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Chargers | Keenan Allen will be a focal point

Fri, 13 May 2016 12:47:47 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen will be a focal point on offense in 2016, but he will have to show he can beat man coverage against some of the better cornerbacks in the league, according to offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.

Fantasy Tip: Allen was limited to only eight games in 2015 but was able to record 725 yards and four touchdowns during that span. Allen likely will be the top receiver for the Chargers and should be a middle-round option in most fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chargers.com - Ricky Henne

Chargers | Keenan Allen looks to add speed

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:30:29 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (kidney) completed his first day of voluntary workouts Monday, April 18. He is looking to cut weight this offseason and add speed.

Fantasy Tip: Allen was on pace for a monster season in 2015 until he suffered a lacerated kidney in Week 8 against the Baltimore Ravens. If he is able to add speed and stay healthy, he has a chance to be a Top 15 fantasy option at his position again, especially in leagues which reward points per reception (PPR).

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Chargers | Extension talks coming for Keenan Allen

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:36:28 -0800

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen is expected to have extension talks begin after the 2016 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Tip: Allen was on track for a career year before injuries derailed his campaign. He has WR1 upside, but his injury history makes him better suited as a WR2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Chargers | Keenan Allen will be fine in six weeks

Tue, 03 Nov 2015 15:02:43 -0800

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (kidney) is expected to make a full recovery in roughly six weeks, but because the Chargers are out of playoff contention, they chose to place him on the Reserve/Injured list, ending his season, according to sources. Allen had 67 catches for 725 yards and four touchdowns through eight games.

Fantasy Tip: With Allen now out of the picture for the rest of the year, Malcom Floyd and Stevie Johnson should be owned in all fantasy formats, with Johnson having more appeal in PPR leagues. Dontrelle Inman will also see his role increase significantly and should be picked up as a consolation prize if you miss out on the first two.

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Chargers | Keenan Allen going to IR

Tue, 03 Nov 2015 11:14:54 -0800

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (kidney) is being placed on the Reserve/Injured list with a lacerated kidney, according to sources. Allen is expected to make a full recovery, but he will miss the rest of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Suddenly Stevie Johnson ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) and Malcolm Floyd ($4,400, 8.8%) are good plays this week on FantasyScore. Those two and Dontrell Inman ($2,800, 5.6%) should see increased targets for the remainder of the season. Allen can be safely dropped in non-keeper leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Chargers | Keenan Allen out for the year

Tue, 03 Nov 2015 10:56:30 -0800

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (kidney) will miss the rest of the season after undergoing a procedure on his kidney to stop the bleeding Monday, Nov. 2. He's expected to make a full recovery.

Fantasy Tip: You can drop Allen in single-year formats now. Philip Rivers will now lean heavily on Malcom Floyd and Stevie Johnson, and to a lesser extent, Dontrelle Inman. Both Antonio Gates and Ladarius Green are beat up right now, but when healthy, both could be playable on FantasyScore, too.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Chargers | Lacerated kidney for Keenan Allen

Tue, 03 Nov 2015 10:23:01 -0800

Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (kidney) is suffering from a lacerated kidney, according to sources. He underwent a procedure Monday, Nov. 2, and the team is gathering more information at this time.

Fantasy Tip: While it's not yet official, this could definitely end Allen's season. Make plans to replace him in traditional leagues. Stevie Johnson and Malcom Floyd will be the main beneficiaries in the passing game with Allen out, and Johnson has more appeal in PPR formats. Dontrelle Inman is worth a look, too, in deeper leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Chargers | Keenan Allen could be lost for season

Tue, 03 Nov 2015 10:07:26 -0800

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (kidney) had a kidney procedure that wasn't surgery Tuesday, Nov. 3, and he could be out for the rest of the year, according to league sources.

