Keenan Allen
WR LAC (8)
6 days ago

Allen (rest) won't play in Saturday's preseason opener against the Cardinals, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Starting quarterback Philip Rivers has also been given the day off as the Chargers attempt to keep their stars healthy in advance of the regular season. In Allen's absence, Tyrell Williams, Mike Williams and Travis Benjamin should serve as the first-string receivers Saturday.

Keenan Allen
WR LAC (8)
2 months ago

Allen could spend more time playing the slot in three-wide formations with TE Hunter Henry (knee) out for the season, ESPN.com's Eric D. Williams reports.

EDGE Analysis

Allen is the rare wideout who seems equally comfortable outside or in the slot, rotating between positions with ease. Not that there was ever much question about his volume, but Henry's absence should erase any potentials fears about Allen significantly dropping off from last year's mark of 9.9 targets per game. The 26-year-old may have reinforced his reputation as a possession receiver with only six TDs on 102 catches, but he actually led all WRs in both red-zone targets (24) and inside-the-10 targets (15). Given that Allen, Henry and Antonio Gates accounted for 75.5 percent of the Chargers' targets inside the 10-yard line last season, Allen figures to have plenty of scoring opportunities in 2018. It remains to be seen if he'll take advantage, after failing to capitalize on those chances last year. There is some chance the team re-signs Gates, and 2017 first-round pick Mike Williams (6-4, 220) is an obvious candidate to handle some of the red-zone looks that would've gone to Henry.

Keenan Allen
WR LAC (8)
8 months ago

Allen caught nine of his 12 targets for 133 yards and a touchdown in the 30-10 win over the Raiders on Sunday. He also recovered a fumble for a touchdown early in the contest.

EDGE Analysis

Finally healthy after two seasons ruined by serious injuries, Allen capitalized on his immense potential by recording 102 receptions and 1,393 receiving yards, easily career-highs for the 25-year-old. So long as veteran quarterback Philip Rivers returns for his 15th season in the NFL, Allen projects as a potential early-round selection in redraft leagues come the fall, particularly in points-per-reception leagues given the 25-year-old's immense usage rate (159 targets in 2017).

Keenan Allen
WR LAC (8)
8 months ago

Allen finished with five catches for 63 yards on 10 targets in Sunday's 14-7 win over the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Allen turned in a pedestrian performance offensively, with the highlight of his day actually coming on a defensive play as he intercepted Jets quarterback Bryce Petty on a Hail Mary to end the first half. After four consecutive performances over 100 receiving yards, Allen has cooled off with a combined 117 yards in his past two appearances. Los Angeles is in the thick of the AFC playoff race at 8-7, so expect a full workload for the team's top wide receiver against Oakland next week.

Keenan Allen
WR LAC (8)
8 months ago

Allen (back) is not listed on the Wednesday injury

report.

EDGE Analysis

Allen was carted off the field in the second half of Saturday's 30-13 loss to the Chiefs, but he apparently is back at full strength ahead of Sunday's game against the Jets. He'll look to get back on the right side of the century mark, after losing a four-game streak with at least six catches and 105 yards.

Keenan Allen
WR LAC (8)
8 months ago

Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said Monday that he expects Allen (back) to be fine.

EDGE Analysis

Allen was carted off the field in the closing stages of Saturday's 30-13 loss to the Chiefs, failing to reach 100 yards for the first time since Week 10. It seems the cart may have been a precaution, though Lynn stopped short of saying that Allen will return for Sunday's road game against the Jets. The Chargers' injury reports will bear close watching this week, as Hunter Henry (kidney) is also in danger of missing time. Should Allen end up sitting, Travis Benjamin and Mike Williams would be in line for added playing time while Tyrell Williams would figure to see an uptick in targets.

Keenan Allen
WR LAC (8)
8 months ago

Allen was carted off the field late in Saturday's game due to a back injury, Eric D. Williams of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Allen was sitting up and seemed in decent spirits as he was getting carted off, but we'll see if this carries into next week, which will be a crucial one with the Chargers' season now on the line after a tough loss to the Chiefs.

Keenan Allen
WR LAC (8)
8 months ago

Allen caught five of eight targets for 54 yards during Saturday's 30-13 loss to the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Allen led the team in targets, but a concerted effort to contain him by the Kansas City defense caused his streak of four straight games over 100 receiving yards to come to an abrupt end. This wasn't exactly what Allen's fantasy owners envisioned, considering his recent success and the matchup against one of the most generous pass defenses in the league. Despite this disappointing effort, Allen remains a top-tier fantasy asset and will look to bounce back next week against the Jets.

Keenan Allen
WR LAC (8)
8 months ago

Allen brought in six passes (on eight targets) for 111 yards in Sunday's win over the Redskins.

EDGE Analysis

Allen has been absolutely clicking with quarterback Philip Rivers lately, hauling in 39 receptions for 547 yards and four touchdowns over his last four games. He has also been a model of consistency, recording no fewer than six catches and 105 yards over that timeframe. Allen is clearly Rivers' top target, and with the veteran quarterback currently operating on an elite level, the fifth-year receiver is a great option in all formats going forward with three bottom-half pass defenses left on the schedule in the Chiefs, the Jets and the Raiders.

Keenan Allen
WR LAC (8)
8 months ago

Allen caught 10 of his 14 targets for 105 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 19-10 win over the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

That makes three straight 100-yard performances by Allen after eclipsing the mark just twice in the previous nine games. The 25-year-old has been the apple of quarterback Philip Rivers' eye as of late, leading the team in targets (41) over the the last three weeks by a whopping margin (Hunter Henry is second over that span with 19). Now fully healthy after missing last year with torn ACL, Allen has reemerged as one of the premiere receivers in the NFL, crossing the 1,000-yard receiving threshold for the first time since his rookie season.