Over the past two seasons, Allen has averaged 6.2 receptions (on 9.3 targets) for 81 yards and 0.38 touchdowns per game. That’s low-end WR1 production, which is where he’s being drafted. Expect more of the same out of Allen in 2019.
Chargers’ WR Keenan Allen suffered an ankle injury at practice this week that is not considered serious but could knock him out of the Chargers’ remaining three preseason games, per a league source. Allen is expected back for the regular-season opener, per source.
The question still lingering is just how severe Keenan Allen's ankle injury is. If it is a high-ankle sprain, the three weeks until Week 1 would probably have Allen questionable to play, but if the team is just being cautious by holding him out of preseason games after a minor ankle injury, that would be better for his early fantasy prospects. His return to practice may be our only sign on his health, so keep an eye out.
LAC WR Keenan Allen - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 2 at Detroit Lions
Keenan Allen absolutely crushed the Colts in Week 1. He finished as the Half PPR WR9 with 22.3 fantasy points. Allen had eight receptions on 10 targets, 123 yards, one touchdown, 29% of the team targets, and 50% of the team air yards.
Philip Rivers has a history of attempting short, high percentage passes to slot receivers and the trend continued into Week 1. Rivers finished with the tenth lowest average depth of target, per NFL Next Gen Stats. Additionally, the Lions defense gave up 145 combined receiving yards to Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk who played primarily out of the slot. Allen is the main slot receiver for the Chargers and can act as a release valve for Rivers when he is under pressure. 4for4 rankings expert John Paulsen has Allen ranked as the Half PPR WR8 and he gains value in full PPR leagues. He is a must-start in all league formats.