Geronimo Allison might not be a league-winner by himself in fantasy football, but the Green Bay Packers’ wide receiver can undoubtedly help your team win a championship.
As he missed most of 2018 due to injury, Geronimo Allison is slipping under the radar. But with the Green Bay Packers not selecting a wide receiver in the draft, Allison is a player to consider in the middle rounds of your fantasy draft this year.
Assuming he remains a starter on offense for the Packers under new head coach Matt LaFleur, you might not be able to find another player with Allison’s upside in the eighth or ninth round.
What can we expect from Allison in 2019?
How Allison finished in 2018
Allison only started four games last season, but over the first four weeks of the season, he ranked 26th among wide receivers in half-PPR, according to FantasyPros.
What to expect in 2019
Based on recent history, the Packers’ second wide receiver can often be one of the best players at the position in fantasy.
Below is a list of the Packers’ No. 2 receiver over the past four seasons that Aaron Rodgers has played all 16 games. I’ve taken out the 2013 (Rodgers only played eight games) and 2017 (seven games) seasons.
The statistics are according to Fantasy Pros.
Packers’ WR2 production with Aaron Rodgers
Note: Half-PPR scoring
Allison is currently the clear number two on the Packers’ depth chart, and he has the potential to be yet another late-round sleeper in fantasy. Judging by his current average draft position, according to Fantasy Football Calculator, Allison is the WR42.
Sterling Shepard, Corey Davis and Larry Fitzgerald are all currently being drafted just ahead of Allison. But based on his sky-high upside, the Packers’ wide receiver is worth selecting before any of them.
Allison only started four games last season, but in that time he proved he can take on an expanded role, catching 20 passes for 303 yards and two touchdowns. And bear in mind he was finding success in a Packers offense that was struggling under Mike McCarthy. Rodgers was also effectively playing on one leg early in the year.
Twice in the past four seasons with Rodgers healthy, the Packers’ number two receiver has finished as the WR8 in half-PPR. Will Allison finish that high? Probably not, but there’s no reason why he can’t finish inside the top-20 at the position.
And considering he’s currently the 42nd receiver being selected, that’s incredible value, and he could provide crucial roster depth as a player you can happily start when needed.
If Allison’s ADP continues to stay as a low as it is, there’s no need to draft him too early. Be ready in the mid-rounds to make a move, and you could be willing to wait until many wide receivers are off the board.
The draft is all about value, and if you can get Allison around the eighth round, it could be looked back on as one of the best picks of the draft when the season is over.
You need to know your league, of course. If you are competing against a league of Packers fans, you might need to be willing to go a little earlier to draft Allison.