Fantasy Tip: This is a huge blow to Allen owners, as he had become a point-per-reception beast with 67 catches through eight games. You shouldn't outright drop him in traditional leagues just yet, but be prepared for the worst. Stevie Johnson and Malcom Floyd will see their values on the rise big time, with Johnson having a little more intrigue in PPR leagues. Dontrelle Inman is also worth a look if you lose out on the first two.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Chargers | Keenan Allen checked into hospital

Mon, 02 Nov 2015 15:10:52 -0800

San Diego Chargers TE Keenan Allen (kidney) checked into a San Diego hospital after his symptoms worsened following the flight from Baltimore Sunday, Nov. 1. Allen is expected to miss "some time," according to head coach Mike McCoy. Allen was tied for third-most in NFL history with 67 catches through the first eight games of the season, trailing only Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (70) and Marvin Harrison (69).

Fantasy Tip: This is a potenitally serious injury for Allen that could keep him out at least a few weeks, if not more. Check back for updates on his condition as we know more. Malcom Floyd and Stevie Johnson should be picked up immediately if they are available in your leagues, with Johnson being more attractive in PPR leagues like FantasyScore. Dontrelle Inman is worth a peek in deeper formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Chargers | Keenan Allen to miss time?

Mon, 02 Nov 2015 13:35:11 -0800

Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (kidney) is expected to "miss some time" with a kidney injury, according to head coach Mike McCoy.

Fantasy Tip: This will be a big blow to Allen owners, as he was one of the most valuable wide receivers so far this year in PPR leagues like FantasyScore. Immediately look for backup plans for Allen. Malcom Floyd, Stevie Johnson and Dontrelle Inman all become candidates to add off the waiver wire, with Johnson having the most PPR appeal.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Chargers | No timetable for Keenan Allen

Mon, 02 Nov 2015 13:25:34 -0800

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (kidney) is dealing with a kidney injury, and there is no timetable for his return, according to head coach Mike McCoy.

Fantasy Tip: Kidney injuries can often be debilitating, so keep a close eye on Allen and make backup plans in case he isn't able to play in Week 9 against the Chicago Bears next Monday. Malcom Floyd, Dontrelle Inman and Stevie Johnson would see a boost to their value if Allen needs to miss any time.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Tom Krasovic

Chargers | Keenan Allen bothered by muscle spasms

Sun, 01 Nov 2015 13:12:00 -0800

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (chest) did not return to Week 8's game against the Baltimore Ravens because of muscle spasms on the right side of his chest.

Fantasy Tip: Allen ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) had five receptions for 35 yards and one touchdown before making a premature exit late in the first half. Check back for updates on his status for Week 9's game against the Chicago Bears.

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Chargers | Keenan Allen staying busy

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 10:36:54 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen is the NFL leader in receptions and is second to Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins in playing time with 512 total snaps, which puts him on pace for 1,167 snaps this year. Allen played 971 snaps as a rookie and 853 last year before being injured. He's in great shape after reporting to training camp lighter.

Fantasy Tip: Allen ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) is money in the bank for point-per-reception leagues and should continue to be a beast in fantasy leagues if the Chargers throw the ball often. Consider Allen a strong play yet again against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 8.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Tom Krasovic

Chargers | Keenan Allen posts nine grabs

Sun, 25 Oct 2015 19:34:15 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hip) posted nine receptions for 89 yards in the Week 7 game against the Oakland Raiders, and he was targeted 13 times.

Fantasy Tip: Allen ($7,200, 14.4% of cap) was a question mark all week due to a hip injury, but he didn't appear to aggravate the injury or be limited in any way. He is a must-play in FantasyScore due to his heavy amount of targets and receptions.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Chargers | Keenan Allen active

Sun, 25 Oct 2015 11:45:31 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hip) is officially active for the Week 7 game against the Oakland Raiders.

Fantasy Tip: Allen ($7,200, 14.4% of cap) has played well over the last few weeks and should see his normal workload against the Raiders. Allen has a favorable matchup and should be a starting option in most leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Chargers | Keenan Allen will be in uniform

Sun, 25 Oct 2015 07:28:38 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hip) will be able to play in the Week 7 game against the Oakland Raiders even though he is listed as questionable.

