News: 12 hours agoAllgeier rushed seven times for 12 yards and caught two of three targets for 17 yards during Sunday's 20-6 loss versus Detroit.
Spin: Allgeier stood out in Week 1 with two touchdowns, but he's submitted mediocre production in back-to-back games since then. In Week 2, he saw 16 rushing attempts, so there was still optimism about his fantasy outlook even though he didn't find the end zone. However, he saw his rushing attempts cut by more than half versus Detroit, as the Falcons surprisingly leaned on the pass. It's encouraging that Allgeier was still involved in the offense even though Atlanta abandoned the run, but it appears he may be a touchdown-dependent fantasy option moving forward.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: The Falcons seem to have found a gem in Allgeier on Day 3 of the 2022 draft, but the youngster's fantasy outlook was absolutely crushed when Atlanta selected Bijan Robinson with the No. 8 pick in April's draft. During his rookie season, Allgeier averaged 4.93 yards per carry and his 2.60 YAC was second best among qualified RBs. A lack of scoring (four TDs) and receiving (17 targets) limited the fifth-round rookie's fantasy output for most of the season, but he was promoted to a larger role down the stretch and finished with four consecutive fantasy outings in the top 16 among RBs. That tells us that the 224-pound back has some insurance appeal, but as long as Robinson is healthy, Allgeier will be limited to a handful of carries and perhaps the occasional target. Even in a run-heavy offense, he's worth no more than a late flier.