Keenan Allen WR SD 1 month ago

Allen (kidney) will kick off the Chargers' offseason program Monday as a full participant, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. "I feel 100 percent," he said this past week. "I have no aches, no pains. The kidney healed up really well. I've just been working. Ready."

Competitive Edge Analysis

Allen's 2015 campaign came to an abrupt end when he lacerated his kidney on a touchdown grab in Week 8. Prior to the season-ending injury, he had established himself as a PPR maven, notching double-digit catches three times in eight contests en route to 67 catches (on 89 targets) for 725 yards and four touchdowns. With Allen on the field, the Chargers boasted the No. 1 offense, averaging 423.3 total yards per game. As a result, he'll be a welcome presence for Philip Rivers and fantasy owners alike.

Keenan Allen WR SD 3 months ago

Allen (kidney) should garner interest in a long-term deal with the Chargers this offseason, ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Allen is undoubtedly the most talented member of an otherwise bare Chargers receiving corp, and was dominating with his play prior to a season-ending lacerated kidney suffered in Week 8. Up to that point, Allen registered a whopping 67 catches, 725 yards and four touchdowns. Now approaching the final year of his rookie contract, Allen is certainly someone the Chargers should look to keep around long-term, and discussions over a contract to ensure such could take place as the offseason unfolds.

Keenan Allen WR SD 7 months ago23 Comments

Allen (lacerated kidney) will miss the rest of the season but is expected to make a full recovery, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Allen took a hard fall while making an acrobatic touchdown catch during Sunday's loss to the Ravens. He was initially said to be dealing with back spasms, but it was later revealed that his kidney is the real issue. He then had a minor procedure to stop the internal bleeding, and while it fortunately seems that the problem was successfully addressed, Allen is still expected to miss the rest of the season. His absence will leave many more targets for his teammates, with fellow wideouts Malcom Floyd, Stevie Johnson and Dontrelle Inman most likely to take on the workload. Allen was on pace for a 134-1,450-8 receiving line, despite missing significant parts of two games. He will be placed on season-ending injured reserve, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Keenan Allen WR SD 7 months ago

Allen (kidney) may miss the rest of the season, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Allen hasn't undergone surgery on his kidney, but he did have some type of non-surgical procedure. The Chargers already made it clear that their top wideout will miss some time, following an early exit from Sunday's game against the Ravens. Owners will likely want to hold on to Allen until there's something more definitive, but it does make sense to prepare for the possibility that he won't be back this season.

Keenan Allen WR SD 7 months ago

According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Allen should be considered out indefinitely.

Competitive Edge Analysis

In the aftermath of Sunday's loss at Baltimore, the Chargers revealed that Allen suffered a kidney injury that has forced his admittance to a San Diego hospital as symptoms grew worse overnight. Head coach Mike McCoy has relayed that Allen will "miss some time. I'm not going to put a timetable on it as you guys know, and I don't have enough information at this point in time, either." As the week unfolds, Allen's situation could receive some clarity, but there's no telling when he may be able to return from the ailment.

Keenan Allen WR SD 7 months ago1 Comment

Coach Mike McCoy relayed Monday that Allen suffered a kidney injury Sunday against the Ravens and will miss some time.

Competitive Edge Analysis

While McCoy did not initially specify the amount of time that Allen is slated to miss, we'll operate under the assumption that the wideout is likely to miss next Monday's game against the Bears. Assuming that's the case, Malcom Floyd, Stevie Johnson and perhaps Dontrelle Inman are candidates to see added looks in the Chargers' Week 9 offense.

Keenan Allen WR SD 7 months ago

Allen missed the second half of Sunday's game against the Ravens with back spasms, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Prior to his exit from the contest, Allen managed five catches for 35 yards and a TD, with the wideout's Week 9 status now worth monitoring as next Monday's game against the Bears approaches.

Keenan Allen WR SD 7 months ago

Allen suffered muscle spasms during Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Competitive Edge Analysis

We'll have to see if this is an issue that lingers beyond Sunday's game, but as of the fourth quarter of the contest, Allen had caught four of five targets for 35 yards and a TD.

Keenan Allen WR SD 7 months ago

Allen (hip) caught 9-of-13 targets for 89 yards in Sunday's 37-29 loss to the Raiders. He established an NFL record for the most receptions in seven games, with 62 catches.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Allen was less than 100 percent, but was able to gut it out, producing several tough grabs. He actually scored a touchdown late in the game, but was flagged for a push off on a controversial call. Philip Rivers once again didn't have a lot of time to throw, behind a shaky offensive line, so it might have been a bigger game for Allen. The third-year wideout has been a target monster this season, with 84 looks in seven games, so assuming he didn't suffer any setbacks with his hip injury, he should be very productive next week at Baltimore, which has been terrible at defending the pass in 2015.

Keenan Allen WR SD 7 months ago

Allen (hip flexor) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Raiders, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Allen is out there if you need him and as long as his hip issue doesn't limit him, he should see his share of Week 7 targets after racking up 14 catches (on 15 targets) for 157 yards against the Packers last Sunday.