Fantasy Tip: Allen ($7,200, 14.4% of cap) has been one of the top receiving options in the NFL this season and should be solid option for owners this week because of his favorable matchup against the Oakland Raiders.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Chargers | Keenan Allen expects to play

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 17:28:46 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hip) said he plans to play in the Week 7 game against the Oakland Raiders even though he is listed as questionable for the game.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to check the inactive list to see if Allen ($7,200, 14.4% of cap) will be able to play against the Raiders. Allen is a risky option for owners because of the injury, but he does have a favorable matchup if he is able to play. Owners may want a backup plan ready in case Allen is not able to play.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Eric D. Williams

Chargers | Keenan Allen questionable

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 13:08:46 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hip) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 23, and is listed as questionable for the Week 7 game against the Oakland Raiders.

Fantasy Tip: Allen ($7,200, 14.4% of cap) appears to have a chance to play after taking part in practice, but owners will want to check the inactive list. He will be a risky option for owners on FantasyScore but does have a favorable matchup if he plays in the game.

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Chargers | Keenan Allen limited in practice

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 11:51:46 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hip) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 23. "I don't feel like I've lost a step or anything," Allen said.

Fantasy Tip: Allen ($7,200, 14.4% of cap) is likely to be questionable this weekend against the Oakland Raiders. With a late game Sunday, we don't blame you if you're avoiding Allen entirely, but if he's on the field he should continue to see plenty of targets from Philip Rivers, especially if Antonio Gates (knee) sits out.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Tom Krasovic

Chargers | Keenan Allen returns Friday

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 10:51:21 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hip) returned to practice Friday, Oct. 23.

Fantasy Tip: Allen ($7,200, 14.4% of cap) is a low-end WR1 target against the Oakland Raiders on FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Tom Krasovic

Chargers | Keenan Allen misses practice

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 16:36:39 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hip) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 22.

Fantasy Tip: Allen's ($7,200, 14.4% of cap) status for the Week 7 game against the Oakland Raiders is uncertain, so owners should monitor his situation over the weekend. Allen would be a good starting option if he is active for the game, but owners should look for a backup in case Allen is ruled out.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Chargers | Keenan Allen doesn't practice

Wed, 21 Oct 2015 12:22:31 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hip) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 21. Allen did not return after leaving the Chargers' Week 6 game versus the Green Bay Packers.

Fantasy Tip: Allen's status is up in the air at this point. If he continues to be absent from practice, he could be ruled out this weekend. Malcom Floyd ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) would make a nice value pick on FantasyScore if Allen is sidelined.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Tom Krasovic

Chargers | Keenan Allen off to historic start

Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:14:26 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen's 201 catches through his first 35 games are the most ever by a Charger. His 2,430 receiving yards over that span rank fourth in team history.

Fantasy Tip: Allen has three games of double-digit receptions so far this year. He also already has over 600 receiving yards and three touchdowns. As long as he can stay on the field he's an unquestioned WR1 going forward.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chargers.com - Ricky Henne

Chargers | Keenan Allen should be fine

Mon, 19 Oct 2015 16:37:34 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hip) suffered a hip sprain during the team's Week 6 game but should be able to play in the Week 7 game against the Oakland Raiders.

Fantasy Tip: Allen is coming off a tremendous Week 6 performance when he caught 14 of his 15 targets for 157 yards. Owners will need to monitor his practice performance to see if he suffers any setbacks. Allen should be a terrific starting option for owners if he is active because of the favorable matchup.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Chargers | Keenan Allen has hip flexor injury

Mon, 19 Oct 2015 09:40:32 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hip) suffered a hip flexor injury in the Week 6 game against the Green Bay Packers and will be tested more Monday, Oct. 19, according to a source. Allen doesn't think his injury is very serious, though. Allen finished with 14 catches for 157 yards but missed all of the fourth quarter.

Fantasy Tip: Allen is a must-start fantasy weapon when he's healthy, as he's often Philip Rivers' favorite target on the field, especially when the Bolts are in comeback mode. Keep an eye on Allen's status during practice this week, but if he's healthy enough to play in Week 7 against the Oakland Raiders, he's a fine option in daily games like FantasyScore.

