Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (quadriceps) didn't practice on Wednesday. The wideout is having a career year, totaling 97 catches for 1,117 yards and seven touchdowns. At this rate, he's on pace to easily surpass his career highs in all those categories, so he's a must-start in all fantasy formats in Week 13 versus the Patriots if he suits up. He may simply be getting a day off for maintenance reasons, meaning his status for Thursday's session may paint a better picture regarding his availability.
Nov 29, 2023 7:30 PM EST
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen had another strong game against an excellent Baltimore Ravens defense in what ended up as a 20-10 Week 12 loss. Allen was essentially the entire Chargers passing game, making the 14 catches on 16 targets and gaining 106 yards. He did lose a fumble, which is rare for the usually sure-handed pass catcher, but it was an overall rough game for the Bolts on offense, who committed four turnovers in the close game. Allen's 16 targets were a full 10 more than the next closest Charger, and he continues to be the most heavily targeted wide receiver in the NFL. That likely won't change in Week 13 when the Bolts face the Patriots.
Nov 27, 2023 12:44 AM EST
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (shoulder) practiced in a full capacity again on Friday. He has been removed from the injury report and will play against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 12. Despite several appearances on the injury report this season, Allen has been active for all 10 games so far. And he remains quite elite, totaling 83 catches, 1,011 yards, and seven touchdowns en route to ranking as the overall WR2 in PPR fantasy leagues. Managers should continue to start him in all formats this weekend.
Nov 24, 2023 4:55 PM EST
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (shoulder) upgraded to a full participant in practice on Thursday. For context, he had logged a limited session on Wednesday. At this point, it's safe to say that Allen will play in Week 12 versus the Baltimore Ravens, barring a setback. The veteran wide receiver is coming off a huge game in which he caught 10 passes for 116 yards and one touchdown. Fantasy managers should continue to deploy him as a mid-range WR1 despite a tricky matchup.
Nov 23, 2023 4:56 PM EST
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (shoulder) was limited in practice on Wednesday as his team began preparing to take on the Baltimore Ravens in Week 12's Sunday night game. Allen injured his shoulder during a Week 10 loss to the Detroit Lions and was limited in practice heading up to Week 11 but he ultimately wound up taking the field last week against the Green Bay Packers. It looks to be that the Chargers are managing the veteran's reps heading into Week 12, although it would be wise to keep an eye on the Chargers' practice reports for the remainder of the week.
Nov 22, 2023 9:35 PM EST
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen posted his second consecutive 100-yard performance and his fourth of the season. In the three-point loss, Allen registered 116 yards and a touchdown while catching 10 of his 16 targets. The veteran wideout continues to be the most consistent offensive asset on the team and he's only had one game all year with less than nine targets. He's now ranked the WR2 behind only Tyreek Hill and he seems to be a surefire top three finisher. He'll have a tough test against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 12.
Nov 19, 2023 10:01 PM EST
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (shoulder) is officially active for Week 11 versus the Green Bay Packers. He had been listed as questionable heading into the Sunday, but the expectation was that he would play. In fact, not only will Allen be active, but he'll be expected to handle an even larger role than usual with Jalen Guyton (groin) and Gerald Everett (chest) inactive. Deploy him as a high-end WR1 in fantasy football.
Nov 19, 2023 11:40 AM EST
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (shoulder) is expected to play in Week 11 without any restrictions or limitations, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Fantasy managers received good news with Allen practicing in full on Friday, and it now looks like he should remain a full-go when Chargers-Packers kicks off on Sunday afternoon. With Jaylen Guyton (groin) and Gerald Everett (chest) not playing versus Green Bay, Allen could see an even heavier workload than usual. Fire him up as a high-end WR1.
Nov 19, 2023 11:07 AM EST
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (shoulder) will likely play on Sunday versus the Packers. The 31-year-old was recently diagnosed with an AC joint sprain, an injury he suffered in Week 10 against the Detroit Lions. However, the ailment didn't stop him from collecting 11 of his 14 targets for 175 yards and two touchdowns. Nonetheless, Allen is always a must-start fantasy option in season-long setups. Yet, managers could see a less productive version of the wideout in Week 11, meaning DFS managers may want to consider other options.
Nov 19, 2023 1:14 AM EST
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (shoulder) is officially listed as questionable for Week 11 against the Green Bay Packers. He was recently diagnosed with an AC joint sprain. Although the veteran told reporters that he will play on Sunday, fantasy managers should still confirm his status when the Chargers release their list of inactive players on Sunday. Allen is the overall WR2 in PPR leagues this season and should continue to be deployed in all formats, assuming he's healthy enough to play. He could even see a slightly expanded role with Gerald Everett (chest) inactive.
Nov 17, 2023 4:36 PM EST
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (shoulder) said he has an AC joint sprain in his left shoulder but will play in Week 11 against the Green Bay Packers. Allen didn't take part in practice on Wednesday but returned to a limited session on Thursday. He was wearing a pressure plate on his injured shoulder and said it's possible he'll be wearing it on Sunday. Allen briefly left Week 10's loss to the Detroit Lions but re-entered and finished with 11 catches for 175 yards and two touchdowns in one of his best games of the year. Fantasy managers need to leave him in their starting lineups this weekend, but rookie first-rounder Quentin Johnston and Jalen Guyton may need to pick up more of the slack, especially if tight end Gerald Everett (back) is inactive.
