This wasn’t new.
It was more like renewed.
Allen had a career game Sunday in the Chargers season-opening 33-28 victory over the Detroit Lions. His 15 receptions tied Kellen Winslow for most in franchise history. Allen’s 166 yards were the most in his young career. He caught all but two of the passes thrown his way. He made one-handed grabs, leaped for balls, turned back across his body.
Allen in 2013 became the 12th rookie in the modern era (since 1970) to have 1,000 receiving yards. That doesn’t happen by accident. He followed that season of 77 catches for 1,046 yards and eight touchdowns with 77 receptions for 783 yards and four TDs in 2014. Fantasy owners have been disappointed with Allen since his rookie year, but this could be a sign he's getting back to form and could provide owners with a ton of value for where they took him in drafts.