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Chargers | Keenan Allen returns, leaves again

Sun, 18 Oct 2015 18:13:54 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hip) was able to return in the second half of the Week 6 game against the Green Bay Packers, but he left again in the fourth quarter due to his hip injury.

Fantasy Tip: Before leaving Allen ($7,100, 14.2% of cap) rolled up 14 receptions for 157 yards, and he just missed a touchdown at the end of the first half when his played was reviewed and it was determined he was down at the one-foot line. He fell one short of a franchise record for catches in a game. If he is healthy, he is a strong FantasyScore play going forward depending on the matchups, as he gets plenty of short and intermediate targets and then turns them up for nice yardage.

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Chargers | Keenan Allen leaves briefly

Sun, 18 Oct 2015 15:55:09 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury in the third quarter of the Week 6 game against the Green Bay Packers. He was taken to the locker room for evaluation, and was then able to return after missing a handful of plays.

Fantasy Tip: Before leaving, Allen unofficially had 14 receptions for 157 yards. He was killing it for FantasyScore players and those others in PPR fantasy formats before departing.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Red Zone - Scott Hanson

Chargers | Keenan Allen limited to six grabs

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 22:10:40 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen had six receptions for 57 yards in the Week 5 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday, Oct. 12. He was targeted 10 times.

Fantasy Tip: Allen ($7,100, 14.2% of cap) was mostly ignored in the first half, and the Chargers offense struggled. When they went back to what was working more, targeting Allen, the offense flourished. The return of Antonio Gates means less ball to go around in San Diego for the receivers, but there is still plenty left for Allen to get his catches and yards. He remains a strong FantasyScore option.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Chargers | Keenan Allen has huge game

Sun, 27 Sep 2015 19:13:49 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen had 12 catches for 133 yards and two touchdowns In a 31-14 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3.

Fantasy Tip: Allen ($6,400, 12.8% of cap) has sandwiched two monster games between a dud, but he appears to be the go-to option in the passing game. With the running game struggling behind a banged up line, Allen should continue to see enough looks to deserve weekly consideration at FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Chargers | Keenan Allen expected to be returner

Sat, 19 Sep 2015 07:11:24 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen is expected to be the kick returner for the team against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2 since WR Jacoby Jones (ankle) is listed as doubtful for the game.

Fantasy Tip: Allen's ($6,800, 13.6% of cap) offensive role should not change with his additional duties and likely will continue to be the No. 1 receiver. He had an outstanding Week 1 performance and should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Eric D. Williams

Chargers | Keenan Allen facing different test

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 14:12:50 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen and the Chargers will face off against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2. Allen will have a harder time producing the way he did last week when he caught 15 passes for 166 yards, according to teammate FS Eric Weddle. "Keenan's going to go against different corners, better corners, a different scheme," Weddle said. "I'll be surprised if he has that type of game next week, just because of the defense we're playing against, [the] coach, and they see what [Allen] likes to do. They're going to take away those routes."

Fantasy Tip: Allen ($6,800, 13.6% of cap) was certainly able to do whatever he wanted last week. That could turn out to be the best outing of his 2015 season. It's not that one should bench Allen this week, but he's not likely to duplicate his Week 1 performance.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Tom Krasovic

Chargers | Keenan Allen ties team record

Sun, 13 Sep 2015 19:03:26 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen tied a team record with 15 catches for 166 yards in a 33-28 win over the Detroit Lions Sunday, Sept. 13.

Fantasy Tip: After regressing last year in his second season, Allen ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) was unstoppable in the season opener. If he continues to be the go-to option in the passing game, he needs to be a weekly starter at FantasyScore.

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Chargers | Keenan Allen having best camp?

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:34:55 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen has had the best training camp of his short career so far, according to QB Philip Rivers.

Fantasy Tip: If Allen can keep up the performance he's had this offseason and continues to build his rapport with Rivers, he could be in for a career year. He may even see a bit of an increased workload with Antonio Gates out the first four weeks of the season. He's easily in the WR2 conversation right now.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Chargers | Keenan Allen talks Philip Rivers

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:54:02 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen thinks he has developed a better chemistry with QB Philip Rivers this offseason. "You can look at the coverage, and you kind of know what Phil likes to throw in the play call we have and the coverage they're giving us," Allen said. "Just knowing that helps a lot."

