Keenan Allen
WR SD (11)
1 week ago

Allen caught two passes for 41 yards in the Chargers preseason win over the Cardinals on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

While starting QB Philip Rivers (rest) sat out Friday, Allen continued his preseason success, this time with second-string QB Kellen Clemens, who teamed up for a 28-yard completion, the longest by either team. The 24-year-old will likely see an increased workload next Sunday against the Vikings, as the Chargers gear up for the regular season.

Keenan Allen
WR SD (11)
1 week ago

Allen put together a pair of impressive joint practices against the Cardinals secondary, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Allen, who is returning from a kidney laceration that limited him to just eight games last season, has been a consistent force throughout training camp, routinely winning battles in 1-on-1 drills. While it's unclear how much the Chargers will deploy their third-year receiver in Friday's preseason game against the Cardinals, Allen's time on the field should ratchet up as the regular season draws closer.

Keenan Allen
WR SD (11)
2 weeks ago

Allen caught his lone target for 20 yards in Saturday's preseason opening loss to the Titans.

EDGE Analysis

Allen has regressed every season from a yardage perspective, but injuries were the culprit in what was turning out to be an excellent 2015 campaign. The 24-year-old established a new NFL record with 62 catches in seven games, but was lost for the season to a lacerated kidney in his eighth appearance. His rapport with veteran quarterback Philip Rivers should allow Allen to reverse this troubling early-career trend, health permitting.

Keenan Allen
WR SD (11)
2 weeks ago

Allen has looked fast and poised during the early stages of training camp, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Allen, who had missed two practices last week due to what was described as a "tweaked foot" has been dominating at practice when on the field, making acrobatic catches on a daily basis. Allen and free agent acquisition Travis Benjamin are expected to man the No. 1 and 2 options in the Chargers' passing attack, with a handful of options such as Dontrelle Inman, Tyrell Williams, Javontee Herndon and James Jones all competing for No. 3 reps with Stevie Johnson slated to miss time due to a torn meniscus.

Keenan Allen
WR SD (11)
3 months ago

Allen agreed to a four-year contract extension, worth more than $11 million per season, with the Chargers on Friday, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Allen was on his way to a career year in 2015 before his season was cut short by a lacerated kidney, but the setback did not stop the Chargers from inking him to a contract that will run through 2020. Allen does not figure to be limited by his injury when the regular season begins, which is good news for both those that end up with him on their fantasy squad and quarterback Philip Rivers: Allen's average of 11.1 targets per game last year was the best on the team.

Keenan Allen
WR SD (11)
4 months 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."

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 (11)
6 months ago

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

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 (11)
10 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.

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 (11)
10 months ago

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

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 (11)
10 months ago

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

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.