Nov 16, 2023 8:01 PM EST
After missing the first official practice of the week on Wednesday, Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (shoulder) returned to the practice field on Thursday. It's a good sign that Allen will have a chance to play in Week 11 in Green Bay against the Packers after injuring his shoulder in the Week 10 loss to the Detroit Lions. The 31-year-old briefly left last Sunday but returned to the field and finished with a healthy 11 catches on 14 targets for 175 yards and two touchdowns. The Chargers are hopeful that he will be able to play this weekend. As long as Allen is active, the Bolts' target hog will remain a must-start in all fantasy lineups.
Nov 16, 2023 3:35 PM EST
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (shoulder) did not suit up for practice on Wednesday. Allen briefly left the Week 10 loss to the Detroit Lions due to a shoulder injury. According to head coach Brandon Staley, the team is hopeful that Allen will be able to play in Week 11 against the Packers in Green Bay, but the 31-year-old veteran will probably need to practice in the next two days for that to happen. Allen is LA's clear top target for quarterback Justin Herbert and is a must-start in all fantasy lineups as long as he's on the field. If he's somehow out or limited this Sunday, rookie first-rounder Quentin Johnston, Jalen Guyton and Derius Davis would likely start in three-wide sets for the Bolts.
Nov 15, 2023 7:17 PM EST
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (shoulder) and tight end Gerald Everett (back) are both being labeled as day-to-day after getting hurt in the Week 10 loss to the Detroit Lions, according to head coach Brandon Staley. Allen left the game for a bit in the second half but eventually returned to finish things out with a monster day (11 catches, 175 yards and two touchdowns). We'll keep a close eye on the 31-year-old during the week, but if he's good to go for Week 11 against the Green Bay Packers, he'll be a must-start wideout in fantasy. Everett couldn't catch his two targets on Sunday before hurting his back. He never returned. The 29-year-old is more of a question mark heading into Week 11, and if he can't play, Donald Parham Jr. would become an interesting tight end streamer.
Nov 13, 2023 6:55 PM EST
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen had a huge game in a Week 10 loss to the Detroit Lions. Allen was targeted 14 times, making 11 catches for 175 yards and two touchdowns. He was forced to leave the game for a bit in the second half, but was able to return and scored his second touchdown after his time off. Allen was making all kinds of catches in this one and scored his touchdowns from 29 yards out in the second quarter and from 38 yards out in the fourth. All of that and an excellent performance from quarterback Justin Herbert still wasn't enough to overcome the Chargers defense and Brandon Staley's play calling though, as the Chargers ultimately lost 41-38. Allen will be a locked in WR1 option in Week 11 against the Green Bay Packers assuming no aggravation of his injury, although the team does not seem concerned at all.
Nov 12, 2023 7:17 PM EST
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (shoulder) returned to Sunday's matchup with the Lions. The wideout had 10 catches for 137 yards and a touchdown before he exited briefly because of a shoulder injury. Still, although fantasy managers are certainly thrilled to see Allen return, he will likely take it easy during practice ahead of the Week 11 meeting with the Packers. However, he should be good to go, assuming he has no setbacks.
Nov 12, 2023 6:45 PM EST
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (shoulder) is questionable to return against the Lions. The wideout has played well in this one, catching 10 of his 13 targets for 137 yards and a touchdown. Allen has been one of the best fantasy receivers this season, so hopefully, the injury isn't anything that will keep him out long-term. That said, if he doesn't return in Week 10, Jalen Guyton, Austin Ekeler, and Quentin Johnston are the favorites to see more looks from Justin Herbert.
Nov 12, 2023 6:31 PM EST
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen will look to return to the WR1 ranks in a Week 10 game against the Detroit Lions. Allen had some enormous games earlier in the season, but has put up just 31 fantasy points combined in his past three games, finishing as a WR4, WR3, and WR2 those weeks. Following that trend, he should be back to a WR1 this week, and a matchup against a Lions defense that's just middle-of-the-pack against opposing wide receivers should help.
Nov 9, 2023 5:05 PM EST
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen made eight catches in a Week 9 win over the New York Jets. Allen led the team in targets, catches, and yards. He saw nine targets, making the eight catches for 77 yards. No other Chargers pass catcher made more than two catches in this game, so while the 8-77-0 wasn't a huge performance by Allen, it once again showed that the entire Los Angeles passing game runs through him. He'll be an easy WR1 in Week 10 against the Detroit Lions.
Nov 6, 2023 11:58 PM EST
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen is a solid fantasy option in Week 9 lineups despite a tough matchup against the New York Jets. Allen is the overall WR6 even with two mediocre at best games in Weeks 7 and 8. He has two overall WR1 finishes already this season, and has not scored fewer than eight fantasy points in any game he's played this year. The Jets defense has only allowed one touchdown to opposing slot receivers, but Allen can move around the formation and the Chargers consistently feed him the ball as seen by his 26% target share. Allen remains a WR1 option with a good ceiling and a consistent floor.
Nov 3, 2023 1:28 PM EST