Fantasy Tip: If Allen's words come to fruition, it could be a career year for Allen. He should be Rivers' top target at least until Antonio Gates returns from his four-game suspension, and perhaps even after that. It sounds like Allen is in for a solid year if he can stay healthy. Draft him as a WR2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Chargers | Keenan Allen taking day off

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 10:17:05 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen is not taking part in any drills at practice Tuesday, Aug. 11, and it's likely a maintenance day for him after a strong practice Monday, Aug. 10.

Fantasy Tip: After a disappointing sophomore season, Allen will come at a nice value in 2015, and he could be an excellent sleeper option in the Chargers offense with Eddie Royal no longer around. Without Antonio Gates for the first four weeks, too, Allen could really come out of the gates strong.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jason La Canfora

Chargers | Keenan Allen playing well, feeling well

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 20:32:51 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen lined up all over the field in training camp Wednesday, Aug. 5, catching a fade route over CB Jason Verrett in the end zone and adding two long catches, both with considerable yards after the catch. "I didn't feel tired at all today or yesterday or when we did the conditioning test," Allen said last week. "Just being able to run and not be fatigued, I don't have to think about anything but run and catch the ball."

Fantasy Tip: Allen had a disappointing sophomore campaign, but he lost weight this offseason and could be primed for a rebound. Consider him a WR3 with upside for 2015.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Chargers | Keenan Allen overlooked in red zone

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:53:06 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen's red zone targets fell from 19 in 2013 to 12 last year, and he caught just 18 passes that went at least 10 yards through the air a year ago compared to 29 in 2013.

Fantasy Tip: Allen was one of the bigger fantasy disappointments last year, but he showed too much promise as a rookie to write off. The suspension of Antonio Gates could result in a much faster start for Allen in 2015, and you should feel comfortable drafting him as a high-end WR3.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Marcas Grant

Chargers | Keenan Allen losing weight

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:15:30 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen said he's been losing weight in order to play faster this season.

Fantasy Tip: Allen only managed 783 yards and 4 touchdowns in his second year. He didn't see a lot separation from defenders, which is the reason why he's trying to become faster. Encouragingly, Allen was targeted 121 times and caught 77 passes in 2014, both up from his rookie campaign. If he can get closer to his rookie numbers, he could end up as a WR2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Eric D. Williams

Chargers | Keenan Allen embracing leadership

Wed, 27 May 2015 17:17:54 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen is the second longest tenured wide receiver on the team, other than WR Malcom Floyd. "Hopefully I can take on a leader role along with Malcom. Hopefully I can help the new guys build a connection with Philip (Rivers) and understand the playbook. I'm helping them with the new terminology, and picking up on the words and the lingo. Even though they may have been in similar systems, I'm helping them with the splits and where Phil wants it to be. I've grown a lot since I first came here. I don't press as much as I used to. I am under control. It is only two years, but I've definitely grown a lot." Allen expects to work out of the slot a lot more in 2015.

Fantasy Tip: Allen is holding himself to the high standards he set in his rookie season, and he hopes to put last season's slightly disappointing campaign behind him. Allen will be a bit of a sleeper entering 2015 drafts, and he has the skills and the role to be a draft-day steal.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chargers.com - Ricky Henne

Chargers | Keenan Allen to see more slot time

Sun, 05 Apr 2015 23:39:46 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen will likely see more time in the slot in 2015.

