly why Allen was in there -- for the second game in a row the Bills blew out their opponent and used the fourth quarter to keep franchise quarterback Josh Allen in one piece. What's not shown in the stats is that Kyle Allen actually led the Bills to their final touchdown drive, mostly by handing the ball off to his teammates and letting them continue to run over the Washington D. Kyle Allen does have value if Josh were ever to miss a few games, given the firepower the team has on offense.

Currently No. 2 behind Josh Allen

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-30

Allen's teammate Matt Barkley was placed on IR this week due to an elbow injury, leaving Allen as the only healthy backup to starter Josh Allen.

The Bills will likely bring one more quarterback into the fold, but the talk is that they're looking for more of a practice squad guy. That would leave Kyle Allen as the clear-cut backup to Josh all season, a spot that holds decent value if your league goes deep into backup territory, as this is usually a top offense with plenty of talent at the skill spots.

Shines in second preseason game

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-23

Allen completed 12 of 15 passes for 112 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Saturday's preseason game against the Steelers, good for a 120.0 rating.

Allen was heavily outplayed by teammate and competitor for the No. 2 spot, Matt Barkley, in the first preseason game, but Barkley was picked off three times Saturday and also suffered an elbow injury, so Allen appears to have quickly flipped the script and stands as the favorite to back up Josh Allen come Week 1.

Lands with Buffalo

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-03-15

Allen came to terms on a contract with the Bills on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

One of Josh Allen's best friends, Kyle will slide in as the favorite for No. 2 duties in Buffalo with Case Keenum signing in Houston. The 27-year-old Allen has made 19 career starts in the NFL, completing 62.6 percent of his passes with 26 touchdowns and 21 interceptions.

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