Keenan Allen WR SD 3 Days8 Comments
Allen (ribs) caught five passes on six targets for 55 yards in Sunday's 30-21 win over Seattle.
Allen wasn't shadowed by Richard Sherman the entire game, but he did get the better of the star cornerback on a couple of passes. Still, it was a tough matchup for Allen, and Phillip Rivers primarily focused on veteran Antonio Gates, who caught three touchdowns. The second-year Allen hasn't got on track yet from a fantasy perspective, but keep in mind he's faced some of the best corners in the league through the first two games. His Week 3 opponent Buffalo is a solid defensive unit, but they don't have a star in the secondary like that of Patrick Peterson or Sherman.
Keenan Allen WR SD 9 Days7 Comments
Allen (ribs) caught only five of his nine targets for 37 yards Monday night.
Allen drew a tough matchup against the Cardinals, so we wouldn't be overly concerned, and his nine targets were tops on the team. A healthy Malcom Floyd could cut into his opportunities somewhat, however
Keenan Allen WR SD 9 Days
Allen (ribs) is active for Monday's game against the Cardinals, the San Diego Union-Tribune's Michael Gehlken reports.
As expected, Allen is out there and in line to serve as the Chargers' top wideout Monday, on the heels of 2013 campaign in which he recorded 71 catches for 1,046 yards with eight TDs in 15 games.
Keenan Allen WR SD 10 Days
Allen (ribs) practiced fully all week in advance of Monday's game against the Cardinals, the Chargers' official site reports.
Though Allen is listed as probable by the Chargers for the game, his status for the contest is in no real doubt, which is more than can be said about TE Antonio Gates, who was added to the team's injury report Saturday, as questionable with a hamstring issue.
Keenan Allen WR SD 13 Days
Allen (ribs) practiced fully Thursday, the Chargers' official site reports.
At this stage, there is nothing to suggest that Allen's rib issue will prevent him from suiting up in Monday's game against the Cardinals. He's slated to remain the Chargers' top wideout this season, with Malcom Floyd in line to occupy the starting spot opposite Allen.
Keenan Allen WR SD 24 Days
Allen caught his only target for 15 yards in Sunday's preseason game against the 49ers.
After missing the first exhibition game, Allen has two catches for 28 yards and a touchdown on three targets through two appearances. It wasn't a particularly active preseason for the second-year pro, but he's locked in as the top wide receiver in what should be a productive offense. Even with a bit more competition for looks, Allen figures to top last season's 105 targets.
Keenan Allen WR SD 1 Month
Although Allen sat our practice Wednesday, the receiver claims he'll play Friday against the Seahawks, ESPN's Eric Williams reports.
Allen wasn't deployed in the Chargers' first preseason contest, but it looks as if he'll be ready to challenge Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks on Friday night. He claims he's healthy, and although players can't be trusted 100 percent to diagnose their own health, the confidence he's exhibiting is encouraging. Fantasy owners targeting him as a WR1 likely want to see him at least run a few routes in the preseason, and it appears this wish will be granted.
Keenan Allen WR SD 4 Months
Keenan Allen has focused on improving his speed this offseason.
One of the main reasons Allen fell to the third round of last year's draft was a dog-legged 4.71 forty at his Pro Day. But he was coming off a PCL tear and has now been able to put some effort into gaining long speed. Allen, who posted one of the best rookie years by a wideout in NFL history, will need that extra juice as he adjusts to being the focal point of defenses. We're confident he'll be able to make the adjustment while getting peppered with targets as Philip Rivers' go-to guy.
Keenan Allen WR SD 6 Months14 Comments
Former NFL scout Matt Williamson says Keenan Allen "could be close to his ceiling already."
Keenan Allen WR SD 8 Months
Keenan Allen grabbed six catches for 142 yards and two touchdowns in San Diego's playoff loss to Denver.
The Chargers' passing game was a complete non-factor in the first half, as Allen, Antonio Gates, Eddie Royal, and Vincent Brown all went into the tunnel without a catch. Allen finally recorded a reception midway through the third quarter, good for 19 yards. Allen made his next three catches count, scoring twice from 16 yards out and securing a 49-yard bomb deep down the seam, briefly giving San Diego life. Despite opening the season as San Diego's No. 4 receiver, Allen emerged as Philip Rivers' go-to guy by midyear and recorded one of the best rookie wideout seasons in NFL history. He'll go toe-to-toe with Eddie Lacy in the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year voting, and offer WR1 upside in 2014 re-draft leagues.