Fantasy Tip: Allen had six more receptions last season, but his 783 yards and four touchdowns fell way short his rookie breakout season totals. Allen's usage in the slot will allow him to be used on more intermediate routes to rack up more yards before contact. Allen is a low-end WR2 with upside.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Eric D. Williams

Chargers | Jacoby Jones to be kick returner

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:48:34 -0800

San Diego Chargers WR Jacoby Jones will primarily serve as the team's kick returner in 2015, but he can also serve a complementary role in the receiving game. The Chargers averaged just 22.2 yards per kick return in 2014 (ranked 22nd in the league) and 8.8 yards per punt return (No. 16 in the league). Jones averaged 10.1 yards per punt return and 27.4 yards per kick return for the Baltimore Ravens in 2014. Jones' signing will allow WRs Keenan Allen and Eddie Royal to focus on receiving duties. The signing could also mean that SD could move on from Royal, who will be an unrestricted free agent next week.

Fantasy Tip: Jones had just nine catches for 131 yards and no touchdowns in Baltimore last year, so he shouldn't be on the radar of any fantasy football owners in 2015. However, his presence in SD could make their defense/special teams unit a bit more attractive.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Eric D. Williams

Chargers | Keenan Allen will not play

Sun, 28 Dec 2014 09:10:05 -0800

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (collarbone) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 17 game.

Fantasy Tip: Eddie Royal probably will receive more playing time with Allen out of the lineup. Royal could be a flex option for some owners, but owners on FantasyScore should be able to find better options to use.

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Chargers | Week 17 Inactives

Sun, 28 Dec 2014 08:57:42 -0800

The San Diego Chargers have declared OG Chris Watt, LB Cordarro Law, DL Damion Square, CB Greg Ducre, WR Keenan Allen, DL Ryan Carrethers, RB Ryan Mathews inactive for Week 17.

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Chargers | Mike Scifres likely heading to IR

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:13:21 -0800

San Diego Chargers P Mike Scifres (shoulder) is progressing well from clavicle surgery but will likely be placed on the Reserve/Injured list because the team wants to keep WR Keenan Allen (ankle, shoulder) and RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) on the active roster.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Alex Marvez

Chargers | Keenan Allen doubtful

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 14:38:37 -0800

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (ankle, shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 26, and is doubtful for Week 17.

Fantasy Tip: Even if Allen does play this week, he should not be started in FantasyScore contests this week as he may not be close to full strength. If you are planning on using him, check back to confirm he is active before putting him in your lineup.

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Chargers | Keenan Allen doesn't practice

Thu, 25 Dec 2014 13:40:56 -0800

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (ankle, shoulder) did not take part in practice Thursday, Dec. 25. The Chargers did not practice Thursday, so this is an estimation.

Fantasy Tip: The Chargers need to win the season finale for a shot at the playoffs, so expect Allen to do everything in his power to play. However, he is likely an unadvised FantasyScore play in Week 17. Check back for his official injury designation.

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Chargers | No practice for Keenan Allen

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 15:15:52 -0800

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (ankle, shoulder) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Dec. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Allen's status for the regular season finale will be more clear Friday when the official injury report is revealed. The Chargers need all hands on deck, so Allen will likely do all he can to play. Still, FantasyScore owners might be taking a big risk, so start him at your own peril even if he is deemed ready.

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Chargers | Keenan Allen sits

Tue, 23 Dec 2014 12:29:39 -0800

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (shoulder) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Dec. 23.

Fantasy Tip: Allen will cost $5,555 in FantasyScore this week. You will have to keep an eye on his practice status before you commit to putting him in your lineup though.

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Chargers | Keenan Allen, Ryan Mathews could return

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:34:12 -0800

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (shoulder, ankle) and RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) could return to the lineup for Week 17 against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to head coach Mike McCoy. Mathews has missed the last two games with a severe ankle sprain, and he hasn't practiced at all since his injury.

Fantasy Tip: Allen and Mathews will both be worth $5,555 at FantasyScore if they play. Running with either of them for your daily lineups will be a pretty big gamble if they're active, though. Eddie Royal ($5,555) and Malcom Floyd ($5,555) could be midrange flex plays against the Chiefs.

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Chargers | Keenan Allen sitting out

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:15:56 -0800

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (collarbone) is inactive Saturday, Dec. 20, for Week 16.

Fantasy Tip: Eddie Royal ($3,100; 6.2% of your cap) is an attractive flyer on FantasyScore.

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